Saturday, March 28, 2020
Get one, or several tickets to support your favorite queens, or a queen who is donating to another queen in need. Show your love and support. Over 60 queens, in addition to Amanda Lepore, Candis Cayne, the Boulet Brothers, and several LGBT artist....Nina West's first show was a trip!!!!
Tickets for these fabulous queens at Stageit.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Your pictures are really making my day, I don't know about y'all? I get excited to go to the laptop and check anymore. Keep them coming at mistressborghese.com...and I'll post as I'm receiving, so if you didn't see your yet, don't panic. Seems we definitely like out pets huh?
The grand adventure that is life, and seeing sheep.
Table settings and morning coffee make me happy.
My two happy things, coffee and vodka!
This right here ALWAYS makes me happy-this view.
Consuelo Roca Jones
Carlos and I the day we met.
*Editors note. These two may be in the Candy Shop one day!!!
A empty Sunset Blvd. Very happy.
My bedroom is my happy haven.
Norma Lee Drunk
Our back patio here in DC and firepit make us happy at days end.
My favorite picture and side to the Mistress make me more than happy.
*Editors note. I didn't want to use this, but my social director threatened to do a whole post otherwise.
Celia's birthday! My number one happy being.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
In the drag community you'd have to be living under a rock to not know who Juno is. Meet Juno Birch, a sculptor-turned-drag-queen whose alien-meets-1950s-housewife look is impossible to forget.
Obsessed with makeup and dressing up since she was a child, Birch suffered from body dysmorphia and bullying at school as a transgender. But using humor as an infallible weapon against bigotry and ignorance and first focusing her talent on small clay figurines, she’s now bloomed into a divine and hilarious artist. Who is Juno Birch? It depends on the day, but there are a few key themes: she’s a stunning alien with a penchant for retrofuturistic styling, cat-eye sunglasses, and Jennifer Coolidge lips. The Manchester-based drag queen has turned pop culture gender tropes into art with her art sculptures of exaggerated beauty norms and possesses a natural skill for mixing up pastel foundation shades. Over the years, the look has evolved as a technique that brings her visions and illustrations to life. “When I was growing up trans, it was quite alienating, I felt like a ‘homemade’ human,” Birch shares. So Birch created this alien bitch who is a stunning woman who crash-landed on Earth in 1962, and ever since she’s been trying to disguise herself as a human—but not really succeeding. Aside from Tim Burton and John Waters being inspirations, she also finds inspirations from tragic film characters like those of Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep from Death Becomes Her, and, of course, actual aliens. “Mars Attacks! is one of her biggest inspirations for her looks. Even the custom platinum wig she commissioned was designed to recreate the film’s teased-out ’60s styling. But Birch doesn't see this as an alter ego, It's rather just an extension of her—a more fabulous version of her. I feel like I can just do anything when I’m dressed like this. I could watch her hilarious short videos all day on Instagram. They are too funny to watch, and so artfully done.
I just adore her style and music choices....sooooo me! And her wiggery is drop dead.
The drag digital age is taking off in time of crisis. The Digital Dragfest has now been extended I got word yesterday, with another 10 queens and Caswell himself, now doing a online show, and the event itself has been extended to April 12 with opening comments from Michelle Visage herself. Finally ...heard from Bunny., who crawled out of her apartment to DM RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World, now the largest drag show tour on the planet, jumps from stage to screen for a massive global fundraiser to help displaced local drag entertainers who have lost their source of income due to the COVID-19 shutdown of bars and clubs! The show will be hosted by Bianca Del Rio from Los Angeles and Lady Bunny from New York with performances by Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Gigi Goode, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Plastique Tiara , Vanessa 'Vanjie' Mateo, Violet Chachki and Yvie Oddly from across the United States. Expect the high production Werq The World is known for, streamed into homes worldwide, while you can relax and get drunk.
Werq The World Live
Bianca Del Rio and Lady Bunny host a global benefit with your favorite stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race. First 5000 SOLD OUT! Next 5000 available for only $9.99. ACT FAST AND SAVE!
Saturday April 4th, 2020. Available for 48 hours after live feed.
And if you are a local/national performer who has already lost your job, or your establishment is closed due to the Covid-19 virus follow this link to complete a aid application.
As Bunny would say in her southern demure voice... THANK -YOU.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Who would have thought a quarantine would be keeping me busy. With reading blogs and emails and a few phone calls, sprinkled with house work... it filled parts of the day. The submissions started coming in this morning already. And this first batch did indeed make me happy!!!! Keep sending in those things that make you happy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things that made people happy......
Her beautfiul knitting of a blanket
Miss Nyla watching the birds.
Her spouse's home grown tomatoes.
Lunch with fellow blogger Travel Penguin and his hubby Jay
Miss Oreo sleeping in a box
Oliver & Twist
Lotty the Dog and Molly the Cat
My mom's hibiscus planted in the 1980's
This is some sort of hardy orchid
My "rustled" cutting of a most fragrant Frangipani (Plumeria)
Jan, my ex-general manager, and good friend, from Chicago.
My walk to work. Wow.
My Llama slippers
There's usually something in the day, whether it be morning, noon, or night, that when you see it, it just makes you happy, or it will inspire you to have a good, happy day. And in this climate with what's going on, we could all use some happy. On a walk with Buster the other day, I came across chalk messages that the kids in the neighborhood did. I thought that was pretty darn cool, and it really did make me happy. And kids rarely make me happy.
The last one reads Enjoy your walk.
Yesterday I had been emailing back and forth with reader Christina from England, She sent me a beautiful picture of her garden.
I don't know why, but when I saw it with my morning coffee, I was both touched, that she just sent it, and I was very happy looking at it. I had day dreams of her and I sitting there talking over lavender gin cocktails!!! I don't know where these daydreams come from, I can't explain it...it's a gift. But I'm sure her garden makes her very happy, as it should. So in these times it got me to thinking, why not share others pictures from you all of what makes you happy in the day. It can be really anything, and something so simple. I welcome one and all to take a snap and send your submission, or your dominant tops, to email@example.com. No need to tell why it makes you happy or inspires, unless you insist!!! I will post them as they come in. It will be a nice way to spread some happy and learn about everybody to help us take our minds off things, if even for a minute of viewing.
I'm all about spreading some happy!!!!!