“I think that when you think about the word ‘fierce’ and how that word has been absorbed into our culture, it comes very much from queer people of color community, queer people of color history. When you think about queer people of color, especially femmes of color, the amount of resilience that is needed to survive in a world that is constantly bombarding their identity and their body is incredible, and then to turn it into this thing where it like looks effortless and looks fashionable and looks stylish and looks sexy and looks effortless… that shit is not effortless!”
– The transcript of my interview with Virgie Tovar is now available, thanks to Deelie Ree Jones! (via niaking)
L.A. Knockers, 1976
i really need me some short shorts in my life.
hair n bbq
file under: things i need to do to my hair before i chop it off, also things i need to do before i die - barbeque naked save for a subversive vintage apron.
I took a walk after work today and found a resale shop. Picked up this dress, which was made for me. The shopkeeper said they’d had it for a year, and that it was waiting for the right person which is a nice way of saying that I’m a fucking weirdo. It’s like Sailor Moon was a stewardess in the sixties. (Guys, don’t search for how many times I’ve used the word stewardess and a year in the sixties, it’s a lot.)
1. If something is a little more than you’d like to spend* but it happens to exactly match your nail polish, buy it. I like to call it the PSYCHIC POLISH PHENOMENON.
2. If you adore something but can’t think of anywhere to wear it, it is probably awesome, and you should definitely wear it to the grocery store.
3. Make your own occasions.
*More than I’d like to spend = twelve dollars.
i am resisting reblogging all of hidden ballrooms’ bebe pix. i am so envious of her vintage frame collection… i mean, i have dozens myself but none of them have my prescription. frowny face.
to buy the calendar (you lucky americans!) click on the photo!
Photo by Alfred Stieglitz, 1918
Interviewer: It was nice of Stieglitz to let you go to New Mexico every summer.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Well listen, he didn’t let me go, I just went.
what a great shot
old ladies are underrated. my favourite customers are the little sweethearts in their big full winter fur coats who come in and buy ten danielle steele books i’m sure they’ve read before.