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DANCES OF VICE, NYC STEAMPUNK GOTHIC RETRO VINTAGE PARTY. VALENTINE’S DAY BALL, SWING DANCE & BURLESQUE.


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This year, how did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Yukiro and I went to Dances of Vice, a New Romantic / dark vintage event run by my friend Shien Lee. This time, the theme was “La Vie Parisienne: Bal de la Saint-Valentin.” An orchestra, burlesque, dancing mime, red wine.

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The night featured retro show girls…

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Romantic swing dancers…

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Peek-a-boo burlesque with giant feather fans… girls in 1950s dresses…

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And Yukiro in gold boots and a yukata! (Photos above by Michael Blase)

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Riverside Church was the ideal backdrop for these mysterious portraits, shot by Steven Rosen.

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Yukiro’s makeup and glitter snake bracelet (from a Fabric District store) are to die for.

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Before Dances of Vice, we took a few photos in the lobby of Yotel. That’s a Takuya Angel scarf.

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Love the space-lights of our futuristic hotel.

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Vintage fuzzy coat: got it in London, years ago
Hair flower clips: gifted by Angelica Brigade
Gothic black dress: it’s a lace dress from Hong Kong over this long h.NAOTO dress, which I pinned up

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The church arches glowed with Gothic Paris projections.

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Between performances, guests danced to the live music of Benjamin Ickies’ This Ambitious Orchestra.

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Even the photobooth had a retro feel.

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Reader Gili joined us.

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Fashion inspired by centuries past.

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Fin de siecle, Roaring Twenties, 1950s.

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Mastermind Shien Lee, in full swing.

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A saucy ending: the can-can!

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How charming to time-travel for a night! If you’re in NYC, I encourage you to attend Shien’s events, as she always nails the mood and music. There’s a new weekly dinner burlesque show, Nuit Blanche, at Brasserie Beaumarchais each Wednesday night. Disko Nouveaux, the New Romantic party, continues every second Saturday at Le Poisson Rouge. Upcoming balls are inspired by Japan and Shanghai; check Dances of Vice for upcoming listings.

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Are you fond of burlesque? Retro lifestyle and fashion? What do you think of the elegant, vintage outfits in the photos above?

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