From Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919". Click image for 1209 x 1818 size.
Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
From Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919". Click image for 407 x 600 size.
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Scanned from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977.
Priming, followed by...
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Scanned and quoted from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977. Click image for 704 x 1000 size.
A. H. Fish illustration. "A beautiful woman has no need -- nor time -- to be anything else. Among her virtues she must include courage, patience and perseverance, but the ends justify the means. Success in her chosen career allows her to achieve everything a woman could want -- a jealous husband, envious friends, and the admiration of her grandchildren. Besides, it gives pleasure to appreciators and jobs to many nice and worthy people."
Photo by Baron de Meyer, Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics ad, 1932.
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Monday, 23 November 2009
Scanned from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977. Click image for 752 x 1000 size.
Top, A.H. Fish illustration, 1925.
On the building it's written "Abdomen Allah," and "Turkish Baths," "Entering the door on the left of Abdomen Allah, the latest fashionable building, we see an impressive female clientèle going for the baths, the Turkish baths, the steam baths, the massages, and other tortures prescribed by the terrible Turkish regimen. Observe that the ladies look like five of the most well-fed Ottomans of the Roman Empire. But wait... Incredible as it may seem, the quintet of Vogue mannequins you see exiting on the right are the same monumental matrons that, on the left, used to occupy much more than their fair share of tridimensional space. And the baths accomplished this miracle. Now they will be able to face their dressmakers with their heads held up high and fit inside small sized dresses without ignominy, shame, or rubber girdles."
Bottom, Cecil Beaton illustration, 1927.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Perfume label with a Barbier illustration.
L'Aromarine Art Deco Violet Eau de Toilette.
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Scanned from the book "Grandes Museus de Portugal," Editorial Presença. Click image for 455 x 623 size.
Jazz age dress in the Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda (National Museum of Dress and Fashion,) Portugal.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Scanned from the book "Grandes Museus de Portugal," Editorial Presença.
Jazz age dress in the Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda (National Museum of Dress and Fashion,) Portugal. Click image for 573 x 800 size.
Friday, 6 November 2009
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George Lepape, 1925 cover for British Vogue.
Sonia Delaunay 'Simultaneous' dress, next to a 'Simultaneous' car, January 1925.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
La nuova Balilla per tutti, poster. Colour lithograph. Italian, 1934.
Scanned from "Art Deco 1910-1939" edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood. Click image for 490 x 700 size.