I usually hate Mondays. Its not that i have to do anything out of the ordinary or unpleasent but it always seems as if its a "back to the grindstone" scenario of make up , outfits and sorting through piles of cd's and getting sets together.
Not this Monday however. My weekend was so pleasent and relaxing that it kind of set me up for the week. I saw 3 old friends over the last few days who are not involved in my work and dont really know anyone on the scene or anything to do with it. I always seem to gravitate most heavily towards this kind of person on a private level as they are not utterly involved with themself and what other people think about them or their job and can actually be "normal" and do "normal" things and ENJOY them. They dont scan the online magazines hoping for a mention or count the comments made about them on Facebook in a new outfit . They just get on with it. They have real lives away from the bitchiness and back biting that the club scene is rife with and i personally NEED that so much. It was lovely not to mention any other DJ's , clubs or clothes. We talked about our holiday together in June , wallpaper , gardening and things certain people i know would turn their noses up at as not being "Glitz" enough. The reality of life is that we are not all extra's from "Party Monster" though. It may play a part in our existance but it certainly is not ALL of it. I could not think of anything more vile personally !
I was hurled back to "work" reality this morning though and did as i always do on Mondays and got 4 different "looks" together for the forthcoming week which is mega busy for me. Particularly Wednesday when i am going to my good mate Stefan Orschell Read's 2nd Fashion Show for London Fashion Week. I have been buying his clothes since he bagan and they really are something else. He made me a stunning Human Hair jacket which is one of my all time fave purchases and which Lady GaGa borrowed for a recent shoot , however every time i wear it , it needs to be brushed through and straightened afterwards ! Imagine straightening 10 heads of LONG hair all in one go and you will get the jist. Anyway , i did it and its ready for the show on Wed. This is followed by the premier of another friend of mine , Miss Polly Rae's opening night at the Leicester square Theater. This is gonna be a big bash as William Baker (Kylie and Brittneys creative director) has been heavily involved and it has recieved huge amounts of press. Danni Minogue and Kylie are both attending , along with Leona Lewis and Will Young so i know i have got to do a killer look and not let the side down , so its a dash home and quick change for that followed by Wednesday nights obligatory madness at my club TRANNYSHACK UK which will need ANOTHER outfit change.
Anyway i have finished all the prep and everything is now bagged up and labelled and ready to wear. Not counting the outfits for KINKY KABARET tonight and O ZONE on Friday and BOUDOIR on Saturday.
My mate Neil who i work with now and again with his drag troupe THE GLOBE GIRLS (utterly fabulous) then phoned and checked dates for 2 brilliant gigs he has got lined up for us with STONEWALL and a new A list "Pop UP" club starting soon in Soho. So all good news on the work front as Neil deals with the top end of the market and the fee's reflect that. Which in a time like now , ie recession is always a life saver ! Particularly as i am about to start phase 2 of my flat renovation and need every penny i can get hold of.
So Monday has worked out rather well so far. I have a couple of hours rest now before getting ready for tonights KINKY KABARET which i always enjoy as its so different to most other things i am involved in. We have some amazing West End singers lined up for the shows tonight and if its anything as brilliant as last weeks i am sure to have fun and earn an honest buck in the process.
So my mood today is decidedly contented and upbeat. Thanks God. Life aint all bad is it ?