Favourite French clothing brands

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My top : Fabrique by Ambali, Tara Jarmon, Gaâla Paris/Minsk, Paule Ka My top made in France clothing brands : Apoluze, Atode , Atelier UNES, Les Poupées, Marie Valfort, Marianne by Marie Jordane, Atelier Camille, Les pet, Matières Françaises and Sussan … Continue reading

Favourite French bag brands

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My top 3 : Fauvette Paris, Léo et Violette and Louvreuse

The fanciful Ariadne Oliver in the Agatha Christie novels

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Paul Poirot’s coat (1920s), vintage feather clip, old books and photo of Ariadne Oliver played by Zöe Wanamaker in the Hercule Poirot tv serie.

Ariadne Oliver is a fictional character in Agatha Christie novels. She is a writer of detective novels and is a friend of Hercule Poirot.

Adèle parée d’or

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Vanessa Seward’s dress. Details of the Gustav Klimt’s painting called “Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait” in 1907.

The vintage fashion photographer Edward Steichen

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Native of Luxembourg, Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was a complete and prolific artist : photographer, painter, director, gardener… He is particularly renowned for his fashion photos which are poetic, artistic and often inspired by Antique Greece. The photographer exhibited his work … Continue reading

Elegance in the 1920s

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“A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant”. Coco Chanel Artys’ necklace and earrings, drawing of an Art Deco woman by Sveta Dorosheva (Eduardo Garcìa Benito’s inspired), eyes and mouth from a Reynaldo Luza’s illustration (1927), mother of … Continue reading

Écrin de lumière

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“La lumière donne à voir mais plus encore, elle donne à penser.” Henri Alekan Madeleine Vionnet gown (Black silk organza evening dress composed entirely of squares with a halter neckline, 1930s) and my photo made with photoshop based on my … Continue reading

Rêve onirique

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Ce n’était qu’un songe, lumineux et sidérant de beauté. Edward Steichen’s photo of the actress Helen Menken (Humphrey Bogart’s first wife) in the late 1920s and my photo of the shadow of artificial flowers on the wall with a photoshop … Continue reading

Op Art fashion (2)

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Op art (Optical art) is an artistic movement dating from 1950s which plays with the visual perception of the observer. White and black Op Art : The Op Art artist Sonia Delaunay’s creations in the 1920s : Op Art fashion … Continue reading

At the time of Byzance

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Dolce Gabbana dress and photo of mosaics in the Church of Martorana in Palerm, Sicily. The church of Santa Maria dell’ Ammiraglio (The Martorana) is an example of Byzantine, Norman and arabic architecture (gold mosaics, geometric mosaics…). The Martorana is … Continue reading

Redhead fashion photoshoots

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Sur le sable noir

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Paule Ka dress, palm tree print (Etsy), seagull wall art (Etsy), mother of pearl texture and photo of mine of Tenerife (Santiago del Teide).

Taormina in love

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Dolce Gabbana dress and photo of Don Corleone ceramics (pottery by the artist in collaboration with TaoBuk) in Taormina, Sicily (Salita Francesco de Luna).

Mucha in love


Alexis Mabille dress and Alphonse Mucha illustration (champagne Moët & Chandon advertising,1899). I have a wonderful book about Alphonse Mucha, Hiroshi Unno, The world of Mucha, A journey to two fairylands : Paris and Czech, 2016.

Vintage fashion photoshoots in India

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A la lumière du crépuscule

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Van Gogh’s painting (evening landscape), Saloni’s silk satin dress, gold necklace (sun), Oscar de la Renta’s bird earrings and Des petits hauts’s floral brooch. “Comme le crépuscule est beau, on peut se défaire de la méfiance, de la prudence, s’abandonner … Continue reading

A Holiday for murder

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Temperley London’s gown, Tiffany artificial Christmas tree and photo of a library. This set illustrates an Agatha Christie’s famous novel entitled “A holiday for murder” or “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” (1938). The old rich man Simon Lee gathers all his children … Continue reading

The orange rising sun lightened and reflected on the sea

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Prada’s dress and detail of the Claude Monet’s painting “Impression, sunrise” (1872). I made two different versions of the set.

The sky adorned with bright colors reflected on the sea

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Delpozo’s dress and Claude Monet’s painting “Sunset at Pourville, open city” in 1882. The French artist (1840-1926) painted many times Pourville. I made a different version of the set. Pourville is a seaside resort in the municipality of Hautot-sur-mer, in … Continue reading

The vintage fashion House Molyneux

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Edward Molyneux (1891-1974) was a British fashion designer based in Paris and known for his elegant and wearable clothes. He represented the Parisian chic and elegance. In 1911, he started as a sketcher after he won a design competition organized … Continue reading

Under the Tropics in the 1940s

La voûte céleste


Markus Lupfer’s dress.
“On s’apercevra vite que la nuit à la belle étoile est néfaste. La voûte céleste rend insomniaque : trop de beauté, trop de grandeur pour songer à dormir.” Sylvain Tesson – Petit traité sur l’immensité du monde

Ô Daphné

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Vintage Jeanne Lanvin’s dress (1945-1950s). The painting realized in 1897 by Paul Jean Gervais is called “Apollo and Arts”. Apollo is the Greek god of sun, poetry, music and singing.

Baroque magnificence


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Baroque (derived from “Barocco” meaning in portuguese “irregular pearl or stone”) was an artistic movement born in Rome, Italy in 1600 and which lasted until 1700. The Baroque movement embraced all the art domains : painting, architecture, sculpture, music, dance… Baroque rejected the classicism. This movement was characterized by the spectacular, abondance of details, dramatic effects, the luxury…

Ombre et lumière d’Extrême-Orient

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Anita Dongre’s dress (Chanderi mull choli and sharara with a jacket)

Au rythme des couleurs

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Lisa Perry’s dress. The background is a part of a Sonia Delaunay’s painting named “Rythme”, 1938. Sonia Delaunay is a famous Op art artist. Different versions : Op art was an inspiration for Sixties designers : Source : Pinterest

Des oiseaux venus du passé

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Dolce Gabbana dress inspired by the Byzantine Empire. The background is a mosaic nymphaeum decorating the Villa Pipiano belonging to Giulio-Claudia, in Sorrento along the marina della Lobra (Italy). The mosaic was discovered in 1980. It dates from the 1st … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Bernard Newman

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Bernard Newman (1903-1966) was an American costume designer working for the studio RKO. He dressed famous actresses such as Ginger Rogers, Jean Arthur and Irene Dunne. He collaborated particulary with Ginger Rogers. He created gowns for nine of her movies … Continue reading

The painting studio Janet Hill

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Janet Hill and John Woodward, the husband and wife duo are behind the Janet Hill Studio. The talented pair creates graceful, charming, joyful and retro paintings and illustrations. They have a website (https://www.janethillstudio.com) and an online boutique (https://www.janethillstudio.com/shop).

Italian magnificence

Dolce Gabbana pays a tribute to the Italian art of Maiolica with exquisite prints. “Maiolica, the refined, white-glazed pottery of the Italian Renaissance, was adapted to all objects that were traditionally ceramic, such as dishes, bowls, serving vessels, and jugs of all shapes and sizes.”