I MARRIED ADVENTURE

I’m so happy to report I just snagged a 1st edition copy of Osa Johnson’s I Married Adventure on eBay! This oh-so-chic faux-bois/zebra patterned book will be proudly making its debut on my coffee table very soon (after I read it, of course!)

I Married Adventure has been seen in countless shelter mags, most recently in Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline’s online venture, Lonny.

I am so excited to have found a copy, I literally have been stalking eBay auctions for months! I know that I’m definitely late in hopping on this bandwagon but I don’t mind because I hear it’s a great read and filled with photos from Johnson’s exotic travels. For a great post on I Married Adventure check out Style Court. Now if I can only track down a copy of its sequel Four Years in Paradise in the fab giraffe print...

MISTINGUETTE

I am currently loving these vintage posters of french actress and singer Jeanne Bourgeois. A fellow singer coined the name Miss Tinguette for Jeanne which she made her own by combining the two. Mistinguette graced the stage of Casino de Paris in the 1890s as well as other famous venues such as the Moulin Rouge. Mistinguette was one of the highest female paid actresses of her time, her legs were insured for the then astronomical sum of 500,000 francs.





I would love to display these in my living room similar to the images below:

When asked to explain her popularity, Mistinguette replied:

“It is a kind of magnetism. I say ‘Come closer’ and draw them to me.”