WHO: Nina Arsenault, club scene darling, cosmetic surgery aficionado, occasional television personality (check her out on Global Television's Train 48) - probably Canada's most famous transsexual.
WHEN: Saturday afternoon.
WHERE: Toba Restaurant (243 King East, 416-367-8622)
CLOTHING: "This dress was custom-made by drag queen extraordinaire Jackae Baker. She really knows how to flatter a body. Gifts of clothing really help me out, because currently I'm saving all my money for black-market silicone injections - they've been illegal since the late 80s for health reasons. This Tiffany bracelet (85 Bloor West, 416-921-3900) was a gift from my sister-in-law (sigh), a charm bracelet without the charms. My earrings were made from discarded paper clips by a boyfriend who's in jail. You probably think I'm joking about that one. I swapped with nightclub legend Rommel for this purse, and I picked out these shoes when a certain professional athlete asked me what I wanted for a birthday gift. I'm afraid to even mention where he got them for fear that people would find out about us - but they are very expensive. My lip gloss is by MAC Cosmetics and my lips are by Dr. William Middleton (120 Spadina Road, 416-966-FACE)."
HAIR: "At different points in my life I've gone to the fabulous Adam Pardy for nearly every hair colour, length and style, male and female. I've also worn extensions, weaves and wigs, and the one thing I've learned is that your hair can never be too big or too blond."
MY STYLE: "More red carpet than runway."
INTO: "Old-school glamour, Chanel No. 5, girls who date lots of men at once, Satisfy Fridays at Boa Nightclub (270 Spadina, 416-977-1111), guys who act tough and really are, South American plastic surgery (they're just more willing to do whatever you want), being one of the models for Fashion Cares, low-cut necklines, really queeny gay guys, having my picture taken, ordering in Swiss Chalet delivery, fake tans, men who dress like mobsters, free porn on the Internet, doing stuff without knowing if I'm being ironic, the soundtrack from Flashdance."