Beginning of spring look.
So, I’ve played a bit with gimp and tried to hide the beard shadow from my last photo set (I’m not that good at make up yet, nor do I have all the stuff required to do this right).
How’d I do?
A rarity for me to post a look with several detail shots like this but there’s some new things here and I’m excited about them. First off, I continue to love this Kimchi Blue dress from Urban Outfitters that I bought to wear as my Christmas party dress in 2012. It continues to be very versatile.
Today I’m pairing it with the amazing “Peek-a-Booty” slip that was made by truly delightful Etsy shop Kolouri. All handmade stuff from Downtown Los Angeles, she has some kick-ass leggings and I’ve gotten some of her scarves both for myself and for gifts. The Peek-A-Booty slips are the perfect accessory for tall girls like myself who do occasionally fret about how short a dress might be. This dress in particular I go back and forth on so it was awesome to have a way to mix it up.
And the SHOES! I got these in the same order from Payless as the brown mary jane’s I made such a splash with on here last week, and I was excited to throw this ensemble together so I could wear them. I like them so much I even threw in a detail shot of the slip and the shoes, as well as one of those “trans feet on desk” pictures that the crazy tumblr kids are all into these days.
Side shot too of me in my favorite coat, since it is currently what passes for winter in LA.
I got new shoes yesterday.
First, welcome and THANK YOU to all of the new followers I’ve gained over the holidays. I hope y’all enjoy this blog and know that I really do appreciate the support! If you didn’t know, I have a blog outside of Tumblr over at hisblackdress.com, on which you can view even more content from me. I’d appreciate if you’d check that out, if you haven’t.
Also, a huge thanks to everyone who has followed this blog since I started it, your continued support and participation is awesome. I love you all! <3
Quite a few folks have messaged me asking if I’m alright, as it’s been a little while between posts. I’m sorry that I haven’t gotten back to you (I’ve got a pretty big queue of asks here, currently, oops), but yes I am okay. I’ve been pretty busy lately, as January happens to be both my anniversary and my daughter’s birthday, so there’s been that. I’ve also been working very hard on a cosplay for an upcoming convention (which you can check out on my new cosplay blog, Kigurumi For Villains), and that’s taken up a lot of my free time and attention. Also, the weather here has been absolutely manic, and that’s kinda put me in a bit of a fashion funk.
Anyhow, what I want to say is that I haven’t forgotten about this blog, and I’ll be back before you know it! Just know that I appreciate you, and we’ll be rockin’ soon, okay?
Last OOTD of 2013.
Jury nullification. Pass it on.
Jury nullification is so fucking important.
This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.
I didn’t know about this. Wow.
This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it.
Semmes, Alabama is a town of some 3,000 mostly white and conservative people located just outside of Mobile, Alabama. The town puts on an annual Christmas parade that is organized by a group called Friends of Semmes, and this year, the group unwittingly invited some guests that they apparently did not vet so well, considering the audience that the guests would be performing for.
Those guests were none other than the Prancing Elites, a group of five young black men from Mobile who happen to be gay. They have been around since 2006 and were formed in part because males were not allowed to audition for the dance teams in their schools. Their style of dance is called “j-setting”, a form of cheerleader style hip hop. It also happens to be, according to the Prancing Elites Kickstarter page, very popular in southern black gay nightclubs.
So with all of this in mind, you can imagine that when the Prancing Elites showed up for the Semmes, Alabama Christmas parade to perform, dressed in skimpy Santa Claus outfits and wearing makeup, that their act was going to go over like a lead balloon.
Prancing Elites leader Kentrell Collins said: “We are no different than any team out there dancing. We want people to stop looking at gender and focus on the talent,” he said. “It’s OK for a woman to put on tights and play football but when a man wants to put on leotard and tights, it’s a problem.”
Viva Prancing Elites and their courage to perform in defiance of bigotry!
these group members are so elegant, in handling the pure hatred coming toward them. definitely watch the video of their dancing and their interview, linked in the title.
dance on *s
Can you imagine being a tiny queerby and realize who was dancing down your street at the annual christmas parade?
Can you imagine for the first time in your life seeing people who were THEMSELVES dancing down the street at you?
Can you imagine how that would feel, knowing for the first time, you weren’t alone?
Subtext from ignorant white folk: “I had to talk to my shitty kid!”
So I took a few photos, haha. I’m really diggin’ this outfit, though, so can you really blame me? Also, these tights, y’all. These. Tights. Right?
While browsing Modcloth I discovered that this dress is on sale! It’s a fantastic dress and I thought some of my followers might appreciate knowing that it’s currently 20% off. Here’s the link. Keep rockin’! <3
I got in my teal eye pencil yesterday, so I was eager to try on some teal brows. Mrs. Spookshow & I are having some friends over this evening, and that’s always the perfect excuse to dress up nice, so here we are. It’s been a while since my last twirling photos, and since that was really popular on here I decided to have another go at it in this set. Bonus points for managing to look directly into
your soul the camera on that one photo, amirite?