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November 23, 2010

What Miss Plumcake is…

Filed under: Abominations,Accessories,Books,Food,Music,Perfume,What Miss Plumcake is — Miss Plumcake @ 10:00 am

Good morning my little muskrats of love, how’s every little thing? Miss Plumcake is up to her teacups this week getting ready a very special month-long feature which will kick off on Black Friday and run all the way through Christmas. But until then let’s find out What Miss Plumcake is…

Reading: Passionista by Ian Kerner PhD. A girl’s gotta keep on top of her game. The most thoughtful, least cringe-inducing practical guide to intimacy I’ve found.

Watching: The Graduate. I’m so not saying anything else about this right now.

Hearing:The Way I See It by Raphael Saadiq. Modern babymakin’ music in the grand Motown style. John Legend will get it done, but Raphael Saadiq will give you twins!

Smelling: 21 by Costume National a luxurious spiced milk bath in an 19th century opium den. Not especially complex, but unusual and sexy.

Loving: The return of the non-suicidal heel. About time, too! I love the slightly Edwardian feel of these kitten heels from All Black. Also? Eel!

Hating: Special K Protein Water Mix. I don’t generally go for this sort of thing, but a girl can always use more protein so I caved. Big mistake. This is gross with a capital GRRRR.

Wanting: Alexander McQueen Knuckle Box – The perfect combination of formal and violent. The only way this could be more “me” is if it came with a flask and a Book of Common Prayer.

Buying: Stabby Statement Necklace. Okay it’s not really called “stabby” but I love necklaces like this because it’s such a contrast against the softness of the decollete. Pieces like work especially well on big girls because it balances out our over-the-top lushness.


  1. Ugh to protein “supplements” of every kind. Everyone would agree with me unequivocally if they knew how they were made, and what they were made of.

    Please just eat protein in food form. Meat, fish, nuts, cheese, beans and pulses. These are never disappointing, unless they’re just badly prepared. Bonus: others won’t mind sharing them with you, either; no one wants some of anybody else’s “protein water”. It sounds like a euphemism. One that would make everyone say, “Eww!”

    I also want that Alexander McQueen knuckle box–he always came up with the best example of thug-patrician style.

    Comment by ChaChaheels — November 23, 2010 @ 10:22 am

  2. I am SO glad to herald the return of the reasonable heel. I can wear heels for special occasions but I just can’t do it as a day to day thing! They. Hurt. My. Feet. They really hurt. I love a pointy-toed kitten heel, especially in leopard print.

    I’m reading Norman Finkelstein, watching BBC’s Merlin(!!), hearing Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, smelling Amouage Lyric, loving mink collars and a properly fitting bra, hating cancelled classes, wanting an Hermes Timbalier scarf in pink, buying really smashing lingerie.

    Comment by Frances — November 23, 2010 @ 10:43 am

  3. Kitten heels! *runs around excitedly, which actually can happen when one is wearing kitten heels*

    Comment by Chicklet — November 23, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  4. “Alexander McQueen Knuckle Box – The perfect combination of formal and violent. The only way this could be more “me” is if it came with a flask and a Book of Common Prayer.”

    Favorite PlumQuote EVER.

    Now trying to play MadLibs with the spots for “flask” and “Book of Common Prayer”… perhaps “flight jacket” and “a fistful of Klonopin”.

    Comment by Jophiel — November 23, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  5. Great post-LOVE the kitten heels, and will dream of that McQueen clutch for weeks. i really need to reorganize my life in a way that that clutch would be used regularly.

    Comment by Klee — November 23, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  6. I would wear the living heck out of those heels — they’re delighful! La Petite Acadienne is not the most graceful of individuals (I once face-planted in a shoe store while trying on a pair of too-high heels). That shoe makes me very, very happy.

    Comment by La Petite Acadienne — November 23, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

  7. @La Petite: Aren’t they sweet? I’m more stable in high heels than kittens, but I love them!

    @Klee: Exactly,! Reorganize your life! I would use that clutch twice a week until I died.

    Mad Libs and Klonopin! Reminds me of a story about my first trip to a Mexican bordertown.

    Comment by Plumcake — November 23, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

  8. @Chicklet: I’m not going to go so far as to say a proper kitten heel is returning, but we’re not far off!

    @Frances: I believe that’s “BBC’s Merlin on which Miss Plumcake’s future husband Julian Rhind-Tutt guest starred”…sigh, I love him so.

    Comment by Plumcake — November 23, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

  9. Love those shoes. And eel! Swoon.

    Comment by Rebekka — November 23, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

  10. Gotta love a bag that can look ladylike and yet coldcock anybody that shorted the collection plate

    Comment by Thea — November 23, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

  11. Those shoes are gorgeous, but the eel scares me a bit. My bf had an eel wallet for a long time and everytime he accidentally washed it (which happened a lot), it got all slimy and gross and eely. The thought of having that on my feet really squicks me out. What if it rains!?

    Comment by ChristianeF — November 23, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

  12. Oh my, those shoes!

    Comment by The Accidental Tangoiste — November 24, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

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