Femmepire Records is a series of interviews on femme identity. Click here for the elevator pitch and first interview.
What prompts you to present the way you do? Is it something you consciously think about?
It's interesting because the way I present myself has shifted a lot in my 28 years. A lot of it has to do with how I feel about my body and how comfortable I feel actually wearing the things I want to. I often feel overdressed but I love skirts, dresses and heels. I like getting dolled up. Why do I? I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I work at home, so I sit in yoga pants all day. When I finally get to leave the house, I'm ready to look presentable and give myself some physical self-confidence. But my wife and I are the same height and she doesn't like when I wear heels, so I frequently stick with flats. But just this last weekend, I bought a pair of booties and felt so sexy in them that I was like “Sorry wife!” Sometimes you just want to feel good, even if you're making your wife look like Tom Cruise to your Nicole Kidman.