These vibrant Art Deco Illustrations are by Mexican artist Ernesto "El Chango" García. As well as being a fabulous illustrator he was a renowned political cartoonist, professional tango dancer, Greco-Roman wrestler and pioneer of silent films. Gosh! Here is a link for more information about his remarkable life, examples of his work and influence--> Ernesto "El Chango" García.Images from here, here and here.
Georg Jensen, the Danish silversmith, opened his first store in 1904 in Copenhagen. If you are passionate about Georg Jensen jewellery, Gallery 925 is a good place to peruse, buy and generally admire Georg Jensen pieces.
I think it's almost officially party frock season here in Sydney. It's getting very warm (33 degrees yesterday!) and the holiday season fast approacheth. If you are scratching your head about what to wear, may I recommend popping over to The Metropolitan Mueum of Art's web site for some historical inspiration. Their online archive of dresses and frocks ranging from Patou to Lanvin is every glamorous girl's dream. The two evening dresses above are from the '20s. Aren't they sweet? However, it is this cute, mod, poster dress below that has stolen my heart. I can't imagine why!
From what I can gather these "Falbalas and Fanfreluches" (translated as ruffles and frills) were pochoir portfolios published between 1922 and 1926 to showcase Georges Barbier's beautiful work. Apparently, only 600 editions were printed, so they are incredibly rare. Imagine finding one tucked away in the back of an antique bookstore! I think I'd faint!