Thursday, February 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Blogoversary!

Yes!! Johnny's cooking things up 
on Food Network again! 
He'll be one of the competitors on Season 3
of Chopped All-Stars, premiering in April. 
Screencap from the preview video below!

Oh hai.

Yes, I'm still editing that manuscript. Only 361 billion more pages to go...

But I glanced up from my screen long enough to notice that today is February 28, which, besides being the last day of the longest shortest month ever, is also the third blogoversary! Which is traditionally the "leather" anniversary, so here:

Monday, February 25, 2013

"If I Could Be Anyone in the World, I Would Be Johnny Weir"

Johnny accepts the first annual
"Johnny Weir WinterPride Award" 
on the ice at the Penns Landing Rink during 
Philadelphia's WinterPride celebration last Friday 
(yes, the award is actually named after him). 

More than 15 years ago, a young Pennsylvania boy laced up a pair of ice skates and taught himself how to glide among the remains of cornstalks on the frozen Amish-country fields behind his house.

On Friday—three national titles, two Olympics, and one World medal later—he returned home to be honored with the very first "Johnny Weir WinterPride Award," presented by the Office of the Mayor on behalf of the City of Philadelphia.

Monday, February 18, 2013


My eyes are strongly focused on the Olympics next year, 
and I’m working very hard to pursue that dream
of competing in my third Olympics 
and winning a medal. 
Whether on the ice or in the gym, 
I’m constantly working on improving myself 
so that, even at 29 at the next Olympics, 
I’ll be just as strong as I was at my first.
— Johnny Weir,
Philadelphia Gay News.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Friday, February 15, 2013


People are like stained-glass windows. 
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, 
but when the darkness sets in, 
their true beauty is revealed only if 
there is a light from within. 
— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fashionisto: A Day at the Runways

Johnny at Asher Levine's presentation Tuesday night. 
Of all the looks he wore yesterday, 
this is the one that seemed to elicit the most 
OMGGGGGGG responses among fans...
From the gorgeous gallery at Zimbio.

I'm sorry, was I complaining about the lack of Johnny-centric NYFW photos....?

Oh. Well. Never mind.

Here are more than fifty a few from yesterday. And some videos.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fashion Is the New Math: Johnny + Alice + Olivia = Wow

Johnny at Monday's Alice + Olivia presentation. 
With bonus Cheb-inspired bowtie.
From the Zimbio gallery.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Because It's Monday

Johnny at General Idea's F/W 2013 presentation, 
from the NY Mag slideshow. Please be sure to click twice 
for gloriously huge full-size view. Love the hair.

OK, this Fashion Week continues to amaze with its utter dearth of Johnny photos. I am at a loss to understand this oversight, but remain hopeful that perhaps Tuesday will bring something beyond tiny thumbnails that, when clicked, begin gasping for breath under the agonizing weight of their own watermarks whilst forlornly wishing they had been invited to mingle with the cool kids over at the wire services (Getty: What are you doing. Only two images labeled "Front row," which are only sort of, and anyway are shot from the wrong angle to allow us to see Johnny).

Friday, February 8, 2013

"My Eyes Are Always On Sochi"

Photo tweeted by Victor on Wednesday: 
"@Depesha Russian Fashion Show 
at the Russian Consulate #NewYorkFashionWeek"

So yesterday in fandom was slightly surreal.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Speed(o) Reading

Photo tweeted by Johnny 
on the husbands' last full day in Aruba: 
"Goodnight from Aruba! 
@ The Westin Resort & Casino"

I realize that no matter what else I do with this post today, you're only going to be half-reading it, because your eyes are going to keep drifting back up to the top of the blog, and then you'll suddenly snap to, and you'll scroll a little farther down and try valiantly to pay. attention. to. the. words., and then you'll find yourself scrollllllling back up again... 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flashback Friday: Skaterpalooza!

Johnny having way too much fun
at late-night rehearsal, December 2012.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Today we present the first in a ridiculously long series of shots from the Saturday rehearsal for Holiday Dreams on Ice, but before we flash back to a freezing cold ice rink in the middle of December, let's check in with the husbands in Aruba, where they are industriously burning themselves to a crisp despite this plea echoed by fans around the world: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT ON SOME FREAKING SUNSCREEN.