Saturday, February 26, 2011

A reflection back to the 1920s

So recently, I bought some vintage...antique...French "Fashion Magazine" from the 1923!  Thought I would share some of it with you.  I say Fashion Magazine in quotes because it was more like newspaper in quality.  The color that has been added to it seems to be hand painted or colored.  Not sure what the process was back then.
 My package from FRANCE arrives!

Interesting how children's styles are still very similar now. 

  Here is the ever popular this Winter Season...CAPE (third from left)

 To the right is a lil girls dress that was from a knitting pattern as you can see a bit on the right.  I don't know about you...but I would put that on my lil one now!  So cute!  My next inspiration dress, although I will skip the knitting part since I have Carpal Tunnel in both hands.  :)
These styles I have seen in the stores now.  For example..the tie on the side shirt.  The one shown here is so cute!  Coats....similar to our trench coats and long wool coats now.  Notice the lady lounging in the chair in her silky robe.  Looks like something I have in my closet.  The question is...was that a fashion they wore in public??? Sexy.  The picture to the top right of that...I don't know about you, but I am very happy that high neck style is not popular now.  I hate things around my neck!
FUR!!!!  Lovely...luxurious!!  Now a days...we go for the faux...but still love it!  The dress she is wearing under the fur...large peek a boo hole.  I wonder...was that just skin under there showing?? Not sure if they layered back then.  And here we complain about risque styles now!  Do you notice the skirt lengths!  Not the best look for the calves.  We also see the ever popular girl in a tie which was popular in the 20s along with women voting in the USA and gaining more rights.  Interestingly...Women's Suffrage (women's right to vote or hold office) started in France in 1893!

Ladies...these French Woman we owe a lot to!! Also notice the dress with the tie around it, which         is popular to do now.

It is fun to look back and be inspired to move forward!  

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I listed some new jewelry items at a few days ago, but you can see them by clicking on the
Je Suis Amoureux tab above.

I listed a new item today at Lil Lollipops Designs that I am so proud of!!!  It is a new design that I created for my niece, Julia.  She inspired the design with her love of the outdoors.  Of course, as true to form, I make one of a kind items (OOAK) so if you purchase this skirt that I put lots of love and time will be same fabric, but a little different twist on trimmings order to make it OOAK.
You can see more pictures of the adorable skirt and listing at

Thank you to my sweet, beautiful model, my daughter, Gwyneth.  I had to bribe her, but she was a great sport!  :)  What do you think about the props???  I did this myself with my little pink Cannon Power Shot Camera...NOT BAD!!! Who says you need an expensive camera??!!!

Here are some more listings that I retook some pictures for at the same shoot today:
You can find this Reversible capelet and more pictures at
The Capelet has been reduced to 15% off for end of season.  

This is the Lotus Blu Kimono Wrap Dress.   OOAK  You can find more pictures of this item at:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

In honor of my grand opening of TWO new shops....I am offering 15% at each shop right now.  When you go to the check out, there is a place for a coupon code.  The coupon code is THANKS15


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