Shoe Swoon

As soon as I find the right outfits to go with these beauties, my fall wardrobe will be complete!

Iconic shoe designs by Roger Vivier.

“Beauty is shoe, shoe beauty.”  –Andy Warhol

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Hats Off

“I may have to confiscate that brim,” said the stud airport security guard to Van as we traversed the Houston airport.  We were on our way to our vacation spot on the west coast and Van was wearing a very sharp Panama hat that always attracts the attention of hat lovers.  Van is never afraid to wear a hat, a quality I think she gets from her mother, who’s a true hat aficionado.

While I have appreciated Van’s hats (not all of them, I admit), I’ve never been a hat person myself.  That is, until I fell head over heals in love with a large black and white sun hat that I bought on vacation, simply because I could not resist its movie star glamour.  I wore the hat on the beach, where it looked great with my black and white bikini, and out to a very fancy dinner Van planned to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Truthfully, I’ve never felt so transformed by an accessory before.  It was, in a word, sublime!

Femme Bibliography Project

I just discovered The Femme Bibliography Project, a well-researched list of academic and community-minded readings on queer femininities and femme sexuality/gender from the 90s to the present. Updated versions to follow.

Sydney Femme Conference

Hello darlings!  I recently received a charming note from Bex of the Sydney Femme Guild asking me to help get the word out about their 4 day symposium–the inaugural Sydney Femme Conference (October 7-10, 2010).

Who knew I had readers in Australia?!  I’m personally delighted to learn about the Sydney Femme Guild (aren’t they fabulous?) and help them promote international femme community and solidarity.  Very cool.  Hurry and send your submissions to conference@femmeguild.com before the end of the month!

The Inaugural Sydney Femme Conference
Presented by the Sydney Femme Guild.
Femme in the Frame

The Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham Street Marrickville
7th- 10th October 2010
www.femmeguild.com

Callout for Presentations, Workshops, Panels, Visual art and Performance.

The Sydney Femme Guild is a moving feast of Femmes committed to fostering Femme friendships, building Femme community and raising Femme visibility in the queer and wider communities. Formed in early 2009, the Femme Guild has been creating community spaces, activism, parties, education, hospitality and networking for Femmes in the Sydney area and reaching out to Femme groups across Australia and the world.

Alongside the momentum of the international Femme community and conferences, the Sydney Femme Guild is excited to present a 4 day symposium covering a wide and inspiring spectrum of the Femme experience.

We are inviting Femmes, Activists, Artists, Academics and Organisers from Australia and around the world to contribute:

Workshops
Skill shares
Panel Presentations
Visual Art and Performance
Activist & organizational topics.

We welcome submissions from particularly from Femmes and Femme Elders, and also from Femme allies. We support submissions from Indigenous Australians, People of Colour, Fat Folks, Working Class folks, People with Disabilities, Queer Youth and hope to create a space that we can explore the intersection of Femme with other identities and experiences, privileges and access around the topic of “Femme in the Frame.”

Please send a summary of your submission to conference@femmeguild.com before August 30th, 2010.