Katarzyna Jarczykowska was Inspired by the attire of nuns, These HATS evoke an excessive sensuality, worthy of the Playboy Fotoerotica Award.
CREDITS: designer: katarzyna jarczykowska. photographer: michał paź. models: anita s, aleksandra woźniak
Italian Peasant Pasta Salad
This is one of my favorite “go to” recipes when I want a quick and filling dinner. This delicious salad can be eaten hot or cold and is wonderful when paired with Artisan bread. It is a perfect meal for when the weather can’t decide to be hot or cold.
1 box of Farfalle (Bowtie) pasta
1 lb. Italian sausage (bulk, not in casing)
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow or orange bell pepper
1 package of julienned sundried tomatoes
1 can sliced olives
1 cup (or more) of shredded parmesan cheese (not the powdered stuff in a can!)
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse pasta after cooking to avoid stickiness. Crumble and brown the Italian sausage in a skillet, drain and set aside. Slice both bell peppers into strips and combine with sausage, olives and sundried tomatoes. Mix in with pasta in a large bowl. Toss in parmesan cheese. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on top and toss into mixture. Toss in balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste (I like mine with quite a bit of the balsamic!). Serve immediately, or place in fridge and eat cold later. To warm, either place in a skillet or place a plate of pasta in the microwave for 1 minute. Manga!
2 Tablespoon superfine sugar
2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
24 mint leaves , plus 4 sprigs
2 cups finely crushed ice
1 cup bourbon
Combine sugar, lemon juice and mint leaves in a pitcher. Crush well with a wooden spoon. Add ice and bourbon, mix well, pour into silver tumblers garnish with mint sprigs. And ENJOY!
I had so much fun writing my first article for One Veil that I just had to come back for more. Last time, I discussed ways I elevated my look by trying different products and techniques. This time, I’m here to tell you all about a fabulous – and VERY Sister-Friendly – makeup company called Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, or OCC.
Sister Florence of Faith, from the Portland House, first tipped me off to OCC. She raved about their lip tars and piqued my interest when she said how versatile and lightweight they were – and how highly pigmented! Since I obviously took the Vow of Poverty, I chalked them up as something I’d try…eventually.
A few days later, Sister Candy Cide, Sister Sanka De Mayo and myself attended The Makeup Show LA as guests of our makeup artist friend David. I promised Sister Flo that I’d find the OCC booth so I can say hi on her behalf and check out their products up close. Little did I know we’d each be leaving the booth with a gift bag filled with pretty much every product they carry…as well as a full set of brushes. (Thank you Risa and team!)
I was able to try the products the other day for Sister Hanna Barberic’s Novice Project “Tom’s Angels” (a benefit for the Tom of Finland Foundation…she raised $3k! BLAM!). And Sisters, I am VERY impressed.
I’m a Michael’s kind of gurl when it comes to brushes (like I said: Vow of Poverty). I’m not used to using brushes so soft and luxurious…but that is exactly what I got with OCC’s brushes. They are soft like squirrel hair, but since this is a cruelty-free company, they are NOT! These soft brushes help to blend their powders beautifully. And that’s next!
The Loose Pigment
I grabbed one of the pigments that had a bronze look and decided to use that as the base for my makeup that day (I believe it was called “Flawed”). It had a beautiful iridescence and went on like butter (and blended flawlessly because of those brushes ::giggle::). They have every color you can imagine, too!
The Lip Tars
Like I teased earlier, I heard rave reviews of their Lip Tars. Just as I was told, they are indeed lightweight, versatile and highly pigmented. They are so highly pigmented in fact that you only need ONE DROP to do your entire lips. I’m not kidding: ONE DROP! What’s really cool is how you can mix colors to create your own custom look. I mixed a few different colors to create my look for the evening and I set it with gold glitter. I was so surprised at how light the tars were on my lips – a far cry from grease paint and powder that I used to wear. My lips held up ALL night as well!
So yeah…I’m totally converted. Reach out to OCC and tell them Sister Indica sent you and get your lives!
With Love, Light & A Spliff,
The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence presents
H8’s A DRAG 2013
The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is proud to announce the return of H8’s A DRAG! Now in its second year, H8’s A DRAG 2013 will bring two brand new events to the season. One: a youth dance called STOMP H8—will cater directly to the 14 – 18 year-olds we serve. The other event: the H8’s A DRAG Local Revue, will comprise two evenings in a RuPaul’s Drag Race Style competition with a top performer chosen to perform on the H8’s A DRAG 2013 stage. We are excited by the enthusiastic response as anticipation builds each day! This year our sponsorship has tripled, allowing this important benefit to grow and reach even more individuals and groups we serve. Proceeds from all H8’s A DRAG 2013 events benefit the Music City Sisters’ LGBTQIA Youth Grant Fund and anti-bullying campaign established in 2012.
There are several ways to participate in H8’s A DRAG 2013. Jump in and take a look!
H8’s A DRAG: Local Revue Finals https://www.facebook.com/events/100220626834222/?ref=2
Friday April 5, 2013. 9:00 PM – Midnight. (Finals)
Venue: Chameleon’s Lounge. 6528 New Nashville Hwy. Smyrna TN
The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, in partnership with Chameleon’s Lounge, is excited to present the first H8’s A DRAG Local Revue, a talent search for amateur drag performers which began with Auditions on March 15, 2013, and will culminate with the Local Revue Finals on Friday April 5, 2013.
The top 7 performers have been chosen during the March 15 Auditions, and will progress to the Local Revue Finals, where the winner will be chosen by a panel of judges drawn from the community. The top performer earns the opportunity to perform at H8’s A DRAG on April 19 and STOMP H8 on April 20 along with the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Favorite LATRICE ROYALE, and cast of H8’s A DRAG 2013! Thanks to the generous support and partnerships with Chameleon’s Lounge and Performance Studios, this event already has caused a buzz! We are grateful for the opportunity to expand H8’s A DRAG events to benefit the individuals and communities we seek to reach.
H8’s A DRAG 2013: Rise Above https://www.facebook.com/events/113844115468247/
Please join The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for an exciting evening of entertainment to benefit our LGBTQI youth at risk. This event marks our second year partnered with Play Dance Bar. With the generous sponsorship of PLAY, AllStarr Management, the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program (VHVP), Performance Studios, and private donors, H8’s A DRAG –Rise Above is bound for success! Each year H8′s A DRAG is held on the 3rd Friday in April to support the GLSEN Day of Silence. Tonight we open our hearts to a “night of noise”!
Begin the evening networking with local LGBTQI community leaders and sponsors. Meet our guest performers at a special VIP Champagne Reception. All our performers will be available for photo ops and autographs. PLAY Dance Bar event photographer Julio Bonilla has donated his time and photography fees to capture photo memories of the entertainers and their fans throughout the event. Photos will be made available soon after the event at no charge. For a second year, the talented spin doctor DJ RON will be working his musical magic throughout the evening. The Meet & Greet begins earlier and admission to this event includes the entire evening.
After the VIP Meet & Greet, General Admission guests will join in for a sparkling drag show featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 favorite, LATRICE ROYALE! Joining Latrice will be Kentucky’s deliriously edgy DEMENTIA, along with our own Miss Gay Tennessee America 2012 Suzy Wong, and the Ebony Goddess Chyna. This year we welcome new dimensions of drag expression with performances by Drag King Lucas Prescott & friends, Ms. Tennessee Diamond Diva Jamison St James, and Atlanta’s Singer/Songwriter/Performance Artist Dylan Michael! Also NEW! The top performer chosen at the H8’s A DRAG Local Revue will perform! Of course, the evening would not be complete without a production from the Music City Sisters and maybe another surprise or two! There will be prizes and auctions between performances. Grant fund beneficiaries will be announced!
VIP Meet & Greet 6:30 – 8:00 PM: $25 all inclusive
General Admission 8:00 PM Door/9:00 PM Show: $10
All guests of H8’s A DRAG 2013 may stay on and party the night away after our show ends!
PRESALES & DONATIONS! www.musiccitysisters.org
Saturday April 20, 2013. 7:00 – 10:00 PM.
Venue: BareFeet Studios. 3205 Powell Avenue. Nashville TN 37204
H8’s A DRAG 2013 welcomes another brand new event this year! STOMP H8, a “Fairytale Fantasy” -themed dance event was created for youth aged 14-18, especially LGBT youth. The Music City Sisters, in collaboration with GLSEN and the JumpStart Youth Program. are thrilled to present this evening of entertainment for them. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Performance Studios and private donors, the dance studio, refreshments and entertainment were all made possible. DJ Remedy and Chris Walburn Photography have both donated their time and talent for the dance. Many performers from Friday night H8’s A DRAG including LATRICE ROYALE, DEMENTIA, Drag King LUCAS PRESCOTT, Diva JAMISON ST. JAMES and the winner of the H8′s A DRAG Local Revue will be on hand to meet & greet and perform an event-inspired routine for the youth. Representatives from youth-focused community organizations plan to participate. The Music City Sisters will host and chaperone the festivities, and visiting Sisters, Guards and friends are encouraged to join in!
There is a $5 suggested donation to attend STOMP H8.
Need a place to stay? We have a block of rooms set aside at a “Drag Queen and Sister friendly” Guesthouse Inn—the rooms are $99.95 /per night + tax (1 – 4 persons) and includes hi-speed wireless internet, complimentary expanded hot breakfast, *free parking* and *free* shuttle to immediate Vanderbilt/West End area from early morning til 9:30 PM nightly. Our discounted rate can be accessed by letting them know you are coming for H8s a DRAG! CODE: H8AD13. NOTE: This offer expires March 28, so get those reservations done!
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Vanderbilt
1909 Hayes Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203