Now what’s she up to? She’s announced that she knows she looks WONDERFUL in black and white stripes. And when I comment bluntly that she looks like a zebra, she pouts and sails out of the room, swinging her (ample) hips from side to side like those catwalk models.
She really does look ridiculous
Anyway, in despair at her lack of taste, I contact M. le Dior, and scream down the phone at him that he needs to do something with her SOON if not sooner, or she will totally WRECK the collection and we only have ONE DAY to get it all finalised …
And when he says ‘well tell her’ I say BUT SHE WON’T LISTEN TO ME!!! and bawl and throw myself on the ground and sob tragically.
See? Look what she’s reduced me to!
So anyway, I calm down and mop myself up and go and call her in mellifluous tones and tell her that M. le Directeur wants to have a word … and she comes screeching into the room and grabs the phone off me because if there’s one person she really wants to get noticed by, it’s MLD
And then I hear her saying ‘leopard print, black and white’ and I seize the phone off her and howl that this will be OVER MY DEAD BODY and if he dares to say ‘Oui’ to her then he will have my resignation on his desk tomorrow. Or even today. Or in the next 10 minutes.
Turns out what he said was ‘Absolutely no animal prints of any description, especially not black and white ones’ … only she wasn’t listening.
She snatches the phone off me and starts to yell – but MLD starts talking about ‘aesthetics’ and the ‘tone’ of the collection and that he’s
sure her idea is ‘fantastique’ but he wants to put it on hold. What a diplomat
So no leopard prints. And the Collection is Saved. And I am still employed. And Marie – she’s been put firmly in her place. It’s win win!
(… which being interpreted is, that I saw my thumb surgeon yesterday, who was worried about the black lines in the thumb nail, but thinks it might just be ridging, and so does his skin MDT. But he wants to see me again in 3 months, and if there’s any change at all, especially if there are black splodges as well as lines, I must Act Immediately )