World leaders, royalty and celebrities have all, throughout history, been aficionados of the Scottish Terrier. Independent and self-assured, this breed is used to being in the public eye.
Sharing the Limelight
Notable Scotties include Queen Victoria's "Laddie", Shirley Temple's "Corky" and FDR's beloved "Fala" (who shares a Washington monument memorial with his master). More recent White House tenants include "Barney" and "Miss Beaszley" were featured in a Harper's Bazaar fashion spread, which is nothing to lift one's snout at. And now, there is "Sheps"!
It was early one morning, last spring, when a pretty pooch came pawing at Shepherd's door. Once in, she sniffed her way around the styles, her little ears pointed upright, her tail a-wagging, her eyes sparkling with delight! She took to the ambiance of the store instantly, and did not need much cajoling when she was invited her to stay.
Although, Sheps remains tight lipped about her past, rumor has it that she is a descendant of a love pup produced from a torrid affair. As the story goes, a tough-living farm dog seduced the favored pet of a famous actress renowned for her love of diamonds and multi-husbands (but we won't name names). Could this lineage explain Sheps penchant for the finer things in life?
Sheps' Style Speaks
Sheps rarely utters a peep, choosing instead to make a statement through her choice of attire. Any question posed to her is usually responded to by way of a quote. For example, when asked her view on pearls, out came Coco Chanel's, "A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls," and then John Dryden's, "He who would search for pearls must dive below." Sheps can be so profound!
Dressing the Part For Leisurely Activities
On her choosing this silk square and croco leather wristlet for a recent outing, Sheps explained, "I invest in 'Bon Chic, Bon Genre' pieces and then refers to the great Yves St-Laurent, "Style is eternal, fashion fades."
A Daily Ritual
Sheps puts pep in her step with a daily walk by transforming this leopard belt into a chic leach. Quoting the great Stacy London, she says, "Animal print is a neutral."
On Staying Young
Sheps philosophy on staying young revolves around living "la dolce vita" and is a firm believer in, "taking time out to stop and smell the roses."
Where is Sheps off to now?
You will usually find Sheps right by the newest collections in store. She does have a particular fondness, however, for special occasion dressing. There she was just yesterday, donning her fascinator, letting it slip that she was once invited to Ascott. "Dress how you want to be addressed," is what she was caught murmuring as she added the clutch bag and Myka Designs jewelry.
The End of Day
Following a full day of fun and fashion, Sheps retires to her basket bed, with blankie in tow, for a solid eight to sixteen hours in Slumberland. Without it, "I'll rise but I won't shine." Sheps is not a morning pooch, "If we were meant to pop out of bed, we would sleep in toasters."
Sheps is a sociable creature who loves company! Please have a lookout for her the next time you visit our Train Yards or Rideau Centre stores. You just never know what Sheps will turn up next!