Sunday, 24 March 2013

I met Ephemeral Sheila!

Not only did I meet blogger Sheila of Ephemera, but I met her dashing partner L as well. AND...we ate a lot and we laughed and we imbibed coffee and cocktails. Bwa-ha-ha. This is the meeting that made Friday "special." (ed. note: I wrote this up yesterday and am posting today - you'll note that some of these photos are on Sheila's blog as well. Great minds, great minds...)

  
Sheila was grabbing my bum in this shot. Obviously I liked it... Isn't she SPECTACULAR?

Except for stumbling across materfamilias hurriedly when we were both up to our eyeballs in pressing engagements, this is my first official blogger meet-up. What a treat! 

For me, blogs are like TV shows, so seeing a blogger in real life is like meeting a celebrity - it leaves me starstruck and googly-eyed. I didn't bring my autograph book (well, I don't have one - does anyone anymore?) but I was tempted.

Sheila was even more dazzling in real life than she appears in ephemera, hard as that may be to imagine. She wore a beaded floaty tunic-dress with trousers under a zesty tangerine trench coat. Her starlet hair was a glowing halo and her vivid violet glasses accented her brilliant all-seeing eyes. In short, she was a Sparkling Mass of Energy (SMOE).


L was brilliant as well in his Smoking Lily T, newsboy hat, round blue spectacles, jeans, and coat with thread bits hanging down in a cool way and metallic silver detailing. I included a photo of the couple in my street style blog here but if you want a really good gander at what she's wearing, you must check her post.

Spookily, we were all wearing square-toed shoes and Sheila and I were both wearing tangerine. Neener neener (space music sound effects...).

Details of what I wore: 
  • yet ANOTHER Groggy coat, thrifted, same outing as last two
  • striped pants by Talbots, thrifted
  • jacquard vest, thrifted
  • men's tie, thrifted
  • tuxedo shirt, thrifted
  • heart bag, thrifted
  • beret and belt, thrifted
  • ankle boots, retail long ago 
I must confess, the outfit I had on danced around the limits of my sartorial expression, but it's always a good thing to experiment, to push boundaries - they're only clothes. This was my last-minute outfit, Plan B; it was too cold for Plan A. Miz Bagg of course thought the ensemble rather dull - she's so demanding! This Pucci-on-Louis-Vuitton-checks-on-acid, Muppet Massacre Groggy coat needs a little vacation now.

This outing definitely counted as a perk of blogging. Sheila and L are immensely engaging artistic souls, sharp of wit and dress, and brimming with writing/art/music talent. No better way to spend a holiday Friday than over a hearty brunch with coffee and a cocktail chaser, with two warm-hearted people. Thanks, Sheila and L, for a memorable outing. Happy anniversary!

I'm including that first photo of Sheila and me in Visible Monday hosted by the indefatigable Patti, whose generous hosting at Not Dead Yet Style is so deeply appreciated. I'll see you there! I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend.

  

50 comments:

  1. Eek! This is just too much fabulousness. There are sparks coming off the computer screen!

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  2. yay meeting up in real life - definitely a cool thing about blogging. Loving the tangerine-ness and the squared toe coincidence. happy days. x

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  3. Oh, wow, yes! Lucky three of you to meet up like this!! I do feel the same about my fellow bloggers - they're like movie stars, only better. You all look smashing. Thanks for sharing these pics with Visible Monday. xoxoxo

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  4. So jealous of this meet-up! I think my brain might have exploded with all the awesomeness being concentrated in one spot. I agree with you about blogs:television. I get antsy without my people postin'!

    Anyway, super glad you all got the chance to meet up. Sheila is a lovely lady, and one of my favorite people on the planet. Uber thrilled she got to meet one of my favorite bloggers as well.

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  5. You both look spectacular! Meeting other bloggers for realz is definitely one of the best perqs of this blogging gig.

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  6. Another crazy coat! You both look awesome

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  7. I love meeting bloggers and would have loved to meet you both!

    I have met Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Serene of The elegant Bohemian. I feel I MUST have more than just a cyber relationship with my blogger friends.

    Love both outfits too~

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  8. You two look amazing! What a fun meet-up!! I adore Logan's look as well.
    Becky :)

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  9. Lol, you included the "this is my boob" shot!

    I'm awed by your air of celebrity as well, Melanie - it was such a thrill to meet someone as fabulous as yourself. L was totally impressed by you (he was a little nervous you'd be some internet weirdo, hee hee).

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  10. I heard the flapping of countless angel wings as they flew over Oregon on their way to Vancouver on Friday - now I know where they were going. Meeting fellow bloggers is something I still have to look forward to - what a treat! Sheila had some fabulous pictures of your gorgeous waistcoat! I think you looked marvelous, more dapper than the dappiest dapper in Daptown. And another Groggy coat, too! I'm so glad you're all wearing square toes, because I've thrifted a couple pairs of square-toes shoes, and I didn't want to be the only square around. Thank god I'm in good company.

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  11. Very envious of your meetup with each other - you're both superstars in my book! You look like you had so much fun. I'm not sure what groggy means, but if it means smashing, that that's you!

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  12. You have such fabulous coats! I have missed your posts lately somehow so I am catching up. The mixed patterns in Thursday's post are great. I wish I had your fashion flair.

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  14. I don't think I'll ever get over the fabulousness of the Muppet Massacre Groggy coat. :D I so enjoy this outfit; I'm feeling a 30's Katharine Hepburn vibe. It's wonderful. Diggin' the hey outta the striped pants w/ the polka dot tie. Gorgeous!

    How awesome to be able to meet a fellow blogger friend! I imagine it's terribly exciting; I feel like I'd be starstruck myself! lol

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  15. yay that's the special surprise!!!!! Fabulous!!!! It is just amazing meeting a fellow blogger!!!!!
    Look at just how fabulous you both are, and a very dapper gentleman to boot.
    yay yay yay, it's all about great style and tangerine shoes.
    Love V

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  16. I adore that Scottish muppet coat, and those trousers make me want to rush to the fabric shop and buy that fabric, even though I know they won't have it!

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  17. OMG!!!! I'm so damned excited I just peed myself! First Shelley and Amber, now you and Sheila!!! Faaaaark ME!
    YOU are a Goddess of Splendour, and the thought, mere thought of meeting you makes me a little teary.
    I wanna come play too!
    XXX

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  18. How fabulous the two of you meeting, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so jealous.
    happy Monday, dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  19. wouuuaaa, double fabulousnes, both of you look awesome!, lovely meeting!!, I would love to have such amazing meetings like that!!
    and you look gorgeous, love everything you're wearing head to toe, that pretty beret, colorful coat, striped pants and floral vest, everything is fabulous!
    besos

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  20. "Sheila was grabbing my bum in this shot. Obviously I liked it..." hahahaha I love this blog so much! It's so much fun reading it! =)

    smiley-clara.blogspot.com

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  21. hey you both look brill! love the red and orange touches to your outfit and that coat kills me. you are an inspiration and yep reading your blog always has me laughing my head off! x

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  22. So cool! You all look amazing and it sure looks like you had a fabulous time!, bum grabbing and all! Xo

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  23. I do love a blog meet! I can't blame Sheila for pinching your bum, I don't think I could have resisted either! x

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  24. So green-eyed jeaslous here that y'all got to meet!! Everyone looks like Rock-stars and the checkered Muppet-pelt coat is just fabulous!!

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  25. So green-eyed jeaslous here that y'all got to meet!! Everyone looks like Rock-stars and the checkered Muppet-pelt coat is just fabulous!!

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  26. Too much fabulosity in one day!!! OMG!!! " Like movie stars, only better" is so, so true!! I'm definitely coming to the Pacific NW this summer, since I have family in Portland OR, and I'm fantasizing about meeting all these 6-degrees-of-separation bloggers. I'm going to put out an APB when i know the actual date, and we'll see what happens! I adore your outfit, done perfectly!! Sheila and her sweetie look fab as well.

    Love you so much!!

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  27. Fantastic! I do love it when bloggers meet up.
    You all look utterly wondrous.
    xxxxxx

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  28. You lucky dog! Looks like so much fun. It's one of my dreams to do this more with some of my local blogging friends. Love your coat!

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  29. How gorgeous the three of you look in your outfits, ready for prime time! You, Sheila and Logan couldn't look happier in each other's company! I couldn't agree more that blogger meetings exceed all expectations. After all, I spent time with Shelley just over a week ago!

    Off to check Sheila's blog and learn more about this great adventure.

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  30. Aren't you both SPECTACULAR??? All three. I love your outfit to bits. Excellent boundary pushing - just shove that boundary to the side I say!

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  31. Having spent time with both Amber and Judith in the last month, I can say with no reservations that BLOGGER MEETUPS are AWESOME!! The three of you must have stunned anyone passing by with your sartorial splendiferousness. How wonderful that you met Sheila - she has such sass!

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  32. Simply brilliant Melanie! Whoever chose to angelically pass these awesome coats on to you is to be applauded. That, your bag and beret, and your dotty tie make me smile! Looks like you and Sheila had a smokin' good time...oh and Logan too.

    Sue

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  33. I'd love to have a blogger meet-up, it sounds pretty exciting and I'm sure that it would end up being the meeting of my life, I have so much more in common with any of my blogger friends that with people I know in real life (that's sad but true!).
    Anyway I'm too faraway from anyone, but if for any reason you are coming to Italy I'll be glad to meet you!
    You and Sheila look both spectacular and your Sesame street massacre furs always enlightened any outfit!
    Have a wonderful week!
    xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  34. Love the stripped pants, the beret and your purse! :)

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  35. FAN-bloomin'TASTIC!! Ain't it great to meet up with people you admire? If I were to pay a visit to Vancouver, we would definately have to meet! As it is, we shall have to be "soul sisters" from either side of the Atlantic.

    Much love from England,
    the transplanted Canadian,
    Rosemary of www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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  36. I disbelieve that you actually have sartorial boundaries. All mine seem to be mostly composed of a fog-like substance which yields as I enter them. Gloves for instance. Not so scary this year as they were last year.

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  37. Wow. ZAHZ! Bloggy friends are better than celebs to me. I would be dizzy if I met you or Sheila- and I have no doubt she is even more amazing in person- that's how I felt about Krista, Helga and Joni!

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  38. I love that feeling right before you meet one of us, and then BAM, it's grand! This looks like a really great time and you are all dressed so cool! Melanie that jacket is the best thing in your closet, I am crushing on it hard along with the heart purse I am weeping at how awesome this outfit is!!!!!
    xxoo

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  39. I'm so glad to know you feel all autograpy when you meet other bloggers ... me too! You two are among my rock-star fave bloggers.
    So glad you had fun!

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  40. Oh my favourite bloggers are definitely like celebs to me! I have had a blast every time I have met up with other bloggers, so I know you will have had a great time with Sheila. Of course she grabbed your arse - who wouldn't?
    Love your 1920s gangster chic meets the Muppets outfit. YOU are a celeb, darling. Please dance close to the sartorial edge for ever! xxxx

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  41. You both look fantastic! Seems you had a great time together.

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  42. tOO cOOL. I love it when bloggers meet. It's like wait, what's going on?! Her picture's in the wrong place...no, two stars have just collided! woo-hoo. And you all look fabulous, of course. I wanna do it too. I said to my true love just the other day, Wanna take a road trip to meet all the bloggers in my hood? He's like sure, why not? I'll just hang out at the cafe and drink coffee. His parents and he used to live in Thunder Bay, Canada, his sister still does.

    Anyway I must go over and see Sheila now, we've never met before.

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  43. Holy amazingballs - what spectacularly marvellous FUN! YOU! And Sheila! And her gorgeous man! And YOUR INCREDIBLE MUPPET COAT! I could DIE HAPPY in that coat.

    You are absolutely exquisite, Miz Bagg. As always!

    Sarah xxx

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  44. Ye gads you have a second entirely amazing playing-an-extra-in-Sesame Street coat.
    I do love the way that blogging puts people in contact not just in a virtual world, but sometimes in the real one too. I've been fortunate to meet some wonderful fellow bloggers face to face and it has always been with great excitement and a sense of adventure.

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  45. How great that you and Sheila met up, doubtless you ladies were the talk of the town in your amazing outfits! Those trousers of yours are making me drool with envy and I bet you were born in a beret Melanie, it looks so good on you. Looks like a really fun day out!

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  46. Your jacket is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  47. Sheila is awesome! Love seeing you two together!

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  48. Aaaack, I am so jealous!!! And I love the neaner neaner and space sounds. Made me laugh!! Those pictures are awesome!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  49. what would you call such awesomeness collectively....a clutch of awesome.... a style-sparkle of awesome! wondrously alive people together....simply awesome x

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