New York Lindy Tech 2017

I’m so excited!! This weekend Kevin and I will be hosting our first New York Lindy Tech!

Are you no longer taking classes in your local scene?

Do you feel like you’ve outgrown them?

Are you a good dancer, want to get better, but don’t quite know how?

Are you interested having your Lindy Hop mind blown?

Then save the dates to work with KEVIN & JO:

January 27-29, 2017 in New York, NY

Lady Rizo

` ` `So I head to the Seattle Airport last night and right as I am checking in, a familiar face walks by me. “Oh my god, is that ….. Lady Rizo from the show on Saturday?” I think to myself? I do a super-mega-obvious double take and if I’m not mistaken, she does the same. Not that she would recognize me; the only time she would have seen me was while I was getting drinks with my parents before the show. Hahha, at the show I was in my wig, a white shirt, my new high-waisted jeans that I got in Korea, but at the airport I had my hair down, a blue beret, a pair of high heeled booties, and a nice jacket. (Hehehe, actually, I’ll say that’s probably the best dressed I’ve ever been at an airport. For goodness sake, I was in heels!!!)
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` ` `So, this person who might be Lady Rizo walks off and I have to finish checking in. I then heads towards security and cross my fingers that I might pass her. Ta-da! There she was waiting in the security line. I asked her if she was Lady Rizo, she said yes, I told her I loved the show, and she thanked me. I then asked her if she wanted to jump to the front of the security line with me, she asked me how I was going to do that, I said I was a Gold Member (I’m a Gold Medallion Member….not one of Austin Power’s vixens) and she came with me. We chatted all the way through security and until she got on her plane. In fact, I was supposed to be on that plane, but last minute I had changed my flight so that I was going through Cincinnati instead of JFK (there was a storm coming).
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` ` `Gaaah! That was so cool. It’s fun to be starstruck! It was also pretty awesome hearing another artist who has a successful story to tell. 😀

Oh yeah, and the dress she wore was a Marchesa. In the last video in this post, she’s wearing my dream dress. Freak-an-A, I can’t find a bloody photo of it though!

Ok, to the important stuff….her personality, voice, and performance! Here’s the song that changed it all for me:

She has lots of great songs that you can youtube. Here are some of my favorites:

Haha, pay attention to her backup singers. Clearly they know they’ve got their hands full. I adore her sense of humor. NOT work appropriate.

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This one is a little racy and probably not work appropriate 😀

Double rainbow!!

Hahahah, a new classic. 😀 F**k You

The dress!!!

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

manhattan vintage fashion showIt’s back! One of the must attend events for anyone who loves vintage clothing and accessories – the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. Boo! I wish I was in NY this weekend, but I am in Vienna (I know, I know :-> ). Nonetheless…can you imagine the caliber of vintage you could find?

If you are near Manhattan, get yourself to the event and enjoy the gorgeous clothes, beautiful fabrics, and classic silhouettes.

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

Friday, October 10th, 1-8pm

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 11am-6pm

Admission is $20

The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 W. 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan. For more information call 518-434-4312 or visit www.manhattanvintage.com.

FALL JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNORS ISLAND

FALL JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNORS ISLAND
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
(Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 4th)
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This year marks the 3rd year in a row that 1920’s-clad picnickers will spread blankets under the shade trees among the historic buildings of Governor’s Island for two solid afternoons of hot jazz starring Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra. On Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th from 11:30 am-6:30 pm both days, join in on the Gatsby-esque revelry. Activities include: Charleston and Peabody dance lessons, croquet games sponsored by the New York Croquet Club, tug of war games, a pie contest (Saturday only), 1920’s motorcars on exhibit, a Bathing Beauties and Gents Vintage Swimsuit Parade (Sunday only), and couture milliners pedaling their chic chapeaux.

Ferry Schedule:
Ferries to Governors Island are free and do not require tickets. Ferries leaving from Manhattan leave from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street. Ferries leaving from Brooklyn leave from Fulton Ferry Landing, at the end of Old Fulton Street. For directions please visit www.govisland.com
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Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, this event has been featured and reviewed consistently by The New York Times and the Sartorialist.

A wide array of music, food & drink, activities, games and contests are open for all ages to enjoy:

– A delightful variety of refreshing cocktails will be served by St. Germain.
– Picnickers are welcomed and encouraged.
– Tasty sandwiches and BBQ provided by Cercle Rouge.
– Authentic ’78 records from the 1920s played on a phonograph provided by Michael Cumella of WFMU’s Antique Phonograph Music Program.
– Charleston lessons given by dance legend Roddy Caravella of Sandra Cameron Dance Studio.
– 1920s Motorcar Exhibition – take a spin around the island in a genuine rumbleseat; hold on to your hat!
– Vintage clothing dealers and boutique milliners – They will all be peddling wares, so be sure to tuck some cash into your garter.
– Special literature/ephemera booths and readings by the Dorothy Parker Society & F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
– Bathing Beauties & Beaus Promenade
– Live dance performances
– Vintage portraits by R.A. Friedman.
– Tug O’ War
– Parade Of Hats
– Bake Sale!
– Pie Recipe Contest – Categories: “Mom’s Best,” “Best Savory,” “Most Deliciously Unusual,” and “Hobo’s Choice”. Special Prizes and coveted gift certificates to be awarded.

Boo. I am not going to be in New York this weekend, but Kevin will be!! Nevertheless, you should go if you’re in the area, have fun, take pictures, post them on Facebook or Flicker, send me or Sharon Davis a link, and then we’ll post them on Swingfashionista. Think about it!!! Tony and Voon, have fun and send me pictures!!!