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CHARLES LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

I don’t want knife hands. I can’t pet my cat!

- Björk « do you have someone in your life? » - Fumiko «  I’m married to a cat. His name his Charlie. Charles’ cat »

I leave the cat enough food for 3 days, but who cares, he doesn’t live here anymore. The driver is waiting outside. Will the small orange Prada suitcase fit in the cabin? Sara on time at Heathrow. I’m lucky I have the most beautiful PR. We travel next to each other, funny for 5 minutes, busy playing on my Nintendo DS for 5 hours to a game I already finished twice. Zelda?
JFK at night. Ugly airport. New York. It’s raining. Soho Hotel. Looks like 1989. 6 hours at the desk to get a room. Love the room. Feel sick. Looking through the window. Beautiful buildings. Is Kristopher there somewhere?
Deep sleep. I’m in love with New York. Wake up. Breakfast. Most boring meeting ever at Barneys with Julie Gilhart. Stuck in traffic for hours for next meeting, shall we walk? Style.com office. Ghostbusters movie like. They share their office with a bank or something. Weird. Can we see Nicole Phelps? Wait for 10 minutes in a kitchen. An intern asks me if I brought any samples. I ignore her. Nicole Phelps office. 5 millimeters square. Books and magazines everywhere. What a mess. She didn’t want to see me. Difficult meeting. It’s decided to make a video about me singing. Never happen. What am I doing in this business?
Tea time with the girls of Opening Ceremony. Two angels absolutly adorable. Tattoos. Le Pain Quotidien. Am I sweating? Talk about business. Someone lost its wallet. Tennessee Thomas and Valentine at APC. Valentine is shooting for Purple with Christopher Niquet. Tennessee wants the boots. I owe her money. I pay for the boots. My card is declined. Bank on the phone for 20 minutes. Did I withdraw cash in Jamaica yesterday? Well no… I buy the boots. Lunch macaroni and cheese disgusting. Sara fed up with me. Taxi. Long, slow. I like I can pay the cab with a credit card.

 

 

Épilogue. L’ex femme de Beck, que j’aimais pas du tout, me dit, pendant qu’il était parti chercher des pizzas [ 🙄 Los Angeles] «  Tu ne croiras jamais ( honnêtement on ne lui avait rien demandé) que c’est moi qui ait eu l’idée du chat dans le dernier clip de Björk ! Spike est mon meilleur ami !!!!!! »

Opening Ceremony the show room. Bernhard Wilhelm’s collection. A dog. Opening ceremony  the shop. Is it the place? Everybody is coming here. Bjork often. Adrian Joffre told me nice things about it. Comme Des Garçons perfumes. I check Rodarte. Can I have this CDG hologram panther print wallet please? What do you mean you’ve just sold the last one? But I want it. No negotiation possible. Frustration but happy I saw the shop. My collection will be in next season. Good.
Am I funny or the taxi driver is laughing at my jokes? New York most beautiful city in the world. Sara is flirting again. Back to Soho hotel. Kristopher on the phone, doesn’t want to see me. Magnus Unnar is showing me photo proofs for our next campaign for LOVE magazine. God he’s Icelandic. His driver arrives. We have to go to a party. Really ? Let’s go. He says he lives in Chinatown. Party boring in a white building. Looks a lot like Paris. Two guys with hand tattoos and hats. It’s hot and wet. Alexa Chung is deejaying. Notice for the first time how beautiful she is. Avedon’s studio. Awkward to have a party in the flat of someone who’s dead. Valentine’s boyfriend, son of Rolling Stones magazine guy, is quite young. Mark Ronson’s mother talk to me all night long about her… children. I spent a nice time with her. Kaï Kuhne wears a metal necklace, opened shirt, flirting outrageously with an other guy. I remember how much I use to fancy him when he was slim a long time ago. Broke the post 9 /11 gold plate broche with twin towers he offered me once one night on avenue Montaigne. Maybe he fancied me as well. Who knows. Sara and Magnus are talking a lot to each other. Is this guy gay ? I ask him to come back with us at the hotel. He’s straight, and out of my league. I’m sick at the hotel again. Why kristopher didn’t want to see me? Deep sleep.
Breakfast with Sara’s friend who’s singer. Is he asking me out at breakfast while Sara is passing a phone call? The guy is hitting on me very hard. I’m shy. Tennessee arrives. We walk to the studio to meet Mark Ronson. Recording session with The Rumble strips. I’m impressed by Mark’s hair. He’s telling me the singer has an amazing voice. Who cares? I’m flirting with every single guy of the band. They completely ignore me. Lunchtime. Long walk in the streets. Am I not funny or Mark is just ignoring my jokes? Mexican restaurant. I’m not happy. I’m sweating at the table. Take off my jumper. Mark laughs at my tattoo :
-‘Are you in a gang Charles ?’
-‘Are you bullying me young man ?’.
The band thinks it’s funny to start showing off their tattoos. One has a trumpet on the arm, and apparently he’s a trumpetist. None of the guy is attractive actually. Mark is. My corn soup is nice. Tennessee is agitated with large sunglasses. Ralph Lauren shop, don’t like this one. Ralph Lauren shop, I hate this one. Posh restaurant just for a quick coffee. Russian businessman overdrunk. I absolutely adore New York. Back to the Hotel. Crisis drama scene on my bed with Valentine in tears, Tennessee and Sara. -‘But Sara did you sleep with Magnus ?’
– ‘Of course not, are you mad ?’

 

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