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Fashionable Friday : Paris Poise and Vintage Vogue

Fashion and Fluffballs illustration : Paris Poise and Vintage Vogue © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration : Paris Poise and Vintage Vogue © Shell-Sherree}

Come on up. The view is lovely from here.  While Workplace Health and Safety might whip out their notebooks and bypass brow furrowing in favour of writing me up for a hefty fine, Chez Shell there's no such red tape.

But for the sake of prudence and an excuse to use the word alacrity, I'll err on their side of caution and position a round, plump, cherry-red mattress thingo on the footpath below.  Not that I plan on us needing it.  How inelegant.

Today's Paris fashion illustration is inspired by this vintage Vogue number from 1956.  It's kind of School Marm meets Victoria Holt Equestrian ~ a temporary departure from our usual ruffles as the degree of difficulty perching here was advanced enough without adding them into the mix. Petit fours will be delivered by carrier pigeons momentarily.  A recipe for disaster but I'm hoping they will rise to the occasion.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !

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  1. If we start to get a bit skittish about being up here, not to worry: You have very conveniently perched us right around the corner from a firehouse full of beau pompiers (really!) just waiting to come to our rescue. (And here's what I loved about the models in the '50s—not one of them looked like a 12-year-old boy.)

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    1. I'd love to say that was my intention, dear Alexa, but it was by sheer happystance that we have beau pompiers at our beck and call. Or wait ~ maybe some divine intuition was in play ... ;) {And I agree about the models. I hope that trend will see its day sooner rather than later.}

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  2. I agree with Alexa. Models look so young and sickly these days.

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    1. Looking fit and healthy should be a requirement, Margaret ... and appropriately attired for one's age.

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  3. She's pretty skinny (check out the waist) but back in the day models were a little older. They looked like women.

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    1. That's a good point, PA. I was thinking when I went to the Golden Age of Hollywood exhibit recently how tiny those actresses were in that time ~ granted with the help of corsets at times, but still ... being slender is not a new thing.

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  4. I think back to Twiggy, of the 60's. Now we have the young and sickly ones. But there was Cindy Crawford in between, so perhaps these things go in cycles.

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    1. True, Petrea. And Twiggy looked healthy, I thought ~ some people are naturally very slender and that suits them as much as curves would suit another. I'd love for'healthy-looking' to be the criteria for models, both curvy and slim.

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  5. Yes, I agree with the others about models -- looking healthy and like women, unlike some of them these days. (Remember a few years ago when "heroin chic" was "in"? Ugh!)

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    1. It beats me how 'heroin' and 'chic' can be in the same sentence, Ms M. Hopefully we'll see less and less of that.

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