Beautiful Girls in New York

street style circa 1944, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt for a series called beautiful girls in new york for Life. i really think fourties style has to be one of my favourites, though perhaps women in new york have just always looked amazing.

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23 Responses to Beautiful Girls in New York

  1. becka Monday 2 April, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Wow, they all look so great!

  2. Curious Constellation Monday 2 April, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I want all of their dresses!

  3. Sarah Monday 2 April, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    These are so so amazing!! I love all of them. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Jennifer Monday 2 April, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Yes, I’m kinda crazy about these outfits! Also love the new look for Miss Moss!

  5. Sweet Harvest Moon Monday 2 April, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    They look beyond amazing, wish we could still dress like that

  6. C Monday 2 April, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Haha, the precursor to streetstyle blogs! I would definitely dress like any of them today.

  7. sheila Monday 2 April, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    i’m in love with these. i want that floral bow blouse with the bow pencil skirt. i think 40s style is one of my fav styles ever, have always been drawn to it, so elegant. i’m a big fan of pencil skirts.

  8. Romy Alfino Monday 2 April, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Amazing!!!! So inspired :)

  9. Phara Monday 2 April, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Those dresses, gorgeous!!

  10. Hannah Monday 2 April, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    I love 40′s style, too. And NYC in black and white! : )

  11. Katherine Tuesday 3 April, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Love your website redesign – so simple and fresh!

  12. Cat Tuesday 3 April, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I wish everyone still dressed like this! Simply lovely. Thank you for posting!

    cat

    catgotdressed.blogspot.com

  13. Joan Wednesday 4 April, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    I love the fashion during the 40′s so elegant and modest.

  14. f Wednesday 4 April, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    love the last two especially! wish we could wear dainty gloves everyday too…

  15. Carolyn Thursday 5 April, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    I’m with you there, Diana, 1930s & 40s are just style heaven. Incidentally, I live in London but my family live in Johannesburg and Cape Town – so I visit from time to time but they are always pretty quick visits – are the South Africans into their vintage – is there much vintage stock out there?

  16. Loui♥ Saturday 12 May, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    loved the style and flair of that era..
    the shoes!!
    with ankle straps!
    Oh those beautiful shoes !
    tasteful, elegant..
    and as Joan so aptly put it..
    modest!!
    and not a single TATTOO!!!
    yeah!!
    hugs!
    Loui♥

  17. Aja Lake [the gold hat.] Saturday 12 May, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    brilliant! thanks for sharing.
    the fifth one looks like blake lively. weird.

    xx,
    Aja Lake
    the gold hat.

  18. Kathleen Heffner Saturday 12 May, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    I really like the skirt and blouse outfit! i’m going to get one (or make it!)

  19. Michelle Saturday 12 May, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Look at all the people in the back round too! Just as adorable.

  20. corinne phipps Sunday 13 May, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    i am completely breath taken with these dresses. What a wonderful tribute to simple, classy style. In fact, I like to see that these styles are making a strong comeback today.

  21. indreams Monday 14 May, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    these are such lovely outfits! (and ladies, for that matter…) so interesting to see how many of them are either wearing or carrying their gloves, too. maybe that’ll be the next ‘ladylike’ addition to fashion we’ll see coming down the catwalks? (they are really practical, hmm.)

  22. Amanda M. Saturday 16 June, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Alfred Eisenstaedt had truly impeccable taste in subjects and their clothing. I would wear every single thing (except the viking helmet/hat).
    P.S. Your blog is consistently fantastic.

  23. StyleSetGo.com Thursday 27 June, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    Nice, All are good but i liked the last one most.

    Thanks

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