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Fashionable Friday : Bardot and Beehives

27.1.17

Illustration : Brigitte, Aqua Fluffiness and the Eiffel Tower © Shell-Sherree
Illustration : Brigitte, Aqua Fluffiness and the Eiffel Tower © Shell-Sherree


Beehiving like Brigitte Bardot takes a bigger bounty of locks than I presently have in my custody.

But today's illustration allows me the liberty of plumping them up without resorting to a hairpiece.   Our perch in Paris has a fine Eiffel Tower view when we've whipped out our compacts and are powdering our noses. Or we can wriggle into reverse if our fluffiness can be negotiated and our vertigo can be shelved.  I'll leave the choice up to you!  And on that note ...

Happy Fluffy Francophile Fashionable Friday to you !

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Fashionable Friday : Going Dotty Over Vintage Fashion

20.1.17

Fashion illustration : Going Dotty for Vintage Fashion in Black & White © Shell-Sherree
Fashion illustration : Going Dotty Over Vintage Fashion in Black & White © Shell-Sherree


Fear not, this fur is faux.   Thankfully when illustrating, the case is always so.

In a bid to disappear from the heat into a snowy wonderland, I was about to post one of my Paris carousel illustrations from several years ago and changed my mind.  Sorry if I've just disappointed you.  It's somewhat like saying, "I saw a majestic bunch of flowers at the markets that were so 'You'!  Here's a box of champagne truffles... I hope you like them."  My bad.

Nonetheless, here we are, with a something vastly different from the highly detailed and delicate work embodied in that gilt-edged and pastel-encrusted carousel, tiny enough to fit on a sheet of A4.   You could take this vintage ensemble for a spin on one of those winter-clad horsies and be snug as a bug in a rug.  Oh, all right then.  Go take a peek.  Don't say I never give you anything.  Hang on ... do say I always give you something?  Curse you, double negatives, and pass the hip flask of brandy. And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !


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Francophile Friday : Taffeta Tango in Paris

6.1.17

Paris Illustration Fashion & Fluffballs : Taffeta Tango in Paris © Shell-Sherree
Paris Illustration Fashion & Fluffballs : Taffeta Tango in Paris © Shell-Sherree

 Today's illustration lends itself to a tango overlooking the rooftops of Paris. 

A gorgeous taffeta confection might impede our steps but would hide a multitude of footwork sins all the while. 

This vintage gown might possibly be Dior.  There was no credit on the photo from which I drew inspiration, so if you know, I'm all ears.  Well, actually, my ears are rather petite.  In proportion, I would say.  Anyhoo, what I do know for sure is this gown is a beauty.  I hear several arrondissements are vying to become its postcode of residence.  They might have to take a number.  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Friday to you !



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