Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Scene
Huge deadline at work today. Spent most of the day frazzled and cursing the media for it. If it hadn't been for all the swine flu madness, Mr. Diabolina and I would've been sipping margaritas stress-free in Mexico for the Robotos wedding today. Wah.

But clearly the universe had different plans for us. I know now we were meant to be in L.A. today. We were supposed to be here so Mr. D could get a call this afternoon about a tragic family emergency. A family emergency that is not my story to share here but one that has forever changed the life of the man I love so it is now part of my story too.

Tonight, Mr. Diabolina got on a plane to go help a family member in the superhero he is. Tonight my mother and Sable Crow came over to hold my hand when he was the superheros they are.

Tonight, when I was alone in the stillness, I wept. I wept over a flood of memories I've spent half my life trying to forget. I wept over all the challenges that now await Mr. Diabolina.

I also prayed for the first time in a long time. I prayed to whoever was listening. I prayed for strength and wisdom on the road ahead.

Please keep Mr. D in your thoughts. Kiss.

The Outfit
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress
Forever 21 jacket

The Accessories
Fashion District earrings and sandals
Louis Vuitton Damier purse
Forever 21 cuff

The Grade

The Commentary

Built today's outfit around the earrings. Little $5 approximations of Louis Vuitton ones that start at $900.

The earrings reminded me of that adorable Murakami cherry print.

Which always reminds me of today's adorable dress.

Think the print would have worked deliciously with another LV spring 2009 accessory

These glorious stilettos - see the little dangling cherries???

Love that I was wearing this dress today of all days. It's what I was wearing in one of my all time favorite pictures with Mr. Diabolina. It was taken at a beautiful celebration where all of Mr. D's family was gathered...and happy.

Striking how neatly beauty and tragedy can be knit together in the fabric of our lives, no?


Liz said...

Sending good thoughts to you and Mr.D.

weezermonkey said...


All the best to Mr. D.

MissJordyPants said...

sending good wishes/vibes/prayers your way.

Sable Crow said...

I sent you a private email and then checked your blog.

What a graceful and powerful way to articulate Thursday's events.

I love you very much. Here's a little story of something that happened that day.

As I was pulling into your place, with your mama in my big black car, I told her to head upstairs so I could go pick up dinner.

She reached for her purse. "Here," she said.

I smiled, trying to be funny in a stressful situation. "No, mama," I said, trying to be an adult, "I'm rich."

She smiled back and said, "Okay." Then she paused, "In my mind you are always children."

Sable Crow

Mar5195 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I sending you strength!

Jean Bean said...

Deftly written, my lady. Love to you and the Mister.

Jadelily said...

Sending good thoughts your way...

Caitlin said...

So sorry to hear something so sad. My thoughts are with you both <3.

WendyB said...

Just another person sending good thoughts to you and Mr D.

Juana said...

Channelling happiness and positivity to WeHo and Florida.

The Peeper said...

Lots of love to Mr. D and his family. Glad you have e/o for support through this whole ordeal. Thinking of you.

Lynn Tran said...

Sending you and Mr. D hugs and prayers. In times of tragedy is where our inner strengths shine the most and heaven knows you and Mr. D have that in spades. It doesn't make the immediate situation better but it will help you weather through it and become stronger for it. XOXO.

Ivy said...

Sending good vibes to you and Mr. guys are in my thoughts.

ShoeZQ said...

It's unfortunate when anyone encounters tragedy. I am so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you, Mr. D,and his family.

Tiffany said...

hugs and kisses and sending good thoughts to you and Mr. D.

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