Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photopalooza! Part 1 of 8,372! And Stuff I Forgot to Say Yesterday

Johnny responds to questions from the media
during the unveiling of his capsule collection for eDressMe.com.
Photo © David Ingogly.

So we're going to begin at the beginning of Ice Dreams, which includes a few pics of the "Future Stars" rehearsals (the part where those of us in the lobby heard the sudden commotion of cheers and applause and knew that Johnny had arrived on the ice, and also the part where the little girls hung all over him, but sadly we do not have pics of that), and then the glamorous red carpet, for which there was no actual carpet, red or otherwise, but nobody cared because all eyes were on Johnny and his fabulous dress collection as modeled by three impossibly tall and slim young ladies in really really high heels.

But before we start (because once you scroll down, you'll be transfixed and you won't be able to hear anything I have to say or really do anything at all but feel your breathing slow to a Zen-like state while you gaze forever at these pics....), let me say the most important thing that I cannot believe I forgot to say yesterday, which is:

Dear Super Agentress Tara, Executive Producer of Ice Dreams, who conceptualized this year's show as a "DJ Dance Party" and did a fantastic job of inspiring all the skaters, from the littlest on up, to really get into it and let loose on the ice: THANK YOU SO MUCH for an absolutely wonderful evening!!! And thank you again to Kori Ade for her superb choreography--all the group numbers were excellent and expressed the music so well. It was so great to see all the skaters owning that ice--loved it!

OK! Here we go! First a few rehearsal pics:

OMG how cute are they? :)
Photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny's here! Cue Beatlemania-style screaming....
Photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny watches the Future Stars to see if they might benefit
from some pointers from him...
Photo © David Ingogly.

...and he seems pretty pleased with what he sees.
Photo © David Ingogly.

Now it's on to the red carpet event and the premiere of Johnny's eDressMe collection! And may I just say, speaking entirely as a non-fashionista who is still unclear on how to pronounce "tulle" (rhymes with "tool"? or "dull"? Wow. Suddenly a starfish-handed skater is in my head. But he doesn't look good in any of the dresses.) that the photos really do not do the dresses justice. In person you can appreciate so much more of the details, all of which have clearly been carefully conceived and executed for deliberate effect. For example, I didn't realize until I saw them up close that this dress is entirely sequined, but the side panels are a touch silvery for a slimming effect at the waist.

All the dresses are beautiful. And so was the event:

The designer with his models. Photo © Lynn Ingogly.

Photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny steps forward to answer questions from the media.
Love the Loubs. ♥ Photo © Lynn Ingogly.

And now begins the interview portion of our OMGIDIE pageant, the text of which is covered well in this article from the lovely people at Figure Skaters Online. So since they did all the hard work of writing stuff down, we can just sit here and look at the pictures (all photos © David Ingogly):

Oh, wait! Just one more:


More--and by "more" of course I mean "an endless stream of"--
Ice Dreams photos coming up!
Actual skating photos! From the skating part!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on eDressMe.com!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Please help Johnny meet his goal
of raising $10,000 for breast cancer research
by visiting his donor page! Any amount
you can give will help Skate for Hope
in the fight against cancer.
You also can get tickets NOW to see Johnny
perform in Skate for Hope on
Saturday, June 18, in Columbus, OH!
(Same weekend as the Annually Awesome

Johnny tweeted recently:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2011 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


germansoulmate said...

*stares at pictures*...What. Have you said anything, Binky. Sorry. I´ve been occupied by all that prettiness...and therefore blind and deaf for anything outside this picture fest.

Tell your son, he really takes good pics.

I love all the pics so much.

Now, I´m looking forward to all the next 8371 parts.

Maggie St. said...

Now I wish I were 45 years younger so I could squee and pet the Johnny and when I grew up I would so fit into and buy all his dresses. (especially The One With The Tassels).

Thank you Binky & David!!

aaaack said...

Johnny, mesmerizing. Soulful pics, David. Expressive words, Binky.

Plus, such charming and spirited young skaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYAlfzbujjo And the craftsmanship and beauty of Ashley Wagner and others http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isp73xknzzA and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKDiF66hSBs

I will never tire of Bad Romance because I've been trapped at work places that are like a Bad Romance. Johnny's skate and Lady Gaga's word are a spiritual exorcism. Wonder if others feel this way, too.

(What was boring was watching the ladies programs at the last Olympics, other than Yuna and the top ladies, doing cookie cutter points maximizers strung together in different order like identical round beads on a choker.)

Johnny truly owned the ice that night. Dialed up J for Johnny.

PumaJ said...

Binx, please tell David that I love the pics he snapped of Johnny.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos - so crisp and clear. Thank you (and your son) so much for sharing them. But are there none of you in your finery? I especially would like to see the shoes you nearly forgot to buy.

mommaowie said...

Oh Binx, lovely!
And please give Davey my heartfelt thanks for using his marvelous photographic skills to capture such beauty. He is truly a very talented young man. He always seems to capture Johnny's "light" in such a magical way.
Thank you!


mariae said...

I love his hair. He is such a lovely person to look at.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

cool! this is kinda like going to Ice Dreams all over again.

SQUEE! can we?

*imagines Fireworks staff passing out in shock*

these photos are soooo good! tyvm for sharing! someone really knows how to use a camera. just saying . . .


aaaack said...

If folks in Chicago are discouraged about tonight's game, they can read Binky's blog for a pick-me-up.

WheresMyKoppy said...

Great blog MM! David is an amazing photographer! Has he ever sold any of his photos? They are certainly as good if not better than those by many professional photographers I've seen!

Wish I could have made the show!