“If The Aliens Come Down, I Will Take Them To My Leader, Michelle Elie.”
Michelle Elie looks through her closet and she proclaims to the universe,
I HAVE TOO MANY BEAUTIFUL DRESSES AND NONE OF THEM ARE BEING LOVED.
This is not totally true. They are definitely being loved by the masses:
A good chunk of Michelle’s clothing is currently living at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, in a solo exhibit called Life doesn’t frighten me. (In those heels, how could it?)
But she’s tired of sweats.
She’s tired of quarantine.
She’s tired of not being in front of the camera or in front of eyes given reason to ogle and she’s sick and tired of not dressing up for the joy of dressing up.
Michelle’s husband is an acclaimed art director. Mike Meiré hears the commotion his wife is making.
He agrees with her lamented sentiments:
PUT THIS ON I WANT TO TAKE YOUR PICTURE.
She wraps a deflated pool mattress around her body and poses a pose the fashion industry has swooned over since her supermodel days in the 90s heyday of supermodels.
Their friend Troi Ollivierre calls at the right time. In fellow isolation, his role as make up artist for designers and friends including Rei Kawakubo has been put on hold. He’s tired of bedhead hair. He’s tired of #nomakeupmakeup.
TROI COME OVER LETS GET INTO SOME FUN.
To them, this is a Thursday.
But it is more than a Thursday,
This is the birth of TROUBLE.
I am given the not not-daunting task of talking to these wonders, these LOUD AND COLORFUL WEIRDOS. They are playful creatures that I do not consider humans but if others insist they are human, fine, I am proud to be akin to them in whatever interplanetary way we shall resort to identifying.
Today is my birthday and I have already had a big piece of cake for breakfast.
If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, then I think this means I am going to have one of the best days ever. But now there’s the pressure for tomorrow’s breakfast. I will figure this out later. In the meantime, my only concern are these aliens. And I know one thing for certain —
IF THE ALIENS COME DOWN, I WILL TAKE THEM TO MY LEADER, MICHELLE ELIE.