You live in a world of bling. Kitsch Swarovski bracelets line your arms, new wave necklaces and earrings from markets and independent sellers line your walls and the Duchess in your bedroom. More beautiful pieces lay locked in your safe, but they are large and gaudy.
Fashionista, you walk down the halls of fashion magazine offices, take to the seats before runways so modern, and mingle with the fashion elite at shallow parties with dim lights, awful music, and terrible cocktails. You are living and loving in the scene of chic cool and unencumbered soulless troglodytes. Never a moment to stop and think about where your life is going or what you will do when those looks fade or your world crumbles.
You invited a new crowd to your home for a party. They’re a dull bunch, but you think they may be of some use to you. You’ve become so used to equating commodities with people that you forgot what it means to be human.
He walks in and makes your heart do a saucepan dance. So loud is your heart, you can barely hear him speak. This is not who you’re usually like, or is it how you usually act. He smiles at you and you go a bit limp and loose; melting all over the floor. As you start to talk, it becomes clear he is a particularly sexy chap with elegant attire and a haughty way. You simply cannot understand yourself. Why is he doing all of these things to me?
The party goes well, you see most of those boring guests to the door, but he lingers.
He says to you with a sarcastic smile, “Bangle girl, you are so weird…what are they anyway?”
You’re about to give him the flick but unintentionally say, “They’re kitsch Swarovski. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but I like them…”
Eyeing more than just your bangles, he says, “I don’t mind them. They suit you…we can’t all be alike…”
You eye each other for a bit, it becomes slightly awkward, and then you both launch into a session of wild pashing, together with a bit of touch and tingle. The floor becomes your bed. You’re both rolling around like 20-year-olds. Turns out those bracelets, or bangles as he calls them, has multiple uses.