★ ‘Mlle. Spindler’ by Nadar (c.1900)

★ French photographer Gaspard-Felix Tournachon – more commonly known as Nadar – was born on this day in 1820. Famous for his portraits of many of France’s most notable personages, his work features prominently in many prestigious photographic collections… Read More

★ Days Out and Dolls of Paris

★ Hi everyone! After a fun, frantic but generally fabulous two week break, I’m back! I’m so happy to get back to posting, as I have some stuff I can’t wait to share with you, including one particularly vintage-tastic day out! For now though, here’s a fun photo I came across of the New York… Read More

★ Olga Spessiva in Swan Lake, 1934

★ On this day in 1877, Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘Swan Lake’ received its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. This gorgeous photo is from a 1934 Australian production of the ballet, and features the lovely Russian ballerina Olga Spessiva (originally Spessivtzeva, but it was… Read More

★ ‘Costumes by Adrian’ – A Vision of Camelot

★ I just stumbled across these fabulous vintage photos of the original 1960 Broadway production of ‘Camelot’, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Based on the legend of King Arthur, it had been adapted from T.H. White’s acclaimed… Read More