Mary squirted me and has a behind the scenes shot:
Sholem Krishtalka’s LURKING is an ongoing, open-ended series of drawings based on her friends’ Facebook photos.
And I got lurked with the messiest photo I put on facebook. Hover to see, really flattering. So honoured.
Recently, I started asking friends at parties what their all time favourite song is. Usually, people enter in a kind of blank stare, hypnotized mode, thinking hard & going back in time through a wormhole. Before I get to bored, waiting for um-teen minutes for an answer, I blare out: “Mine is Burn by Usher.” Most of the time, this is greeted with laughter, disbelief and mockery. I don’t care, ’cause the haters can’t take Burn away from me.
Also, a lot of people don’t seem to remember that I’m in the video. It was a very exciting time in my life when Usher’s manager called and said: “Ush wants and needs you in his next clip.” I just screamed into the phone: “Where is my flight ticket?” and hung up. Next thing you know, I was in L.A. shooting a video with Usher under burning palm trees. My love was burning up for him. SO HOT.
Of course, I’m totally into lyrics of the song. At the beginning, Usher is so sure that the relationship is over. Only when he calls his new “girlfriends” by the ex’s name, he realizes the big mistake. But Usher knows, the boss lady ain’t coming back. So he has to: LET IT BURN.
Ok, I’m not really in this frame, but we did a photo shoot for the big picture on the wall.
This scene features a one of a kind Usher jacket with a print of me in Japanese drag on the back. So cute.
Another fun Burn moment. I mean does he even recognize I’m still thurr for him? As you can see, I was trying my hardest to get noticed.
I ruined a couple of shots for this scene on purpose. I wanted to show my pretty make up and always turned around to blink my lashes. This would have been so good. Anyways, it was lots of fun to stop Ushy in the middle of the road. Total Boss Lady style.
And now, just check out the full clip. Burn.
Happy New Year, Dear Readers.
As I was slipping into 2010, I thought it was time for a new product placement on produzentin.com. And why not kick start the decade with one of my favourite cookies on a stick: Oreo Sippers. Peoples south of the border call them Oreo Fun Stix.
Can I propose a new name & tagline:
Oreo Suckle Sipper Fun Stix. They make you feel like a little piglet.
Here we go. Open them Sippers.
Just a little suckle.
I want more. Of course.
So thirsty. Mmmhhh. Me like.
So refreshing! Got milk?
I know it has been awfully quiet around here. But there were a couple of parties and I djed at some.
The best time was to be had at the closing night party of the TDT show Chiasmata. After coming home, I had a whale of a time on the floor.
As you may or may not know, living in Canada sometimes feels a little bit like living in a fashion desert. After 3 years in Toronto, I have turned it into a virtue. After hours, days, months on the interwebz, I have found my favourite online stores. Of course, I had to select the shops based on their Bernhard Willhelm and Martin Margiela availability.
The list below will give you an unparalleled view on the websites I spend most of my time at. Click. Click. Click. Shopping Cart. Cart. Cart. Buy. Bought. Bought.
And when you find yourself buying from the stores, just think of it as your own personal economy stimulus plan.
Pump the money back into the financial system!
# B Store
Mary introduced me to b-store. We met up in London and paid the b a visit. It was such a pleasurable experience, because the Bernhard truck had just unloaded a couple of Muumuus (pictured above & below). After leaving London, I called Kirk & Matthew a week later and ordered another BW fix. Brilliant service & always some hot shit to look at.
# Corner, The
A sister site to yoox.com, The Corner sells the most recent menswear collections. I’m still not sure why they don’t ship to Canada (yoox.com does). I sent them an email once a month asking about shipment to Toronto but to no avail. I hate them a little bit. What I usually do is get my order shipped to Germany and a friend has to FedEx it to my place.
Another weird thing is that some of the labels are available in European countries but not in the US, for instance Bernhard. So make sure you select different countries to get the whole experience. Make it work.
It looks like they will be getting Walter van Beirendonck for summer. Bernhard, Margiela, Raf Simons, Viktor & Rolf are already there.
One of my favourites. Doshaburi is from Japan and they have a shop in Barcelona, where they ship from. When I went to the store last summer, there was always a very friendly Japanese woman working there, helping me with my hysterical questions. One of the best Bernhard Willhelm (men’s only) sites, they carry so many more exciting designers, it would take me months to list them all. Last time I ordered, I got a Bernhard poster / look book thing with my sweater. Amazing. Buy something now!
# Far Fetched
One stop for 20 shops in old Europe. Haven’t gotten anything fetched yet. Can’t be long. B Store is part of Far Fetch, too, so you can actually shop with them twice. Neat.
I love Fatal, based in Minneapolis of all places, but have to say their sale is not the best. Most of the clothing gets reduced by 30% only. But who cares? I got my beautiful & humongous Bernhard pot scarf (picture above & below), that I wore as a dress from them.
# Good Hood
I haven’t personally ordered anything from Good Hood, but I like their site and selections. That’s easy, because there are a couple of Bernhard women’s dresses that I would like to get my mittens on.
# Kron Kron
From Reykjavik. In the summer, they had wonderful dip dye Bernhard dresses. They are sold out now & I can’t wait for the new deliveries. Click them daily.
Based in the old town of Montreal, this is the only Canadian store on the list. Birgit and myself stopped by the lovely store last year & threw some serious dough at the welcoming sales people. My favourites lines here are Bless & Zibskov. Mary loves herself some Complex Geometries. Reborn also has the Six Scents perfume collection; therefore they are the only place in Canada where you can get Wicken 3000.
The Bernhard usually sells out pretty quick at this New York store. If you want a specific piece, you need to call them around the time when the new collections arrive and get pictures sent BEFORE they post them to the website. Otherwise, the best stuff is already gone. You snooze, you loose.
# 10 Corso Como
I can’t wait from 10 Corso Como to open their online boutique. Comme des Garcons galore. Went to their shop a couple of years ago, when I was in Tokyo. I want to go again, right NOW.
I haven’t included eluxury.com in the list above as they only ship within the US and you have to use an US credit card. Thank you very much. However, I have to admit, that I ordered a MMM necklace from them last year, and had to use a service company from Florida that bought it on my behalf and forwarded the precious metal to me. There is always a way to get the item you need!
Apart from all the online stores, I can recommend randomly calling Margiela boutiques around the world to ask about products you really need. For instance, my dear friend Mary Messhausen loves the diamond necklace, bracelet and ring (pictured below)! Call them NOW.
I personally like to chat with Colin from the NYC Margiela boutique. He is very friendly and last time I was at the store, his arm was broken, which added some extra cute clumsiness.
Back when I lived in Germany, I only shopped at Heimat. If you’re ever in Cologne, you have to pay them a visit. Andy and Andreas are in charge of my favourite store in Germany & they publish the amazing Mode Depesche, for whom I did an interview with Jean-Paul Lespagnard and other articles.
So now, keep the economy going and buy. bought. bought.
You’ve probably been wondering, why doesn’t she have the iPhone already? I know, I know. But there is a simple answer: I was waiting for the pink edition.
I’ve been playing with the new phone for 2 days now and I appreciate all the features. On the other hand, I’m thinking, do I really need it? So, I guess I’m going to return it in the next couple of days. This is the new me. I can admire things from afar. Right.
After Frankfurt Gay Pride, the tour with Ms. Messhausen led us through 3 countries and 5 cities in 8 days. It was the blast, during which we rediscovered our love for the German article “die” (pronounced dee). As some of you may remember this site started as dieproduzentin.de
After Mary went back to Toronto last Sunday, I needed a rest from the binge purge & shopping excesses. Cocooning seemed like the only solution.
Tuesday night, I watched “Die Stein“, a new TV series about die lustig lüsterne Lehrerleben. A welcome surprise of the show is the former Fassbinder actress Irm Herrman in a supporting role as the school’s secretary.
Anyway, here is a picture of die pumps I bought in Antwerp. Now, I’m asking myself, might die MMM heels be to demure?
Photo by Bitz
Wait till you see the dress
A lot of times when going out in Toronto, especially when wearing Bernhard Willhelm or Comme des Garçons, I get the insulting question: “Did you make that yourself?”
Guess I have to face the demons now.
produzentin.com turned 4 last week. I want to say thank you to all you wonderful readers out there by giving you a little present which involves the pants I’m wearing above.
The pants are from the latest Bernhard Willhelm collection. I was at the fashion show in Paris in January. They’re in the 5th picture from the top, the model in the coat watering the bucket is wearing them.
Get your own Bernhard after the jump.
On the way home after a fun night out. Obviously loaded.
Blouse and pictures by Mary Messhausen.
This huge painting is by Dina Draeger and will be for sale at gallery Muehlfeld & Stohrer in Frankfurt for the equivalent of 140 big bottles of M by Mariah. Until yesterday I hadn’t even heard of Dina or the gallery.
Let me tell you the whole story:
My friend Mischel Noel discovered the painting by walking past the gallery. The story spread like wildfire and a couple of hours later Doc Nancy visited the scene. The gallery owner told her that Dina said that the picture that the painting is based on was taken at the carnival of cultures in Caracas. Right.
Let me tell you where it was taken:
AT EFFIN GAY PRIDE FRANKFURT IN 2003.
OK. More of my friends went to the gallery, looked at the painting and spoke to the owner. Last night he told Bitz (disguised as an art collector) that the painting probably won’t make it into the show, because Dina had lied to him about the origins of the piece. He said that a couple of people came to the gallery and they know the person on the painting.
Now let me ask you, what should I do:
- Just be grateful for the amazing painting with its wonderful play of light and colour.
- Demand for the nose to be fixed. produzentin doesn’t have such an ugly knobby nose anymore. As everyone nose.
- Put my entertainment lawyer on speed dial. There is a smell of big money with which produzentin can buy liters and liters of M by Mariah.
Hit the comments and let me know.
The opening of the show is this Friday, June 22 from 6 to 9 pm.
Please go and show your love. I heard that Dina will be in attendance.
The gallery is located next door to a popular gay sauna at Fahrgasse 27 in Frankfurt.
Is this a familiar look?
From an early post at produzentin.com
Here is another picture straight from the vault.
From right to left: Nancy, Tammy (in her Britney pose) and me.
After a wonderful night out with the best friends one could possibly have, I woke up this morning and treated myself with very very delicious Sno Balls. It’s the perfect breakfast: The balls are pink and sweet from the outside but are dark and lovely from the inside. Layers and layers of fun. Amazing.
Nobody nose me
Layers of fun
Sno Balls by Hostess
On the same day in 2005: Older
Yesterday I spent a wonderful afternoon with my dear friend Margot. She just came back to Toronto from visiting her family in Nova Scotia. Margot had lots of amazing stories to tell and a delicious recipe to share. She knows I love all things east coast.
This cookie recipe is apparently a tradition of her family. They are called Mucho Nuchos. They don’t require baking and are a tasty treat.
So, if you want to surprise your guests, here is the run down:
3 bags of peanut butter chips
3 bags of chocolate chips
3 cups of peanuts (give or take)
1 bag of salted potato chips (Ruffles are suggested)
Pictures by Oliver
This is all you need
Mix the chocolate and peanut butter chips in a big pot
Put them on medium heat
Especially in the beginning, you have to stir hard
We obviously couldn’t wait
Margot adds the peanuts
Potato chips, now!
More hard stirring required
Almost done: just put the cookies on a tray…
…and into the freezer for a couple of minutes.
Freezers are the new ovens.
Mucho Nuchos: A heavenly feast.
Just a little suggestion: wash them down with some Diet Coke plus
(that’s Diet Coke with added vitamins and minerals)
Margot and I love to have a balanced diet.
I’m really sorry for the lack of updates this past week but I had to get settled at the new place and cram all my clothes into the tiny little closet. Anyhow, the boxes are unpacked, the new sofa was delivered.
To celebrate the UFOs landing, Mary Messhausen came over in the afternoon and we drowned a bottle of fruity red wine. Accccccciiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeed!
After a long day of shopping on Saturday, including three hours at b store, we went back to the abandoned apartment and took a disco nap. Later, we got up and headed over to a club where they were playing dub- and grimestep. Mary, Maria and I tried to dance to this silly music but that joint was overrun with toddlers.
With no luck on the dance floor we moved on over to a pub, The Joiner’s Arms. Mary and I heard a rumor that there may or may not be rent boys near the washrooms. So we had a little treasure hunt, when suddenly, Mary’s hand bag went missing. We were all Messhausen from that point on.
Totally bummed out, we headed back to the apartment to sober up.
Sunday morning, to lift our spirits, we had an impromptu photo shoot with all the Bernhard Willhelm stuff that we got our mitts on.
Pictures by Maria. Click to enlarge.
Sunday afternoon, we received a phone call from a very friendly couple. They told us that they had found the bag and all that was in it, cluttered at a back alley just around the corner from the pub. We picked it up a few hours later. Only a cat had pissed on Mary’s shawl.
When it became obvious that I had to spend a couple of more weeks in Frankfurt before heading back to Toronto, Mary called me and said: I’m going to be in London on a business trip, girl, you better come over and visit ME.
So, I did. You better not mess with Mary Messhausen.
I arrived in London and Mary was supposed to be staying with a friend of hers but when I got to the address it was an abandoned apartment. After a hard night of drinking and kebabs we pushed through the garbage and went to bed.
Waking up in bed with Bernhard Willhelm
And now we shop. Wait and see what we bring home.
I am devastated. This is the end.
As you know, I deserved to win at the Gay Bloggies.
The Best Canadian Blog award is mine. I was at the Rockies, Tim Hortons, the Niagara Falls. I’ve been to Dildo, Newfoundland. I even visited a Sugarshack. How much more Canadian can you be?
Why can the whole interweb vote, when it was already clear that produzentin.com is the winner? I hate democracy. I’m fuming!
Congratulations to the winner, bravehound.com, whose most recent post is about a VERY interesting Nokia headset. He is Borg. Don’t judge.
Thanks to all who voted for me.
This is the end. Basta.
By the time you read this you already know that produzentin loves all new soda pops. Actually, I’m only interested in the big names, Pepsi, Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper.
So, I think when Coca Cola heard of my fabulous Diet Pepsi Jazz campaign, they didn’t want to be second best. Coke wanted to have a produzentin jingle for their freshest creation, too.
And finally people can ask: How do you want your Coke? With milk or blÄk? Some sugar?
Just blÄk, please!
The produzentin website turns 3 today.
It seems like it has been going on much longer. What did I do before its launch? Well, this may be the story of my prequel blog coming to the interweb in the very distant future.
Anyway, I thought that my Diet Pepsi Jazz Jingle didn’t get enough attention. I guess only Pandy listenend to it. So without further ado, here it is again. And this time, do a remix or even better, leave a comment because produzentin depends on comments like Mariah on Butterflies.
I am so the spokeswoman for Jazz
You know I’m a sucker for new soft drinks. So I was extremely excited when I heard about Diet Pepsi Jazz or is it Jazz Pepsi Diet or Jazz by Pepsi Diet. I am especially feeling the Strawberry and Cream flavour. Very yummy. My taste buds are blooming.
Yes, you can do your own remix of my Jazz Jingle.
Add some sax or horn. Jazz it up, feel the flavour.
All you haters step back: produzentin eats Rappers and Poppers for breakfast. They taste so good. Hot jalapenos and melted cheese in a ball or stick… What more can you ask for early in the morning?
I got my first write-up in Toronto. And I thought I could keep the hat secret to myself.
Thanks to Kevin of Daily Dose.
I don’t want to blog about Pink, the movie by Charlie White. Because it is an ad for a sneaker company and THEY want me to do just that. So I don’t.
But I’m a fanin of Charlie White ever since I saw his pictures of Joshua eons ago.
I was just out of bed, wearing my cheap ass christmas pyjama, when I sucked in the short film.
Happy Easter and get yourself some lamb.
Pictures from my recent stay at the farm north of Toronto.
As I am free from all contractual obligations (at least for a year) I can sing Emancipation with Prince. Feel free to join me. Next song on the list is Free. Again, by Prince.
I’ve been tryin’ 2 break the chain
Get my little ass out the game
I’d rather sing with a bit more harmony
Emancipation – break the chain, break the chain
Nach dem arrival in unserem süßen Gästezimmer konnte ich es kaum fassen, dass vor dem Fenster diese entzückenden rosa Vorhänge angebracht waren.
Am Morgen nach der ersten jet-lag Nacht schob ich die rosa Pracht beiseite und sah im gegenüberliegenden Park ein schneeweisses und kurz darauf ein schneeschwarzes squirrel. Gute Laune garantiert.
Happy New Year to all the people of the world!
prodi has a brand new toy! her ibook gold.
es hält mich die ganze nacht wach und ich produziere, schreibe, mixe und ab und an auch mal ein chat. alles sehr heiss. und ich kann mein kleines ibook überall mithin nehmen. mein alter imac fliegt jetzt gleich aus dem fenster.
ich kann mich nur nicht entscheiden, wie die festplatte in dem booki heissen soll. in meinem imac heissen sie glitter und pearls. mein ipod heisst zur zeit mimi, ehemals sammy jo und vorher luke (wegen luke fuller, nicht skywalker, danke).
Die süsse Tasche habe ich mir vor zwei Wochen geholt. Das gute Stück von Bernhard Willhelm bringt mich in meinen Gedanken direkt an die Croisette. Have you the right investment strategy? steht auf dem Label im Innern der Chainbag. Mit dem Spruch will ich mir an der CÃ´te d’Azur einen Investmentbänker angeln. Wish me lots of luck!
Last Sunday I visited the Niebaum-Coppola winery in Napa Valley. The winery was bought by Francis Ford Coppola in 1995 and let me tell you, it is a gem! The atmosphere and interiors are very European and I felt at home immediately.
I spent a lot of time at the tasting rooms and the shop. Apart from wine, they sell such great items as Mama Coppola’s Pasta Book, Mammarella Pasta & Sauce (inspired by Francis’ childhood days), Neapolitan Dipping Oil (selected by FC) and my favorite jet set product SofiaMini, which I’m swallowing down my throat on the right. It tastes quite refreshing and even better than the poetical description on the SofiaMini website would make you believe.