Thursday, October 1, 2009

Parisian Lady

Hello dear lovelies of the Bon Bon world!

I’m Melissa (a.k.a. Simply Mel) from
Reverie-Daydream. It goes without saying that I LOVE Paris, so when Deb said she was leaving for one of my favorite cities in the world and needed a few guest bloggers, I jumped on board the Bon Bon train!

So without further adieu, allow me to share a few stunning images of paintings by the French artist, Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962) who was known as the painter of the “Parisian lady”.









In the 1920’s, Domergue invented a new type of woman: “thin, airy, elegant, with a swanlike neck and wide seductive eyes which gaze upon the world with longing”.

He also played an essential role in the evolution of fashion in his era designing numerous dresses, hats and accessories for famous couturier.








Très magnifique, non?!



[via Google images]

14 comments:

Slices of Beauty... said...

Oui, c'est très magnifique!
Especially the last image, thanks for putting a smile on my face Mel.

My Castle in Spain said...

Toute une époque ! :-)

vintage simple said...

Ah, yes, the sidelong glance again... Magnifique, indeed!
-maria

littlebyrd said...

Yes! I love the dancers...the ballet, the burlesque. Wonderful choice!!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Oh! Thanks so much for such a gorgeous and thoughtful post Melissa and for the introduction to this artist! trés glamoureus...perfect for this week here in Paris where all I see are perfect gorgeous women EVERYWHERE!!

Estrella said...

so pretty, degas meets vogue, its living room material

Dustjacket Attic said...

Thank you sweet Mel, just beautiful. I'm sure John Galliano had inspiration from these paintings for his beautiful collection.
xoxo

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I'm charmed!
Great post Mel darling...
xo*

Southern Aspirations said...

Tres magnifique! Thanks again for the intro.

Jennifer said...

All of these images are lovely. My favorite is the second lady as she seems comfortably mischievous.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love #3 and #4. The movement and colors are amazing. It all brings to mind the more risque side of GiGi.

alexkeller said...

oui! oui! now to go look for some reporductions i can afford and frame -

Melissa de la Fuente said...

These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing these with us Melissa! :)
xo
Melis

Linda said...

Wow he was fantastique! They're beautiful

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