Monday, April 27, 2009

How things have changed...

I had a wonderful time browsing through beautiful vintage photographs on flickr yesterday.  As I looked through these absolutely stunning photographs, I began to think about the women they portrayed & how much time had changed since these were taken.  The dresses were so feminine & gorgeous... with tons of lovely little details.

It reminded me of a conversation I had last weekend, with this guy at a thrift store.  He asked me what I was going to do with all of the dresses I was buying.  When I told him I was going to wear them, he looked at me almost suprised.  Then he went on to talk about how women these days don't really wear dresses & about how classy he thought it was when they actually did.

I left with a smile on my face that day because although he didn't know it he had given me a beautiful compliment on my boutique.  Somehow, that was what I was trying to represent with my dresses.  Classic femininity.  

Just out of curiosity, do any of you have a favorite site or flickr set for vintage photography?  I found a lot of great photos although some of them I wasn't able to download.


  1. i know just what you mean, great post :)
    my favourite photo archive is probably square america ( i love the way the images are categorized.

  2. Dresses can be so much fun! I'm definitely glad that women don't have to wear dresses anymore-- that we also have the option of wearing pants, but sometimes it just feels so good to get all glammed up.

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  4. Very true chicforcheap, I am very happy that as women we actually do have the choice of what or what not to wear! I didn't even think about that when I was writing this post.... good point!


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