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What Miss Plumcake is… | Manolo for the Big Girl

What Miss Plumcake is…

Greetings my little rock and roll hoochie koos (ha, you’re welcome for THAT earworm) how’s every little thing? Me, I’m great. Just living it up south of the border, which is technically north of where I actually live. Anyway, it’s Tuesday and time to find out
What Miss Plumcake is…

Reading: How to Be Good by Nick Hornby I can’t tell you much about this novel so far, but I’ve liked all the other Hornby stuff I’ve read. I’ll let you know when I finish it.

Watching: Dumbo I’m not saying you have to like this movie, what with its racist birds and whatnot, I’m just saying if Baby Mine doesn’t make you cry every damn time you see it, you probably have no soul.

Hearing: 21 by Adele I’m completely bummed because Adele had to cancel her recording of Austin City Limits. Boo and hiss. She’s one of the few actual talents making it big today, and she’s a gorgeous plus-size gal who is working that doe-eye liquid liner for all it’s worth.

Smelling: Muscs Kublai Khan by Christopher Sheldrake for Serge Lutens This is a, uh, divisive fragrance. Perfumistas would call this a “challenging” scent. Apparently it has been described as smelling of “horses, genitalia and horses’ genitalia” but on me it’s a lovely, earthy skin scent that smells exactly like my grandfather after a late night in the study, the combined bouquet of ancient wool cardigans, mad professor hair, sweat and Zest soap. It’s definitely animalic, none of this kinder, gentler “white musk” nonsense, but I spritz it on (just behind the knees, a little goes a long way) whenever I miss him.

Loving: Nathan’s Hot Dogs When I was in DC all I wanted was Mexican food. Now a hot dog makes me go insane. The best dog I’ve ever had was at Austin Land and Cattle where the owner whipped up a Nathan’s hotdog topped with (if I recall correctly) lobster, a soft scrambled egg, cilantro and rooster sauce. I’m not that fancy at home, and know the One True Way to serve a hot dog is with kraut, whole grain spicy mustard and dill relish.

Hating: The fact I can’t get this Battenberg lace dress in my size. If you can find a similar one in plus sizes help a sister out!

Wanting: Pink Elephant Ring from Noir NYC Which came first, Dumbo or the pink elephants? Either way, I want this on my finger with a quickness. Elephants are one of my favorite animals and what more charming way to say you enjoy the odd tipple or twelve than with a big pink elephant cocktail ring?

Buying: MAC Brule eyeshadow. One of the few products I’m never without, I use this under all my eye shadows as a base, particularly when I’m doing looks requiring a lot of blending. I’m not sure how it works, but it makes the look last longer while also making it more easy to blend. Also, there are a lot of dupes out there but this is one where I will accept no substitute.

Well that’s all for me, what’s been shaking YOUR maracas this week?

12 Responses to “What Miss Plumcake is…”

  1. Cat June 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    A few months ago I bought both of Adele’s CDs. I bought six other CDs at the same time. I have not yet listened to any of the other six CDs because I cannot stop listening to Adele. She rules.

  2. klee June 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    I loved “How to be good”, another win by Hornby.
    I normally not a lace person, but just picked up a cute white lace shift at Ann Taylor that screams summer.

  3. Jeni June 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Oh god Dumbo. I will watch Bambi no problem but you put on Dumbo and see how fast this 29 year old will run out of the room! Evil, horrible movie!!

    The perfume sounds….interesting, I feel the need to find it, how can I not with a description like: smells like horses, genitalia and horses’ genitalia.

  4. Lisa from SoCal June 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    I am worried about anybody who can correctly identify the smell of horses’ genitalia. I wear Kublai Kahn quite often, and I still haven’t figured it out, though.

    Hot dogs, yum.

  5. Josie June 29, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    I so badly want to smell that fragrance now!

  6. Thomas June 29, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I don’t think I want my wife smelling like horse genitalia so I will just have to pass on that one. And Dumbo is a classic of I think almost all older movies are classics. Its funny how you want nothing but something one place and desire the opposite when you finally have what you wanted.

  7. Thea June 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m a Warner Bros girl – give me cross-dressing rabbits, chaos and classical music with desert landscapes. Disney is just cruuuel, except for the evil villain women, who as Plummy pointed out are hot, sexy and powerful!

  8. Miss Plumcake June 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    @Thomas: You probably don’t want your wife smelling like the gland squeezins’ of the backside of a wild cat, or hardened whale vomit, but you probably don’t complain about Chanel No 5

  9. MayDarling June 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    It’s not white but ASOS Curve has a similar dress in a cream/taupe color. It’s called the “Slash Neck Lace Dress”.

  10. Miss Louisa June 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    What about this lace dress?


    While I don’t have this dress, I do have several of his from this line and they have all been nice and have fit well.

  11. dcsurfergirl July 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Hi, Plumcake!

    I am with you regarding the dress, the hot dogs, and the ring. I have to check out Adele’s CDs. Right now I am listening to Raphael Saadiq and Pink Martini.

    I have to agree to disagree with you about the perfume but for a different reason. I have a hard time wearing fragrance in the summer. I love fragrance but I can only wear the lightest scents or else I get nauseous. I can wear O de Lancome, Amazing Grace, CK One, Stella Nude, Dream Angels Heavenly and (sometimes) White Linen. All my other scents are stored until the fall.

    Go figure.

  12. Rope July 27, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Well put, sir, well put. I’ll ceritalny make note of that.