October 27, 2022

Desert Roses To Bring Queer Fashion to Willie Nelson’s Ranch

Frankie Pike

The first fashion show to ever happen at Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch will take place this Saturday, Oct. 29, at Lucktoberfest, and we are the official live stream presenting partner.

Desert Roses will feature five local queer designers, NICÓ, DASHE, FLAMER, This Is Sloane, and Alive by Benjamin. The theme of the show is queer southern glamour.

Our post supervisor Michael Zumaya edited and colored the promotional video, and Hannah Varnell directed.

“Getting to work alongside Hannah Varnell was truly an amazing experience,” Zumaya said. “Hannah cares so deeply about community, art, and proliferating creative environments; this was so apparent during our editing process. There was so much work in curating this show, from the physical space to working alongside the designers, and lastly, the actual video production. Everyone involved is exceptionally talented and cares deeply about Desert Roses. Hannah truly is a multi-faceted talent, truly putting a piece of herself in every work she creates.”

“Everyone involved is exceptionally talented and cares deeply about Desert Roses.”

-Post Supervisor Michael Zumaya

The Masquerade Ball

Orville Peck and Tanya Tucker are headlining Saturday at 8:50 p.m. at 6:40 p.m., respectively. The day will be a “far-west cowboy-themed masquerade ball and fashion show.”

Doors open at noon, and Desert Roses begins at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets are still available.

If you can’t attend the show in person, catch the live stream on the Luck Reunion Facebook page.

Luck Presents, the organizer of the event, has pledged to donate $1 from every ticket sale to the Central Texas Food Bank.

Talent + crew

Directors: @hannahvarn3ll@mxercxdo
Camera: @angelaherr
Producer: @masekerwick
Edit + Color: @michaelr.zumaya (more on Zumaya in this feature)

@thisissloane + @sir_felix_
@vertarias + @stephanieashbyx in Alive by Benjamin
@shaylashimmyxo in FLAMER
@anastasiaxmiller in DASHE
@adelicatedevil in NICÓ

1st AD: @jenparkhill
AC: @_camerababy_#seansalcido
Gaffer: @alexledp
Swing: @derandl3
Art: @mxercxdo @katemarietohellenbeck @damianjosephquinn
Stylist: @purple.minutes
HMU: @brandonnbutt@anastasiamuatx
Lunch: @f_r_e_e_lunch
Support: @corygoerke
Gear: @swngproductions @ivygchiu @mpsfilm
BTS: #seansalcido
Beat: @lagoonychonga
Plants from @gardenseventeen
Glasses: @vada.world
Fan: @kateheim