Art Deco jewelry : Patterns and types of jewels

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The popular patterns were : fan, chevron, seashell, scrolls, stylised face, stylised animals, fountain, lyre, phoenix, Greek key, peacock, bows, flowers, leaves, sunrise, half moon, palmette, fruit baskets… There were also patterns from foreign countries : Japanese and Chinese patterns … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : The International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925 in Paris

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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

A Vintage Christmas in photos (5)

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Sources : vintag.es and Pinterest, Flickr ,Dailymail, Paris de mes amours, Condé Nast Traveler, Paris ZIG ZAG Buzzfeed, tasteofhome.com, Fine Art America, ELLE magazine US, https://flashbak.com/window-shopping-in-new-york-city-december-1910-371141/, https://www.ifitshipitshere.com/20-great-vintage-christmas-photos-early-1900s/, https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/these-vintage-christmas-photographs-from-the-1900s-to-the-1930s-will-make-you-feel-festive-a3422621.html

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 my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of her are … Continue reading

The fashion photographer Andrew Yee

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Originated from Hawaii, Andrew Yee moved to New York to study at Parsons, the new school of design. After his graduation, he obtained the Coveted Surface Avant Guardian Award. He photoshoots fashion and celebrities. He worked for magazines such as … 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.

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

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

A vintage Christmas in photos (3)

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1900s Christmas : 1910s Christmas : 1920s Christmas : 1930s Christmas : Forties Christmas : Fifties Christmas : Sixties Christmas :

Portrait of a woman in the 1920s

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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

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

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

Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie

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Inge glas champagne bottle Christmas tree ornament, Antonio Petruccelli January cover Fortune magazine 1937 and vintage champagne illustration. “Sparkling cyanide” (1945) is an Agatha Christie’s novel. “A beautiful heiress is fatally poisoned in a West End restaurant. Six people sit … 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.

Vintage Russian Christmas illustrations

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Christmas in Russia is mostly celebrated on January 7, according to the Russian Orthodox calendar. New Year’s day, January 1st, precedes the Russian Christmas. Source : russia-christmas-traditions

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 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

When Hollywood celebrated Christmas (2)

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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