It’s Halloween in Washington, DC and if you know anything about moi, you know I prefer treats over tricks and cider mimosas over drug store candy. You should also know that I whole heartedly embrace any occasion where I can dress up as an icon from a bygone era…think Dorothy Dandridge, Marilyn Monroe, Nina Simone, Betty Davis, or Esther Jones (the real Betty Boop- I hope you plan on seeing the new musical featuring Jasmine Rogers).
This year, to celebrate the last day of October, I opted to channel the first black supermodel, Donyale Luna. To complete my transformation, I commissioned custom stilts (to catapult me up from 5’2” to 5’11”); switched from clear to blue contacts, and fabricated a seductive European accent akin to Luna’s. In addition, I cultivated a signature mode of communicating with others…all sinewy movements, dreamy expressions, and wide eyed wonderment.
A star was born around 11 a.m. on October 31, 2023….and died soon thereafter when my left stilt got tangled up in my leopard printed caftan. I guess it’s true, butterflies and moon goddesses prefer to float over rough terrain.
Happiest of Halloweens and welcome to November, darlings.
Be the cake, xoxo