Friday, February 26, 2010
There is no questions about it, we are reliving the 80's. I actually don't mind, I loved the era, I mean, I was just a kid, but the whole care free fashion experimentation and electronic music really helped a small town gay boy out, and I mean small...population-800!. It allowed me to express myself as an individual in a crap hole of a town! With a little help from Lady Gaga, the 80's are back. The sad sad economy I think motivates people to step out of the box, and express themselves through music, fashion and art. This helps to remove themselves from current issues, because after a while it just gets to be all too much. We need relief, we need to have a little fun, and just let it all go. I believe that the creative community introduces their best work during a time of crisis. Currently, people in general have just a little more time on their hands, this allows us to think more (or maybe not), create more, and opens up a space for inspiration...we all want to be inspired right now!! Anyway, yesterday's New York Times had a great article called "Going Gaga". The photographs in the article are great... NYC club kids, socialites, musicians and artists in their colorful getup's.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
One more night of Raven O at 45 Bleecker. I dragged my ass over to the lower east side last night and saw this tiny very fit girl boy perform his one (androgynous) man show. The boy with the tatted bod can definitely belt out a tune. During the hour and a half show the former Cirque Du Soleil Zumanity performer took the audience through his life with song and story-From his growing up in Hawaii to his prostitution and crack filled days in New York City. The show took off a little rocky, but as soon as he took his little jacket off, revealing skin, the little she boy loosened up. mmmm hmmmm...this is not for the little kids! 40 minutes into his act this damn former tranny ho had me in tears. Raven's jazzy rich vocals cracked during times from telling his story of his hard life on the streets of NYC, which in turn made the audience shift in their seats trying to hold back their own croc drops (crocodile tears). OOOOO The life of a former crack head ho...now at a theater near you!! If your in town March 2nd check out his last performance,if not for the main entertainment, at least for the crowd gazing. Raven-O packs a theater full of very stylish, sexy, socialite mass of peeps!
Friday, February 19, 2010
We say goodbye to Fashion Week (for now), and goodbye to the end of an era (for good). Bryant Park, the home to Fashion Week for the past 17 years will be moving it's tents to Lincoln Center. There has been talk of moving the three catwalks and the large white canvas structure to New York's home of Opera for quite some time now. Anna Wintour and the fashion world has been fighting against the park management's decision to relocate. But now, the park has finally taken back their grass, and has mowed over couture. But, you don't hear me complaining about this. The Lincoln Center is just a very short skip away from my apartment!! I'll have it all right on my doorstep. Anyway, on the last day of fashion week the supervisor that organizes the tent setup gave me the most amazing complete tour of the space. He took me behind the scenes, backstage, under the lighting booths, in the makeup areas, all of the VIP rooms, and to all three catwalks. I must say, the tents are much larger than what they seem. I ended the day with the the David Delfin and Trias shows. So for now, this is goodbye Fashion Week, But next season...Hellllooooooo next door neighbor!!
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Since Fashion Week is starting soon, I revisited some shots I took last year during the event and found these. Just warming up for what's to come in the next week. Tomorrow I'll post snippets of full ensembles from last years extravaganza!! The city's energy is shifting. I love that feeling, the days leading up to fashion week...magic!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Lately, I've been into bones, skulls, things with a sense of dark, but also aesthetically beautiful. These creations fit right into my cabinet of curiosities, and mystery. Theft of Light collection offered by Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons. I think I want one for myself. Hmmmm.. Fashion week is right around the corner!! I'll need something to wear.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
People ask me all the time if I miss Los Angeles. I do miss a lot of things about it, especially JF Chen's trove of whimsy and all things, well....primordial on Highland Ave. Check out 1stdibs article.