Tonight Peach made his pitch perfect return to the Southern California stage. But this time the Hollywood venue wasn't The Pantages, it was the Cinegrill at the Roosevelt Hotel. And tonight there was no phantom, no opera, no tuxedos. No, tonight there were has-beens, 80s pop and sequins.
A Touch of Vegas is a cabaret based on characters Peach and his insanely talented friend created nearly 10 years ago. Over the course of the last decade (gawd, we are old!) the show has played off Broadway and in L.A. And it is an irreverent laugh riot.
The show holds no punches. It pokes fun at everyone from Pia Zadora to Focus on the Family to Obama - yes, OBAMA - while belting out a range of crowd-pleasers like "Hot, Hot, Hot,” “We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Rains Down in Africa,” and even the theme from “Growing Pains.”
If that sounds like a mess, it is. A brilliantly scripted mess. A mess of impeccable comedic timing. A mess with INSANE musical chops. It is a show that has something for everyone.
It can make Mr. Diabolina giggle like a schoolgirl
Peaches' mom dance in the aisles
Sable Crow cackle in gleeful shock
Miss MBA and Miss Madewell cheer in wide eyed approval. And those are some tough critics.
Tonight I stood in awe ONCE AGAIN of my dear Peach and the enormity and nuances of his talent. Anyone can be pretty or smart or a fantastic singer or a great comic but Peaches is all of that. And more. Good lord what a gift it is to witness him sharing his gifts. LOVE LOVE LOVE, MORE MORE MORE!
No name one shouldered ruffle dress
Forever 21 sequin jacket
YSL Tribute Platforms
Fashion District ring
(although a picture at IHOP is an A+++)
Background on tonight's show: Trent and Trudy Lee are washed up lounge singers who met at a Starlight Express audition and have been in a “15-year, non-consummated, monogamous, Christian-based" relationship while performing at the magical San Remo hotel and befriending Sin City legends like Sinbad and Ricardo Montalban.
Oh and they love sequins. Not just a touch but a ton. They wear them as a badge of honor. A mark that they are part of the glamourous show biz life.
So tonight I knew I had to rock sequins as an ode to two old friends. Ideally I would have worn YSL sequins with YSL cage shoes but as I am not part of the glitterati myself, I settled for Forever 21 sequins with YSL tribute platforms.
The minute Peach walked on stage he was wearing a near identical black sequin jacket (I wriggled out of mine immediately!) It was a thrift store find from over a decade ago. He recently noticed it is by none other than Stephen Sprouse. Ugh I die. Not only a talented performer that Peach but a good resale shopper. He is my brother from another mother.
Randomly decided to wear the starkly contrasting white dress tonight
Probably because I've been seeing so many one shouldered
white dresses lately
The asymmetrical shoulder situation is here to stay for yet another season - through fall 2009 - so invest now.
Admittedly the ruffly asymmetrical can be difficult to pull off. Just ask Margharita Missoni. Felt a bit marshmellowy throughout the night myself.
But I adore the flowery print of this dress
And the color palette.
Especially loved it with the shoes - always a show stopper/stripper in them.
Love how they make me tower over everyone. If I can't be the thinnest, I'll be the tallest, dammit!
My fave look of the night goes to Little Miss MBA's tootsies. Amazing Maison Margiela look alikes. PURRRRFECTION with her Goyard.
Mr. D - who ADORES Little Miss MBA - was quite confused by them. But was quick to point out to her that that is typically a good thing. Mr. D confused=fashion forward.
For example, my new ring? Everyone looooved it tonight. But Mr. Diabolina? Meh. He doesn't understand all the fuss.
Interpretation? It is the best thing I ever bought ever ;)