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TanSexual… practice safe sun!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Life has been a lot like a reality show lately. Actually life has been a reality show. My partner Joy and I have been working to create a revolutionary new tanning product with one of our favorite longstanding clients Derek Saathoff. Derek has been our client for a decade, he used to come to us when he was a model, back in the day when we had our tiny studio on the 2nd floor of 580 Broadway. Now Derek is a model manager and one of the stars of the logo reality hit “A-List NYC”. (Also known as “Real Housewives with Balls”). We are so excited about the new product, it embraces all of the great things that we have worked on over the past ten years – our ledgendry self- tanner with several cutting edge innovations. Derek is a gorgeous man, with an extremely high level of taste. We collaborated to come up with a product that was sexy, clean, undetectable as a “fake” tan. The spray, which is for at home use, incorporates hyaluronic acid for mega skin hydration and skin care. This is a tan that bronzes you and gives your skin an amazing treatment at the same time, working on moisturization and deep collagen building. TanSexual is a cult, New York City product – born in Soho – it is all about being well groomed, sexy, clean, polished, healthy – and keeping your skin safe and youthful – by keeping out of the sun. Our product is called “TanSexual”. This season the question to ask is “are you a TanSexual.”

To celebrate the upcoming launch of “TanSexual” – god only knows how we decided this was fitting – Derek has decided to allow me to train him to dance Boylesque in my show. This coming Friday (the 13th lord help us) we are having a revue at BLVD (199 Bowery by Prince Street) and Derek will be dancing with a hot group of guys we auditioned and recruited. The new group is called “Derek and the Glitterballs”.

Glam Rock, Pop Tart, Glitter Ball party

You probably don’t recognize me from this pic – but I am the one wearing the purple afro – next to me are Pink Champagne and Kiki. We are so excited for this show and for Derek’s debut. He and the Glitterballs will be dancing to a hot song from “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and I just know it is going to bring the house down. 2Xist have been kind enough to outfit the Glitterballs. The show starts at 9.30pm – please come by for this historic evening. I am so grateful for the wonderful dancers in this group, they are so talented, sexy, hot and fun. I have had a blast preparing this number. 

I am also crazy excited because I have 14 girls dancing their debut of a new Britney Spears revue – Go Pink Chardonnays!! I am also going to be dancing my Madonna number. This new troupe of Pink Chardonnays are GORGEOUS. You could not find 14 prettier, sassier girls. I can’t wait to be dancing with them on Friday night.


our "Vogue" number

our "Vogue" number

So – stay posted for more info about the upcoming launch of TanSexual. As Derek says “it’s not about being gay, straight, bi or whatever – it’s ALL about being TanSexual.”

Backstage burlesque

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I have been very busy getting ready for a flurry of shows. A very special friend of mine recently got sick. This guy works at Chelsea Studios, and he is one of those people you are sure just has to be discovered at any moment. Tall, extremely handsome and funnier than anyone you know – AND an awesome dancer. We had been talking for a while about creating a class similar to Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp – but for the gay community. An exercise class, with fabulous dancing – but really about creating self-esteem. Sadly – before we got to do it – poor Peter is in the hospital with Lymphoma.

Me and Pink Champagne were shocked – the only thing we could think to do was make a fund raiser. We have a lovely friend who runs the Paper Dolls Burlesque cabaret – and she jumped in to help us. She is a very experienced producer and expediter. Kiki is gorgeous – here she is in the flyer with us


Pink Champagne, Kiki and me

Pink Champagne, Kiki and me

Kiki found us a great space at the club Don Hills and secured the date of February 25th. We asked all of our burlesque friends to leap into action and so many really thrilling performers are set to appear. Kiki does an amazing baton twirling number, my Pink Chardonnays are doing Elvis, we have Kitty Cavalier who is probably my favourite performer of all, Omayra – who is the most sexy, delicious singer – and the incomparable Dame Lori is MC. One of the highlites of the night is that I am throwing together a male cabaret version of “The Full Monty” – my husband and friend Robert are the reluctant stars. I have a feeling they will have a blast when they get on stage. The really sad thing is that Peter was supposed to be the star when I first dreamed of doing “Full Monty”… I am dreaming of the day when we are all on stage dancing together.

I have been spending quite a lot of time online researching strip off-able pants – for guys. It is quite an education. I can’t wait for them to arrive to make sure we can actually make them work. The devil is in the details…as they say.

If you are in town on February 25th please come out and see us at Don Hills. And please can you say a prayer and send love out into the universe for my friend Peter…prayers can really help.