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apr 01, 2008

sexy umbrellas

guy de jean’s sexy umbrellas – ‘inside-out umbrella’ produced by guy de jean for jean paul gaultier, 2006 -2008

 

 

the umbrella is derived from a stately family, that of parasol, since it was a protection against the heat of the sun that it was first used for. the origin of parasols is not clear, but chinese history goes a long way back …

you might want to read about its history here.

 

‘corset’ umbrella produced by guy de jean for jean paul gaultier, 2006 -2008

 

 

though the difference between a parasol and an umbrella may seem confusing today, it was absolutely clear and unquestionable to victorian society. a woman who carried an umbrella was admitting publicly that she could not afford to own or hire a carriage for transportation when it was raining. but a woman with a parasol was most assuredly a lady. the main reason for the popularity of the parasol was the admiration for a fair complexion. it was more than a sign of beauty, it proved to the world that it was a woman, who didn’t have to work outdoors like ‘common’ females did. because they were so precious and so expensive, parasols became one of the most popular gifts for a lover to give his sweetheart.

‘double layered canopy’ with the top layer heavily rouched to give a pompadour extravagance, by guy de jean for jean paul gaultier, 2006 -2008

 

 

like jewelry, they were not a proper present from a young man unless his intentions were serious, and would not be accepted by a lady unless she intended to accept the giver, as well. at the same time like the fan and the lacy handkerchief, the parasol was both an object with a practical purpose and an indispensable aid to the subtle art of flirtation. it could mysteriously shadow a lady’s expression, dramatize her sparkling eyes and smile, and even camouflage her imperfections. lady hamilton, lord nelson’s notorious, no-longer-young mistress, always favored pink and pink-lined parasols, because the rosy light they cast on her face made her look more youthful. (exerpt taken from ‘flirtatious fashions’, by kristina harris, 1998)

 

more sexy lingerie umbrellas produced by guy de jean for chantal thomass, 2006-2008 the umbrellas produced by french company guy de jean will keep the sun off and also the showers. sun protection factor – 50+, tested by the french textile institute. also, specially treated with water resistance.

‘love affair’ an umbrella built for the inseparable by marc owens and jasmine raznahan

 

the friendly umbrella – see it in use

the umbrella water gun by alex woolley is encouraging young couples to play in the rain…

 

ufocap‘ doesn’t have a handle, so both of your hands will be free. it is produced by koryo in seoul, south korea

 

you might want to defend yourself from unwanted lovers with this ‘brass knuckle umbrella

  • Hi ! That’s really interesting the work done with umbrella ! After some research I found an other brand making some funny umbrella ! Called La Cie Vantis, there umbrella are made in a modern, graphic and trendy way. Check it out if you interesting:

    http://www.lacievantis.com

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