Today, just a little pictorial ode to Jules Léotard (1830-1870) who, after performing to great success at the Cirque Napoléon in 1859, ditched his law career to become, the “Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze,” as celebrated by the famous song of the era. Of course, his spectacular spangled and fringed outfits were the [...]
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Posted by jessica on November 19, 2012
Encyclopedia of the ExquisiteEncyclopedia of the Exquisite, by author Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art-lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending, but makes us feel rich. This blog continues the search for beauty started in the book...
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