"We are born naked and the rest is drag" -Ru Paul.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Getting a glow on...

The only way I can (since I don't drink) at the Oxwood inn back in September.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tit for Tatania

just some quick pics outside the Oxwood with  Tatania Montilla.  One of the nicest and truly beautiful girls in the scene., she is  definitely one of my  bosom buddies!


Raising a red flag

 not really, just some of the decor at the Palms, as seen in an attempt to be creative with a mirror shot.  Red flags don't get raised there, only spirits  (in glasses and otherwise)

With friends like Kimora, and Mikayla doing the shown, mine were lifted all the way up on to the bar :)


Sunday, December 9, 2012


..you glad I went to the Oxwood and saw my knock out friends Aubrey and Vanessa? In addition to headlining at the Oxwood,  Aubrey is the host of  Transfixed, the new Thursday night at the beloved old Club Cobra, in North Hollywood.  Its's doors have been open  for a couple of months now and is doing well, with good crowds and a great show.  Vanessa is a great performer in her own right and  is one of  Aubrey's Femme Fatale's, who help everyone at Cobra to have a good time by circulating with drink specials.   If you were a fan of the old Goddess at Cobra, you really should check this new club at its old night and venue soon.  This is not a knock on Goddess which  is still going strong on Monday's at MJ's in Silverlake, .hosted by the ever gorgeous Leslie Munroy.

 and if you were asking who's there behind you, that's Scott, of Scott and Ben's blog, who let himself into this picture, without knocking :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Au revoir Angelina

In French, Au revoir doesn't mean good bye, it means until I see you again.  Sadly, my friend Angelina Torres is moving from LA to Chicago.  While this is a good step for her and for her career, its a sad one for me and all the friends she made here in LA.  While I will miss seeing her as often as I have since she moved here, I know we'll stay in touch and I''ll see her  again whenever she visits.


Premium Chanels

a pic with my very good friends Christy Girlington and Linda Evangelipstik, aka the Chanel Twins.  They are famous in the drag/club kid world and have been on TV and in movies many times . I dropped in on my way to the Palms for Christy's 90's prom themed birthday party and they did it up, as usual, with a premium on style.


Sunday, December 2, 2012


just some quick little black dress pics from a fun Wednesday at Trans Wednesday at the Oxwood back in mid-September.


Falling Between Two Stools

fall between two stools  (mainly British
if something falls between two stools, it fails because it is neither one type of thing nor another and if someone falls between two stools, they fail because they try to combine two different types of thing that cannot be combined

I have to confess, I wasn't familiar with this expression and stumbled on while I was trying to find something cute or clever to say about this picture.  But I was struck by it and how it seems to apply to me and my life, which is complex, to say the least.  I'm always trying to be too many things to too many people and never sure if success at one isn't somehow failure to another. But if failing is falling, success is standing and I seem to manage to stay on my feet.  As I did here, despite adequate seating, at the Oxwood on a fun Saturday back in September.


Linkin Blogs

some pics from this years Miss Bienestar pageant are on Scott and Ben's Photographic blog.  Bienestar is a leading social service provider to the Latina LGBT community, and their annual pageant is a signature event and one of the many right on things they do each year.  I'm pleased and proud to support it and to call many who serve or who are served by it my friends.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Katt's Meow

to my very good friend Viva, for staging a show and making bank at the Palms every Monday and Friday nite :)


Target Shopper

An ATM and a dartboard at the Oxwood on a fun Trans Wednesday at the Oxwood.   As a great midweek hangout, with  a low key friendly vibe, perfect for conversation or shooting pool, its right on the money and  really hits the bulls eye. :)


Monday, November 26, 2012

Organized Labor

Striking some poses with my very good friend Gia, last Labor Day at the Palms in West Hollywood.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Next in the sequins

In sequence and in sequins, at Club Shine at the Oxwood in Van Nuys with mi hermana hermosa Joanna, the hostess with the mostest Laura, good friends Amber and Merlot and LA Imperial Court Empress elect Carolina



standing tall in a banded dress at the Palms and with my outstanding friend Dania

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chick Magenta

magenta is a color of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life.  A fitting color for a fun friendly nite back in August at Naomi's Transwednesday at the Oxwood.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Purple Rein

Definition of REIN

: opportunity for unhampered activity

My free rein was on a fun Saturday nite back in August at the Oxwood when the only thing hampering my activity was closing time :)


Royal Palms

just a quick pic with the always regal Regina, outside the always congenial Palms bar in West Hollywood.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Linkin Blogs

Some great pics from last year's Ms Bienestar pageant are up on Scott and Ben's excellent blog.  Bienestar is a tremendous community service organization, that provides important care and counseling and support to the Latin LGBT community.  In addition to all their other good works, they put on an annual pageant, which I always try to attend, even though its done entirely in Spanish and I only hablo un poco :)  It doesn't matter because the  transgender community here in LA is  is a shared one, even when  languages are not.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nite Spots

Just a quick pic from a fun Saturday nite at the Oxwood Inn, in Van Nuys. You can find more information about it along with pics of all the events here.  If you want my slant on it, it's the place to be, every weekend. :)


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tranny Chaisers

lounging with my very good friend Dani Kay, just after closing at the Palms in West Hollywood :)


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rest in Peace

a pic in front of my long time friend Tom's beloved classic Porsche.  He was well known and respected in the online TG community as LAGent.  Sadly, he recently suddenly  passed away a few weeks after this picture and I think this was the last nite I saw him,  He was the consummate gentleman, who I could always count on for a bent ear or a kind word,  and the diet coke, he unfailingly would get me without asking every time we ran into each other.   We had worked together behind the scenes for the last few years on a project to help memorialize girls who pass too soon, and now, he too has done so.  He is well remembered and will be surely  missed.


Flower Power

looks Nuclear in this fluorescent dress from a rad (not radioactive) nite back in August at the Oxwood Inn.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

soft cell

I only got one bar with my T-Mobile inspired look, but fortunately, it was the Palms, where there is always good service :) My friend Amaya Jade's look was off the hook and got a great reception too.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Crowning Around

in a carnival orange colored dress at the Queen USA back in July.  I love a good pageant and this was a great one, with many beautiful contestants and really deserving winner.

That's Carla,  who did really well in her very first pageant.

 Melissa, who is always gorgeous and gracious in every pageant, Juliana, who is always a joy to see and Isabella, who showed poise equal to her beauty in the question and answer session,

and finally, my good friend Carolina, who may never have done a pageant but is no less a Queen for all the good work she does as a volunteer at them.


Linkin Blogs

some more pics from the Oxwood Inn are on Scott and Ben's excellent blog.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nite Spots

just a quick pic from a fun Friday at the Palms.  They've really worked hard to improve this venue, with new decor, better seating and an expanded show, while keeping the same low cover and same friendly, generous bartenders..  This hard work has paid off, with bigger and better crowds.  If you have never been, now is the time to give it a try.  If you haven't been for a while, now is the time to pay it another visit. Hands down. you will have fun!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Trans Wednesdays

there is a new TG nite in the LA area.  Wednesdays at the Oxwood, hosted by my friend Naomi.  I went for the first nite and had such a great time, I've been back there at least 3 more times.  Causal, with no show, and cozy, with no cover, its just a friendly midweek place to meet or make friends.