An air of mystery, a touch of allure… that is what Les Parisiennes are all about…
Have a happy Sunday… xv
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LOVE IT. Paris will never loose that allure, EVER.
You must be enjoying yourself to the hilt my dear!!! Anita
I did …:)
Beautiful ladies indeed. I would have loved to have been part of this Paris!
Loving your new look, Vicki – and these glass portraits couldn’t show it off any better!
Thank you so much for sharing these. I can’t even imagine dressing like this regularly. There is an ethereal sense to paintings, the artist somewhat infatuated I think.
Yes.. not a quick start to the morning…:)
This had to be one of those delicious moments Vicki, when you discovered something special to share. I love when you do! Each one…just wonderful. xxx
I think the people walking past thought I was crazy… as they snapped away at the Seine I am facing away and clicking at an old shop window… That’s the fun… something for everyone…
So beautiful and mysterious. Good thing they were preserved for us to admire. Bonne weekend!
It is incredible to think they have not been broken… I am not sure how old they are… or even if they are reproductions… but they certainly looked original…
Beautiful!And NO I cannot imagine the thought of dressing like that everyday of your LIFE!
Do you think they ever had an off day..A day in their pyjamas…
Great find, Vicki. Lovely drawings of some Belle Epoque Parisiennes… Not to fret, they were to be “liberated” by Coco Chanel’s fashion sense, and have been doing their thing ever since Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)
THAnk goodness for CC …
Hi Vicki, Yes, they are full of mystery. I can’t even imagine dressing like that (especially in summer). I bet they had a lot of help. Have a wonderful Sunday evening.
I can’t imagine how they managed in all those petticoats… gloves… etc… I think I would be tripping over myself…
These are lovely. Do you think #3 and #5 are portraits of the same woman?
I think so… very observant… Maybe the artist ran out of models… or he liked her best
These are so beautiful…
I have a special attachment to La Belle Epoque.
Thank you, dear Vicki, for sharing these gems!
I read in a book, that women with maids (!) needed 1 hour to fix the hair at the side of the hat. They have to curle it with the burning iron and stuck it. Ar’nt we happy today?
They ladies are so beautiful! Those faces, so serene and thoughtful, dreaming perhaps of chocolat chaud. (Oh wait, that’s moi dreaming of chocolat chaud on this chilly Minnesota morning!)
Thanks for sharing them.
Aww… so pretty, Vicki. Thank you for sharing these beauties.
Heard there is a new exhibition opening Sept 25th at Paris’s Musee d’Orsay called “Impressionism and Fashion”. It features 74 paintings and 37 period costumes, a range of fashion illustrations and such accessories as shoes, gloves, parasols, corsets. It sounds just fabulous. I hope you can see it, Vicki, and tell us all about it! A quote from the article I found says, “Before Coco Chanel’s Little Black Dress, there were the big black dresses of early Belle Epoque Paris – flowing cascades of perfectly dyed black silk, meant to show off the wearer’s fashionably pale skin. The show overflows with black dresses, on canvas and on mannequins…”
Doesn’t it sound wonderful!
It does… I hope that I can get there for it…
Ahhh …. La belle époque! I believe that’s the era when Paris became the fashion capital of the world.
I am sure it was a marvelous time in Paris.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful portraits.
I love that era, even though I’m sure dressing like that day in and day out would be tedious but the high collars and long dresses with hat and gloves appeals to me.
They are stunning. Paris is so photogenic.