Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I beg of you

I need to ask a really big favour, I love your adoration of the show and I love that I am meeting all of you. Please can you not ask me what happens, I dont know, if I did I would still be there, it just makes me very sad to think that my experience is over, I really enjoyed being there with all of those people, they were all so lovely, and I love Tim and Heidi and so much. I was so sad when I had to go, please lets talk about other things, like you.


Blogger Annie said...

Let us all look to the future of your clothing and designs and everything you have to offer instead of dwelling, shall we?

Of course, doll.

Much love.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

You are so gifted in so many areas, it will be no problem to concentrate on your designs and news. You have so many interesting things going on!

Thank you for sharing your sketch with us. That was exciting!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Katelynn said...

Here is to looking forward, to all the wonderful things that are in store and allowing us to be able to share this journey with you!


9:42 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...


I hope your saddness fades to a certain level of pride...

I loved the idea of your designs...and find you fascinating...

BLah blah blah...Me? Well...I'm a boring single gal surviving in Alaska.


11:13 PM  
Blogger ArsenicJulep said...

M. Breton -

Quand j'étais petite, mes parents ont voyagé avec moi en Europe, et alors j'ai quelques memoires qui me hantent avec leur impressions de son et lumière. Il y a une particulièrement ou j’etais dans le lobby d’un hôtel, avec un piano qui tintait, et des belles dames qui cliquetait sur le marbre avec leurs talons hauts. Cette memoire est le clé d’un monde d’elegance qui a disparu rapidement dans les années soixante, et dont j’ai toujours voulu etre partie.

Même si j’ai passé mon enfance dans une ville universitaire au Texas, je suis allée à l’opera, la symphonie et le ballet à Houston, et j’ai rêvé—littéralement—des robes en soies volumineuses. J’ai appris a coudre pour avoir un goût de cette beauté.

Je suis une adoptée, et j’ai eu des parents hors du commun, et alors je n’ai jamais pu me fondre dans la masse. En vous, Malan, j'ai reconnu un âme sœur—quelq’un qui est de de nulle part et de partout, de personne et de tout le monde, d’aucune ère et de toutes les ères. Moi, j’aime aussi la musique, le film, et le style des années trentes et quarantes, et contre le meilleurs efforts de ma coiffeuse, je porte mes cheveux encore dans le style de Veronica Lake. J'aime aussi chanter les "jazz standards" de Porter, Berlin, Arlen, et Ellington.

Fatiguée avec mon boulot ici à Austin, je suis en train de chercher un emploi à New York ou je peux mieux utiliser mes talents comme écrivant (en Anglais, bien sûr; mon Français est tellement rouillé!). Si vous voulez, lisez mon blog à www.arsenicjulep.blogspot.com ou écrivez-moi. Je vous souhaite la meilleur chance dans la vie!


1:29 AM  
Blogger Anyacat said...

Landi's Pork Store in Brooklyn has the best rice balls this side of the Atlantic. Run out and get some...

5:28 AM  
Blogger Evie said...

Gosh, you're so sweet to ask about *us* :o)

Well, I'm trying to be a NYC dancer (or Las Vegas, or Los Angeles - truthfully, if you offer me a paying job I'll get on a plane [unless its headed to Alaska. I really dislike cold weather. But now I'm getting off on a tangent]}

I love tea, antique books, wearing fabulous clothing every day, and travel.

I went to Japan for my birthday a few years ago and am currently plotting my return.



6:02 AM  
Blogger midwestdruid said...

Agreed. Besides, I love hearing about what you're up to now. Your fall line is fabulous!

Me? Not much to tell. I'm a thirtysomething mother of three living in Michigan. You are welcome to check out my blog, if you wish: midwestdruid.blogspot.com

Brightest blessings,

7:15 AM  
Blogger AbbyNormal said...

Dear Malan,
My 1st post to your blog was on Thurs July 20. It is the last (91st) comment on that date.
AS for me, I'm a female and a special ed teacher with 30yrs in the field.
I love animals, reading, the internet, kids, the beach (I live fairly close to the Jersey shore)and the internet.
Malan, what are you doing lately? I hope you are seeing friends and not isolating yourself. Keep reminding yourself that you do not need to feel shame. It's a destructive emotion that can just eat away at you.
Do things and be with people who give you joy. What do you like to do with your free time? What are your interests? Treat yourself with kindness and avoid people who bring you down.
Take care and know people care about you. ;-) Mary

7:35 AM  
Blogger Ava said...

Of course, I didn't think that you'd want to talk about that anyways. There's plenty of other things to talk about and it's not good to get hung up on things like that.

Lots of love, Ava

7:48 AM  
Blogger market chippie said...

You are a great designer, a great artist, really, and I hate to think of you beng sad! It looks like you are doing so many amazing things now...you showed us your lovley lovely sketch, and that's only a tiny bit of it, I'd think! We shall not dwell. You are a fascinating person who has far more to offer in this world than a few sad memories.

Me? I don't blog much, in general. I'm too young to have accomplished anything serious yet, sadly. However, I intend to make a mark on the world. Writing, acting...it's what I do, what I can do. I want to live in New York or Paris, I love the French language and culture. My profile describes me pretty well.

Cheers...to looking ahead and not knowing what's coming but reveling in the joys of the future all the same.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I wish I could speak and write French as beautifully as ArsenicJulep, but I still have to work up to that.

I'm starting Ramapo College in the fall, still trying to figure out what to do with my life. I know nothing with math or science but that's pretty much the sole guidlines I have. So I'll see what happens in the college enviroment.

I was in the city yesterday trying to get in a special screening of Little Miss Sunshine with Steve Carrell and Greg Kinnear. But I didn't. So my friend and I just meandered around Time Square, which I never do I usually just pass through. We walked through Toys 'R' Us and I bought a Yaz CD at Virgin Megastore that was having an 80s CD and DVD sale. It was the first time I ever took a bus into NYC and I realized that I really do love my train.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Well...thirteen year old girl who has been saying to talk about something else.

8:58 AM  
Blogger KiWi said...

Aw, sweetie. You are right, out with the old, in with the new. I'd love to see your new collection be a smash and usher in a new era of the class, harkening back to the halcyon days of Daisy Buchanan and Nick Carraway.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Here's to you. What is it, what doesn't kill us make us stronger. I look forward to only gorgeous things to come from you.


11:21 AM  
Blogger Ides Childe said...

Well, I was going to send you a letter on my reaction, but...no need to beg. I hope the blackout isn't affecting you. My apartment in Brooklyn had a brown-out last night. My lights went willy nilly for a bit. I made a tasty fruit salad for dinner--cherries, melon, pears, berries and grapes. And my cat had sardines, but no toast. He is in love with the sparrows across the yard. Sometimes I sew him little catnip socks made from discarded fabric scraps. I also like to knit. How's that?

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Wino said...

Hey Malan!

After our emails, I decided to start posting in my blog I started in December last year on wine.

I'll talk your ear off on the wine, no worries about PR, won't be as exciting anyway without you on it.


12:58 PM  
Blogger kb future vintage said...

I see a very kind, very talented gentleman. You should be very proud of yourself for the way you carried yourself with so much dignity and integrity. Life goes on sweetie and you have the guts to keep on riding. Well Done!!
Kindest regards......kb

1:11 PM  
Blogger Yarn Dork said...

Wanna know about me? Ok, here are a few random tidbits:

I make software for kids so they can read and write better. :)

I love the combination of chocolate brown with pastels.

I also have lived in many different places in my life, and can speak three languages, one fluent, one proficient, and one on a very basic level. I would love to learn French next.

You should come to Chicago and make it become the new fashion capital of the world. :)

1:48 PM  
Blogger KiWi said...

oh, that's right...I was supposed to talk about myself. Sorry, pet. I'm an illustrator (by nature,not trade) who has a teeny tiny online shop where I sell my miniscule offerings to the world of culture. Feel free to pop by.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Knives said...

Hm.. about me?

I'm only 16 years old, still in high school of course.

My greatest passion is music... I listen to Japanese music more than any other kind. I find it more poetic than a lot of American music these days.

I'm hoping to move to Japan or Los Angeles when I get older, and I'm still not sure what I want to do with my future.

I hope that you have a great day ^_^.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Magenta Fox said...

Me? Um, my name is Casey and I'm 19. I'm a psychology major at UMASS Amherst, though I'm thinking of doubling up with fashion design as well. I'm not sure yet. Right now I only design clothing for my friends as gifts.

As much as I appreciate your nice words, I'm more interested in seeing sneak peaks of your line. Most of the stuff I see on runways is just rediculous, baggy, shiney, unflattering junk. When I got into your work I realized people can still make it with quality and not shock factor.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Amasa said...

Que mál de la gente darte dolor así! Por favor perdóname si te he hecho algun daño, sabes que solo te deseo lo mejor en el mundo, la mejor felicidad y éxito, que estoy seguro que los conseguirás.

Yo soy de dos razas, media parte dominicana y media parte yugoslava, pero me parezco blanca y tengo el appellido de mi papá yugoslavo. Por eso la gente se confunden cuando me ven, no saben en cual categoría ponerme, pero yo trato de desafiar las expectaciones que la gente tienen de mi.

Sobre el romance, a mi me gustan barones y hembras, hembras mejor que barones, y con una familia católica esto ha sido difícil para mi, yo no les puedo decir nada a mis padres y me enamoro en silencio.

Soy una persona submisiva y creativa, con mucha imaginación, y pienso que yo vivo lo máximo cuando estoy dormiendo, porque ahí si que puedo crear mundos. Me gustaría vivir soñando, así el mundo se parece más lindo. Muchas veces me siento inútil o impráctica, pero trato de mantener perspectiva y no compararme con la otra gente.

He vivido en esta ciudad de Nueva York toda mi vida. En el 29 de julio es mi cumpleaño, cumplaré los diecinueve años. Todavía no he comenzado a vivir. El mundo esta a mis pies y no se que hacer con el todavía.

No tengo mucha ambición. Lo que mas quiero en la vida es una familia propia, tradicionál o no, con mis propios hijos, y vivir en mi casa felízmente sin problemas, escribiendo.

Perdóname los errores por favor, no hablo mucho en español, pero cuando ví el francés yo sabía que tenía que tratar. Español es mi primer idioma, pero hoy en día lo hablo peor que cuando era niñita y todo el mundo me paraba a decirme que linda hablaba. Es una triztesa mía perder ese conocimiento íntimo de la idioma, pero ahora estoy tratando de aprender japonés -- veremos como sale eso!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Elfga265 said...

About me? Well I am 18 years old, I am a girl, well that is a given fact. I am in my last year of high school and I am planning on attending college next year, of course I am doing it in the city since I can stay at home and all, yeah I am a homebody. I am a BIG figure skating fan and actually I am going to the event Skate America in Hartford, Connecticutt from the 26th to the 29th of October. I think you will love the event Malan. Seriously. I have been attending the event since 2003 and they have the best line-up of skaters I have seen. It would be a shame to miss it and what better to see you there. :)

3:50 PM  
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5:18 PM  
Blogger Kayla said...

Aww I am so sorry. When I watched you leave the show and you spoke of how for the first time you felt like you actually had friends and how you never really had many growing up, I just felt a pang in my heart. I know you mentioned your mother saying at one point in your childhood that your mother told you your drawings would never ammount to much or something of the sort, whether you believe it or not just because you didn't win the show doesn't mean you haven't done something great. Just keep going, you have the drive and potential to do great things, don't give up.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Christin said...

I think it's so wonderful that you want to know more about all of us! It's such a beautiful give and take. Friendship shared with so many across the world is fabulous, and you seem to sincerely love all of us as much as we love you, Malan!

As for me, I am a 30-something professional with a lovely daughter and loving husband. I am born, raised and live in New England (which is one of the most charming places in the USA-especially in Autumn). I am a Witch, as well as a Reiki Master/Teacher and spend quite a bit of time healing others. It is a beautiful gift to share. I also love reading, writing, watching movies and sharing quality time with good friends and family. I also love to travel, and someday wish to visit China. I love the far east culture, and would love to visit many of the ancient temples and historic places all over China.

I sincerely hope that you will share more of your stories with us too Malan. I hope someday you write that book! People who achieve success and reach their goals with their hard work and dedication are always an inspiration to others!

Be well!

Bright Blessings,

7:47 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

your designs are as beautiful as you..

you are gorgeous talented smart & need a sassy lady in your life.can i be her ?
single in ct..

9:22 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

your creations are as beautiful as you are..
you are smart sexy talented & need a sassy lady on your arm,

how about me >?
single in CT


9:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

You are a beautiful soul.

We got a glimpse of the sensitivity and the integrity and I think from the response we all are intrigued.

I'm eagerly waiting to see where your talent takes you.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Rie said...

Hi Malan,

Don't forget how awesome a person you are and that your drive and talent will take you far. I'm not even that interested in fashion but your hunger for your dream is so evident on the show that my family and I are rooting for you. Best Wishes in everything.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Well Malan, I seem to be the oldest of your commenters.

A few years ago I was laid off from a high tech company in Silicon Valley and decided to recreate myself. I am happily working my way through an academic journey in history that I hope will make a stop at Ph.D. land so that my neices and nephew can call me "Auntie Dr. Stephanie."

If women have a mid-life crisis, mine was spurred by the loss of a job I enjoyed. Now I find myself deeply in love with my books and the many stories that history reveals to me.

11:28 AM  

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