September 4, 2008

THE LADY FAYE

I've a thing for a lady named Faye who works in my building. Just smitten. Our paths cross in the hall or elevator, we nod or exchange pleasantries and I'm swooning inside.

At a lean six feet, with shoulder-length - albeit 'encouraged'- blonde hair (way too long and way too blonde for a woman in her 60s but who's noticing?), Lady Faye is the goddess that towers above me. I'm pretty sure she's had work done on her nose.

Yesterday she oozed intention for attention. She'd gussied up real special. So what if it was a weekday morning? She sashayed through the lobby in pointy-toed white stilettos, hair flapping in her wake and hips swinging with such vigour her deep pink, loose-fitting flared miniskirt bounced above her knees, pasty bare legs exposed like a Rockette.

Up top she wore a low-cut, sleeveless white blouse with probably too much cleavage for the office and ropes of stringy fringe jiggling around the neckline and armholes. Her golden tresses framed the weathered face, emblazened lips coloured to match the magenta of her skirt. No eye makeup. She was a hybrid of Stevie Nicks circa 1977 and a majorette who'd seen better days.

But don't get me wrong; I type these words with admiration and affection. She's ravishing. The lovely Lady Faye, just so perfectly Faye: living out loud, true to herself and to hell with everybody else.

6 comments:

Mark in DE said...

What? White shoes after Labor Day???

Mark :-)

michael sean morris said...

1) Nice to find a new post after all this time...

2) We have a lady in Vancouver who's about the same age, only with tomato soup red hair, and she never goes out without her outfit is all matchy-matchy. I adore her, and every time I see her I want to kiss her hand... Only I'm too bashful.

StevieB said...

I too am swooning inside. Every time you post to your blog I get all gitty inside just to read it.

Miss Janey said...

Faye sounds Fabulous.

Jeff said...

More power to her. When a girl's got style, she's gotta show it off a little...

Anonymous said...

I don't think she would be too happy to read this entry, even if it's meant in admiration. Cruelly complimentary.