Winter Deco outfit - photo taken in the fabulous Charleston Chic shop in Napier, NZ.
Spring has just about sprung down here, and all the fruit trees are in bloom. So I tried on my latest chiffon dress acquisition…
This rather stunning stage costume reminds me of the pieces sold some years ago by Poppy’s Vintage (an excellent vintage clothing dealer).
I don’t think I can adequately express my admiration for this gown. And I’m sure I’ve seen that headdress in a Mucha painting.
It’s the 1920s, and it’s fabulously stylised makeup for everyone! On another and perhaps related note, I do love the psychedelic effect achieved in tinted postcards of the era when they begin to fade.
The fabulous Gilda Gray - populariser of “The Shimmy”. With the advent of prohibition, we were reminded “you can’t make your shimmy shake on tea”.
Cumann na mBan, Dublin 29 October 1920
Cumann na mBan, Dublin 29 October 1920
1920s silk wigs
Early 1920s knit wear
Fleisher yarn advertisement, 1923
Gorgeous 1920s red heads…including the most fabulous and famous of them all, Clara Bow.
Film Fun issues, 1920s
Postcard 1920s woman and dawg
1920s gal who seems to have feet about my size!
Theatre Magazine cover featuring art by Hamilton King of Peggy O’Neill
Program for Boston’s Majestic Theatre, 1916
Sheet music for The Wedding of the Shimmie and Jazz, 1919
Sheet music for The Price that I Paid for You, 1915
Sheet music for Most Everyone I Know Loves You from “The Girl from Frisco”, 1915
Sheet music for “Bubbling Over”, 1919
Cover art for “Valse June” sheet music, 1914
Worth advertisement, 1926
Advertising art by Rolf Armstrong for Gainsborough hair nets
Lux advertising art, 1920s
Feisher yarn advertising art, 1924
Dalbrook Silks advertisement, 1926
Looks like these girls are in some fabulous early beach pajamas (particularly if the seller is correct and these are c. 1929).
While they are unidentified, they may have some connection with Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. William H. Jernagin, who appears with them in other photos.
Winter Art Deco in Napier
Have not dropped off the face of the earth…have just been kicking up my heels at the Winter Art Deco event in Napier! Now taking a few days off with a friend in rural New Zealand.
Portrait of woman in an asymmetrically embroidered dress, 1920s. Name on the back seems to read Alberta Robinson Labreu.
Holland America line’s SS Statendam of 1929 (photo probably taken soon after she went into service).
As usual, Xavier Sager knocks it out of the park. Allons enfants de la Patrie…
Phrygian caps everywhere….
You didn’t think I was done with this day yet, did you?
La Vie Parisienne 12 July 1924 and patriotic French postcard…
La Vie Parisienne 6 July 1929. You have to hand it to La Vie Parisienne - they never run out of ideas for ways to wear the the tricolour.
La Vie Parisienne, 7 December 1918…let’s tear that Bastille down!
July 14 Down Under - time to get my Francophilia on and start celebrating la Fête nationale!
Illustration from La Vie Parisienne for 23 April 1910 - La Neuve de Marianne. Nothing like political cartoons from 105 years ago!
We’re still a day away down here from celebrating la Fête Nationale, but crack the champagne and storm the Bastille…I’m kicking things off with an early start.
I don’t know what Raymondism is, but it looks like my kind of thing.(Kidding - Maurice Francois Raymond Saunders, known professionally as The Great Raymond, was one of the early 20th century’s great illusionists. I also like to imagine from this that he had a thing for Champagne).
Martial et Armand styles, 1924
Champagne and the Champagne industry have just been granted UNESCO world heritage status - hurrah!!!!
Tu Seras Depute! 1932 French film
“A Night in London” 1928
French poster for “Kiss Your Hand, Madame” 1929
Poster for “His Father’s Wife” 1919
Poster for “Half Marriage”, 1929
Swedish poster for Erich von Stroheim in “Foolish Wives”
French Poster for Gloria Swanson’s lost 1923 film “Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife”
Cigar shop, 1920s.