Monday, August 4, 2014

Francophile Friday: Et Tutu, Repetto

{Et Tutu Repetto Paris : ink pen and watercolour illustration by Shell-Sherree}


When I was little, like most young ladies, I daydreamed of wearing a tutu {and still do!}  The dancing side of it ~ hmmm, not so sure of.  My sister and I had a short-lived flirtation with some dance classes but I'm hazy on the details aside from using the back of a dining chair as a practice barre ~ and not often enough to continue on with the classes.  {Fair enough and probably a wise move ... though I'd never have been rejected for being too tall.}

A little something from Repetto in Paris for a fancy dress occasion would be a gorgeous way to see those tutu daydreams through. Their exquisite window displays are more than enough reason to press your nose to the glass ~ and today's illustration was inspired by this one.  

If a street-wear take on the tutu is more your cup of tea, may I suggest this with your tank top colour of choice.  {And possibly an extra foot in height ~ fortunately for me, what I lack in ballet genes, I make up for in those of the high heel variety!}  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

PS:  Time is nebulous Chez Shell Sherree.  Friday ... Sunday ... let's not concern ourselves with such minor details ...

14 comments:

  1. I like the ling black one. Very cute

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    1. Thanks, Margaret ~ I think our dear Blogger ate part of your comment but I get the general gist. :)

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  2. my days of getting away with a tutu are behind me - but I still relish a beautiful chandelier

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    1. And you don't need to figure out which shoes to wear with a chandelier, PA.

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  3. A lovely illustration, chere Shell. And a witty title!

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    1. Thanks, dear Petrea! Coming from you, that's chuffed me twice over.

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  4. Lovely! And Kitty looks content in her tutu, too. Meanwhile, I say that if you dream of wearing a tutu, then go for it. I'm sure you can pull it off, ma belle, toes shoes or no toe shoes (a pair of Louboutins, peut-être?).

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    1. Oooh, I love it when you speak Louboutins, ma chère... I'd want to colour the soles pink or aqua, though ~ I'd be run out of town. :)

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  5. Fun to dream...and dance. Lovely illo, and Kitty looks demure in her tutu.

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    1. She does look demure, doesn't she. Let's not imagine how the back of that tutu probably looks now that she's climbed up there.

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  6. Delightful illustration, especially kitty! I don't think I could pull off either tutu, but there's just something so wonderful about that look (both for dancers and urban ballerinas). I'd like that chandelier however!

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    1. Thanks, dear Katie! Actually, I think you'd wear both styles with derring do. :)

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  7. I think we should slip into our tutus, tip-toe down Swann's Way, and sample some madelaines, neh say paw?

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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