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CC CHRONICLES: Secret Agents Margot & Cloris

Published by cctadmin on November 22nd, 2015

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Margot and Cloris are time-traveling British secret agent sisters who solve murder mysteries for a top government organization. Both have been trained to lead lives of espionage but little is known about their family background, other than that their mother and father were also secret agents who mysteriously died when the girls were babies.

Margot is twenty-five years old.  She has dark brown hair and is the brawn of the duo, advanced in martial arts, boxing, gymnastics, and weaponry.   She can scale buildings and speak 6 different languages.  She is rebellious, headstrong and moody; she lives on the edge and throws herself into her under-cover cases with passion.  Being the elder of the two, Margot is also protective, fiercely loyal – and she has a penchant for driving fast cars, cigarettes and intriguingly dangerous men across the times.  She can also ride motorcycles and run extremely well in high heels, fuelled by the burning question of how her parents died and why.

Cloris is twenty-three.  Fair-haired and quiet, she is the brains to her sisters brawn.  Driven by curiosity she is advanced in research, psychology, technology, religion and law. Cloris’ mission is to catch villains and help the ‘good guys’ tho she often learns that the world and people within it are not always black or white in terms of ‘good’ or ‘bad’.  She loves literature, white wine and has a soft spot for brainy underdogs.  Very perceptive and knowing, Cloris is a loner who thrives most under pressure; at ease in the world of spying and murder mystery. She too can run fast in heels however she would always prefer capturing culprits and criminals by means of brains vs. brawn; hence her penchant for getting people to talk, and being clue-based and logical.

The sleuths/secret agents have spent their lives devoted to their missions; which involve the ability to travel back and forth throughout time. Receiving assignments from Superiors in Command they otherwise work independently to complete tasks, which are to retrieve information and solve mysteries.  Time-travelling gives them opportunity to ‘become’ characters undercover, complete with names and identities. Because they work for an organization that is founded in corruption they often come face to face with double agents, assassins, cold-blooded murderers and of course, plenty of dead bodies, friends, allies and lovers.  Despite any given assignments degree of danger or difficulty – the girls always end up on top; mystery solved and back in present time.  One case ends and another begins. That is the glamourous life of Secret Agents Margot and Cloris.

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CC CHRONICLES: Hart to Hart-inspired!

Published by cctadmin on January 25th, 2015

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I’ve been through several ‘retro’ television shows in the past year, thanks to Netflix:  first it was watching Murder, She Wrote (again) in chronological order.  Next it was watching all 5 seasons of Charlie’s Angels, which lead me directly to Fantasy Island.  I gotta admit by the time I was through Fantasy Island I was left with a sort of separation anxiety brought on by the thought “Well that was fun…. NOW what?”

Hart to Hart has since filled the void left behind.  Vaguely familiar with it from my youth I knew it was about a jet-setting millionaire couple who moonlighted as amateur detectives.  I knew it stared Robert Wagoner and Stefanie Powers as “Mr. & Mrs. H”, as Max would refer to them.  Max was their loyal, gravelly-voiced butler/cook/chauffeur and basic all round helper with their ‘cases’.  Oh and I can’t forget their dog Freeway.

What a great show, it certainly hits all my right buttons; intrigue, murder, fashion, romance.  Wagoner and Powers also had a great chemistry.  Props.

Hence why I found myself inspired by Jennifer Hart (aka ‘Mrs. H’) this weekend in all her late 70′s/early 80′s splendor; from head to toe she was a fashion plate much like Charlie’s Angels, but like Max assures in Hart to Hart’s opening sequence, “This is Mrs. H — she’s gorgeous. She’s one lady who knows how to take care of herself.”

Below are my weekend’s worth of hair designs, inspired whist catching episodes in between all my running around; after all what would I do without my hair therapy sessions?

1) Mrs. H was a beautiful freelance journalist – often the plots for any given episode revolved around her on-the-job discoveries and therefore I couldn’t help but appreciate her permed hair-do’s, the shoulder-padded blazers and high neck-lines.  In this photo I imagined she was gathering research on the ancient Egyptian artifacts newly on display at the museum… only she finds herself uncovering much much more than she bargained for, thus putting her and Jonathan at the centre of a smuggling scheme.

2) Because the Harts are quite well known for there millionaire status – they sometimes have to go ‘under-cover’ on their cases.  This means they get to put on clothes and change their style of speak so that they can do their sleuthing more secretively.  In this image I was inspired by the idea that Jonathan and Jennifer are under cover at the race-track, seeking more information about a dangerous theft-ring that threatens to destroy Hart Industries… she needed to be able to dip in and out of the shadows, but in style.

3) Mr & Mrs. H have a lot of wealthy friends – rubbing elbows with the elite is common for them, which of course provides the perfect backdrop for strange characters, murder and mystery.  I was intrigued by an episode where the Harts discover that Jennifer has a doppleganger in the form of a con-artists sultry wife.   I loved it because it allowed Stephanie Powers the chance to wear out-of-character clothes and talk with an accent.  Of course it inevitably leads to all sorts of shenanigans involving mistaken identify, kidnapping and ransom.  I imagined that they were at a masquerade party where Jennifer’s alter-ego and her get mixed up in mayhem….

4) If there was one thing that was initially harder to swallow – it was how in-your-face the Harts were with their affections for one another; they are not ones to care about PDA’s.  They are always cooing and touching, referring to each other ‘Darling’ as they wake up in their opulent California estate or drink wine in their kitchen while Max cooked their meals.  Early episodes had lots of cheeky, sexual innuendo that implied they had a very healthy and active sex life together – even though they didn’t have kids.. Fascinating.  The PDA’s lessoned over the seasons and they toned it down, but I have grown to appreciate that particular detail.  After all, what’s wrong with a happy and healthy rich couple?   I imagined they were in Greece for some kind of romantic getaway, only to find themselves attempting to prevent a politically motivated assassination.  Mrs. H would have to look her best for Jonathan; that means her best furs, pearls and silk gowns.

**Well, the weekend is nearly finished and I have accomplished not nearly enough.  Now that I have devoted a bit of time to hair therapy and chilling with the Hart’s – I think its time to prepare for the week ahead!  Until next time folks!

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CC CHRONICLES: More Doll/Hair Therapy!

Published by cctadmin on December 27th, 2014

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