Welcome back to LJ Runway Monday!
Dress Six: On Project Runway, the designers were introduced to famous drag queens and asked to design a look based on their client’s persona, needs, and ideas.
LJ Runway’s Heidi Gunn asked the Runway Monday designers to get to know our drag queen and create a look for her to wear. My Runway Monday model, Nikki, suggested that I design for one of my favorite drag queens, Brenda Li, a performer at Disorient XPress in the Timothy James Beck novel He’s The One.
About the design: Brenda Li (aka Joseph Stoyanovich) is a country singing kabuki queen at Disorient XPress. Her favorite singer is Brenda Lee. She likes silk and denim, karaoke and football, and pancakes with bacon. The dress I made for Brenda Li is made with blue denim skirt and shoulder ruffle and raw pale blue silk bodice. I took a seam ripper to the hem of the dress and the petticoats beneath, because Brenda Li likes to be rough around the edges. Her wild wig is accessorized with two silver fans.
Nikki: I love watching Brenda Li perform. She’s hot.
Brenda Li: Thanks, dollface. Can I get you anything? Tea? A gimlet? Ham on rye?
Nikki: No, thank you.
Brenda Li: How ’bout you, hon?
Timothy: Got any pickles for my dog?
Brenda Li: Sweet? Dill? Sliced? Whole? Kosher?
Timothy: Shh! They’re judging.
Brenda Li: They always are, hon.
Update: The judges announced the winner. Congratulations, Becky!
Dress Five View here.
Dress Four: View here. (I won!)
Dress Three: View here.
Dress Two: View here.
Dress One: View here. (I won!)