Last spring Jon visited a French flea market in Bedarieux while I sat at home and tried to write ‘The Novel’. Needless to say, the novel is not yet written, but I do have two very beautiful 1930’s catalogues found at the flea market that I thought I would share with you. My favourite parts are:
1) A delicate piece of paper with illustrated instructions on how to measure yourself (photo 6).
2) Imagining what the illustrated models are secretly thinking about each other’s outfits. Photo 8 is particularly good for this pass time.
It’s like grown up doll play disguised under a costume of ‘I just really love pre-WWII style and history, y’know?’.