And so I ended up sewing a leotard for Sink the Pink’s February show, Fashion Fart. For a few days last month my living room was filled with 5 bags of drag and the beautiful Glynfamous. I bloody well adore him, heart of gold and as cute as he was a hundred years ago when we met (in the late 90s). We started with the idea of tearaway trousers and a Lagerfeld homage but settled on That Liz Hurley Versace Dress. You know, the one with the safety pins. A couple of texts later and we ended up turning the dress into a leotard. It was a much better idea. More room for movement and dancing and it’ll get more use as a leotard.
If you’re ever looking for massive safety pins, let me save you a day of running round like a blue-arsed fly. U & I Trimmings – Ridley Road Markets, Dalston. It’s chaos in there but they’re worth stopping into.
That was the difficult bit, the rest was just a matter of not freaking out about the fact I had an afternoon to finish it off.
A few hours later, I took it down to make sure it fit. Fresh off the plane from a holiday in Vietnam and straight to the show, that’s dedication. And a hell of a tan!
I’m sure there’s a narrative involving the unicorn, the rainbow and that piece of tape on the wall so, go ahead and choose your own rainbow-unicorn adventure.
She’s a stunner.
Photo below is a screen shot this link. Be warned if you go clicking around in that album, might not be safe for work. But do it if you can, witness the beauty of Jack Irving’s amazing inflatable costumes and other incredible pieces. Remember that sea anemone outfit Lady Gaga wore last year? That’s a Jack Irving. He’s amazing.
Apologies for any weird layout on this post. My computer has given up on me so I’m improvising.