bop & jive

beer!

beer!

the best thing about looking at old photos of your parents is realising that most everyone is the same when they’re young (beer! braai! party hats! dancing! fun!). [check out that speedo in the background]

albert bierstadt

hey dorks, it’s art history time. if you’re not familiar with the classic frontier paintings by albert bierstadt – you will be now. you owe it to yourself to stare at these bad boys. that light! that detail! oh wow, i could just imagine a million reproductions hanging in thrift stores & seventies living rooms the world over and not getting a second glance (shame).

the virgin suicides

Air popped up on my playlist this morning, which of course made me think of The Virgin Suicides. one of those movies that i love, but hardly ever watch. i think most girls my age can relate when i say this film had an impact on my teenage days (i was 16 when it came out). we were the same age as the lisbon chicks (but, hopefully, not as sheltered/melancholic/suicidal) and we all kind of had a thing for josh hartnett.

girl with a pearl earring

vermeer embroidery

vermeer embroidery

dudes, i just bought this hand embroidered girl with a pearl earring for R50! (it’s on the left, in case you couldn’t differentiate the two – amazing, huh?) on the back it says “29th october 1975″. i can just imagine some old lady painstakingly churning out copies of the masters with her embroider-by-number sheets. sorry about the poor picture quality, i quickly snapped this with my phone – you should see the detail! oh my goodness, i think it’s the best thing i’ve ever bought.

fun in the garage

cowboy-shirt

my friend amy and i decided to do a photoshoot. she had all these vintage clothes and i had my mom’s fancy digital nikon (which i didn’t know how to use). we also had a garage, a white sheet (backdrop), a standing lamp (professional lighting), curlers (that we also didn’t know how to use), crappy makeup and our wits.

x-rated

marriage-manual

adult movie posters of the 60s & 70s – more here (some of the better ones are nsfw)

retro oh oh

bardot

i have to apologise for my lack of postage, i have been without internet for a few days (what a feeling). i have collected tons of pretty awesome vintage pics lately though. enjoy!

steri stumpie

steri-stumpie

steri-stumpie

first steri stumpie billboard ever, how classic! for those non-afrikaans speakers, the headline reads “we flavour milk”. simple, to the point – i like that. i would have loved to drink my steri stumpies from glass bottles, too – industry people take note. strawberry geur for me, please.