August 21, 2007

Beautiful french beauty winking at me from the corner

Filed under: daily life — Cristina de Prada @ 11:09 pm

French mannequin - click to enlarge During our stay in Normandy, everytime we passed a big “brocante” (big warehouse selling old stuff) I felt the urge to stop and take a look. Wouldn’t it have been great to find a ton of hat blocks, or hat stands, or a vintage mannequin head? Hey, dreaming is for free! But in the end we only had the opportunity to stop at one. It was a huge warehouse full of big furniture, some old some not so old, and there, in the last room, in a corner, was this beauty. The cell phone picture does not do her justice, but it’s better than nothing. A missing hand and arm (which were lying at her feet) do not detract from her sofisticated beauty and chic hairdo.

Unfortunately she did not fit in our suitcase or in our home… but I hope someone will fall in love with her, take her away from all the junk, and treat her just right.

She deserves to be loved…


  1. Oh! She does indeed. I’m sure she’s glad you noticed her. She reminds me of the lovely millinery mannequins you can get from I own three (in storage in Texas) and wish for another here. They are having some website problems at the moment but it is worth it to keep trying. Happy Hunting! K Q:-)

    Comment by Kate — August 22, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

  2. Kate, which models from Decoeyes do you have? They all look so pretty! I love the one with the huge eyes and deco curly stand…

    Comment by cristinadeprada — August 23, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  3. Oh hello!
    And so, I am actually looking for a vintage mannequin much like her (20s 30s 40s)! Do you happen to know where I could find one? I would be so grateful! Thanks, and take good care!

    Comment by Kari — January 20, 2008 @ 12:17 am

  4. Kari, All I can suggest is that you search on Ebay because they come up occasionally. Also there used to be a company making wonderful reproductions called Decoeyes but I believe they went out of business because I haven’t been able to get in touch with them.

    Comment by cristinadeprada — January 20, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

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