We’re always looking for musical muses and Grammy nominee Linda Chorney is one of our favorite new discoveries of 2012. For the next three weeks the awesome 51-year-old artist will be sharing her daily ruminations and sartorial inspirations with Glam. We hope you enjoy Linda’s first entry.
I have three weeks left to find out if I am actually going to win my first Grammy at age 51!! And three weeks to not eat anything that will prevent me from fitting into my dress for the red carpet!
With the anxiety of the wait, I haven’t gotten much sleep, waking up at all hours of the night, after dreaming about different acceptance speeches….that I may not even get a chance to make!
Where is that stash of chocolate?
If you could see me now, Glam would make me the “Goofy Glammy Grammy Girl” poster child. It’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and I am still in my robe with my hair bunched in a pony tail on top of my head, appearing as if I had some sort of fountain that would not rival the Bellagio’s.
I’ll be letting that fountain down on February 12th. And I’ve picked out a fabulous dress!
There are many firsts here, besides the Grammy nomination, I have never been approached by designers to wear their clothing. And now I can say I have something in common with Oprah Winfrey, and the First Lady of Ireland, Sabina Higgins! We have all been dressed by Don O’Neill’s line “Theia”! I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to Don in New York at the Irish Consulate, and was thrilled that he wanted to dress me!
The dress is black, and that’s all I’m going to say about it, except that it is tightly fitted, (hence, I better put down this box of Golden Grahams now), and probably a little more rock and roll than the dress worn by Sabina Higgins!
I’m not wearing high heels. The Grammys are extremely long and I want to be comfortable. So I am wearing very tall boots, with a low heel, and of course, chicken cutlets!
No, I am not eating them! For those of you unfamiliar with this miracle accessory, as I was, chicken cutlets are these rubber things shaped like large beige 3 dimensional eye patches that you actually stick on your boobs to push them up! For $65 bucks, you can get an instant, painless boob job!
As I was in the fitting area with the charming and handsome O’Neill and did my mini catwalk, we noticed something missing…cleavage! That’s when they brought in the little chicks!
OMG! Before I could say, “I’m too sexy for this dress”, “Houston, we have a cleavage!”
For the next three weeks, Glam has invited me to share my day to day, leading up to the Grammys. So here I am.
The album nominated for Best Americana Album, is “Emotional Jukebox”. And that, I am.
The photo on today’s dysfunctional diary, is from the photo shoot of the cover. I wrote down many of the emotions I have, and taped them to the inside of my jacket, shown on the cover. It depicts the music, which has a whole range of moods. (Imagine a moody, 51 year old woman?)