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Inside Out Mini Ball
July 20 @ 10:00 pm - July 21 @ 1:00 am EDT
The Inside Out Mini Ball – Inspired by fashion as an integral tool for self-expression, political statements and the growing disappearance of boundaries between male & female attire. Ballroom has always been a place to reinvent white, heteronormative views on fashion & lifestyle into something glamorous and empowering while challenging gender norms at the same time.
As part of the Asphalt Festival Mother Leo Melody & Teresa Zschernig invite you to celebrate Ballroom Culture in Düsseldorf, the hometown of the german pioneering House of Melody.
Keiona Revlon x Yanou Ninja x Mother Leo Melody Workshop Special – Saturday 20.7.2019 ↔️
SPACE LIMITED registration via firstname.lastname@example.org
↔️INSIDE OUT MINI BALL↔️
JUDGES: Zoe 007 (DE) / Keiona Revlon (FR) / Yanou Ninja ( FR)
DJ: Seven Ultra Omni
Host: Mother Leo Melody
CATEGORIES ( in order)
European Runway: Evolution of Trousers 2 Trophies – FF / BQ
Western culture restricted trousers as an essential garment only to be worn by men until the 1970’s, where women wearing trousers became normalized. Today, all genders can fell fab in their trousers and wear them like a boss! Serve the Runway in a High Fashion Outfit with mandatory braces and trousers.
FF : Palazzo or Chino Pants
BQ : Skinny Jeans or Bell-bottoms
Old Way OTA: The Overall – 1 Trophy
Overalls were invented by Levi Straus in the 1890’s, serving as work clothes due to their straightforward look and durability. Overalls have now evolved into a high fashion garment, made with extravagant fabrics and modern silhouettes. Going back to the origins of the overall, serve us the Old Way in a jeans workwear overall.
Best Dressed Drag: Drag it Up! 1 Trophy
In celebration of flamboyant and glamorous drag performances, be inspired the musical ‘Priscilla Queen of Desert!’. Bring it in a flamboyant outfit with feathers, pearls, rhinestones or jewels. You are the star of the movie! We want an over the top presentation of your outfit, showing us what defines your Drag Persona and why you are the main character and not the others!
Virgin Performance OTA : Leggings vs Mini Skirts – 1 Trophy
(Virgin = never walked/won or walking less than 1 year)
The fashion Leggings entered the Fashion Industry in the 1960’s, stayed throughout the Lycra 70´s, until its climax in the 80’s where leggings were paired with anything! The Mini Skirt, a statement of liberated female energy, first emerged through Josephine Baker’s the 1920’s outfits. The skirt was worn longer and shorter throughout the decades, until the 1960’s, where the mini skirt as we know it today was born in the late 60’s.
Serve us your Virgin Performance in a 60´s & 70´s inspired colorful outfit with either a mini skirt or leggings – no black or white or earth tones allowed!!
Face: The Blazer – 3 Trophies – MF / FF / Nonbinary
The blazer was first worn as an uniform by the captain of the frigate HMS Blazer and then became the favoured style of high class college & school students or foor outdoor sporting events. Moving into ready-to-wear, the blazer in one of the most elegant pieces in existance. Serve us Face in a fashionable blazer with mandatory shoulder pads and accessories to support your look :
MF silk scarf
All American OTA: Gender Fluid Fashion – 1 Trophy
Over the past few years, gender neutrality and gender fluidity have become a vibrant, more forward thinking ethos within the fashion industry. Major fashion houses have been blurring the lines in their shows for instance, where mens- and womenswear are presented by male and female models, as well as welcoming LGBTQ and androgynous models more. Serve the Runway in an all white or all black gender fluid look!
New Way OTA: Transparent Fashion -1 Trophy
The history of fashion is full of scandals. Naked flesh was often a taboo and regarded to be a shock factor. Transparent fabrics like lace,mesh or fishnet, allowed designers to reveal the beauty of the body in creative and sensual ways! Nowadays present in many facets of the fashion industry, from Streetwear to Sportswear, Lingerie and High Fashion. Bring the New Way in a neon outfit, making transparent fabrics the focus!
SEX SIREN -Serve us your sensual seduction and make us scream for more in one of the most sexiest fabrics – Silk & Satin!
FF – serve it in a silk or satin robe, dress or pyjamas
MF / Catboy – serve it in s silk or satin robe or pyjamas
Realness OTA: The Fashion Industry – 5 Trophies
BQ / FQ/ Drag / Butch / Transmen
The love-hate relationship with the Fashion Industry was a primary inspiration for ballroom. An industry that is one of the biggest polluters and dictates the trend to the world, what’s hot, what’s not?! Represent for all the FQ Legends who desired for their faces to be on the covers of fashion magazines, as well as designers from the LGBTQ community, who until this day, have not received the acknowledgement the deserve in setting and creating the many trends in fashion. Be creative with your 10´s and show us what your daily routine in the industry is made of!
Executive: the successful manager or designer
Pretty Boy / Pretty Girl: the most wanted model in the industry
school girl / school boy: the very eager fashion intern
Thug: the badass sportswear model
Vogue Fem: The Crop Top – 2 Trophies – FF / BQ
The crop top entered the fashion industry during the 1930s /40s as beachwear or in connection to sportswear for men. It was not until the sexual revolution of the late 1960s & 1970s that it started to become normalised and then become a staple of the 80´s aerobics craze and the glorious 90´s Hip Hop era. Serve us your performance in a 90´s Hip Hop Style Outfit with a red crop!