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Paris Postcards

First, there was the book – Paris Sketchbook, an illustrated homage to Paris' innumerable secrets and treasures by Jason Brooks, to which I sang accolades in this review. Recently, the publisher Laurence King has reissued twenty beautiful illustrations from the book as a set of postcards. Ranging from fashionable and chic to romantic and nostalgic, ... Read more

Book review: Paris Sketchbook

You need to look no further than fashionistas' endless Instagram streams of Ladurée macarons and Pinterest photos of bright, high-ceiling apartments with a view of the Eiffel Tower to conclude that Paris is one of fashion's favourite clichés. I've embraced it myself too since I moved to London; as legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland once ... Read more

La belle époque fashion in Paris: Illustrations and quotes

Le Journal des Dames et des Modes was a fashion periodical published in Paris in 1912-1914. Containing columns, poetic texts, illustrations and fashion reports, it was a reflection of the refined and optimistic Parisian society before the First World War. I am in love with the Journal's vibrant illustrations, some of which have luckily been ... Read more