1964 Addams Family trading cards.
WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: Slinking Into a P.I.’s Office After-Hours to Tearfully Beg Him for Help Finding Your Husband’s Killer
- Accessorize with huge, tragic eyes and tastefully-chosen double entendres. Waterproof mascara might actually be a drawback!
- This look is all about the dramatic, glamorous silhouette. Ask yourself: “If I were standing in front of venetian blinds, what kind of shadow would I cast?” If the answer isn’t “devastating,” keep trying!
- The geometric shoulders on this Victoria Beckham dress say “I am a Woman” — but the smooth, vulnerable skin of your revealed throat and collarbone say breathily, “Oh, but I’m really just a Girl.” Get his protective instincts on your side, and you can turn this square-jawed patsy backward and forward like a skeleton key!
- The man you’re talking to may not technically be a policeman anymore, because he was kicked off the force for caring too much and not playing by the rules. Call him “Detective” anyway — that’s basic workplace tact.
- Try a coat with a soft, heavy fur ruff. You can turn your face into it to sort of hide your tears, while still maintaining soulful, sidelong eye contact under your mink lashes.
- Do not mention how your husband was a bloated old philanderer who never appreciated you or treated you like a person.
- Definitely do not mention how the week before he died you took out a million-dollar life insurance policy on him. It will look tacky.
- High stiletto pumps make a satisfying clack-click as you hasten away across the rainy cobblestones. T-straps are both practical and leg-lengthening.
- A well-dropped monogrammed handkerchief helps people remember you — especially with a subtle spritz of your favorite perfume — but don’t drop it in the wrong place, or you could end up being remembered a little too well. Silencing witnesses is tedious, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
- Should you choose to invite the detective to your house of mourning to discuss your case over drinks, make sure to set the date for a time when you could plausibly just happen to be wandering around in a silk robe and negligée when the maid lets him in. How about Carine Gilson? You can afford it!
Victoria Beckham tight dress, $1,980 / Diane von Furstenberg double breasted coat, $1,205 / Trasparenze sheer hosiery, $15 / La Perla , $440 / La Perla satin panty, $115 / Christian Louboutin t strap heels / Lulu Guinness vintage handbag, $695 / Chanel pearl jewelry / Karen Millen leather glove / Suzanne Bettley hat, $98 / NARS Cosmetics lip makeup, $28 / Christian Dior , $105 / Vintage Cigarette Holder. Audrey Hepburn Long LADIES Cigarette Holder… / Brooks Brothers Women’s Embroidered Handkerchiefs
Lloyd Cole - Are You Ready To be Heartbroken?
Fantastic look at the Satanic Panic surrounding D&D, via r/rpg
It was shortly after tthings like this were being published in the US that I left journalism in the UK. I wasn’t enjoying it very much. The last straw was being asked to write a front page story for a major newspaper that showed that D&D caused Satanism, Madness and Suicide. I said No, and stopped being a journalist.
I tell people that now, and they think I must be making it up. So its nice to see articles like this, and suddenly remember I’m not crazy.
Neil Gaiman is a cool guy.
Last morning in Seattle, so it’s steel cut oatmeal at Lola. I also got the house made donuts, but none survived to photograph.