For your reading enjoyment an excerpt of a chapter from SCs I wanted to share. To read more follow the links at the bottom of the post!
As I walk up to the Union League bar I cannot help but notice a
beautiful portrait of a pale, familiar woman. No, it can’t be. I approach
the painting. Yes, it is none other than Kitty Kimmell, in profile. I
grab Colby’s arm and drag her to the portrait. “Look,” I say, as I stare
at the wall.
“Why is she looking to the side?” Colby looks dumbfounded.
“Who cares?” I say, grabbing champagne off of a butlered tray. As
we walk through the Union League admiring Nelson Shank’s private
collection I am so jealous that Kitty’s picture hangs on the same walls as
Princess Di and The Pope. Th is is so typical. Her in laws are probably
best friends with Nelson. And then there she is!
“Hi, Ladies,” Kitty smiles.
“Kitty! I just saw your drop-dead picture.” I try to keep a brave face.
“Oh, my god, I am so embarrassed.” Right. “I mean, I never would
commission a painter,” Kitty says, gloating. Commission? Who says that?
“Nelson begged me to pose for him, he said no make-up, no hair styling,
no jewelry. I was, like, what else do I have?” She is soooooo proud of
herself. Colby’s face is fuscia. Shit, she “commissioned” Nelson to do
the girls. Kitty’s such a UB.
Instead, “Did he pick out the dress?” I ask.
“Yes,” Kitty smiles as I realize she is wearing it—Loser. It’s a silk
Nina Ricci dress. Th e dress is sophisticated.
“Is that the one?” I say, pointing to her outfi t. I will not let her get
away with this.
“Yes,” her pale skin actually flushes.
I am actually getting sick to my stomach! “I love it,” I say, turning
to Colby. “Honey, let’s get a drink.” I drag her back to the bar once more
to get another look at the painting. “It was painted five years ago.” I
look at Colby in horror.
“I can’t believe she still has the dress,” Colby adds.
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