Saturday, April 27, 2013
It was all wigs and Jersey Couture glamour as I made an appearance at the spectacular Birthday Bash of Rita Knight at Amanda's Hide-A-Way at the Pleasure P&L Lounge in South Hackensack, New Jersey on April 27th. It happened at the largest and most exciting weekly party in Garden State for M2F Transgendered Ladies and their friends and admirers. Rita is a dear friend who is known for her many impersonations of Mae West, Cruella DeVil, Poison Ivy, Lady Joker and many renditions of brightly colorful, big-haired divas! The huge crowd was treated to a hilarious special performance by "Queen of Green" Hedda Lettuce! Cross-Dressers, Drag Queens, Trans-Ladies, and friends from the Jersey Shore to the George Washington Bridge and beyond, all had a blast celebrating the Birthday of our outrageous diva comrade Rita Knight!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I had a fantastic time making my appearance at the International Fashionistas Spring issue edition Launch Party with a fierce Fashion Show by Mercura Sunglasses. It was an exciting, chic and glamorous happening that celebrated the Spring edition of International Fashionistas, the style journal that is taking the fashion world by storm, both here in New York and overseas. The event took place on April 17 at Toshi's Living Room and Penthouse located in the trendy Flatiron Boutique Hotel, 9 West 26th Street, New York City and hosted by founder Elle Madrona and actress and Millennium magazine spokesmodel Amanda Greer. Special guests included "Fashionista of the Month" author and life-coach Susan Korwin and NYC Socialite Eric Andrew. I had a blast with photographer Rob Ordonez, models Alex Jimenez, Daniel Coppella, Alexa Nicole, Television hostess Cognac Wellerlane and so many others in the Fashion and Media industries.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Pick out a copy of the current issue of Time OUT New York magazine with a pretty picture of the Lady Clover Honey. I'm so happy to have my image be included in an article about the most fabulous fundraiser, the Night of a Thousand Gowns, held recently at The Hilton New York in Midtown Manhattan. The photo was snapped by the gorgeous and talented event/nightlife photographer Michael Alexander. Not only did everyone have a fabulous time, but the Imperial Court of NY raised much needed funds for for two community charities, GMHC and GLAAD.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Imperial Court of New York's annual Night of a Thousand Gowns Gala, held on April 6th, raised funds for GMHC and GLAAD with more heels, sequins, beads, jewels and lipstick than any La Cage revival! The drag charity ball, held in the Hilton Broadway Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan, crowned the town's new reigning monarchs, Emperor Wen-Dee Bouvier Pinkhouse, the Rock 'n' Roll Emperor of Peace, Love, Unity and Respect and Empress Gracie Steeles, the Stiletto Heeled Jersey Girl Empress. The gala featured performances by Taylor Dane (Tell It To My Heart) and RuPaul's All Star's Champion Chad Michaels as "Cher". Elvis Duran, award winning host of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show was honored with an Imperial Diamond Award. Actor and GLAAD Spokesperson Wilson Cruz (Coffee Date, My So-Called Life) was honored with a Knighthood! I was so thrilled to be a part of the evening having a glittering time on and off the red carpet with Wilson, Elvis and Gerald McCullouch (CBS' CSI-Crime Scene Investigation), Jed Ryan (Mr. Rawhide), Rod Ordonez (Mr. Paddles), a Direwolf from HBO's Game of Thrones, recording artist Adam Barta, artist Tracy Von Becker, videographer Francis Legge, Anu Singh, Leslie Lohman Art Museum Director Jerry Kajpust, fashion designer Geary Marcello (Foxxy Face Couture) promoters Jamie T Ranieri and Mark Schulte, photographers Jason Russo (Hey Mr Jason) and Andrew Werner courtiers Johnny Luckie, Audra Foxx, Michael JC Anderson, Billie Little, Florent Agier and many other regal, royal and fabulous friends!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Charity was never so fashionable! On April 2nd, it was national Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. One Sandwich at a Time took the opportunity to bring us their most successful event so far. On April 5th, luminaries from the Art, Fashion, Performance, Bear, Drag and Leather communities all got together to raise funds and make sandwiches for the hungry and homeless of NYC. The event took place at The LGBT Community Center of NYC and was hosted by celebrity/fashion photographer Rob Ordonez (aka Mr. Paddles 2013). The happening featured a fashion show with creations by designer Geary Marcello (Foxxy Face Couture) with musical performances by recording artist Lovari and and parody performer Bear-Donna. I also gave a performance, live singing "Hanky Panky" while being paddled by Ordonez. When you have access to the reigning Mr. Paddles, you take advantage! I think I enjoyed myself a little too much! I had a great time with Jed Ryan (Mr. Rawhide), fashion designer Marco Santaniello, artist Will Chiapella, artist Carmine Santaniello, author/stylist Susan Korwin, photographer Steven Molofsky, model Sarah McKenna Bohannon, model Monica Lauren and many others!
photo credit: Richard Alicia, Jed Ryan
Sunday, March 31, 2013
In my Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it, I felt like one of most grandest Ladies in the Easter Parade. We were "all in clover" as we celebrated the holiday of Springtime and Rebirth at New York City's annual Easter Parade, an exciting spectacle to see and be seen in. I made my appearance with comrads from Jerseylicious and ran into some people from Real Housewives of New York. For over a hundred years, Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is closed for vehicle traffic from 48th Street to 57th Street for people to strut their stuff, showing off their Easter ensembles and headgear. From the glamorous to the outrageous, thousands of people commemorated the festivity with fierce fashion and tons of fun!
Friday, March 22, 2013
I had the most sizzling of times making my appearance at The Hookies - International Escort Awards. The Hookies, presented by Rentboy.com and part of the yearly BPX: Black Party Expo, celebrate and honor the best in Adult Male Erotica and Entertainment. The grand soiree took place at the legendary Roseland Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on March 22nd. The hottest Male XXX celebrities from around the world were all gathered under one roof, making an unforgettable, exciting evening none of us will ever forget! Michael Musto (Village Voice), Frankie C (Odyssey magazine), comedian Robbyne Kaamil, Robin Byrd, RuPaul's Drag Race Champion Sharon Needles, Photographers Dick Mitchell and Jason Russo, boylesque star Go-go Harder, Anu Singh, Gio Dell and so many others all had the steamiest evening with me!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I had a wonderful time performing and co-hosting a glamorous gala to benefit a The LGBTQ Community Services Center of The Bronx called Valentine's Vamp. The Soiree was postponed after the Valentine's weekend snow storm, but we still had the spirit of Love and Romance in March. The event featured dancing and music by DJs Michael Hades and Steve Sidewalk, live entertainment and a sizzling Bachelor auction! The entertainers included recording artist Lovari, Tym Moss (of Artists Exposed radio show), pop artist, singer, TV host PVaz, Spicky Hilton, Athena Reich, Andrea Alton (as Molly Equality Dykeman), L'Tifah Tigress, Sissy Van Dyke and more! There were also special appearances by recording artist Ari Gold, Jason Hellinger (Inked magazine) photographer Rob Ordonez (aka "Mr. Paddles"), fashion designer Geary Marcello (Foxxy Face Couture), Eddie Berto (aka "Mr. Metro-Cub"), actor Taylor, Peter Frank and more! The gala evening took place at Club Rebel, 251 West 30th Street, New York City on March 23rd.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Check out the new issue of Get Out! magazine (issue #100, page 10) to see awesome photos by renowned celebrity/nightlife/event photographer Jason Russo (Hey Mister Jason) at the 20th annual GLBT Business Expo at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City. There are two exciting images of the Lady Clover Honey in her retro fuchsia-orange print Pucci gown with white hat and black boa. One picture is on the main-stage with sister divas Destiny Divine, Ron B. (as "Tina") and Transsexual icon Amanda Lepore. The other is with other is with male model and mega-hunk Gio Dell.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I was thrilled and honored to be performing and to be co-hosting the talent Main-stage of the 20th annual Original GLBT Business Expo at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City. The Expo is America's most recognized GLBT Event held in the heart of New York. It features amazing talent that I was so happy to Emcee the stage with Carmella Cann, Destiny Divine and Ron B. as "Tina". The Main-stage was presented by Kurfew and included the amazing talents of recording artists Lovari, Jade Starling, Aris, Josh Zuckerman, the ultra-glam Amanda Lepore and others There was also sizzling men's fashion and underwear runway shows. For 20 years, the Expo with its exhibitors, sponsors, performers and attendees, has been going strong and providing valuable networking, support and exposure for GLBT-owned and GLBT-friendly businesses and community organizations.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I was so happy to be part of the 13th annual St. Pat's for All parade in Sunnyside and Woodside Queens on March 3rd. The St. Pat's for All Parade celebrates the diversity of the Celtic, Irish and Irish-American communities of New York City. The parade, first held in 2000, cherishes and celebrates an inclusive St. Patrick's season. The St. Pat's for All parade was created in response to the shameful organizers of the NYC 5th Avenue St. Patrick's parade excluding Irish GLBT organizations. The St. Pat's for All parade embraces the theme of "cherishing ALL the children of the nation equally" taken from the Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic. I had a blast meeting the Irish residents and marching in the parade with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, NYC Comptroller John Liu, NYC Council Members Danny Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer, GLBT Liaison to Governor Cuomo - Erik Bottcher, Gerard Mawn of Staten Island Pride, members of the NYC Police fraternity GOAL (Gay Officers Action League), Brendon Fay of the NYC Irish Arts Center, male supermodel Ronnie Kroell, Michael Mallon, Sebastian Maguire, Chap James Day and many others! It was all green beer, corned beef, green bagels, bagpipes, leprechauns, puppets, dancing, laughing and loads of fun!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Photo Credit (HMJ): Jason Russo (HeyMrJason Photography)