baltimore's hon fest is the ultimate ode to john waters style

Each year Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood plays host to Hon Fest, an annual celebration of the beehives, cat eyes, and 60s girl gang flavor that make the city so unique. A slang term of endearment, “hon” often harkens back to Baltimore’s gritty glamor...

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Jun 19 2015, 4:20pm

Name: Madison
Age: 19
What do you do? College student and tutor
Which John Waters character is your spirit animal? Divine
What inspires you? Baltimore

Name: Heidi Trasatte
Age: 37
What do you do? Whatever I want, all the time
What are you wearing? Beehive hairdo from my mom, vintage housedress and comfortable, sensible flats
Which John Waters character is your spirit animal? Tracey Turnblad
What inspires you? Making my city better, especially for kids and animals

Name: The Myers Family
Age: 3-35
What are you wearing? Hon gear
Which John Waters character is your spirit animal? DiVine of course :)
What's the best thing about Baltimore? The people!
What inspires you? The artistry of Baltimore, hon
What's the best party you've ever been to? My 16th birthday at my mom's place

Name: Nikki Bass, Winner of Ms. Hon 2015
Age: 32
What do you do? Chemist
What are you wearing? Flamingo apron garden dress
Which John Waters character is your spirit animal? FLAMINGO!
What inspires you? Strong women

Name: Marco
Age: 16
What do you do? Student
What are you wearing? A dress, wig, heels
What's the best thing about Baltimore? The people
What inspires you? My hard work

Credits


Photography Frank B