Friday, October 15, 2010
Journal Entry #4, by Harlow Jane Cassidy
Three women who were out for a stroll around the town square today actually heard about Buttons & Bows. But why they chose today, of all days...
They blew into the shop. I excused myself from my new clients to answer a slew of questions from the my potential new clients. How would you describe your style? What actresses have you designed dresses for? Have you had a dress on the red carpet at the Oscars?
I answered the best I could and explained to my captive audience that no, I’d never had one of my designs worn to the Oscars because until I’d opened Buttons & Bows, I’d worked for Maximilian as one of the workforce, and that no, I had no plans to go on Project Runway, but yes, to see Heidi Klum in one of my designs would be like a dream come true.
I caught snippets of conversation from various corners of the shop. ...shotgun?... ...no way she can pull it off in twelve days... ...acting so odd... ...gained a few pounds...
The tidbits of conversation felt like lead bullets ricocheting through my body like pingpong balls. At the time I hadn’t wanted to be in on the gossip, but now, after the body...
Oh how I wish I’d paid attention to the gossip.
Are you a gossiper, or do you turn your back on it like I did?