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After Dark

EPISODE V: THE OPPOSITE OF SEX

The Intimate Confessions of Darian Darling

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Dear Diary,

I predict a raging hangover when I wake up tomorrow afternoon. Tonight was Monday–Magic Monday to be exact, which happens to be Breedlove’s weekly cabaret show at the storied LES rock’n roll dive bar St. Jerome–aaaaaand I might have had a few too many drinks. Perhaps. Possibly. Oh, who am I kidding! Yes, there was booze involved. Too much of it. I’ve known Breedlove since the goddamn 90’s, when we both left the San Francisco Bay Area (and our jobs at the same mall) to follow our NYC dreams. At first glance he may look like a mentally challenged weirdo, but he is actually quite the talented singer/songwriter/performance artist. His offensive taste in fashion is the stuff of legends, and a photo of him taken while we were at a Marc Jacobs fashion show together in 2009, wearing a tank top of his own face, landed him the coveted spot as a “Glamour Don’t” in Glamour Magazine, a contract as the face of Ecco Domani wine and has made him an un-official poster child of hipsters everywhere (much to his chagrin). Beginning his residency last summer, Breedlove’s Magic Monday recently celebrated its one year anniversary and has developed quite the devoted following. Every week he takes his audience on a journey to a magic land: where Bud Lite flows like holy water, self-deprecation is paramount, and everyone is dressed to depress.

After terrorizing the LES for some pre-game margaritas at Mole with my homegirl, actress/model/muse The Jocelyn, we strolled down Rivington Street, enjoying the gorgeous weather and stopping traffic with our Summer looks. I decided to continue my trend of “1980 Florida Barbie meets Xanadu muse” that I’ve been featuring lately with a vintage pastel sundress, while Joce wore a simple zebra leotard! You know, just casual. When we arrived to St. J’s there was already quite the crowd, smoking as per usual. St. Jerome is sorta like our Cheers: everyone knows each other and it’s kinda like a 2nd home to its patrons. As we were about to go in, to procure a good seat in one of the booths, who should pull up on a skateboard, wearing tribal face paint and a kimono but my main squeeze Tommy Hottpants. My friends are CRAZY!! Hahaha!

Breedlove started the show around 12:30 and wowed the crowd with his 70’s influenced set of all-original pop/rock/disco/showtunes. There is a fog machine involved. There are props. There are choreographed dance routines. There are laughs. The audience ate it all up and actually sang along, especially during the grande finale “Date With Myself.” His latest song “I Never Had,” produced by DJ/Producer/Remixer Chew Fu (who has created remixes for everyone from Lady GaGa to Rihanna to Robyn), is breaking new ground and elevating his sound to the next level…and it’s certainly a crowd-pleaser.

All right Diary, off to bed for me. I drank so much Bud Lite and tequila shots I think I may just float away.

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.

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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

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Breedlove & Darian Darling, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Breedlove, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Magic Monday “Atmosphere,” St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Magic Monday “Atmosphere,” St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Breedlove & crowd, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Darian Darling & Brian Newman, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Tommy Hottpants, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Breedlove, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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The Jocelyn & Breedlove, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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The Jocelyn & Breedlove, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Marty E. Concussion, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Darian Darling, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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The Jocelyn, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Ian El Dorado, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Breedlove, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Brian Newman, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Darian Darling & friends, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Derek Mega & Ky Digregorio, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Darian Darling, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Ky Digregorio, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Breedlove & The Jocelyn, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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Kelle Calco & Ian El Dorado, St. Jerome’s, NYC, Photography by Ash Fox / Courtesy of Darian Darling

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