Johnny Weir Interview at Fashion Feast Gala Vegas Uncork’d

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Being an occasional insomniac, I often find myself discovering shows on the tube at the oddest hours. Usually it’s reruns of Cold Case which I’ve already seen or infomercials on how you can lose half your body weight in three months with some odd-shaped machine that resembles a mini flying saucer. Then there are the days, or nights rather that you stumble upon a show that really captures your interest. Be Good Johnny Weir on the Sundance Channel was one of those shows that reeled me in. The show follows the life of Johnny who is a three time U.S. figure skating champion and World Medalist. I fell in love with Johnny because true, he is stylish, independent, and a fierce skater on the ice, but he is also clearly someone with a heart of gold who works extremely hard, loves the people around him, and with all the pressure of skating beyond perfect, being six-pack fit and looking fabulous, he always remains true to who he is and lives his dream and passion.


  photo credit Isabelle Pleno

So what a nice dessert it was to see of all people, Johnny Weir strolling down the red carpet following the entree of chefs at Bon Appetit Vegas Uncork’d Weekend. All the culinary giants of Wynn/Encore, Caesars, MGM Grand and Venetian/Palazzo such as Bobby Flay, Guy Savoy, Charlie Palmer and Hubert Keller took center stage, but I have to admit that I was extra thrilled to see Johnny strutting his stuff. Perhaps it was that neon yellow Balenciaga le dix bag Johnny was rockin’ in the midst of all the chef’s whites. Who knows…but I know that I was delightfully treated to Johnny co-hosting the FENDI Fashion Feast Gala at the Bellagio the following night. We will have all the highlights of the event in the next following posts here on Food Fashionista, but for now, enjoy Johnny and I having a little chat on the red carpet.



  • kelly franconi

    great interview Mika!

  • Mika Takeuchi / Food Fashionista

    Thanks so much Kelly! How can you not love interviewing Johnny when he is sporting Vintage Chanel :-)

  • weezermonkey

    Not sure what I love more — the interview or the Balenciaga! :)

  • Karen

    fantastic Mika!! love it as much as vintage Chanel :o

  • Mika Takeuchi / Food Fashionista

    Hi WeezerMonkey & Karen – Ooh la la…Balenciaga & Vintage Chanel (You ladies are waaay too kind!)

  • Daily Gluttony

    Aww, SO seriously cute!!! You both look fabulous! :D

  • Mika Takeuchi / Food Fashionista

    aaah …Thank U Pam! Can’t wait to see u very soon :-)


    Great interview Mika! Well done :) Looking forward to more videos (saw the other one too)

  • Mika Takeuchi / Food Fashionista

    Thanks Sharon! I know sometimes the youtube videos take a while to load, but you can see them here:

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  • nicoletta

    Fun interview Mika!! Good job…can’t wait to read more stuff! :)
    xo Nicoletta

  • Mika Takeuchi / Food Fashionista

    Thank You Nicoletta! Coming to Seattle to visit you soon + venture the WA dining scene…

  • averagebetty

    Great stuff, Mika!! You got a better photo of my dinner at Bradley Ogden than I did lol :)

    Love your video interviews with Johnny and Cat – yeah, we’re on a first name basis now…

    So wonderful to meet you and Isabelle xoxo