BEFORE WE GET INTO TODAY'S POST: I was told that Powerbooks in Greebelt or one of its branches in Makati still has Chic Happens, my second book. I have very few copies left in stock in HK--about 6--so if you live in Manila or know someone who can buy it for you, please try Powerbooks.
Yesterday, after interviewing the talented and overly-travelled designer NATHAN JENDEN who has an eponymous line (http://www.nathanjenden.com/) and is also the brilliant creative director of Diane von Furstenburg (aka DVF) , I decided to go to the ATM machine to withdraw money.
Aside from having not a single cent on me, it was also an unconscious action to check my bank account to see if I had enough money to buy Jenden's clothes in his private sale this coming week in HK--at KOU Concepts, 22flr, 19-20 Connaught Rd. (24-25 June, 3-8PM, 11-7pm) .
THEN I decided to get a sorbet at a new place called I SCREAM at the IFC.
For the first time in my life, a reader (code name: ragamuffin) approached me and maybe because it was HK or maybe because I feel that public opinion has changed towards me (thanks to the fall of the Gucci Gang to Giordano Gang and their failed diamond heist), I was not afraid to admit that I was "Kitty Go."
Usually, when someone asks me, "Are you Kitty Go?" I would ask, "Who wants to know?"
I'm always afraid these people have contracts out for me.
I wish I could say they were marriage contracts or a movie contract from DreamWorks but nnnhhoo....Very likely they will be contracts of the Kalashnikov or a switchblade variety. (Either that or in the case of Christina Vergel, they cry in a corner of the Mandarin bar in a gladiator outfit)
SO when Ragamuffin recognized me, I was ecstatic.
So ecstatic that I forgot to pay the 28 HKD for my lychee sorbet.
The guy had to run after me all the way to Alain Figaret where--attention boys and girls of the white shirt variety--the whole store including white shirts is on sale 30% off!
I guess I must be famous enough to be recognized but not famous enough to get a free ice cream.
And now a word from our sponsor:
This will be my last post for the month because I am drowning in work from my real job. In July we can talk more about fashion after I finish writing about fashion.
Also, Bryan Boy has so kindly recommended PayPal but I am so technologically inept that yesterday I spent HOURS setting the thing up but failed.
I completely lost track of time.
The days are very long and all I know is I came home wearing sunglasses and by the time I gave up on PayPal, the maids were turning out the lights and the dogs were ready for bed.
So I would say it took about a week for me to find out I couldn't do it.
PayPal will have to wait because I am planning to hire some Pinoy here in HK who can come and help me sometime in July.