BY MONIQUE QUINTANA
Funky Town Pomade- Sad Girl Cosmetics is a small operation run by Anthony Aguilar. They celebrate the LA aesthetic and the fun and dangerous aspects of the feminine and the masculine. They have a mighty following on social media, where they show a lot of California love to their fans, and they are a constant presence in the West Coast classic car show circuit.
These are vegan friendly products that are packaged with care and style. They feel good when you put them on and they smell like family and blessings. These products remind me of my childhood, the kaleidoscope of colors that I saw when I went to the county fair, the art that I saw painted on women’s faces, the boys that I wanted to cruise with, and Sunday nights listening to the Art Laboe Oldies Show in my mother’s kitchen on Sunday nights. They also make me think of the future, of possibilities, and cosmic things, and of the digital age that we live in.
The way you style yourself can be a radical act. The way you spend money can be a radical act. Now more than ever, we need to support independent businesses. Funky Town Pomade-Sad Girl Cosmetics is a small business with an old-school heart and a politicized spirit.
You can shop for Funky Town Pomade and Sad Girl Cosmetics here: http://funkytownpomade.bigcartel.com/
Monique Quintana is the Beauty & Fashion Editor Luna Luna and the Editor-in-Cheif of the blogazine Razorhouse. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing Fiction, and her work has appeared in Huizache, Bordersenses, and The Acentos Review. She is a Pocha/Chicana identified feminist bruja, is a member of the Central Valley Women Writers of Color collective, and she teaches English at Fresno City College.