Years ago as I was just about to go on stage to emcee the Campfest Music Festival comic Karen Williams slowly looked me up and down and wryly commented, “Nice outfit.” What? You don’t wear an orange 60’s cocktail dress with black cowboy boots? My motto: always dress better, er, differently, than your audience.
I’ve been known to weep tears of joy upon finding the perfect tacky prom dress at the Goodwill. Bonus points if it’s less than $5.
A friend found me this fetching number. I wore it at the Virginia Women’s Music Festival in 2009.I got married that same summer so people wanted to know if it was my actual wedding dress. It was made of plastic and had grass stains on the knees. So, um, no.
Remember, a veil always enhances your outfit:
Center of Balance album, 1992. My taste has improved since then. It couldn’t have gotten worse or I’d be dressing Lady Gaga.
One of the few times I’ve worn jeans and a t-shirt on stage
I have a secret desire to be Stevie Nicks. My velvet phase:
I will never dress as fine as Lisa Koch:
Sometimes, just to throw people off, I dress normally:
Most photos were taken by Janice Rickert at the National Women’s Music Festival except the teal dress photo, Center of Balance, the wedding dress photo and Girls Gone Funny. Oh, and Lady Gaga. At least, I’m pretty sure she didn’t take that photo.