hi guys, happy saturday nuit~
i’m not sure where this top painting came from, do you know it? i’m the worst at saving hyperkinks!
i have guests so i’m only here for a sec, but wanted to post some of the art i stumbled on and saved to my desktop while i could still make sense of it. actually there is no sense to it, it’s just a random smattering of the tip of the iceberg that is the 1920s.
ever since seeing midnight in paris, i’ve been thinking about who i’d like to run into from the 20s. (other than josephine baker and chanel). but looking into it i’m blown away by how many designers, illustrators and artists i don’t know.
dart.fine-art.com louis icart
i love the way women were portrayed as such playful minxes!
ok i’m off to entertain, have fun tonite!
or maybe was louis’ lust FOR the ladies
hi guys! i was so happy you’re so into LC too that i was inspired to do another post on his work.
as much as he was peaches and cream
he also had another side one that was fascinated by the mysteries and sensual charms of of women
striking risque poses
and wearing whisper thin dresses
without a care in the world, especially the dangers of smoking =p
he painted an age of folly and it was a new and exciting time
especially for a generation who were shocked at an exposed ankle
not to mention a glimpse of stocking
sometimes the paintings are almost dark
but they’re always playful
but these ladies weren’t playing
when it came to love and seduction (i actually have the one above signed and framed on consignment in ny. if you like it let me know)
his body of work is endless!
he did it all,
whether it’s the weather,
or just plain capturing glimpses of beauty,
there’s always a new one to discover
well i better go, stay cozy and have a great weekend! i’m gonna sequester myself cause my new web boutique is going up next week and so i have a lot to dot and cross! xoc
hi friends! i know it’s pretty cold for so many right now so i hope you’re tucked in warm and cozy tonite!
yesterday i started cleaning off my desktop and was happy to see you enjoyed it. today i started working on some of the folders. so many of the images aren’t hi res so they can’t go to print. soooo the next best thing is to share them with you! i wish i could figure out how to get them to blow up when you click but it seems like wordpress may have changed that feature.
so tonite it’s louis icart, one of my favorite artists. he captured moments of contemplation,
and anyone who loves dogs, well…
he painted women so delicately but still kept them strong
i have tons more so if you like him too let me know and i’ll finish up that folder tomorrow!
for tonight, stay dreamy
don’t work too hard
and enjoy your friends in person or on their blogs! love you!! xoc
and don’t want to wake up from the state i’m in. still feeling the effects, still making plans to go deeper. funny when you travel, you never know what’s going to come of it. for me it seems i found a new passion in affordable real estate. no one believed me that there were apartments for about 150,000 euros available in the heart of paris. ( i happen to be a bargain huntress despite my lust for finery) . going thru my pics from the trip i see i was definitely out to prove them wrong. i wish i could buy them all and start my own little paris apartment biz right now, but if i can’t, maybe you can!?
this is what got me started, imagining a little place to call chez moi…
i started obsessing and searching out agencies in all the different neighborhoods.
this is just the tip of the iceberg!
you’ll have to excuse my pics, they were taken thru windows
i mean take your pick!
this one below is the most expensive topping 200g’s but hey, it’s so cute, it’s worth the little extra! happy hunting!!
oh and of course i have to throw in my bit of parsian gaiety wherever i can find it. i spent time with my nieces who were dressed as pirates for a local parade. to me they looked like they were ready to have their portraits painted in 1740′s france! yes, i know, auntie claudie is suffering from dimentia!! somebody stop me!
oh and politically:
ok so i’m from jersey, what can i say? maybe i was there in another life with you all? maybe we stormed the bastille or lived at versailles? whatever it is i’m happy we all share this passion for paree!
don’t worry, i won’t stop posting pics from the trip. i did take them for the books but it’s such a long arduous process and so much more fun to show YOU!
for now tho, back in nyc, figuring out what to do with the store and just seeing life from a new perspective. i never imagined 30 days would make such a difference but hopefully i’ll keep some of the more imp’t things i learned. today it’s how everyone was on their bikes: they don’t ride the wrong way, don’t talk on the phone, stop at the lights, blah blah blah…i’m gonna try that!
so my readjustment time is pretty much wearing off, but i’m determined to use my camera here and find beauty or things that remind me wherever i can. and if i squint i can avoid ny’s roadkill and pretend i’m you know where…
this is on 8th street, st marks…what a difference a flower would make!…here’s a few from paris for inspiration!
ca va for now!
oh by the by, i won this from my wonderful blogging friend, Joy. It was waiting for me when i got home and as fate would have it, i have just the person for it. so joy, know that this is going to a friend in need. i think it really will cheer her up so thank you!
well, back on the continent. i had to hibernate for a couple days cause new york can pull you right back into the quagmire if you blink. plus i had to catch up on all the reality series (did i just admit that)? the past 30 days taught me a lot of things. the best came from one of the women trip, Ellen. she said that the beloved 20′s french stage actress Sarah Bernhard (above) took 6 (six)! mini meditations per day. only for a minute or two just to stop and pull it together. i’ve been trying & have made it to 2 or 3 (ok, 2) but it’s a fun mind game and really works!
as far as life back on the farm, i wish i could talk about something glamorous but now comes the sorting and organizing, importing and choosing new things for my line. i’m so tired of working with furniture, it’s exhausting and not as much fun as stationery, blankets and things that don’t break! these little books aren’t in the us yet so it was amazing to find them right around the corner from my apt in paris. they’re handmade and originally were designed for the Comedie Francais.
these are handmade too , matchboxes with superlong wooden matches covered in silk and flocked velvet. there’s so much else but it’s late…do you want to see more?
omg! i thought i was leaving this weekend but just looked at my itinerary and it’s Friday! now it seems the clock is ticking and i haven’t even skimmed the surface! well ok, skimmed. this wasn’t a buying trip per se this time, it was R&D for the books i’m doing so taking pics was fine and fun. but when a mag i write for asked me to put together a few romantic trinkets romantic for an upcoming issue, i panicked! i don’t have anything here! Well, a fellow blogger (and now new friend), was meeting me over the weekend and had never been to the fleas. i decided to teach her my tricks and pick up trinkets for under 1 or 2 euros and we struck gold! and this is only what i took out to do a quick shot…i am obsessed and in love with Paree and its treasures!
i did get to one more amazing salon. http://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/fr/jacquemart/
just outside was this bath store, the french are taking la toilette very seriously these days! now if only we could convince them that shower curtains were a great invention…
ok gotta go, it’s all happening right now!
Louis Icart is one of those artists who captured daily life with playful images of women doing very ordinary things. I’ve started collecting some of the older pictures and came across some I’d never seen before. If you love him too, check out his etchings. Everyone was so risque for a time so refined!
this is the link on amazon. (Note:) The cover of his erotica book is a bit much but inside is fab if you can get past the cover!