I am still wading through my photos – I expect to completely reconfigure my site with a separate section for AIDS Lifecycle by the time I’m through posting everything – but thought I would share the best tutu photos with you now. So, here they are: seven days of fabulousness!
Day 1, at ride-out:
Day Two, with the fabulous drag queen Ginger Brewlay:
This purple beauty was shot (and copyright) by Brian Hodes, the official AIDS Lifecycle photographer, as I was cresting Quadbuster, one of the steepest hills on the ride, on Day 3.
For Day Four (and the Halfway Point), I made certain to wear my most formal tutu, based on an Elizabethan gown:
…and on Day 5, I donned a corset and partied it up with a bunch of Bavarian milkmaids/flower girls:
Day Six saw me in a champagne silk top with red silk velvet collar, and a cloth-of-gold tutu:
And Day Seven found me in a FABULOUS peacock-feather outfit. The blue is peacock body and neck feathers, the green is peacock back feathers, and the bottom is peacock tail feathers over cloth-of-gold. Every one of the body feathers is hand-sewn, and I’m pretty sure there are over 1000 of them.
Despite SPF 30, I was getting pretty suntanned/sunburned by this point, as you can see in the photo.
And that’s it! Seven days of fabulousness. See you next year!
fantastic! can’t wait to see the rest.
…and “see you next year” – was that a standard reaction, or a clue that you *are* going to ride the ride next year?
Lord, no. the current plan is to make seven fabulous tutus, then cheer the riders on from the side of the road. I’m even planning to put Priuscilla, my Prius in a tutu! (She’s named after a movie bus that carries fabulous drag queens, so I’m sure she’ll be thrilled.)
I will probably still raise funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, though, because I believe in what they’re doing. Also because I like making chocolates, and what would I do with them if I didn’t send them out to all my sponsors?