>I Love My Job, Part VII


 Your basic future-mother-in-law from Hell.

When you live your life around your work, it’s good when you like your work! Another opening night this weekend, and I can’t believe how cool my new costume is. Someone recently said to me that I am a Kostüm-typ, and that is absolutely true — the clothes will lend all sorts of character to my onstage character, once I’m in it.
This baby is a tailor-made “Chanel look” made from a high quality wool-silk-blend tweed (it’s unbelievably soft), predominantly Tiffany Blue but there are other pastels in the background. All the gold frou-frou makes it unsuitable for real life, but under the stage lights it evokes a kind of new-rich, high-society, Sarah Palin-if-she-hired-Nancy-Reagan’s-dressmaker sort of thing, which works perfectly for the person — the social climbing, new-rich, narcissistic MIL-to-be —who I am trying to conjure up. (Actually, once that little gold purse is hanging on my arm, I am her.)

Up next month: Cowboys and Indians.

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4 Responses to >I Love My Job, Part VII

  1. Astrid says:

    >Love it! and loved playing dress-up as a kid. There's a certain amount of truth to the old saying "clothes make the man"…

  2. Julia says:

    >the gold purse… was a "saw it have to buy it for production case"sometimes it's luck for assistants 😉

  3. Anonymous says:

    >As soon as I saw your photo I thought, "Sarah Palin" — maybe it's the way your hair is piled up. All you need are her glasses! Speaking of Palin, keep a lookout in this week's New Yorker for a funny Roz Chast cartoon on "Doc Palin"…-Carlisle

  4. Marcellina says:

    >@Astrid, who needs Halloween, Carnival or for that matter a wedding when I get all the dress-up I need right at work. :-)@Julia, U R the best!@Carlisle, someone suggested (too late!) Joan Collins.

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