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What Miss Plumcake is… | Manolo for the Big Girl

What Miss Plumcake is…

Hello my little gangsters of love, how’s every little thing? I hope you all are recovered from yesterday’s Monday Hotness, because now it’s Tuesday and time to find out What Miss Plumcake is…

Reading: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda – Dual Language Edition Do you want to know how good Pablo Neruda’s love poems are? They got me into a co…commi….into one of those things, with the two people and the feelings and the listening instead of replaying Gareth Bale’s jaw-dropping hat trick at the San Siro in your head until it’s your turn to talk again. That’s powerful mojo.

Watching: Turtles Can Fly I say watching because I can only get through about fifteen minutes at a time. The first movie filmed in Iraq after Hussein’s fall, it takes place on the eve of the American invasion and tells the story of 13 year-old Satellite and his young friends who clear minefields in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Turkish border. Equal parts Les 400 Coups, The Great Escape and Waiting for Godot, it’s not easy to watch but it’s as important a film that’s been made in the past decade.

Hearing: Cultura Profetica – DiarioHot hot babymakin’ reggae en Español. Sure back in college I owned Bob Marley “Legend” and watched The Harder They Come with a bunch of my trustafarian pals one night, but that’s about as far as I got. Until, of course, I get this dropped on me –in Spanish– by my…uh…person friend:

I would like to live in your legs
Creeping up you like ivy
Or sail the thousand leagues
fixed at the helm of your hips

Yeah.

Smelling: Serge Lutens – Ambre Sultan Let us make a hypothetical situation. Let us say that once upon a time, and definitely not like, the first weekend in January or anything, there was a girl who had a special friend (and that was totally okay because it was before her person friend came in the picture) and that special friend happened to be a scorchin’ hot former professional soccer player from Casablanca. And let’s hypothetically say that one day this special friend invited the girl over to his house for a homemade Moroccan meal and to watch Casablanca in the traditional way, which apparently involves a several-hour massage with sweet almond oil and some mysterious green stuff he got at the souk followed by some premier grade necking, something just highly ill-advised involving mint tea and eventually breakfast. With me so far? All of that, without the mint (which seriously, I give points for creative enthusiasm, but that was just poor planning all around). That’s Ambre Sultan. Or so I’ve heard.

Loving: Better Business Bureau Charity Checker (click here for a list of BBB-approved organizations doing relief work in Japan). Chip in if you can.

Hating: Everyone in town for SXSW. Listen, I get it. I love Austin too, that’s why I live here. But you and your girl jeans and your ironic facial hair can just go back to Cleveland now. Stand up straight, get that hair out of your eyes and get a soul-killing job like the rest of us!

Wanting: Jeanne Moreau’s buffalo plaid cap from Jules et Jim. WHY? WHY is it so hard to find this thing? I just don’t understand.

Buying: Dream Curves Seamless Hi-Waist Bike Short Man I love these things. Alluring? Not so much, but I like the way they smooth my stuff out without locking it down. There’s nothing worse than shapewear that pancakes your butt or causes the Vesuvius of all muffin tops. Plus they don’t roll, by which I mean they roll a little but not so much they make me want to die and or kill.

8 Responses to “What Miss Plumcake is…”

  1. Madame Suggia March 15, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Ooh, Miss Plumcake, that fragrance sounds *divine*…know where I can get a sample?

  2. Alysha March 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Oh Plummy, I love you soo! I hate what you’re hating as well…mostly because I’m not there for SXSW and wishing I could.
    <3

  3. Miss Plumcake March 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    @Alysha: I actually worked for the festival for years and years back when it was cool, so I’ve got love for them. I just need everyone to leave their money here and go home. It does remind me of how lucky I am to live in Austin and be a 24/7 cool kid instead of spring break one.

    @Madame Suggia:
    If you have a relationship with Barney’s you can ask your gal for a wax sample, and that would be the cheapest way, although I don’t know how it tests on wax vs parfum. The next best way would be to get it off The Perfumed Court. I would NOT suggest getting it off eBay as you have no idea how these people store their fragrances and heat, light, cold, etc can affect the end product. Plus there are some dishonest sellers who dilute their juices.

  4. L.Michelle March 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    *clutching pearls* OMG you are in Austin?? Me too!! I don’t think I knew that and I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog forever!! Hey homie!

  5. Thea March 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    There are a couple of us in Austin. I’ve always wanted to have a SXSW viewing party downtown for the fashion conscious. We could have score cards for ‘best groupie’, best original hair’, ‘best footware’ and ‘best obscure t-shirt’ catagories.

    And yeah, I just want all those lovely people to leave their money and give me back my local bar.

  6. GoddessofPurple March 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    I’m in SA (Keep Austin Weird and San Antonio Lame)…I avoid Austin this time of year and also? I wrecked my chances of getting a decent flight back home if I went to California this week. So I’m irritated at SXSW right now.

    I just had to buy me some reggae on Amazon, however. Gracias, Plums.

  7. Miss Plumcake March 17, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    @L.Michelle: South Austin por vida! By the way, I LOVE your blog. Do you know the Naturally Curly girls? We all used to work together at the daily.

    @Thea:
    It’s hard to be mad at them because come on, how can you resist Austin? And yet I will be so, so glad when they’re gone. That being said I HATE that I’m missing Raphael Saadiq and Duran Duran at Stubbs!

    @GoddessofPurple:
    San Antone has its charms! But yeah, I couldn’t figure out why my return flight from JFK to Austin was going to be so expensive until I realized “oh. yeah. Southby.”

  8. L. Michelle March 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Heeeeyyy I am just seeing your response! Thanks for your kind words :o)

    I don’t “know” the NC ladies, but I have been in there enough to make them my pretend friends! LOL