My packing for my recent LA trip was a big success. Each outfit was perfect for the nature of the shoot…weather…and comfort. Love this yellow Yigal dress with the cutout detail below. It’s like a mullet hair do…business in the front…party in the back! Below: Yigal Azrouel dress, Nicole Romano’s “Helen of Troy” earrings, Jimmy Choo shoes.
Below: Tibi dress, Dannijo earrings, Lanvin shoesAnd really…could I have picked a more theme corresponding dress for my live remote at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre? It matches so well to my backdrop that it may almost be too matchy-matchy. Funny thing is…it was totally unintentional! I didn’t know I was going to be live at that location till the 11th hour. Fashion Gods went to work! Below: Prabal Gurung Dress, Erickson Beamon earrings, Jimmy Choo shoes.And even though I was 3000 miles away from NYC…for a moment…I felt like I never left. Below…the pseudo New York set on the Fox Lot. Crazy..right?! And in the same essence…none of these fantastic dresses are my own. I was a smart cookie and rented them for 10th of the price.
In less than 24 hours…the life of one of the top three contenders on The X Factor will change forever. He or She will be 5 million dollars richer…and his/her voice…will most likely end up on your playlist somewhere down the road. I mean…I would buy “Young Homie” on itunes right now! My hats off to Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene for taking us on an X-ceptional journey this season….for helping us see that dreams do come true. Catch my interviews with the top 3 as well as the judges from tonight here!
Truly Julie with Melanie Amaro! Fashion Front: Truly Julie’s dress by Robert Rodriguez (available at RentTheRunway.com)
And I found my yin to my yang this evening…Nicole Scherzinger pointed out our contradictory outfits. Um…I’m pretty sure no one is looking at me or my dress when I’m standing next to her. While she wouldn’t clearly confirm or deny the rumor that she’s not coming back as a judge next year…she did say that she definitely will release her album “Killer Love” early next year…and she plans to tour. Which makes me wonder if she’ll have any Xtra time for The X Factor…hmmmm.
Look who else I ran into?! Brooklyn’s own….Astro! He’ll be hitting the stage tomorrow night for Part II of The X Factor Finale. Astro is releasing a FREE mixed tape album on Dec 22nd at 9:01PM…so follow me on twitter (@JulieChangFox5) for deets on where to download.
We are in the thick of holiday party season…and only in New York…can you be partying
with almost 100% Russian folks…then an hour later….partying with almost 100% Indian
folks. I revel in NYC’s diversity…because you really can sample the world in a day . This weekend…I headed east to Brighton Beach a.k.a. the Russian mecca of Brooklyn. I tore up the rug at Rasputin Cabaret…which was a 20 course meal…dance party…variety show…poofy hairdos…big shouldered suits…vodka vodka vodka…all wrapped into one. At times…it felt a time and geographical warp to Moscow circa 80′s…but for most of the night…I was mesmerized by all the lavish costumes and the impressive production value of all the dance numbers (complete with trapeze!). WOW. I tell you what…some Broadway shows could use Rasputin’s help in jazzing up their production. The high tech lighting (3D effect in some cases!)…and hundreds of intricate costumes (not to mention nano second outfit changes!)…were all very entertaining. Back in Manhattan at Soho House…Jay-Z & Punjabi MC’s addictive tune “Beware” was one of the many songs that had revelers throwing and twirling their hands up in the air. Leading the pack…birthday girl, Roshini Raj! Yes…Dr. Raj of Fox 5 and the Today Show (check out her book “What the Yuck!”). Fashion Front: Truly Julie’s Dress, Nina Ricci (available at RentTheRunway.com) and shoes, YSL.I zipped up the weekend by catching an Alvin Ailey performance. As always…it left me awestruck…and wanting to do sit-ups (Ailey dancers have the sickest bodies!). Please try to catch the Takademe performance while you can! It redefines the word unique. Click here to see what I mean! So…did I get my dose of culture this weekend? Да. हां. Yes.
Click on the picture gallery to see more from Rasputin Cabaret.