Thursday, February 13, 2014

It's not all about the medals, though they are nice...


Happy Thursday!


I admit to being an Olympic fan and have been enjoying these games, despite my initial ambiguity.

That said, I can't help but share the following tribute that Buzzfeed put up about Canada this morning:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/heartwarming-ways-canada-has-already-won-the-winter-olymp


Yes, we're Canada.  And yes, we like being nice....


Oh and completely off topic, I saw the Jason Wu/Hugo Boss show last night and swooned when I saw this:


I love him...

The clothes were good too, especially this dress:

Hugo Boss RTW Fall 2014


and this one:

Hugo Boss RTW Fall 2014


Now I just need a book launch to wear something like this to!

Have a great day!  Stay safe out there!

33 comments:

  1. Canadians have always been endearing. Take the chick out of the picture and I'll swoon too. Stay safe and warm and remember the booze may have to last a few days so drink responsibly. Oh, watched Enough Said las night. It was quite endearing also.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked that movie - I loved it!!! Okay - just pretend it's you, not Anna!

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  2. We watch the olympic games every night too! I am torn between rooting for The US or German teams,haha.
    The kaukasus is such a beautiful area,i would love to see it someday.

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  3. i have not watched the Olympics but am very happy with the Canadian showing. Nice dress but an author said the dress needs to stand out in a sea of black during the book launch. Not that you will have any problems with your personality shining like a beacon.

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  4. OH Sherlock.
    Am anxiously awaiting news of your tour. I need an excuse to wear some fripperies and finery, although, sadly not Hugo, Oscar or Jason...
    I would be happy to help you pick one out, however!

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    1. You are a good friend! No tour yet! Just started submitting to literary agents in the last week. so far, one has asked for the full manuscript, but it is quite a ride!

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    2. It only takes one!. I went to a speech at my son's school a few years back and listened to Dan Gutman, children's author extraordinaire. He showed us the first 100 rejections he received! I am crossing my fingers for you...

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  5. Dont you just love buzzfeed? I cant find the link but there was a buzzfeed thing about canadian graffiti and it was like - have a nice day! very sweet.

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    1. Ha! I'm surprised it didn't say "Excuse me, eh?"

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  6. OMG Benedict is so gorgeous!!
    No Olympics for me, but Canadians are lovely!
    You need to come over to Aus for a visit on your tour!

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    1. Ruth, I definitely will. I have cousins in NZ, so need to add Aus to the itinerary!

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  7. Lovely dresses indeed. Good luck with the book!

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    1. Thanks Jen! Would have to sell a LOT of books to afford a Boss dress!

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  8. Oh, that's good news about the manuscript Wendy - fingers crossed!

    I love this article, thanks for sharing it.

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  9. Thanks Wendy for not letting me miss this! Canada is showing us all what the Olympics should be about!

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    1. Yes, indeed. Both of my paternal grandparents were born in Canada to expat Americans. My great-great grandfather was the Damon Runyon of Canada for the first half of the 20th Century.

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    2. Oh you must tell - I am wracking brain!

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  11. Aw, I am so darn proud of the Canadian athletes - they are really putting on a class act!

    I love Sherlock too!!! You will get a kick out of this - he makes an appearance on Sesame Street.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7jS7X-2ggA

    This made me laugh out loud! So cute!

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  12. I loathe The Olympics and haven't seen a smidgeon of it but I love Benedict, he has such a strange yet mesmerising face and his interviews are great, he's good fun.

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    1. Oh too bad, we are having great fun watching them!

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  13. Hugo Boss is very popular here in Luxembourg... I have tried some clothes for woman and I have been disappointed by the quality. Now, they have several brands and may be I bought the cheap one... I also found that you really need to be a model to wear their clothes...

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    1. Steph, I have found you need to be a model to wear a LOT. Of clothes, sadly.... :-)

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  14. Congrats on getting a full manuscript request! Every little bit is something to be celebrated, I think.I guess from the pics above it looks like the midi-skirt will still be sticking around for a little while. A rather unfortunate style on me.

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    1. Thanks! Is quite a process - try to find lit agent, they try and find you a publisher.....

      I am with you on the length unless it is proportioned perfectly!

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  15. That boy's getting everywhere - and he can act his socks off as well.
    Crickey, is that Nuclear Wintour without sunglasses!!

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  16. Hi ,
    Hope your vday dinner was yummy! I have a question for you. Did you order the Campbell Capri in wave? If so did the fit well and was the color and pattern what you expected? Thought I remembered you chatting about them however I could have the wrong person in mind. Memories not what it used to be! Was thinking of ordering them during the sale. Thx Wendy

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    1. I did, but am sending them back. I ordered regular, but at 5'2", I really needed petite for it to swoosh at the bottom! my complaint is that they hit at a funny place in the waist and seem to want to accentuate my muffin top (!) so they are less flattering at the waist than the café capris, but I liked the way they hit at the bottom. They were a great print and when I am south I may go up a size and see what I think. I am worried that a size larger in the waist will make my bottom, thighs and hip swim. sigh... Hope that helps!!!!

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