Contessa Stuto: Real Estate Agent and Nightlife promoter extraordinaire
As Cuntmafia, What parties are you throwing?
How did you start making money by partying?
I started hosting Sway Mondays (hip hop) night for Roxy Cottontail, I was young, dumb and full of cum and partying seven days a week. Once I started getting paid for it, it was chic! I've hosted everything from Mr. Blacks, to mainstream Redbull parties. I am a freestyler, MC, and love the spotlight. My first party where I had full control was Drop it Low with Radical Outing's (Anton Glamb, etc) at the Annex... a collab with Mean Red productions. The first couple were ragers. But the Annex was going under, and we somehow were splitting shit money. We had everyone from Sylvia of Kudu, to Maluca, House of Ladosha, etc. perform. I always freestyle of course. Ever since they I have been throwing a lot of raves, ragers, queer extravaganza's, and hosting chic parties too.
A typical outfit when selling a Williamsburg apartment would be?
And when you dress for night, what icons do you channel?
My life and fashion icons would be fearless and legendary visual artists, from Grace Jones, to Lil' Kim, to Marilyn Manson, 90's Madonna, Sex book (which I have). The thirst to conquer the world visually, aesthetically to musically! So majorrrr.
The Fashionable Bystander: Contessa Stuto
In which the word “cunt” is spelled two different ways.
What about your gift giving abilities?
The best gift I've given is a Puff Daddy bad boys tour from the 90s.
So that could go either way. And what about about the gifts you give to yourself i.e. wardrobe?
My wardrobe has been blessed by pieces from all over the world. Salvation Army's over Goodwill, and I really enjoy on my road-trips to like get off some random exit in like Alabama or somewhere and thrift. It's less about what's in style more about the hunt for such an amazing garment. It's less fun when all you have to do is go to a designer store, Screaming Mimi's, or Beacon's Closet and find an obviously gorgeous "Life Piece" (is what I call it). Way more satisfying saying I got this for $1.00 in the outskirts of Texas.
Do you think this sense of style is what helps make you an icon?
Well style yes, but mostly my long island italian personality, and the fact I never wear heels, unless it's apart of my "look." I mean I ALWAYS WEAR HEELS. I want to die an Icon, so therefore if you dream it, you'll be it.
All photos by Crystal Gwyn