RuPaul's DragCon L.A., the world's largest event celebrating drag culture, returned to DTLA for its fourth year over the May 11-13 weekend. DragCon featured more than 100 queens, 350 vendors and exhibitors, panels and special guests. Happily the city of Los Angeles came together in enthusiastic droves to celebrate the beautiful and inclusive world of drag. All photographs by Hannah Verbeuren.
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Dapper Day has become such a mainstay of the Disneyland Resort that people rarely even ask what is going on anymore. Instead you hear the guests in the wrinkled shorts and sticky tank tops murmuring to one another "oh, that's right. It's Dapper Day." That's right, it is Dapper Day. The day when thousands of well-dressed, pressed and not distressed guests come to Disneyland to party like it's 1954.
Over at the Dapper Day Expo (only $10 to get in all weekend), Dita Von Teese made a special appearance to sign books and take photos before jetting off to Dallas to start her latest tour, which will be in Riverside on June 24. Retailers from around the country flew in to staff special booths, and of course Pin Up Girl Clothing debuted its new Dapper Day prints.
Meanwhile, Pin-Up Parade in the Park decided to merge with Dapper Day, causing an overload of gorgeous at the Small World ride, as well as some happy campers who won Pin Up Girl gift cards by answering really tough trivia questions. Did you know Goofy was once called Dippy Dog?
Dapper Day will return this fall, but in the meantime don't be afraid to dapper up and come to the park, it is happening more and more every day as the dapper spreads.
All photos by Star Foreman
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As Armenians gather to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the onset of the genocide, they will be able to look forward as well as back. With the Glendale City Council’s April 17 approval of site plans and a lease of up to 95 years, a “tipping point” was reached, according to Najarian, for the building of an Armenian-American Museum in downtown Glendale.
The Los Angeles Poverty Department held its fourth incarnation of the biennial Walk the Talk Parade and Performance on Saturday, April 21, in Skid Row. The event chronicles and celebrates the history of Skid Row and those who work, live and contribute to the neighborhood.
“The idea is to put all these people out there who are not recognized,” John Malpede, LAPD founder, told L.A. Weekly last week.
The goal of the parade is bringing a sense of engagement and community to an area not often thought of in terms of “community.” Organizers describe the event as a “people’s history” of the community.
All photos by Ted Soqui
It's one of the biggest hypes besides the actual music and festival itself: the Coachella fashion scene. Every year festivalgoers find new and fresh ways to express themselves — so much so that clothing lines have been inspired by the fashionistas at Coachella. Here are some of the most striking personalties we saw at Coachella.
All photography by Shane Lopes