Monday, February 28, 2011

AMAZING monthly jazz night in midtown

It's no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE any event that requires a costume, but Club Wit's End monthly jazz party at Flutes Champagne bar in midtown is one of the best theme parties I've been to in New York.

Anne, Jason and Trey and I arrived wondering if (as usual) we would be a tad over-dressed and over zealous...but much to our suprise the entire speak-easy style lounge looked like we had been transported to a different era. The gentlmen all sported bowties and tuxes while the ladies had the fiercest furs and headpieces ive ever seen under one roof!

they have dance lessons cooresponding to the month's theme at 8:30- this month was the charleston, next month will be tap to celebrate Fred Astaire :)

This Saturday was Academy Award themed so they also hosted a costume contest which I won with my handcrafted pearly ensemble !!

April is rumored to be Marlene Dietrich month (perfect for Anne!)

Check it out at:

Next party:

Saturday March 26th 7pm-Midnight
Flutes Champagne Bar Midtown
205 West 54th Street, New York City
Tel. 212.265.5169

Burlesque Benefit Show: update :)

The Burlesque Benefit Show at Don Hills on Friday was super fun- all the performers were amazing and I was so happy with the costumes :)

Lady Chardonnay and Kiki looked great in Playboy!

and in the Elvis costumes i made especially for their show:

check out Lady Chardonnay and Pink Champagne's classes, as well as upcoming performances here:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Eye Patches- the new fashion accessory for Spring?

God, I hope so! So after a crazy eye injury wednesday night -
I literally sprang out of bed at 2:30 AM from a dream that a crazy b*tch in a forrest stabbed me with a shard of glass, only to find out the pain remained (Freddy Kruger victim-style) and my eye was insanely red, swollen and tearing...

Anne made me go the hosital- another drama in itself as apparently 3am is crackhead o'clock at Beth Israel (the gentleman next to us with his fly down begged for Tuna and Viagra from a nurse) I didn't need either, just for someone to look at my eye. Hours later we gave up and went home, only to return to a dr the next morning. I was diagnosed with a Corneal Abrasion and given prescription drops... but I was also told not to wear eye makeup for 48 hrs- Egads!

With several upcoming events I've done some research...namely, googling "sexy eyepatch" here is what i've found:

Burlesque Legand Miss Astrid- j'dore

Kill Bill's hottie Elle Driver

and of course her MADGE-sty- (the queen still does it best! )

I've crafted the below for emergency use with a Duane Reade medical patch and swarovski crystals :)

Burlesque Benefit Show TONIGHT!!

Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp and Paper Dolls present:
'A Night to Remember'
Tonight Friday 2/25
Don Hills
51 Greenwich St (greenwich and spring st)
Doors Open at 830- show at 930
10 donation benefitting Lymphoma Research

Come support a great cause as the Playboy Design team has donated a gift bag of lingerie and other fun Playboy product for the shows raffle and the costumes for the Pink Chardonnays and Kiki are designed by ME :)

Cruise to Nowhere

This may be on the best and cheesiest date idea we've ever come up with! In a constant strive to discover new and innovative date venues, this valentine's weekend Anne and I boarded Norwegian Gem's "Cruise To Nowhere". The cruise ship, which can hold up to 2,394 passengers takes off from a mid town pier (boarding available from 12pm onward on the departure date) and returns the following morning.

for those of you who want all the crazy kitchy perks of a cruise (including a bowling alley, casino, arcade, theater, duty free shopping and unlimited food all under one gigantic roof) but don't think you could handle an actual long term version - this is for you....

Cheaper than a five star hotel and surprisingly fun- Anne and I highly recommend it.

Anne even caved and gave into the "bucket 'o' beer" at the end of the night

Check it out here:

Surprising perks:
+all amentites (including hot tubs) are open year round
+you can literally take your cocktail anywhere- whether you're lounging in a jacuzzi or playing at the arcade

Some downers:
+the restaraunts are not open for lunch or breakfast so you have to go to the buffet like cattle- i would recommend packing some snacks
+alcohol is not included so this is where you'll spend most of your $$- although prices are still more reasonable than manhattan bars :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Marc Jacobs Playboy tees for Valentines Day

Awesome last minute V-day gift!!!

Marc Jacobs collaborated with Playboy to create 3 T-shirt styles with 100% of profits going to
Designers against Aids! The limited edition tees will be for sale for
35$ each in the Marc by Marc Jacobs stores in New York during New York
Fashion Week, starting Friday February 11th.

Marc Jacobs wrote earlier today: Just wanted to let you know about our
latest windows at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store (403 Bleecker Street,
NY). In collaboration with Playboy, we are featuring a Playboy themed
photo window which goes along with the collector's book set, Hugh
Hefner's Playboy, 6 Volumes, for sale at Bookmarc (400 Bleecker
Street, NY). Starting Friday, February 11th through the 18th,
customers will be able to get their photo taken with Playboy bunnies
in the window of our store, and will receive free prints. In addition,
we are also supporting Designers Against AIDS, through the sales of
new Marc Jacobs + Playboy T-shirts. The 3 T-shirt designs retail for
$35 each, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the charity.

For more info, see