I can’t thank Donna Barr enough for getting me interested in all the right things in high school: history, queer comics, leather, jackboots, Rommel, different perspectives, German, Germans, cross hatching, tea sets…. I don’t care that I had to explain every day that I wasn’t reading “… gay nazi porn?” It was worth it. Peach is one of my idols. Donna is also amazingly nice and talked to me even though I was a squirming internet larva and she is a famous-artist person. <3
Especially when I was a kid and just starting to wrap my head around my own gender variation and sexuality, this comic really helped me contextualize my feelings and come to grips with being different.
In lieu of having a personal tailor or any haberdashers of good repute in the sordid and miserable part of the country that I was raised in, I am not ashamed to say that I do a lot of shopping online. Gentleman’s Emporium offers a really classy array of Victorian costume wear and accessories; and while they are definitely costumes as opposed to durable, fitted clothes for daily use, everything I’ve bought there has held up remarkably well, and it’s affordable to boot. :) They’re very good at letting you know when something is historically accurate and when it has been embellished according to the designer’s whimsy.
Oh dear, look at the time. It’s time to get fancy pants.
http://www.doctormacro.com/index.html If you are not already familiar with this website, take this opportunity to dive like Scrooge McDuck into this tower of delicious high-quality vintage movie stills.
Because damn. Can you afford to be missing out on this: