Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Red!

This is my FAVOURITE ad in our newly rebranded ebay shop, Haute Couture Fashion Ads.    

If you're interested in fashions from the 90s until present day, stop by the shop.  These are the ads we can't list in our etsy shop, Paper Doll Girls, because they aren't 20 years old yet!

Christian Dior Red Lipstick
Haute Couture Fashion Ads
Vogue Paris, September 1991
Ebay Listing #160725631602

What could be more perfect for a Valentine kiss?



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ooh-La-la Forties Lingerie

I've just spent time today listing some gorgeous lingerie ads from a 1946 Harpers Bazaar magazine.  I've always loved illustrations used in these older issues much more than photographs.  The artwork is beautiful!

Etsy Listing #91625064

Etsy Listing #91555382

Etsy Listing #91622725

Etsy Listing #91626635

Etsy Listing #91625303 

 Etsy Listing #91628323


Friday, January 27, 2012

Diary of a Vintage Girl | Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle: Visiting the past

If you are interested in the 1940s and 1940s fashion, you've got to go over and visit  Fleur de Guerre's blog.  You'll love it!  She is absolutely gorgeous.




Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our New Shop - Haute Couture Fashion Ads

We have had our Paper Doll Girls etsy shop for well over a year now and have collected hundreds of ads that we aren't able to list there because they don't meet the criteria of vintage--they are less than 20 years old.  

We decided to rebrand the ebay shop we have had since 2003, and start using it again as a venue for all the beautiful French, UK, US, and Australian ads we are unable to offer in Paper Doll Girls.  These ads date from 1992 to the present.  You can find them in our newly re-launched ebay shop, Haute Couture Fashion Ads.

We've just started listing in the shop, so please stop by from time to time and see what we have on offer.  Here are a few of what you'll find in there now:



Saturday, January 21, 2012

La Femme Chez Elle

Amongst the vintage fashion magazine ads that I brought back from Paris, I found some lovely illustrations by four well-known Art Deco illustrators of the 1930s.  

Perhaps the most iconic of these illustrators was Paul Iribe,
who was part of a Parisian, bohemian clique, a cosmopolitan mix of personalities from the world of the arts and elite society.  One notable member was the couturier, Coco Chanel.  Iribe’s involvement with Chanel was particularly intense. Chanel found Iribe’s provocative wit and professional drive matched her own. Theirs was a romantic liaison, and a bond of like souls. 

   Etsy Listing #90914676

The reverse side of this listing is an illustration by Andre Edouard Marty.  He was the quintessential Parisian artist: he was born in that city in 1882, died there in 1974, and through his long and productive 92 years he touched upon virtually every major art form with the exception of sculpture.   He was only one of four artists to contribute to every year of the elite pochoir fashion publication Gazette du Bon Ton (1912 to 1925).  In addition he was much sought after as an illustrator for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Le Sourire, Fémina, Modes et Manières d’Aujord’hui and many other popular fashion and lifestyle publications.

   Etsy Listing #90914676

George Lapape was also the quintessential Parisian artist.  At age 20 Lepape had already formed strong liaisons with such notable artists as Georges Braque, Marie Laurencin, Bernard Boutet de Monval, Andre Marty and Charles Martin.  By 1920 Lepape was at the very top of his profession. He had completed a prolific decade of work, including illustrations for the houses of Worth, Lanvin, Paquin, Doucet, Beer among others, cover work for Harpers Bazaar and the first cover for Vogue Magazine (Oct.1916, English edition), numerous commissions for fur, perfume and other luxury goods producers, illustrations for theatre programs (particularly for the Ballets Russes), costume and set designs for Marcel L’Herbier and a series of posters for Galeries Lafayette.

Conde Nast invited Lepape to New York in 1926, further cementing a long and profitable relationship with Vogue as that publication took over Gazette du Bon Ton. He illustrated eight of the Vogue covers in 1927 plus covers for Vanity Fair, while continuing to expand his client list to include Hermes, Wanamaker’s Department Store and Femina Magazine, among others, and to further increase his visibility in the theatrical world.

 Etsy Listing #90914611

The reverse side of the page is an illustration by Mariette Lydis.  Mariette, Comtesse Govone, lived an extraordinary life of adventure.  She had a great artistic success in 30s Paris, starting with a solo show at the Galerie Bernheim Jeune, after which she became a member and a juror at the Salon d’Automne. Her work is in many major museums and collections worldwide.

 Etsy Listing #90914611


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oh, how times have changed......

I brought home several hundred vintage magazine ads from Paris and found the following two Regie Francaise ads to be interesting.  They are from an extra large-size magazine named "L'Illustration" published in the 1930s in Paris.

Cigarette and cigar advertising is no longer "glamorous", but the girl in the 1935 illustration really just screams 1930s Art Deco glamour!  I really love the graphics on this ad.  The other one from 1934 features two children offering cigarettes and cigars as GIFTS.  Things have DEFINITELY changed!   But, both of these ads can now just be appreciated for the loveliness of their artwork.

Etsy Listing #90788274

 Etsy Listing #90788517



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rayne Shoes - Bond Street, London

Last year I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Nicholas Rayne, son of Sir Edward Rayne, from the well-known London shoe company, Rayne ShoesNick found our etsy shop while searching for Rayne shoe ads to replace the family ones destroyed by a fire.  We've been able to reunite him with quite a number of vintage ads these past few months.
Rayne Shoes, which was founded in 1885, was located on Bond Street in London until 1987, and held the royal warrant to make shoes for the royal family, including Princess Diana.  Granted the Royal Warrant by the Queen Mother, Rayne designed the ivory silk shoes embroidered with seed pearls for Princess Elizabeth to wear at her wedding in 1947.  Rayne also made shoes for actresses in their movie roles, such as Vivian Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana Rigg in her television role on The Avengers.

Here are some examples of the beauty of Rayne Shoes:

You can see an interview with Nick regarding the making of the gorgeous wedding shoes for Queen Elizabeth on the following video.

If you'd like to read more about the history of Rayne shoes, have a visit to their website.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Perfume Shrine: Shalimar by Guerlain: Review and History Info for an Iconic Oriental

While doing some research for a perfume ad I brought home from Paris, I ran across this review/history of the perfume, Shalimar, by Guerlain, that I have worn for 40+ years. I still remember the first magical moment I removed the glass stopper on a bottle my father had given to my mother when I was probably about six or seven years old. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had ever smelled....and I still do all these years later!

Perfume Shrine: Shalimar by Guerlain: Review and History Info for an Iconic Oriental

Monday, January 9, 2012

Madeleine de Rauch by Darani

I was lucky enough to find a copy of the French magazine, L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode de Paris, from 1949, which contains the very collectible ad illustrated by Darani.  The ad features a bright yellow wool coat and black and white wool windowpane checked trousers designed by Madeleine de Rauch, a Paris couturier, working from 1932 to 1973, who was known for her sporty day looks.

The ad is very collectible as it has been featured on page 161 of the exceptional reference book of fashion illustrators entitled, "100 Years of Fashion Illustration", which is an invaluable addition to any reference library.

 Paper Doll Girls Etsy Listing #90044120

The ad has a very modern look even though it is was done 63 years ago!  At this time, trousers were just becoming part of couture for weekend wear.  Hard to believe, isn't it, since women were them on a daily basis now?


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sailor Girl...

I've finally gotten through the scanning and watermarking of the ads I brought home from Paris and have listed the following cover from the July 22, 1933, issue of  the French magazine, Le Miroir du Monde. It's so ART DECO!  I think she's absolutely gorgeous.

 Etsy Listing #90026590

This is the first of hundreds of ads I'll be listing in the shop over the next few weeks, so please stop by!

Here are a couple of ideas of how you can display vintage ads!

INSPIRED?  If you are, please note that we are now giving discounts for multiple ad purchases! 

Use the following code at checkout for an automatic discount:

Buy 4-6 ads, get 10% off. Code: MULTIPLE10PERCENT
Buy 7-10 ads, get 15% off. Code: MULTIPLE15PERCENT
Buy 11+ ads, get 20% off. Code: MULTIPLE20PERCENT 



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nelly de Grab

I recently received a request from a lovely Esty seller, Stephanie from Vancouver, of True Value Vintage, asking if she could include one of my ads in her listing.  I was delighted to see one of my ads "come to life"!  

She has a Nelly de Grab skirt for sale in her shop and I had an ad for the same skirt!  Please check it out in her shop listing  to see the beautiful Florentine black lace overlaying pink taffeta.

Paper Doll Girl Listing #71514464

True Value Vintage Listing #87961642

The combination of pink and black is absolutely gorgeous!

Please go over and have a look at all the beautiful vintage clothing and accessories Stephanie has in her shop!


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