30 nov. 2012

Reopening the Blog !

Bonjour !

I'm back on the blog !

In May 2012, after 1 year of blogging, I decided to stop it because I was very busy with my Etsy shop.

This blog was originally a way for me to share my Digital Bottle Cap Images for free. Now the Blog will be about the French Belle Epoque and Années Folles with anecdotes about Parisian lifestyle - entertainers (Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker, etc) - cabarets (Moulin Rouge, Folies Bergère, etc) - and more !

I will also add Digital Bottle Cap Images with images of the Belle Epoque and the Années Folles.

It will also be linked with my ETSY shop, FOLIE du JOUR.

Folie du Jour is a french shop specialized in Antique French ADVERTISING posters and DICTIONARY plates as well as antique french objects from the french Belle Epoque (victorian Era) and the Années Folles (Roaring twenties).

Belle Époque:
The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in French history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1890 and ending when World War I began in 1914. Occurring during the era of the Third French Republic (Beginning 1870), it was a period characterized by optimism, peace at home and in Europe, new technology and scientific discoveries. The peace and prosperity in Paris allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named, in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" in contrast to the horrors of World War I.

Années Folles: 
The Roaring Twenties is a term sometimes used to refer to the 1920s, characterizing the decade's distinctive cultural edge in most of the major cities of the "west" for a period of sustained economic prosperity. French speakers dubbed it the "années folles" ("Crazy Years"), emphasizing the era's social, artistic, and cultural dynamism. "Normalcy" returned to politics in the wake of hyper-emotional patriotism during World War I, jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood, and Art Deco peaked. 

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