Friday, May 10, 2013

Francophile Friday: Here, Cartier Kitty

{Ode to L'Odyssée de Cartier: ink & watercolour illustration by Shell-Sherree}

That which we call a panther by any other name shall look as sweet.  While it's no secret I love cats, it's a long time since a Big Kitty has made an appearance here.  Card-carrying Cartier connoisseurs are already giving each other discreet bejewelled high-fives at recognising the inspiration behind today's illustration before I've had a chance to say Panthère.  Or Leopard.  Or Pantherus pardus.  {All one and the same, as it turns out.}  As we're a crazy bunch of dreamers here Chez Shell, I'm pretty confident you'll love being swept along on our beautiful Cartier leopard's bewitching odyssey in this exquisite {I use this word freely in exchange for insanely-expensive-but-worth-it} short film.  {Check out the back story here.}   Three leopards were involved in filming and ~ wait for it ~ guess what their names were?  Cali, Tiga and Damou.  {For those new here, from cali is one of my dear friends and longstanding comments-party animals.  I'm jealous.  Fancy sharing a name with a leopard...} I feel we need an invisibility cloak of sorts to wear for the ride, so let's don our camouflage gear.  Hang onto your hats.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!
PS:   Bonus cute Cartier kitties here.

16 comments:

  1. So adorably cute, Shell! Who wouldn't be thrilled to share their name with a leopard? ;-)

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  2. I love this! And I love that Cartier film! The Cartier kitties are so cute. And, Cali, we didn't know you have such a distinguished name!

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  3. You can flatter me until the cows come home ~ I'm still envious, cali ... ;)

    Thanks, Ms M ~ love those little leopard kitties!

    hiker ~ maybe she already has. Those pawfalls would be velvet-soft silent.

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  4. Ahh—the romance, the glamour, the beauty . . . the big kitty! My Friday was a big ol' ball of stress until I lost myself in your fabulous Cartier fantasy. Merci beaucoup, ma belle!

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  5. I'm glad to help make that big ol' ball of stress vanish, dear Alexa. Any time...

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  6. Such an extravagant film. Couldn't be more fanciful and romantic, with a leopard as our hero! I love it.

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  7. So beautifully true to the brand, Petrea. A great demonstration of authenticity, rather than having people scratching their heads over an ad, wondering, "Que?"

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  8. Always a delight, dear Shell.

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  9. Takes one to know one, Shanna. ;)

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  10. Fabulous interpretation of the Cartier kitty! Thanks for the link to the film -- such fun to watch. Oh to be Cartier leopard wrangler traipsing around the world with Cali, Tiga and Damou!

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  11. Thanks, Katie! As for the wrangling, I'll keep practising on my little panther. She's handful enough. ;)

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  12. Is that a (big) cat on a hot tin roof? As a card-carrying kitty connoisseur, I approve! Now I'm off to snuggle with my little panthers. Have a wonderful weekend, Shell.

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  13. And happy snuggling to you, dear Susan!

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  14. I'm going to have to wait to watch the film - I'm downloading to tube so it won't let me do both at once. . But i have had some close encounters with the big cats. My sister is with the San Diego zoo. I've had a Caracal cat tear at my knee socks, a Snow Leopard bite my neck (gently), loose total control of a black panther and years later, met Tippi Henderen's Serval.

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  15. Hmmm... our Cartier fantasy is beautiful, but reality bites, PA.

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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