2013-05-03

Vintage Glory

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White Elephant, a sweet little shop on James Street, is having their annual vintage dress sale next weekend on May 10th and 11th. The ladies of White Elephant asked if Julie and I wanted to frolic in some vintage dresses and we said yes! Actually, they probably didn't exactly say that but Julie and I both translate everything into an opportunity to have a photoshoot and so indeed, to frolic...
We didn't have a ton of time or a super clear vision of what we wanted for the photo shoot but we were definitely thinking vintage-inspired. Which really can mean anything... I had some grand visions of ponies and puppies (vintage ones, duh...) but it's always wise to temper my enthusiasm. Besides, vintage tulle dresses and larger animals should perhaps not mix.
What we did end up with was my brother's '77 Cougar. The car was in storage and he rushed to have insurance and license stickers placed on it the very next day so he could take us out in a legal fashion. Thank you kind sir! We appreciate your car, your good nature and your photography! Besides the car, we got some floral bouquets, a few Dollar Store balloons and I wore fake eyelashes (not Julie, that natural minx...) and we called it all vintage inspired. Because we can. The weather was perfect and even though the dresses and the car (and those balloons) are from different decades, I think that to an undiscerning eye some of the pictures could fit in as old car ads in National Geographic. At least that is what I tell myself...

Seriously though, there is not much that sets my heart racing like beautifully made vintage. I love that vintage is dated, but with a few modern accessories can look fresh year after year. Trends happen so fast that it is hard to keep up. I'm over a lot of the trends that I jumped on last year; I could live without seeing chevron for a few years. But I'm finding that I'm never over my vintage dresses. Because they aren't on some short lived trend cycle, they make it through every closet clean out.  I have never regretted the purchase of a vintage dress, well, except for that one that was too snug. But then I more regret the burger than the dress, I guess... What I'm saying is, if you live in the area and have a wedding, a prom or a Tuesday to dress up for, then get yourself to White Elephant on May 10th or 11th. And get yourself a hellium balloon too... Vintage dresses and hellium balloons, both in limited supply and both pretty fun as well.

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31 comments :

Lora said...

Look at you pretty spring chickens! The dresses and photos are just dreamy. And what a nice brother you have for lending his wheels.

While I love this shoot, I'd still like to see one with vintage ponies and puppies.

-Lora

Frannie Pantz said...

You ladies look B-E-A-UTIFUL! And I love your fun photos!

Sydney said...

GORGEOUS!!
Having a super deep vintage/photography/blogger appreciation moment

newpetite said...

Just Gorgeous!!! Love the dresses and the flower bouquets and the car and the way the pictures are taken. Just lovely!!

Sweet Laundry said...

I could look at these pretty pictures all day! Great job by your brother and you and Julie look beautiful in your vintage dresses!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

{Sigh} Yen, these are beautiful photos. Just looking again at the last one, and I feel like time has stood still and you're a couple of gals about to meet your sweethearts.

Now to rhapsodize on the dresses...so pretty. You're right! Vintage never gets old!

Sue xo

Leah said...

You guys have way too much fun! These photos emit that perfect vintage look and I love the dresses you chose.

Kastles said...

So fun lady! So pretty & whimsical! You should over share that on instagram :)
Happy Friday!
<3 Kastles

Jane said...

Such a beautiful photo shoot. And somehow the 50's dresses totally go with the late 70's cougar. I just realized I am a year younger than that car. I guess you could call me a late 70's cougar lol...

Ladies in Navy said...

so gorgeous!
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Franziska said...

that second to last picture!!! go frame that or make copies to hand out to people or something.

Jodi said...

This is shear awesomeness.. I especially love the first photo of you!! wow your brothers car is pretty wild!!
xo J

Margo Bergman said...

Oh my goodness!! Stunning! My heart just went all fluttery, I soooo want to be bff's with you two and dance around in beautiful dresses too. Mine could be pink...(just sayin') these pics made my day. Just dreamy. ok fine. I'll stop gushing now.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

DressUpNotDown said...

Your brother is a Peach! I am gobbling these photos up!!!

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Rebecca Jane said...

Those dresses are absolutely beautiful! You ladies look incredibly great.

Gwen said...

Wow! These Pictures are stunning! You both look so beautiful. And I agree, trends are for a season, but vintage is for life! *brofist*

Chilel said...

From a page or shot of "Mad men"..absolutely beautiful!

Tabet said...

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I love the colors and the cut of your dress.
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Sophie said...

Wow such gorgeous pictures!
Sophie
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Heather K. said...

Stunning! I love these pictures and those dresses on you ladies.

Good job!

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helloannabeth said...

Beautiful dresses!

JennaStevie said...

These photos are absolutely wonderful and whimsical. Love the old car, and the balloons. This minty colour looks really wonderful on you
xJennaD

Laura said...

You gals are both stunners! Those dresses are just so perfect!

xoxo,
Laura
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rubysnpurls said...

So pretty!! I love these dresses on you guys!!

Grunge Queen said...

So cool that your bro helped you out with his car. I'll have to remind hubby of that, except his sport's car is bright yellow. :) Lovely photo shoot and dresses; what fun you must have had doing that shoot!

countrygirlcityfashion said...

These dresses are so stunning! I love the spring colors and the retro, vintage feel. Beautiful!

Monique said...

Love this!!! You ladies look AMAZE!

Linda said...

AHHH! You and Julie are so tall and beautiful. You look like you stepped out of time.

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