Saturday, 6 February 2010

Art nouveau Sunday

As per usual, I rocked up to this exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay just a few days before it closed, and an hour and a half before the museum shut its doors. A thoughtful look at art nouveau-influenced design, from the nouveau'style of the early years of the twentieth century, to the surrealists of the 30s and psychedelia of the 70s, via naturalism and Aubrey Beardsley.

Running home from the 7th to the 18th through the Tuileries at dusk

Some gorgeous etsy finds, inspired by Art Nouveau...


The Blue Nouveau scarf, by silk painter Alana Bills, creator of works of art you can wear.
The incredible Mata Hari headdress, from MoonshineBaby, who carries a stunning range of feathered and jewelled headresses and fascinators which evoke the steamy Parisian cabarets of the 1900s.

I am never far away from the wedding section these day, this art-nouveau-inspired sash would work wonderully on a backless, 30s-style wedding dress... see Delphine Manivet's Agapan and weep, vintage contemporary fans.


A very special find from ArchipelagoVintage: a 1900s post card album, with gold leaf to the cover and a classic poppy design. Beautiful.


Sumptuous art nouveau-inspired psychedelia from award-winning illustrator Zoe Hong, who has just opened her etsy shop. Check our her beautiful bubbeheads as well.

2 comments:

Nurse Poppy said...

Wonderful article! Thank you so much for the great write up!

Auriana, Moonshine Baby

zoe said...

Wow! Thanks for the mention. I'm in great company. (That headdress is ridiculous!)

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