ne of my former French students sent me this Capucine video via Facebook the other day (merci PN!), and I can’t stop hearing Capucine’s cute, animated little narrative voice talking about “les popotames” (hippopotamuseseses).
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Quelle imagination de cette petite fille qui rêve des monstres et de la pauvreté et de l’égalité pour tous!
After I received the video, I did a little Googling and found that la petite Capucine has inspired a charitable endeavour by her mother, who is now raising funds for Edurelief, which is a non-profit that raises money to help kids in Mongolia who lack books and other educational necessities. Donations can be made directly to Edurelief, or you can purchase a ridiculously cute t-shirt that features one of Capucine’s original drawings and a quote from one of her adorable tales (quotes can be printed in French or in English). Some images from the website, which you should visit tout de suite:
To learn more about la mignonne Capucine and to watch all of her storytelling videos, click over to the Capucha website HERE.
Some of my favorite Capucine photos from the website (I am having MAJOR difficulty dealing with how cute she is. I bet you will, too. Oh, and I also bet you’ll want that Nutella like I do, too.):
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Lovely cover images from the Spanish magazine Blanco y Negro, published in the 1920s and 30s. Found courtesy of the beautiful Art Deco blog.
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Few artists define an age as thoroughly as John Held, Jr., defines the “Roaring Twenties.” Born in 1889, he was the right age at the right time with an outlook and sense of humor that shaped as well as recorded a generation. (Source)
Held’s talents bloomed early. In fact, he sold his first illustration to highly reputable Life Magazine at the tender age of 15. What ultimately followed was an illustrious career depicting the flappers and the jazz age of the 1920s (and, occasionally, some cringeworthy commentaries on women).
For additional biographical information on John Held, Jr., click here.
The following images are all borrowed either from Art Deco’s fabulous blog, or from this Flickr set devoted to Held’s works…
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A “méchante” is a mean girl. Yet, Élodie seems as creatively (and fashionably) charming as they come. I was introduced to her site by the lovely Katrina over at Pugly Feet, where she featured Elodie as one of her style muses back in June. Trust me: you are going to want to steal ALL of Elodie’s outfits. It’s kind of annoying how adorable she is, really. Maybe that‘s why she’s la méchante.
All images below have been graciously borrowed from Le blog de la méchante:
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Behold the brilliance of Ed Nacional, graphic designer and current summer design intern at The New York Times:
For more information about Ed Nacional and additional samples of his work, check out his website HERE.
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