Monday, July 6, 2009

The Girls of Summer....

I am a t-shirt and jeans girl at heart, but for me, there is nothing like the fashions from the 40's, 50's and 60's.  I have always been drawn to them since playing in my mother's closet as a young girl.  The women from those eras are the epitome of being feminine and womanly.  Maybe it is the dream of having a 26 inch waist that intrigues me, or is it because the clothes actually fit a woman's body?  It was the fashion photographers of those eras (Penn and Horst) that influenced me and found their way into my work as a Photography Major.  It is an extremely hard task to look back to the past, be influenced and then make it your own and modern.  For me, Anthropologie is one that can successfully integrate the two.  Even though I am not a huge fan of being in a bathing suit, I can still appreciate and dream of being one of the Girls of Summer.

Top images found on Flickr-images by Tom Palumbo, Bottom right found on Flickr and Bottom left found on myvintagevogue.

Images by Lucinda Smith Wesson, Florence, Italy 1996.   Mark Saldana Designs

Anthropologie Majesty Palm Maillot. Irving Penn image found on Flickr, Palm image found on Flickr.

Anthropologie Peaks and Valleys Halter and Boyshorts. Vintage image found on Flickr.

Anthropologie Vargas Halter & Bottom, Fleet Week Halter and Boyshorts. Vintage image found on Flickr.

Anthropologie Buri Checkered Bikini Top and Bottom. Vintage image found on Flickr.

Anthropologie Water Ballet Halter.  Vintage image found on Flickr.

Anthropologie Fisherman's Knot Halter and Hipsters. Ursula Andress image found on The Sun.

Anthropologie Rock Garden Tote, Botany Sketch Halter and Bottom. Jean Patchett image found on myvintagevogue.

Anthropologie Marimba Wedges.  Vintage image found on Etsy.

Anthropologie Anacapri Hat, Swirling Winds Hat and Farm Bounty Hat.  Vintage images: Jean Patchett image found on myvintagevogue. Red Hats image found on Flickr. Red Straw Hat image found on Flickr. Trio of ladies image found on myvintagevogue. Floral Hat image by  John Rawlings.

1 comment:

Anna Sawin said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVED this post, what complete and gorgeous eye candy, and loved seeing the connections between old and new! This was so elegant and beautiful and a great way to start the day.

I am now dying to get to an Anthroplogie--why don't we have one nearby, hmmmm?