The entire cast of RuPauls Drag Race All Stars 7 has been bringing fabulous fashions—and major camp—to our television screens on Paramount+ since May. This season, eight drag superstars Jaida Essence Hall, Raja, Monét X Change, The Vivienne, Shea Couleé, Trinity The Tuck, Yvie Oddly, and Jinkx Monsoon have been competing for the crown, where the grand-finale winner will be dubbed the “the queen of all queens” and rewarded with a cool $200,000 (you know, no pressure). Over a month in, there’s already been some stellar snatch games, epic runway serves, and “lip sync for your legacy” performances.
To mark Pride Month, however, Vogue presented the cast with a challenge of our own. The eight queens were tasked with recreating our archival covers and giving them a drag-ified twist. The end results include riffs on illustrated covers from 1926, to Oprah’s iconic 1998 cover photographed by Steven Meisel. While the covers range in style and decade, the one thing uniting all of their savvy recreations is a heavy dose of creativity. The Drag Race panel won’t crown a winner, so sit back, scroll through below, and decide for yourself. As Madonna once said, “Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it—vogue.”
“As soon as I saw the original cover, I knew that this was one I wanted to recreate. There’s an eeriness to it—a face in a bell jar? It’s quite dark, yet stunning at the same time. I wanted to recreate this iconic cover as close to the original as I possibly could. I love the spookiness of it being just a face, but also wanted to lean in even more so by removing the eyeballs and placing the eyes on the table in front my of my face. The gal-babe styling was easy, because there isn’t any clothing, just a focus on beauty in the face with a focus on the stunning white gloves on the table. It’s almost sci-fi, but fashion at the same time.”
“When doing my research, I was so enamored by the old hand-drawn covers of Vogue. There is something so deeply romantic about that era, and that’s what I wanted to reflect with this recreation. Not only that, but this issue was on stands the month that my grandfather was born. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to tie in personal and sentimental stories into my Drag looks. I wanted to capture the demure and pure spirit of the figure in the original drawing, yet modernize it by placing a Black feminine figure in the role of the ‘Spring Bride’ circa 1928. When pulling the look together, I wanted something opulent and romantic, so I turned to my friend and collaborator Joshuan Aponte to help me creates this stunning custom gown and pearled headpiece.”
“For me, I love vintage and Old Hollywood glam. I loved the hat and thought it looked beautiful! For my final image, I tried to stay as close to the original for integrity purposes. I did change up the pose slightly, but it was fun to recreate. I found a top that was as similar as I could get, and then I ended up making the hat so that I could have it look close to the original as well!”
Advice On Extending The Life Of Your Memory Foam Bed
The ultra-absorbent polyurethane foam used to produce memory foam mattresses sometimes referred to as “synthetic viscoelastic foam,” provides pliable support that makes lying on one feel like lying on a cloud. Given that NASA developed memory foam for space shuttles, that is logical. Customers have gushed about the wonderful comfort these beds offer since memory foam entered the mattress market.
Maintaining the quality of the best memory foam mattresses you have purchased became essential over time. At the end of this post, you will grasp the tips on how to maintain the comfort and durability of your memory foam mattress. read in advance;
1. Ensure Your Mattress Is Safe
Innovative mattress protectors. A mattress protector should fit snugly, like a fitted sheet, to prevent spills and stains. Encasement protectors, which cover all six sides and have a zipper, are also available (including the bottom). Sleepers with allergies or bedbugs can utilize the best mattress encasement protectors. Whether you eat in bed or not, a mattress cover is vital to protect your mattress from bodily fluids, skin flakes, spilled food, and drinks.
2. Lay A Firm Foundation
Having a base isn’t required for a memory foam mattress to operate well, but it will raise your bed to the right height. If you use memory foam mattresses, your base must be solid, level, and gap-free. Slats on a slatted base should be no more than 2.75 inches apart to prevent uneven mattress wear. If the slats are too far apart, you’ll need to buy extra or use a plywood board.
3. Prevent Pets And Children From Jumping
This counsel is direct. Pets who roam freely and lie on the bed stimulate the spread of germs, insects, and bacteria where you sleep. The perfect situation is when you meet a nice and cuddly bedmate. The worst-case situation is parasite eggs nearby about to hatch. It’s encouraged to ban youngsters under 8 from jumping on beds. Bouncing on the bed is not only hazardous, but it also damages the mattress. The memory foam is overworked by the quick up-and-down movements, which don’t prolong its life.
4. Rotate Your Mattress Regularly
It’s common if you’ve heard of this advice, but have you ever put it to use? Rotate your memory foam mattress 180 degrees every season, starting right away. This method is based on the idea that sleeping in the same spot on the mattress every night could be uncomfortable and lead to a concentration of wear and tear in that area. It should be noted that certain high-end made in the USA mattress producers make mattresses that don’t need to be turned.
5. Make Your Mattress Clean
Your memory foam mattress may be protected against sweat, dust mites, and other allergies by vacuuming it at least twice a year. Start by sprinkling baking soda on your stripped mattress since the longer it remains there, the better. A few drops of essential oil are an optional addition. At some point, take out the vacuum and completely remove the baking soda using the upholstery attachment. The tufts, seams, and areas between the mattress and foundation are known to be dust mite havens.
6. Do Not Make Your Bed
You did indeed read that correctly. While it might appear illegal to put off making your bed, it is not recommended. Delaying making the bed gives your memory foam mattress and linens time to breathe, giving any moisture that may have accumulated throughout the night a chance to evaporate.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.