★ Le Moulin Rouge by Stephane Passet (1914)

★ Fantastic autochrome of the Moulin Rouge cabaret, photographed by Stephane Passet, 24th June 1914. Founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, it was the birthplace of the can-can dance and a subject of fascination for artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whose… Read More

★ Vintage Advert for Whitworth Cycles

★ Isn’t this advert for Whitworth Cycles just great?! Dating from around 1890, it’s by the famous Romanian artist, Jean de Paleologu. With the six pretty girls gazing down admiringly at the dashing young cyclist, it reflects the now-often-forgotten fact that during cycling’s… Read More

★ Silver Screen Stars: Danielle Darrieux

★ Today is the 98th birthday of beautiful French actress, Danielle Darrieux. Having appeared in over 110 films since 1931, her eight-decade career is amongst the longest in film history! I usually try to keep these Silver Screen Stars features quite short, but Darrieux’s had such… Read More

★ Rare Footage of 1950s Fashions in Paris

★ Just a very quick post to share this little gem I found with you. It’s vintage footage of 1950s fashion in Paris, and I absolutely love it. Such a gorgeous peek into an incredibly stylish world of couture clothes and swanky parties. J’adore!… Read More