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Fashionable Friday : Vintage Pink and Royal Frenchies

26.2.16

Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Vintage Pink and Royal Frenchies © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Vintage Pink and Royal Frenchies © Shell-Sherree}

Hello, fluffy fashionable Friday!  Let's throw in a Frenchie and a fanciful fairytale for fun.

Don't ask me why we're waiting on a park bench while dressed to the nines.  Let's just say if Breakfast at Tiffany's collided with Rear Window and a wee dram too much absinthe, this could be what we would find. 

Melt-in-your-mouth croissants are on their way, and the coffee is bottomless.  Henry Mancini might have braved Moon River with a Hitchcockian twist but I'm voting for The Pink Panther and a ukelele.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you!
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Fashionable Friday : Fluffing Around in Venice

19.2.16

Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Venetian Pastel & Fluffballs © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Venetian Pastel & Fluffballs © Shell-Sherree}

 Ah, Venezia. 

Our languid wardrobe choice is a sympathetic reflection of your flowiness.  It's been too long since we fluffed around while basking in your pastel beauty, crumbling as it is like sweetheart lollies long since tucked in lovers' pockets.

But we are here now ~ and a moment of regret is a moment stolen from the future to be squandered in the past.  So let us keep our eyes firmly on the 'now' and stroll in our elegant sandals with not a displaced Roman in sight.  The prosecco is crisp and the dial on the pizza crust wood-firing goes to 11.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you!
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Fashionable Friday : Agent Violet and the Powder Compact

12.2.16

Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Agent Violet and the Powder Compact © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Agent Violet and the Powder Compact © Shell-Sherree}

Agent Violet smoothed the skirts of her Dior and swirled her glass of Taittinger.  The abandon of fine bubbles dancing in her champagne flute was a refreshing distraction from the potential gravity of her situation.  She took another sip.

Having drawn a blank on The Gondolier's whereabouts, she was without a safe house in Venice.  It was imperative that she find her way to Paris post-haste.  Her passage on the Simplon-Orient-Express passed uneventfully aside from the somewhat delicate Chicken Incident between her feline and a nonna whose lack of humour was more than matched by her deft skills with an umbrella.  Once fur and feathers were smoothed, Violet secured The Nonna's contact information. She would make a formidable ally to have on her side.

Her canine amused himself by changing breeds at every station.  Her feline sharpened her claws. They were in unfamiliar territory in which a compass would be of little guidance even if they had one, but all was not lost.  She still had The Harlequin Hat Box. Violet gathered her companions and they proceeded to stroll.  She recalled the pretty gold compact The Antiquarian Book Seller had pressed into her hand with a knowing glance on her mention of The Gondolier. She removed it from her purse and decided to powder her nose.

What secrets had the shimmery light of Venice withheld?  Would her apartment be occupied when she returned?  Could she replicate the circumstances of her departure to cause an undoing of what had transpired?  Let us graze on dark chocolate-shelled cherries and ponder from afar.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !
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Fashion and Fluffballs : Let's Monkey Around

8.2.16

Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Let's Monkey Around © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Let's Monkey Around © Shell-Sherree}

Happy Chinese New Year !

In a vague, half-baked effort to bring you something journalistically intelligent, I looked up the attributes of those born under the sign of the monkey.  Congratulations if that's you, because you sound rather charismatic!

You are quick-witted, intelligent and bright, cheeky, curious and innovative.  Apparently your gentleness and truthfulness win you eternal love.  Good for you! On the downside, you are capable of nicking someone's sandwich.  But you'll easily charm them into forgiveness and offering you another.

My research interest waned by the time I read the 'good luck/bad luck' tips for the new year. In brief, if you happened to have cleaned your house on Sunday, extra bananas will turn up on your doorstep. If you did the washing today, you might need to watch out for the peels.  And on that note ...

Happy Year of the Monkey to you !
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Fashionable Friday : Let it Flow

5.2.16

Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Paris Frenchie to the Max © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Paris Frenchie to the Max © Shell-Sherree}

If it's cold, let it snow.  If it's hot, let it flow.

For those ennuied with summer or winter and wearing Season Fatigues, Paris in the springtime is a good idea.  Behold the flat sandals, so teeter-tottering is a ticketable offence.  I've had enough heel-to-hem near misses in maxi dresses to accept defeat.  For today, at least.

So come, let us stroll with insouciance and partake in pâtisseries.  Our clutch bags shall unfold into pique-nique blankets when the sundial reaches baguettes-et-fromage o'clock.  Just wait til you see what they become at cocktail hour.  Who knew grand pianos travelled so light?  And on that note ...

Happy Fashion and Fluffballs Friday to you !
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