Malena goes to the Magic Castle
Yesterday was suprisingly beautiful. On our way downtown, we saw a rainbow. Spring, I mean summer is here in Hollywierd. My Japanese Iris finally bloomed (after 2 YEARS of waiting) They are 5 feet tall already.
The night before none of the petals were open, then yesterday morning..BAM! Two flowers in full bloom. Nature is amazing.
Last night, we went to the Magic Castle.
They have a strict dress code. Men have to wear a TIE! In LA! Can you believe it? Sadly, Kurt Cobain died BUT his grunge style did not...It STILL plagues the city. Miles, being the sexy casual artist type, did not like wearing a stuffy tie. (He looked sexy as hell though)
So, we pull up to the valet and I see (once again) that I am WAY WAY WAY over dressed. I guess black tie means different things to different people. Now, Drag Queens..they know how to dress. I wore this velvet dress with a feather neckline and cuffs that Lorraine bought me. And of course, my funeral hat. So there I was in all my goth girl splendor, only to find out we were not allowed to take pictures. Ah! The horror. (Miles took this when we got home)
Luckily my three friends; Lourdes, Beth, and Christina were vamped out and ready to party. Everyone at our table was "Art Dept" so Gothic fashion and tattoos ruled. Except for Miles, who doesn't need to wear anything specific to be a freak. As he says, "we were born strange." Nothing could be closer to the truth.
The magic was quite good, and very funny. (The drunk lady behind us who sounded like a mixture of a cackling hen and Fran Drescher was also VERY entertaining.) Hey, I found some RICH material for my acting class that's for sure. My favorite magician was Kerry Pollock. He was really funny and didn't take his job too seriously. The funniest part of the evening was when a customer came up and ask me if I was "the tarot lady". Ha ha! What was I to say? I decided to go the easy route and said, "Oh, thank you but NO. I'm just eating here" I don't know which is funnier, that or the lady who was startled when I moved and said, "Oh I thought you were a mannequin." Believe it or not, that is not the first time someone has said that to me. Hey, I'll take both of those compliments home with me honey!
Ok, back to work on the Malena Collection. I'm working on all kinds of wristbands, and school girl skirts. Alter Ego says the samples will be ready by June. Yeah! AND, you will be able to order my designs right off my malenacollection.com website. Ohhhh I feel a fashion show coming on! I'll be putting out an ad for Goth models very soon.
(AND not just skinny ones!)
With Magic Wands and Tarot Cards,