This year, I was laughing about all the sexy-this, sexy-that costumes for women, which led to me being a sexy man, and the next logical thought: Gram Parsons.
Not wanting to shell out the cool 2K for a replica Nudie suit straight from the source, and wanting to keep it androgynous despite Midnight Rider's gorgeous dress, I went the DIY route. I found a white blazer at TJ Maxx, and lucked into high-waisted white pants at the thrift store, which appeared on my receipt as Ladies Lady Pants. I fell so in love with the white suit that I was a little afraid to paint it, but had no idea when I would ever wear a white suit in Athens. To a show at Caledonia? To eat hot wings at World Famous? Nope.
I think I missed my very specific calling to be a Nudie rodeo tailor. My pal Kim helped me with the appliques (it's hard to know just where to position roses on ones own behind) and sketched the greenery, and I got neurotic hand-glueing individual sequins and lines of rhinestones, and doodled the foliage with two shades of green fabric marker.
I spent Halloween in my dream outfit, creeping out people who didn't get the costume by morbidly telling them "if I die tonight, burn my body in the desert, okay?"
Felt stick-on stars and a thrifted Stetson
I fit right in at Sister Louisa's!
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