Thursday, April 2, 2009

New and Possibly Improved

Café regulars with an eye for detail may notice that I've had a little work done, and as a result look a great deal less like faded 30s diva Kay Francis and a great deal more like this Portrait of a Man by the suavely cosmopolitan French painter, patron, and general bon vivant Gustave Caillebotte.

No special reason for this avatar-update, although I do admit to a certain creeping gender dysmorphia (well, more than usual) as a result of several years of hiding behind the blasé face of Miss Francis and thought it might be nice to present a public face to the world that at least slightly more closely approximated reality.

I have to admit, though, that while I may often look as quizzical as M. Caillebotte's gentleman friend, I may not be, at least on an ongoing basis, quite as intimidatingly dapper.

I had thought of opening the New Look for a competition, or at least a vote on a selection of possibilities, but at the moment I think it far more important to solve the great question of just what that was that Constance Bennett thought appropriate to wear to a family wedding. Vote early and often!

11 comments:

  1. Your avatar and mine should get together!

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  2. Absinthe on the terrace at La Coupole on Tuesday? It would be Beyond the Valley of the Ultra-Dapperness!

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  3. I'm spellbound! But I must say, that monsieur in potrait est magnifique! tres magnifique!

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  4. I feel a "Fags of our Great Great Grandfathers" moment coming on.

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  5. Some people worry about the carpet and drapes matching, muscato's got the wallpaper and upholstery down.

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  6. ...and when I wear my matching dressing gown, I enjoy befuddling guests and houseboys with the floating head effect!

    But at the end of the day - it's any davenport in a storm...

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  7. please stop writing...PLEASE. your photograps and images are well chosen, but your diction and prose??? please stop!

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