I love drag queens. What I like about them is that they are unabashedly fabulous. Sequinned gowns, big hair, dramatic make-up–they embrace their fabulosity confidently, with all they’ve got.
They know how to be fabulous.
How do I know this? I used to spend a lot of time in the drag world, among people with names like Pussy Galore, Ana Falactic Shock, Miss Chablis, Lypskinka and Gloria Hole.
Drag queens are no shrinking violets.
Yes, I know it’s not all sequins and champagne for them, but the illusion is fabulosity and that part of it I do love.
Like my favorite drag queens, I’m a big believer in faking it till you make it and in not wasting time hiding your (key) light in a barrel.
Do you know people like that? I do. People who are afraid to risk being who they are. Afraid of being made the fool, the won’t step outside their safe little boxes.
Oh, to that I say, Do it! and ‘eff ’em if they can’t take a joke!
This is no time to hang back. The clock is ticking on our lives.
Time to live it up! Be the fabulous person you are!
Which brings me to the shoes.
Some 25 years ago I coveted a pair of fabulous hunter green and brown knee-high leather and suede boots I saw in Rome. They were $400, which at the time was a big pile of money for shoes, at least for me.
Oh, I know. Today, young women drop twice that on Jimmy Choos just to have the name brand. For me, it wasn’t the brand–I don’t even remember who made them.
I do, however, remember what they looked like and how much I loved them.
I didn’t buy them.
I had no idea that all these years later I’d still be thinking about them and regretting walking away.
I’m glad to say that it’s my only regret in life, and for that I’m thankful.
But every fabulous girl needs a pair of fabulous footwear at least once in her life.
My advice to you? Buy the shoes.
You won’t regret it.
So, here’s what I want to know:
What’s your symbol of fabulosity? Something you did that showed the world just how fabulous you are?
I want to know, here in the comments.