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July 14, 2008

Happy Bastille Day Y’all!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Miss Plumcake @ 2:23 pm

When I was a little girl I went around telling my friends –in naturally important tones– that in France they had fireworks on my birthday and alluded to the possibility that I was some sort of very important personage who might have been brought to live in America until one day I could regain my rightful place in French aristocracy.Bastille Day Fireworks

Later I was disappointed to find out that it is far more likely that our beloved Frogophones are celebrating Bastille Day (which I SUPPOSE is MAYBE a little more important than my birthday) and NOT the hatching of a young woman who –if the Good Lord ever decides to provide her with a suitably ruinous divorce settlement– would do her best to singlehandedly support the French economy, one 90cm square of silk at a time.


To celebrate the first of what I’m sure will be many times I’m turning 29 I am going to wear head-to-toe French designers, eat as much chocolate mousse as I can decently shove down my gullet and then buy myself a new carré foulard because if I’m going to die old and alone with my dessicated ovaries rattling around in my abdomen like maracas, I’m damn well going to do it in Hermès.

La Tenue de Venarie

Les Bolides

Au Fil de la Soie


  1. Brilliant! I love your writing style.

    Comment by Miss Laura Mars — July 14, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

  2. Happy Birthday, Plumcake!!

    Miss Laura: I second that!

    Comment by teteatete — July 14, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

  3. Happy birthday! It’s my birthday too!

    Comment by Dr. Brazen Hussy — July 14, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

  4. Happy Birthday, Plumcake!

    Comment by mywhimsey — July 14, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

    Love the Hermes- eat mousse, drink Champagne and find thee a hot French Stud

    On lying about your age-
    Heres a little trick I learned, if people who have no business knowing have the audacity to ask you how old you are, add ten years to your age- I am 35, I look about 25, and when people ask me how old I am I simply say 45- I almost always get a “Damn You Look Good”

    Think about it, if you are 40 and telling people you are 25, people will wonder what wretched thing you did to look so old, but if you are 40 and tell people you are 50, they will want to know your secrets.

    Or just be happy and strong in your skin….

    Comment by Kimiks — July 14, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

  6. Happy Birthday, Plumcake! We are waiting for our tax rebate check to purchase our first Hermes: where is the damn thing, anyway? We are so excited, and especially liked the first scarf pictured.

    Have an extra glass of champagne for the 29th.

    Comment by Mrs. Hendricks — July 14, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

  7. Happy Birthday, Plumcake!

    29? *gasp* But you write so young! LOL. Best of wishes on a happy Bastille/Birthday and may you have Hermes coming out of your ears.

    GOSH those scarves are stunning.

    Comment by Gabrielle — July 14, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

  8. Vroom, vroom, my dear. Vroom, vroom.

    Let’s have a party with some birthday gin.

    Comment by Leah — July 14, 2008 @ 8:06 pm

  9. I’m voting for the hunting scarf. The blue matches your (forever young and sparkling) eyes. Happy birthday, dear one.

    Comment by Style Spy — July 15, 2008 @ 12:06 am

  10. I was in France last year for the holiday, what a blast!

    Comment by Matthew Kimel — July 15, 2008 @ 2:11 am

  11. Party hard, Plumcake! Love your scarves.

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — July 15, 2008 @ 5:31 am

  12. As Bette Davis once said “There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” Turning 29 (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) is one of those times. Drink deeply and often. Happy birthday Plumcake!!

    Comment by gemdiva — July 15, 2008 @ 8:32 am

  13. Happy birthday, Plumcake! The sentiment, while late, comes with extra chocolate mousse to make up for it. Long may you wave!

    Comment by Twistie — July 15, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  14. A very happy birthday, Plumcake! May it be a year full of French designers, all on sale, just for you!

    Comment by La BellaDonna — July 16, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  15. Oh, j’aime bien le troisiemme carre foulard. Tres mignon! Et bon anniversaire!

    Comment by Christy — July 20, 2008 @ 11:44 pm

  16. Hello!,

    Comment by name — August 31, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

  17. Good day!,

    Comment by name — September 1, 2008 @ 12:03 am

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