Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Edward Gorey Halloween Spectacular

Shien Lee is a master of disguise. As the nightlife impresario behind Dances of Vice, a roving costume party troupe, Lee might appear as a cancan dancer one night and a gothic Victorian lady the next. Since its inception three years ago, her troupe has amassed an underground cult following that cuts across New York City subcultures from punk to burlesque. This Halloween is especially huge for Lee, as she prepares for an Edward Gorey Halloween Brunch Spectacular at the Highline Ballroom followed by a Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute at Le Poison Rouge. Here, the 25-year-old reveler talks about her penchant for maquillage born from another era (Weimar Berlin, to be exact), where to find rhinestone-studded lashes, and how to really keep your lipstick from moving (two words: hair spray). (continue at style.com)

Tickets for October 31 available here.