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.