|Fortunato Castro femulating his mother|
A 27-year-old artist named Fortunato Castro femulated his mother for his senior thesis at Cooper Union. He "turned his lens on himself, for a series of powerful self-portraits. But, unlike most self-portraits, he posed in an unusual way: as his mother.”
You can read all about it and see a slideshow at The Cut.
On Tuesday, Daily Makeover had some excellent advice about makeup mistakes that make you look older. I don't know about you, but at my age, I want to look younger, not older, so I am taking their advice to heart.
Daily Makeover is a good source for good advice on hair and makeup. I subscribe to their daily e-mails and I recommend a free subscription to any girl who wants to improve her femulating skills.
I am a big fan of the Kiss brand of pre-glued press-on nails. They go on quick, stray on forever and are large enough to cover my Amazonian finger nails. But lately, they have been scarce.
I usually purchase my Kiss pre-glued press-on nails at CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreen, but for the past month or so, they have been missing from the racks of those stores. They have other Kiss brand nail products on their racks, but not the pre-glued press-ons that I know and love.
The Kiss website stills show them, so either my stores are no longer carrying them or there was a big run on them during the holidays.
My personal stock of nails is running low, so I wanted to find out what was going on. I went online to check the stores' websites and bingo! I struck paydirt at the first website I visited. Walgreen has them in stock and they are on sale: $3.17 per set.
I cannot recall them ever being that cheap, so I ordered enough sets to qualify for free shipping ($25 minimum) and await their delivery in 3 to 5 days.
Stop Me If You Heard This One Before
Meanwhile, here is a story about me buying Kiss nails at Rite Aid last year. (This is a rerun, but some of you might have missed it.)
The cashier was a middle-aged woman like myself and as she rang up my purchase, she joked,
"Doing your nails?"
Although I knew she was joking, I responded, "Yes, they're for me. I do drag."
"Yes, I do. I wish I had a photo to show you."
I don't know if she believed me or not, but since then i made sure that I have a photo of me en femme handy on my iPhone.
Professional femulator Billy Bigwood in 1921.
Wearing Nha Khanh.