Show Girl

When altering this single mailer, in my head I created a little story of a young woman who is a dancer at the Folies Bergere.  She is at her most beautiful and admired by many, every evening.

Marrying the image with this quote I wanted to convey that youthful beauty may pass but a person, no matter their age, can always be beautiful.

The mailer is photographed nestled on a fan which my Great Aunt Jean brought back as a souvenir from the Folies Bergere in 1938. It is an item I treasure but it would be lovely to have heard of the sights she encountered.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hazel
    Jan 19, 2010 @ 09:57:37

    I love this Lynne, it’s beautiful. xxx Hazel.

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  2. Cath
    Jan 19, 2010 @ 10:42:51

    What a treasure, Lynne – must be fab and I’d want to know the story behind it, too! Lovely to invent a story behind your work – gives it life.

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  3. craftytrog
    Jan 19, 2010 @ 12:51:39

    A stunning piece of art Lynne, and how wonderful to have your great aunt’s fan – it’s beautiful! xx

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  4. Lucy Edmondson
    Jan 19, 2010 @ 14:59:06

    This is gorgeous, and I love the backdrop of the fan and the story that goes with it.

    You are a true romantic!

    Lucy x

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  5. Jack Langthorne
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 18:28:58

    Gorgeous mailer Lynne. I love the vintage images you use. Hmmmm, do you do a fan dance with that lovely fan??? Jack xx

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