Several months ago, Mex asked me to rap with his ever-growing group and, while I was excited about the idea, I didn't think I'd have the courage to go through with it. We set a date, I started writing rhymes, and tonight I get up on stage to make a mild fool of myself in front of friends. It all sounds wonderful! I have 16 bars in Mex's "Trailer Space Anthem" and, naturally, was inspired by Salt N' Pepa so my lyrics are a wee bit explicit. At this point, I'm as ready as I'll ever be, but I'd be more confident if we had actually practiced beforehand.
Earlier this week I spent most of my free time focusing on wardrobe. After lots of help from my lady friends, I decided to go for a hip hop Jane Fonda look:
|Get it, gurl!|
I was able to find everything I needed online, with the exception of the tights which are already a wardrobe staple for me. I was also going to cover up with my favorite black-market Dallas Mavericks Starter jacket in a kid's size large for the adorable hip hop look, which I figure is the only hip hop look I can pull off.
Fly kicks courtesy of DSW:
Sexy Maidenform "leotard" with a suspenders look to highlight my nerdy lifestyle. Added bonus for the tummy-tucking, shapewear. I figured a black bra or striped tube top would cover my girls well enough:
Gina had some excellent wardrobe suggestions and mentioned a bodysuit immediately. However, after looking into it furher, I realized she was talking about something more like this:
While green Hawiaan print isn't really my "thing", I could see myself wearing something along these lines:
After all my window shopping for an outfit, I decided I would be even more nervous looking like a fool while performing, than I would if I was just in my normal clothes. So, hip hop Jane Fonda will just have to wait for a more appropriate time, like Halloween or my second rap performance.
If you want to come see me tonight, we go on at 8pm. Wish me luck!