Sophie and the Oil Portrait

There is no doubt that Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very well depicted in the art world. And there is no doubt that if you are lucky to own one of these animals, you know exactly why people feel the need to capture these animals on canvas. And while my family's lifestyle is not quite like the Malborough's below.... And my children's clothing doesn't look a thing like the The Three Eldest Children of Charles I. And I am not Lady Hamilton, and George Romney did not request to paint my portrait. However I do have the privilege of spending my days with Sophie, my very regal 8 year old Cavalier. After a friend told me about I decided to give it a try. I wasn't quite sure how an online oil painting order would turn out, and I have to say I was a bit skeptical. So for my birthday, I sent in this photograph: And 3 months later I received this painting in the mail. Still needs framing but I thought it turned out very nicely. Mission Accomplished. All images minus the last two are via Google image search.

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Have you all heard of Joules? I adore this British brand of baby + kids + adult clothing. Its a collection of polished outwear, cheeky wellies, and foxy sweaters (or jumpers as the Brits call them). I came across Joules while searching for a winter jacket for my daughter. Since it doesn't get too cold around here a mid-weight jacket is usually all that is needed and Joules does this all with an extra attention to detail in each piece. You can watch watch this video to get inspired. So many great pieces to Be-Joule yourself in!

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Mark Your Calendar: Isabel Marant for H&M

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