Simon Doonan on Drag Culture, Personal Style, and Unplugging from Technology


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In this week’s episode, we get to chat with the amazing (sparkly!) Simon Doonan about his brand new book Drag: The Complete Story - the first modern book about the cultural history of drag! Simon talks all things drag with us while answering your questions about finding your own personal style, his relationship with Jonathan Adler, and whether or not he will be appearing on another season of NBC’s Making It (spoiler: he is!).

Products Mentioned: * Veronica Beard Emerald Suit (Blazer, Pants) * Amazon Sunglasses

Instagram Obsessions: * @bat_geo * @pollywales

Books Mentioned: * Drag: The Complete Story by Simon Doonan * The Winker by Andrew Martin * The International Best Dressed List by Amy Fine Collins * The catalog for the Camp Exhibit at The Met * Good Girls Lie by JT Ellison comes out Dec 30th * The Testaments by Margaret Atwood * The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky Jena Casale * September book club - American Royals by Katharine McGee

Articles Mentioned: * I’m so Excited for 40th grade - Mary Laura Philpott Op Ed for NYT

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