Drag secrets from Normandy Cross!
Among all the glitter, neon lights, and false eyelashes one queen stood above the rest in L.A queer and feminist art gallery and venue, Heart of art Gallery. The ever so fabulous drag queen Normandy Cross took the crown as fiercest of them all. We bribed her majesty with a beautiful copy of Issue º10 PROPER to spill her style secrets to us. Be as imaginative and fab as Normandy with these dragtastic secrets!
What is your name?
Normandy Cross / David Sanchez
What influences your personal style?
Fashion in the 80's and 90's. Subcultures like club kids of the 90's, psychedelic rock, and old school hardcore punk. I have a graphic design background, so I’m very inspired by bold minimalism. I am also drawn to black and white Disney cartoons. Lastly, my drag friends in the SoCal area. We are a diverse bunch.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your collection and why?
So much to choose. I have this 80’s-esque blue jacket/blazer thing with large shoulder pads. It’s much different than other 80’s jackets/blazers I’ve seen, yet it manages to look appealing. The fabric flows like a dream.
What do you think you'll be wearing in 30 years?
I like to think that i’ll age like a fine wine and dress like a golden girl. Otherwise, I’ll be wearing something comfortable and/or laid back.
If you could steal one person's wardrobe, who would it be?
My drag self would nab anything from Holly White's (french drag queen) closet. I adore her style.
Describe your style in 5 words.
Vintage, Nostalgic, Eccentric, Bold, (somehow) Approachable.
What's one fashion trend that needs to go away forever?
One word: Crocs. One sentence: anything associated with Crocs.
Where can we keep up with you?
Trust yourself, do what makes you happy, don’t take life so seriously. Thank you for having me.