dorothy hughes


“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” - Richard Bach


2.10 | 3.08
Romantic declarations interrupted.

This started out as me being inspired by an ice-skating costume and thinking the sparkly back would suit Phryne down to the ground. Then I got distracted by wondering what animals the cast would be.

So, in order from right to left:

The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher: Lady Detective - She was pretty obvious as a black cat (probably a Bombay.) Clever, cunning, independent, beautiful, and bad luck for anyone who crosses her.

Dorothy Williams - I knew saw Dot as a terrier as some kind. She might be underestimated a lot but she’s fiercely intelligent and sometimes just fierce. I ended up picking the Australian Silky Terrier - they were bred to be pets, not hunters but they’ve got a reputation for killing snakes in backyards.

Constable Hugh Collins - Hugh strikes me as a Labrador, friendly, loyal and a bit clumsy, but he puts his all into everything he does and fights for what he believes in.

Detective Inspector Jack Robinson - I didn’t want to pick the stereotypical German Shepherd for Jack (besides, I think he’s a little bit too independent for that) so I went with a different stereotype the Australian Cattle Dog, also known as a Blue Heeler. Smart, quick to follow instructions, and likely to do their own thing if they’re bored or don’t respect you enough.


Just couldn’t resist uploading these stunning photographs of Dot & Hugh’s wedding that I found on the Miss Fisher Facebook page.

Huge props to Ashleigh and Hugo in these scenes, they knocked my socks off and Dot’s thank-you speech to Phryne almost had me weeping.