Jackie Calmes: Ron DeSantis proves that cruetly is a Republican trait
by J.D. Durflinger
For me, the first thing I noted was the dress that Jackie Calmes had on.
I found the sheer, black dress to be both elegant and revealing. I wasn’t a fan of the way Jackie had pinned up her hair, but I was impressed by the black lace and flimsy dress, the way the hem rose to her ankles and the way she had pulled it open a bit. She looked like a movie star.
Of course, what I was most impressed by was the dress Jackie Calmes was wearing for this event. As I watched her, I was reminded that I was in fact in Tampa not long ago where this same dress cost me $10. Not a bad price considering I was standing outside of a store, waiting for the assistant at the front desk to check me in. The kind of dress you might see in an independent bookstore or in a boutique. Just like those beautiful, silk-covered gowns that cost $8.99 at the drugstore.
The woman’s dress was not an ordinary dress in my eyes. It was like what you might see on a runway. The material was silk and the kind of dress you might find on the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
And I wondered, if those dresses on the runway were made in China, how did a garment like that come to be made on a factory in China? How did a company like Mollie Hemming’s shop, Dressing Room, which is owned by Jackie Calmes, come into being?
As I tried to take in all of this, I couldn’t help but wonder about those who were wearing the dresses.
Did they do it for the money, or was it something else?
I was reminded of a scene in Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” where Travis Bickle