December 18, 2011 § 5 Comments
Tomorrow night (Sunday) I’m playing a benefit for Nottinghamshire Pride. I only found out by chance it was a Pride gig, and lucky I did, because I’d have felt a right plum if I’d turned up looking anything other than fabulous. Pictures as they happen.
In the meantime, there’s an Alexander McQueen exhibition on in New York. Can someone steal all these things for me please?
Go on. Just one of them. x
December 15, 2011 § 3 Comments
I got a new -shirt courtesy of VX – the amazing vegan shop in King’s Cross. If anyone else wants to give me free stuff, you are very welcome!
December 13, 2011 § 1 Comment
The weather outside is frightful. But in the run-up to Christmas there are good reasons for people interested in blurring gender roles to be merry.
The first is a major source of transpiration. I read in this great article 2011: A good year to be gay that (along with the good news that America seems finally to be waking up to the 21st century in its attitude to homosexual relationships) the hugely inspiring model Andrej Pejic met the Queen wearing “a vintage Versace pencil skirt”.
Pejic had already been on my radar for much less uplifting reasons. He came 98th in FMH’s 100 Sexiest Women In The World poll last year, inspiring horribly transphobic comments on their website. But here he was, meeting the ultimate symbol of the Establishment in the most wonderfully androgynous outfit. I want it!
Then there was the wonderful news that Hamleys, the biggest toy shop in the country, has removed the gender labelling from its store layout. Now the dolls and glitter and cars and science toys are marketed at whoever most wants them. This is an amazing step forward and a great example of the progress we can make if we actually try. There are still steps to take: The Early Learning Centre seems to think that dressing up as a doctor is something only boys should do: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2011/dec/13/doctor-sexist-toy-selling-hamleys?INTCMP=SRCH