The iconic mannequin company Rootstein is releasing a visionary new collection this season. For the first time in history both female and male mannequins are being sculpted based off the image of a single individual, the gender bender fashion designer Phillipe Blond.
When I was a nervous queer kid in the suburbs, afraid of my own capacity for mincing, I was desperate for a knight in sparkling armor to rescue me. I needed someone to show me that it's OK to lift your pinky, it's safe to swish.
Who would do such a thing? Spend months planning a picture-perfect wedding, only to leave her groom, cold, on the steps of the altar, after a speech announcing to the congregation why she did it? That person was me.
It was getting late. Seriously late for a woman my age not to have a ring on her finger. People said, "You're such a nice girl, why aren't you married?" But then, I found a way. I bought a beautiful family... of mannequins.