Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Panel in Los Angeles on August 6!

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Please join us at this panel at the annual conference of the Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) on Friday, August 6, at 9:45 am! The 2010 conference will be held at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Eating Patacones in Ecuador!

Lola von Miramar has the most delightful friends!!!! Maxi and Beto indulge in delicious patacones inspired by Lola's video "Behind the Scenes on 'How to Make Tostones,'" which Lola filmed with her fabulous friends Saltina (Fausto Fernós) and Daphne Dumont (Marc Felion) of the Feast of Fun podcast!

("How to Make Tostones" is still in postproduction but promises to be on YouTube by the end of the summer!)

Maxi and Beto are engaged and just announced their plans to marry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where gay marriage is now legal. ¡Qué vivan Max y Beto! ¡Qué viva la Argentina! ¡Y qué vivan los tostones!


Your always adoring Lola von Miramar
Mistress of the Tostones Universe

Thursday, July 15, 2010

How To Do Drag!

Lola von Miramar's dear friends Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion of the Feast of Fun podcast introduced Lola to the oh so fabulous Blanche Babcock, a real mistress of the art of drag! Blanche has wonderful videos on YouTube as well as a lovely blog. The video above offers an introduction explaining some of the basic products you will need. Make sure to see other videos by Blanche such as one on how to apply foundation and contour (the first of a three-part series) and one titled "How to Do Drag Makeup on the Cheap."

While searching on the web for advice, Lola von Miramar came upon the fantastic videos of Janet from Janet's Closet! Janet's cross-dressing emporium is located in Wyandotte, Michigan, in the Detroit metro area, and shares the building with a car engine shop! Hear Janet explain her philosophy about female transformation and give basic tips for makeup! This is the first of a nine-part series (although parts three and four seem to be missing). She carries out a transformation of the Puerto Rican model Jasmine!

Lola has learned so much with Blanche and Janet! There are also many other wonderful YouTube tutorials such as the one by the very lovely British girl Nic (pixiwoo on YouTube) of FashionFace.tv:

Lola says: Go have fun with drag!