From skid row to fashion show, the road to success is just a stitch away!
#1. After many frustrating and unsuccessful attempts to become an "artiste" in various disciplines, pilfer your life away and move to America's favorite homeless destination: South Beach.
#2. Sleep in the alley behind the artist's colony.
#3. Wake up in the middle of the night to a screaming jealous boyfriend who throws his lover's art supplies out the window. Grab supplies and run.
#4. While you beg for charity, spend your spare time doodling garments and spying on publishing mogul who owns local high profile lifestyle/fashion magazine and who can't possibly afford another scandal after one of his night club scene reporters forced Kate Moss to eat an olive.
#5. With meager donations you've amassed, buy disposable camera and take snapshots of publishing mogul fooling around with his gay lover.
#6. Wash up at the public beach shower and get a free makeover at the department store cosmetics counter.
#7. Wait patiently at Starbuck's for publishing mogul come by for his afternoon coffee.
#8. As soon as he appears, discreetly show him photographs and threaten to tell his wife that his pee-pee is roaming about on the other side.
#9. Unless of course, he uses the influence of his wife -- who just happens to be a socialite who invests in the plastic surgery and haute couture industries -- to hook you up with your very own fashion line.
#10. Yes, it's that easy. After only just ten easy steps, move back to New York and go from rags to riches!
[originally published before Manola deleted her blog]