Indulge in an afternoon delight with this burlesque brunch spectacular! Enjoy an all-star burlesque show featuring NYC’s finest purveyors of the strip tease, including ANGIE PONTANI, DIRTY MARTINI, HELEN PONTANI, JO “BOOBS” WELDON, JULIE ATLAS MUZ, LITTLE BROOKLYN, PEEKABOO POINTE, plus appearances from LAURA REBEL ANGEL and more, hosted by THE WORLD FAMOUS *BOB*! Plus take in a live fashion show featuring their latest designs on some of your favorite pin-up models from glamour gal designer Mode Merr! Outfitting every stylish siren from XXS – XXXL, you can even peruse Mode Merr’s on-site pop up boutique, where you can try on and purchase looks straight off the runway!
I will be modeling at this show and would love to see all of you there!
The amazing and talented graffiti artist/designer Indie 184 just recently had a solo exhibit called “Fantasy” at the TT-Underground gallery. As you all already know, I have been friends with Indie for a few years now (I have also modeled for her clothing line Kweenz Destroy) so I was stoked to see her and show my support. I almost didn’t make it because I was working late but thanks to my friend Lacuna, I made it just in time to see the exhibit. I would have felt terrible If I missed it, I have been anticipating this show since I saw the flyer! When I arrived I was blown away and so happy I made it. Indie has created a plethora of beautiful collaged art work inspired by her emotions, thoughts, and the powerful and glamorous golden girls of the 20th century. Many of the golden girls include a few of my favorites like Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget. Hedy Lamarr, Lucille Ball, Rita Hayworth, and even Katy Keene! As a powerful influence of our era and a golden girl herself, it makes sense that Indie would incorporate these women into her work. They all share something in common, they are all FIERCE! Indie used many mediums to create these paintings such as spraypaint, acrylic, enamel, plaster, glitter, stencil and paper on canvas proving that she is artisically versatile. This show was totally up my ally and I definitely enjoyed every second of it. If you didn’t make it to Indie’s solo show “Fantasy” at the TT-underground gallery, don’t fret, I’ve taken photos of her pieces here!
Thanks to my good friends over at D&J Vintage, I was able to attend the Manhattan Vintage show with my momma. I went almost a year ago and have been hooked ever since! Though the prices are a bit steep, you are always guaranteed to see great vintage pieces. I always leave with something every time I go and I never attend without my favorite shopping partner miss Mama Vandalizm. She enjoys it just as much as I do. I think this time was our best time at the MVS because we met some really great vintage dealers and got to support our friends from D&J Vintage who had their very own booth for the first time ever! I took many pictures and scoured through many different booths but some of them stood out to me more than most. I met some wonderfullllllll people who had such great personalities that matched their great eye for vintage picking. I went to MVS with no intentions of buying anything this time but ended up with some fascinating vintage pieces that are some of my best to date. Some of my best picks came from the “What was is Vintage” booth. My mother and I received such sweet hospitality and really loved Neal and Judy Bergman. They had exactly what I was looking for and I ended up with 4 great pieces from their booth. First I found an AMAZING brocade dress on their sale rack that fit me like a glove. Then, I found..not one, but TWO spectacular vintage bikinis that fit me perfectly at their booth. I have been searching for the perfect vintage bikini for such a long time, I mean YEARS. Finally I have something to bring with me to Viva next year! As if that was it, I also found a vintage 3 piece playsuit that fit me to the T! It was a quadruple whammy that I got 4 great finds at one booth! It really started off my day of with a smile. After that we went over to the D&J Vintage booth to see my favorite vintagers Jan’ell and D. They have a really great eye for vintage and I realized how amazing they were when I modeled for them a few months ago and saw their collection. I nearly died every time I modeled one of their pieces and wanted to take everything home with me. Rummaging through their racks I noticed some of the pieces I modeled, particularly this yellowish a-line neck tie dress. Needless to say, I ended up leaving with it because I remembered how it made me feel when I modeled it for their shop. I just had to have it and I can now add that to my favorite vintage finds which always end up coming from the D&J Etsy shop. I really adore them as much as I adore their vintage and I hope all of you who attended the show got to visit their booth! After that, I thought I was done. I swore I was done. That is until I stumbled upon the Algamated Vintage booth. My mom and I bought some great vintage pieces from them last year and this year I found an AMAZING dress that had a tribal animal print adorned with tiny sequins. I cannot WAIT to wear it. I have to say, the owners from Algamated are also always very sweet. They have vintage that is earlier than the 1940′s and in such great condition. On our way out I bumped into some familiar faces like Antonio and Sonya Abrego over at Dated Vintage who had an AWESOME Vintage varsity jacket. It was green, reversible, and had the name “Viv” on the front. It was perfect but I had already did my shopping for the day. After making my final lap around the pavilion I was done for the day till I fell in love with a fridge. Yup, my next investment . See photos inside of my favorite booths at the show! Continue reading →
Day 4 of my trip to Vegas for Viva Las Vegas was a very important one because my best friend Santiago had his very own booth at the car show. This was his first booth and we were soooo excited and nervous to see how thousands of the rockabilly community would embrace his beautiful works of art. The nervousness comes from the fact that Santiago’s work isn’t always exclusive to one culture/era, his work is a marriage of every thing that inspires him about history, fashion, art, and beauty. So a purist of rockabilly culture may not relate to the unconventional yet absolutely amazing art Santiago brings into existence. Alas, my mom and I were there to show our full support (although he didn’t need it!). This is the reason why we relate to each other so well as best friends. Though I may be absolutely in love with the rockabilly culture and be a purist in some ways or another, my style isn’t always conventionally rockabilly but a marriage of everything else that inspires me as well. Being able to mash and clash opposites, cultures, eras is an art within itself and with that said..I am so happy to say that Santiago’s art was well received (duh) and he was nearly cleared out of all his portraits. Lets not forget that this was also his FIRST debut of his new project “Hottie Rodz” where he transforms pinups into hot rods! I feel SO fortunate to be #1 of his soon to be collection and I was completely FLOORED when I saw this piece. He even gave me the Prada shoes I always wanted! People were going nuts asking if he had prints of the Hottie Rod as he debuted it on a giant canvas and there was a waiting list till now! Here is where you can buy the Hottie Rod #1 print of me. Santiago has such a huge fan base so it really was amazing to see how many people came just to meet him and have his work signed to them. It was even crazier that some of those people even came to see me and have his previous portraits signed by me as well! My mom and I were so happy for him. It was even more awesome that we were neighbored by the beautiful Lisa Love who also had a debut of her own with her gorgeous paper dolls by Nathalie Rattner and her husband Julian Mendoza who is an incredible artist. It is always nice to be surrounded by good people. Speaking of…Mom and I took a stroll around the awesome vendors and in the mix I ended up bumping into so many familiar faces! And there were also soooo many amazing cars. I swear, we didn’t see a car we didn’t like. It was an all-around great day full of so much love and awesomeness. See more inside! Continue reading →
This NYFW I was asked to be a part of the MADE Fashion Week Google+ hangouts for The Blonds fashion show and excitingly obliged! I am OBSESSED with The Blonds and their fierce designs of corsetry and their ability to make fashion fun and out of this world. This amazingly talented power couple from NY never fails to put on a great fashion show and I was so glad to attend this one. It literally made my entire NYFW as one of the best shows I have ever seen. For Fall 2013 Phillip and David gave us a KILLER collection inspired by classic Hollywood glamour meets Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcockwith straight jacket fur coats, trench coats adorned with knives, clear rain coats that were dripping with blood-colored diamonds, and screen prints of your favorite killers like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”. I was completely in awe of this collection and their wasn’t an outfit I didn’t like. The big hair, the red cat-eyes, the printed nails, and the horror made the inner goth in me jump for joy. This show screamed female empowerment and the models looked like glamorous murderers who fancied blood and diamonds. The finale featured Phillipe in a full body blood diamond encrusted body suit that started from his neck to his ankles cinched by his tiny little waist. I don’t think I know a more beautiful man as he glows every time I see him.photo by: Cool Hunting Project
I got to see it all, dressed in a perfect gothic galactic ensemble by Falguni and Shane. How fitting! I got a glimpse of the magic back stage before the show and got to see the characters who attended front and center. It was definitely full of exhibitionists who were just as anxious as I was to see the collection brought to life on the runway. After the runway was over I watched and listened as people spoke highly of the show, saying it was fantastic…because it was.. I was glad I got to express my opinion on the Google+ live scream along with my good friend Nubia. It was so much fun and I got to meet so many great people at Milk Studios. I am hoping that I get the opportunity to do it again next NYFW! Continue reading →
[Recording artist Mayra Veronica walking the runway in a new Bettie Page dress]
Hey loves! I know I have been MIA and totally delayed on a few posts but I have been battling a bad case of food poisoning for a few days and it has really set me back on things. I know many of you were worried but I am feeling much better now. Thank you so much for the well wishes<3
As most of you already know, Bettie Page Clothing just opened up a store here in NY on 303 Bowery. I was/am thrilled that they are now a part of my city and am so happy I got to be a part of their NYFW event. Finally, I bring to you, The Bettie on the Bowery Fashion show and perfume launch. And no, that snow storm didn’t stop us from putting on a good show! I was a little nervous that the storm would really put a damper on the event but was so delighted that the outcome was GREAT! The event was awesome, the models were adorable, the champagne was flowing, Chelsea Nenni was singing, and burly queen Tina Tassles was teasing!
I got to see it all as the blogger and model of the event. Me and the girls had so much fun getting our hair done by the talented hair stylists and MUA of Patricia field. It is nice to have people doll you up for a change and take a break from doing it yourself, especially when the stylists are so much fun! After that we had a quick rehearsal and just before you know it, it was SHOW TIME. Universal recording artist, Mayra Veronica, is the new spokesmodel for Bettie Page so she started and finished the show like a true veteran. We even walked the runway to one of her hit songs. The fashion show featured Bettie Page Clothing’s new collection that had crowds of girls taking their picks on the things they plan to purchase as soon as these pieces hit stores. We also got to sport some fabulous shoes courtesy of Ellie Shoes! There were two fashion shows that day and I was so happy that it went smoothly because many of us had beginners jitters. However, the models did such a great job and we all had such a great time! This wasn’t my first BPC runway show but I remember how nervous I was the first time I walked when I visited Mexico for the Bettie Page cruise. I have loved the owners of the brand ever since and am so excited I got to do it all over again here in NYC!
The icing on the cake was that so many of my readers (you all) showed up to the event and I am so happy I got to meet so many of you. It is really so amazing but no surprise to know that so many of you are so sweet, and that you all came, showed your support, and had a good ol time! I cannot wait till the next BPC event and hope to meet the rest of you!
This fashion week I kept it low-key by only attending just a few events. It feels like last fashion week was just yesterday! Damn, time really does fly..but for people like me, fashion week is every week. I don’t feel like I need a specific week during the year to allow myself to wear my craziest pieces, I just wear them anyway. Just a few days ago, I left work early to attend the Long Tran show in a Karen Millen dress. It wasn’t anything out of this world on the hanger but after trying it on the print and design of this dress spoke to me in volumes. It was only right that I add a pinch of darkness to it by sporting a sleek bun and a smokey eye. I love channeling my inner goth girl when I am not doing my signature pinup looks. That’s the beauty of not limiting yourself when it comes to fashion, your creativity is endless and you can become a chameleon. Speaking of reptiles …The print on my dress reminds me of crocodiles so I wore it with my vintage patent leather croc belt and Patricia field satchel. I also kept it comfy in some patent leather French Connection pumps. It was the perfect outfit as the theme of the Long Tran show was dark and edgy. The collection really reminded me of Tim Burton and everyone knows how much I LOVE TIM BURTON. There were trench coats/jackets with high collars, bold shoulders that defied gravity, and masks that turned models into monsters. I was glad to attend and show my support and had a fun time. Continue reading →
Hey everyone! As previously posted, Bettie Page Clothing just opened a shop in Soho and is having an amazing event to launch their new perfume and collection and you are ALL invited! There will be a runway show, prizes, celebrities, hors d’oevres, and music so aren’t you excited that you now have the perfect occasion to channel your inner 50′s pinup/sailor? If so, make sure you PRINT out this flyer for entry! This is your official ticket for the event, so be there or be a square! Good times guaranteed!
To kick off New York Fashion Week, The new Bettie Page Clothing store in soho is having an amazing event to launch their new perfume and collection and you are ALL invited! There will be a runway show, prizes, celebrities, hors d’oevres, and music so aren’t you excited that you now have the perfect occasion to channel your inner 50′s pinup/sailor? If so, be there or be a square! Good times guarenteed!