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After Dark

DARLING DIARIES: I GO ROUND AND ROUND, JUST LIKE A CIRCLE

The Intimate Confessions of Darian Darling

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Dear Diary,

It’s 4am on a Tuesday night…so I guess it’s Wednesday morning, but it’s still dark out, so it doesn’t count. I have just returned to my Dream House, dressed in a leather dress and a black shroud, looking as though I have attended a “Fellini Funeral.” Well, far from it. Tonight was the opening night of ON TOP at Le Bain, on the roof of the Standard Hotel. It’s a new party that I’m hosting with the legendary Queen of NYC nightlife, Susanne Bartsch! I remember watching a feature on her decadent parties on an early 90’s episode of HBO’s Real Sex. It was certainly a defining moment for me. I remember she was wearing a terry cloth bathrobe and matching turban as a look, and that Joey Arias and RuPaul were involved. I was only 13, but I still vividly remember it, and I specifically remember wishing, hoping and praying that one day I would live in NYC, be fabulous and attend one of her glamorous, gender-bending club kid soirées. Well, my life has truly come full circle because I’m now one of those colorful characters in her entourage. I mean, how magical?! If you can dream it, you can do it!

I arrived at Le Bain at 11 with my BFF, rock’n roll cabaret performance artist Breedlove in tow, and the party was already incredibly INSANE!! A huge line outside (thank the Baby J), wall-to-wall scenesters and fellow host, the goth glam prince Kayvon Zand, doing performance art in the oversize jacuzzi with members of his equally sunning Zand Collective. Yes, instead of a dance floor, there is a jacuzzi! At certain points of the evening it was like either bubbling tit soup or a flashback to a 70’s gay bathhouse. Hysterical. I spent the evening rotating between the table I shared with my partner in crime, stud-rocker Tommy Hottpants, and the gorgeous outdoor rooftop, with glittering panoramic views of the NYC skyline! There are even waterbeds to lounge on! Like the hotel itself, the decor is very 60’s modern/Jetsons. Très chic!

Everyone who is anyone made a guest appearance at ON TOP: photographer David LaChapelle and his muse, the blonde bombshell Amanda Lepore, club kid king and designer Richie Rich, *NSYNC’s Lance Bass, dandy Patrick McDonald, Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten…just to name drop a few. This will certainly become THE Summer 2011 party to be at and will make the Meatpacking District a whole hell-of-a-lot cooler! Hot naked girls, trannies, drag queens, club kids, rockers, cool gay scenesters….quite a delicious mix.

All right, dear diary. I must de-veil and get my champagne-soaked ass to bed. Ahh, my satin sheets never looked so good.

XXX
DD

Darian Darling is a lifestyle blogger, international beauty/style guru, professional party girl, homemaker and personality living in New York City, and these are her DARLING DIARIES:

Welcome to the glittering neon pink world of Darian Darling. Get an inside peak into her filthy glamorous exploits by reading her online diary, where you will be whisked away to her seductive midnight world on a wave of sparkling champagne. Attend to the most glitzy soirées New York City has to offer and see if the old phrase “Blondes Have More Fun” still holds up. Take a bite outta the Big Apple….just be sure not to smear your red lipstick.

LINKS:

DARIAN DARLING: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes

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Le Bain at the Standard Hotel Facebook

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Written by Darian Darling

Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

Design by Marie Havens

“The Darling Diaries” Logo by Hayley Heartbreak

Special Thanks to Susanne Bartsch & the Standard Hotel!

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Darian Darling, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Bathing Beauties, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Jarrett Edward, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Guest, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Eddy Fetty, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Susanne Bartsch, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Darian Darling, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Amanda LePore, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Tommy Hottpants, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Jordan Fox and bathing beauties, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Guest, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Dylan Monroe, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Kayvon Zand & Richard Kennedy, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Rhyan Hamilton, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Jessica Love, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Addison Saville and Kamilah Varushka, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Guest, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Richard Kennedy, “On Top” at the Standard, May 2011, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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“On Top” invite by Susanne Bartsch / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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