A woman walks through the food hall, wearing a long navy blue dress with matching handbag. The bag is a rectangle. Her arm is a right-angle. Her forearm traces the top of the bag to a hand that clutches the strap. She wears black high heeled shoes and moves with a kind of stiffness, like a robot inspired by catwalk models. All around her are the noise and daggy Summer outfits of a Northern Beaches shopping centre, a gauntlet that she navigates only out of grim necessity, and with the utmost disdain.