This post is part of a series on Creating Change 2013 in Atlanta.
I’m amazed by how good everyone looked at Creating Change. This isn’t my first conference or queer event, so I should’ve realized everyone was bringing their strongest looks. When I was packing for the trip, I definitely made sure to fill my suitcase with only my finest fashions, so why didn’t I expect for everyone to do the same? We’d all be surrounded by other queermos for four days — this was the time to sartorially shine. These are our people, the people who really appreciate a fancy frock paired with gratuitous glitter. How could I not document it?
I’ll start off with my outfit of the day:
- Dress: Bettie Page Clothing captain red flare dress, 4x, $160 (I bought it second-hand, but that is the full price)
- Shoes: Payless black pointy toe ballet flats, size 11, $7
- Necklace: Forever 21 faux pearls and gems set in faux gold, $7.80
- Bracelet: gold with faux pearls and cubic zirconia, thrifted at Brown Elephant in Boystown, $7
- Glasses: EyeBuyDirect.com Rock! Peggy cat eye frames in black, $55
I absolutely love this dress. It originally came with red buttons, but I ripped them off and added white buttons for additional flare. I also put a white belt on it from another dress. I washed this dress after the conference and it shrank up a bit in the dryer, but it’s stretchy, so hopefully I can still make it work. But don’t make the same mistake I did — let this dress air dry.
Anyway, onto some of my favorite looks from the first full day of Creating Change:
Friday night was the ball, an underground competition in which different houses battle for prizes and trophies with a fusion of cat walking, dancing, voguing and drag. I competed in best dressed, but I was eliminated before the trophies were handed out. Here are some shots of the competitors:
This post is part of a series on Creating Change 2013 in Atlanta. Posts on Plump Pinup Life & Style focus on capturing fashion and queer culture, while posts on Stuff Queer People Need To Know focus on decimating knowledge from the workshops.
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