Vintage Nudey Playing Cards

Lynette Bester, a good friend and brilliant artist brought these old “Cartes Sexy” bridge & poker cards back from a trip to Barcelona a few years back. I think she bought them on an old market there but they originally come from France. Friends often contribute items to the collection of all things female I have…

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These kinds of playing cards go way back… I feel like we’ve all seen them and know this particular 50’s style seedy pinup. I really appreciate the way in which these womens bodies have been documented, or maybe its more an appreciation of how our understanding of aesthetics related to beauty in the womens body has evolved so drastically and therefore how special these images have become.

The angles in her hips would only too readily be photoshopped out nowadays.

The angles in her hips would only too readily be photoshopped out nowadays.

The folds, rolls, diverse breast shapes and sizes are refreshing, authentic and well, sweet. The poses, props and locations are super retro, often so bad that they’re great again. The re-coloured red lips, hard looking big hair and awkwardness are endearing and happily nostalgic.

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And here are just a few more goodies from the playing pack…

Loving the hand re-drawn red-lace panties.

Loving the hand re-drawn red-lace panties.

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