Category Archives: Paris

Dress-down Friday: Lulu

The hidden Victorian origins of cross-dressing trapeze artistry…

Dress-down Friday: Lulu

The hidden Victorian origins of cross-dressing trapeze artistry…

Arthur Cravan Memorial Society

A radio tribute to everyone’s favourite boxing poet.

Arthur Cravan Memorial Society

A radio tribute to everyone’s favourite boxing poet.

New impressions

A home-ground shout-out for “the vast childish and sometimes cruel theater that is the universe of Raymond Roussel”.

New impressions

A home-ground shout-out for “the vast childish and sometimes cruel theater that is the universe of Raymond Roussel”.

Finding the Woman Who Didn’t Exist

“Women may have faced many limitations in nineteenth-century France, but not everyone played by the rules and Gisèle d’Estoc seems to have broken most of them at one time or another in her colorful life.”

Finding the Woman Who Didn’t Exist

“Women may have faced many limitations in nineteenth-century France, but not everyone played by the rules and Gisèle d’Estoc seems to have broken most of them at one time or another in her colorful life.”

Pearls: Vali Myers

“We lived in the streets, in the cafes, like a pack of mongrel dogs…”

Pearls: Vali Myers

“We lived in the streets, in the cafes, like a pack of mongrel dogs…”

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Dress-down Friday: Foujita

The Tokyo-born artist alternated between elegant suiting, bohemian work clothes and Japanese robes.

Dress-down Friday: Foujita

The Tokyo-born artist alternated between elegant suiting, bohemian work clothes and Japanese robes.

13 books for 2013

Swordswomen, working boys, crypto-fascist poets, bohemians, Decadents, Surrealists, occultists…business as usual really.

13 books for 2013

Swordswomen, working boys, crypto-fascist poets, bohemians, Decadents, Surrealists, occultists…business as usual really.

Where the Muses Hold Sway

Another treasure from the British Pathé vaults…

Where the Muses Hold Sway

Another treasure from the British Pathé vaults…

The poet of the bats

“Did he really invent an orchestra of perfumes, an orchestra of liqueurs, on which he could play the subtlest harmonies of the senses?”

The poet of the bats

“Did he really invent an orchestra of perfumes, an orchestra of liqueurs, on which he could play the subtlest harmonies of the senses?”

Dress-down Friday: Leonor Fini

The Argentinean artist offers a perfect example of the fearlessness, flair and flamboyance required to pull off an out-there ensemble.

Dress-down Friday: Leonor Fini

The Argentinean artist offers a perfect example of the fearlessness, flair and flamboyance required to pull off an out-there ensemble.

Photographies

Christmas gift suggestions for insanely rich aesthetes and the people who love them.

Photographies

Christmas gift suggestions for insanely rich aesthetes and the people who love them.

Jarry checks out

Oral hygiene: it’s never too late

Jarry checks out

Oral hygiene: it’s never too late

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

The Other Amazon

“Who are these people? Why this gray palette? How does she shape a new concept of femininity?” Listen and find out…

The Other Amazon

“Who are these people? Why this gray palette? How does she shape a new concept of femininity?” Listen and find out…

Jacques-Émile Blanche | portraits

Many of these portraits are currently on display in the exhibition Du côté de chez Jacques-Émile Blanche at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.

Jacques-Émile Blanche | portraits

Many of these portraits are currently on display in the exhibition Du côté de chez Jacques-Émile Blanche at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.

Dress-down Friday: Musidora

A dazzling parade of cat suits, leotards and an unexpected detour into man style…

Dress-down Friday: Musidora

A dazzling parade of cat suits, leotards and an unexpected detour into man style…

Dress-down Friday: Charles Henri Ford

In Op Art stripes, in black tie alongside Factory mainstay Gerard Malanga, resting serenely on his lover Pavel Tchelitchew or entertaining a gentleman caller wearing rather less than he, Ford is never less than elegant.

Dress-down Friday: Charles Henri Ford

In Op Art stripes, in black tie alongside Factory mainstay Gerard Malanga, resting serenely on his lover Pavel Tchelitchew or entertaining a gentleman caller wearing rather less than he, Ford is never less than elegant.

Dress-down Friday: La Belle Otero

Even given Otero’s reputation it’s surprising just how far she goes: dressed as a nun, a torera and a Byzantine empress; clad in a daring catsuit or scandalously baring her shoulders.

Dress-down Friday: La Belle Otero

Even given Otero’s reputation it’s surprising just how far she goes: dressed as a nun, a torera and a Byzantine empress; clad in a daring catsuit or scandalously baring her shoulders.

Dress-down Friday: Étienne de Beaumont (and guests)

This is a largely context-free gawp at Beaumont’s famous balls and the guests who loved them, a celebration of fancy dress and just plain dressin’ fancy…

Dress-down Friday: Étienne de Beaumont (and guests)

This is a largely context-free gawp at Beaumont’s famous balls and the guests who loved them, a celebration of fancy dress and just plain dressin’ fancy…