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Serpentine Dance Girl January 29 2020, 2 Comments

Several years ago I was attending a Renoir exhibit in the Royal Academy of Arts in London.  At the same time, they had a loop of the silent film of the dancer Loie Fuller dancing on display.  The film was mesmerizing.  Why do I remember it today, because I recently stumbled on an article on Loie Fuller.  

Fuller was one of the pioneers of modern dance.  She started her career in vaudeville in Chicago.  Loie developed her routine using improvisation, she created the Serpentine Dance.  After not getting the recognition at home, she moved to Europe.  In France, she became the embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement.  This short tinted black and white silent film embodies the spirit of the art movement of the time. 

 

Hussah


Pyjama Chic January 15 2020, 0 Comments

Pyjama Chic

There is nothing like the thrill of getting home from work, and getting into your coziest loungewear.  The women from the early 20th century knew how to do it.  With their immaculate sets of pyjamas with matching robes.  They looked elegant and sophisticated even when they were relaxing at home.  These magnificent women are an inspiration for our pyjamas and their matching robes and kimonos.  Here to lounging elegantly. 

Hussah

(Images courtesy of Pinterest)  


In the Mood for Autumn September 30 2019, 0 Comments

Autumn Fall Covers
Even though the weather here in Kuwait is still sweltering, I am excited that we entered the Autumn season on the calendar.  I just cannot wait for the weather to cool down to take out my cozy sweaters.  However, I am definitely excited to see all the Autumn produce in the market to make some delicious and hearty food.  Above are some of my favorite vintage Autumn magazine covers. 
Hussah 
(Images courtesy of Vogue and The New Yorker) 

Decorative Maps January 30 2019, 0 Comments

Vintage Maps

Vintage maps are so beautiful.  The fact that they were hand drawn makes them more decorative.  Definitely inspirational, and would make wonderful prints someday...

Hussah

(Images courtesy of ecru)


Christmas Stockings December 10 2018, 0 Comments

Christmas Stockings
It's that time of the year where the fire place or staircase decorated by Christmas stockings.  Here are a few playful vintage illustrations of families hanging stockings.  You can find them online.  

Spooky Halloween... October 31 2018, 0 Comments

Vintage Halloween

Happy Halloween!  Here are some little kids in some haunting costumes from the mid-century.  Something always felt eerie about these photos...

(Images courtesy of Pinterest) 


Let's Go on Holiday August 08 2018, 0 Comments

Holiday Magazine

I recently stumbled on Holiday magazine covers and fell in love with the graphic images.  Holiday magazine was an American travel magazine that was published between 1946 and 1977.  The magazine published prolific writers of the era such as Truman Capote and Joan Didion.  It was launched after World War II when Americans began to travel for leisure, a cosmopolitan travel wish book with photo essays.  Here are a few favorite covers from the past. 

Hussah 

(Images courtesy of Pinterest)  

 

 


Rawr! August 06 2018, 0 Comments

Lionshead

We love looking for inspiration for our prints.  Can you see the inspiration of color from the vintage Almanaque Magazine from 1960 we found for the Lionshead print?  

(Images courtesy of ecru and Pinterest) 


Summer Beach Hats July 02 2018, 0 Comments

Summer Hats

Straw hats are all the rave this summer.  The bigger the better.  This trend is nothing new.  Straw hats and accessories have been a beach fixture for a long time.  My favorite hats are from the mid 20th century.  They're both chic and fun! 

Hussah

(Images courtesy of Vogue, Pinterest, John French, and Fernand Fonssagrive) 

 


Eue De Toilette March 26 2018, 0 Comments

Vintage Perfume Ads

Our latest toiletry bags from Sophia 203 are a fun addition to have with your travel set or to store your beauty products.  My favorite piece of the three bags, is the large Perfume toiletry bag, as it reminds me of vintage perfume bottles.  Here are a few beautiful vintage perfume ads part of the inspiration behind the print.

(Images courtesy of Pinterest) 

Hussah


Retro Christmas December 21 2017, 0 Comments

Retro Christmas

I absolutely love vintage advertisements, especially when they are illustrated.  Christmas advertisements and greetings from the 1950s are a lot of fun.  Just in time for the festivities here are some fun illustrated ads.  

Hussah 

(Images courtesy of Pintrest) 


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