March 31, 2023 the day I was able to officially view (I had already seen it earlier in the week) my portrait at Studio West 117. This is Trans: A Photography Journey of Awareness and Love was awesome to see with the place full of people. Studio West 117 is an amazing place.
This might be a nice look to duplicate this outfit. I received quite a few compliments, but then again, it was a stacked audience.
I got out early as I had a basket of clothes to sell and a gift card from my last selloff burning a hole in my purse. I was thrilled they bought every single item I brought, so that freed me up to buy a few skirts, a couple of short summer dresses, a great zebra jacket and new purse. All just from essentially selling off a number of items and using the proceeds to purchase new (to me) items, but fewer. It’s a slow thinning of the herd. It keeps the thrill of new things without growing my already bloated wardrobe.
After two such stops, I hunkered down at a nearby pub to do some work and nurse a drink.
Then I finally went over to the exhibit and really had a lovely evening. I spent some time with my friend Jackie (Ohio Fashion Week) and made a hopeful connection to the rock/concert business and spent some time chatting with a Cleveland icon. She was the principal rock photographer for The Plain Dealer beginning in the 70’s. I have some of her work hanging in my office. I talked about a photo she took probably in the mid-to-late 70’s of Springsteen and Southside Johnny on stage. I love that picture!
So I was out in public for about 11 hours, doing my part to be visible on this important day.