Monday Inspiration | Les Femmes des Édouard Boubat

328d891b40e6e2c9fedeca956718dc1fToday’s Monday inspiration is the incredibly talented french photographer Édouard Boubat, and the ladies in his photographs. It’s easy to get lost in a romantic dreamland of 1940s and 1950s France when scrolling through his work. I can’t help but almost tear up at the touching moments between his subject and the way they’re experiencing the world around them. Boubat was called a “peace correspondent” by french poet Jacques Prévert, because his photographs tended to be uplifting.

Boubat was born in Paris and originally studied typography and graphic design. After going to the war, he made his first photograph in 1946. This photograph ended up winning the Kodak Prize the following year, which started his career as a photographer.

The ladies in his photographs are all so lovely. Feminine and comfortably dressed. Their curls, antique tops, long skirts, flowing dresses, polka dots, textured knits, and turtlenecks are all styles that are will forever influence my fall wardrobe (and well, honestly, just any season applicable). The last photograph is one of my all time favorites. I want that to be my life – foraging flowers in my wool skirt and long blazer with one of my best gal pals. Sigh.

Which lady is your favorite?

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12 Beautiful Antique Autochrome Photos

I first learned about autochromes a few years ago when I came across a photo on Flickr and thought someone had photoshopped colors on to an antique portrait from the early 1900s. How thrilled was I to find that these colorized photos were originals! Fast forward to today, with the power of Pinterest, I am able to share with you some of my absolute favorite autochrome photos.

But first, WHAT is autochrome? In short, it is an early type of photography used by the Lumière brothers (Auguste and Louis) in France (1903 was when it was patented by them, then first marketed publicly in 1907).

***How wonderful is it by the way that their surname translate to “light” If there ever was a surname more befitting of ones occupation in life…

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

If you are interested in learning more about Autochrome or seeing more delightful colored antique photos… here are some links

100 Years of Autochrome (PDF file) | http://theimageworks.com/pdf/100years.pdf

What is Autochrome (more technical/science-y) | http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/en/expozice10/tabule-autochrom.html

Autochrome (Wiki French version) | http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autochrome

The Lumière Brothers | http://www.earlycinema.com/pioneers/lumiere_bio.html

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

This autochrome is perhaps one of my favorites ever taken by John Cimon Warburg – c. 1909. There is something so serene, magical, calming, and just all things wonderful about this photo. Whenever I see a photo and think “I wish that was a photo of ME” I know that it really speaks to me because I want to embody everything I adore about that specific moment captured in time.

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

This image of these three women (picking fruit I am assuming) in France makes me long for the beautiful late summer afternoons in Sauvie Island. I adore this so much.

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12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

 

These two autochrome photos are of the same lovely woman, Bibi Lartigue in Rouzat c. 1921. I really love her ensemble and find it so refreshingly modern. I would wear this, exactly as is today.

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

Another autochrome that I find to be quite modern. You would almost think this is a photo from the 1970s of a bohemian flower child with her tousled curls, flowers in her hair, the floral print of her dress and that v-neckline! This autochrome photo however dates to 1910 and was taken by Paul Bergon “Woman Posing in a Garden”

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

 

12 Beautiful Autochrome Moments

 

This last one photography by Antonin Personnaz looks just like a painting by Monet. I am lost amongst the field of flowers, that sky, those clouds. Was it raining that day or was the lady simply shielding herself from the harsh rays of sunshine? What words were spoken the remainder of the day? Ahhh…. aren’t autochromes just wonderful?

 

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from the archives: Adored Vintage Autumn Lookbook 2012

Adored Vintage Lookbook Autumn 2012

It’s Throwback Thursday! I never know what to post for #tbt because I have ZERO baby photos of me and maybe a handful of adolescent photos all of which I can’t locate. So while  I perused through ye olde computer files I came across the first lookbook I styled and photographed for Adored Vintage when I decided to take this full time 2 years ago!

I really love that this Autumn Vintage lookbook is still relevant to what Adored Vintage looks like today. It’s nice to know that the feeling of Adored Vintage hasn’t changed much. It’s romantic, pretty, inspired by flowers, and unfussy.

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Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012 Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012

Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012 Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012

Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012 Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012 Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012

Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012 Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012 Adored Vintage Lookbook 2012

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