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33 Times “Noah’s Arc” Was The Perfect Fashion Inspiration For Your Life

"When you're just minding your business and 2003 throws up all over you."

If Noah’s Arc was the black, gay Sex and the City, then Noah Nicholson (played by the still fine AF Darryl Stephens) was its Carrie Bradshaw, a hopeless romantic with a quirky sense of style.

But while SATC had Patricia Field to pull most of Carrie’s outfits back from the brink, Noah went boldly (and sometimes blindly) over the edge, marching to the beat of his own sartorial drum.

Here, we’re reliving some of Noah’s greatest (?) LQQKS and suggest how they can be applied to your everyday-ish life.

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  1. When Jesus loves you for the lady at Claire’s told you so.

  2. When love taught you who was the boss.

  3. When SARS inevitably makes a comeback.

  4. When Sgt. Pepper LaBeija has a lonely hearts club band.

  5. When Victoria is ready to spill ALL THE SECRETS.

  6. When you can’t hear what someone is saying because your jacket is the loudest thing in the room.

  7. When you decide to buy the flowers yourself.

  8. When you desperately try -and fail – to serve ’masc for masc.’

  9. When you interpret ’black tie optional’ any which way you goddamn please.

  10. When you just can’t get over Britney and Justin at the 2001 AMAs.

  11. When you just don’t kimono what you’re going to wear today.

  12. When you just woke up after passing out in a Forever 21 clearance bin.

  13. When you need a casual McQueen moment.

  14. When you need Iyanla to fix your life.

  15. When you need to stand-in last minute for the genie from Aladdin on Broadway.

  16. When you realize you’re not high but you’re dressed like you are.

  17. When you scalped an animal’s synthetic weave to make your bag.

  18. When you think you’re about to be on Punk’d and hope you get to audition to replace Ashton.

  19. When you’re a butch queen first time in drags at a ball.

  20. When you’re a palazzo pant short of a Dorothy Zbornak original.

  21. When you’re casting a new, sexier Village People for entirely selfish reasons.

  22. When you’re just minding your business and 2003 throws up all over you.

  23. When you’re low-key trying to upstage your drag queen BFF.

  24. When you’re on your Black Carrie Bradshaw.

  25. When you’re on your Leather Tuscadero.

  26. When you’re ready to bingewatch a Moesha marathon.

  27. When you’re reclaiming Little Lord Fauntleroy.

  28. When you’re serving ALL the fashion—too much, some would say.

  29. When you’re skating on ice as thin as a Real Housewife lacefront.

  30. When you’re trying to inspire a Punky Brewster revival.

  31. When you’re waiting to exhale.

  32. When you’ve been spending most your life living in a gayngsta’s paradise.

  33. When your couture is juicy AF.

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Les Fabian Brathwaite is a Brooklyn-based writer equally inspired by James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and Nicki Minaj, otherwise known as The Other Holy Trinity. Follow him on Instagram/Twitter @lefabrat.