Ohh…I had such a GREAT weekend! Saturday night I took a group of friends out to a local drag show. It’s actually a drag showpalace….filled with opulence, glitter, LOTS of mirrors and all of the camp décor you’d expect from a night club called Lips. In one word…fabulous!
Maybe it was all of the glitter…the 6+ feet tall women sauntering about in serious stage makeup and hair…the multiple suspended disco balls reflecting the glitz and glam..I don’t know….but I seriously LOVED it!
During dinner we were serenaded by lip-synching ladies who traveled around the floor taking pictures with guests and giving the audience quite the show.
By my second drink…aptly named Kick the Bit*h to the Curb, I was out of my seat and turning in circles Abba “Dancing Queen” style to Adele’s “We Could Have Had It All”.
Mr. Charlie Brown was our host and she brought the house down with her rendition of Oleta Adams’ “Get Here”. It was campy, kitschy and risqué…and the audience loved it.
One of the takeaways from the night was how confident and comfortable these men were as women. They were more confident in platform heels and corsets than many of the women I know are in heels and skirts.
They showed their figures and weren’t afraid to flaunt. It made me stand a little straighter and appreciate my “assets” a little more. I’ve always enjoyed being a girl and now a woman. I don’t think I revel in it enough though. We women are special creatures. How ironic that going to a drag show made me appreciate my femininity.
So…now to what I wore. Sadly, most of the audience dressed down for the show. I intended to take this opportunity to dress up because if you can’t dress flamboyantly for a drag show..well when can you!?
I took the pics below the day after the show so that the lighting was better. I also toned down the look a bit (less bling) and hair up. This altered the look slightly but made it more work appropriate. I love the versatility of this dress!
The dress I’m wearing is by Kate Spade Saturday. It’s subtle but flashy…a strong and structured neoprene. I adore the cut of this dress. It’s structured in all the right places and fits like a glove. I recently bought it for a very discounted price at Marshall’s so if you’re interested…check out your local store!
I actually was accidentally Kate Spade branded in head to toe..the shoes and the clutch are also Kate Spade NY. I thought “Great Expectations” was an appropriate message for the night and ours were certainly fulfilled!
Add a statement necklace and a polka-dotted bangle and I was set for the night!
This dress is a lesson that you don’t have to dress loudly to dress well and be noticed. One of the ladies at the show even told me to “werk it, girl!”. That made my night!
If you’re looking for a great night out and are in the Atlanta, Georgia area, I highly recommend Lips!! I plan on heading back there for my birthday in a few months!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend too! xoxo….
11 thoughts on “Drag Showpalace Chic…”
Looks and sounds like a fab time!! You are rockin’ in this outfit!! xx
Yes..we had such a great time! It was a funny and wild show and just what I needed! Thanks so much for the compliment!! xx..Cortneybre..
Absolutely fabulous! It’s that wonderful freedom of no limits! sigh… xxx
It was a wonderful time. Such a beautiful and great place to visit. I love that it gives these ladies a place to work and be themselves. 🙂 xx..Cortneybre…
Awesome post, darling!!!
Oh thank you, Vanessa! You’re so sweet! xx..Cortneybre…
Looks like an amazing time and I love your outfit!
Thanks! Yes..we had a spectacular time…it was so fun to have a girls night out! xx..Cortneybre
OMG! Your heels and dress are too die for! You look stunning, dearest! Seriously, love your style! xoxo
Oh my goodness this looks like so much fun! Loving your clutch too!
Thanks, Cara! Yes…we had a fabulous time…I was under-dressed (and that doesn’t happen often) compared to those ladies! xx…Cortneybre…