Category Archives: Imaginary Friends

Alone on the Riviera

Alone on the Riviera

Sometimes a story idea needs to get out and stretch it’s feet as shown in the Polyvore vignette below. Who is this woman? Where is she on the Riviera? Why is she alone? And what exactly is, ‘tout est possible’ in her mind? But if ‘everything is possible’ then why is she alone on the Riviera?

Questions, questions and more questions. Did Jane Austen have these thoughts? Did she consider what they were wearing? She seldom mentions a characters mode of dress unless it is of the utmost importance. Did her characters tell her, ‘I must go to London’?

I have no answers but I suspect that eventually this woman of the grey dress, Hermes watch, fabulous shoes and bag and not to be forgotten sexy swimsuit will make her thoughts and wishes known to me!

Alone on the Riviera

 

 

An Italian Sleuth

An Italian Sleuth

We all have an inner story to tell or two or three or more…in this case one of the imaginary friends insisted, no demanded that she was an Italian Sleuth traveling across the continent finding lost belongings, uncovering acts of betrayal all while doing it in high style.
The truth is that if you riled her up enough Letizia could easily be Letty from South Carolina but no matter, kudos to her for taking a chance and becoming something more, something bigger than a felon on the run from the law, a poor choice in lovers or…who knows? Who cares? Letizia definitely has great style.
A Fool for Love?

A Fool for Love?

“He was the love of her life, no wait; he is the love of her life.”

That’s better. Even if he had given up on them she had not. She was convinced that they were meant to be together, forever. Maybe, just maybe there was an element of revenge in her plan…

Lurid Details, a novel of love lost, love battled and love regained?

Lurid Details

How many books and movies are there where the heroine has lost the love of her life and works on getting him back? Dozens, hundreds, thousands…In the spirit of this heroine here are a few of our favorite movies:

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French Kiss is one of our all time favorite Meg Ryan movies. Some how or another she manages to make her quest to get back her former fiance a man who has abandoned her for another woman look strong and not in the least bit pathetic. It’s one of those movies where you can turn a channel find it playing and start watching at any point in the story. Ms. Ryan delivers in a performance that is quintessentially her. She comes across as strong, not needy. It doesn’t hurt that the movie is filmed in Paris, the French countryside and be still my heart the French Riviera. And Kevin Kline is wonderful as the French thief who helps her.

Addicted to Love is on the opposite end of the spectrum from French Kiss in this movie Meg Ryan plays the part of a scorned woman who is out for revenge. It’s quirky at times and at other moments the perfect amount of dark humor. The addition of Matthew Broderick as the scorned man of the new woman in Ms. Ryan’s old lovers life is perfect. He is the light to Ms. Ryan’s dark.

In both Addicted to Love and French Kiss I found myself rooting for the different women; one who wants her man back and the other who wants revenge. Love is complicated, and simple and it brings out the best and the worst in us.

Priceless with the actress Audrey Tautou from Amelie and like Amelie this is a French movie with English subtitles but don’t let that stop you. The scenery is amazing as it is filmed in the south of France on the Mediterranean. And the fashion is to die for…Chanel, jewels. Quick overview Ms. Tautou plays the part of a young woman moving from sugar daddy to sugar daddy searching for the one man to set her up for life and along the way she has a fling with a bartender mistaking him for a young rich playboy.  The bartender is played by Gad Elmaleh. Mr. Elmaleh is the thrown over lover who chases after Ms. Tautou desperately trying to claim her love. The movie flies by without you noticing that you have been reading subtitles the entire time. Watch the trailer:

Writers Block, Imaginary Friends & Style

Writers Block, Imaginary Friends & Style

What do you do when your imaginary friends stop talking to you? Or when you have too many imaginary friends all silently or not so silently waiting their turn to speak? In our case we do something visual; color like a boss or turn to Polyvore.com. Polyvore is our not at all secret addiction. A place to build all of those outfits you want but can’t own; would never wear; a place to try on new personas, which is similar to creating new characters.

Cozy comfort for writer's block

I like the casualness yet chicness of this outfit we created. The vignette speaks of someone hunkered down in a chilly attic writing in a leather bound book; doing it old school, no laptop and definitely no typewriter. Her name is Diana. She writes in the attic by candle light but uses pricey, scented candles, you know the kind that are ridiculously expensive but oh so delicious to smell. Like the one below from diptyque which fits the bill for expensive at ~$600.

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She channels the witch’s story with her cool ring from Alexander McQueen. Don’t bother looking for it as it’s sold out. I found these on Amazon that seem equally as cool and won’t break the bank.

Our author is a mix of contradictions; she listens to country and drinks whiskey on the rocks; for this book. Next book she’ll switch it around; perhaps she will sit in a coffee shop, write on a laptop and sneak Bailey’s from a flask into her coffee. It all depends on what those imaginary friends tell her, that is if they’re ever back on speaking terms.