Madonna’s ‘Blonde Ambition’ Dancers Tell Their Own Stories 

Madonna Blonde Ambition Tour Documentary focusing on the dancers

The Panorama main program of the Berlin International Film Festival which kicks off next month, includes “Strike a Pose,” a feature documentary from Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan…

via Madonna’s ‘Blonde Ambition’ Dancers Tell Their Own Storie | Shadow and Act


Willi Ninja (1961-2006)

Oooh, child, you are fierce


Willi Ninja (aka William Roscoe Leake)

word | vision |  sound

Bottom gifs from useless-phlegm via Tumblr:

“Deep in Vogue” video featuring Willi Ninja, Aldonna Xtravaganza, and Adrian Xtravaganza 1989 (music by Malcolm McLaren)

Eight years ago the world lost one of its brightest stars.

Where to start with a personality both as charming as he was talented. There have only been two times that have left me awe-struck & speechless, one of which were the few occasions we met. There is nearly no day that goes by when I don’t think of him, channeling his grace/style/spirit. #RestInPower



“He also taught models how to strut, giving stars like Naomi Campbell pointers early in their careers.”


The Guardian Obituary:  Dance master who took voguing from the gay club scene on to the catwalk


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Funniest Thing I’ve read in forever

Stuck in a New York Fashion Week elevator with Andre Leon Talley

Andre Leon Talley draped in Furs

His Royal Highness

Making a sharp exit after a fashion show is key when you’re crazy storeys up in a high-rise building. The queues for the lift take what feels like a lifetime when you’re rushing to the next show across town. So getting into the very first lift down after the Oscar de la Renta show on the 25th floor of 11 West 42nd Street was a massive score.

Ten smug fashion editors – the notoriously outspoken former editor-at-large of American Vogue Andre Leon Talley, WSJ’s Meenal Mistry and Paula Knight, Le Figaro’s Godfrey Deeny,’se Davidson Hudson, the Telegraph Magazine’s Daniela Agnelli and me (and three more I have yet to identify), plus Jim the elevator man – were on their way. Or not, as became evident when the lift jerked to a standstill around the second floor.

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You Twerq?!

Willi Ninja_Vogue Darling

Willi Ninja (Credit: Photograph from Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92)

You Twerq?!

Bitch, Please

concept & execution: DAKrolak

in response to a post by my fantastical friend PhDJ/Richard Appedon