At least that's how it would feel if you came untaped in this bad boy. Fashion tape is your friend in deep plunging jumpsuits, let me assure you. Otherwise you're on your own sister and I salute you. I love the neutral color of this particular jumpsuit as you can sauce it up with faux fur (save the animals), make it edgy with a leather/pleather jacket (again depending on your animal stance) or just go solo in warmer weather. I do recommend a highly qualified bathroom buddy because you know, fashion isn't always easy to get in and out of. ;)
When you're attending 3 drag shows in 3 days and you realize your entire wardrobe is always ready for this moment...
Tips to ensure you're not a "drag" when attending these shows:
Step 1: Sparkle.
Step 2: The over-use of animal print is always invited.
Step 3: Your best accessory is your George Washingtons.
Step 4: If you are not acquainted with the terms "YASSS," "WERK" AND "GET IT" you might want to practice screaming these terms now at the top of your lungs. Then repeat.
Step 5: Always support, never judge. That should be a life rule, but I digress...
Step 6: Come ready for a show, don't be the show.
As of September 22, 2016 it is officially fall. Sure you can still wear shorts and you will inevitably sweat walking to the mailbox, but eventually you can wear a shirt with a sleeve. Eventually. Here's hoping you spent some of your summer (if not all) on the water. The Harpeth never disappoints, unless of course you crash into the concrete wall or canoe into a tree full of snakes, but all fun comes with a little risk..
It's that time again folks. The show of all shows. The one and only, HotMess Drag Show supporting the Human Rights Campaign and Nashville Cares. Concluding the end of the HotMess kickball season and falling in line with Nashville Pride, this show gets BIGGER and BETTER every single time. Who doesn't appreciate a man who performs better in heels than most women? I'm just sayin'...
The theme of this year's show was country-based with a Real Housewives twist. And honey, the girls delivered! Curious about the day-of preparations and back-stage happenings? Read the interview below from a seasoned vet of the show, Miss Kennedy Ann Scott.
How long does it take you to prepare an outfit for a performance?
It really depends on the song choices I do and the time I have to prepare for a performance. Normally, it will take me a week to either find an outfit or create an outfit. If I am in a big time crunch I can put something together in about a day.
What is the worst part of being a girl for a few hours?
Cinching my waist. I tend to wear a corset, and 3 body shapers. To say the least, it's tight! Beauty is pain. It's also tough to be a southern belle. Watching those P's and Q's! Wink wink. It's really not that bad, just gets a bit warm in the summer time....
What songs did you perform for this show and why?
I preformed "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood. I like her as an artist, I like and do a lot of her songs! I also enjoy being a blonde bombshell! I also got to open with my best Gal Pals and close the show!
What was your favorite moment of the show?
My favorite memory from this past show was being able to welcome and open the show. Get everyone warmed up! I really like to make people laugh and feel good! I always enjoy doing this show with my best gals! It makes it better when you get to entertain with your family!
Any drag horror stories you care to share?
Well, my horror story in drag would be from my first time preforming in Nashville, it was the HotMess Charity Show. I was about to go on stage and I felt my girdle snap, then my tucking tape shifted. When I went out on stage into a sexy move my left ball popped out and the crowd lost it. Luckily, they were shaved and cute! Needless to say we raised some money!! Haha! You just have to laugh those moments off!
What does the day-of a show look like for you?
The day of a show I am laying out all my things, outfits, pads, body shapers, accessories, makeup. I send out a Facebook message to inform people, I advertise a lot because I really know people will love coming! I guess I annoy them until they come! Ms. Kennedy tries to get what she wants- an audience! Ha! I may run a last minute errand, if I don't like something. Showering, shaving, then beating the face!
Any pre-show rituals?
I have to pace back and forth, while saying 3 Hail Mary's it's my Catholic background. I have pre-show anxiety. Once I hit the stage that's all gone!
Best memory in drag?
My best memory in drag would have to be, when I was asked to host Framily Feud for the Lipstick Lounge here in Nashville! I really felt like I had made a name for Kennedy Ann Scott! I am truly honored to have my own show! It's always exciting and fun! I love to entertain and interact with people!
Where can everyone catch this Framily Feud performance?
Every Wednesday from 7-9pm at The Lipstick Lounge in East Nashville I host Framily Feud. We play like the TV show Family Feud except it's live and hosted by a queen! I send questions to the owner of Lipstick and she then sends them out to a panel. I get the answers and plug them into the game board program and then it's show time! It's a great time and NEVER boring! Come join us!!!
No new friends, but yes to new threads. Reserve a little humor for your afternoon walks with your pooch. When I stumbled across this little gem on Etsy, I clearly couldn't pass it up. People either get the joke or they think your dog (or you) has a drinking problem. There's already a Champagne Papi, but now you can have a Champagne Puppy. Purchase yours here.
When the opportunity presents itself to road trip and shop, one must do such things. There is no sale more worth the drive than Nasty Gal's warehouse sale. Thousands of items discounted up to 90% off. I repeat, 90% off. 5 days of shopping with new items added daily. I'm pretty sure this is what Heaven on Earth feels like. We're talking $25 faux fur coats, $30 Jeffrey Campbell shoes and $5 accessories. I'll happily drive to Kentucky in 20 degree weather any day for this. Give yourself plenty of time- there are aisles of shoes, rows of bins and more racks than you can count to go through. This is one sale you don't want to miss....
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