Yesterday I was at the salon having my roots done–and my stylist has this nifty new toy. Mounted next to each chair is a touch screen, so you can watch a streaming video, browse for new hair styles, or select your next Redken products while you’re getting your hair colored or buzzed or whatever. Pretty cool, huh? Pretty soon you’ll be able to visually “try on” your new hairdo before you take that first cut!
Speaking of such things, I was writing on a writer’s email loop about how writers are like fashion designers–just as you can recognize the quirkiness of a Betsy Johnson dress or the clean lines of Ralph Lauren, you can also recognize certain hallmarks of your favorite author. Anyway, after I posted that note, all of the Project Runway addicts came out of the closet! (I confess, I’m hopelessly addicted.)
I started to watch PR because my daughter is in fashion (trust me, I’m not), and I wanted to understand some more of her world. Fascinating! In my mind, I keep changing it up for writers–take a group of them, give them a challenge, send them off to write a short story, and then read it before a group of judges. Hear, “I can’t believe you’re giving us first-person narration again–can’t you take it to the next level?” LOL!
Anyway, Project Runway is coming down to the big finale and I’m not sure who to root for. Christian is talented, but he needs to learn some humility. Jillian is talented, but she could use some sparkle. Rami was my favorite, but he was hard on Sweet Pea when they were working as a team, and I’m a little tired of the Grecian goddess look.
(The photo is of Christian’s winning look for “art as fashion” week. You’re not supposed to actually wear it, just . . . admire it. I mean, how could pants that tight be comfortable? I really do love the white blouse, though.)
Anyway–there. My confession for the day.
Taking it back to writers (other than me, please): what are some distinguishing characteristics that you know you’re always going to get when you pick up a certain writer’s book? Anything come to mind?