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.

Une beauté diaphane

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Eduardo Garcia Benito illustration (Vogue 1927), Neola charleston earrings and design i did with photoshop (background).

Art Deco beauty

Suzanne Belperron’s scroll diamond earrings, Cartier’s aquamarine clip brooch (1930s) and diamond and enamel plaque brooch. The background is a design I did with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin.

The ravishing actress Jean Arthur

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Portrait of Jean Arthur in the 1920s, Iljiz Fazulzyanov’s earrings and photo made with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin. Jean Arthur is one of my favourite actresses. I love screwball comedy movies ; Jean … Continue reading

The magnificent Carole Lombard

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Photo of Carole Lombard by Otto Dyar, photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin and Ilgiz Fazulzyanov earrings (art deco inspired). Carole Lombard was a famous actress who often played in screwball comedy movies (Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies … Continue reading

Sparkling sea

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Photo of a model wearing a Norman Hartnell gown in 1929, my photo of the sea in the French riviera and my photo of a chandelier in the Napoleon III appartments in the Louvre museum, in Paris.

Éclaboussée de lumière

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Photo of Hoyningen-Huene (Model wearing a Madeleine Vionnet gown in the 1930s) and my photo of the sea in the French Riviera.

Art Deco Christmas

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Erté illustration, gold pattern i designed (based on a photo of the German architecture). Art Deco emerged in 1925, at the World’s Fair in Paris, France. This art movement is called Art Deco in reference to the name of the … Continue reading

Un vent de liberté

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Un souffle de vie, la promesse d’une nouvelle vie, libérée de tous soucis. The LIFE photographer Gjon Mili‘s photo of a model wearing a Madeleine Vionnet’s nightgown and peignoir and my photo of fireworks at the Versailles castle, France.

Gold Art Deco

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“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka Art Deco inspired fan Ilgiz Fazulzyanov’s earrings, Corrado Giuspino’s ring, Art Deco print, Eduardo Garcia Benito’s … Continue reading

Vintage fashion photoshoots in India

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The vintage fashion illustrator Ruth Freeman

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Ruth Freeman was a Canadian born fashion illustrator who worked for the magazines Vogue, She, Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar. She also worked in adversiting (brochures for the London department store Harrods). La plus belle pour aller au bal : … Continue reading

Beauté intemporelle

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Vogue cover by the Art Deco illustrator Georges Lepape (Vogue September 1926) and Janis kerman’s brooch and earrings.

Savoring a milkshake in the Fifties

New Look’s milshake clutch bag and Oscar de la Renta vichy dress. The background refers to American Fifties diners.

Shining for christmas

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Ghost’s dress and Aurelio Bertiglia’s Christmas postcard. Born in 1891, Aurelio Bertiglia was an Italian illustrator (postcards, commercials…).

In the light of the moon

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George Wolfe Plank’s illustration (Vogue August 1912), red Christmas ball, photo of snowflakes and vintage coat (1930s). La lune pareil à un morceau de nacre, éclaire de blanc le bleu saphir du ciel. À la lueur de l’astre blanc, apparaissent … Continue reading

Vintage Halloween illustrations and paintings

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Halloween’s origin dates back to the Ancient Druidic (Celtic) festival of Samhain taking place in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. On the night of October 31, about 2000 years ago, people celebrated Samhain. They believed that the ghosts of the deads … 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

The Old Hollywood costume designer Travis Banton

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Travis Banton (1894-1958) was an American costume designer at the Paramount. He dressed hollywood stars such as Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Claudette Colbert and Marlene Dietrich. He worked with Carole Lombard and Marlene Dietrich for many movies. He … Continue reading

When Hollywood celebrated the July 4th !

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The July 4th (or Fourth of July) is a patriotic and federal holiday ; it is the Independence Day in the United States. It is celebrates each year to commemorate the publication of the Declaration of Independence from Great Bretagne … Continue reading

Old Hollywood stars at the beach

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The fashion and Old Hollywood illustrator F. Earl Christy

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F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was a reknown American illustrator. He drew especially portraits of women (Pictorial review, American magazine, Modern Priscilla…) and realized illustrations of movie stars. Among the actresses he drew, there were Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Shirley … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator Coles Philipps

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Coles Phillips (1880-1927) was an American and Art Deco illustrator who worked from World War I to the late 1920s. He was a pioneer : he introduced for the first time the Art Deco style into adversitings and fashion magazines. … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator André Édouard Marty

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André Édouard Marty (1882-1974) was a French engraver and illustrator. He studied at the École des Beaux arts where he met the future Art Deco illustrators André Brissaud, Georges Lepape and Charles Martin. He was an important figure of the … Continue reading

The illustrator Matou en peluche

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“Matou en peluche” (“Stuffed tomcat” in French) is a talented illustrator based in Australia. His drawings are graceful and inspired by Art Deco (1920s, 1930s). Among his favourite subjects, there are portraits of women with an Art Deco style and … 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).

The vintage illustrator Valentine Sandberg

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Born in Sweden in 1881, Valentine Sandberg was an illustrator. He did covers for many magazines such as Success, Harper’s Weekly, Life, Sunday Magazine, Home Life, Modern Priscilla, Judge, and People’s Popular Monthly. He did also ads for brands like … Continue reading

The vintage fashion illustrator Eric (Carl Erickson)

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Carl Oscar August Erickson (1891-1958),  also known as Eric, was an American fashion illustrator. From 1925 to  his death in 1958, he collaborated with British and French Vogue. He also drew advertisings for brands like Coty and Elizabeth Arden.

The vintage fashion photographer John Rawlings

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John Rawlings (1912-1970) was a mid-20th-century American fashion photographer who worked for Condé Nast (Vogue and Glamour) during three decades (1936-1960s). He learned alongside Horst P. Horst and George Platt Lynes when he was their assistant at Condé Nast from … Continue reading

Sixties jewelry

In the early 1960s, jewelry was a continuation of the Fifties with the use of gilded metal, pearls, sparkling paste and rhinestones. Then, designers began to use low cost materials : plastic, resin, vinyl and perspex. Influenced by the artistic movement Op art, large geometric shapes (diamonds, hexagons, circles…) and black and white (monochromatic) jewels became very popular. Pop art had also an influence on Sixties jewelry with bold colors (hot pink, orange, turquoise and yellow) and color blends.  Floral jewelry was also very popular in the Sixties with the hippy movement (flower power). The big earrings was also a major trend in the 60s. Produced on a massive scale, with low cost materials, jewels were affordable for everybody.
Sources: vintagedancer.com and Pinterest

The fashion photographer Sebastian Kim

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Born in Vietnam, Sebastian Kim is a fashion photographer collaborating with fashion magazines like Interview, Numero, V, VMan, i-D, GQ Style, and The New York Times Magazine. In addition to his editorials, he produces advertising photoshoots for prestigious clients such … Continue reading

The American vintage fashion designer James Galanos

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James Galanos (1924-2016) was an American fashion designer who dressed America’s social elite and celebrities during 46 years.

Sixties dresses

During the Sixties, the A-line dress, the mock neck dress, the fit and flare dress, the shift dress and the trapeze dress were very popular. Moreover, creators often designed beaded, embellished and brocard dresses. Besides, geometric, Op art and floral … Continue reading

The vintage costume jewelry house Monet

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Monet Jewelry was launched in 1937 by the brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow in New York. Before, their company Monocraft Products created handbags with gold-plated appliqués and monograms. With Monet, they wanted to create fine jewels using high quality materials … Continue reading

The duo of vintage fashion photographers Leombruno-Bodi

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Joseph Leombruno and Jack Bodi (1918-1986) were American fashion photographers based in Italy. They collaborated with famous magazines like Vogue, Glamour, House & Garden, Modern Bride, Town & Country, Novita and the NY Yimes during the 1950s and 1960s. Life … Continue reading

The French vintage fashion designer Jacques Fath

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Jacques Fath (1912-1954) was a French fashion designer who marked Haute couture during the postwar period with Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. He was an autodidacte, he didn’t do fashion studies. In 1937, he started his fashion business located at … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer Horst P. Horst

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Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) was an American fashion photographer who worked from 1931 to 1991. He shot famous models like Jean Shrimpton and Suzy Parker. He also made portraits of Hollywood stars like Rita Hayworth and Gene Tierney. His photos … Continue reading

The Italian vintage fashion House Sorelle Fontana

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Sorelle Fontana was an Italian Haute couture fashion house based in Rome. It was created in 1943 by the Fontana sisters (Micol Fontana, Giovanna Fontana and Zoe Fontana). In the 1950s, they launched a line of ready to wear. In … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer Eugene Vernier

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Eugene Vernier (1920-2011) was a fashion photographer working for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967. Famous models like Jean Shrimpton and Simone d’Aillencourt had been under his objective.

The vintage fashion brand Vicky Vaughn

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Vicky Vaughn was the junior division of R & M Kaufmann in Aurora, Illinois. The Kaufman brothers start their business  in the 1920s. They produced high quality dresses and sleepwear but with moderate prices thanks to a mass production in … Continue reading

The vintage fashion brand Bobbie Brooks

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Bobbie Brooks was founded in 1939 by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter in Cleveland. Initially it was named Ritmore Sportswear. After Saltzman bought the company in 1953, it was named Bobbie Brooks. The brand targeted mainly the young woman.

The Old Hollywood photographer George Hurrell

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George Hurrell (1904-1992) was an American photographer, famous for his portraits of Hollyood movie stars (Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Norma Shearer, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper…). He created glamour, sensual and magnificent photographs. From 1930 … Continue reading

The American vintage fashion house Jonathan Logan

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The fashion brand for young women, Jonathan Logan was founded in 1944 by David Schwartz. From 1944 to the late 50s, Dorris Varnum was the designer of the brand. Then, Jeanne Carr followed her. In the Sixties, Jonathan Logan was … Continue reading