Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dare to Be Different

Be daring, be different, 
be impractical, 
be anything that will assert 
integrity of purpose and imaginative vision 
against the play-it-safers, 
the creatures of the commonplace, 
the slaves of the ordinary.
--Sir Cecil Beaton
British fashion and portrait photographer
and  Academy Award-winning stage 
and costume designer for films and theatre

Johnny at work.
Fashion on Ice skater warm-up, 
September 2011.
(Note: In photo #15 below, the white flecks on his shirt
are from a fall he took on the ice.)

I have always tried 
to hide my efforts
and wished my works to have 
a light joyousness of springtime 
which never lets anyone suspect 
the labors it has cost me.
 --Henri Matisse

All photos © David Ingogly.

Don't miss the "Dare to Be Different" 
ITNY Gala honoring Johnny 
this coming Monday!
Did I mention there are still tix available
including performance-only tickets for $45?
For more info, call ITNY at 212-929-5811 
or visit the ITNY website
Official Gala invitation 
courtesy of Ice Theatre of New York.

And don't miss ITNY's Home Season opener! 
Shows every night from this Thursday, October 20, 
through Saturday, October 22, leading up to the Gala! 
Featuring the Ice Theatre ensemble with special guest artists. 
Tickets are just $25 regular admission, 
or $15 for students, seniors, or groups of ten or more. 
For more info, please call ITNY at 212-929-5811 
or visit their website
Official flyer courtesy of Ice Theatre of New York. 

Hey! Johnny's scheduled to be on VH1 today 
at 9 am EDT/PDT, 8 am CDT!!

Please join me in supporting GLAAD's Spirit Day initiative! 
From GLAAD's website: "Millions of Americans wear purple 
on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual 
and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. 
Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan 
as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. 
Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, 
corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, 
which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag." 
More info here on how you can get involved! 
I will of course be wearing my purple 
Johnny Weir-Traver Rains "Army of One" T-shirt that day.

Yes! Holiday Dreams On Ice returns, 
this time to Philly! 
VIP tickets are already on sale! 
Get yours today via the Holiday Dreams On Ice website!

NEW! "Like" HDOI on Facebook
and use promo code "philadelphia" 
for 50% off your general admission ticket!!

OMGIDIE. BRB now moving to Orlando...
More info from MAC here.

Q and A!! Go read it now!

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

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

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!

The season finale of Husbands is here! 
If you haven't seen this yet, go check it out now! 
Then please "like" them on Facebook 
and sign up for their insider newsletter!

Please help us nominate Johnny 
for "Must-Follow Athlete on Social Media" 
in the Fifth Annual Mashable Awards! 
From the Mashable site: You can submit one nomination 
per category every day for the next 29 days. 
Mashable's editors will select seven finalists for each category, 
and finalists will be announced on Nov. 21. 
Then readers will vote for the winners. 
Award winners will be announced on Mashable on Dec. 19.
Click here to nominate him!

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


Vicky said...

As lovely as he looks when he's all dolled up, I think candid shots like these are often when Johnny seems most beautiful. These are wonderful, thank you and your super talented son for sharing FOI so generously.

I really really wish I could be at the ITNY show, maybe one day I'll win the lottery and see Johnny skate live. Hope you and everyone else lucky enough to be there has the best time ever - I'm sure you will. And then pretty please share photos and videos?

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

ahhhhh, there's nothing like a real Johnny smile! LOVE!! ♥

ty, David and Binky!! and also Alice, for providing support and new Russian swear words! oops, i mean slang! sure. uh-huh.

SO excited for ITNY and Johnny's new piece!! remember when he first skated Heartbroken?!


p.s. Husbands is now my 2nd fave show.

germansoulmate said...

I love black and white pics and I agree with Vicky about candid shots and all.

These pics and its subject are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing all the beauty.

aaaack said...

A lily is beautiful, whether gilded or as is. Thank you for capturing these moments forever, with all the attendant blood, toil, tears and sweat involved thereby.