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Summer Festivities!

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Summers a coming and we all know what that means, what’s that I hear? More rain you say rather pessimistically/realistically? Well very possibly yes, rain, odd sunny spells and those all-important summer staples FESTIVALS. Festivals mean a lot of things to a lot of people, to some it’s a muddy field full of tents and drunken teenagers, and to others it’s a more family based experience. Regardless of your skew festivals are all about fully embracing the spirit of things, and we here in the UK are sure good at that – so long as there’s alcohol involved! 
The festival season is well under way here in old Blighty, and in defiance of the weather people are donning the wellies and enjoying “summer” (note the use of bunny ears). What we have here for you lovely blog followers, yes you, sadly you’re the only one, is a festival round up of sorts. A one stop shop, all you need, A to Z and another cliché festival guide that you can peruse at your own leisure, or just completely disregard. 

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Do you really want to see me live? Culture Club, Lady Gaga, Destiny's Child and more....

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That’s right and you probably haven’t heard it here first but the one and only Culture Club have announced their first tour in 15 years! We here at the Lady Boys are unabashedly excited about seeing Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss (yes, the complete original line-up) grace the stage during their 15 day 11 stop December tour. The tour was rather cheekily revealed by George of the androgynous Boy variety himself in this video in which he and the fellow band members sing the chorus to ‘Karma Chameleon’ before the lead singer throws up the peace sign saying “see you in December”.

If this wasn't selling point enough the band are also going to be joined by another more synthpoppy arm of the new romantic music scene of the 80's Alison Moyet, the female component of Yazoo. Tickets go on sale today May 23rd and the tour dates are here, no word yet on price but it's safe to say it will be worth forking out for. I hear early Christmas presents are all the rage this year…

Shirley Bassey Eat Your Heart Out

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You may have heard the name Conchita Wurst in the news over the last week; by ‘may’ I mean certifiably you will have without a doubtedly heard it, unless you live under a rock or just outside of Europe. The enigmatic bearded beauty recently won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for Austria with her fabulously James Bond-esque song Rise Like a Phoenix, we here are also a big fan of stunningly overt metaphors so it gets double brownie points from the Lady Boys. The song deservedly stole the show and there’s no denying that Conchita has a healthy set of lungs on her, if you didn't get chance to watch it check the link out below.

Conchitas male counterpart is called Thomas “Tom” Neuwirth, an Austrian born natural star who rose to fame in 2007 after reaching the finals of the Austrian casting show Starmania, Austria’s answer to Britain’s Got Talent. As with most reality stars Tom sadly faded into obscurity after the show, but triumphantly returned to television in 2011 as Conchita Wurst,…

Geometric Nail Art...

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I may be walking into unknown territory of the personal variety here as a member of the butcher, well soft butcher sex. But this, which let’s be honest is avoidable if you work for the glamorous bedazzlement of the Lady Boys of Bangkok, is a fashion blog, that’s right a blog about fashion.  Cue the teen pop music and a montage of models pulling many a contorted geometric shapes (Like what I did there?). Delusions of America’s Next Top Model aside were going to go a straight-lined and surprisingly sellotape-centric world of geometric nail design.

Geometric nail design or geometric nail art is basically just turning your nails into a canvas for as many multi-coloured shapes that you can fit under your cuticle. Now there is a check list for this procedure, you will be needing many a utensil and these are a striper brush, a cotton bud or a paintbrush dipped in acetone for corrections, ok so maybe not many a utensil, oh and sellotape.













With all this exciting talk of sellotape it may be hard t…

Bangkok Rock

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There aren’t many places in the UK that are as culturally diverse and accepting as the southern seaside city of Brighton. I mean there political views alone speak volumes for the tone of the town with The Greens calling the shots at the Brighton & Hove City Council. The streets scream contemporary culture in the narrow meandering lanes and also reflect a bygone era of decadence and royalty, embodied by the regency architecture of the sea front. These contrasting architectural styles are mirrored by the multicultural residents of Brighton, a cosmopolitan utopia within decent travel distance of London what more could you ask for? I sandy beach you say? Well...ok fair enough, it is leaning towards pebbly on the beach spectrum.