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Saturday, December 21, 2013

On Stage with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Well Well Well...directly on he heels of a whirlwind month (Lost in Space, Fashion Riot), Ruby Mimosa and I get the word that we'll be dancing on stage for the 3 nights Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are at  Key Arena.

Say. What.

Yes, Ruby and I have played a minor role in the world tour since June.  She and I are the Burlesque Gals in the vignette before "And We Danced".  My oh my, to play our roles live.  Why yes Sir, that sounds lovely!

Here we are, shimming and fanning Raven Bowie (aka Macklemore aka Ben Haggarty).
What an experience.  The Band, Crew, Production Team, EVERYONE was so darn sweet to us, and made us feel like we'd been for the ride all along.  What an experience

 "...cuz tonight is the night. DANCE!"




Final Show of Tour: Dec 12, 2013


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fashion Riot was a HIT!

I bet you wish you'd been there now huh!

The Belgian Spiegeltent known as Teatro Zinzanni was the setting for this showcase of Northwest Design and Talent.
And what a Night it was: Sold Out!
Fashion ranging from avant garde to leather bags, wearable fashion to vintage Eleganza...there was literally something for everyone!

This magical evening could not have happened without all the lovely and talented people involved, from the designers and models, Hostess and Dj, cast and crew, and the delightful folks at Teatro Zinzanni.

Enough of me waxing poetic, check out some pics for yourselves!








More to come.....

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

J. Von Stratton and Teatro Zinzanni Present: FASHION RIOT!

THE not-to-be missed Fashion Event of the NORTHWEST!


Couture, Costume, and Performance Collide in 
Teatro ZinZanni and Jamie Von Stratton’s 
FASHION RIOT!
Sartorial Extravaganza Features the Best in Northwest 
Design and Costuming, November 26

Seattle, WASH. – October 22, 2013 – Swank and style go hand in hand in Teatro ZinZanni’s latest event, FASHION RIOT!, curated in partnership with star-studded seamstress with sass Jamie Von Stratton. FASHION RIOT!’s sartorial extravaganza offers an up-close and personal runway show in the round, one-of-a-kind design sales from the catwalk, a pre-holiday bazaar and trunk show in the lobby with cocktails, palate pleasers and more on November 26 under Teatro ZinZanni’s gorgeous spiegeltent.


FASHION RIOT features the stylings of J. Von Stratton Designs whose work was featured on Jinkx Monsoon during her RuPaul's “Drag Race” crowning; Teatro ZinZanni designer Louise DiLenge whose career spans four decades between Teatro ZinZanni’s former San Francisco and Seattle locations; Devonation Haute Couture, a Metropolitan Fashion Week 2012 nominee for “Emerging Designer of the Year”; Seattle Magazine’s 2013 ‘Seamless in Seattle’ Reader’s Choice winner, Jonquil and Mr. Black; Misty Greer whose couture headpiece was worn by Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour in 2009; Kristie Metcalf, a Seattle based designer currently on the BRAVO series STYLED TO ROCK; and Seattle favorite indie, vintage shop Pretty Parlor.

Performances by King of Boylesque 2012: RUSSELL BRUNER
& The Showbusiest Couple KITTEN N' LOU

WHERE:
Teatro ZinZanni
222 Mercer Street, Seattle 

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 26 - On Sale Now
Doors at 6:00pm Show @ 7:30

TICKETS:
$25-$50
General Admission: $25
Premium Seating: $35
Up close and personal: $50

Call or Visit Us Online for More Information:
(206) 802-0015


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Interview with Fashion blog COLLECTIVE310

Check out my article with Los Angeles based fashion blog Collective 310.
Thank you to writer Sara Jayne, and photographer Rodney Bowes for making me look so good!

Article Here:







Wednesday, September 18, 2013

David Peterman's underwater images

This was one of the most interesting fashion shoot experiences I've ever had. Take a breath, no nose air bubbles, push the wig out of your face, hold yourself down...now with the remaining 10 seconds of air: MODEL! 

David Peterman @ www.theyareonlypixels.com














Monday, September 2, 2013

You must not miss out on being a part of this!

Friends, Family, Fans...I implore you, check out songstress PROM QUEEN and her awesome kickstarter project. No REALLY, Just watch the video. It's going to be fucking amazing. 

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/734882880/prom-queen-midnight-veil-a-music-video-film

Please donate!!!



Hair Flowers

Since Jinkx Monsoon wore one of my flowers on New Now Next, I've been getting a lot of inquires regarding them.  Well, now you can order one for yourself via my etsy site:

SHOP ETSY

Custom colors are available upon request.

Kitten La Rue, Inga Ingenue, and J. Von Stratton
Image by Jiamin Zhu
 

Jinkx Monsoon via NewNowNext.com


Inga Ingenue via Northwest New Day
 

Lou Henry Hoover via Northwest New Day
 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Seattle Tattoo Expo

Yes!  It's that time of year again!  This is my 4th year producing the burlesque entertainment for the 3 day long Tattoo Expo held in the Seattle Center.

This years line-up features:

 

Fuchsia Foxx:

 

 

Reigning Princess of Burlesque: Sydni Deveraux

 

 

Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011: Inga Ingenue

 
 
 

 

Yours Truly: Jamie Von Stratton

 
 
 

Miss Kitty Baby:

 

 

Palomita Mar

 
 
 
Tickets and Info at www.seattletattooexpo.com
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Seattle RED DRESS Party: With Nene Leakes and MORE

Don't miss the annual Seattle Red Dress Party this Saturday July 20th.  An evening of your favorite scarlet hue, benefiting lifelong AIDS alliance.

This year the line-up is SICKENING!  And I'm not just saying that because I'm on it!

Real Housewife, and New Normal actress Nene Leakes will be joining the party.  As well as singing sensation Alexis Jordan, Queen of Queens ChiChi LaRue, and  RuPaul's Drag Race Star Morgan McMicheals.

IT'S GOING TO BE SO FUN!!!!

More info and Tickets HERE:
http://www.seattlereddressparty.org/

Super Mario Aerial

That's right!  I've ALWAYS wanted to do a geeky Super Mario Act.  For years I even had a complete Mario theme bathroom:
(Now it's Kraken theme)
 
I knew I was going to be a part of Emerald City Trapeze's show this month, so I decided it was finally time to put a Super Mario thing together.
 
Here it is folks, In all it's bumcheek-bared HD goodness:
 

 
Music by the London Philharmonic.
Video courtesy William James Brown.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Haute Couture Collections 2013

Ooooooo....Ahhhhhh  (Angels singing ethereal music).

The Couture Collections...the highest of high in standard of design, fit, and craftsmanship.  In modern France, haute couture is a "protected name" that can be used only by firms that meet certain well-defined standards.  A brand can only be deemed a couture house by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris.

So put away your Juicy, and saddle up for a few of my favorite looks from this season's Collections.
 
Jean Paul Gaultier.
(But who hasn't loved everything from him since the Madonna cone bra!)






 
 
Ulyana Sergeenko




(Look at these adorable orange gloves!)
 
 
 
Versace...Always sexy.
 

 
 
 
 
 Schiaparelli
Presented by Christian Lacroix
 

 
 
 
Want more?  Find it all at www.style.com
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 8, 2013

PRIDE Fashion

 
The end of June always marks the week of Seattle's PRIDE festivities.  We know a few things about what's going to happen: 
A).  It'll be warm enough to wear those skimpy clothes outdoors (YEY!)
B).  There will be enough rainbow flag swag to make Lisa Frank want to barf.
C).  NARK Magazine will be throwing the best parties in town!


For your viewing pleasure, here are images from all three of NARK's parties, showcasing some festive attire.  All images courtesy www.narkmagazine.com

GENDER BLENDER:

Babe and Debora Care Bear Stare.


Jackie Hell and I.


Ruby Mimosa and Anna Banana give Twinning Marie Antoinette Onsie realness.


Kitty Baby and I.


This guy and his beard, and Robbie Turner.


Zakariah Ibrahimi, always gorgeous.


These two. Yes please. Alaska Thunderfuck and Aleksa Manila


Haus of Ladydude giving us some high waist bootyshort fashion.


Bambi Hart.


And this one...your current reigning Queen of Drag.  Jinkx and her entourage.


My drag momma Kitten La Rue, and Mama Tits.


MEN AT SEA:


Tom of Finland would be proud!


My naughtical look.


These two retro cuties: Robbie Turner and Inga Ingenue


Artstar always pulls together a festive look.


Anna Banana and Kitty Baby


Inga Ingenue


QUEER CARNIVAL


Kitten and Lou (in J. Von Stratton) with Ivyeeee Winteeeers!


This ragtag Glam Squad.


Cherdonna Shinatra and Lady Cher Cher


Artstar Babydoll.


Zakariah Ibrahimi in Danial Webster couture.