Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Feeling a little clockwork orange
Had a Very Important Meeting this morning. Bit of a landmark really.
It was the first prospect presenation I have made since being bald / shaving my head. That is, the first business meeting I've had with a hat on.
Unless you live in Texas, I don't think you see that many hats in the boardroom. So I was struggling with finding the 'right' hat to wear with a suit. A cowboy hat is too casual, so yesterday's Yeehah number is out of the question. A silk scarf is possible, but the balder I get the more slippery my head becomes and the permanent adjustment required of these things gets a bit fiddly.
So yet again, cancer leaves me with a Trinny and Susannah style quandary. What to wear?
Then I saw it on the top shelf of my wardrobe. The traditional bowler hat that my University friend Rachel left behind in our flat when she left. I claimed it, intending to return it, but time moved on, Rachel has vanished into the past, and somehow the hat is still with me. I'd used it a couple of times before, to cross-dress as Charlie Chaplin for fancy dress parties. The inner brim has a smear of white face paint at brow level as proof.
But what hat could be more perfect to wear for a business meeting when you're sporting a black suit? I feel a little City Gent meets Clockwork Orange (so I played down the mascara today to avoid too many comparisons with the latter) but it's worked. I just did a presentation to three total strangers and I felt fine.
Actually, I didn't just feel fine.
I felt a little funky too...
at 2:24 pm