Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bustling Off to the Ballet...

Johnny on the red carpet 
at the American Ballet Theatre's
Annual Spring Gala Monday night
at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Photo via FilmMagic.

And doesn't he look AMAZING! Love his interpretation of black tie: Les Habitudes bustle jacket (yes!!), Limedrop tail shirt, and Casadei pointy shoes.

Editorial Note Re: Skating (Oh Yeah. That. Hmm. I Wonder If He Could Skate In That Jacket....?) Before We Drown In Picspam: Kayso the Team Envelopes were unveiled (opened? unsealed? licked and stamped and mailed? IDK...) by USFSA last week, and Johnny's name was not on / in / near any envelope, letter-size, legal-size, manila, or otherwise. But not to worry: The "Reserve Envelope" (the extra one USFSA's Aunt Mildred always keeps tucked away in her bosom "because you never know when you might need one") "will be announced at a later date." But that was not enough to prevent panic from ensuing among fans ("Wait what? OMG WHY IS JOHNNY NOT IN ANY ENVELOPE? TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN AND SHAKE IT. MAYBE HE'S JUST STUCK IN A CORNER..."). Fortunately several learned fans, including @zhonnika and Nancy Knisley, came to our rescue with wise words that essentially boiled down to: Johnny doesn't meet any of the criteria for Envelopes A, B, or C because those are based on last year's results, a time period during which he was enjoying having an actualfax life for a few brief shining moments. Those Envelopes receive funding from USFSA, but apparently the Envelopes (why am I capitalizing this FFS?) can change before and during the season. So as long as his name remains on the ISP list, it's all good. As of course any list with Johnny's name on it would be. Unless he's being bad. In which case the list is even better.

Next up: The Grand Prix invitation announcement is expected from the ISU this coming Monday, May 21, although rumor has it that this vital bit of news may initiate from Switzerland at some point that would conveniently be the middle of the night in the U.S., so we currently plan to launch a drunken Twitter party Operation Super Panic this Sunday night into Monday whilst we await the ISU proclamation. Again, learned fans anticipate that the announcement will be posted here, where the Grand Prix events for 2012-2013 are already listed. #OMG #shitjustgotreal O.O #howarewegoingtosurvivetheseasonwecan'tevenhandlethepressreleases

OK then. Before we begin helplessly flailing on a 24/7 basis (oh wait some of us have already started), here's some awesome picspam from last night. Please enjoy it.

Photos from every conceivable angle via FilmMagic, WireImage, DayLife, Billy Farrell Agency, and Guest of a Guest unless otherwise noted.

Photo tweeted by Victor in response to fans' desperate pleas 
to know what outfit Johnny had chosen for 
the evening: "What is he wearing? Here it is... #ostrich." 
We spent the rest of the night trying to figure out 
if he meant Johnny's Birkin was ostrich, 
or Johnny's appearance reminded him of an ostrich... 
Because we have no lives. None at all.

One more with the sunglasses...

...and finally, tweeted by @ABTBallet: 
"@JohnnyGWeir makes his way inside."

Bonus pics!! From the black-and-white portion of our pageant. 
Because Daniil tweeted that he was catching up 
on Mad Men after his performance, and any mention 
of the '60s turns everything black-and-white in my head...

From the photo tweeted by Johnny 
("With the star of the show @daniil! Konichiwa!"
and later also by Daniil.

Black-and-white version of the photo tweeted by Victor. 
Gorgeous happy husbands. ♥ Very dapper indeed, 
in the best sense of the word.

Bonus video!! A brief glimpse of the incredible power, 
grace, and magnetism that is Daniil Simkin. 
See more on his YouTube channel.

From Sunday's special 
Mother's Day post!
Photo © David Ingogly.
See more here.

Very special thanks to North Carolina resident 
and all-around awesome person Jana Colgin 
for the petition link. Please visit the 
"Repeal Amendment One" Facebook page for more info.

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

New on Johnny's website!!
In early June he'll be heading to China 
for Artistry on Ice: Red Temptation
Weibo, here we come!!

Why yes he is!! 
Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

It's not too late! Subscribe now 
and get the entire Johnny Weir perspective, 
including his never-before-heard free skate commentary 
available exclusively on icenetwork.com!

Q and A! Go read it now!

Johnny's Glitter and Ice collection 
with MAC is pretty much sold out, 
but I'm leaving this video on here 
for a little while longer 
because I love it so much.

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!"

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 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


germansoulmate said...

Johnny and Victor were glowing...Johnny even more so. I can´t repeat it often enough...and excuse me for sounding like a record (it´s a relict of a long lost time like the sixties or so..and thus fit in with your black&white gorgeousness)..I can´t repeat it often enough, Johnny looks absolutely happy...alone and with Victor. You can see it in EVERY.SINGLE.PIC. It looks like everything has been falling into place over the past few months. I´m grateful for that on Johnny´s, and Victor´s, behalf.

Thanks for collecting all these great pics in one place where we can visit them whenever we need some sunshine.

juncolove said...

Thank you for explaining the envelope thing...I can't figure it out by myself. Hope I can join the drunken Twitter party!
Love all the photos. Victor's "ostrich" made me LOL... Oh Vitya, how I love your sense of humor! I really love this outfit by Johnny. So elegant and creative, beautiful♥
Thank you for this post!

Nancy Knisley said...

So instead of the pointe shoes Johnny tweeted about maybe wearing to the ballet, he went with pointy shoes.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

ty for the envelope explanation . . . looking forward to more updates on lists and more envelopes . . .

and, um, now i'm thinking about things tasting like paper. or being close to paper.

hee hee!

awesome pics!

Sasha Baltikoff said...

Late to the party as usual, What Beatrice says is so funny! I was just thinking precisely the same thing. Then arrive at comments to see it was the first thing pointed out. They do glow brightly & it is wonderful to see. Nancy & Luis rock for removing the panic & pointing out why we shouldn't. & I will try to make the twitter party Sunday, I'll just stick to virgin cocktails. I really wish there was a virgin wine.... I miss wine.(WHINE!) I mean other than grapejuice... I digress. Excellent as always Binkykins.

aaaack said...

Johnny and Victor look happy and stunning.

WheresMyKoppy said...

I kind of already understood the envelope thing. I figured it out a couple of years ago, and it kind of irritated me at the time because I saw it as another way for the skating establishment to give Johnny a hard time by giving him less funding according to his 'envelope' ranking. But of course that really isn't the case, as much as we might want to try and make it the case. But envelope panic, lol!

Thanks for including the video of Daniil. And, I have to say that the picture he took with Johnny wasn't particularly flattering to him. Of course he WAS standing next to Johnny, lol!

And I definitely agree that Johnny and Victore are both glowing. I love how in that one pic going in to the gala Johnny is posing for photogs while Victor stands patiently off to the side.

Tema is one well off dog, isn't he?