Working our latex clothing into RuPaul’s universe was a creative high-point, to be sure. We manned a Dawnamatrix booth at RuPaul’s Drag Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center recently and were surrounded by all the amazing people the infamous drag diva always has circling around.
We met many of the stars of “Drag Race,” and RuPaul, seeing us, stopped in his tracks and complimented our beautiful dresses. As a fan of the show, and a fan of all that RuPaul has done for people in the LGBTQ community, it was amazing to meet him in person and have him appreciate our wardrobe designs. He is such a charismatic person, with a bright big smile and welcoming down-to-earth disposition. RuPaul, and all his convention staff-as well as all the attendees-really made us feel so special. This is a niche community to be sure, but as we always find with folks into alternate fashions, lifestyles or even just championing a minority viewpoint, you truly do find the nicest people at these gatherings.
Specifically for our booth, Model Kerri Taylor (see to the right of the right of the picture here) helped welcome attendees to what we were displaying. And we were at our high gloss shiny best this day, introducing the line of beGLOSS latex care products Dawmanatrix uses and sells now. Wearing your latex is one thing, being able to care for it and to keep it looking its best is quite another.
Drag Con will be held in L.A. next year, and dates for a NYC version of the con were just announced (Sept 9th-10th) to be held at the massive Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. RuPaul and her fans, vendors, exhibitors and just about everyone else into fashion, drag, freedom and a good time are sure to find New York City as wild to party in as they do L.A.
We wish the Drag Con continued success and thank RuPaul for having us this year at Drag Con; surely we have our opera gloves, capes and kimonos ready to go at a moments notice.