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Source: ‘The Nose Ring Fad: 1913’
1.- Who was Émilie Marie Bouchaud (aka Polaire)?
Born at the crossroads of Agha, near Algiers, she moved with her family to Paris in 1889. She was sent back to her grandmother in Algiers after the death of her sister Lucile, but she ran away to rejoin her mother in France in September 1890. However, she preferred to avoid her mother’s partner and approached first her brother Edmond (the only suvriving sibling of 11 brothers). Edmond had already gained some fame as a café-concert singer under the name of Dufleuve, and thanks to his support she auditioned successfully for her first job as a café singer. Aged about 17 as debutant, Polaire never left her mother when success led her to tour around the world.
A comedic actress, Polaire became one of the major celebrities of her day and later, as cinema developed, appeared in several films. Polaire’s career in the entertainment industry stretched from the early 1890s to the mid-1930s and encompassed the range from music-hall singer to stage and film actress. Her most successful period professionally was from the mid-1890s to the beginning of the First World War.
I. Decimononic confirmed as exhibitor at Madrid Joya 2014
Irene and I are thrilled because this Autumn looks really exciting. Are you wondering why? Because after several months of hard work, our new jewelry collection will be presented next month. It is very different from the Machinarium Collection on a technical and aesthetical level, but naturally it has been conceived as a hymn to Singularity.
But we are not only going to present a brand new collection… we are going to do it on a large scale, as a preview of this new collection, entitled Metropolis, is going to be presented at Madrid Joya 2014, the biggest trade fair for the Spanish jewelry industry. The 51th edition of this event will take place from 10 to 14th September and our fine jewelry pieces will be available at booth 10H18A, together with the creations of other members of the Spanish Jewelry d’Auteur Association (‘Asociación Joyas de Autor’ in Spanish). By the way, we have to say that we feel highly honored to have joined recently this non-profit organization that aims to spread Jewelry d’Auteur worldwide.
Are you intrigued about the upcoming Metropolis fine jewelry collection by Decimononic? Are you wondering why have we chosen this name? What will it look like? Which materials are to expected? Which technical challenges have we had to overcome? The wait may prove lengthy, so we are going to give you a sneak peak of it.
Founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy, Unkle (often stylised as U.N.K.L.E. or UNKLE, occasionally known as UNKLE Sounds) is a British musical endeavour. Unkle members were among the trip hop pioneers and they have collaborated with a wide variety of guest artists and producers.
‘Where Did The Night Fall’, released on 10th May 2010, was the fourth album of Unkle. It included an all-star cast of performers, such as Katrina Ford, Mark Lanegan, Nick Cave, Sleepy Sun and The Black Angels. ‘Another Night Out’ is one of the tracks of this album and it features the American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter Mark W. Lanegan, well-known by his distinctive baritone voice.
Defend your own individuality. In order to make the most of your true potential you are going to need to cherish it, nurture it, honor it. You will not have the chance to empower others if you do not empower yourself first… and keep in mind that there is only one opportunity to live this life. A life of your own.
Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else’s life.
Irene and I find amazing images sometimes. Some of them are inspiring, some of them are spooky, some of them are breathtaking.
We are pleased to share this stuff with you through different channels (our accounts at Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr…) when they suit Decimononic’s aesthetics and values , but naturally some artists deserve extra attention. And this is the case of a project started in 2012, the one and only…