Wine, House and Amy Winehouse Rocked MissMalini's Turning Point LGBT Unwine'd "Cheers with Queers" Party!

Ranjit Rodricks , 28 Jul 2011
Drag artiste Josie Paris and MissMalini
Drag artiste Josie Paris and MissMalini
Josie Paris channels her inner Amy Winehouse
Josie Paris channels her inner Amy Winehouse

Yes! You read that right. There was wine (by Turning Point)! There was House music! And there was Amy Winehouse too… in spirit, at least, as drag artiste Josie Paris dressed up like the late jazz diva in tribute to her memory.

Ashwin Deo of Turning Point Wines with MissMalini
Ashwin Deo of Turning Point Wines with MissMalini

The intrepid MissMalini hosted yet another super-fab party at Zenzi on Wednesday night, especially for her friends and fans from the LGBT community in Mumbai. Ashwin Deo of Turning Point Wines sponsored the vino and hence the event was aptly called: Turning Point Unwine’d – Cheers To Queers with MissMalini.

There's no Turning Point once you have this chilli-hot cocktail
There’s no Turning Point once you have this chilli-hot cocktail
Marko strikes a pose
Marko strikes a pose

However, a number of non-gay people were also on hand to celebrate with their gay friends. Hence, the pictures don’t necessarily reflect the person’s sexuality.

Ranjit Rodricks & Sharadiya Dasgupta from MissMalini's team with MissMalini (centre)
Ranjit Rodricks & Sharadiya Dasgupta from MissMalini’s team with MissMalini (center)
Jaymin Dalal from Time Out magazine
Jaymin Dalal from Time Out magazine
Inder Vhatwar - owner of the gay boutique D'Kloset
Inder Vhatwar – owner of the gay boutique D’Kloset
Josie Paris with Raaj Anand
Josie Paris with Raaj Anand

The folks at Zenzi were happy to dish out their infamous “China Boxes” which is a ready meal of rice or noodles in a box with your choice of veg or non-veg ingredients.

Unlike most gay parties in Mumbai – where Bollywood music rules the turn-tables – this party had some amazing dance and house music which kept everybody on their toes. Stylist Marv D’Souza was particularly a treat to watch has he danced in flaming red gumboots.

Gimme Red!
Gimme Red!

Here are all the pix of all the fun and action….

Ashwin Deo and his son
Ashwin Deo and his son
Shamita Kadle (right) with her friend Alfiya
Shamita Kadle (right) with her friend Alfiya

Some of MissMalini’s celebrity friends like models Liza Golden, Surelee Joseph, Aquin Pais, actress Hazel Croney, MTV Veejay Siddharth Bhardwaj and Channel [v]’s VJ Andy also popped in for a bit of merriment!

MissMalini with MTV veejay Siddharth Bhardwaj and actress Hazel Croney
MissMalini with MTV veejay Siddharth Bhardwaj and actress Hazel Croney
MissMalini with models Liza and Aquin Pais
MissMalini with models Liza and Aquin Pais

MissMalini Says…

MissMalini and her Queeps!
MissMalini and her Queeps!

“I could not have pulled this off without some stellar love and co-hosting by my favorite Queeps! (look I made a new word!) Marv D’Souza (the designer who made our Halloween costumes below last year, can you guess/remember who were supposed to be? *lol*), Sushil Charles who owns the fab salon Smash (I plan to get Smash-ed pretty soon, watch out for my next haircut blog!) and of course Team MissMalini’s very own Ranjit Rodricks who is all sunshine, all the time. I love you guys! xoxo
P.S. Marv you’re so right! We really do pose the same one-leg-up-and-grin way! *Lol*”

Halloween 2010
Halloween 2010

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