Fashionable Friday : Agent Violet and the Harlequin Hat Box

Fashion and fluffballs illustration :  Agent Violet and the Harlequin Hat Box © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and fluffballs illustration :  Agent Violet and the Harlequin Hat Box © Shell-Sherree}

Having safely negotiated a glass of pink champagne and wardrobe change, Agent Violet left her 600 gsm luxe monogrammed calling card by the bed and and exited the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris.  The harlequin hat box was secured.  It must be an extremely valuable asset to have warranted Sir Percy's sudden request for a clandestine meeting under her Scarlet Pimpernel alias, thereby causing undue pressure on her dry cleaner.  For this, she would have to pay, and quite probably at a most inconvenient time.

The afternoon had turned grey and her travelling companions were growing tetchy.  And to worsen the situation, the parachute mechanism of her parasol was overdue for its safety check.  This would never do.  Violet gave the harlequin hat box another glance.  It was light and made no sound when she gently shook it.  Empty? Filled with fairy floss?  Damn.  Now she needed a pastry. 

Will Violet succumb to a classic chocolate éclair and risk being late for her assignation with the poodle groomer? What's so fascinating about the hem of her coat.  And why did Sir Percy caution her to make the appointment with The Groomer before picking the gold hat box lock?  Let us ruminate and have another glass of Chambord muddled with organic single-origin cacao nibs.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !

10 comments

  1. The plot thickens! And in Agent Violet's world, the waistline never does.

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    1. I'll have to keep her on the run, dear Petrea!

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  2. I smiled all the way through this tale of intrigue. I say she went for something whipped-creamy, and savored it slowly too—let the groomer wait!

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    1. I like your thoughts on it, dear Alexa !! It won't do for a lady of intrigue to be rushed into someone else's timetable ... it won't do at all.

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  3. Hmm, follow the poodle, sez I. He knows more than he's telling.

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  4. I like this story of intrigue and fashion -- looking forward to the next installment!

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    1. We shall see where it leads together, Ms M ... your guess is as good as mine. :)

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