1. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 7:33 am

    lovely pics.. makes me smile :)

  2. Cassiopeia

    June 10, 2009 at 7:45 am

    it look so fun:)

  3. Mikhaila Gigi

    June 10, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Oh i always love these posts you do where everyone looks very vintage…i dunno how else to put it but the clotheas are usually lovely and the hats and brogues ….stunning ….I especially like the second pic


  4. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    June 10, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I love it when you cover the Governor's Island event – you always come back with wonderful photos.
    These are beautiful and lively. Particularly love the girls in 20s-style dresses and brogues!
    Oh, and your daughter is a consummed gymnast… or show-boat… or both ;)

  5. Martina

    June 10, 2009 at 8:08 am

    what a beautiful picture,it's full of life

  6. Polly

    June 10, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Beautiful and life affirming, so happy I want to go and dance now!

  7. La Coccinelle du sud

    June 10, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Great pics !

  8. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 8:19 am

    love the girls and their choice to go boyish on the shoes. darling…

  9. Kharas

    June 10, 2009 at 8:20 am

    The second photo is soooo beautiful
    Love your work

  10. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 8:56 am

    C'est beau!

  11. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 9:13 am

    White flat shoes with strings go now on my shopping list. A white dress similar to the right one I already have. Summer welcome!

  12. noelakadjtambour

    June 10, 2009 at 9:17 am


  13. Orkun Balkancı

    June 10, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I love the positive energy and the hats in the second picture.

  14. Jules

    June 10, 2009 at 9:28 am


    great pics sart!

  15. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    June 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

    More than the clothes, I think the light and the photography on these are superb, congratulations on wonderful work. Jorge from WPB

  16. Tanya

    June 10, 2009 at 10:09 am

    oh wow! (sigh… i wish i was there…)

  17. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I love these two shots of the girls and guys dancing, particularly the girls. You caught the rotation of the bodies with the skirts twirling, the dancing feet, and best of all that happy smile.

  18. pixilated

    June 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

    i know i've probably said this before in relation to the jazz age party but i so want to be there!

    one day, i hope. this looks so much fun.

  19. ana

    June 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

    So much fun!!!
    great photos
    I love her white dresses, they are absolutely beutiful.


  20. Diana

    June 10, 2009 at 10:31 am

    These two pics are lovely.
    If somebody have the time, could you write some words about this Governor´s Island Event?
    I see, it is totally 20´s Ragtime style, but what is it all about and where does it take place? in Central Park?

  21. thad

    June 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Love the hats, especially the boater!

  22. JamieDOTBall

    June 10, 2009 at 10:46 am

    looks to be great and spiffing fun

  23. Soren Lorensen

    June 10, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I think I like it best when the clothes look like they are having fun, and that is what I see here: clothes feeling happy.

    *contented sigh*

  24. Hannah

    June 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

    100% adorable! I love seeing all the smiles!

  25. Ashley

    June 10, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I love the print of the shirt (bottom)..very different but beautiful.


  26. Heidi Rosenau

    June 10, 2009 at 11:22 am

    To answer that last question, 1920s bandleader Michael Arenella (info at dreamlandorchestra.com) hosts and organizes this event on Governors Island (just off the tip of NYC in NY Harbor)…in June and again September…each time, its 2 days of picnicking to live music, dancing, vintage cars, period games like tug o war, pie recipe contest, parade of hats, etc etc. Next one is probably the weekend Sept 12/13…come back in time with us!

  27. jeannieLy

    June 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I am thoroughly enjoying your summer photographs! So much colour, life and optimism.

  28. hélène

    June 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

    wpw these pics are so charming, they really take you there.. stunning!

  29. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 11:38 am

    beautiful, Sart! I especially like the girls in white, dancing.

  30. jenbern

    June 10, 2009 at 11:40 am


  31. Laura K

    June 10, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I would love to know who makes the women's shoes. Please help!

  32. Blue is Bleu

    June 10, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Such fun pictures! The girl in the first picture is just divine.

  33. MJ

    June 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    So Gatsby, perfect summer in the city.

  34. Joêlle

    June 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    The events take place on the weekend on Governor's Island off of the Manhatthan coast. You can take the ferry for free and the admission is free to (i believe) all the shows/events. Here is the website for pix and events… I'm gonna try to be there this weekend…

  35. Elaine

    June 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, this looks like so much fun! Makes me wish I were there…

  36. Hanna Persson

    June 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    happy photos :)

  37. keli *

    June 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    i want her floral headband!

  38. Chelsea

    June 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    this makes me feel like i'm dreaming…so fun!

  39. s_d

    June 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    the shoes of the first pair are beautiful!

  40. andreasgarrett

    June 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I love these photos-I remember others on this blog of the event and am going to revisit. I second the request for women's shoe info-does anyone know where to get them? What maker etc?
    Great, fun shots!

  41. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Perhaps try Aris Allen Swing shoes. At least, that's what's popular here in LA.

  42. Katie J

    June 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    These pictures are beautiful! You always manage to capture such special moments!

  43. Caille

    June 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I love your action shots, Sart!

  44. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    The woman's white brogues are probably Rachel Comey.

  45. Lauren

    June 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I really want to go to this party!

  46. seawallrunner

    June 10, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I love the happiness in these two images !! So real, so infectious – as they smile, I smile as well.

    I am sending the link to a friend who is visiting NY in September. Thank you Joelle and Heidi for the information about the event.

  47. Voon

    June 11, 2009 at 12:23 am

    These pictures really captured the joyful essence of dance regardless of who you're partnered with.

    Thanks for showcasing that a guy doesn't always have to lead while a woman doesn't always have to follow either.

    I really like the floral print linen shirt too. It was created by Indian designer Sandy Dalal dare I say almost 10 years ago?

    Dalal, at age 22 snagged the CFDA's 1997 Perry Ellis Award for Menswear but later went under the radar for quite a few years.

    Apparently according to Daily News Record reporter Jean Scheidnes:

    "Dalal and Clifford Fong have been quietly designing a unisex apparel collection called Chatav Ectabit. (The tricky name is a concoction of secret origin.) with Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Cruise among its fans."

    Check out – http://www.chatavectabit.com

    Purely coincidental, their Spring/Summer 2009 Collection possess a 1920s-inspired vibe in the usage of pinstriped and distressed/crinkled fabrics and steampunk influences as well.

    If I may add, Joe McGlynn, the fabulous dancer leading Charlestons behind me is wearing authentic 1920s clothing from tip to toe – from his boater hat, white linen suit, necktie, and hanky down to his socks and shoes.

    The only 1920s item I was wearing was the skinny leather belt (not shown in pic) which I still had the packaging for; it is labeled BroncoJim Belts by DonJuan!

    While the pinstriped linen pants was from Prada S/S 2005.

  48. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 12:27 am

    In answer to the question about the women's dance shoes worn by the lovely ladies in white dresses, you might want to check out http://www.dancestore.com which offers something comparable though not vintage or exact in style – Aris Allen wingtip/spectator/oxford shoes which are designed for dancing.

    Bleyers from UK is also a reputable brand for saddle type shoes.

    You might have to scour vintage stores or eBay to try to find truly authentic vintage shoes of that era.

    At any rate, make sure to avoid the ones with tracking/rubber soles which will not translate/spin well on the floor.

  49. Homeopathy Southampton

    June 11, 2009 at 1:57 am

    This is very good dancing pair and looks trendy.

  50. suzanne nelson

    June 11, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Sart, you've really captured exuberance in these photos, i can practically hear the music!

  51. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 7:44 am

    beautiful pictures!

    the white shoes look like church's.
    i checked out Aris Allen but they offer only mens size, anyone know any brand that offers women size?

    church's is good but i am looking for more affordable one..

  52. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Amazing pictures , I want to dance right now!!!

  53. Karen

    June 11, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful pictures!

    I love the one with the dancing girls. The one with the flower headpiece looks so happy and their shoes are amaaaaazing.

  54. Anonymous

    June 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    those women dancing in those white dresses is soooo cinematic. You're also fabulous with light–look at the light falling on that man's shirt!

  55. Rona

    June 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    What a beautiful picture of the dancing girls!

  56. Jessie Mae

    June 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Those guys are adorable. Love the hats!

  57. suzanne nelson

    June 12, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Anonymous 7.44am – i have two pairs of Church'e co-respondent brogues that are about 20 years old now and still going very strong. Price per wear they're excellent value, believe me! Treat yourself – you won't regret it…

  58. Anonymous

    June 12, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Aris Allen's come in womens sizes too- you'll have to buy them from dancestore.com or a local dance shop, however- you can't order from their website. These pictures are lovely! Ever since I started lindy hopping I have been inspired by the vintage look. These pictures made me smile!

  59. The Couturier

    June 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    those girls dancing look adorable. like daisy and jordan from the great gatsby.


  60. The Cupcake Stand

    June 14, 2009 at 1:14 am

    i wish i had gone to this. looks like so much fun!


  61. Georgia

    June 16, 2009 at 11:48 am

  62. Anonymous

    June 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Beautiful clothes, great surroundings, dancing… wish i could be there

  63. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I didn't think it was possible to take such beautiful pictures.

  64. Gaia

    June 20, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    i love these pics

  65. Q. Pham

    June 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Great photos of a wonderful event. There's some youtube footage of what was swinging on the dancefloor – here's one of the two fellows dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_gEEoNFY_Y.

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