British socialite Peaches Geldof was left red-faced recently after she was mistaken for a transvestite in the U.S.
The daughter of Bob Geldof was trying out outrageous make-up looks for her column in Nylon magazine, and took to the streets of New York City to show off her creations.
However, the over-the-top look, which was inspired by outlandish British singer Boy George, left some members of the public baffled.
She says, "In keeping with the beauty theme of this issue, I thought it would be fun to try out other people's make-up looks to see the reactions I get. Culture Club front man Boy George is an obvious first choice for me. I apply several layers of thick, stick-applicator foundation until it looks like my whole face has been airbrushed out. I follow with streaks of magenta blush and an insane amount of blue, green and silver eye shadow."
"On the subway, a man recoils in shock, mouthing the words, 'Oh my God' to his equally disturbed girlfriend. Above ground, I elicit calls of 'tranny' and even 'alien'."