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Friday, 5 November 2010

In Which Mrs B meets Faux Fuchsia in Real Life!!

Faux Fuchsia at Malene Birger, London

Yesterday was beyond exciting! I met up with the divine Faux Fuchsia in London. She is on a world tour, generally cheering up the troops and boosting the morale of people everywhere.

I was Nervous! The boys calmed my nerves by a soothing chorus of " Mummy's going to get murdered! " Nice.

I looked out my best Mummy cardigan, one with not too much dried mashed potato on it.

I did my nails in OPI Dulce di Leche which is good as does not show up if chips!!

I was so excited I took the boys to school in my slippers! Luckily they do not look too much like slippers but really!

FF is, to steal a phrase from her Hungarian friend, Luffly! She looks gorgeous, so glamorous, heads were turning, I jest not (or maybe they were impressed by my clean-ish cardigan?) And all on only a couple of hours sleep (due to jet lag, and her young nephew wanting to party at 4 am in the morning!) And she looks very young, don't be taken in by all that talk she does on her blog about collapsing face!

And she so nice and soooo funny!

We had a fab time. Trouble is, I was so excited and talking so hard I kept forgetting to take photos. But don't worry, FF has got it covered.

We did ceremonial exchanging of gifts. FF gave me this scrummy Hermes perfume, all orangey and citrussy, lovely! And a super pashmina. I felt very spoilt!

I gave her some Chanel lipstick, the girl in the shop told me it was the shade Vanessa Paradis wore in the ad. Watch out for Johnnie Depp, FF!

We "actioned" a trip to Malene Birger in Marylebone High Street. ( I kept doing this really cool thing of saying, it's this way, I know my way around town, and then going off in the wrong direction, and FF would find the way..)

The we tripped the light fantastic in Harvey Nicks, where we were ladies who lunched! Over lunch we workshopped (copyright FF phrase) lots of important issues like Chanel lipstick, nail polish and hair!

Puddings were involved.

I thought this PVC number would be practical for me as a Mummy as could be sponged down but FF advised against, something about being too much for poor old Mr B!

We examined Halston for bargains, and pretended we were Bianca Jagger in Studio 54.

And then, because one top drawer department store was not enough, we whizzed off to Libertys!

And then all too soon I had to go back to Blightyland and collect da Boys. Talk about back to earth with a bump!

So thank you for a lovely day out FF, it was a pleasure to meet you.

P.S. Buy the dress!

P.P.S After spending a few hours together I swear I was doing the upward inflection at the end of sentences Aussi Style? And FF was doing the English downwards thing at the end of phrases - or maybe I just wore her out?!!


  1. I would like to be a fly on the wall for that meeting! Glad she wasn't dangerous or anything.

  2. oh blighty,

    i am so so so so so so so so jealous. why isn't her whirlwind tour including southern california. i am so so so so so so mad that it isn't. you are so so so so so so so so lucky to have spent the day with her.


  3. What Deb said. Also makes me want to give you both presents. Oh, and finally, do you know ELS at Mon Avis, Mon Amis? She has your sort of gift of gab except perhaps more sardonic. What with you, FF, ELS, and Tabitha at Bourbon and Pearls I feel quite close to my Greater United Kingdom heritage.

  4. Blighty!

    So excited that you and FF met in person.

    It makes me feel happy.

    Glad you both had a wonderful day.

    SSG xxx

    PS - we should work to establish more Anglo=Australian ties between bloggers :-) Would love to come visit!

  5. What fun Blighty and FF! Almost my perfect day shopping in London and having the 2 of you as shopping companions.
    FF in the flesh is 11/10 (FF 2009) better than preconceived notions of her fabulousness.
    I know Blighty you would be the same!
    Take care.
    Kate Bx

  6. Blighty that day will be one for the memory book.
    The shopping, the puddings, the laughter it all sounds fabulous.

  7. Hooray for Blighty and FF, looks and sounds like you girls enjoyed a fab day out.

  8. Gidday mate, didj you sheilas ave a great yarn then eh?

    Hmmmm, Blighty, I don't really think you would have sounded very Australian after a day with FF. I bet she speaks beautifully!

    So, I really want to know ........ which of you spoke the most?

  9. You are Living the Dream (to borrow from FF herself)!

  10. Well what fun!! I bet you two had a blast together. Did you talk about "us" at all??!!
    Us poor souls all left off the soldier cheering, world wide tour? Do F.F.'s nails really look as good in person?? Inquiring minds need to know these things!

  11. Dear Mrs Blighty, I was thrilled, thrilled I tell you, to read this post. My two favourite bloggers together in one post with shopping and involving pudding! You looked very elegant - yet beautifully understated Mrs B. I am glad that other people take their children to school by accident in their slippers (but mine are sheepskin nana ones) - I pride myself on being an eternal but quite inadvertent embarrassment to my two fashionista daughters. Now, the Syrians do a lovely line in PVC, feathers, sparkles, nylon and gaps where one's clothes should be (aka dodgy undergarments/night attire) - I think that Mr B would find that practical PVC number quite tame in comparison to what is on sale at the Souk in Damascus.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely day and loved Deb's comment above. xx Linda

  12. Gosh! There is not a lot I wouldn't have done to join you both for that day out! Glad to hear you had such a good time. Funny you should mention that you do the upward inflection at the end of your sentence Aussie style, I had an English make up artist say to me the other day that she does that too so that we Aussies can understand her! I love an
    English accent as it sounds so proper (that's good Aussie grammar isn't it). Cheers, Robyn

  13. Blighty, I have been checking out FF's blog since she visited HongKong, looking for the UK Posting, I remembered you posting weeks ago that a get-together was scheduled.
    This IS exciting!!! Can't wait to see more pictures. ... still am excited. :-)

  14. Sounds like you both had a fabulous, girly day, it's great to meet up with fellow bloggers, I find we often know more about each other than we know our non blog friends, makes gift buying really easy!

  15. So glad you could meet and share puddings. I am jealous.
    You're outfit looked great, and clean :)
    If you or FF are heading to Canada any time soon let me know!
    Also, how did you meet up? Did you hold an "FF" sign at the airport? Or did you see a fabulous blonde hair swish at a predetermined location and 'just know'?

  16. I bow down to your combined fabulousness. Two amaaaazing bloggers in the one place - I'm surprised the world didn't explode in a vortex of shopping fueled mayhem. The gifts look awesome, the pudding delectable and I can honestly say you made my day with this post! I am still excited!

  17. Dear ladies, thank you all for your lovely and amusing comments. it was a very exciting day. Did you notice the serious exclamation mark abuse in that post ( about 123 times!!!!) it shows how over excited I was!!!!
    Wouldn't it be nice if one day we all met up at a Bloggy reunion, I think we would all not stop talking all evening. But Mr Blighty says please don't come to our house ! Bless him, so sociable.

    I hope to see FF again before she departs this hemisphere, I will report back!!!! (with exclamation marks galore).

  18. Wow i am exhausted just reading this. This was kind of like the meeting of two super powers!

  19. What a wonderful day you and FF had.. you are SO LUCKY - wish I had still been in UK for the girly meet up! Love your exchange of gifts (like the Heads of State at a Summit meeting)gorgeous gifts too. I am afraid I have also now slipped well and truly into upward inflection at the end of my sentences! X

  20. I am sooooo Jealous!! I messaged FF to see if she was up to meeting UK FF fans but clearly she was travelling already.

    oooh I am taking to my bed now delirious with envy (although not too delirious my nails need doing)

    ps also noticed you have a comment from Slim Paley, now I am prostrate with severe envy. Blast you Blighty, I want to be you!

  21. Oh Miss Kitty-Kat, I totally love your comment - "I'm surprised the world didn't explode in a vortex of shopping fueled mayhem". No-one could possibly more imaginatively describe the meeting of FF and Blighty.

  22. So so gorgeous! Sounds like the perfect day. So lovely for you both to have met...she is stunning isn't she!


  23. Oh WOW!!! How exciting for you both to have met. I imagine it would have been so much fun.
    Great blog entry - thanks for sharing. :)

  24. Blights,

    Finally FINALLY I am online again. It was 11/10 meeting you and I had the best day and loved my gifts. THANK YOU! I did in fact buy the dress. See you soon xxx

  25. Oh there really is nothing like living vicariously through other's blogs whilst wearing nighty that is splashed in some sort of vegemitey business & the house a wreck around me. The glamour of it all is overwhelming. What a great day you both had.


  26. How wonderful that you both met up! I'm so glad you had a great time. There's nothing better than shopping, "girl talk" and pudding of course. I'm totally jealous! So did you buy any great fashion finds?

  27. Hello again, Blighty!

    I have just tagged you for an award on my blog :-)

    SSG xxx

  28. Dear Blighty. Louise and I met up at Anna Spiro's shop in Brissy today and then we actioned some shopping at Easton Pearson. I know it doesn't count as we were not really bloggers meeting for the first time but sisters who are actually, well, not young. We both bought nighties (jarmies/pjs) from Easton Pearson (fashion designers who are so famous they were featured at our Gallery of Modern Art). But, inspired by your fashion forward slipper to school statement, I'm going to wear mine as a summer frock.

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