“By The Sea”: A Reflection

In true Lujon style, this is not so much a review but a noting down of thoughts, a reflection, on the already quite forgotten 2015 film By The Sea. Written, directed and starring Angelina Jolie and her then husband, an underground indie actor called Brad Pitt. The film may have been criticised for championing style […]

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Jean Gabriel Domergue and the invention of the pin-up

“Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up“. He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 […]

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Art, Daily, Inspiration

Fashion in the posters of Leonetto Cappiello

Within his oeuvre, Italian poster art designer Leonetto Cappiello often managed to inject a certain degree of fashion to his work: Whether it is a close up of an intriguing frock or a fantastic pattern, it’s not hard to picture his posters comfortably sprawled on a designer mood-board, right at the beginning of a season. […]

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