Olivia Hell - Agony Aunt
Sent from heaven to give you hell…
The idea for creating little ol’ me - Drag Queen extraordinaire - came about when Olly Heaven was playing around with ideas for a Hallowe’en costume. He tried on some wigs, and upon seeing the transformation, unadulterated excitement started to brew.
Olly had already been thrown in the deep end by his Mum Emma when Covid and lockdown had hit the country; to help keep the magazine going, Olly had to learn how to apply makeup and SFX makeup pretty much overnight! Well not quite overnight, Emma did actually give him a few days to hone his skills!
Now that he had mastered makeup, he took the plunge and purchased a wig, raiding his flatmates’ wardrobe for the skimpiest clothes he could find - less is more as they say! And finally, his drag journey and the birth of me, Olivia Hell, was about to begin.
Early challenges included how to disguise Olly’s male features and attributes which involved many, MANY corsets, an industrial amount of tucking tape, and more foam padding than an overstuffed sofa.
Once Olly overcame these obstacles, he gained enough confidence to finally show the world his alter ego, and yes my darlings, I was unleashed onto an adoring public, who fell in love with my sassy charm, fabulous looks, and outrageous personality.
With all social media platforms performing well, Olly was contacted by Harrods to discuss the both of us becoming a face of their latest campaign - ‘H Beauty’.
After two fabulous, fun days of filming it was quickly apparent to Olly that Olivia was his destiny, so all his time and effort went into perfecting his drag persona, and making me the unstoppable diva I am today.
During lockdown, Olly had a lot of time on his hands and was able to experiment with different makeup, wigs and costume looks, perfecting his skills even more until he had the perfect vision for how I was going to evolve.
I am now a full-time member of The LWA, god help them! And can you believe that I am the magazine’s NEW Agony Aunt?!
The possibility of Olivia not being part of the magazine was NOT an option. Emma had no choice in the matter because Olivia was here to stay, and so for once I had to use my brains instead of my stunning good looks to come up with a cunning plan, and one hell of a fabulous idea for a new feature starring moi!
The idea that I could solve people’s problems came about when I was faced with a friend's shocking outfit dilemma on a night out which threatened to ruin the entire evening, doing untold damage to the reputations of everyone involved, not to mention crimes against fashion if not dealt with swiftly and delicately.
It was an eureka moment as I discovered diplomacy skills I didn’t realise I possessed!
It was also intoxicating having people hang onto my every word and listening to me as though I were a god ~ well I have been sent from heaven to give you hell, AND I do love the sound of my own voice ~ so this new feature is a win-win. You get my valuable, no-nonsense help and advice, plus, I get to show off just how fabulous and clever I am...
So if you want any help and advice on anything ~ and I mean, ANYTHING ~ be it relationships, fashion, makeup, career or just general everyday life stuff, then I’m the gal to point you in the right or wrong direction! You might not like or agree with what I’ve got to say, however, you did ask, this is my feature and after all, I am a queen!
And just to spoil you lucky lot even more, you can follow me on my social media platforms:
Facebook: Olly Heaven