If you missed Liquid Diet’s performance at R Bar for Mike Madrigal’s Olivia Garden of Eden on June 21st, then you missed a lot I’m afraid. I was singing and even dancing a bit—all without the Tron arm brace from my injury for the very first time! Georgia even propelled us into this impromptu a cappella at the end of our finale song “Nude.” So if you missed it, well, it was epic. But here are a few photos to tide you over until the next show. Hell, I’ll even post the “Hand Dance” video so you don’t have to go looking all over Youtube for it when you’re…you know…in the mood.
You’ve seen her designs on the pages of Zink, Elle and L’Officiel, and on the bodies of Lady Gaga, Ciara and Lydia Hearst. She’s created performances for W Hotel openings, Marc Jacobs holiday parties, Tiesto tours. She is a Showgirl Of The Universe! A Visionary of Visionaries. My favorite entry on her blog has to be the childhood photos that show her early costume making days (I’m seriously not sure whether I like her better as E.T. or Mr. T). She has been a pioneer of burlesque revival. Back in the days of yore, I heard she turned her East Village space into a bit of a speakeasy—risking it all in the name of dance! I think she even told me once that she was in GG Allin’s only music video—and you know what? I believe her.
She is Ami Goodheart.
On June 13th, I got to kick off the summer at Ami’s costume exhibit/party, Visionaries. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ami on several occasions, and I can tell you for certain that she’s not only an inspiration, a workaholic and a creative genius, but also one of the kindest, most fun, down-to-earth people around. This party marked the beginning of summer and the debut of Ami’s Marie Antoinette costume collection. In a word: amazing. I think I’ll let the pictures below do the talking. (You may recognize a certain chandelier costume I’ve been seen wearing around town.)