Tribute to Diane Nov. 11

Our friends at The Champagne Riot are doing a benefit in Diane’s honor at Dominion in NYC!

“In my dreams, I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.”
-Louise Brooks

On September 25th, the world lost a shining star when our dear friend Diane Naegel passed due to complications related to breast cancer. And just like a star, Diane burned so brightly during her life that we can continue to admire her light even now.
… Diane Naegel was a luminous presence at the center of New York’s vintage lifestyle scene. The founder of vintage lifestyle magazine Zelda and the co-producer of popular vintage party Wits’ End with her fiancee, Don Spiro, Diane was a self-styled flapper who brought her wit, creativity and beauty to the city’s most elegant events. She could always be counted on to share a quick smile, a gentle quip, or a fashion tip from the 1920s.

More notable even than her accomplishments, however, was the vitality she brought to every occasion. If you knew Diane Naegel, you know that she didn’t just bring life to the party… she WAS the party.

We know Diane would want laughter and clinked cocktails, not tears, to celebrate her life and memory. That’s why we’re inviting you to join The Champagne Riot and an all-star cast of Diane’s favorite musicians and burlesque dancers on 11-11-11 at Dominion NY for a vintage jazz party in Diane’s honor. All proceeds will be donated to a memorial fund in Diane’s honor.

We anticipate a night of merriment, laughter and shared memories, and we hope you’ll come celebrate with us.


Gelber & Manning
The Red Hook Ramblers
Hot Sardines
LES Hot Club
Molly Ryan
Dulce De Leche
& More!


Angie Pontani
Helen Pontani
Amber Ray
Jo Boobs
Gal Friday
Grace Gotham
Jezebel Express
Gin Minsky

Dandy Wellington

November 11th, 2011

Dominion NY
428 Lafayette St (near Astor Place)

Vintage dress is requested, though not required.

$15 advance /$20 at the door.
All proceeds will be donated to a memorial fund in Diane’s honor.

Tickets available at

We are excited to announce that Club Wit’s End will be back in January of 2012!