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GALLERY: Hey Viv! Revisits The 1920’s at Amendment 18!

While sipping on a cocktail at Amendment 18, Vivian Vassar had an idea…. Wouldn’t her Hey Viv ! a line of vintage inspired clothing be the perfect fit for this bar’s Speakeasy vibe? So she enlisted photographer Jeff Mason and two cool Jazz singers right off the Amendment 18 stage and pitched the idea of a photo shoot. The period lighting, polished wood and glass bar, and brick walls make just the right backdrop for the retro style dresses and pencil skirts that both Leanne Surace and Nancy Corrigan wear so well on stage when singing at Jazz or Blues Night. Vivian then added musician Vincent Vok to the scene for an extra touch of tough guy charm.

Step back in time when you walk down the stairs and enter the dim light of Amendment 18. Are you there for an assignation? meeting your best guy for a night of passionate music, or just getting together with the gang for a quick snort. This photo shoot aims to bring these scenes to life in the speakeasy world.

Thanks to Dan Chanod at Amendment 18 for creating the mood, Jeff Mason for capturing those fleeting moments, Leanne Surace, Nancy Corrigan, and Vince Jeff Mason nt Vok for living the scenes, and Vivian Vassar for providing the style and fashions from Hey Viv ! Retro Clothing.

*Photography by Jeff Mason
*Clothing by Hey Viv ! Retro Clothing
*Location – Amendment 18 Bar & Grill


Leanne Surace
Nancy Corrigan
Vincent Vok



Ettore grew up working in the restaurant & catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started chez vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to chez vous. In 1997 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the lofts on the second & third floor making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. With real estate prices increasing in NYC, Ettore expanded to the Catskill Mountains and purchased Shandelee Lake Inn, a 1860 dutch barn and the first mansion built in Liberty NY and restored them. His creative projects include his CD Sweet on You, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. He is a partner in Hanz On Music, an R&B / Hip Hop record label. Their latest project method Man presents Hanz On, includes the single “Shining Star” which is available on iTunes. Their next project The Meth Lab is Method's Man next album. His publishing company, Relationship Ed Publishing has released, you jump i jump and will be releasing will be releasing Healthy Relationships 101:The Book
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