parisian powder puff party at my place
bonsoir tout le monde! i hope you’re warm and cozy this winter night. i kind of took it easy today, feeling a little rundown and not terribly productive. but then, as they say at tara, tomorrow’s another day.
for now i just wanted to share a bit of fluff. nothing could be more insignificant in this day and age than powder puffs, but they’re something i happen to love and collect. the other day i was messing around at home, shooting my antique flapper’s fluffy powder puff and compact from a paris flea market. it’s tiny, the size of a 50 cent piece if that. it’s got a well worn leather cover, a mirror and little screen, an entire world on a key chain. the cherry on top is the goosedown puff that was still with it. i often wonder who she was and where she went in her doubtlessly fabulous life en paris in the 20’s when it was new.
i’m sure my pics of the puff would have ended up in a folder if this shipment hadn’t come in today. it started with house beautiful’s march issue which hails the power of all things pink. (you can imagine the color i was tickled when they called to include my powder puffs from paris).
look hard, squint if need be.
so i made an order to the tiny factory in france where they’ve been making these for many years. coincidentally, the shipment came in today. it was the first time to see them all together and it made my kind of crabby day a little lighter. (powder puffs cancel out negativity, apparently).
funny how puffs were de rigueur on any self respecting vamp’s vanity for decades. now they’re nostalgic but still so much fun, there’s something inherently playful about them. they bring out the diva and child in everyone.
of course it’s a great issue cause it’s loaded with pretty pink things. i indulged and shot these totally blatantly and probably completely illegally hey who’s watching?
pink just lights up a room, even if it’s just flowers.
even one pink piece adds a freshness
the issue has lots of great little images tucked throughout.
ok well i’ve been messing with this for way too long. i’m going to cut out while there’s still some enchantment left to the evening. have a great nuit and think pink!