Friday, May 20, 2016

La Vie Parisienne

I spend a great deal of time (more than I'll willingly admit) looking at pretty vintage illustrations of costumes and historic ladies on the internet. Perhaps my favorite source is the early Twentieth Century publication La Vie Parisienne. The magazine was published in France and featured gorgeous illustrations by a number of the era's best-known artists, including Gerda Wegener (subject of the recent film The Danish Girl), famous art deco illustrator George Barbier, and Chéri Hérouard. It was quite scandalous in its day, as many of the illustrations were erotic in nature. All the same, they depicted plenty of whimsical situations and stylishly-dressed women. What I love most about them, however, is their use of subjects such as Eighteenth Century fashions, pierrots, and even impish little demons.

I thought I'd share a few of my favorites.



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I'll probably post more of these eventually, as I'm always finding new ones that I love.
In the meantime, you can find more art deco illustrations on my Pinterest
                                                     
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2 comments:

  1. I love all of these, I have some hanging in my home as well!! So beautiful and perfect. Would be amazing to be in one myself...how grand!! Love your blog my sweet Xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, doll! That means a great deal coming from you. I've printed some to hang in my room myself! They're truly dreamy; I'd love to live inside them too. Thank you so much for your comment. xoxo

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