We’re not being nostalgic
Mr. Davids: The fashion, the architecture, the music, film; the decades between the 1900s and 1950s are the most inspiring period in terms of cultural developments. When I started living according to the standards of this era, it was the early nineties and there was no one in Amsterdam with the same hobby. There was no information readily available and there were no examples. The moment I could get internet on my computer, I started searching for ‘vintage’. It resulted in zero hits. Compare that to massive interest in vintage these days.
Mrs. Beauregard: I started when I was 15. There was already a vivid community in France at the time, so it was much easier for me to find inspiration and likeminded people.
Mr. Davids: It’s our aim to revive the era, to honour its legacy. We have a club in Holland, called Interbellum. Together, we organise parties in Gatsby style or picknicks where everyone comes dressed in line with thirties fashion. It’s wonderful to be able to share your passion with others.
Mrs. Beauregard: Our love for the era doesn’t go hand in hand with a rejection of modern society, though. We’re not being nostalgic; we cherish the old days, but we accept this time and take from it the elements that we like.