Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Day in the Life: Robin's Busy Day
When we left Robin and her mom Jackie, they were getting the computer back up and running. They are spending a few moments discussing the store expansion.
"Well I'm excited about having an on-site tailor. This should set us apart from some of the bridal shops just outside of town." (Jackie)
Someone has just entered the shop as indicated by the bell.
"Hello. We're here." (Tina)
"Hello Tina, Shantavia, and Leslie. You are right on time. Come have a seat. (Robin)
"Well Tina, how's the bride-to-be doing? How are the wedding plans coming along?" (Robin)
"I would love to say the second time around is much easier, but I would be lying. I'm a nervous wreck. Luckily we are keeping it small, so I know it will be fine in the end." (Tina)
"Well, I have pulled the three dresses you looked at on your first visit. Let me get the first one." (Robin)
Robin heads to the rack of dresses to get the first dress.
"Seems like just yesterday I was Danielle's maid of honor, and here I am a bridesmaid just a year later. Who would have thought?" (Leslie)
"I have to admit, when I met your father, I would never have imagined he and I would be getting married." (Tina)
"I thought we would start with this one." (Robin)
"So what do you ladies think?" (Tina)
"It's pretty, but a little plain." (Shantavia)
"I was going for plain. This is my second wedding, I don't want one of those over dramatic dress." (Tina)
"Let's go try it on and let them see you in it. My mom will help you get dressed, if you like.." (Robin)
Tina heads to the back dressing room.
"I can't believe my mom is walking down the aisle again, and I have yet to do it once." (Shantavia)
"Well what's going on with you and Bruce? Do you think he's the one you could spend the rest of your life with?" (Leslue)
"Sometimes I feel like he could be the one. I know I love him, but there are times when I just need my space, so then I start questioning whether or not he is the one." (Shantavia)
"Oh girl, that's normal. Most wives feel that way at some point and time. I love my husband and my kids, but lord knows they grate my nerves at times, and I just want to get away." (Leslie)
"So what do you think?" (Tina)
"Like I said, it's very plain." (Shantavia)
"Why don't you come over to the mirror and take a look?" (Robin)
As with most wedding gowns, this one would need some alterations. That on-site tailor is a good business move.
"So you don't like it?" (Tina)
"I just think it's rather plain." (Shantavia)
"Let's move on to the second dress." (Robin)
Robin pulls the second dress and escorts Tina to the back with Jackie. She returns to chat with the ladies.
"I see you have the latest Versace bag. I bought the same one." (Robin)
"Yes, this was my splurge for the year. I allow myself one accessory splurge per year." (Shantavia)
"I couldn't pass that one up, either." (Robin)
"There's our future bride." (Robin)
"So do you like this one better?" (Tina)
"As a matter of fact, I do. Come here to the mirror." (Shantavia)
"That is sharp." (Leslie)
"Mom, I really like that one. Not too overstated, but very feminine." (Shantavia)
"I do like this one. Do you think all this tulle is too much?" (Tina)
"Not at all. That helps make the dress." (Shantavia)
"Okay, well let's see what you think of dress #3." (Tina)
Jackie comes out and grabs dress number three and leads Tina back to the dressing room.
"You know, you have this gorgeous dress in the window. It's the one on the left." (Shantavia)
"Yes, that's a Shasarignis original. Did you want your mom to try that one on?" (Robin)
"No, that's too much for my mom. I was thinking about trying it on myself. I'm not engaged or anything, but it doesn't hurt to live out my fantasy." (Shantavia)
"You are so right. Why don't I get that and you can try it on right after we finish with your mom." (Robin)
"You sure it won't be too much trouble?" (Shantavia)
"Of course not. We make it easy to take down the model dresses. Hang tight. I'll be right back." (Robin)
"Is this the one?" (Robin)
"Yes, it certainly is. That is gorgeous!" (Shantavia)
"Well I'll put it in the back for you." (Robin)
"That is a beautiful dress. Bruce better watch out. I think you are on a mission." (Leslie)
"Wow, now that's a dress." (Shantavia)
Shantavia is distracted as Tina emerges from the dressing room.
"So I take it you like this one?" (Tina)
"I love that one." (Shantavia)
"Me, too." (Leslie)
"Harrison would fall out if he saw you coming down the aisle in that dress." (Shantavia)
"Well, we don't want that happening, now do we? I'm trying to get married, not spend time trying to revive my future husband. Oooh, I like the sound of that.....my future husband." (Tina)
"It is a beautiful dress." (Tina)
"I need to remind my dad to take his heart medicine that day." (Leslie chuckles)
Someone has entered the shop
"Hello. May I help you?" (Jackie)
"Yes, I'm Lena James. I'm here for the interview for the tailoring job." (Lena)
"Oh, hello. My daughter, will be interviewing you, and she's still with a client. Let me take your coat. Would you care for a cup of coffee while you wait? Won't be long." (Jackie)
Robin takes note that her interviewee has arrived. She'll have to have Jackie continue with Tina, while she conducts the interview.
To be continued...
I had to redesign the bridal shop because the rack of clothes kept falling over. The shelf is not level. I think I like it better this way.
I was all too happy to feature a few gifts from fellow bloggers. The wedding dress Shantavia wants to try on, and the brown coat Lena is wearing are both from fellow blogger Shasarignis. The handbag Lena is carrying was a gift from fellow blogger, jewelsnake. Thanks ladies. As you can see, my ladies are enjoying their gifts.
Trivia question for those living in the States: Who is Lena James?