Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pets in Dresses, Men without Shirts

I was thrilled to be a part of an evening of glamor, couture and high fashion where the superstar models who sashayed down the runway wearing stylish outfits were dogs and other critters that included cats, ferrets, turtles, bearded dragons, rabbits, hamsters, a pet chicken named Lady Gaga and my new dear pet Rocky, a Russian tortoise, who recently followed my home from the NY Metro Reptile Expo.  The annual fashion event was called Wow Wow Ugarte Pet Fashion Gala and it took place at the Toyota Ballroom at 645 11th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City on 4/29/2017. The night showcased the original creations of pet fashion designer Kevin Ugarte who introduced his 2018 line that included casual wear, elegant evening wear and elaborate fantasy costumes. A highlight of the evening featured a bevy of muscular male physique models who, along with Ugarte, strutted the runway sans-shirts walking large dogs. This special treat was done to promote the Hunks for Hounds calendar that includes hot photos of the fellows and dogs and raises funds for Philadoptables, a pet adoption organization in Philadelphia PA. URBAN ANIMALS host Tony Sawicki took to the stage wearing an Arabian Nights costume and holding a 7 foot yellow albino snake named Balboa.  I had a blast with Summer Strand, Rich Johnson (The Dog Show), Stacey McCosky, Robbyne Kaamil, models Zamueth Sosa and Andrew Joseph and many others.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bonnets On! Easter Parade!

In my Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it, I felt like the most lovely Lady in the Easter Parade.  I loved celebrating Spring and Easter strutting down famous Fifth Avenue with all my dear friends at the traditional annual New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017.

 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Scottish Fun at Tartan Parade

I had a wonderful time celebrating my lineage with dear friend Ryan MacDougal Wolowski of Viacom MTV at the 19th annual New York Tartan Day Parade on April 8, 2017 on 6th Avenue in New York City.  It was tons of bagpipes, plaid and men in kilts at the event celebrates Scottish and Scottish-American culture and heritage.  We loved meeting the Grand Marshal of this year's march, Tommy Flanagan of the hit TV series Sons of Anarchy and the film Gladiator.  We also had a blast with our other Scottish friends including Rugby star Ken Brice, The Kilted Yogis and the Scottish Terriers and West Highland Terriers. 
 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Night of 1000 Gowns

It was an evening of glamour, elegance and FUN at the 31st Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns royal fundraiser at the Marriott Marquis Ballroom in Times Square, New York City on March 11, 2017.  The event, produced by The Imperial Court of New York,had Sir Ian McKellen as an honorary chair and Academy Award-Winning Dustin Lance Black (Milk) was the Diamond Award recipient.  There were special performances by Peppermint and Disco Diva Linda Clifford (If My Friends Could See Me Now). I had the best time ever with Ryan Wolowski (Viacom MTV), columnist Michael Musto, Olympic Ice Skating Champion Ron Schmalo, Andy Sween (Men's Fitness), author/actress Samara Riviera (Cinder Elle), Melissa Sklarz - Executive Director of TLDEF Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and many others.
 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tansgender Youth Rally in Jersey

In the wake of the Trump Administration withdrawing federal protections for transgender students, I was one of the thousands of activists will rallied in Jersey City on 2/26/2017 for the "most vulnerable" members of the community. 
President Donald Trump cruelty and viciously revoked federal guidelines that allowed Transgender students to use the restroom designated to the gender the identify within public schools.  The rally in Jersey City, held in partnership with Garden State Equality to "rise up" and "fight back" against the attack on Transgender youth.  More than one thousand gathered in the Newark Avenue pedestrian mall in Downtown Jersey City to protest the administration's actions.  "Trans youth, the most vulnerable in our community, are under attack," organizers reminded everyone. "In this time of uncertainty, we must continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our young people have a safe place to learn and grow into confident and educated adults."  Jersey City - which has been named the most diverse city in the nation - has been home to several similar rallies since the incompetent and immoral Trump was elected president.  At the rally were Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jersey City Council Member Jermaine Robinson, Jersey City Council Member Candice Osborne, Garden State Equality Executive Director Christian Fuscarino, Hudson Pride Connections Center Director Jonathan Lucas, Jersey City Pride director Michael Billy and many others. 




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NYC Fashion Week with Chulo Underwear

Celebrity Journalists Michael Musto and Mickey Boardman (Paper magazine)  know how to host an opening party!  I had the best time ever making an appearance and mingling with the beautiful male models as the slayed the runway in CHULO Underwear in a sexy official New York Fashion Week show and benefit fundraiser.  The soiree took place at Calligaris, 55 Thompson Street in Manhattan's Art District - SoHo in New York City on 2/15/2017. I had a blast with recording artists Lovari and Tym Moss, DJ Ian Ford, super-models Lony Pizzaro and Dillon Jackson, Photographer Jeff Eason, TV host Robin Byrd and many others,

Calligaris, the luxury and minimalist furniture brand from Italy, presented the official NYFW show for CHULO Underwear. Michael Musto and Mickey Boardman (the editorial director of Paper magazine) were celebrity hosts in a night dedicated to good people having a good time while doing good things for others. The night includes refreshments, music, great conversation, shopping, socializing, a silent auction, and lots of laughs.  Proceeds raised were donated to CITTA whose work brings health, education and economic development to women in impoverished regions. Additional proceeds will be donated to the community-based organizations with which the CHULO brand works—helping to educate and employ marginalized young people in New York City.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Oscar Fashions on Dogs

I had a wonderful time making an appearance as a Celebrity Judge at the annual Pup Scouts Red Carpet Gala Ball Oscar Tribute, where dogs take over the runway wearing recreations of gorgeous gowns that were seen on Celebrities and Movie Stars at awards ceremonies and in films.  I loved having fun with Carole Lawrence, the original Maria from Broadway's West Side Story, and she also starred as the title character from Broadway's Kiss of the Spider Woman, super model Victoria Ann and many others.  The doggie fashion soiree took place at 225 East 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan in New York City on 2/11/2016.
 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Italian Bathing Beauty Goddesses

Me and my friends from the Imperial Court had a wonderful time as Bathing Beauties and Roman Goddesses as part of a special show and fundraiser at the Italian Charities of America Hall at 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst Queens, New York on 1/29/2017.  Proceeds raised benefited the Tyler Clemente Foundation for anti-bullying.  I had a blast with Big Ang of Monaco, Demi Tass, Victoria Falls, Carmella, Francis Cisco, Madison Mansfield, Dominique St James, Alexis Flame, Chuletta Devine, Bella Noche, Summer Strand, Annemarie Licini-Paris, Andy, George and many others.

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Ball at Astoria World Manor

Imperial Court Post Holiday Ball at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd, Astoria Queens, New York. 1/8/17.