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Yves Saint Laurent Line Drawings

Yves Saint Laurent  “the greatest living French artist of this century” Andy Warhol

Over 40 years as a designer, Yves Saint Laurent revolutionised women’s fashion by borrowing items from the male wardrobe.

He made an impressive number of drawings… since childhood. here are below some hidden Drawings.

From 1962 to 2002, he presented two Haute Couture collections a year, considered as a great fashion designer.

Thousands of line drawings controlled and balanced affirming his particular personality, just Imagine about 200 000 up to 300 000 drawings!

His talented Head seamstresses, seconds did play an important role, since they had to assume a great responsibility when it was about to feel, to guess whether it would be velvet cloth or silk, when looking closely at YSL drawings, they also had to imagine, to foresee the flexibility of the fabric on some parts.

Le Smoking Black tuxedo suit for women was created in 1966.

Note that in 1981, Le Smoking ; the Grand Classic direct from sewing workshop did cost the equivalent of a Luxury Mercedes car…
(oh my!)

YSL created a comic strip LULU ; a naughty girl, a malicious little girl who flouts convention.

Over the 1970s, he also created original and amazing theatre costumes. especially for the famous French singer, dancer Zizi jeanmaire, he created a colorful ensemble made of pheasant, ostrich, and rooster feathers.

Saint Laurent was an admirer of the “Ballets russes”, his collection simultaneously evoked czar-era Russia and the Russia depicted in operas. Using gleaming colors and luxurious textiles (including fur, chiffon, silk, velvet, and gold lamé). He claimed this one was his favourite collection ever.

1977, he launched a new fragrance, as Opium Perfume. an unusual blend of patchouli, myrrh, and vanilla, he oversaw the entire creative process. Opium remains one of the top ten best-selling perfumes in France. My favourite Parfum since late 1980s.

Opium flagrance by Yves Saint Laurent

he created Costumes worn by Isabelle Adjani in the popular movie “Subway” directed by Luc Besson – 1985

Yves Saint Laurent admired a lot and paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve, Zizi Jeanmaire, Marcel Proust, Bernard Buffet, and Christian Dior in his Summer 1990 collection.

On October 31th , 2002,  the haute couture house closed its doors forever. In December, the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, presided over by Pierre Bergé, was recognized as a public utility. Pursuing the work that the haute couture house began in 1982, it organized exhibitions about the couturier in museums all over the world.

On June 1, 2008, Yves Saint Laurent passed away in Paris at the age of 71. On September 8, 2017, His Friend and Companion Pierre Bergé passed away…

Yves St Laurent

In 1958, the 28-year-old Pierre Bergé met Saint Laurent, who was six years younger. They began an intense relationship that would last the rest of their lives, morphing into a friendship, business partnership and joint ownership of an art and books collection.

“Coco Chanel liberated women, but Yves Saint Laurent gave them power,”

“Fashion is not Art, however only an Artist could made it though”  P Bergé

 

As for myself, I just don’t know anything about fashion designers, Haute Couture collections… I am not really interested with that kind of high-society events, however I do consider Creators, fashion designers like Guy Laroche too,  Creative Minds in general. last, I Adore YSL 🙂

I got to know young local “fashion designers” some time ago, I’ve ever been amazed with their creative talent,  but they are so many claiming success… and few are chosen.

hmmm, for those about Fashion design, do not forget to Sign, even Registrer all your drawings before submitting to fashion houses 🙂

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That’s all for now. Enjoy a perfect day!

 

 

 

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The Day Birdsong will Turn Off

Songbirds are in danger

Passerines also called Songbirds account for more than half the earth’s birds population.

At this time, nearly half of the birds disappeared the last 40 years.

Passerines species declined considerably

A great work of observation in Canada’s Boreal Forest pointed out that we’re losing common species, everywhere in the world. Since persistent decline over the last 40 years.

In France, The Skylark (Alauda arvensis) about more than a third has disappeared yet.

Based on 20 billion birds, about Half die every year during migration periods.

On their migratory routes, from the breeding area to an appropriate wintering area for millennia, now they have to face more dangers, as deforestation, a new and urban landscape

Many people are worried about the consequences, as in Utica, New York State, where team of volunteers look after birds, they are so small and are subject to predators by night.

Did you know?

The little ones may travel vast distances, up to 1000 kilometres in a night!  so Impressive.

Causes of birds mortality

Regarding predators, it has been clearly reported that Cat predation caused 32 species vanishing. Uh!
In USA, a study pointed out also that the growing numbers of cats has increased a lot, as 80 million domestic cats, about 30 to 40 million abandoned cats… also reported that about 1.4 billion migratory birds died due to cat predation in Usa/Canada, in some parts of Europe as well. Incredible? but True!
But of course, and once more, Humans are mostly responsible, well, we are the crux of the problem…

Another major cause of birds mortality is about hunters. Indeed, In France, they killed between 500 000 and 1 million every year.
Sparrows, Larks, The Ortolan Bunting “Emberiza hortulana”, an endangered species traditionally, but illegally hunted in France. Nowadays, hunters barely get ONE Ortolon during the hunting season, since they also contributed to their vanishing.

More obstacles during migration

The landscapes they used to fly over have seriously been modified.

Many buildings with glass facades cause the death of several thousands migratory birds In Canada, Too many birds died due to huge frontal glass facades. In Canada, Scientists monitor 167 bird species populations, which 20 are endangered bird species.

Light pollution is very harmful to birds of which two-thirds fly at night, and constitutes a serious threat to migratory birds.

Fortunately, many people Rescue, Help and ensure that migratory birds are maintained, protected, and conserved.
Thanks also to Birdcast programebird organizations that Record the birds we see, Keep track of bird lists, Explore dynamic maps and graphs,
Share sightings, join eBird community, Contribute to science and conservation.
Also thanks to Max Planck Institute for Ornithology with ICARUS; “International Cooperation for animal Research Using Space”, is a global collaboration of animal scientists to establish a satellite based infrastructure for earth observation of small objects such as migratory birds, bats, or sea turtles…

Just a friendly reminder : in little more than 40 years, too many birds have disappeared, around half the world’s population.

and as also commented by André Solaner wordpress.com🙂 : “It’s not only the birds. Over the last 25 years the amount of insects in Europe decreased by 75%. Only about a quarter of the insects is around compared to the amount 25 years ago. What a drama 🙁 “

We all have to take urgent action before we reach the “point of no return”.

Source : French-German channel Arte Documentary.

because, before

will Birdsongs soon be no more than a memory?
and
Thus one wonders “who” is next on list?

My conclusion is this:

It is about a falling…on the way down everybody keeps telling to reassure himself:

“So far, So Good…”  … “So far, So Good”… “So far, So Good”…  since, How we fail does not matter…  it is how we land! (j’me comprends!)

Last, Hats Off to all ornithologists, witnesses, enthusiasts, researchers, observers, teams of volunteers everywhere in the world!

That’s All for now.

“So far, So Good…”
Thank you for reading. Enjoy a Perfect day…

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Vtg Ashtray Sets French Bistro Ads

Christmas New Year just around the corner. Hard To find French Vintage Advertising ashtrays, perfect for Holiday period Gift Ideas.


A nice collection of Colorful vintage smoking Advertising ashtrays made in France, featuring the famous LOTO or Loterie National; National Lottery.

Also usually used as pickle dishes, storage trays!:).  Produced by St Clement and Gien Potteries.

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Another selection of various vintage Ad ashtrays, in faience, in porcelain made in France. Beer Ads, Cognac, Cusenier liquor, the well known Byrrh, as aromatised wine-based apéritif, Eva fruit juice.

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Another mix of pretty of vintage Advertising ashtrays. Porcelain, ceramic, small Beer Fisher amber glass, blue glass for “Gitanes” cigarettes, Martini Opalex, very nice deep green “J&B whisky” ashtray & water jug, plus plastic platter included. Famous Suze in yellow/red,  porcelain by Orchies moulin des loups. French Red wine “Santa Rosa” Ads for the large straw yellow ceramic Horseshoe ashtray. And various Barware sets; bottle openers, vine corkscrews…

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Such another lovely collection of vintage smoking ashtrays in large, medium sizes and various shapes. Porcelain, ceramic, faience ashtrays made in France. Well known Brands as Ricard, Grant’s, St Raphael, Cognac Bisquit and Martel, Champagne Abel Lepitre, “Gauloises” cigarettes. Last, Perrier!:)

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large and quite scarce Vintage French smoking ad ashtrays. French Beer Kronenbourg ceramic wooden barrel motif, in toffee color, Guinness ashtray in black with golden accents, Vermouth white ceramic, William Lawson’s whiskey in vibrant green. last, a rare ceramic ashtray featuring:) a domestic dispute, as an advertising for Moulin des Loups housewares Company 🙂

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About ordering: all items pictured above are for sale, as a set or sold individuallyMore descriptions, condition, size, photos on Request.
we can list item(s) on post using Online payments secured by PayPal. Once you click on button, you are directed to PayPal secured pages.
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Please NOTE: Due to peak activity times during Holiday season;
Residents Outside Europe, any orders placed after November 30th will be shipped on January 2, 2018.

European Residents: any orders placed after December 9th will be shipped on January 2, 2018.

Other French vintage smoking ashtrays also available. Something above caught your eye? Contact us for details and more photos.

Coming Soon! showing up gorgeous & various Pitchers, Jugs …

We are here to Help! Please feel free to contact us.

That’s All for now! 🙂

Thank you for reading. Enjoy a perfect weekend!

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Cheese Deli Meats Wine Tasting

Cheese Deli Meats Wine Tasting at pentyofamelie

Welcome Autumn season. A good opportunity to sample specialties made of various yummy Cheeses, Mixed cold cuts, White or Red wines that pair with.

How about French Vintage Cheese serving plates, trays and platters? Cheese Deli Meats Wine Tasting 🙂

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Perfect with cooked pork meats, Mixed cold cuts…

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Breakfast Ready Please Help Yourself

french large cafe au lait bowls multicoloured

Good Morning! Wake up to a Gourmet French breakfast! Here is a fine selection of french vintage café au lait bowls. Gorgeous large, Medium, Small Coffee, Soup, Cereal, Hot Chocolate Bols, made of stoneware, Limoges porcelain, faience with a nice hand painted, transfer ware pattern…Plus other Nice Decorative Objects displayed.

I wake up around 6:30. After having a French petit déjeuner including Multifruit Juice, some seasonal fruits, bread or buckwheat cakes with homemade Raspberries Jam, a large cafe au lait bowl filled of coffee black though, and before getting on wordpress dashboard,I usually check if my neighbors; rabbits, chickens, hens, Birds need water or feed… Then, I have a walk with my Dear Wire Fox Terrier.

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As Collectors for many years, Flea markets enthusiasts, we have been adding many various vintage french coffee bowls to our own collection.

here is a glimpse of our finds:

Vtg Quimper Pottery Henriot HB Breakfast Collection

How about Quimper Potteries? Antique, Vintage Henriot, HB, Keraluc cafe au lait Personalized Breton Lug bowls, or “Parisian” Large Bols, also ideal for cereal, soup or ice cream serving. Typical Fleuri Royal, Petit Breton motif inside.

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Happy Hour Let’s have a Party

European French vintage Beer mugs, steins, tankards available upon request.

Fall is back. Back to school… Relax and enjoy your weekends with family and friends!

Happy Hour about to start…

How about Tankards, Mugs, Steins for Beer Drinkers?

 

Vtg Sadler English Beer Tankard Old Sailing Pattern

English beer stein tankard, yellow mustard coloured mug by sadler UK – featuring old sailing decor, pirates ship. H: 14,5 cm/ 5.7 in diameter: 10 cm/ 3.9 in very good condition. price: 29 € – shipping costs: 15€ – Note: make sure you read “Terms and Conditions”.

€44,00

Vtg German Beer Lidded Stein Berlin Branderburger Tor

Tall beer stein Berlin Branderburger Tor. Berlin city, German countryside, eldelweiss decor. metal lidded, signed Gerz beautiful decor. H: 24.5 cm/9.8" diameter: 8.5 cm/ 3.3" quite Heavy. mint condition. price: 50€ – shipping costs: 24.20€ – Note: make sure you read "Terms and Conditions".

€74,20

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Har De i øvrigt spørgsmål, bedes De ubetinget henvende Dem til os. 

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Many Beer steins available. Something above caught your eye? Contact us for details and more photos.

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About ordering: all items pictured above are for sale, as a set or sold individually.  More descriptions, condition, size, photos on Request.
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Please NOTE: Due to peak activity times during Holiday season;
Residents Outside Europe, any orders placed after November 30th will be shipped on January 2, 2018.

European Residents: any orders placed after December 9th will be shipped on January 2, 2018.

Thank you for reading.

Enjoy a perfect weekend! and don’t forget to Rock’N’Roll… your way.  & yec’hed Mat 🙂

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Today is International Rabbit Day

white rabbits on autumn season

“Bravo les Lapinous”! and Rabbit Hare Everybody! 🙂

International Rabbit Day. One had to think of it!

Held on the fourth Saturday or Sunday of September, annual celebration of the long-eared, short-tailed mammal,  not just in the name of the millions of bunnies kept as pets across the Western world, but aims to promote a serious message about animal welfare.

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Rabbit Day white brown Faience Tureens made in Portugal

On International Rabbit Day we all are encouraged to consider, not only the companionship offered by our favourite hutch-dwellers, but the various ways in which rabbits are harmed by medical and cosmetic testing, hunting, fur farming and, of course, casseroling. Indeed, there is a serious side to International Rabbit Day but you may not be surprised to learn that events are somewhat sporadic, so let your bunny out of its hutch and give it an extra carrot or two … and ‘better give a try to Bunny Faience Tureens … 🙂 Coming soon!

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About ordering: all items pictured above are for sale, as a set or sold individually.  More descriptions, condition, size, photos on Request.
we can list item(s) on post using Online payments secured by PayPal. Once you click on button, you are directed to PayPal secured pages.
Or
we can list item(s) in Shop, and will notify link to via email.

Please NOTE: Due to peak activity times during Holiday season;
Residents Outside Europe, any orders placed after November 30th will be shipped on January 2, 2018.

European Residents: any orders placed after December 9th will be shipped on January 2, 2018.

 

That’s All for now! 🙂

Enjoy a perfect day! ❤️

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