Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Shoes. And Live Sheep Trade.

 Behold the Magnificence of my lovely new pink Louboutins from Jean Brown. The colour is called fuxia which I 'spose means fuchsia. I luff them. 
 Jean brown had lots of fabulous YSL clutches too. You know my views on a YSL clutch.

I am not the only one who loves the Red Phoenix Lemon Leo necklace. My very favourite at the moment.
 The FF Garden's produced 2 gardenias! Hooray.
And I give you a Boy and His Tree and his giant playpen fence arrangement:
I don't know about the rest of you but I needed a stiff drink to make it through Four Corners last night about the live sheep trade to Pakistan. Tens of thousand s of sheep were brutally killed and died slow painful deaths. The videos of the sheep being cruelly and barbarically treated and thrown live into pits on top of each other was hard to watch. The whole thing was medieval. I don't pretend to have the answers but I know that it's never been easier to contact our politicians.
Here are some links:
You can sign the petition to end live trade here
You can email Senator Joe Ludwig here
It's depressing- a shipment of Australian cattle are heading for the same place as I type. 
Happy Melbourne Cup Day People.
xxxxx

29 comments:

  1. I love that it's tomorrow already where you are. We're still on bonfire night here. It's always fascinated me since I was a small child (long time ago)! I love the Louboutins sick. Or is that luff? I told my 16 year old daughter about your tree and the concept of a retail Christmas. She has now made me spend a small fortune on decorations, sing Christmas songs and watch a Christmas film so thanks!

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  2. pink louboutins have always been my dream...well done on securing a pair. I liked the leopard ones you showed yesterday too. So many nice things, so little time.

    I didn't watch Four Corners but I remember when I first read about live trading I was shocked that it still happened. Hopefully 4C actions some change.

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  3. shoes are gorgeous!
    baby is adorable!

    so sad about the sheep and cattle and chickens. here in the usa it is a barbaric system too.

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  4. I couldn't stomach most of that Four Corners report. I wussed out and had to change the channel.

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  5. I need a stiff drink after reading about it. Barbaric.

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  6. Love your new shoes FF. They were clearly made for you.
    I love how you keep us all up to date on the latest fashions, but can also make everyone so aware of the atrocities happening around the traps. I couldn't watch that show for the life of me, a couple of still shots told me that. I have signed the petition and shared it on facebook. I just get so angry! Thank you so much for bringing it to people's attention xx

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  7. FF,
    I'm trying to keep a stiff upper lip despite current conditions here in NJ. The sight of those shoes definitely helps.

    We had a small earthquake (I'm not even kidding!) this morning and we're expecting another storm for Wednesday.

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    1. Dear Sheri,
      You are in our thoughts. Know that we wish you safety and that everyone stays well.
      B. x

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  8. I have my first gardenia on my desk today. The office smells beautiful and exciting, just like Christmas is coming!

    Meg in St L

    p.s. what model of Dyson vac do you now have??

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  9. Sounds horrid about the sheep. So sad.

    On a lighter note, those shoes are the bomb, as they used to say last decade. I will have to live vicariously through you because I could barely stand, let alone walk, in a heel that high. Plus, I would probably hit my head on something anyway.

    Great idea you have with the Holiday Tree blockade!

    xo, A

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  10. The whole thing is a disgrace. Couldn't get through another episode after last year's. The good news is the awareness these days and as you say, how easy it is to put the pressure on the politicians. I drove past my neighbour's little lambs today and thought how lucky they are grazing away with not a care in the world. The whole thing makes me want to cry.

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  11. So sad to see people focused on only their own good ....all life has value and needs to be treated with love ...Hope the 4corners airing it brings some reform .

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  12. Dear FF,
    You know I love those shoes sick, the colour, the height, the loveliness.
    Obviously baby FF is a serious style contender loving the Red Phoenix, it's totally gorgeous.
    You will be thrilled to know that we have just put up the Tree. Only one home sick still so I had a helper. This is a new tree and its seriously beautiful. Our last tree was purchased when No.1 child was born and we needed an update. Will focus on the decorations tomorrow I think. It's so cheery. Baby FF looks so cute looking at yours.
    I'm totally beyond horrified at the treatment shown on Four Corners. I've always believed that people who mistreat animals have seriously something to answer for. It says so much about lack of respect, care, concern for our fellow beings. There is no need for it, none. On a side note on my cousins farm he has sheep that loose their own wool, no shearing, it just comes off and they had nearly all black sheep born recently - 11/10 on the cuteness factor.
    Have a lovely day,
    B. x

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  13. I have to say Master FF looks pretty determined to find the hidden entry to the compound.
    Emily

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  14. LOVE the shoes. But I would be too tall in them (plus my bad knee would hate me), still I can look, so pretty.

    Live exports are not good. If you ask me aside from the horrifying cruelty, we are selling ourselves short. We should process the meat and get the markup. I think the government should be investing in turning more of our raw products into value added products throughout the economy, but they are too short sighted to put that kind of investment in.

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  15. I DIE for those CL's FF!! and the tree looks as wonderful as always xxxxxxx

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  16. Look at his cute ringlets...

    And now, I ask you, HOW do you walk in those shoes?

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    1. I don't think those shoes are made for walking! Some shoes are just for sitting and admiring.
      Love the ringlets too-more superior hair!
      Renie xx

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  17. Good work on the Louboutins. I am just about to bust out my similarly coloured CL clacky mules. Bring on the sunshine.

    Live animal export is such a terrible situation for all concerned. It must be awful for the farmers here in Australia knowing that they can have the most excellent standards of animal husbandry here, and yet their animals can be subjected to absolutely horrific cruelty just a continent over. I don't know what the answer is to the problem, but I do know that I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing that my animals may be subject to the same fate.

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  18. Those shoes are stunning....as soon as I type this I'm flitting over to JB for a look! I took my children to the Ban Live Animal Export Rally in Hobart not so long ago....it bought tears to my eyes because of the cruelty and because there were so few people there. We all signed the petition....even my five year old who can barely write his name. Rx

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  19. Pretty shoes. I hadn't heard about Four Corners and I would have needed Thorazine to watch it. I don't eat meat, and if none of us did, there wouldn't be a market of their meat. Horrific. I need a couple of drinks now just reading about it. The human race can be so brutally cruel it saddens me.

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  20. I couldn't watch the four corners report, it was too much. I'm still scarred from the cattle live trade episode last year. The slightest sniff of animal cruelty makes me want to cry, or worse, lash back at the perpetuators. The see how you would like it approach.

    On a happier note, those Lou's are amazing. Fuxia. That's pretty hip.

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  21. I love the shot of baby's paw on your necklace. Gardenias remind me of Summer and Christmas and my Nana's house. Love them!

    You were brave sitting through the story on the live animal trade. So important for us to be informed so we can demand change.
    xx

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  22. Wow Baby FF is so big now, he's a proper little boy. Would love some YSL in my life.

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  23. Loving those shoes. Absolutely gorgeous. Planning to visit Paris with my darling daughter in April and I know that we are visiting Mr L's store woo hoo.Judy xx

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  24. My awe of you has increased 10 fold. How DO you walk in heels that high? Stunning and impressive!
    x KL

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  25. My awe of you has increased 10 fold. How DO you walk in heels that high? Stunning and impressive!
    x KL

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  26. I couldnt sit thourgh 4 Corners the other night like many others. I understand that farmers dont want thier animals treated like this either. After that cattle incident last year now this what a mess! (for want of a word I shouldnt put here)

    The picture of wistful baby FF made me wistful !

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  27. Thank you just used both of the links you supplied and I like you was distressed and upset by the programme.

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