Monday, October 3, 2011
LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES...
I recently performed at THE ROCK in Phoenix, Arizona and as usual I was asked by my hosts, "What would you like to do while you're here?" My answer to that question was (and always is!) "I want to go thrift store shopping!" So, after an AMAZING lunch at Barrio, a-shopping we did go! Here are just a few of the treasures I found...
Our first stop was BOOM BOOM LA RUE, a fabulous drag boutique that features new and vintage clothing, large-size shoes, wigs, makeup, nails, accessories, REDONKULOUS jewelry and just about anything else a big ol' man might need to transform himself into a "pretty lady!" I found a stunning, like-new vintage outfit that took my breath away!
Looking like something right out of the original wardrobe of "Auntie Mame," this full-length sleeveless gem (with matching jacket!) is gold Lurex with a gorgeous pattern featuring dark brown Spider Mums and a maroon Greek chain. The label says "Lady Shaheen" (I must research!) and the dress and jacket fit PERFECTLY! The price? Only $35!
I cannot wait to wear this with some of my amazing Yma Sumac jewelry!
I also treated myself to a slutty red wig with bangs... Viva la slut!
Then we went to a REAL thrift store, Goodwill Industries, where I scored a practically brand new lightweight Calvin Klein suit with thin gray stripes. I am not a label whore, but seeing how I only paid $24 for this -- AND IT FITS LIKE A GLOVE -- I think it's one hell of a great deal!
I also found this ceramic lion "valet" in black and cream with a red velvet insert for $12.99. It now holds my favorite vintage tortoise shell sunglasses, a few rings I wear every day and my lip balm.
And these beautiful turquoise and gold midcentury glasses for only 69 cents each!