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IMG_2430 Darq Broadway USE

Catherine’s computer screen winks on with Darq’s smiling face filling the monitor.

DARQ: Hi, Catherine. Just checking in with you. I’m having a great time in New York.

CATHERINE:  Nice picture, but what’s with the marquee and blank background?

DARQ: Security reasons. Don’t ask for the details. I’m lucky the MIBs allowed me this picture for my album. I wanted the marquee in the picture so you’d know I was really at the theater.

CATHERINE: Considering you saw the movie “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” why would you want to see “Wicked?”

DARQ: I was fascinated by the reviews. By the way, it was an excellent play. Oh, and I’m also sending you a picture, also background blanked out. It’s from the weekend in Boston, at the Pops. The weather has been terrible.”

IMG_2319 2014 Nightout Darq w-flwrs

CATHERINE: It hasn’t been any better here. Freezing cold and snow. You look nice in black.

DARQ: Thanks!  I got lots of compliments on the outfits.  Gotta go, the MIBs are impatient to get brunchy-breakfast.  Oh, before I forget, I should be back with you the first of the week.

CATHERINE: Just in time for fittings for that Erte-inspired Valentine’s dress I’m making you.

DARQ:  Great! See you soon. Bye.

The connection ends.

***This blog will update Valentine’s Day with a look at Darq’s Erte-inspired Valentine’s outfit.

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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Happy New Year 2015!

Telephone rings at 5 a.m.

CATHERINE, only barely awake, picks up the phone from her bedside stand, and mumbles: Hello?

DARQ: Happy New Year, Catherine!

CATHERINE, grumbling something unintelligent, takes a deep breath and comes more awake: Happy New Year to you, too.  Where are you calling from?

DARQ:  The party. I’m on my way out the door.

CATHERINE:  I thought you were staying until Sunday. Was the party that bad?

DARQ, her voice lower:  “It was a nice party but, well, boring.”

CATHERINE: I thought my staying at home was a boring way to spend New Year’s Eve, but you went to some ritzy party!

DARQ: Not so much ritzy. The place was an architectural wonder.  All slabs of rock, cement, metal, linear–think Frank Lloyd Wright-ish.  And the interior–all white, black, chrome, glass–so pristine that no one dared get drunk or spill anything on the gold carpets. Standing around making polite talk is not my idea of welcoming in a new year.

CATHERINE: No saving grace for the place?

DARQ: Well, there was the view.  The towering mountains covered with evergreens. All dusted with snow. A full moon.

CATHERINE (hears helicopter blades revving up): So you’ll be home soon?

DARQ:  No. Change of plans.  I’ve been invited to New York City for a couple weeks to take in the lights and a play or two. I’ll let you know my ETA later. I have to go, but I’m sending you a picture one of the MIBs took of me in the Erte-inspired outfit you made me. Everyone raved about it.  Gotta go!

There’s the click of the disconnect, and Catherine brings up the picture Darq sent:

IMG_2761 12-2014 ERTE NwYr Window

 

*** Note to fashionistas and those who sew —  Below is a frontal view of Darq’s two-piece outfit. The skirt front has a “waterfall” effect, which took me two days to figure out how to make. The most expensive about the outfit was the pair of tassels that hang off the belt at the side seams. Making those tassels took three skeins of metallic gold embroidery floss.

IMG_2774 12-2014 ERTE NwYr POSED

And here is the Erte illustration that I worked from:

Darq-Erte NwYr2014 illustration And, yes, Darq’s wearing a new pair of shoes.  Blingy-gold (and made from duct tape).

 

***This blog will update January 15 with a look at Darq’s NYC visit (and outfit). Follow this blog to stay abreast of Darq’s adventures on Earth.

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Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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