Before I leave home each morning — after I’ve garnished my outfit with the right pocket square, lapel pin, pocket watch, etc. — I take a few steps back and face the mirror. I gaze similar to how I used to stare at those Magic Eye posters back in the 90’s. I think, ‘what is the most ridiculous thing that someone can say about me in this outfit?’ “I see a schooner!” It prepares me with a softness and sense of humor to what could have otherwise been a hard and vulnerable shell.
Posh and Circumstance: A Gucci Gucci Coup
“No, no, no. That’s not it! You have to cross and squat like this, and spread your knees a bit more.” As hard as I tried, I couldn’t do it quite right. My legs simply wouldn’t spread far enough. Megan suspects it is because I am a ‘proper lady.’ I more realistically suspicion my bad knees. We took a few more pictures.
Never Met a Stranger
To me, visual activism has been more about feeling and outward expression.
Gender Fender Bender
As a kid, I remember a formative incident. I was an awkward tomboy with long hair who frequently carried a purse whilst wearing a cowboy hat — always one to walk my own way. Around this time in my life, I recall sneaking into my parents bedroom. I decided to lay on their bed, take…
Dandies, Teddies, and Sapeurs
The Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People
Let your inner child shine!
Lunching at a favorite local spot, The Cowfish Atlanta, I couldn’t help but notice the new addition out front. I looked all over to see where I could insert my quarter and ride this cowfish into the sunset. I saw so many others walking by it, smiling, but not approaching it. Hold tight to the…
Dare to Dream!
This is the excerpt for your very first post.
Life is too short to be so serious
A beaver skull, an American flag, and a dandy in a bow tie walk into a bar…
Defense may win games… but offense keeps the crowds wanting more!
Down — set — psych!