la moto et la fille

Chances are....

it's not the first time you've set eyes on these photos,

nor watched this advert

 titled ‘Gabrielle’ by director Joe Wright.

If I could be in one place

and be in one situation,


YOU see the architecture of your beloved Paris.

and you may just covet Keira

sporting a Chanel catsuit and boots.

 You see a gorgeous Frenchman in a well pressed shirt in this mix;

and you see a story

of a suave photographer

and his catsuit clad femme fatale.

HE'S making his move

speaking softly,

 caressing his subject.

Focusing his lens and his desires on his latest protégé.

As quickly as his back is turned,

she takes control,

slipping away without a mere word.

YOU are thinking of the interlude while 
I'm being romanced by the 

Not just any bike, a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport;

and certainly not just any helmet, the French made 'Belvedere' by

You see, there are many more miles to ride and many, many  more 
French men to conquer...

de rouler à nouveau

{go forth and ride responsibly}
protect yourself and the ones you LOVE

Happy Mother's Day 
to all the mom's.
Let us not forget the mother's of furry children on 4 legs!

Cheers my dears x

image credits;popoholic.com, adventure52.com, ateliersruby.com, vickybonine.com, hotcelebfun.com, persuitist.com, posterous.com, perfumeshrine.com, talkingmakeup.com, mimifroufrou.com, theglassmagazine.com. motorbikeacesss-legal.co.uk, katiechutzpah.blogspot, lucire.com,


Splendid Sass said...

Such a beautiful post! Love everything about it.
I hope that your Mother's Day is wonderful too.

Jg. for FatScribe said...

love these ducatti classics ... when i was a kid, i wanted the yamaha gp. classic bikes and pickups and dames never go out of style. deb, this post is very modern, yet timeless also. roman holiday meets paris. awesomeness.


James said...

OK I must admit in the second photo the bike was the second thing I noticed, but I did notice it.

SpryOnTheWall said...

Oh wow! Awesome post! That bike is gorgeous. Again, loving this post!! I hope you have one marvelous Mother's Day lady!!! xoxo

Karena said...

I love that commercial!! She is gorgeous and strong and the Ducatti!! Wow!



Art by Karena

Alexandra said...

ohhh i j'adore that ad. stealing the idea for a post. awesome pics. xo

Toad said...

You had me at "It's not the first time...."

debra@dustjacket said...

Gee that has fired me up...where's a bike and catsuit!

Love the bit about mum's to furry friends, I was thinking the same thing too.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Deb:
Such a very clever, imaginative and highly original post. We were, and are, totally captivated by these superb images and the 'story', your story, which you have woven through them. Brilliant. And Paris is, of course, always lovely making London, we feel, look somewhat down and grey.

Have a very happy day!

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I love this SO much. Awesome in every way... and the color too, it's ivory-peachy divine-ness. Deb, YOU are brilliant. I hope you get that '74 Ducati. Love to you and Happy Mother's Day! oxo

Francine Gardner said...

I just can see you, wild and sexy on the Ducati...
Happy mother's day, Francine

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Fun and stylish post Deb! Next life...........that catsuit, bike, and location are mine. Hope you are having the best Mother's Day. XO

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

As one of those mothers of the furry and four-legged... I salute you for another fabulous post!! Catsuits and motor bikes for all!!

DolceDreams said...

I always get so excited when I see a new post from you...and you never disappoint! Love this!And I love that you love the bike :)
Happy Happy Mother's Day, I hope that you have one of yours with you to pamper you today :)
And I Finally got around to House of Fifty and LOVE it, especially your article on Thank yous...fabulous!
Hugs and kisses from Vegas,

joanna said...

SMILES Happy Mothers Day to you,,, You made my day, now I can ride off with the south wind breeze at my back and enjoy the day.


LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Brooom-brooom Deb!
Watched it on youtube over & over...
Happy Mommie's Day to you!


Unknown said...

The helmet is what made me sit up and notice. What a fabulous design. Color matched to the catsuit, of course. You are the creative one....genius post.

carla said...

this is a wonderful, exciting and sexy post! my boyfriend owned a very cool ducati when i was about 20, so that would have been exactly 1974. i love this!

Barbara said...

Love this post. Of course, I was looking at the outfit, not the bike! :) You are so funny, Deb. Never knew you were bike-mad. (The helmet is truly smashing though. Might ride just to wear it.)

Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!

quintessence said...

And YOU are too funny!! Who knew you were enthralled with motorcycles??!! But who wouldn't love this fantasy. And don't you just love her bob?

La Dolfina said...

So fun!
I haven't seen it yet...
Hope your Mother's Day was good to you:)
I think even our kids are surprised that their first year is over already. Damn time flies.
Miss you Deb!

Renae Moore said...

You weave such an awesome tale! My sister has a Ducati (she doesn't know I know, I put 2+2 together with comments my niece made!, sis likes to be a bit secretive!). I can see your hair blowing in the wind and you leaving a mere dust trail!
Good mother's day for you?

Renée Finberg said...


how chic can one post be????

i have never seen any of this....
i guess
i must be some kind of hillbilly
to have missed anything about this.
{no offense to hillbillies - please}


24 Corners said...

Once the house sells...I see you and the Mr. riding all over *Scotland* on your new Ducati...can't you just see/feel it (!?!), the Scottish wind blowing through the blonde tendrils that are flowing out of your very chic Ducati helmet...I bet you can! ;)
The bike is amazing (love the aqua)...but I was pining over that cat-suit...or the dream of ever being able to wear one...maybe if I just eat celery for a year and take up smoking I could manage it!

Thanks for recognizing fur baby mamma's btw...that was very sweet!!
xoxo J~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOOOOO HOOOOO NOW THAT WAS A FAB POST! I am over here making people cry, and you are sweeping us off our FEET on the streets of PARIS! OH YEAHHHHHHHH! Love the city, love the VVRRRROOOOOOOMMMM sound of those things as I sit at a café or peruse around the cobblestoned streets. WOw you got me here; thank you dearest Deb for coming to visit my letter to my mama; my next post however, will be a happy post DEDICATED TO PARIS. I am going to have a Paris link party so if you are interest, COME ON DOWN.....VENEZ ME VOIR!!!! Anita

La Dolfina said...

Hi Deb!!
Thanks for stopping by La D and leaving a sweet comment and the very impressive news about your daughter... when are we getting them together?
Come on, we can do this :)
So proud of our kids!!
LOve you Proud Mama

Pinecone Camp said...

Good Lord! I will never have a bottom like that if I keep eating entire loaves of bread ;) I love these pics!

Chicago Chic said...

This is one fierce post, I must say! I'm so ready to put on a catsuit and ride through the streets of France! I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day, and I do love all the furry mom's too! haha!

Thank you so much for your kind words on my recent post, you are always so uplifting and an amazing friend!


lisa golightly said...

Oh you are such a girl after my own heart. I share your love of the 2 wheeled variety ! Happy happy weekend ... ride like the wind !


Jeanne Henriques said...

You put a great spin on life Deb, I loved this post!! I had never seen it before. It's all happening here and I like you say...that bike...wouldn't that be fun!

Never say never!!

Best wishes Deb and thanks for your comment on Blogger vs. Wordpress...very interesting!!

Jeanne xxx

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I think Kira Knightly is a stunning woman and put her on that bike in that setting...move over Angelina Jolie! It is such an amazing commercial, I wish all commercials were of this caliber. I have never seen the stills, so thanks for this, truly enjoyed it!

Dovecote Decor said...

Yes, that is a fantasy that is so far outside my non-chic realm. If I weren't commenting constantly, I might stuff myself into a cat suit. I'm off to eat BBQ!! No cat suit for Liz.

red ticking said...

you go girl... racing and fun... xoxo

Averill said...

Such a wonderful fantasy..and I don't think I've ever seen a helmet look sexy, but that one is. Gorgeous.

Hope all is well Deb!

French Basketeer.com said...

I love it! Love it!!

La Boheme said...

You always do it right! Loved it. xoxo

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Deb!
Your blog looks fabulous! How are you? LOVED this post! She is incredible and I have always wanted to get on one of those bikes ever since I saw gerard Depardieu depart on ice in January from the place de Vosges.....On a motorcycle......I'm sighing...Maryanne xo

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

oh, I must be brave to be the dissenting opinion- though I do love your post and your bon vivant wheels attitude, the first time I saw this commercial- I just thought it was completely Odd-she is such a wispy woman and casting her in this role and on that bike is out of proportion to my eye. I was relieved when it was over. The bike however redeems the ad as you obviously point out. pgt

vicki archer said...

This is so fun....I think you should be the one on the Ducati wearing that Belvedere helmet.....xv

Splendid Sass said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you!

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