Hello, and welcome to my first illustration and discussion post about Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Every week, I’ll be chatting with interesting people about each episode and sharing depictions of my favorite looks. Given that this first episode focused on the greatest fashion challenges of the past 100 episodes, I sought out Tiger Lily, one of Chicago’s most accomplished stylists, to give me ALL of the T.
Chad: So, Tiger Lily, I was curious to hear from someone with your expertise about your take on the new Season 8 queens. First of all, can you explain how you’re involved in the Chicago drag scene?
Tiger Lily: I am friends with a lot of the queens in Chicago just personally. I also costume and style a handful of them as well. Before I styled them, though, I was just a fan going to the shows, tipping dollars to performers who happened to also be my friends.
Chad: You’ve worked quite a bit with Kim Chi, right?
Tiger Lily: Yep, I love love love coming up with looks for Kim! We really understand one another. Like Kim says on the episode, she is like an anime superhero that is also a super model–like ideally, pretty much everything I love. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…