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Raining impossible cats and dogs

I just got in from a lovely evening spent with one of my blogging heroines, the utterly charming Andrea, also known as A Cat of Impossible Colour. I was so excited to meet her and her husband, and even the absolutely horrendous weather couldn’t dampen my spirits, although it did significantly dampen my hair! Andrea looked gorgeous in her chic mac and new red cloche hat, which she’d bought earlier, luckily, since it protected her slightly from the downpour! She is also just as stunning and stylish in real life as she is in her pictures, as if there could be any doubt!

We ate quasi-French food at Cafe Rouge in Canary Wharf and chatted about life, fashion, blogging, comics nerds and cats. It’s always so wonderful to meet internet people in real life, especially those you have lots of interests in common with, and that you know you will get on famously with. I had a great time, and I hope to be able to visit New Zealand myself one day so hopefully our paths will cross again. And I can’t wait to read her book, which will be out in 2011.

Here we are outside Cafe Rouge, huddled under a sodden sun shade before our helter-skelter dash to the underground station, which you can see glowing in the background. Thanks to the lovely Mr Cat for the picture!

Andrea’s new cloche was fab!
This yellow Swirl has coral-pink hollyhocks embroidered on the bodice
that match my cardi perfectly. That makes me happy! 🙂

Tomorrow I am off to the depths of Hertfordshire to see a lady about a cupcake, something that could be the start of a very tasty, not to mention fattening new venture!

Au revoir mes amis!

Fleur xx



You two look so very cute! Your outfits are both perfect – I wish I could pull of cloches as well as Andrea! And the Swirl dress is amazing. That photo makes me somehow nostalgic for those silly London downpours. (that sounds crazy, doesn't it?)
So glad you had a good time!


How fun! I'm so excited you two got to meet–despite the adverse weather! 🙂 Meeting blogging buddies is always so much fun!

Mrs Debra Doherty

I got soaked last night too. Nothing worse than having to turn up to a function looking like a drowned rat! Good thing your clothes didn't go see-through like Jake's white shirt did! Quite embarassing!
I just came across this website and i'm in love with pretty much everything on it – thought it might be up your (and your readers)street for retro inspired clothes and shoes x



Hi, Fleur, I,ve been reading your blog for some weeks. I love your style, girl, I find you really charmy.
I work as a historical dressmaker, I,d like to make some vintage pieces of work, from 20th century, but I still had no chance, hi hi…. I,m in love with anything vintage, of course.
I found funny that you said on a post that you like Guns and Roses and so… well, me too.

If anyone wants to see my job, you can take a look at:

Thanks for your time!! By the way, I,m Spanish. (In Spain the say si, si…)


Hello! I found your blog via Cat-of-Impossible-Colour, and am really enjoying your love of vintage and the forties, and your style. I was also made redundant a couple of years back, and it was the best thing ever – got me away from a job that was boring me to tears, and set me free to be the person I always wanted to be. I am still on that journey, and I wanted to wish you well on yours, and will be following your blog with interest! Take care – hope the cupcakes were fabulous!


Just came to you via A Cat of Impossible Colour, and what a brilliant blog you have! I've looked at all your posts and will definitely be back again. Pip pip!

Fleur de Guerre

Thanks lovely gals! I was to meet all of you, tere are so many awesome new friends to be made.

Debs – I love ModCloth, but I've not bought from there before. Have you ordered anything? They had a gorgeous little full skirt with patch pockets, but I wasn't sure if it'd be too short!


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