There are so many books and so much online to inspire from the Belle Epoque/Art Nouveau periods. I give some of the inspiration I have used over the years, from one of the books on the period in my personal research library. I have always thought hair as well as fashions today can be inspired by hair and fashions from the past.
The Art Nouveau illustrations here are from the book – La Belle Epoque: Masterworks by Combaz, Leo Jo, Livemont, and all illustrations shown are by Privat Livemont of Belgium. The hair, hair accessories, fashions, and the corset are interesting! For link to book on Amazon, click here
Top left to right: Woman Sculpting, 1901 … Hair detail from Corsets PD, undated … The Corsets PD full length, undated. Bottom left to right: Biscuits de Beukelaer, 1900 … Corsets ad Bruxelles (Manufacture Royale, not in the book) … La Vague, 1897, something special technically and very beautifulComment