Monday, February 02, 2009

One for the girls and all glove fetishists everywhere (they've arrived and they are beautiful)

I've always had a thing about shoes and gloves. In fact when I was young I got into a bit of trouble involving a pair of elbow length cream suede gloves - I could tell you the story but then you might think badly of me and that would never do. Anyway...I've just ordered these lovely blue gloves and they even come in my hand size (surely that was a sign) which is 6.5 and quite hard to get - usually nice leather gloves start at a 7.

If you look at this wonderful site where I found them you will be able to appreciate what a hard choice I had. However, these are the same colour as an Ollie and Nic bag that I have so it was no contest really.

Now doesn't this make a nice change from all the educational stuff. It does for me anyway.


Steve said...

They do I admit look very stylish and dashing. Are you getting the scarf and the open topped jalopy to match? ;-)

Mama said...

Those gloves are indeed stylish. I am intrigued about the elbow length cream suede ones. I don't have a glove fetish but have to say I do like looking at all those beautiful opera gloves, Kathy.

marc aurel said...

You remind me of the sexiest scene from a movie in the last twenty years. The scene when Daniel Day Lewis unbuttons Michelle Pfeiffer's glove in "The Age of Innocence"

Lulu LaBonne said...

My dear you must be the chicest thing in tout la France - gorgeous

I have some delicious black ones with multi-coloured fillets between the fingers.

Lane said...

Gosh, very swish. Love the colours. They look most Spring like:-)

lady jicky said...

Oh Ms Fancy - they are fabulous! I can see you walking your pups in the snow with your blue and yellow gloves flashing by in the park!

I see what you mean - what to choose , what to choose! Oh that site!

Troy said...

I'm not sure that I've a glove fetish but I do love the expression "walking your pups in the snow" in the comment above - so full of meaning ;-)

nikkicrumpet said...

Very fine looking gloves...I never wear them myself...for some weird reason they always make my fingers feel colder!

lakeviewer said...

It was good of you to stop by and visit my blog. Enjoy Venice. The suggestions have been quite useful when I visited Venice. May should be a fabulous month. What else are you visiting?

LadyFi said...

Very stylish gloves! Hope they are warm too - are they wool or fleece lined?

Do tell us the story of the cream gloves... we'll only think badly of you if you don't tell us! ;-)

Henry the Dog said...

Mum's drooling and she loves that site. She's a glove fiend too, because she has this problem that makes her fingers white, so she has to wear them all the time. Hence, she has quite a few pairs, but none as bright as those. Now she's thinking perhaps she should be more adventurous. She says you have TEENY WEENY hands. Mum's the opposite - she takes a size 8. (Henry yawns) I'm finding all this rather boring. Sorry girlies, but can't we talk about something more macho or doggy???

French Fancy said...

Steve - I wouldn't suit that sort of Martini lifestyle - hair streaming back in a convertible type of thing. We've tried it - my hair stuck up like I'd had a shock and I got loads of dust in my lenses.

Mama - those opera length gloves on that site are gorgeous. My glove 'incident' was when I was young and silly and a bit 'not in the real world' after a party.

marc- I used to have many pairs of gloves such as those you describe. My paternal grandmother was a 'glovie' as well - maybe it's genetic.I inherited about 20 pairs of long buttoned gloves from her and I duly appeared in her long lace dresses and gloves when I went to parties and festivals. Those were the days.

Lulu - when you are 5'3" and round then the word chic is never applied :). I wear mostly black and I like to have touches of bright colour with my Rocket Dogs. gloves and bags. I know the finger colour ones you describe - they (in black suede) are on the site I linked to and in fact I went on about them in great detail yesterday in the hope that Mr FF would get the hint (don't forget I'm a 6.5)

Lane - they're for now, in the winter weather, although when I was at my 'gloviest' I used to wear lace ones in the summer (not that I went to extremes or anything).

ladyj - isn't that site gorgeous. I just found it by chance yesterday when googling electric blue gloves. Lucky me for finding it. Now I have to resist after this one pair although I did find 11 pairs I fancied.

Troy - you are one mucky man - in a good way :)

nikki - I couldn't imagine life without gloves although I sort of know what you mean, that cold slither as you slip them on.

lakeviewer - we're just intending to go to Venice. Because we are already in Europe we don't really have to do the 'many countries in a week' scenario - it's easy for us to get about. I've been there a few times but it will be our first time there together.

LadyFi - I emailed the site and they are silk-lined. I hope they are not too gauntlet-like though; I prefer gloves like a second skin.

The cream gloves, well, it was not my finest hour and involved the law.

Henry - oh good I've got a glove twin. I have teeny feet and teeny hands and then I just expandeverywhere else. Dainty I am not.

Tell mum to splash out on some vivid gloves - the spotty ones are superb. I almost wish I hadn't found it to be honest. I know it might seem a bit like Marie Antoinette during the crisis but I do get paid by Mr FF for doing some bits of work for him now and then and I choose to spend my earnings on the OU and frippery.

Henry the Dog said...

"I know it might seem a bit like Marie Antoinette during the crisis ..."

(Henry & mum laughing their socks off) Now that is GREAT. Me and mum love that. FFancy, one has to have a bit of frippery from time to time. As I said before "bollocks" to the CMunch. xxxxxxxx

Henry the Dog said...

PS: Mum's onto episode 5 now of The Wire (1st season) and she's totally hooked.

Brother Tobias said...

Small hands and small feet - sign of noble breeding.

French Fancy said...

Henry - yeh, frippery rules.

Glad she is enjoying the Wire - it's a big responsibility when someone buys something on one's recommendation. You'd never know Stringer Bell and McNulty were Brits, would you?.

BroTob - and the big arse is a sign of ????


Henry the Dog said...

They're brits???? Wow, mum's astonished & so is Uncle Hugh!!

Henry the Dog said...

Got to get in here to Brother Tobias - my mum must be a right pleb then:)

FFancy - (Henry & mum laughing again at your response to Bro Tob)xxx

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Very, very chic - I once had a beautiful suede pair, almost the lilac of your blog - I was going to live a decadent life in them - Ladies that lunch, kind of thing - Until I left one of them in the back window of a car, so it faded to a washed out colour, and I could never bring myself to wear them again...

So sad... p.s. Keep those lovely cobalt ones in tissue so the same thing does not happen to FF!

Jennysmith said...

They are so beautiful and sophisticated. They really are so you xxxxxx

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Brother Tobias said...

Good living, and better things to come, Fancy.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful gloves! I love the color you selected and the little detail. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Yes, utterly cool and desirable.
How do you find out your glove size rather than just s, m or L?

French Fancy said...

Henry - aren't Stringer and McNulty and Bubs and Omar brilliant characters. I'm so glad you are enjoying it - are you watching with subtitles? We found we had to first time round.

AWONI - lilas suede gloves (drool). What a shame about the fading. I bet you were devastated. With my 'special' things I am actually very careful and put them in boxes - it's a bit of a standing joke my boxes and boxes of things, not to mention carrier bags galore.

jenny - that's just what Mr FF's ma said when I sent her the link. Not the beautiful and sophisticated bit - haha, not me at all - but the thing about them being 'so me.

BroTob - Good living eh? Too many biscuits is more like it :), although I've not had one for ten days now

Cynthia - they are glorious aren't they. They are also en route.

Elizabeth - years and years ago I recall an assistant in Selfridges measuring my hands with some instrument. The gloves that are sized 'small' are always too big in the fingers for me - I hate that flappy bit at the top. I like them to fit exactly.

French Fancy said...

I realise by alluding to my incident with the law and a pair of gloves you might all think I stole a pair from someone. Not at all - here is a brief explanation of what happened...

I was about 22 and very silly and usually a bit out of it at parties. A few of us had left a party and were larking about in the street when I noticed a pair of long gloves in a shop window and rather took a fancy to them. One of the boys I was with smashed the shop window and took them for me -I know, it was wrong - of course I realise that in retrospect. What happened next was that an off-duty policeman was crossing the road and he arrested us all.

I was an accessory after the fact or something like that, as were two other guys. The guy who broke the window had another charge, I forget exactly what it was.

My parents needless to say were devastated and one of our neighbours was quite a hotshot barrister who duly recommended a very good solicitor to represent me in court (yes, I had to go to court). Talk about overkill though - my chap was Flair Personified and I got off with an absolute discharge whilst the other two standbyers got a conditional discharge and the boy who broke the window got community service.

Thus was my career as a criminal bought to a halt.

French Fancy said...

or even *brought* to a halt. My parents never went on about the incident again, too shocked I guess, but it was a wake-up call to me. Actually the chap who broke the window died a few years later from a drug overdose. I'd lost touch with him and had heard from friends that he'd gone down a bad path. I never went to his funeral and that seemed to upset a lot of people - we'd been boyfriend/girlfriend at the time of the gloves incident but after that I could see that he was beginning to get a bit too out-of it

Blu said...

Oh la posh and elegant, I bet you look the bees knees. I am afraid I am a fingerless woolly glove person embarrasing.

Sad about the guy loosing his way in life.

LadyFi said...

Wow.. thanks for sharing your story about the cream gloves and the law. Lucky you were stopped in your tracks by that scary incident.

French Fancy said...

Blu - I'm so not elegant but maybe a bit posh (not really, I'm being silly). Yes, it was very sad about the chap - so handsome and funny and popular, but it all went wrong for him.

LadyFi - I was silly being mysterious - I should just have told the story straight away.

cheshire wife said...

I am a sucker for anything blue!

Mama said...

Hi FF, That did sound like a scary incident for you and the young lad, my parents would have done the same thing. I hate to hear when young people lose their way, I guess some never get that wake up call.

I am totally all of a dither over this dinner, luckily Vanni is calm. The thing is our friends who have been married for 25 years, well the lady half is such an excellent cook. I have my trusty Nick Nairn's top 100 Salmon recipes though so fingers crossed. I know they love Salmon and I will make sure the bubbly flows before we eat, I know they will think my table is a bit OTT but I will edit it a bit. bbfn, Kathy.

Mama said...

Talking of Chemistry and Grades, have you seen this email thats doing the rounds, I thought it was quite funny.

I post it here so as to not clog up your current post and I could not see an email for you, must start the cooking now or it will be Chinese take-away tonight.

The following is an actual question given on a University of
> Washington chemistry mid term.
> The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared
> it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now
> have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :
> Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic
> (absorbs heat)?
> Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law
> (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some
> variant.
> One student, however, wrote the following:
> First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we
> need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate
> at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once
> a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are
> leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the
> different religions that exist in the world today.
> Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their
> religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these
> religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we
> can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as
> they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase
> exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in
> Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and
> pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand
> proportionately as souls are added.
> This gives two possibilities:
> 1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls
> enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
> until all Hell breaks loose.
> 2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in
> Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes
> over.
> So which is it?
> If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman
> year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,'
> and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then
> number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic
> and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that
> since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any
> more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby
> proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last
> night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'

willow said...

Lovely gloves! I have a thing for shoes, hats, gloves and scarves...oh, and handbags!

French Fancy said...

cheshire wife - I also have love of the 'blue'

Mama - I've got the Nick Nairn salmon cookbook as well - which recipe did you pick? I bet it was all delish and went smooth as anything. I also didn't think your table was OTT - it looked beautiful.

Thanks for that 'student paper' joke - I had seen it and am not really sure it is true. Did you know that Marianne Faithfull story about the Mars Bar was an urban myth as well - I'd believed it for years!

willow - oh yes, handbags definitely feature with me as well. In a way I wish I'd not found this glove site though as there are such beautiful styles that I am coveting quite a few pairs.

Mama said...

Hi again Julie, We had a great time, plenty of drink was had by all, more than a bit delicate on Sun Morn. We went with Seared Medallions of Salmon with Hot pepper Marmalade, that Marmalade is soooooo delicious. (I think they were impressed). Our other fav (we make qite often) is the Salmon baked in Filo with Spinach and Feta. We are working our way through the book (maybe I should blog it, not quite the French Laundry, but hey IMHO Nick's just as good as Tommy Keller). I believed the Student paper and believed Mick J spent time in Wormood scrubbs for that Mar's bar incident.
Will have to listen to some more of the Killers albums, wonder if Hayley is going to O2, off to Itunes right now, Kathy.

French Fancy said...

Have you got his chicken book as well, that's quite a good one too.


Anonymous said...

I like the story about the ex bf glove thief.

Btw, for a pic to be for glove fetishists they usually have to be worn. *winks*

Ann said...

Thank you FF, I have been catching up on your blogs, found the fashion one, loved your gloves, you love blue, I love green, went to the site, fell in love, and had to have, the olive green gloves, been looking for a green pair for ages, since I lost one of them in New York.

French Fancy said...

Anon - for my next pair - and I have bought another pair - I'll model them

ann - we share the Glove Love. Kindred spirits I think.

Ann said...

Kindred spirits I think.

Oh yes indeed FF.