Tuesday, August 9, 2022

PALOMA

Her name is Paloma Hugo Bardin, but you can call her Paloma. If you have been watching Drag Race France, I'll be highly surprised if she doesn't cinch the French Title. From the minute Paloma hit the entrance to the workroom, she took my breath away, and I dare say, she might even be in the top 10 best dragtestants this franchise has seen. Not since Sasha Velour have we seen this level of creativity and extremely well-made creations that encapsulates a whole vision and takes us to somewhere new each week, with such high-level detail. Her talent and creations are off the hook. Paloma was never afraid to personify female characters even at a young age. Gathering her talents of acting, writing, directing and sewing, Paloma started doing drag in 2018. She performs in her own solo acts all over Paris, and also is part of a drag collective of queerness with the King Chefs and Drag Queens company in numerous clubs and cabarets. She also made an eponymous film tiled Paloma, coming out this year, in which she has already garnered an award with the Music and Film Festival of Marseille. Her name was inspired by Spain and Almodovar films of the 80's, as was her overall look and some of her creations. She felt with some of her odd facial features like Rossy de Palma and Paloma Picasso, she thought to play it up rather than hide them. And it works. Paloma says that her queen is like a disco diva, but also a New Wave rocker, and a Spanish actress on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A bit of all that , a bit of this. But that face...beat for the gods. This past week when she hit the stage, it may have been one of the most beautiful runways I'd seen on the show when she paid tribute to the legendary ERTE'. She NAILED the fashion illustrator's work of the 20's. Paloma is going to be legend herself I suspect.


26 comments:

  1. Wow! She's got some fabulous looks, though I'm kinda partial to the wine and cheese plate cuz I'm hungry and want a drink!

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    1. Im telling you....she may catapult to the top of the cream in the Runiverse.

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  2. That first photo is breathtaking!

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  3. Wow, yes! I stared at that first photo a long time. Outstanding! I really like the second photo too, I have a cache of Art Deco books around here somewhere. I don't watch tv, just movies or an occasional series on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Thank you for sharing the best of the Drag Queen contests with us!

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    1. I agree. I keep starring because of her level of detail....and the art deco look shook me it was so good.

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  4. I bet there fun.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  5. Fantastique! Elle est très belle, chéri! xoxo

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  6. I've been streaming Drag Race France. THAT is a season!!! But when I first saw Paloma, I had no words, like she is astoundingly talented and that closet right?!?! She is a top-notch Queen to be sure. Every week I'm having to pick my jaw off the floor.

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    1. Your right girl. That whole season was yet again off the hook with international queens. Especially Paloma.

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  7. This is top shelf Queen right here. The boy is as obsessed with France as he was Holland. Your right, Paloma is tight! And she is taking the queens to the cleaners. We're all about her currently.

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  8. WOW! That was my reaction when I saw the first two shows. But now at the beach I don't have acess. But she is by far one of the most talented and creative to be on in the various shows. Those first four looks are stunning, and the newspaper dress? Wow. I assume she is still in the running?

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  9. Werrrrrk. Werk it Miss Paloma, but don't break it henny!

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  10. Anonymous8/09/2022

    Tundra Bunny here... Paloma's silver outfit is very Art Deco, but her wine & cheese chapeau and dress are just plain fun!

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  11. The first look is amazing and I like the newspaper look a lot for the fun of it.

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    1. And most of the headlines had to do with her!!!!

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  12. Incredibly creative AND a sense of humor??? Sign me up. We need more queens like this! Thanks for sharing, hon. Kizzes.

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  13. Pat Lark8/10/2022

    Hmmm. Seems to me --- unless it happened and I missed it --- it's time for Ru to host an International All-Stars. How fun would that be?

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    1. She sort of had two informal special seasons with us and Brit queens and a very small international cast of another. But your right...a full cast of girls from all over for a All Stars would be phenomenal. Drag Race Belgium is up next.

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  14. These are amazing. And that first shot is pure Erte.

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  15. Agree.
    She's in my top three. I'm loving RPDR France, btw. Nicky is doing a great job. And those LOOKS!!!
    I think my fav look is also the one with the cheese. They were representing their regions, right?

    XOXO

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    1. Nicky has done good. A much better host the Brook Lynn.

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  16. I love Erté and I do like the newspaper dress ensemble, very chic

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  17. I don't watch the show, but I love the wine and cheese get -up. The rat is kind of cute, too.

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  18. Lovely, original looks, I love the hands outfit, but they all are stunning.

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  19. I haven't seen France yet with so many one right now...but she is FABOOOOOO! Now I can't wait to see her in action. The newsprint dress is fierce!!!!

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