The pale teenager maneuvers her wheelchair through the Kaiser pharmacy. She wears an oversized pimiento-red stocking cap with BAD HAIR DAY emblazoned in orchid block letters across the front.
I smile. “I’m going to have your hairdo soon.”
She looks up but neither smiles nor replies. I’m sure that bad hair is the least of her worries.
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Diva Fashion Advice —
When you’re having a particularly bad hair day (i.e. spreading bald patches) wear big earrings. Maybe people will notice your earrings first. Or not.
The blouse is 1980s vintage from Chez Mom. Mom and I were the same size, and whenever I visited her in NY, I’d come home with a suitcase crammed full of clothing, much of it still with tags on. This blouse originally had shoulder pads but I pulled them out.
One-of-a-kind hand-painted earrings: