You know, I can't imagine why she isn't a model anymore.
Also, I can't really imagine what those shoes would look good with. They're extremely clunky. Maybe they'd look better on someone who didn't look like, well, that, but I don't know.
Where to begin....
1. You just 'came out' 6 months ago. It hasn't been anywhere close to a year. And you came out just after attending a gay wedding in which you kissed your friend but then swore you were NOT dating her, which I would think would only matter if you didn't want to be seen as queer.
2. Neither of those excuses work for you, sweetie. You live in fucking SoCal. It's one of the safest places in the country to come out. And why wouldn't you (as in, Tess specifically) want to? I'd think if you really were queer you'd have come out much sooner, since you hang around gay people and your hubby is gay. If it was truly about your sexuality I'd think you'd have been more vocal sooner.
3. 'My relationship status is no one's business'. SINCE WHEN? Oh, right, since it looked bad on you.
4. Also, a note--if she truly struggled with putting a label on her sexuality, I'd think she'd pick something better than queer. Queer is what you pick as a copout when nothing else works but you want to be included. I would think if anything, she'd come out as 'queer' and say she's trying to find a better word to describe it and then maybe later decide that bisexual or trans or whatever other letter she wants fits better. Queer is used for two things--when you want to fit into your special snowflake box, or when you're still wondering what you are, you just know you're not cishet (thus why the 'Q' in 'LGBTQ' often stands for questioning instead).