Bring it to the Runway at Dragcon LA, 2019

Here’s a full footage video I shot and posted on my youtube channel! IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO YET, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL, HIT THE BELL FOR NOTIFICATIONS AND LIKE ALL MY VIDEOS! XOXO I HAD THE BEST TIME AT DRAG CON SO PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOOTAGE ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON HERE!

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Rupaul’s DragCon 2019, Part 2

I hope you all enjoyed the first part of my time at Rupaul’s Dragcon 2019. Here’s the second part of my time at the convention.  It was so nice to wake up at the hotel and not having to worry to wake up super early to drive back to the convention, especially on the weekend. My hubby and I started out with a lovely breakfast downstairs in our hotel. It was a little chilly so I donned my VIP Dragcon jacket.

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   After we ate, we headed back upstairs to get dressed and so I could don myself in even more glitter and sequins than the first day.

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The second day of Dragcon, my main goal was to meet one of my other all time favorite drag queens, Katya! She wasn’t at last year’s Dragon so I made it my mission to meet her, even if it was the only drag queen I would meet that day. I donned her shorts with my Erika Jayne tank and my long rainbow sequined jacket and I didn’t care how long I was going to wait to meet her, I definitely was going to meet her.

   When my husband and I re-entered the convention, the line to see Katya was already extremely long. Luckily the two girls that I met the day before when waiting to meet Trixie were already in line and summoned us over to stand with them. The girl’s names are Salem and Halo which I thought was amazing and they are such a sweet couple. Even though they are in their twenties and I’m only maybe ten years older than them, they decided to make me their mom. HaHa! I’m so excited to announce that I have two daughters!!! I’m ordained in California so I told them that if they ever get married, I will definitely marry them. I love these girls.

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Katya wasn’t going to be doing the meet and greet until 1:00 because she was doing a panel first so we waited in line for a long time but I switched off with my husband so I could see the queens arrive on the pink carpet, (which you can see footage of on my youtube channel, Carlie Michelle) and then come back in line with my “daughters” so he could get a drink and a snack, and walk around to the artist vendors where he bought me a really cool Morticia Addams necklace and bought himself a Gomez Addams keychain and got to meet the artist. You can see my necklace in the photo below with my other necklace of the Bride of Frankenstein that my love of my life bought me at the last Monsterpalooza.

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Finally after a long time of waiting in line and switching off to meet other queens and people, Katya Zamolodchikova arrived at her booth. We were all screaming with joy! Because we were VIP and we got there when the convention opened, we didn’t have to wait long. When I was about to meet Katya, no joke, my heart started pounding because I was so nervous and excited. When her and I first saw each other, she shrieked over my shorts of her because she hadn’t seen them before. She took a video of me to put on her instagram feed which I was ecstatic about. You can probably still see me up there on her page. 

   Katya was kind and we took a bunch of photos together as well as group shots with my husband who also thinks Katya is awesome and super funny. Both of us are huge fans of her youtube show “UNHhhh” with Trixie Mattel.

  On a personal level, Katya and I talked for a minute to the side about her past addiction issues and how she overcame them and the addiction that used to be in my family. It was such a beautiful moment and I started to cry but that sweet drag queen stopped me and just hugged me. It was a wonderful moment. 

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This year’s Dragcon, VIP exceeded my expectations. I had so much fun like I did the last time and I loved seeing how much bigger and grander this year was compared to last year. I can’t wait until next year!

 

 

 

Rupaul’s DragCon 2019, Part 1

This was my second year of going to Rupaul Dragcon LA and I had even more fun than I did last year. My amazing husband and I went together again and decided to do it VIP style. Besides our VIP passes, we stayed overnight in a hotel near the convention so we didn’t have to drive back and forth and could go and relax in hotel robes, room service, and a yummy breakfast in the restaurant downstairs. The best part of the hotel was the COFFIN-SHAPED POOL! I couldn’t believe it. My husband picked the hotel without knowing that and the super kind concierge gave me her hotel pin with the coffin pool on it which was so sweet. My man and I definitely love our horror.

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I spent my entire time at Dragcon in sequins which was fabulous. I took so many photos, met so many wonderful people, took a lot of video footage, (which you can see on my youtube channel,) and a lot more. That’s why I decided to do this article into two parts cause I really had to go through my photos to post which ones were my favorite which was hard because I loved them all. All the queens were stunning and definitely were a huge inspiration to me in terms of confidence, new fashion style, creativity, and so much more. I hope you enjoy!

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Below is the gorgeous “OLD CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR” queen, Scarlet Envy! Her and I talked burlesque, old movie stars such as Ann Margaret, and performing. She’s so gorgeous.

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Next is the incredible and hilarious Trixie Mattel! I didn’t get to meet Trixie last year because I didn’t have a VIP ticket and it was a four hour wait to see her. Since Trixie is definitely one of my all time favorite drag queens, I had to see her on day one. She was so funny and sweet and loved that I was wearing her Sugarpill Trixie lipstick. She was also selling her brand new cosmetic line so I definitely stocked up, (which I will be talking about and reviewing on my youtube channel soon.) Her set up was awesome and took a photo with my husband also. Trixie also appreciated me wearing her custom tank top and hater’s roast sunglasses so that definitely made me feel extra good.

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Next is the “People’s Drag Queen,” the famous Latrice Royale. I was so happy to meet her and her husband. They are such a cute couple. Also the space “Star Wars” theme was so very cool and she looked exquisite and was so kind.

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The last queen below is Trinity (the Tuck) Taylor. Oh my god she is beautiful. She was set up in a beautiful spring floral fantasy. I must admit, I was nervous because she is such a fierce queen and performer and had just won All Stars 4 but she was incredibly sweet. She let me hold her heavy diamond scepter from her winning and her boyfriend took our picture. They are another super cute couple.

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The first day at Dragcon was so much fun and I met so many folks there including this cute couple who were two gorgeous girls who I became mom too which I’ll talk more about in part 2.

 

Trixie Mattel’s “Oh Honey” Sugarpill Collection

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Well Sugarpill has done it again. They’ve come out with a new makeup line that I was incredibly excited to get and when I did, it was fabulous! Yes I’m talking about Sugarpill’s “Oh Honey” palette created by one of my all-time favorite drag queens and talented singer/songwriter, Trixie Mattel.

You all know that I have loved Sugarpill for a long time, but one of the reasons why I do, which you may not know, is because of all the love and support they give drag queens and the LGBTAQ community. When I was at DragCon this year, I knew they would be one of the top booths I would see. They appreciate the beautiful art of drag and have worked with some of the fiercest queens besides Trixie such as Kim Chi, Ongina, and Laganga Estranja just to name a few. If you check out Sugarpill’s youtube channel, you can see tutorials that some of the queens have done which is very cool. Also if you have never seen any of of Trixie’s shows or don’t know anything about her, stop reading this right now, and go google her and watch her be absolutely hilarious and brilliant.

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   Now let’s talk about the brand new limited edition “Oh Honey” collection by my girl Ms. Trixie Mattel. First of all, the packaging is so adorable and screams Barbie doll and Trixie Mattel. It’s called “Oh Honey” as almost an inside joke that she says in her shows as well as her t.v and youtube show that she did with fellow draq queen and friend, Katya. Trixie loves Barbie, hence her last name being Mattel, and uses Barbie and the whole concept of Barbie as a huge reference and inspiration. Trixie is also extremely intelligent and knows the whole history of the Barbie doll. The eye shadow palette is a six pan palette that consists of three matte shadows, two frosted shadows, and one metallic shadow. They are all beautiful and they look beautiful on, even the frosted shadows which  I’m usually very picky about. The eyeshadows are in the natural range so they are easy to wear on an every day basis. All the makeup names are in one way or another reference to Trixie or they have been mentioned in her acts or shows.  Here are the names and descriptions of the eye shadows:

 Oh Honey – (frosted shade) Pale Honey

 Sidesaddle – (matte shade) Rich Camel color

 Ponyboy – (matte shade) Deep Chocolate color

 Dolly – (frosted) Champagne Pink color

All Star – (metallic shade) Duo-chrome Rose Gold color

 Romy – (matte shade) Cinnamon Brown Color, (which by the way is the color of Romy White’s chunky lowlights from “Romy and Michelle’s Highschool Reunion, which was filmed at my high school. Just a little fun fact.)

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The “Oh Honey” palette also comes with it’s own blush which is the first blush from Sugarpill Cosmetics. It’s called, “Life Size” which is appropriate because the pan is very large and is a beautiful matte watermelon color which I’ve been wearing almost every day. The long lasting liquid lipstick that comes with the “Oh Honey” makeup is called, “Barbara” which has the scent of a honey-suckle and is Barbie pink with rose-gold sparkles in Sugarpill’s famous matte to sparkle liquid lipstick formula that sparkles more the longer you wear it.

The minute I heard Trixie Mattel was coming out with her own collection, I shrieked with joy. Before Trixie became a drag queen, he was Brian Michael Firkus a talented makeup artist, so he knows a lot about makeup, how to apply it, and can create different looks. He’s very talented in many ways. I definitely recommend checking out this palette, not just because it’s Trixie’s or it’s from Sugarpill Cosmetics, but because it’s also colors that you can wear every day, even if you’re not a “makeup person” or super adventurous when it comes to makeup. The shadows are also easily blendable. The blush is the perfect shade and the lipstick is so beautiful. Remember this collection is limited edition and if it’s sold out still, place your order with them as soon as possible so you’ll be the first one to get it, when it’s back in stock.

10 Looks for Summer: Number Three, Girlie Girl in Jeans and a Tank Top

 A tank top and jeans is always a cute go to, especially during the summer time but I like to add a little extra flare to this look. I rolled and cuffed up my jeans like any good rockabilly gal and wanted to be pretty in pink in my cute barbie pink heart Trixie Mattel tank top. If your tank is a little big, pair it with a pretty lacy bra or thin camisole (that will still keep you cool) to give a little sexy but tasteful edge. It also dresses up the outfit a bit more as well do some big high heels or stilettos. I sported my new pair of HUGE flamingo pink and green- jeweled cat-eyed sunglasses. I love them and they are so fun as well as protect my peepers from the sun.

    To give your look more glamour, wear some beautiful jewelry with it. Here I wore a beautiful shell heart bracelet to go with my hearts on my top and my finishing touch were some beautiful pearl drop, vintage-inspired chandelier earrings that I just got as a gift from my girl Kirsty Giuliani that she made. Thank you girlie, I am I love with them!

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Drag Queen Merchandise

   I definitely wanted to do a post just on my goodies that I got at Drag Con from my that was separate from my main article on my experience at the convention. Here they are and I hope you enjoy! I thought this was a fun post to do!

    First drag merchandise I got is my fabulous Alyssa Edwards pin with her tongue pop and one of her famous sayings, “BackRolls.” I had to have that pin and it makes me laugh every time I see it. IMG_6130

I loved meeting Michelle Visage as you read in my previous post on my time at Drag Con and this is the ring she gave me that she actually wore on RuPaul’s Drag Race! I love you Michelle and thank you! 

I bought these two fans, one that says “Oh Honey” and the other one says, “Thwoorp.” I got these two for twenty five bucks which was a fantastic deal. I chose these two particular fans to represent Trixie Mattel and Katya on their youtube show because Trixie is known for saying “Oh Honey,” and Katya is known for her hot fan flipping and saying “Thwoorp.”

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Also for my Katya merchandise since she is one of my all time favorite queens, here are my tank top and shorts which I was so excited to find!

As you know Ben Dela Creme is my burlesque drag sister and I love her and her whole style. Here are my merchandise from her. It’s a shirt that I love wearing, a candle that was handmade, and of course a sparkly gorgeous autographed photo!IMG_5525

Here are my merch from the fabulous Neon DETOX! The shirt I had to have because it’s a horror glam Bride of Frankenstein LIMITED EDITION shirt. I love wearing it with my Kreepsville666 glow in the dark Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein leggings. The tote bag cracked me and I had to have it!

My mom actually ordered this for me before I attended which tells you that she is the coolest mom. I met Alaska briefly and bought one of her shirts for one of my best friends but I thought my little drag queen POP Alaska doll was the cutest!IMG_6129

I also bought one of my best friends up north a Shangela shirt since she’s her top fave queen of my friend. The quotes on the shirt is iconic from season 3 of Rupaul’s Drag Race.IMG_6148

Here’s my stunningly gorgeous autographed photo from Chad Michaels who if you read my first post on my experience at Drag Con, you’ll know what I think of her. The most professional queen I’ve ever met. Thank you Chad aka Cher! IMG_6142

Last but not least, here’s my autographed photo from on of my favorite queens, the famous and funny Bianca Del Rio. Glad I got to meet her, especially after seeing one of her shows a month before and here is my copy of her new book which is hysterical and I definitely recommend reading.

Thank you for reading and checking out all my drag queen merchandise. Like I said above, I thought this would be a fun post!

   Please post your likes and comments below.

   Especially let me know who your favorite drag queens are! I’m curious. Lets compare and chat about our favorite fabulous queens! 

XOXO CARLIE