first spotted this over at stay fancy free – they were taken by nina leen who churned out countless of amazing photographs that i’m happily discovering all over the internet. how amusing are these college girls parading around in their slacks? what a revelation. looking good.
more vintage posts soon, i promise.
cappuccino for me, please.
all images from life magazine
a bicycle pageant in 1948, all images from life magazine
if you peruse celeb blogs you might have noticed that the cannes film festival was on and ended a couple of days ago (see my favourite fashion picks if you like). these are photos from cannes in 1962…
wouldn’t mind feeling like this right now.
instead have deadlines to meet and birthday presents to buy and a slight wine hangover to deal with. things have been a bit lackluster around here but i promise i’ll perk it up soon enough!
i decided to start scanning in all our old family photographs, mostly for safety’s sake – but also to share some of the pretty radical images my parents have in their archives. you can see the complete (and growing) set here.
i’ve watched this advert a multitude of times, but decided to share anyway for those of you who might not have seen it yet – it’s been all over the sa blogosphere (for good reason). it’s an ad for the south african investment firm, allan gray. read the background story & making of over at king james and pay close attention when the dust clears at the end of the ad, that’s actual james dean right there : )
You won’t recognize the name of Vivian Maier. A Jewish refugee of wartime France, Maier came to America in the 1950s and lived in Chicago until her passing in April of this year. She left behind no known relatives. In a storage locker, however, she left behind almost 40,000 undeveloped negatives of photos she took on the streets of Chicago during the 1960s and ’70s. The collection was purchased at auction by John Maloof, who has been developing the photos and displaying them on his wonderful blog.