Saturday, June 5, 2010

Grandmother, Vintage Photo

This is my grandmother Giulia on the beach in Sanremo (famous Italian resort in the Riviera Ligure) in 1928.

She was 18 and she wore very proudly an outrageous swimsuit.

Bye.
Maurizia

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  1. Tobi

    June 5, 2010 at 9:45 am

    What an amazing figure !
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  2. Margarita.

    June 5, 2010 at 9:52 am

    she's really pretty! and oh! san remo!
    :)

  3. John McCollum

    June 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Wow.

  4. Elizabeth

    June 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

    i love this photo. she has such class. thank you so much for sharing all of these vintage style icons!

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  5. MarcoBerlin

    June 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

    i love vintage photos :)

  6. Asia a.k.a. Ashia

    June 5, 2010 at 10:13 am

    what a wonderful body..
    and it's great to have such pictures, I love searching my grandparents' apartment for treasures like this :)

  7. leeanne

    June 5, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Amazing photo! i love this place.

  8. Tanneke

    June 5, 2010 at 10:17 am

    What a fantastic picture! Thanks for posting! Please, keep going.

  9. gih

    June 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

    wow! 1928. that's too old.

  10. Beverly Bohan

    June 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Damn, she is fit.

  11. FashionLifeCoach

    June 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

    great and gives me a lot of inspiration in mood and styling.

  12. SimplyTara

    June 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

  13. Eun Gi

    June 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Wow. Her hair is gorgeous! I wonder how she did her hair..

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  14. T. Muffin

    June 5, 2010 at 10:43 am

    ha! :D

  15. Shukura

    June 5, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Great photography and i love her hair

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  16. nevereversitting

    June 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

  17. chicfuschia

    June 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

    She's got gorgeous body!!!

  18. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Fabulous! great photo, probably too many memories!
    Kisses

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  19. Ani

    June 5, 2010 at 10:59 am

    wow wow wow
    chapeau!

  20. zoé smaille

    June 5, 2010 at 11:06 am

    proud and athletic!

  21. Carolyn

    June 5, 2010 at 11:11 am

    This photo instantly became one of my favorites.

  22. Carolyn

    June 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

    This photo instantly became one of my favorites.

  23. Masha

    June 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

    She is so beautiful. I guess it is outrageous for 1928 but i'm glad she had the courage to do something new! I like when people do that without going crazy.

  24. Marie

    June 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I wonder what she had for dinner that night…

    Your long ago and far way is beautifully captured.

  25. LPC

    June 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I must say, the Italians are leaving us in the dust with this vintage stuff.

  26. jakarech

    June 5, 2010 at 11:36 am

  27. R.

    June 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I love her figure in this suit. There's something about seeing the width of the hemline that makes you notice her beautiful wasteline. Three cheers for hips.

  28. Lira Leirner

    June 5, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I second that. Wow!

  29. Lydia

    June 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    She's absolutely beautiful.

  30. Elena Vasilieva

    June 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    This pic is gorgeous. Love vintage and this is a great piece.

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  31. amy

    June 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Spectacular! I wonder what kind of camera this was?

  32. To Vogue or Bust

    June 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Aside from having such an amazing figure, she held herself in such a poised, noble, and proud way. You're lucky to have those genes!

  33. Vinda Sonata

    June 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    she's super hot and vibrant! i love the shot!

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  34. The Photodiarist

    June 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    What a fantastic shape in that suit!

  35. the girl from back then

    June 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    she is a classic beauty.she has such a charming elegance even in a simple swimsuit.

  36. hc

    June 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    love Sanremo, love her nerve.

  37. FASHION SNAG

    June 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    She is beautiful!

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  38. Anonymous

    June 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    she's beautiful! i love that that was an outrageous swimsuit in 1928. i wish they still made those sort of bathing suits.. they're so cool.

  39. TeeAndCake

    June 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    .. beautiful !! :)

  40. La chica

    June 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    She's so slim and beautiful!!

  41. abataba

    June 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Really pretty!!

  42. Queen of Mayhem

    June 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

  43. Eva

    June 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    What a fabulous photo!!She's gorgeousand so stylish!!

  44. Anonymous

    June 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Hey Scott, can you tag all the vintage posts with a "vintage" tag so they're easier to find? I LOVE THEM ALL! :)

  45. A(squared) + M

    June 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    this is an amazing picture! i love seeing all of these vintage photos

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  46. Marika

    June 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    She is like a doll!

    Marika
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  47. Laura Evrard

    June 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    The cut of that swimsuit is amazing. What nerve and sense of style!

  48. Emom

    June 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    It is splendid! smiles

  49. Sasha

    June 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Every time you post one of these fabulous vintage photos I get closer to tossing out all of my 'modern' clothes. That hair is terrific as well.

  50. Sasha

    June 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Oh, and I would love to see a "vintage" category.

  51. Anonymous

    June 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Great shoulders and a beautiful bod in general. Elegantly racy for the day it was taken.

    LOVE the vintage fotos – keep 'em coming, please.

  52. zfashionblog

    June 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    What a beautiful lady!!!

  53. brightlightsbigcity

    June 5, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    she's so gorgeous! i love bathing suits like these…

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  54. katie stone

    June 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    there's something about vintage photos that always looks so natural. no one ever looks like they are posing. awesome photo of your grandmother.

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  55. kathrynnova

    June 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    ah, san remo in the twenties….

    just a skip over to la napoule would set her straight into 'tender is the night' – i imagined the same kind of hair, swimsuits and postures throughout that book.

    this photograph is so warming. so beautiful.

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  56. D'Jae

    June 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    This is a stunning photo!

    xo.

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  57. Katy

    June 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I LOVE this – she seems to have a look in her eye that says ,"One day I'm going to be admired by thousands…How or when I don't know…but ONE day." p.s. Love the sepia tones, but this is the first vintage photo you've posted where I'd love to see it in colour too!

  58. Bell

    June 5, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Wow Mauritzia, wonderfull picture of you grandMa. elegant and chic woman.

  59. The Red Umbrella

    June 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Beautiful grandmother!

  60. Lorraine

    June 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Wow, your grandmother looks awesome, really awesome legs. I'd so love to have that hot body.

  61. ann

    June 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    wow this is an amazing picture. she's very pretty.

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  62. Anonymous

    June 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I love the pic, its a beautiful vintage shot!!
    =)

  63. kyladreams@gmail.com

    June 5, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Stunning. How inspiring?! This definitely put a smile on my face. 1st because you have any picture of your grandmother & 2nd because she is beyond amazing! :)

  64. Yoli

    June 6, 2010 at 12:10 am

    My goodness what a stunner she was! Thanks for sharing, I love when you share old photos.

  65. Lisa Petrarca

    June 6, 2010 at 12:22 am

    She looks so confident! What an amazing figure.
    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-new-beach-house.html

  66. the nickel fit

    June 6, 2010 at 2:54 am

    she has an unapologetic eye, almost knowing of the future's social cadence.

  67. princess glee

    June 6, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Grammy's smokin' hot!

  68. Irene b

    June 6, 2010 at 4:47 am

    i love vintage photo and this is really pretty!
    we are waiting for you on florence! ;)
    ciao ciao
    Irene

  69. fashion :P

    June 6, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I like vintage photo.

  70. fashion :P

    June 6, 2010 at 5:10 am

    She is beautifull:)
    I like vintage photo :)

  71. THESTREETFASHION5XPRO

    June 6, 2010 at 5:31 am

    she's really pretty!

  72. Leia

    June 6, 2010 at 5:59 am

    gorgeous!

  73. Las Lolicas de ayer, hoy y siempre

    June 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    wow!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!! I have photos from my grandmother too, i have to post them in my blog because she had a great style!!!!!

    XXX

  74. daniela

    June 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

    wow, she is amazing…

  75. dennis

    June 6, 2010 at 11:32 am

    what a graceful woman..I really love the hair and the way she sits on the beach so elegantly

  76. Sofie

    June 6, 2010 at 11:55 am

    nam.. your grandma had some great boobis!

  77. Desiree Fawn

    June 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Stunning!

    Thank you so much for sharing this image!

  78. Paweł Zegarow

    June 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I love that pics. Realy cool oldschool :) black and white photos are magic. Serach my world on http://www.muszka.wgrochy.pl

  79. zerrin

    June 6, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    she was so beautiful:)

  80. Poivre Monkey

    June 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    whats great is 1928 wearing such a swinsuit..

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  81. Jack Daniel

    June 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    It's interesting to see how 18 year olds look like back then.

  82. Shaniqua

    June 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    STUNNING!!!

    This is such an amazing photo!!!!

  83. partisan NYC

    June 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Scott,

    Like so many others here, I have really enjoyed looking at the images from this photo contest. I wonder if one of the crucial elements which make these personal photos so compelling is the genuine affection of the photographer regarding their subject. This gaze of the photographer seems to bring out something honest and unguarded in the men and women captured. The best portraits really resonate emotionally like these – I think many of your photos have this quality too.

  84. z a t i

    June 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm

  85. Viva La Fashion

    June 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    so pretty. :)

  86. ChloeMillaCwy

    June 6, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Vintage Diva!

  87. ChloeMillaCwy

    June 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Vintage Diva!

  88. stacey kelly

    June 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    this is lovely! what an amazing photo.

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  89. Giulia

    June 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    She looks fabulous. Brava for Giulia & her Italian elegance.

  90. Re

    June 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    OMG! She looks amazing!!! And look at her arms: Godess one!! She looks like an angel, isn't she???
    Great picture!

  91. Alex Ingram

    June 6, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Graceful!

  92. LA Film Actress

    June 6, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    This is a great photo. Thank you for continuing to post these vintage photos. It is interesting that this was considered an "outrageous" swimsuit even in 1928.

    This photo reminds me of the very charming Esther Williams film "The Million Dollar Mermaid," in which Williams plays real-life swimming legend and pioneering feminist icon Annette Kellerman. Kellerman was actually arrested in 1907 for wearing a one piece swimsuit that showed her legs and was put on trial! She thereupon invented a one-piece bodysuit that covered her legs as well, and the judge approved it as being within the bounds of public morality. Within a few years though, swimsuits such as this one that showed the legs became acceptable (Kellerman even sold a line of them called "Kellermans"), and you would see them frequently in films of the 1920s. Anyway, photos like this are an interesting reminder of that era.

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  93. Pietru

    June 6, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Divina, sembra una starlet Tedesca.

  94. kelly frances

    June 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    i wish we saw more vintage bathing suits!!!

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  95. beths

    June 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Those muscles! Was she an athlete?

  96. Anonymous

    June 6, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    It became boring these old photos, love your blog, but that

  97. tanĂŻa

    June 7, 2010 at 4:15 am

    This is an amazing photo!

    What a feeling it has to be if this is your own granny?! She's a beauty, Maurizia!

    I adore vintage photos and hope to see much more here!

  98. proletarian Great Gatsby

    June 7, 2010 at 5:09 am

    beautiful photo.And she is modern sport and actual with her long Modigliani figure.

  99. Sheila

    June 7, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Wow, thats nice :)
    Beutiful picture!

  100. Julia

    June 7, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Wow! Great picture!

  101. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 9:21 am

    its not often enough that you come across a slender figure with elongated legs and a narrow waste, who is not impacted by the severe fashion world we are influenced today. You can see how healthy she is, it is really refreshing.

    Such a classic hairstyle, it makes her appear quite sophisticated, particularly for an 18 year old, a lovely wish would be to bring back this era.

    maybe on my next birthday…
    lovely to et a glimpse of what inspires you, you have wonderful taste

  102. Allie

    June 7, 2010 at 11:04 am

    She's so fit! Impressive given there was no toning at the gym back then..

  103. maurizia

    June 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Thanks to Scott for sharing the photo of our grandmother and thanks to all of you for your nice comments, we loved them. We wonder what she would think if she could read them….

  104. LemonDrop

    June 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Just beautiful. Like the beginning of an epic.

  105. nainai

    June 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    first of all, the yellowish colour theme in this photo give it a lot of depth and put a old menory mood right on.
    second, her posture so elegant that even should not be mentioned since too obvious, it is her very neat hair that hold my eyes, and those eyes, confident and welcoming, or proud and privite.

    this photo keep me thinking of the song"cry me a river"

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  106. Anonymous

    June 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    bellissima, grande!

  107. Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 at 1:22 am

    una bellezza al mare!

  108. Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Bagni Morgana – Sanremo
    the best in 1928

    love
    Anna – Sanremo

  109. Marcela A.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Nice shoulders

  110. inclassy

    June 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm

  111. Madeleine

    June 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Wonderfully daring for the times. Beautiful young woman!

  112. natasha

    June 9, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Gorgeous figure and lady. Beautiful photo.
    x

  113. jovel

    June 9, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Is this a tribute photo? I assume you posted it 'in memoriam'? If yes, sorry for your loss. She's really beautiful

  114. Jesse-Mei

    June 10, 2010 at 8:12 am

    favorite photo by far.

  115. layers&swathes

    June 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I feel like that dress/bather screams Rick Owens!

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  116. doingtheunstuck

    June 11, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    wow, that sure is outrageous!!! GO GRANDMA!!

  117. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    She is truly beautiful and such a classic photo to be proud of! The cut of the suit is amazing considering the year – totally flattering!

  118. Candice

    June 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

    What a beauty!!

  119. hannasvea

    June 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

    She is absolutely gorgeous and I love the composition of the photo. The sharpness of her eyes and face… Stunning.

  120. J.Ro

    June 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    The beach was so much classier before Nike Swimwear.

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  121. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 11:33 am

    She has the body of my dreams.
    Yes, your grandma is incredible, Maurizia :-)

  122. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 6:55 am

    We have to thank Maurizia for her beautiful body, we have to thank you for publishing this picture and, of course, San Remo, my awesome city! You should come here, then, and see what changed here!!
    A.Stefano

  123. A.

    June 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    great pic!!!! really amazing!!
    I'm Italian, From Bogliasco, Riviera Ligure.
    love this pic!

  124. Anonymous

    June 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I've really enjoyed looking at all these vintage photos. Have you selected a winner in the contest yet?

  125. Teresa @ good-grace

    July 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Such a beautiful woman – and such a lovely picture…. thank you for sharing! I especially love these vintage photo features.

  126. Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Straight up slutty for the time, but of course she's fabulous! Thanks for reminding me to step out of the box with this one

  127. Oley

    September 6, 2010 at 11:47 am

    wow, your grandma is quite long.

  128. Arturo

    September 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Beautiful physique on this woman, especially for the times. You have excellent genes!

  129. Designer Swimwear

    January 7, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Your grandma looked so elegant in her one-piece swimsuit!
    Thanks for sharing.

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