bag of cheap baubles from the jewelry district. they put them in a plastic bag to be sure you're not making off with more than you paid for. i need them, you see, for accessorizing. i also like to act shady and make them keep an eye on me while i shop.
this week's oona does it! is up. i wore the purple-y accessory. and i do have a bit of story to tell you that's not in the column.
sis-in-law and i were at mood, me in my challenge dress, she ready to photograph me after our garment district spree. for this challenge, i went with a pattern instead of a self-drafted dress, you know, to change it up a bit.
(oona and sis stand in the woolens section, carefully weighing the pros and cons of a beautiful mohair with the charming and chatty todd, when a second clerk comes a running.)
clerk deux: TODD. wrap it up, we're closing.
(it is 11:30 am. the ladies blink.)
oona: oh, we had no idea you close this early on saturdays--
(second clerk sighs: a resigned sound.)
clerk deux: nooo, we don't. we're taping.
yeah, project runway called and said they were on the way, CLOSE THE JOINT. apparently this happens all the time, and at a moment's notice (news to me; i shop at paron & chic). sis snagged the mohair and we waited in line. they nearly wouldn't even let us do that (though they were supremely nice and apologetic). as we waited, i inwardly lamented the fact that the ONE TIME i had decided to wear something NOT self drafted, tim gunn and crew were about to storm the castle. what would i say when they saw me? most assuredly they would fall to their knees in adoration, ready themselves to declare me the winner of the current season, and ask with baited breath if i was wearing my own design. i was screwed.
as credit card was handed over, a second call was received. they were not coming. crisis averted. i wondered about all the customers mood had just ejected for nothing.
i guess that's why they say thank-you-mood.