Archives for category: Event Extravaganza!


Okay, so if the iPhone 4’s audio capture isn’t WOWing you as much as it’s capability to capture stunning visuals <ahem>, above is a behind the scenes video of Valissa being interviewed by Tokyo TV (aka NHK) at Levi’s® Workshop in SoHo for her NHK spotlight. Pause. That’s right, Haus of Yoe is going international! Valissa has been selected by 日本放送協会 “NHK,” Japan’s national broadcasting corporation, as one of the international artists to be featured on a new television program hosted by the legendary Takeshi Kitano (Google him! This Japanese icon is a true Renaissance man. You won’t be disappointed).

You’ll have to wait until the show airs to see her night on the town at Le Bain (The Standard, New York‘s notorious, rooftop hotspot), where she popped bottles with her cronies and traded fashion notes with Nas! We’re wondering if rapper Nas’s appearance will make the final cut, as the segment was all about V—especially as she donned a show-stopping, lipstick-red, Mongolian-lamb fur coat that night, per statement-making usual.

Back to the video content…

Valissa chose to showcase her artistic vision for Japan and all of you Haus of Yoe supporters to see in this photoshoot with friend/talented photographer, Kareem Black, and the fabulous model/New York personality, Raquel Reed! DJ Jess Jubilee kept the creative energy flowing all day with a thumping DJ set, while bloggers Angela Yew, William Yan, Ladies Lotto watched all of the beautiful chaos unfold.

Valissa discuses her vision, modeled by Raquel Reed, to Tokyo TV. Bodysuit by Amanda Diva. [photo via Zoë Vickers]

Omar Figueroa, Christian A., and Team-V-newcomer Zoë Vickers represented the Haus of Yoe by maintaining the wardrobe and assisting Valissa on the shoot.

It's a V sandwich... Eat your heart out, Tokyo! Omar, Valissa, and Christian A. pose by the wardrobe for documenter du jour, Zoë Vickers (not pictured). Photo via Zoë Vickers.

The wardrobe…

The following labels (and friends!) believe in Valissa’s vision and lended some of the most extraordinary pieces:

Clothing by: The Blonds. Katie Gallagher. Amanda Diva.

Shoes by: Irregular Choice. Christian Louboutin!

Jewelry and Accessories by: LaureLuxe Jewelry. Bruce Snell Jewelry. A-Morir by Kerin Rose! Deryck Todd.

[Click on the photos to enlarge and admire the Power Collabo eye candy!]


Live conceptual art, immortalized!
For more, check out Sam Dane’s account of the mayhem, Raquel Reed’s insight, and Kareem Black’s angle.
For more behind the scenes videos and Valissa Exclusives™, check Valissa’s YouTube channel.
And we’ll let you know once Tokyo TV releases and airs the segment.
Thank you!

‘Hot as Hell,’ indeed! Special guests VintageVandalizm and Raquel Reed helped V and the Trouble & Bass crew celebrate Drop The Lime’s latest single (which we’ve included at the end of this post). There was an amazing turn out at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, as partygoers dressed the part, packed the house, and danced all night to the unique electro-rockabilly sounds served up by Drop The Lime.

Our lovely ladies commanded the party:

”]Look who else came through… The one and only Roxy Cottontail.


”]Keeping the energy up!


”]The hair, the makeup, the ensembles…Divine!


”]All hands on deck for Drop The Lime!


”]For Trouble & Bass’s coverage of this main event with photos from HiFiCartel.


And more from the lovely VintageVandalizm and the spicy Raquel Reed.

We at the Haus of Yoe can’t wait for the next power collabo!

We’ll leave you with a taste of the night’s musical mood 


Attention all Haus of Yoe Hellraisers and Whorehausers!!! Halloween weekend is HERE and we’re ready to take over Brooklyn and Manhattan with you!

Here’s the dish on where and when you can party with DJ V to shake those booties and bones…

TONIGHT: WHORE HOUSE PARTY by BlackAngels and CuntMafia

121 Carlton Avenue | Fort Greene. Brooklyn.

$10 for girls | $15 for guys ( and $20 after midnight)

No BYOB, no IDs required. Leave drama at the door.

DJ Valissa (as Malibu Barbie) will be spinning on the top floor!

Facebook Info x Whore House NYC


TOMORROW NIGHT: HALLOWEEN HAVOC with Zuzuka Poderosa by Restless Media @ Sullivan Hall.

214 Sullivan Street btwn Bleecker & W3rd St | Manhattan

10 PM Doors. 11 PM Show | $10 for ladies. $15 for dudes or call (877) 956-3342

Cavewoman DJ Valissa will be spinning from 12 – 2 AM after Zuzuka’s performance.

Be there!

Haus of Yoe fam x owner of Williamsburg’s hair salon-cum-art gallery Rouge 58, Nadja Nebas has teamed up with New York fashion photog Chris Reed to house The Arche Pop Up Boutique, exhibiting Brooklyn’s emerging talent and established designers of fashion x jewelry.

For two weeks only, this inaugural installment will reflect the dark minimalism that has become an essential element of New York style. Playing on the industrial space of the gallery, clothes will be displayed suspended at different lengths from chains, whilst jewelry will be displayed hanging from a pillar in the middle of the store using satin ties and encased in a jewelry box.

After you’ve kicked you Halloween hangover, come join us in celebrating this power collabo of New York arts!

Check out the opening party on November 1st (Mon) with music by DJ Lloydski (DA Hardy Boyz) and a closing party on November 13th (Sat) with DJ Whitney Fierce.

And if you can’t make it to either of those soirees, be sure to swing by the Rouge 58 space in between those dates to explore the Arche Pop Up Boutique…

Arche Pop Up Designer List
Mary Meyer (Woman’s Wear)
Trouble And Bass (T-shirt line)
Sea Sick Mama (T-shirt line)
Ambit (jewelry)
By Natalia (Jewelry)
Lacee Swan (T-shirt line)
Slimm Jones (T-shirts and tote bags)
Britney Thomas (Jewelry) (website under construction)


Tomorrow night @ 8pm in Brooklyn (location TBA), chaos will ensue as the legendary The Whore House party doors open. It’s the “House of Whorrors” Halloween Edition, so you know anything goes. Blackangels & CuntMafia have enlisted our very own Valissa Yoe to provide ‘house-vogue-dark couture’ sounds to whip the top floor extravaganza crowd into a frenzy at this highly anticipated event. Check back at the “House of Whorrors” page for the location reveal later tonight.

RSVPs have already forecasted over 1,100 guests attending!

Here’s a vid of the Whorehouse 3 party thrown earlier this year:

Girl Power! DJ Valissa with Nire Izm Erin and Jasmine Solano at the main event!

**UPDATE ^^^^


Thaaaaaat’s right! You heard it here:

Tomorrow night is your chance to catch DJ Valissa drop that bass @ Belmont Lounge with the CMJ Showcase, Class of 2010 line-up. Brought to you by HoneyMag, this SHAMELE$$ School for Girls cast of fierce females will be sure to have you voguing out and shaking that booty! And all for a good cause! As noted in the flyer below, $5 donations go toward the Girls Inc. cause, which works to empower little ladies across the US to be “strong, smart, and bold.” DJ-stylist-designer Valissa couldn’t be more honored to showcase her sound at this event!

Get behind it!


Remember, remember the 9th of October… POW!

V for Valissa vs. V for Vendetta

A couple weeks ago, Team V invaded what is one of the largest (pop) cultural convocations to convene on the East Coast. The die-hard spirit and excitement in the air was a bit reminiscent of Fashion Week–our week to freak–so we were able to endure our Friday night “headaches” and delve into the Comic Con chaos that Saturday afternoon. We were on a style file mission to find the more fashion-translatable and unique looks in attendance. Among the canned costume ensembles and more typical evocations of graphic novel fans, we stumbled upon these interesting individuals who were more than happy to strike their pose for us:

Colorblock 101: Spandex Skaterboys pay attention to fit and flow.

Lolita style by way of Japan. This little lady brought it, head to toe. What adorable/admirable commitment to cartoon couture!

A well-executed translation of Wolverine's raw paws. Halloween inspiration, anyone?

This is her HAIR! After trading compliments on our tresses, we were sort of lulled into the hypnotic effect that her peacock-like headdress situation commands... It sort of speaks for itself---or looks like it could speak, itself! Kudos, Lady GothPunk. (Gaga's got nothing on you)

And last but not least! We introduce to you the Man of the Hour,

The one and only Daddy Yoe! Craig of Castle Yoe. (No really, he claims residence in a chateau upstate. There you can find his stately trove of graphic novels and memorabilia from his days as art director at Jim Henson! We will publish a post about this character-who-publishes in the future. So stay tuned for that entry on Valissa’s heritage….)

Like father, like daughter: creative to the core. Mr. Craig Yoe stands proudly with two of his creations.. Madame V and Frankenstein.. while V represents. What a lovely glimpse of genealogy!


Silver Cheese TV stopped by the Yoe Books booth to have a word with the Yoe-Yoe duo! How couldn't you pass up such a good look?


**Update: View the Silver Cheese TV interview vid! (Kick back, wait 30 seconds for the commercial to run, and enjoy the show) >>>



Lights, camera, red carpet action! Three weeks ago, the vivacious Valissa Yoe brought her unique downtown touch to the retail grounds of midtown’s historic Rockefeller Center. She outfitted 6 femme models from Elite and 2 gorgeous guys from Q.

Her styling challenge here was to showcase the rocker glam side of contemporary retailers located in and around The Center (Anne Fontaine, Ann Taylor, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, Façonnable, Esprit, Tous, and Swarovski). And, boy, did she bring it!

See her sashay down Rock Center’s FNO red carpet (in Helmut Lang, of course, of course!) as she explains the inspiration, label relations, and look elements behind this headliner event:

Aaaaand check out these gorgeous still photos!