Inspired by a Twitter thread on which character of Dogs with Bagels I should dress like for the book anniversary party, here’s some info on the two main divas, each a fashion victim in her own way.
Liliana: 23, looking for a job, size 0
Maria: Younger than she looks, older than she feels; sales associate in luxury department store; size is just a number;
Liliana: Dolce & Gabbana dress borrowed from roommate;
Maria: Beige linen suit bought on sale;
Liliana: Black. This is New York, after all…
Maria: Red! Though she hasn’t worn it in years.
Preferred Nail Color:
Liliana: Beige please. Looks understated and sophisticated. Like you have money.
Most prized possession:
Liliana: An Italian leather bag that comes with its own skincare regimen.
Maria: Hand-crafted taupe suede pumps circa 1980. One size too small. Long story…
Liliana: Uhm… Check out Italian Vogue?
Maria: Buy classic pieces. They don’t go out of style.
Liliana: Feels lukewarm about her fiancé.
Maria: Left her husband and children. Came back like nothing happened.
Wishes she could buy:
Liliana: All the shoes!
Maria: An apartment. And books. Lots of books.
Liliana: Bagels. They’re cheap. Do you know of any other cheap meals? Though, frankly, if you want to buy her a steak she won’t say no.
Maria: Broccoli. It’s good for you!
Liliana: Once rode NYC subway in her pajamas. Also, doesn’t actually own anything nice, Italian leather bag aside. All her good outfits are borrowed!
Maria: Used to wear shoulder pads in the 80’s. Also, carries her shoes in a tote to work, and wears sneakers on her commute.
Liliana: Speaks to herself (fluently!) in several foreign languages.
Maria: Excellent cook. Also, can charm people into buying things they don’t need.
Wishes she could be…
Liliana: Still hoping to figure it out!
Maria: A librarian.
Liliana: Being described as “exotic”
Maria: People. Crowds. Parties. Her husband’s friends.
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