Gibson Girl Inspired Photoshoot

Gibson Girl, Art By Charles Dana Gibson

Gibson Girl, Art By Charles Dana Gibson

The Gibson Girl was the ideal beauty of the late 1800s into the early 1900s. She was beautiful, independent, and wore her lovely long hair piled on her head. The Gibson Girl is often seen with wide feminine hips, a large bosom, and a narrow neck. Charles Dana Gibson was the original artist of the iconic Gibson Girl.

I’ll tell you how I got what you have called the ‘Gibson Girl.’ I saw her on the streets, I saw her at the theatres, I saw her in the churches. I saw her everywhere and doing everything. I saw her idling on Fifth Avenue and at work behind the counters of the stores... [T]he nation made the type.

The artist portrayed the dignified Gibson Girl as an equal, yet often teasingly dominant to men. His art represented women in different roles than just the traditional, including drawings of scholarly and athletic women.

Drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

Drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

The Gibson Girl imagery we often come across inspired us to create a modern Gibson Girl styled shoot. It couldn't have been more perfect that we have a beautiful red head friend who also happens to love vintage jewelry. The model featured in this shoot has the classic characteristics of a Gibson Girl. The photos turned out fantastic! All of the jewelry worn for the shoot is available in our Etsy shop.

1. 10k Gold Cameo Brooch,
2. Art Nouveau Floral Bangle
3. Gold Filled Cameo Bracelet

1. Simulated Pearl Necklace
2. Genuine Citrine Beaded Necklace
3. Antique Silver Art Nouveau Stick / Hair Pin

1. Antique Marquise Coral Cameo Ring

1. Antique 10k White Gold Filigree Cameo Ring

Antique Gold Filled Seed Pearl & Opal Three Leaf Clover Necklace

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Photography: Laura Mae & Amanda Jean
Stylist: Dahlia Jean
Jewelry: Maejean Vintage
Model: Kaitlin Bos

Sources:
- http://www.rockwell-center.org/essays-illustration/the-weaker-sex/
- http://www.americanillustration.org/artists/gibson/gibson.html
- Marshall, Edward (1910-11-20). "The Gibson Girl Analyzed By Her Originator"The New York Times