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Spooky, But Make It Sexy

October 29, 2019

Luckily for us, Nurse Bartsch’s annual Halloween turn-up lives at MoMA PS1, a 5-second walk over the Pulaski Bridge from Greenpoint––so even those of us without the company Uber account “accidentally” still signed in on our phones got to dance with the likes of Mykki BlancoAmanda Lepore and Kyle Farmery to "Rise and Shine" mashups, before migrating to the afterparty, conveniently located at Elsewhere.


Bartschland Follies at the McKittrick Hotel Is an Evolution of NYC Cabaret

July 06, 2018

Kyle Farmery, a Susanne stan, offers support and encouragement to any creative human who needs it at Follies.

“I think Susanne does an incredible job of finding new and fresh talent, and putting on shows that no one has ever seen before,” Kyle commented. “Follies is a twisted cabaret circus full of incredibly talented performers who are trailblazing their own paths, and Susanne gives them the space and the opportunity to do that.”



June 04, 2018

Life Ball was held over the weekend in Vienna, Austria with performers, drag queens, artists, models, and nightlife denizens jetting in from around the world to attend the event to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. This year the event paid homage to The Sound of Music and welcomed Patti LaBelle, Paris Jackson, Adrian Brody, Kelly Osbourne, Caitlyn Jenner, and Rufus Wainwright to Vienna’s City Hall for the party of the year.

Photographer Marco Ovando  began documenting the trip on the plane ride from New York City on Thursday night until the wee hours at the party on Sunday. “I love Life Ball because it brings all these different characters from all over the world for a good cause,” Ovando told us. “I love the diversity of the people I get to shoot there. Between the models, which is obviously my favorite thing to shoot to the drag queens. Everyone’s there!”


Kelly Osbourne goes strapless in black pleated gown at Life Ball in Vienna

June 02, 2018

Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne's daughter Kelly went strapless in a dramatic black pleated gown at the 25th annual Life Ball at Vienna's City Hall on Saturday.

The 33-year-old presenter bared her tattooed arms in the layered creation, and she cinched her waist with a large black belt.

After years and years of sporting her signature lavender mohawk, the London-born, LA-raised reality star bleached her hair platinum blonde in February.

Both androgynous model Kyle Farmery and Australian songstress Betty Who managed to dwarf Kelly, who stands 5ft2in in her bare feet, at the Sound of Music-themed HIV/AIDS fundraiser.


Zandwagon Models Show What "Beautiful" Looks Like

June 27, 2018

Makeup allows me to express how I’m feeling each day. Not only does it allow me to visually express my creativity, it’s also the most powerful tool to emphasize my bold facial features and make them appear even more dramatic.

My makeup [signature] has always been a strong eye and a matte red lip. Ever since I bleached my eyebrows, I’ve been experimenting with makeup and learning how to make my white eyebrows pop using white powder. The way that most people pencil in their eyebrows to make them a contrasting facial feature is what I’m doing in reverse — trying to make the white eyebrow pop instead of fade into my pale skin tone.


Tanner Abel's 'Persona' Series Monumentalizes Queer Stars

May 10, 2018

Like so many queer folks raised in conservative towns, Tanner Abel was lured to New York in hopes of experiencing firsthand the LGBTQ liberation this city has fostered across decades. The rising photographer, who's currently working towards his BFA at Parsons, studied the glorified Studio 54 era and tumultuous club kid height, using this research to capture today's queer community through a timeless, informed lens.

Abel's new series Persona, aims to monumentalize LGBTQ nightlife stars, who're often treated as extras in the context of fashion and entertainment. In his studio, these individuals are the main focus, and they're presented in ways that both celebrate and dramatize their personalities. He's recruited Drag Race sensations Aja and Aquaria, as well as costume designer Hana Quist; NYC nightlife fixations Linux and Kyle Farmery, and Brooklyn's rising queen West Dakota also get Abel's stylized treatment. 

PAPER caught up with Abel to break down Persona, and the importance of making visible queer art in 2018.


Filthy Gorgeous: Six Queens Serve High Fashion in the City That Never Sleeps

March 12, 2018

What is New York if not a city of night, as John Rechy titled his classic 1963 novel chronicling Times Square’s underground world of hustlers and social outlaws? The city’s reputation is built on its dynamic nightlife—particularly a dynamic queer nightlife, embodied by a community of drag queens, go-go boys, bartenders, promoters, and so-called “personalities” that have sung the siren’s call to many a small-town gay from around the country, and the globe.


The 100 Most Eligible Bachelors: 2018

February 18, 2018

Kyle Farmery is a staple in the New York nightlife scene and a blossoming figure in the fashion world with a steady stream of looks that present an unrivaled sense of androgynous, Old Hollywood Glamour.



December 04, 2017

Travel back in time to revisit the heyday of the ‘80s with renowned eyewear designer, Alain Mikli. Known for an unceasing devotion to art, experimental design aesthetic, and decades-long cache of distinct glasses frames, V is paying tribute to the iconic brand with an online exclusive.

Channel the era’s decadent high-glam fashion with Mikli’s collection of avant-garde eyewear that embodies the spirit of the radical decade, using far-out styles that juxtapose archival frames with Mikli's thoroughly modern present offerings. Click through the slideshow to harken back to a moment in time where vibrant fashion reigned supreme.


All the Pictures From Marc Jacobs and RuPaul's Drag Ball at New York Fashion Week

September 08, 2017

We're all born naked and he rest is drag. So it figures that RuPaul put on his best vintage DJ drag, complete with a track suit and boy wig, to host a Drag Ball with former Drag Race judge Marc Jacobs in the middle of New York Fashion Week. While spinning an eclectic mix ranging from freestyle to disco—and, at one point, his own hit "Sissy That Walk"—at the McKittrick Hotel in West Chelsea, RuPaul couldn't help but jump over the stage barrier every 15 minutes or so to dance with fans. The crowd included Michelle Visage, Bounce musician Big Freedia, and a gaggle of former Drag Race contestants including Detox, Raja, Milk, Dida Ritz, Miss Fame and Violet Chachki, who can all be counted on to make one if not multiple appearances throughout NYFW. A newly single Luann De Lesseps also decided to put drama behind her and held court on the dance floor for much of the night. Of course, the night was a warm-up for all involved for the remainder of the week. RuPaul and her drag children are in town for New York City's first edition of DragConthis weekend, while Jacobs is preparing for his runway show on Wednesday.


NYC It-Boy/Gender Illusionist Kyle Farmery Gives JSJ Posing Tips

August 30, 2017

I have been dying to meet nightlife icon/drop-dead stunner Kyle Farmery for, oh my lord, absolute AGES. His haute froidure and jaw-dropping looks give me goosebumps on my goosebumps. Such style! Such beauty! It’s TOO MUCH! So to finally noodle around inside his head – finding out what inspires him and what makes him tick – is pure bliss. For instance: Did you know he was discovered at age 12 by his nightlife mentor Amanda Lepore? And that she basically taught him everything there is to know about navigating the scene and being the most glamorous creature on the planet? It’s quite a tale. Watch below as I interview him, then get some much-needed posing tips (I’m such a dork!)


Get To Know: New York's iconic Club Kid Collective 'The Slather Factory'

August 24, 2017

New York gave birth to everything you ever dream about. Studio 54, Andy Warhol, The Club Kids on the nineties, CBGB, Punk, Limelight, Patti Smith, The Tunnel. Literally everything ever has happened in New York, and probably happened there first. This cultural metropolis is incomparable when it comes to its nightlife scene. The city that never sleeps never even gets tired. And how could it when the gatekeepers to this nightlife scene are so insatiably creative?


The New New York

July 14, 2017

In V108, we spotlight 57 of the city's most influential creators and social stars in the season's boldest Fall fashion.


welcome to the emerald city: introducing kyle farmery

June 20, 2017

As the last few yellow bricks start falling into place, we had a few minutes to catch up with another of our fabulous NO PLACE LIKE HOMO hosts: King of Couture, Kyle Farmery. Known for his signature androgynous, ultra-glamorous style, Farmery’s career began at the ripe age of 12 when he was taken under the wing of legendary personality and trans icon Amanda Lepore. This comes as no surprise; like Lepore, his stunning looks harken back to classic beauty and high fashion runway and editorial styles from decades past. Over the years, Farmery has been labeled a club kid; but iconoclast seems a better fit for him. His style savvy and knack for creating timeless looks prove that he is a veteran in the field, and put him in a different category from your average well-dressed partygoer. What does come as a surprise, however, is his age--Farmery is just 22--but, his style shows a maturity beyond his years.


Document 4 by Inez & Vinoodh, Peter Philips, and David Vandewal

May 31, 2017

A cast of personalities—including Adwoa Aboah, actress Hari Nef, actor Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, artist Olympia Scarry, and nightlife arbiter Lady Fag—joined Inez & Vinoodh, Christian Dior Makeup's Creative Director Peter Philips, and stylist David Vandewal for this intimate cover story from Document No. 10.


Queer Model/Beauty Icon Kyle Farmery Stars in A-Morir’s Retro Eyewear Campaign

April 21, 2017

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...One of the most gorgeous creatures on the New York club scene today, Kyle Farmery, is the face of the new A-Moirir eyewear campaign. And WHAT A FACE IT IS! Check out the fab images love and below.

OUT Magazine

Must See: A-Morir's Retro Eyewear Campaign, Starring Queer Model Kyle Farmery By Justin Moran

April 21, 2017

New York City eyewear atelier A-Morir pays homage to pioneering women in the music for its new spring ’17 campaign. Starring queer model Kyle Farmery, the retro kaleidoscope-like imagery references girl groups of the ‘50s and ‘60s-Shangri Las, Supremes and Ronettes- as well as the leading ladies of ‘80s pop, from Cyndi Lauper to Annie Lennox.

February 22, 2017

"Out magazine has a marvelous profile on 21st century glamourpuss Kyle Farmery and her transformative style journey. As someone who has gasped over her social media pics for years now, I can assure you, she is the real deal.

Except, whoops. I’m misgendering him."

-By James St. James

February 22, 2017

Kyle Farmery is not who you think he is. “I prefer 'he,'” Farmery says. “I'm a dude. I'm someone with a boy's personality who happens to like makeup and pretty things. But I still think like a dude.” Virtually everything about Farmery, a staple in the New York nightlife scene and a blossoming figure in the fashion world, defies traditional expectations—including his age ... As Farmery gracefully moves through a space, his natural black hair pulled back tight to accentuate his face, and his arms draped in fur to go with his laced-up heeled boots, he schmoozes with almost everyone, in the eloquent voice of a veteran New Yorker. It's a shock to the system when he tells you he's 21 years old.

December 16, 2016

Kyle Farmery; Edie Windsor, the same-sex marriage plaintiff; and Vivian Farmery.

Credit: Deidre Schoo for The New York Times

November 25, 2016

"Wanna know your tea from your shade? Well take a peek at our NYC glossary of drag hunty!"

November 18, 2016

"Like seemingly every party in New York these days, social media served as a focal point with Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio Snapchatting the night away and guests Instagramming themselves in front of photo booths, body paint–covered dancers, oversize logos, and of course, a trio of glamorous drag queens."

November 18, 2016

On Thursday night, to celebrate his Eighties-themed resort collection, Jacobs staged a late-night party in Williamsburg.

...Further inside, a pair of drag queens, Kyle Farmery and Aquaria, stood tall on elevated platforms inside of gigantic Marc Jacobs shopping bags. Both of them wore sky-high heels while passing out arcade tickets, and one wondered if their feet might start to hurt after several hours of standing and posing. “I wear heels all the time; I’m an all-or-nothing girl,” Farmery said. “Drag queens are everything in fashion.”

October 13, 2016

Welcome to the Slather Factory, a self-described "collective of queer performers and exhibitionists to celebrate a safe space of love and liberation." Curator and self proclaimed "Slatherist" Love Bailey and her wild crew of over the top fashion stars recently hosted an evening at NYC's Ace Hotel called "The Awakening" with performances by Sateen, Bebe Huxley, Neocamp, Terry Lovette & Miss Tosh and appearances by Kyle Farmery, Ryan Burke, Aquaria, Ashley Smith, Sussi and the rest of the "slatherists." This queer crew considers Slather "creating something out of nothing with the power of your own hands"

September 21, 2016

"During Fashion Week, Milk Studios is taken over by MADE, one of the leaders in finding emerging talent and giving it a runway. They dub it MADE Fashion Week because it is, truly, its own force of nature. Here, photographer Andrew Boyle captures the characters that flood its west side headquarters during the week-long event. They’re the personalities that make taste rather than consume it. Get to know them in the gallery, below. You’ll be feeling their influence for years to come."

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