Gorgeous. My favourite of the oldies so far. I find that the picture has an air of timeless elegance. One could put on those clothes today and be stylish anywhere. Once again, a beautiful short cut on a lady. Just wonderful.
I hope you do not feel obligated to do anything comprehensive with the photos you have accumulated. But I do hope you are up to something. Sorting them into a light book with original comments? – like a small adventure through time and space; or placing pictures in parallel with contemporary allusions? Ah, the possibilities.
I am excited so many people have come along with your invitation! I am hungry for further posts.
What an incredible shot! I really love the composition. The wicker chair in the foreground, the way the plants in the mid ground dissolve to nothing…Its like a mix between photography and painting. Very beautiful. Thanks, Maria!
I think this is a wonderful photo and I agree I would love to have these items in my wardrobe, but am I the only one for whom the name "Olive oil" came to mind? You know Popeye's girlfriend. No disrespect intended, but she has most of her features, even her stance.
For years I searched for a wide leg white pant JUST LIKE THESE, sits high on the waist, drops to a lovely drape down the leg. This whole outfit is so elegant, timeless yet so NOW. We can't find a pant made out of that rayon they used back then, even her polka dot hankie just gives it her personality. If it was I in this outfit, I'd wear it with clean white converse Chuck Taylors or Jack Purcells but even her perfect white oxfords work so well.
I couldn't love those slacks any more than I do. Just gorgeous. The whole photograph is wonderful -the location, the outfit, the composition. Other than her looking slightly irritated, but, hey I look irritated in a lot a photos………
(second comment) Could this woman be Adele Astaire after her dancing days? Fred Astaire’s sister and one time dancing partner would probably have been in her thirties during the 1930′s. Her early life was charmed, but later on was difficult. This would account for the look of tired sophistication, but with great elegance.