A Dispatch from Vienna's Crazy Over-the-Top Life Ball
This weekend I was one of several journalists flown out to cover the 21st annual Life Ball, a massive fundraiser for HIV/AIDS research and awareness held at Vienna's City Hall. The theme was "1001 Arabian Nights" and over 1,500 people turned out for the themed bash. That meant that Barbara Eden, in her full I Dream of Jeannie regalia, was there along with hundreds of dancers who looked like extras from a naughty Vegas revue version of Aladdin and still more revelers who were naked save for some body glitter and lamps covering their crotches (rub here-get it?). To put the whole evening into perspective, Bill Clinton was there for his work with the Clinton Global Initiative and so was a bearded lady named Conchita that the New York Post has since deemed Kim Kardashian with a beard. Here's what went down:
Willam, Detox, and Vicky Vox Front Their First Ever Cosmetics Campaign, Give Us Makeup Advice
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), the vegan beauty brand best-known for its cult-fave Lip Tars, just hired its first-ever campaign models. But they aren't your usual run-of-the-mill safe celebs--they're drag queens. We caught up with the stars of the campaign, Willam, Detox, (both of whom have been on RuPaul's Drag Race), and Vicky Vox, to chat about their new gig and mine them for makeup tips (they have a ton of them!). Read on.