by Unknown on Friday, January 16, 2009

#62: Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever

"Claudia Kishi was under her bed. Only her purple-and-white striped stocking feet showed - sort of like when the house fell on the witch in The Wizard of Oz."

Good start to Chapter 2.

You know how I'm always talking shit, scoffing at sub-par Kishi concoctions and whatnot? Well, I have no complaints here: ". . . her eye for color and style shows in the way she dresses. It's always distinctive and funky. Today she was wearing purple-and-white-striped tights, Doc Martins [sic] (except she'd taken them off to sit on the bed), a short black ruffly skirt that looked like it was part of a women's Olympics figure-skater's costume, a purple cropped sweater with silver button covers on the back buttons, and a scrunchy black velvet hat decorated with purple and red velvet flowers."

You know, I have a skirt that sounds kind of like that, although it's just a short black cotton skirt with ruffles of layered lace - not so figure skate-y. I haven't quite figured out how to wear it yet.

Stacey wore: ". . . she had pulled her blonde permed hair back into a complicated braid threaded with green ribbon. The ribbon matched her shoes. She was wearing silver capri pants, an oversized shirt [surprise!] with a green belt [I still don't care for the over the shirt/extraneous belting, but that's just me], a green checked short skirt [over the capri pants? do they mean capri leggings?], and gold leaf-shaped earrings."

According to Kristy, she has a "New York sense of style". Of course she does. Whatever, I'm going out soon, I don't have time to harp on how utterly unsophisticated Stacey is, though I will point out that later she gets really excited about The Wizard of Oz when she sees it in the Kishi family video collection.

Babysittee Lou wore: ". . . her overalls under an enormous old sweater. The sweater had been patched at the elbows, and had definitely seen better days. Mary Anne wondered if maybe it had been Lou's brother's sweater, or maybe even her father's." Maybe Mary Anne should mind her own business.

Kristy's makeover: "Claudia had made a layer of little braids in my hair, which made my ears stick out. She'd given me raspberry colored eyelids and had put mascara on my eyelashes. I looked startled. My eyebrows had been brushed up, which made me look even more surprised - which I was.

I had blush on my cheeks, and glitter eyeshadow beneath my eyebrows and raspberry colored lips. And Claudia had painted little stars on my earlobes. As I put one finger up to touch my ear, she said, 'You really need earrings, Kristy.'

My big mouth that says things without thinking said, 'Eeek!'"

Babysittee Sari wore: ". . . one blue tennis shoe and one red one to match her red, white, and blue playsuit.) 'Very Claudia', Dawn told Sari approvingly. [Damn straight.] Sari completed her ensemble by grabbing her latest favorite toy, a plush green pickle with yellow felt eyes and a big red felt smile. (Personally, although Dawn is a vegetarian, she felt the pickle was sort of scary.)'"

That's hilarious. At least to me.

"'Hurray for the BSC of SMS!' cried Claudia.

'Claudia,' said Stacey. 'You're learning how to spell!'"

Harsh, Stace.

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by Cari on 8:41 PM. #

That's odd. Most vegetarians prefer their vegetables slightly anthropomorphic. It helps with the bloodlust.

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Wow... talk about a trip back to memory lane


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by betsydoll on 2:18 PM. #

I don't get your thing about "extraneous belting." Is it extraneous just because the garment has no belt loops? Actually, isn't a belt always extraneous? After all, if you're wearing pants so oversized that they won't stay up at all without a belt, you should get better-fitting pants. Belts are just an accessory, not a necessity. Belting at the waist often makes for a more flattering silhouette. I have a silk chiffon Catherine Malandrino dress that, while gorgeous, looks rather like a muu-muu worn as-is. With a belt though, it gives a much more attractive hourglass shape, and the hem hangs in a more flattering way. The only time it doesn't look good to belt at the waist is if you have a mannish figure and hence, no waist.

by Libellule on 4:18 PM. #

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