Drag Queens are Fabulous. I’ve been watching RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix, and Ru is beyond fabulous – she’s wise, elegant, and one heck of a make-up artist. So here are some “Drag” tips gleaned that are gold for Brides (and maids, and Moms…and the occasional Groom).
1) Accentuate the positive. Find your best feature and flaunt it. RuPaul accents her height, and her fabulous bone structure. Find a dress that suits you, and your body type. Ru has award winning stylists, we can find you some too. In SoCal, head straight over to Desert Bride for expert counsel and assistance.
2) Ignore all things Negative. Drag queens frequently have overcome a lot to be happy with who they are and to be comfortable expressing themselves. So once they get to that point, they are FUN and HAPPY. Stay fun! Depressed? Put on Abba – maybe “Gimme gimme gimme (a man after midnight)” and lip sync for your sweetie. You’ll both laugh – and laughter is good.
3) Lashes, lashes, lashes. This one’s fairly self explanatory – drag queens don’t go to Rite Aid without their fake lashes on, girlfriend, so you shouldn’t think about going down the aisle without yours. Once you see how they “pop” your look, you’ll thank me. Or Ru. Or both.
4) Think creatively! Do you think the fashion world comes up with looks like the Sex and the City “bird on her head” wedding look? No – it comes from the fringe (read: drag queens, art school drop-outs, nouveau bohos and assorted other creative types) and works it’ way into couture. Trust me – Lady Bunny had a bird on her head long before SJP.
5) Let your whole body talk. it’s a confidence thing. When drag queens hit a stage or a runway, they’ve got a power, a confidence, an attitude that brides would do well do take a dollop of to add to their sugar and spice. Nice is good, but Fabulous is great.
Work that aisle like a supermodel girls! (Turn to the left! Work! Turn to the Right!)