The costume designer Daniel Orlandi

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Daniel Orlandi is a costume designer working for movies but also series.  He is known for the movies “Down with love” (2003), “Saving Mr Banks”, “Trumbo”, “Frost/Nixon” and “Jurassic Park” (2015).

The Old Hollywood costume designer Jean Louis

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The French Jean Louis Berthault (1907-1997) called “Jean Louis” was a Hollywood costume designer who dressed many movie stars but particulary the fabulous Rita Hayworth. The strapless black gown he had done for Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” marked cinema history. … Continue reading

Basking in the Gellért’s baths in Budapest, Hungary

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In June, i went for the second time to Budapest, but this time i tasted the Budapest baths : the Gellért and the Szèchenyi baths. I preferred the Gellért baths because it is more calm and chic. The decoration is … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Edith Head

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Edith Head (1897-1981) was an American costume designer who worked with the most famous Hollywood actresses and directors like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder. Between 1924 and 1967, she worked at the Paramount Pictures in the … Continue reading

Among gold trees

Michael Aram’s home decor. I used the wonderful Gustav Klimt’s paint called “The tree of life” (1905). Klimt used oil painting techniques with gold paint : Source : http://www.gustav-klimt.com/

The costume designer Marion Boyce

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Marion Boyce is an Australian Emmy Award nominated costume designer. She is best known for her work for the movie “The dressmaker” ; she created glamorous 1950 Haute couture clothes. She is also known for her contribution to the Australian … Continue reading

The British vintage fashion photographer Norman Parkinson

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Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was one of the most famous fashion photographers of the 20th century. His fashion pictures were elegant, sophisticated, inspired and creative. He shot also celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. He was one of the … Continue reading

Favourite screwball comedy movies

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Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies were characterized by “satire of American society, romantic conflicts , battles of the sexes, sight gags, sarcasm, plot twists, verbal duels and witty dialogues”.

The vintage fashion photographer William Klein

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William Klein (Born in 1928 in New-York) was a Franco-American painter, photographer and film director. He was nicknamed “bad boy” because he broke the rules of photography. He is famous for his creative fashion photoshoots, his portraits of Audrey Hepburn, … Continue reading

A mosaic of blue gemstones

mosaiques pierres bleues

Apatite is a calcium phosphate mineral. It is the most widespread phosphate in the  nature. The name Apatite derives from Greek “apatein” meaning “misleading” because this gemstone was confused with other minerals like tourmaline, peridot, emerald or aquamarine. Surprisingly, Apatite is the main constituent of bones and teeth!

Apatite can be blue, green, brown, yellow, violet, pink or colorless. This gemstone is found in Brazil, Burma, Mexico. The violet and purple ones are found in Maine and Afghanistan. My favourite varieties of Apatite are : neon blue apatite and Paraiba apatite. Besides, Apatite is believed to have calming, comforting and stimulating properties.

Anne Sisteron’s earrings

Favourite 1960s movies

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My top 5 : Splendor in the grass, Charade, Les tontons flingueurs, La grande vadrouille and West side story. “Charade” directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. “A woman (Audrey Hepburn) is pursued by several men … Continue reading

Time travel : Back to the sixties in Paris !

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The websites : http://lonepalm.fr/ ; http://www.hotelekta.com/ ; http://www.ministerehotel.com/fr/index.php ; http://www.idolhotel-paris.com/ ; http://www.hotel-lemontana.com/ ; http://www.edgarparis.com ; andre-latin-paris-hotel.com ; sevenhotelparis.com/ ; http://www.restauranteclectic.fr/ ; monsieurbleu.com/ ; http://www.manko-paris.com/fr/home ; https://www.lesbains-paris.com/ ; http://www.cieldeparis.com/ and http://www.leflandrin.com/ Sources : nomadsheart.com ; timeout.fr ; lefooding.com ; pariszigzag.fr ; madame.lefigaro.fr ; tripadvisor.co.uk ; hotels-photographe.com us.venere.com … Continue reading

The French painter Raoul Dufy

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Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a French painter, illustrator and designer . He admired the works of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Impressionist painters. He wasn’t really a Fauvist painter : he only adhered to the Fauve movement during three years until … Continue reading

Jamie Wolf jewelry

Jamie Wolf is an American fine jewelry designer based in New York City. Her jewels in 18kt gold are decorated with precious and semi precious stones (white topaze, tourmaline, amethyst, quartz…). Her jewelry’s shapes are feminine, elegant and inspired. I love particulary the “Aladdin” and “Scallop Pavé” collections. All the pieces are made in New York. She realizes also engagement rings by request. The website : http://jamiewolf.com/

The vintage fashion photographer Clifford Coffin

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Clifford Coffin (1913-1972) was an American fashion photographer considered as the greatest of Vogue’s photographers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he produced elegant, graceful and creative fashion photoshoots. He played an important part in fashion history : he covered the … Continue reading

The Brazilian photographer Paulo Vainer

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Paulo Vainer is a Brazilian photographer and filmmaker based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He begun his career in 1978 as an assistant to photographer Bob Wolfenson. He realizes fashion photoshoots for many magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He shoots … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer F.C. Gundlach

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Franz Christian Gundlach (born in 1926) is the most significant fashion photographer of Germany’s post-war years. Gundlach covered the evolution of fashion : “from the optimistic postwar years to the beginning of postmodernism, from Paris Haute Couture to Prêt-à-Porter, and … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer Nina Leen

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Nina Leen (1914 – 1995) was a Russian born photographer who became one of the first female photographers for LIFE magazine in 1945. Her fashion photoshoots are elegant, sophisticated and creative. She didn’t shoot only fashion models but also Hollywood … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographe Frances Mclaughlin-Gill

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The American Frances McLaughlin-Gill (1919-2014) was one of the rare female photographers in the 40’s. She was the first female photographer to sign a contract with Vogue in 1943. She said about her work “everyone was wearing beautiful clothes, sitting … Continue reading

Lena Hoschek

The Austrian fashion designer Lena Hoschek founded her eponym label in 2005. She creates retro inspired clothes (40’s and 50’s) with an Austrian touch. Passionate about traditional Austrian craftmanship and tailoring, Lena Hoschek celebrates this  style with a “Tradition” line.  Besides, in 2012, a new couture line was created, the “Lena Hoschek Atelier” which offers to make the dress of your dreams.

The fashion photographer Tim Walker

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Through his photos, the British photographer Tim Walker brings us in an enchanted and childish universe. His photoshoots are surrealistic, amusing, quirky, poetic and fanciful. He is more than a classic fashion photographer, he is  a storyteller, he tells us … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby

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Bob Willoughby (1927-2009) was pioneering in celebrities photography. He was the first “outside photographer” : the studios hired him to realize photos for the press. He photographed the biggest movie stars.

The vintage fashion photographer Mark Shaw

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Mark Shaw (1929-1969) was an American fashion and advertising photographer. He shot the most famous celebrities of the fifties such as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly… Besides, he is also known for his photographs of Jacqueline and John F. … Continue reading

Wonderful Old Hollywood actresses on magazine covers

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Gene Tierney was beautiful and moving in the movie “The ghost and Mrs. Muir” with Rex Harrison, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1947. Jean Arthur was abble to play comic roles but also moving ones. My favourite movie of … Continue reading