The First Empire of France was a political regime in France. On the 18 May 1804, Napoleon 1st established the First Empire of France ; it lasted until the 6 April 1814. Napoleon 1st was sacred at Notre Dame of … Continue reading →
Art Deco was an artistic, decorative and architectural movement born in the 1910s, which knew its height in the 1920s and slumped in the 1930s. Generally speaking, it is the inter-war period (1918-1939). Besides, “Les années folles” was a part … Continue reading →
Christmas tree i decorated with my aunt and my mother, my pattern based on my photo of a pole in a Leipzig’s passage and a photo of the actress Jean Arthur (1920s). Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie … Continue reading →
Jean Arthur photographed for the movie “The Ex- Mrs. Bradford” (1936). I designed the background based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin and the jewel belt. The costume designer Bernard Newman created this dress for the movie … Continue reading →
Regency fashion illustration from Lady’s magazine (June 1815) and my pattern. The Regency Period (1811-1820) corresponded to the temporary Reign of the Prince Regent George as King of Great Britain. Indeed, his father George III was ill. The Regency period … Continue reading →
The Regency Period (1811-1820) corresponded to the temporary Reign of the Prince Regent George as King of Great Britain. Indeed, his father George III was ill. The Regency period was characterized by romance, luxury and raise of literature and arts. … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 “Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes”. Art Deco jewelry is characterized by … Continue reading →
Boucheron earrrings and necklace, face i created with photoshop (geometric shapes), mouth inspired by Benito, Egyptian eyes, 1920s Inspired accessories and mother of pearl texture for the skin. This set is influenced by Eduardo Garcìa Benito, the cubist artist Franz … Continue reading →
“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 →
“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 →
“L’univers est un grand livre, où la nature a tout écrit. ” Stanislas de Boufflers ; Le traité sur le libre arbitre (1808). Photo of a model wearing a Pierre Cardin dress by Philippe Pottier (1961) and my photo of … Continue reading →
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 →
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.
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 →
Alexandre De Riquer illustration (1899) and Lalique enamel and glass brooch (1910).
Art Nouveau (or Art nouille) is an artistic movement of late 19th century and early 20th century, characterized by sinuous lines and designs inspired by the nature (flowers, trees…). Alphonse Mucha, Elizabeth Sonrel and Gaspar Camps are renowned Art Nouveau illustrators.
The Palais-Royal (Paris 1) is my favourite place in Paris ; it is timeless and elegant. The arcades, the garden and old boutiques (selling stamps, medals, antiques, currency…) made of the Palais-Royal a quiet, timeless and lovely place. Cardinal Richelieu … Continue reading →
Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991) was an English photographer. The well-known photographer Cecil Beaton had been his assistant until 1927. The Paul Tanqueray’s work was weekly published in the magazines Sketch and Tatler. His photos were also regularly in the covers of … Continue reading →