About Candy Darling

Candy Darling Make Up Tips

Look closely at the picture above and get some make up tips from Candy. And watch the trailer to the upcoming documentary about Ms Darling, including a short interview clip with John Waters.

She was baptized James Lawrence Slattery in 1944 but reinvented herself as Candy Darling in the late 1960s after leaving suburban Long Island for the streets of the West Village, a place in the back room at Max”™s Kansas City and a role as muse.

She hung out with artists like Andy Warhol and crossed paths with musicians like David Bowie. The filmmaker Paul Morrissey put her in two of his movies. Lou Reed wrote the Velvet Underground song “œCandy Says” with her in mind and included a verse about her in his “œWalk on the Wild Side.”

It was as a teenager in the summer of 1966 that Mr. Newton first met Candy Darling, a self-styled transgender glamour girl. (…) The two soon became friends and roommates, living together in Manhattan and Brooklyn until 1974, when she died of Hodgkin”™s lymphoma at 29.

(…) In 1997 his remembrance of his friend, “œMy Face for the World to See,” was published. And more recently he began working with others on a documentary, “œBeautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar,” which he said was scheduled to be shown in theaters and broadcast on the Sundance Channel near the end of this year.

More at NY Times via Lady Bunny

Earlier: Candy Darling Quotes

HoTnuTs HaXn

Hotnuts Ham Hocks

Saturday, February 28
The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W.
$5 cover, free in drag

Performance by M 27’s
Hosted by Mary Messhausen
DJs Jaime Sin and produzentin

We’re very excited about this months Hotnuts Ham Hocks. The M 27’s will have their stage premiere as a duo & Mary is preggers. Finally, I get to dj with Jaime again, after our December date didn’t happen (thanks Oprah).

Broken Embraces Teaser Trailer

Below are the first 30 seconds of the new Pedro Alomodovar movie, Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces). The film was shot in Madrid and Lanzarote last year, featuring Penelope Cruz and Rossy de Palma (yay!).
Premieres are scheduled for Spain in March, Germany in August, North America in November. Hopefully, we’ll get it a bit earlier in Toronto with the TIFF in September.

Earlier: From the set of Broken Embraces

Hats: An Anthology

Stephen Jones, the renowned milliner, has an anthology of his work coming up at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The show runs from February 24 to May 31.

For the occasion SJ has designed a paper hat. You can download the step-by-step instructions (pdf file) from the V&A website.

Watch the interview & documentary below. It’s brilliant, with behind the scenes in the workrooms and examples of his work done for Boy George, Visage, Princess Diana, Dior, Comme des Garcons, you name them.

Earlier: Stephen Jones perfume

Pink Kitty

Remember that you can never have enough pink beauty products. I believe there are over 5 million shades of pink out there, why not have them all?
When the Hello Kitty x Mac Cosmetics line was announced, I knew I had to get the most poppin’ colours. I guess Mariah already has the full line, she is such a Hello Kitty fan.

Pink Kitty Shet

Also watch the commercial below, where the model crawls through fluffy pink wormhole. Not sure what that will remind you off?

Easing into Family Day

We celebrated Family Day with a party in the gay village at Straight. Mary wore her amazing stuffed toy scarf and of course I was happy to wear a Mary dress. Margot did my make up and we were ready to go.

Between my dj sets Mary and I got acquainted with a couple of cute boys. However, we couldn’t decide on whom to start a family with, so we ended the night like we always do: eating. Yummy.

Thanks to the Eva Christina’s for inviting us over.
Check out the pictures (NSFW) after the jump.

Chopped & Skrewed: Proddy & Mary

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MMM in M on M

The Maison Martin Margiela exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp closed its doors at the beginning of February. Now, it seems to travel to Munich.

The show is going to be at the Haus der Kunst from March 20 to June 1: “in verschiedene sektionen unterteilt, gibt die präsentation einblick in die stilmittel und kreationen des “mmm” sie bewegen sich zwischen müll und märchen”. It doesn’t sound quite as funny in English: “the presentation provides an insight into “mmm” stylistic devices and creations; they shift between garbage and fairy tales”

I’m not sure why Munich has all the luck. Last October, they got the first German Margiela boutique on Maximillianstraße. Na dann, pfürti!

MMM MoMu Catalogue

Lollhouse

We watched the premiere of Dollhouse, the new TV series by Joss Whedon, he who created Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

The show centres around dolls or actives, who get their mind erased and a new personality imprinted before a new assignment. Echo, the main doll, develops a self-awareness in her wiped state. Might that get her in trouble?

The actives live in a hidden facility called the Dollhouse.

I really hope the Dollhouse turns into Lollhouse soon, a lesbian Dollhouse. There were glimpses of it in the first episode: Echo got a little close to her doctor. And at the end, she is rescued by an extra tough dyke colleague. Welcome to the Lollhouse!

Echo gets wiped
Echo gets wiped

Getting cheeky with the doc
Echo gets cheeky with the doc

Enter the butch dyke
Another doll, lets call her butch dyke, comes to Echo’s rescue

The Castro in the 70s

The fun East Village Boys has an excellent post about and by photographer Dan Nicoletta, a friend and photographer of Harvey Milk and the Castro of the 70s. Below are just three pictures out of many. Make sure to head over to evb.

Nicolatta

“(above right) Divine terrorizing the Trockadero Dance Club, October 29, 1978. He had just thrown an entire cake into the audience, nailing many, and was on his way to the other side of the stage to tear down the Trock”™s other white and silver faux palm trees. I guess he didn”™t like the decor. This was just after his starring role in John Water”™s, Female Trouble.”

uuuuuhhhh hot
Castro Street cruising, August, 1976

The recently released “œMilk: A Harvey Milk Pictorial Biography“, foreword by Armistead Maupin, introduction by Lance Black, the screenwriter of the film “œMILK”. It features many photographs by Dan Nicoletta.

(via omgblog)