Bettie Page Collaboration with Peggy Stone, Part 1

I met Peggy Stone earlier this year. Actually I think I met her at the end of last year and we immediately hit it off. First reason was we are both published pinup models and actually have a spread in Passion Pinup’s Magazine right next to each other which was definitely kismet. The other most important thing Peggy and I have in common is that Bettie Page is both our Pinup Vintage Icon! I wish I still had my picture from high school where I was dressed like Bettie for Halloween.

It’s amazing how much Peggy and I have in common, such as her man takes a lot of her model shots like my husband does for me sometimes. I’ve even given and sold her some of my Bettie memorabilia like the matching flasks which you’ll see in part 2. We are definitely Pinup sisters.

Peggy and I text almost everyday and I love our friendship. She says I’m her big sis, even though she’s not that much younger than me, haha, and she’s my baby pinup sis. I hope she comes to California soon.

For this collaboration, we decided to do a Bettie Page double shoot. Duh! Haha! Bettie Page was such a natural beauty. She didn’t just do lingerie and fetish shoots but also more “Cheesecake Pinup” shots which I show here in my cherry looks. 🍒 For my hair, I did a beautiful wet set waves and since my Bettie bangs are grown out, I found my clip on Bettie Bangs.

Bettie was such a natural beauty. She didn’t fuss with a lot of eyeliner or heavy makeup. She just wore powder, mascara, and of course red lip stick, which I recreated in my photo sets. Here are a few of my cherry cheesecake photos but stay tuned for part 2 of this to see more sexy photos of my baby sis Peggy and me! Make sure to watch out for our matching flasks!

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Upcoming products I will be reviewing soon!

This morning, I’m leaving for Boston but when I return, these are the products I plan on trying out. I’ve already tried the glosses which I’m packing in my makeup bag and I’ll probably try out the Tokyo Milk “French Marie Antoinette” lip balm and maybe the Elf primer but there’s no way I’m bringing my new Anastasia of Beverly Hills, “Alyssa Edwards” palette because I’d been waiting for it and it arrived last night and I will not risk it cracking in my bag. I’m sure I’ll have more to show and review besides what’s in the picture here. See you when I return!

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Pinup up Drawing of Me

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    On twitter which I’m @CarlieSorat on there, I met a person who goes by @PinUpDraw and I reached out to see if he wanted to do a collab with me since I’m a pinup chick and an artist, and he’s an artist and loves drawing pinups so it worked out great. I saw got my pinup drawings a few days ago and I definitely wanted to put them up as soon as possible. Hope you enjoy! I don’t think I gave him a specific photo reference. He just saw my photos and decided what would like nice. I’m so happy to collab with @PinUpDraw. Make sure to check him on twitter as well as the site posted in the twitter profile! 

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.