Ladyfag

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Ladyfag is iconic in the nightlife world of NYC, infamous for her parties where often the most hungry for a flash of genius come just to see what she is going to wear. Filming her was a whirlwind of creative energy and I was swept up in her passion for self-expression through style. She is a visionary when it comes to adorning herself, and the endorphin rush is infectious. Garlands that are used as decoration on Mexican altars wrap around as a dress, sheer dresses become head pieces à la Grace Jones, and her grandmother-inspired thick nude tights morph into the most modern of Margiela-esque outfits, butt pads and all. Nothing stands between her fearlessness and her imagination – when asked to come to a party in a futuristic theme, she easily moves from “high” to “low,” dressing herself in a clear plastic garment bag and a lamp shade from the hardware store as a hat. Ladyfag is from Toronto, where she owned a vintage clothing store for ten years. It was from that experience that she grew to appreciate the value of time-honored clothing – the cut, the fabric, the importance of having one great piece over mass shopping and the consumption of clothing that goes in and out in a season. She dresses in extremes, with no affinity for moderation. Especially enamored with Mexican culture, she took a day-long horseback ride into the mountains to find her most valued shirt, loved for its handmade details. Poring through her closet is akin to a feast fit for a king or queen, but probably most inspiring is her “fuck you” attitude, combined with her open spirit and confidence in who she is.

  • nora

    wow wow wow love her!!!

  • Aria

    What an inspiration!!

  • Neil

    The girls got class….XX

  • chloe

    wow, i wish i had a sliver of her confidence

  • ludget delcy

    that kinda made my day. no actually my month

  • mack dugan

    SHE is my bitch and I LOVE her realness (among other things).

  • c

    i lived with her and had a relationship with her for 3 years and know her inside and out and i love her. our house was always beautiful and her closet was magical. Lupita Y Chucho Forever!!!!

  • Lou-anne

    fabosh

  • Lisa Lisa

    Style and Strength…An awe inspiring woman.

  • Tom

    Yes very wonderful. Was inspiring to watch!

  • dp

    i love ladyfag! her energy is magical

    i used to have a mad crush on her when she use to live in toronto
    GUAPA!

  • Cory Koons

    There are certain people that make me so happy just because they EXIST that I am moved to tears. Ladyfag is the only one I haven’t fucked yet. What I really don’t understand is why she (and I, and said others that move me to tears by existing) are not independently fucking wealthy as shit… if anyone deserves everything in the world it is her, and she would never expect any of it.

    SOMEONE BUY HER THE MCQUEEN SHOES PLEASE.

  • MCA

    A breathe of fresh air, oh how i miss the lady…….such joy she brought me!

  • lela

    This is one of my favorite clips!

  • eVp

    Creamed my pants looking at her Rick Owens Boots. I want to make her my Dolly so bad…. Love to [U] from San Francisco.

  • Travis

    loveeeeeeeeeee lady! such an inspiration to many!

  • scarykerry

    Lady Fag is such a star! I’m a big fan. I may even be a groupie!
    Go, go Lady Fag!!

  • Anacarlina

    She’s like a combination of all of the strong, confident women from Almodovar’s films. I-BOW-DOWN!!!!!

  • J.D.

    Dear Lady-

    of the 24….what can be said?

    do you have time?

    i am not part of the scene or the whirlwind.

    can we meet?

    if not….

    then…

    most resepectfully,

    J.D. Szalla

  • http://www.facebook.com/WhatASnob Sarah Jayne

    This made me smile : ).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=34601721 Sasha Flynn

    Her closet is EVERYTHING.