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A BTS look/photoessay chronicling the many faces of Michael Musto,

as captured in his Village Voice Year in Review.

Who’s that laaaaday?

Valissa Makeup-Hands

Inside the Artist's Atelier: V's mobile arsenal of product + her canvas (Michael Musto) awaiting his first transformation.

Tabula Rasa: an Ariel View. V preps Musto for his fresh-faced pop look...


Bieber is in the building! Valissa perfects Musto's Bieber helmet as Maegan and Chad discuss visuals, while John oversees the logistics.

Pow! Published. (photo via Village Voice)


Lauren, master prop stylist, prepares the next ensemble.

Holy Pop Icon!

Bieber is sidelined as Gaga takes center stage.


Behold! The Artiste.



Money Shot.

$$$ (photo via Village Voice)

Next! Post-Bronzer. Getting Snook'd.

Work it

Snooki! A reunion photo for posterity.


In character: Mad Hatter Musto!

Power Brow II

A toast to 2K10 (photo via Village Voice)

2010, An Allegory. Clockwise from top left: The Chad. Mad Hatter Musto. Snookums. Lady VaVa. Mel Gibson's Beaver with A Beaver'd Bieber. Maegen Hardy.


Art Direction: John Dixon, Village Voice

Photography: Chad Griffith

Photo Assistant: Maegen Gindi

Prop Stylist & Wardrobe: Lauren Stoecker-Sylvia

Makeup and Hair Styling: Valissa Yoe

Documentarian and Beaver Wrangler: Yours Truly


Glam Squad 1: Makeup and Wardrobe. Three Sexy Women.

I got five sexy women plus some five star love in my house
And on the walls, got Gucci linen
My bartender keep the bottles poppin’ all night, ni-ii-ght

This is the silky hook sung by Jeremih [of ‘Birthday Sex’ fame] on the new Sheek Louch track, ‘Party After 2.’ The song is a smooth toast to those late nights spent buzzing around a bottle of bubbly—-the video shoot went much the same way….

Chic look: V and Sheek Louch were downtown tubbin'

Okay, so we weren’t really sippin on Don Don, but Haus of Yoe represented our bubbly, five-star haus love by curating an exquisite and expansive/teeming wardrobe of lingerie, swimsuits, and clubwear for the sexy video ladies to vibe in. We selected our favorite pieces by Public School gear for our male stars, House of Deréon, Baby Phat, Elle Macpherson Intimates, Betsy Johnson, TopShop, Kardashian by Bebe, designs by Valissa Yoe, and about $2Gs worth of oh-my-gaaarter! Agent Provacateur. The ladies were glam in all the right places. Check out this Best of Both Offices BTS vid to see their pretty faces:

That’s right. Valissa styled about 30 vixens. Christian Civera, Zoë Vickers, and yours truly Leo Fallon assisted this….lively….operation that went down at The Thompson LES‘s Above Allen lounge and penthouse suite. Naturally, a gathering of 30 vixens styled to the nines called for an entourage plus other camera crews to take note of this eye candy. Here is Eve Lora’s account of the activity:

In case you didn’t catch it, there were cameo appearances by Ghostface, a seriously cute shorty who spits a mean verse Little E, among others…


[Amid the chaos, I swear I saw/heard Jadakiss, but that could’ve been the effect of the 14 hr work day…]

Hour 14. The Aftermath. Glam Squad 2: Two More Sexy Women. Leo + Zoë

The official video debut is set for next week. Here’s a little sample for you to keep:


photo via SmokeStack Recording

We’d like to thank producer Jim Muscarella, Natalie Cora on hair/makeup, and director James Del Gatto for this experience!


If the names Michael Musto, Justin Bieber, Snooki, KIM KARDASHIAN, or the Mad Hatter mean anything to you….

STAY TUNED!!!! And let us tease/leave you to ponder the following tags (below)…..

‘Til next time Haus of Yoe, lovas! xx

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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!

Hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving weekend! Whether you spent a little QT/face time with the family, stuffed your face on that 2nd slice of pumpkin pie, saved face with a winning Black Friday strategy, didn’t dare show your face during Black Friday mayhem, or if you just managed to party your face off at some point or another… We miss your faces glowing in front of our Haus of Yoe updates!

Although, sadly, it’s been a little while since we’ve last posted, we’ve happily been neck-deep in projects. Between work on the latest W-Society shoot,

On top of the world! I spy with my little eye... Someone with scarlet red hair and a chic chapeau, pouring over her iPhone... Photo via W-Society.

handling wardrobe for three different Google Demo Slam shoots with our favorite fellas at GhostRobot and our girl Jillian Villafane, running into fellow NY icons during nightlife play time

with Jerry Seinfeld and Amalia Moscoso

preparing pulls for a music video that didn’t quite happen occupational hazard of the arts, styling a Sheek Louch featuring Jeremih music video filmed at Webster Hall,

with Sheek Louch

prepping for another music video scheduled to shoot this week, aaaaaand wrapping up a Valissa Exclusive™ TV feature that will appear on Tokyo TV aka NHK—Japan’s national channel, you can imagine that we’ve been sorting through a number of wardrobes…

Haus of Yoe's Christian Civera and Leo Fallon at work / working out

And oh, how marvelous it’s been on the grind. So please excuse the mini-hiatus while we sorted through our thoughts and lingerie….

For this week's music video shoot

A Valissa Yoe x Nicolas Padron Collaboration

Ever have one of those days where everything goes so right?

Timing on. Vibing on. Everything on…

Well, that was the way our styling job at M.A.C. Pro Studio went yesterday. Oh, we fancy. So fancy, in fact, that we actually shared an elevator with Swizzy, himself! Random…..?…..Holla!

Everything big. It was gorgeousness all around. In collaboration with photographer Nicolas Padron, MAC Pro makeup artist Armando Guajardo, hair stylist Kimiyuki Masawa, model Machiko from Wilhelmina, The Haus of Yoe made it happen!

Drawing inspiration from the sultry sophistication of the 1990s (reads: minimalist accessories and makeup, sheer fabrics, femme fatale attitude, etc.), Valissa and Leo were at-the-ready with their rack full of gowns, lingerie, and leather. Valissa and the newest Haus of Yoe inductee, Christian A. helped Valissa assemble a wardrobe of various labels like Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson, Chanel, United Nude, Burberry, Bijules, and vintage finds.

Collaborating with the rest of the photoshoot cast was a breeze! Machiko was able to translate Nicolas’ energy into strong poses, while Kimi and Armando kept her looking fresh-faced and coifed for over 6 hours.

Armando applying a highlighting shadow (oxymoron, much?) to Machiko's lovely lids.

Working and sitting pretty.

Femmes Fatales: Valissa putting the final touches on this look, while Kimi teases Machiko's hair.

Watch the collabo in action: 

And the whole team on another look:

Aaaaaaand of course the day wasn’t complete without a mini-photoshoot of our own! 

[sidenote: We’re continually amazed by iPhone 4’s image/video quality. Isn’t it….breath-taking? *cough*]

We look forward to working with the talents involved in this shoot again sometime soon. We’d also like to thank M.A.C. Pro for their studio space and generous hospitality—can’t wait to visit Armando there the next time we stock up on makeup!

And last, but certainly not least, thank you for reading! We live for your Haus of Yoe love!!! Please leave us any and all comments, compliments, and critiques. We’d love to hear from you!

Stay tuned for more updates on past, present, and future projects. We’re going international. Hint: Tokyo TV! Look out!

Ciao for now


‘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: