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There's A Pole SuperStar In All of US

By Sammy Dwenzington
Saturday, 1/30/2010 5:42 PM
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I can always appreciate a good performance. Art is Art. But it has to be real art, none of this interpretive dance or painting a wall orange and then watching the beret army stare at it for hours trying to figure out why no one in high school liked them. I need something substantial, something that grabs me in its muscular grasp and shake me like a can of lavender paint. I don't need the flash bang of pyrotechnics but something that shows expertise and real emotion.


Barbara Dial

Art and performance is like a fix that I need to survive, like the way James Belushi needs the memory of his dead brother to get pity laughter, the way Cher needs to continually introduce herself as Cher so people don't just think she's a tranny street walker and the way Suzanne Somers needs infomercials ... Read More


THERE'S A STATE OF THE UNION IN THE U.S.A.!

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Thursday, 1/28/2010 1:09 PM
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By Sammy Dwenzington

To me, politics is like a second language. Not like Latin or French, but like "House Keeper" or "Cab Driver." I get the gist of it, I make assessments, but in the end, do I really care whether my Club Monaco shirts go to Majestic Cleaners on 75th or Dunhill a few blocks north?  So I get politics, I just feel that there are more pertinent things in my life, and I can't get all worked up about them like the angry guy in Union Square who said that Barack Obama was like Hitler. And I'm like, "Wow! Haven't the Jews been through enough!?" Then the guy said Obama's health care plan was 'Hitler-esque'. "Ohhhhhh," I said, "Well, what was Hitler's heath care plan like?" Because I've never ever read about his heath care plan, just that he was so mean to everyone in Europe. Except Switzerland, ... Read More


Living in Sin!

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Thursday, 12/17/2009 4:25 PM
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BY Sammy Dwenzington


Who else is in the holiday spirit? I am! Just give me an excuse to shop and I don't even care if it's not for me. I am just in a giving type of mood. I just wanna give and give and give some more! I give sound advice, I give change to the army veterans ringing those happy little bells and best of all, I give clothes. Don't tell, but I always buy my little girlfriends summer wear that is maybe a smidge too small. Because I'm not just giving a cute little outfit from banana republic, I'm giving them a little bit of motivation too, surprise! I don't want my friends running around like plump little squirrels just because no one is going to see them under all those layers. Very few people get to see me when I'm sleeping (wink) but I still comb and
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Louis Vuitton and teenVogue Host Holiday Party With Alexa Chung

By Sammy Dwenzington
Monday, 12/14/2009 5:10 PM
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--By Sammy Dwenzington
Thursday, December 10th, 2009

There are times in my life when I feel like I've died and gone to Louis Vuitton. For instance, back stage at Madonna; soaking in a mud bath, spritzers on the roof, you get it. It's similar to the concept of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (which isn't actually a food reference if you're scratching your head, it refers to more of an emotional state if you are yet to read the book) but better, because I came up with it. If I could spend eternity in the Louis Vuitton on Fifth Avenue I swear I would jump in front of the next car I saw. Well maybe not the first car. Something high-end of course, but not too bulky. If I'm going out I don't just want to get pummeled by a big, black Mercedes. I mean, a Mercedes ... Read More


Juan Montoya Book Signing at Buck House

By Sammy Dwenzington
Monday, 12/7/2009 3:02 PM
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I decided it is time to reinvent myself. And why not? I like to shake things up a bit and jump outside of my comfort zone for the sake of showing the world just how daring I can be. I've worn white after Labor Day; I've ordered white wine with a steak, and red with a seared Chilean sea bass. Heck, I even went to midtown last week for happy hour. I mean, gasp! Can you imagine me in midtown?!  And I wasn't even lost. My friends, whom of course are also models, almost spat their appletinis all over the place when I told them that one. Midtown, God knows I wasn't there for the fashion tips, hair gel and pin stripes, party of everyone, OMG! Apparently I'm the only one these days not part of the Gambino crime family.

Juan Montoya, Deborah Buck
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UGG is the New UGG

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Wednesday, 12/2/2009 6:46 PM
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By Sammy Dwenzington

Sadly my friends, it is nearing that time of year when we say goodbye to the beautiful summer and fall months and accept the reality that is winter. No more daiquiris at the club, no more walks along the beach on warm Long Island nights and sadly, no more long drives to the Hamptons with the top down on my red Volkswagen Cabrio. Just last week I took him back to Huntington to retire for the season. It was almost like he cried the whole ride out. "I'm sorry boy", I said, "there's always next year." It's true, the flowers once again will bloom, the birds will come back to sing and every day will be an occasion for wine spritzers on the roof. I miss it already.


Carlos Falchi

So as we all do, I sifted through my mounds of white linen garments and other ... Read More


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY INDOCHINE!

By Sammy Dwenzington
Tuesday, 11/24/2009 4:57 PM
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Indochine Restaurant celebrated their 25th anniversary on Friday night and I have to say that anniversaries always make me sentimental. Very rarely are we given the opportunity to celebrate anyone or anything's longevity, especially here in New York. I think the rule of thumb is anything that's great has a life span of about a month and a half before it becomes, well, bridge and tunnel. (a.k.a. Jersey, if I need to spell it out for you).  So anytime I have the opportunity to celebrate anything that has held up for a while, I'm just at a loss of words.

Before Friday, the last anniversary I celebrated was for my friend Jacob's parents. It was kind of an anniversary. See, it was the 25th anniversary of the renewal of their marriage vows. In the early eighties, Jacob's dad, Joseph, had a split with Jacob's mom ... Read More


Moon Struck

By Sammy Dwenzington
Monday, 11/23/2009 1:26 PM
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The last thing I remember was losing myself in Robert Pattinson's eyes. He arrived at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Thursday evening; with that "a stiff breeze is perfectly shaping my beautiful mane" look. He had just a kiss of scruff on his chin and when the cameras started flashing things started getting a little fuzzy.
The next thing I knew, I was in the Pacific Northwest in the middle of a thunderstorm playing baseball. It all seemed strange but oddly familiar, and I was just happy to be with Robert again, whom I had seen only moments before at a premier in New York. How had I gotten here? Maybe he carried me on his back? I sure hope so.

A moment later I awoke (apparently I had been dreaming) back in New York amongst the flash of the cameras, but this time ... Read More


15TH ANNUAL ARTWALK NY HONORS PAT STEIR

By Sammy Dwenzington
Wednesday, 11/18/2009 8:48 PM
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ARTWALK NY held a beautiful and successful cocktail party and silent/live auction Tuesday, November 17th,  combining two of my very favorite things: art and food. Three of my favorite things if you don't technically consider cocktails a food group. I do but for the sake of argument I guess we can say that they had three of my favorite things.

Alec Baldwin, Pat Steir
Skylight Studios (275 Hudson St, NYC, 10013, 212.367.3730) was buzzing with excitement as the art world came together and took part in the 15th annual auction which honored Pat Steir. Guests also participated in the five million dollar legacy that helps provide support to the 37,000 homeless, including 16,000 children, who sleep in emergency shelters. Proceeds from the auction went to the Coalition for the Homeless, which is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and ... Read More


Harry Connick Jr. Stole My heart, and Then Sang to It Like a Beautiful Southern Dove

By Sammy Dwenzington
Wednesday, 11/18/2009 2:01 PM
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Where was I when I first heard Harry Connick Jr.? That's a hard one. If I had to take a guess, and let me remind you that it's only a guess, I'd have to say it was November 26, 1992, which was a Thursday. I was about seven years old and I had just gotten out of school for the day. I was at my girlfriend Bliss' house playing fashion show, and after I screamed at Bliss and told her that she would never make it in this industry, which was true she never did, her mother, who adores Harry almost as much as I do, played Stardust, off the album 25, as I walked down our makeshift runway.  I almost fainted.

 Harry
I had never heard such beauty. I couldn't get enough. When I went home that night I ... Read More


RON ENGLISH OPENING

By Sammy Dwenzington
Monday, 11/16/2009 3:08 PM
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RON ENGLISH MAKES COWS SEXY, REALLY SEXY

I consider myself an artist. Do I paint? No. Can I create a masterpiece in the traditional sense like Monet, Rousseau or van Gogh? Yes, but not with paint. See, I am my own medium. I evoke emotion through action and expression. I am traditional art through a non-traditional avenue. But what does tradition have to do with true art anyway? Andy Warhol sold cans of soup to the world at a more than modest mark up. I wonder what a can of tomato soup went for in 1964? Compare that to what the picture of tomato soup went for in 1965. Just genius. That's it though isn't it? Sell people what they're already familiar with but make them want it more.

In that light, Ron English has officially brought the cow back. Look at a
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Fashion for dummies

By Sammy Dwenzington
Thursday, 11/12/2009 10:16 PM
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FASHION FOR EVERYONE BUT ME

What can I say, I'm a model. I, like everyone else I am closest with, feel most comfortable on the runway. I tell my parents sometimes that I swear I was born on the runway. My mother says I was born in a bathtub on the Upper West side but I could never accept that. There is something about a thousand light bulbs flashing in a beautiful chorus of snapping colors that almost brings me to the point of ecstasy. My heart flutters with every sporadic snap, flash and plea from every photographer "please look my way!" Common folk.  But It goes far beyond that, it is the ability to, with a few confident strides, express myself to a room full of admirers where I yell, wait, exclaim through my saunter, "Hey un-fabulous! I bet you wish you were wearing the Tommy
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Majestic Metropolitan Living

By Sammy Dwenzington
Thursday, 11/12/2009 1:12 PM
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THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE

On a daily basis, today being no exception, I am constantly tormented by a quandary that eats at me like the fear of one day having to step foot in Brooklyn. While my 2,000 square foot closet of an apartment on the Upper West side suffocates me, I am far too isolated by my 20,000 square foot Huntington, NY estate (North of 25A of course). What do I do? I just wish that I could take my conservative and cozy farm-style house out in the country, with its "Christmas morning" feel and just drop on top of a beautiful building where I live now. Or maybe the East side of the park I guess. Not too high though, but at least above 62nd (don't get me started).

My muse, Sue Hostetler
Just as my dilemma started to rack my brain so much
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