Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lipstick Legends and Classic Disco

What an amazing night I had celebrating the release of dear friend Angela Bowie's new book, "Lipstick Legends" and the birthday of fabulous promoter Jamie T. Ranieri aka Fruit Fli.  We danced the night away to classic disco beats at Sunday Night Fever, a special soiree at Splash, 50 W. 17th Street, New York City, hosted by the amazing Randy Jones, American Music Award winner and original Cowboy of the Village People.  Angela is known as the ex-wife of rock icon David Bowie and the alleged inspiration of the Rolling Stones' hit "Angie" but she's also an impressive writer.  In "Lipstick Legends" she writes about how music and fashion of the late 60s/early 70s changed the pathway of human sexuality. For the first time ever, it was suddenly chic to by Gay or Bisexual and to explore Androgyny and alternative Gender expression. This was largely thanks to the renegade styles of male rock stars who started wearing makeup, flashy unisex clothes and long hair.