So I have a gig tonight
(I’m a professional trombonist
yes I’m serious
lol if you want)
and I decided not to wear foundation, because it wears off around my mouth anyway due to the mouthpiece.
Just basic eye makeup and blush. Lipstick for now, but I’ll wipe it off before I play, obviously. #femaletrombonistproblems
I feel pretty good without foundation/bb cream, even for a special event! I have hyperpigmentation still, but it is way less… “hyper.”
I love playing for old folks (playing at a nursing home/retirement community tonight). They always look like they appreciate jazz the most. They don’t try to be cool, like young people. Sometimes they dance! And they always come up and talk to the performers afterward. A lot of them come up to me because *gasp* I’m a lady in a big band and I play the trombone! I think it’s so nice.
I’m wearing a thrifted dark green conservative dress with opaque black tights and black ankle boots with a little bit of a platform heel. It’s quiet enough to play in a nursing home but still my style. I think the bandleader will be okay with it. I always stick out anyway, being the only one in a skirt.
I have a hard time finding dress pants that work with my small waist and big butt. I’m not complaining. Skirts 5ever
yeah I still wear them
time to go play trombone for the lovely elderly.