Sunday, February 6, 2011

Inspiration Sunday

Drag Queens

Lately I have been re-embracing my love of Burlesque. I've not been performing as much as I should be so I am really trying to get into a better frame of mind when it comes to my shows and the business end of the deal. One thing I lack skill in is my makeup. I always feel like I have enough on, but then when I see photos and video you can barely make out my features. So at the same time of trying to research stage makeup, the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race has begun. Now I have always loved me some Drag Queens. I am talking the all out showgirl variety.

Watching this show while watching videos of bad Burlesque has put me in a bitchy mood and apparently I think I am a Drag Diva now. My catty showgirl alter ego has been named "The Fucking Glitter Bitch". While my pissiness is rude and mean, it shouldn't be taken seriously or personally. Admitting it comes from my own pissiness towards myself for my lack of performing it should never be taken as anything but stoopid. My insults if you will, are just a way of trying to be an exaggerated funny that just uses something as a jumping board and then takes a life of it's own. Basically, all talk.

But back to the point of this post. I have always liked men looking like ladies... My first celebrity idol (of any celebrity) was Boy George. While he wasn't a full on Queen, he did wear the makeup and look feminine.
Boy George
Me on my 5th birthday as Boy George

Knowing how much time, creativity, money, and work these men put into their acts I can't help, but to consider them as inspirations into my own work in Burlesque. So here are some photos of some beautiful Drag Queens...
Carmen Carrera

Carmen Carrera

Carmen Carrera

To keep with this being a vintage blog... I present... Barbette!
Barbette getting ready.


  1. I like watching rupauls drag race and your 5th birthday outfit is adorable!!

  2. This post is awesome! There are few things in this world that I love more than drag queens :D

  3. Awww! You are so cute!

    By the way I saw a post of yours on livejournal or something stating you wanted to keep your 1940s hair book because of the gollum in you. HILARIOUS

  4. thanks for introducing me to Barbette, i am so into these images! so cool.