V= Vie as in La Vie Parisienne

'La Vie Parisienne' was one of the more famous and well-known of specifically Parisienne magazines. Originally intended as a guide to the privileged social and artistic life in the French capital, it soon evolved into a mildly risqué publication in which illustrations of scantily clad damsels abounded.

It was all done in very good taste though it had more than its fair share of detractors. General Pershing for one is said to have personally warned American servicemen against purchasing the magazine - for little good that would have done. 'La Vie Parisienne' was also banned in certain countries such as neighboring Belgium for instance, though in war-time it appeared that such silly regulations were not always adhered to. (info via HERE)

I adore all these illustrations... would LOVE to illustrate one of these magazine covers "Fifi style"!!!

This is the last week of my A to Z Challenge... April in Paris... stop by all week!!!

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