After a Fashion
How badly did Stephen's illustrious editor screw up his column last week? You'll just have to read to see -- but trust us, it's worth it, if only for the amazing list of haute fashion events listed herein. Your social calendar will thank you.
DEATH BY DESSERT While we're on the subject of food, if you're looking for a coronary-in-a-bowl, you'll want to rush right over to Mother Egan's on West Sixth. The heart-attack-inducer in question is their Fried Snickers and Fried Milky Way bar desserts. The candy bars are wrapped in pastry and deep-fried until the utter gooeyness is encased in a flaky, delicate shell -- and then topped with ice cream and chocolate syrup. As you slide the fork in, the confection fairly hemorrhages artery-clogging nougat warmed to perfection. The combination of crisp and gooey with hot and cold is so over-the-top, so sinfully delicious, so ridiculously indulgent that it's guaranteed to keep you eternally young (by whacking years off your life). My sister says the dish hails from Scotland -- personally, I believe it came straight from hell. Try it today.
THE GOVERNATOR So California has elected a fictional character to run their state -- what they wanted was the Terminator, but what they got was Ahhh-nuld. What a frightening thought. We are such a celebrity-worshipping culture, but this is a disturbing new low. Yes, I love celebrities -- for entertainment, but not to lead the government! Maybe to lead me to their dressing rooms where we can have a frank discussion about ... you know -- clothes, boys, hairdos, but definitely not politics. But the election of Ahhh-nuld fits with the testosterone-fueled mood of this current regime: Ahhh-nuld, Dubya, and Hummers (the vehicle that says, "Yes! I have a tiny penis!"). And this whole recall bodes ill for any elected official, and will undoubtedly become a standard form of aggression translating to mean, "Well, yes, we did elect that person, but we changed our minds." And Maria! Omigod, she must be peeing in her pants. But frankly, the photo of her taken the day of the election as she was looking up toward the camera above made her look like, at best, a Romulan from Star Trek and, at worst, a shar-pei. The wrinkles on her forehead were so deep that they looked like several pairs of lips. La Maria, I have a word for you: Botox. But I'd be worried too if I was married to Ahhh-nuld ... but I'm more worried about us. Dontcha know there are meetings occurring right now to manipulate an amendment to the Constitution that will allow a foreign-born person to become president? Imagine the groping and goose-stepping that will be going on then. And you can bet the Shrivernator is already designing the White House interiors. Maybe if we wear veils and starting going to church a lot more often ...
THE FASHIONABLE AGENDA We just had the fabulous Club DeVille Fall Fashion Extravaganza (I'll report on it next week), but the fall fashion season is definitely happening. Through Oct. 19, Flipnotics Clothespad & Coffeespace Cafe continues their 10th Anniversoiree celebration, with some wonderful musical events. Congratulations to them, and go to www.flipnotics.com for more info. Saturday, Oct. 18, is the always-swank St. Thomas benefit for the Austin Children's Shelter, featuring a runway show of the Dolce & Gabbana collection at the gorgeous AustinSeventyOne event venue in the Hill Country. Contact Megan Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-2505 for more info. El Interior presents a fashion show of Mexican Indian costumes at Festival de las Plantas, Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park. See www.wildflower.org for more info. Sunday, Oct. 19, the Bedlam Faction brings you the Lunar Lounge Fashion Show & Benefit at Club DeVille. Contact Hildreth England at 698-5595 for details. Also on Saturday, Oct. 18, the new Factory People boutique (1325 S. Congress) opens with a booksigning and Q&A by British DJ Annie Nightingale, 2-4pm, and Sunday, Oct. 19, they present a Charity Shopping Day benefiting the Austin Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation, 11am-7pm. Friday, Oct. 24, is the Mystique event, promising a circuslike night of fashion, music, and unique performances at Elysium on Red River. New to Austin, Faernyn's Grove presents an evening that includes presentations of Siren Summer's amazing SubKult clothing collection and a performance by Govinda. Call 762-2918 for more details, or go to www.mycorset.com.