Some of you heard me talk about an upcoming beautiful 1900’s Victorian-esque photoshoot. It’s for a very important photography commission.
When getting my outfits and costumes ready, I got all my jewelry and accessories and makeup out but looking at myself I knew that something was still missing from my Victorian look. It was a hat. As an artist, you all know I love unique and handmade pieces so when I saw these beautiful HANDMADE hats and hat fascinators, I knew I had to have them. They are created by the lovely and fabulous Debra Shirley. Her MILLINERY SKILLS or (THAT MAKING SKILLS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT MILLINERY MEANS) are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE and the pieces she creates are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLY FABULOUS! She makes hats and fascinators for all occasions such as the Kentucky Derby, going for afternoon HIGH TEA at a fabulous hotel, and more.
I can’t wait to do my two shoots with my new hats and a HUGE SHOUTOUT to Debra Shirley. She is so sweet and will be doing a big feature on her very soon. To see her work on her INSTAGRAM, her profile name is debrashirley1111.
I also included two pics of me with one of the hat fascinators that she specifically made for me. I have two from her but I’m not sure if I want to show both sneak peeks yet. I might wait to reveal my other flower hat until I do my shoot in a few days.
If you want to really see my other hat, leave it in my comments.
I love wearing makeup and being creative but whenever I get a spa treatment done, I’m obviously not going to do a full face of makeup. Especially if I go to get a facial (duh) and when you I get massage, even if I’m wearing eyeliner, my makeup still sometimes get smeared or giving me a “heroin chic” look.
Here’s how I do my face up after my skincare to get spa treatments, depending on what treatment I get of course, facial, massage. Also my spa necessities I bring with me.
For makeup if I’m getting my massages, my go to is Bare Minerals matte loose powder foundation and loose original mineral veil loose powder. If I’m skin is acting acting up, I’ll bring my MAC studio fix powder foundation compact just curl lashes, put clear brow gel on my brows, and a lip treatment.
For a facial I just bring a toner that will soothe my skin like Fresh Rose Water Toner. I’ll also bring my MAC powder foundation to use ONLY if I’m feeling self conscious.
The most important thing is for me to have my sunglasses. Especially coming out of a soft lit spot and then going into the bright light. Always bring them with you.
Here’s some spa beauty tips for ideas if you’re feeling self conscious and can’t go into these spas without anxiety. Thank you for reading.
In my article “My Top Three Favorite Drag Queens,” I didn’t include the fabulous Ben De La Creme because even though she is definitely one of my all time favorite drag queens, I felt she needed an article post all to herself.
Here is a little information about Ben de la creme and why I love her:
First off, when I first saw her on RuPaul’s drag race, she came out and introduced herself and stated that Ben de la creme is “terminally delightful” which I thought was brilliant. I instantly loved her look and fashion and fell in love immediately with her personality. Because of her wonderful personality, she won “Miss Congeniality” on Season 6. Every time I watch anything with De La, she instantly makes my smile and laugh, whether I’m in a sad mood or not.
Another reason I love DeLa is because her performances include COMEDY, BURLESQUE, (WHICH OF COURSE I LOVE AND AM OBSESSED WITH BECAUSE I’M A BURLESQUE PERFORMER AS WELL) and ALL AROUND GLAMOUR, including PINUP GLAMOUR, (WHICH OF COURSE IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY TOO!)
I wish Ben De La Creme was my brother or my sister because of all the things we have in common. He is so gorgeous as a man and as a woman.
ONE OF MY WISHES AND GOALS IS TO DO A DOUBLE BURLESQUE STYLE ROUTINE WITH BEN DE LA CREME AND TO DO A DOUBLE HOLLYWOOD PINUP SHOOT WITH HER!
I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET Ben De La Creme at RUPAUL’S DRAG CON in Los Angeles in May!
Here’s De La’s website with links to her social media:
THESE TWO MONTAGE YOUTUBE VIDS WERE PUT TOGETHER AND INCLUDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS FROM PAST SHOOTS, PAST STUFF ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL, MY PINUP AND BURLESQUE SHOOTS AND PERFORMANCES, AND MORE! ALSO INCLUDES MY FRIENDS AMAZING HUSBAND NIMA/NICK SORAT! HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE!
****OH AND MAKE SURE TO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARLIE MICHELLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE HERE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!****
PART 1 IS CALLED, CARLIE MICHELLE SEXY AND SULTRY COLLAGE.
PART 2 VIDEO BELOW IS TITLED, “DREAMY SULTY MONTAGE.”
Every once in a while, I enjoy watching the Bravo show, “Shahs of Sunset,” and Asa is my favorite. Her family business is amazing and her taste in fashion is superb. I’ve been wanting to get one of her kaftans for awhile now and I’m so glad I finally got one. I bought the short POSITANO kaftan. I loved all the colors and that there was an animal print design element to it. Nordstrom sells her clothing but I wanted to get one off her official site. The prices are great for this clothing. It ranges because of the different lengths of the kaftans. The prices are especially great because of all the detailing she puts into her clothing from jewels to sequins and more. My birthstone is the Emerald so I donned all my Emerald jewelry with this look. I felt very luxurious!
Another reason I love Asa is because she is all about women empowerment, beauty, confidence, and positive body confidence.
Asa also sells beautiful and sexy accessories which I plan on getting soon. Besides all the stuff Asa sells, she is very sweet when I talk to her online. She is also the kindness and most spiritual woman I know on her show and one of the most spiritual ladies I’ve met online. I’m so glad I met her.
Definitely check out Asa Kaftans at asasoltan.com.
Thank you Asa for your friendship and fabulous clothing!
I’m made friends with new youtube LC Flawless and she is a new sweet friend. I’m an empath and like I saw her and I are new friends on youtube and twitter and Instagram and we both separately did videos on mixing ALL our makeup highlights together and we both posted them within a day of each other which I thought was awesome. She is a sweetie. I also mention my girl Margo Indigo who a lot of you knowI love. Definitely check out LC’s latest highlight collaboration and of course check mine our below. I hope you like my vid here a lot. If you have anything questions about products or anything leave your questions in my comment section below. And thank you for watching my video here!