Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rupauls Drag Race Season 7 Episode 1 review

I feel I might be making a mistake in reviewing the episode when Untucked is separately shown on World Of Wonder, but I'll embed it here. I can't watch it myself until my boyfriend gets home but feel free to enjoy it!

So as we all know the first episode usually sucks because we haven't established any relationships yet and the "bad tv" people are still TRYING IT and giving "BIG PERSONALITY" in an attempt to get more camera time/MAKE US HATE THEM. That said I have to say all the black girls are not interesting. I want Trinity K Bonet back! I don't dislike Ginger Minj as much as I thought I would and WHO THE FUCK IS THIS PERSON?! DOES SHE EVEN GO HERE?! Did she just sneak into episode 1??! I swear I don't remember seeing her in any of the promos?! Im not going to look up the names of the people I don't remember because if I don't remember its THEIR FAULT.
Violet Chachki is my favorite. She has the right looks AND has this edge of VENGENCE which appeals to me. How this drama of her supposedly literally stealing Sharon Needles crown and posing with it will be interesting. Who knows if she actually took it. I mean if she really is posing with her crown it doesn't mean she took it, anyone could have taken it and she just posed with it. She also asked to be my friend on Facebook a few months ago and I appreciate the acknowledgment and that may seem cheap but when you think about it ANYONES APPEAL is about how they acknowledge your existence by flipping the switches that make you tick. Violet flipped A LOT OF SWITCHES. This of course brings us to Ms. Fame another great painter and she has the right references as well but her confidence is a tad unappealing (though I will remember this is the first episode) and she MAY come off like Courtney Act. That said though Im already loving the rivalry they're painting between Violet and her. Ms. Fame is my third favorite. Max is actually number 2 for me. Her looks were SO ON POINT. She gave us Kristen Mcmenammy AND Nadja Auermann in the Helmut Newton shoot that I once referenced when I danced at Cherry in the 90s and was REPRIMANDED for being "insensitive" for so I appreciate her for knowing the right references and taking a dare. My only worry with her is that her affectations may grow tedious. She's sorta this seasons Milk but I feel certainly her own thing and far more polished.
Nobody else stands out at the moment. The one girl had a rip off of Muglers Chimera dress. This was a BAD IDEA. This is an honest to god tip for people. Don't copy shit that is executed far better than you could ever do. Yes, its nice to know that you are aware of what the best things in life are but to try and copy it youre always going to look like the SHITTY Jo-Annes house of Fabric version of if Parisian couturiers aren't accessible to you. If I copy something in a costume Im always sure to copy something that is fierce but could still has room for improvement, don't choose the end all be all penultimate best thing ever because you don't have the funds, talent, resources to execute. She called herself "a lobster" in that dress…girl its a CHIMERA…. Now you've insulted me.
The "Russian" didn't appeal to me, everything was goopey. The "mean girl" Candy Ho was just gross and looked like someone who steals from your house party out of drag.
I felt bad for the queen who went home but she withered under pressure. SHE HAD A LONG BLONDE WIG ON and didn't even twirl it around like a mad woman as she should have. It felt like she kinda froze and was very intimidated by Candy/ resigned to wanting to remain classy in defeat. As a costumer she should have known that as soon as you sew something onto nude illusion it pulls and is gonna get SAGGY. When I did that Gozer costume for Halloween last year we had to re-sew it back up 4 times because of the weight of the Swarowskis pulling it down out of place. (Here is a brief video of me crawling around on the ground after the party was over looking for money and drugs) This is actually a good example of the "Don't reference higher than you can achieve" concept as well. Gozer was FIERCE I wasn't going to beat the real model in the face but her costume actually sorta SUCKED and I knew I could do better. This is a picture of the REAL COSTUME. I wasn't going to shave my beard or do "female" but if I had I think it would have been more effective but I thought boy Gozer was actually more effective as Ive never seen a guy do it.
The show itself does look a lot better and I don't mind the addition of Carson and the other gay guy despite everyone else in the room saying they don't like them. I don't think gays can ever like another gay male though because they hate themselves too much. Its why we have no gay gay icons, we transfer it all to fantastic women which Im fine with. I like the idea of an upsy downsy more gay then straight world where we create our own concept of female because lord knows we spend enough time creating our own version of masculinity.
That said I'm looking forward to seeing more this upsy downsy world as its a world of OUR construct and it makes me so happy it exists. I get soooo sick of living in a straight dominated world that the coming of Season 7 is a serious breath of fresh air!
Oh.. Pearl looked good too but I don't like her "Im from New York" schtick being she's lived here for like a year… Girl you're from Shackabilly not New York, Im a third generation new Yorker and have lived in the city on my own since 99 and even I cringe at having to say I'm a New Yorker.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Kitty Swimsuit at Slick It Up just stole 2015

The kitty is painted by Arn0 of Paris exclusively for Slick It Up and is available ONLY at Slick It Up.

Getting to know RU! Rupaul and I DELVE DEEP INTO OUR PSYCHE!!!

Ru as our supreme you have a lot of mystery to you, which is a great power so I don't want to try and take that from you, but in order to form attachments with people you have to have some intimacy. I know this sorta goes against the purpose of your immaculate construction (we all have one btw its just that yours probably isn't as "immaculate" as Rus), though I know this immaculate construction is very much part of you but I imagine its the part of you you PREFER to show, as its flawless, but I would love to ask you some questions that will help us crawl into your brain space just a little more and see what the mechanisms are that determine your decision making processes. They may seem like trite questions but for me at least they are imperative and really help get to understand someones unconscious mind, which is the most interesting part in my opinion!
1. Color is extraordinarily powerful and I feel like its really a fantastic and simple way of getting to understand someone. So, whats your favorite color? This can be what color you like most/and or the color you feel you "are". For example I "am" purple, its "my color" but hot pink is my favorite.
Ru: I was 34 when I realized I love the color orange. It makes me happy, and I feel at peace when I see it. I love every shade of orange, from coral to Day-Glo.
David: I appreciate this response as its a "secondary" color and I appreciate them more than the primary colors. I feel there is a big difference between the "orange, purple, green" people versus the "red, yellow, blue" people. I could be wrong but I feel the secondary colors are people who direct change and the primary color people hold the status quo. Like villains and heroes. Villains (when they're likable) are the force of change, and are often portrayed by secondary colors. Though villains that nobody is charmed by are usually portrayed in primary colors and usually those villains are villainous because they're conservative, i.e the Queen of Hearts.

2. This talk of villains and heroes makes me want to ask what your favorite Disney villain is, but I know you're not a Disney fan. This makes me like you LESS! I like you quite a bit though so there are LIKES TO SPARE. Im too much of a Disney parks fan though to pass up this opportunity so please go along with me on this and tell me if you were a ride at Disneyland which ride would you be?!
Ru: I’d be “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The combination of murky water and scary dark caves represent the subconscious. I’ve always been intrigued and motivated by what lies beneath. People would actually be surprised at how dark and secretive I really am. I am the definitive Scorpio.
David: YES!!!!! This is what I had hoped you'd answer!!!!! I have completely ulterior motives though for this answer! See I would pay … hmm at least 5,000 NEW YORK DOLLARS if they would replace your Madame Toussauds wax figure with the RED HEADED WHORE in the "Pick yourself a wench" scene!!! ( I feel worth clicking on to enlarge) Im also really pleased you answered this way because the reason why I asked that question is because when I dream the setting is nearly always this large, themed, controlled, tourist environment (a bit of an allegory for manhattan AND my homeland which was a vacation spot) so I feel like if you can tell me which ride you are its in direct correlation to how your unconscious mind works. If you had said the "teacups" I would think you were insane and on pills and I'd feel bad that you're caught up in surface issues and have no soul… but see you didn't?! In fact you TOTALLY CLOCKED ME! See this investment in my interest in you is SOLID! Im IMPRESSED and like you more again!
I wanna keep the pace of this interview fast but I have to bring this up. As a scorpio I want you to know your habit of disappearing ( I know you do this because ALL scorpios do this stunt) is hurtful to those of us who establish friendships with you and if you could at least give us a signal that your going back under the rock for a while we would appreciate it because otherwise were left standing here wondering why the fuck you're non responsive and it hurts our feelings. I know this process of ecdysis is important to scorpios but try and step out of your skin before you "step out of your skin" and be aware that this routine can puzzle and disappoint people. I say this because Im leery of becoming friends with scorpios because every single one pulls this stunt and as an aries loyalty and establishing a stable gang is imperative and the scorpio ALWAYS fucks this up by being weird and distant and suddenly doing a 180 for seemingly no reason. I now get why and Im not surprised but just know you think you piss people off doing this, but really you just hurt their feelings.

3. Now that I read you for innocently being born under the scorpio sign I want to know what else your willing to sacrifice your better judgement for. What is your favorite food that isn't necessarily healthy?
Ru: More than taste, I respond to texture. I crave crunchy food, like popcorn and Fritos Corn Chips. I could be happy with burnt toast and black coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
David: Interesting..That is what Wolfgang Puck says of Americans. He says we need crunchy, which I never realized ISNT European, but I guess its not. I think I'm more into mushy. I like cake and Ethiopian food and my bf is completely grossed out by this and makes fun of me and has basically ruined the entire experience for me by saying my food has flies on it and Im eating poo.

4. Who's your favorite cartoon character? I ask this because cartoon characters are usually our best friends during our formative years and we hold them dearly to our heart and often use them as a template for an idealized self.
Ru: Bugs Bunny. The ultimate heckler, and always the smartest one in the room. Bugs Bunny was also my first introduction to drag.
David: Weird, you and my mother! I was never into Bugs. I didn't dislike him but I kinda always felt like "Why is he always approaching things from this ANGLE?". Like he was always TRYING IT, which bothered me. This makes me think that perhaps he represented my sister in my life. Like just fucking STOP TRYING IT. Of that world I liked Road Runner/ Wiley Coyote because they were all about the battle between being quietly confident and having faith in your basic biological being AND rage and the creativity that springs from it. I could respect both of their philosophies of life and think both are within me.

5. You can have dinner with 5 people living, dead, or fictional. Who are they?
Ru: Judge Judy, Gene Kelly, Angela Lansbury, President Obama and Barry Gibb.
David: Omg have you seen "The many epiphanies of Jessica fletcher"?! Its like an hour of her "A-HA! moments"!!! I play it just in the background as i work on stuff online!

Murder She Wrote - The Many Epiphanies Of Jessica Fletcher by Isaac Royffe from Isaac Royffe on Vimeo.

6. Now for your favorite male sex symbol?
Ru: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
David: How Heidi Klum of you. YAPHET KOTTO is FUCKING PISSED! I love exclaiming YAPHET KOTTO! Like the time you TOTALLY BROKE THE FORTH WALL on The Weakest Link and so confidently answered "Chaka Khan" as to what is name of forth moon of Jupiter or some shit. I HOWLED it may have been the best moment on television! You clearly planned to do it because you delivered it just like anyone on Jeopardy who answers something with TOTAL CONFIDENCE but they're TOTALLY WRONG and look like an asshole because they said it with such authority. The host didn't even catch it and nobody in the audience even caught it except ONE PERSON also PAH Ha'd. You never broke character. I so thank you for that moment! That was TRULY PUNK.

7.I know you hate Halloween as its amateur night but did you go out as a kid? If so what was your favorite costume?
Ru: I swear, I don’t remember ever having a Halloween costume as a kid. I went ‘trick or treating’, but I’m sure my “look” was never more than a pair of panty hose over my head. Marauding crowds after dark have always freaked me out; Add to that some booze and a mask and you can count me out.
David: You're a kind person. See I have been waiting for the apocalypse for this exact reason! An environment full of fucked up people and Im in a mask is where I do REALLY WELL! Give me a crossbow and a battle axe and a mask and Im pretty sure I could become the king of Manhattan.

8. Youre a popular girl but everyone has ups and downs. What was the loneliest part of your life?
Ru: At 28, during my “saturn returns”, I was homeless in Hollywood with a big question mark hanging over every choice I’d ever made in my life.
David: Interesting, see I feel I just ended a 7 or 8 year cycle myself that felt very the same. Only very recently do I feel like I've put my feet back on the crown (weird only rereading this did I see I type CROWN instead of GROUND?! What a FIERCE Freudian typo. I'll leave it there!), became present, and decided to participate in this new cycle. Thank you for sharing that. Its nice to hear that people you respect also questions themselves.

9. Ok now for a REALLY TOUGH question that is SERIOUS AS CANCER because rhythm is a DANCER. Who is more important Aretha Franklin or Stacey Q?
Ru:I listen to Aretha every single day, so I’ll have to say Stacey Q.
David: You're so wise. Krimped hair is more important than soul.

10. TASTE LEVEL… Whos your favorite designer? Zaldy is not a valid answer.
Ru: John Galliano.
David: I support this message.

OK now for gratuitous Rupauls Drag Race questions!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!

1. Will there be some new silhouettes this season?
Ru: Season 7 is the return of my legs.
David: YAYAYAY! I was beginning to wonder if you were just a head and shoulders sitting on top of a dress form remote controlled by a joystick between Michelle Visages legs.

2. The show was quietly postponed and rescheduled… I love Michelle but is it her fault for going on Celebrity Big Brother that caused this delay and would she understand and apologize if I threw a rock that had CUNTFACE written in chalk on it through her window for doing what she did to us?
Ru: Ha ha ha! No. The network delayed the premiere. I don’t know why.
David: You're a fuckin liar.

3. What was your favorite lipsynch so far?
Ru: So many favorites, but the first one that comes to mind is “Whip My Hair” with Alyssa Edwards and Roxxxy Andrews.
David: Valid.

4. What queen surprised you the most and why?
Ru: I have to be very careful to not single-out any of my gurlz, because they are like my children, and they’re all very sensitive. I’m never surprised by their greatness, because that’s what I expect based on their audition. I’m only surprised when they succumb to their internal saboteur. For them to come so far in this life as a queen, and become undone from the inside out is always heartbreaking and unexpected.
David: Yeah, I don't like Yarra Sophia either. JUST KIDDING!.. well not kidding, but just kidding that what you said means Yarra. I watch the show and I know how I have the tendency to choke under pressure and I think how hard it must be to be in this competition. These guys all have major balls and I respect and commend them all.

5. There are a lot of amazing songs out there that a drag queen could do well that are sung by a guy. Are we going to open up the lipsych to songs by guys?
Ru:We’ve chosen male songs before, but the song owners did not allow us to license them. Getting the rights to music is a colossal hurdle every season. Just like coordinating and scheduling guest judges, it’s a bigger headache than the general public realizes.

6. Last question. Please tell me a couple seasons down the road youre going to do a winners only season PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?!?! If you do I promise I wont work my looks no more!
Ru: I wish! From your pumped lips to God’s ears.
David: YAYAYAYAYAYAY! I wonder who would win???... tough call! HEY?! I DONT HAVE PUMPED LIPS?!! My mom just looked like Loretta Switt. Ive got some cheek filler but the Jolies are god given thank you very much!

Thank you for taking the time to let us get to know Ru! For those of you who are from Saturn Rupauls Drag race Season 7 starts Monday March 2 at 9pm on Logo!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Daily Dudes

I discovered some persons very particular fetish

I was trying to think of the name for what is actually Tulle, I typed Crinolyn hoping that was it… and this is what came up….huh.
The reason why i was searching in the first place is because I HAVE ALWAYS HATED BATGIRLS MOTORCYCLE and I couldn't think of the word to described that TULLE going around the front UGH even as a 4 year old watching repeats I COULD NOT STAND THAT TULLE.

Its very wrong but i wanna make out with him

This is Ilan Mitchell-Smith from Weird Science

I did not wish this knotty pine basement rec-room fate on him!!!!!?!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

daily dudes

I randomly mentioned that The Joker should have an animal familiar named Heckleberry Hound (Heckle hound) and a person named Lance Smith drew it to my specifications in minutes!

The top drawing is the finished concept. the bottom drawing was his first. i suggested he needs to be more sinuous, and have longer hair on his shoulders. then I suggested a longer more isosceles shaped head, and spots and perhaps a green or red eye. I think they should totally make him. the marketing opportunities are endless. he's such a strong character! I already see the "indy" Nagel version with the batarang between his teeth.

Neon Body Harness

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Daily dudes

The new Neon Candy Swim Shorts at Slick It Up are a CAVALCADE OF CANDY!

My boyfriend and I collected the best candy from around the world and then arranged it into a pattern and shot it and made a great material out of it. It was harder than you think you can't just have RANDOM CANDY. There are sort of two houses of candy once you start organizing them, chocolate not included as its an entirely different world and I don't like chocolate, and its by color its the pastels versus the rainbow spectrum. The rainbow spectrum just isn't that visually appealing and surprisingly doesn't read as candy. It sorta reads as plastic when you see it together. So we just organized the pastels and then peppered in a few more neon colors and a SWEDISH FISH because I REFUSED to make this pattern without a Swedish Fish and a Sour Patch Child.
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