A couple of quick announcements.
Dirty Martini, a New York based burlesque legend, is in the upcoming size issue of V Magazine. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, what I love about the images is that is brings together a fat femme with Coco Chanel, a designer who had a great deal of influence on one of my earliest Femme icons, my grandmother. I can see several of Grandmother’s cherished accessories adorning Dirty in the image below.
Photos courtesy Models.com and V Magazine.
The spread is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see more, which will be on newsstands on January 14, 2010. I am a little dubious about the rest of the magazine but am going to it with an open mind.
Many commenters (and emails) have asked me when the next Femme Conference is going to be. The best information I have is late August in Atlanta (and as soon as I know, I will blog about it). In the meantime, I did get information about the Femme of Color Symposium!
Femme of Color Symposium (FOCS) 2010: Celebrations and Reflections
March 26-28, 20FEMME (listed incorrectly on the website as 2009)
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
FOCS2010: Celebrations and Reflections, the inaugural symposium by and for self-identified FEMMES of COLOR, will create the opportunity—through workshops, community building/social activities, presentations, panels, and/or performances—to uncover and discover our similarities, our differences, our needs and how to build the bridges that will allow us to support each other in all ofwho we are. It will serve as a launch point for a real-time and virtual nation-wide network of diverse individuals, prompt dialogue, and empower us to cultivate, sustain, and celebrate the vibrant connections we have made and will make among femmes of color.
We invite femmes of color from all over the map—community members, artists, academics, homemakers, activists, etc.—to participate in FOCS2010 as presenters and participants.