ALTERNATIVE LGBT NEW YEAR’S EVE IN HOLLYWOOD. NYE BLOW UP! JANE’S HOUSE, LOS ANGELES DJS, RSVP VIP EVENTS LA.
Being a sad and lonely person, I had to hire a Kabuki-cho host boy to keep me company on New Year’s Eve. He had the coveted half-Japanese looks, and the immovable stylized hair. Oh, how he could open Vampire wine with flair!
On December 31st, Sebastiano Serafini (who you may recognize from a certain Japanese TV drama) and I hosted a gathering in our hotel suite.
Flower ring: gifted by Grotan (Japanese jewelry designer)
Knit black bow headband: gifted by CamdenLock Clothing
Faux-fur jacket: a present from a Chinese auntie. It’s mine, but Seba often borrowed it.
What a pair… a pirate and a number one host. (Or a one-dollar host boy?)
Pirate dress: gifted by Lip Service. (Part of the magnificent Brocade Piracy collection.)
Black knee highs with white swirl: gifted from Artisan Socks.
Purple big-eyed makeup: similar to this makeup tutorial. I added sticker gems. We both use a lot white eyeshadow to highlight.
Jpop DJ Del from Tune in Tokyo brought us homemade bread and Nutella — delcicious! Our hotel has free green apples in the lobby. As you can imagine, we ate a lot of them.
Look who got a Super Exclusive Spooky Friendship Club Ring! First Mate Naomi and artist Aidan Casserly joined the pre-party at our gargantuan Orlando Hotel suite. (The West Hollywood boutique hotel hosted us; tons of photos and videos coming up.)
New Year’s Eve requires a nightcrawl. Hello, Hollywood.
I’m not sure what Sebastiano is putting in my mouth.
Not sure about this either….
Purse: h.NAOTO from Closet Child, with creepy-cute charms I added
Boots: Alice and the Pirates, from Closet Child
The stunning Phyliss Navidad whisked us past the line and welcomed us with champagne. She was the host of “NYE Blow Up!” at Jane’s House, a two-story Victorian manor with a large patio. (Phyliss and Lenora Claire are opening Pop Tart Gallery on Jan 29 with an exhibition by Austin Young… LA friends, you must attend.)
No matter where Seba goes, there are random people who try to strangle him to death.
The DJs spun electro and 80s pop to a friendly, alternative crowd.
The countdown to 2011 took place in the courtyard. Three… two… one… and balloons fell, and we were surrounded by lesbians making out. An auspicious start to the year!
How did you celebrate New Year’s — did you have fun? Instead of resolutions, I like to make ambitions. Got anything exciting planned for 2011? We have many meaningful projects in the worlds… can’t wait!
Japanese Word of the Day: Akemashite omedetou = Happy New Year
Song of the Day: Stacey Q – Two of Hearts (one of the songs the DJs played after midnight)