Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Weirmas Came Early—And Brought Us a Winter Warrior!

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny in the behind-the-scenes-at-the-
Glitter-and-Ice-photo-shoot video posted yesterday 
by M∙A∙C Cosmetics on their YouTube channel
He described this as his "Winter Warrior" look. 
May I also add: "WOW."



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!! Holiday Dreams On Ice just announced yesterday that they're offering a special promotion on tickets for this Friday's show in Philadelphia--starring our one and only Winter Warrior--courtesy of Eyefly.com (part of the Bluefly family, whom we all have loved ever since they brought us Johnny's "Closet Confession" last year): Use promo code EYEFLY to get 50% off your general admission tickets here, AND get 15% off new glasses from Eyefly! 

Don't miss this chance to see Johnny skate live!! It is an amazing and unforgettable experience, and also now an affordable one, thanks to Holiday Dreams On Ice and Eyefly! Hurry before tickets are all sold out!!



So anybody else remember this little series of tweets from nearly 11 months ago....?




And we were all going, "Wonder what the heck they're doing in London for like 24 hours....? With Nicola Formichetti....?" (Lady Gaga's stylist, for those who may not recognize his name).

Well.

Now we know.

That 13-hour photo shoot is what brought us the MAC ads and posters that we've been dying over the last two months:







Of course later, in June, they went to Miami to shoot the MAC campaign video, which is its own level of unparalleled awesomeness, but now for the first time, we're finally getting a peek at what went on during that mysterious London trip.

Karen Weeks first alerted me yesterday to the existence of this new video via this charmingly incoherent tweet, which I recognized immediately as the Bat Signal for OMG THERE'S SOMETHING NEW AND AMAZING BY JOHNNY OUT THERE GO FIND IT NOW!! And when I located the video, it had already gotten 306 views in the 8 minutes between the time it was first posted by MAC on their Facebook page and the moment that Karen saw it. As of this writing, it's up to 4,475 in about 15 hours. (Note: Not all of those are me and Karen....)

And BTW it's every bit as fabulous as absolutely everything else those MAC people produce. Their marketing team is brilliant. (BRB checking to see if there's any Glitter and Ice left that I can order because I'm suddenly overwhelmed with the desire to sparkle...).

So then as word spread yesterday afternoon, first we were all so completely mesmerized that we just... froze. In front of our monitors. Wordlessly hitting "replay." Then, of course, we had to start tweeting and Facebooking additional incoherence, mostly along the lines of "THUD" and "OMGIDIE" and " ♥♥♥ \o/ ♥♥♥." And then it hit our collective consciousness all at once:

SCREENCAPS.

So there's a nice set here from @dapperderp, and also another great series posted by Gary Podschun on the fan page, all of which are amazing and, like crack, just made us want more.

So here you go.

Please click any photo twice for full-size view. Cuz these are
pleasingly large.


Video link is at the end of the post.

Merry Weirmas / happy holidays / happy everything! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Philly!



Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Modeling a "crown of icicles" 
for Nicola Formichetti...


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
...who approves.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Looking over at Tara with a wry smile....


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
...as she displays his specially decorated skates.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
And the Winter Warrior 
is ready to do battle
with the camera.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"...there are going to be two gorgeous models 
who underweigh me by about 300 pounds,
 and 'over-tall' me by at least three feet."

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"But I am going to try to outshine them."


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.


Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
(Models? 
What models...?)



See the video here!! 
Amazing, as is everything MAC does.
In the words of @JohnnysMonster: 
"God bless you, MAC Cosmetics."



Just THREE DAYS until Holiday Dreams On Ice!! 
NEW!! Use promo code "EYEFLY" 
for 50% off your general admission ticket PLUS
15% off new glasses from Eyefly.com!!



"Chanelf" art
created by Lizzy Pine.
It's not too late to participate in Show Johnny Weir the Love's holiday gift project! We have a sparkly surprise planned for Johnny (but no spoilers here!), and just $5 gets your name on the card that will accompany the gift. 

The deadline has been extended to allow more people to be a part of the project, so if you'd like to join in, please visit the SJWTL Facebook page for details!



"Order your copy of the 2011 Benefit Gala DVD, 
including performances by Ice Theatre of New York 
and honoree, Johnny Weir. 
Also for sale, the 2011 Benefit Gala and Benefit Journal, 
signed by Johnny Weir. 
Limited copies available. Get yours now!" 




Johnny's Glitter and Ice collection 
with MAC is selling out fast! 
Don't miss your chance to sparkle--
visit a MAC retailer or order online ASAP! 



New Q and A! Go read it now!



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!



Johnny tweeted:
"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!"
THE WORLD NEEDS THIS VIDEO
IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
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!



Bonus video via The Advocate, from their post titled:
"Possibly the Most Beautiful Ad for Marriage Equality We've Seen." 
The video was produced by an equality group in Australia, 
where nearly two-thirds of voters favor legalizing
gay marriage, according to The Advocate
but prime minister Julia Gillard remains firmly opposed. 
I agree with The Advocate
This is one of the most eloquent illustrations I've seen 
of this simple concept: Love is love.


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

7 comments:

aaaack said...

Balaileika trains of Dr. Zhivago play in my brain when I read this blog, watch this video and lingered over the photos from the shoot. Ice glittery and brilliant.

Just did a search for the Varykino ice palace www.fastenupyourseatbelts.com/doctorZhivago/images/interiorsAndExteriors/icePalace.html and found a good analysis of the film, too. www.fastenupyourseatbelts.com/doctorZhivago/doctorZhivagoAnalysis.html

aaaack said...

Johnny's Dr. Zhivago www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIkfE30GPWU

Winter warrior finally arriving after slogging his way through the hinterlands.

Maggie St. said...

I'd say Glitter & Ice & Johnny is a huge success. Every time I visit a MAC store, most of the G&I products are sold out!

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

um . . . feeling kinda dazed here.

Johnny has beautiful eyes!

and i love MAC forever for sharing the vid with us!! and, of course, they now have a new customer! tried their stuff just to support Johnny and am loving their stuff.

ty, Binky, for putting together this fab post. gonna go back and stare some more . . .

xo

Robin

mybrotherskeeper said...

Johnny Weir is an extremely attractive man and is an excellent and supremely logical choice to represent this particular line. MAC is a professional cosmetic company well known for supplying goods to the theater & other performance venues, so I am startled by the few that question their decision to use a male model. Your blog is excellent and I look forward to taking time to review past entries.

juncolove said...

"THUD" and "OMGIDIE" and " ♥♥♥ \o/ ♥♥♥." is really my reaction when reading this post! So many amazing screencaps... Johnny is so attractive I can't take my eyes off of him *_*
And I really love your writing! It's like reading a fascinating story ♥
Thank you very much for this post!

WheresMyKoppy said...

Good job again, MM! And I do remember those tweets from eleven months ago!

Love the screen caps, and it never ceases to amaze me how someone always finds these wonderful videos and so on and immediately shares them with other fans!

And mybrotherskeeper, you're absolutely right! Johnny IS supremely attractive, and I agree he is a logical choice to represent this line!