"This photo of actress Raquel Torres was taken in the late 1920s or very early 30s. Raquel was a Mexican born American actress who's first starring role was in MGM's White Shadows of the South Seas in 1928. She was in several films in the late 20s and early 30s including Duck Soup with the Marx Brothers. Raquel abruptly retired from acting in 1934 after marrying New York businessman Stephen Ames. Torres died in 1987 at age 78." - Couture Allure
The Perfume Bottles of René Lalique: In 1908 René Lalique designed the first perfume bottles for François Coty. Prior to this time perfume bottles were just plain flasks that held expensive perfumes. But with the invention of synthetic oils that could be used to mass produce perfume, René Lalique saw the potential to take a plain everyday object and turn it into an art object.
Evening dress from Jays Ltd, c. 1908. Jay Ltd. Pinner says: The V calls this dress "transitional", and it's easy to see why. The skirt is clearly turn-of-the-century, as is the high, poufy bust, but the waist is high and the over all silhouette is straighter than the late Victorian, flirting with the idea of straighter fashions to come.