Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vintage Photo

This photo was taken in 1972 when my mother was 17. Her best friend dressed her up and took the photo in her home in Greens Farm, CT.
Zoë

 

 

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  1. rine

    February 4, 2012 at 9:12 am

    she almost looks like one of those renaissance madonas;

  2. Elena

    February 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Love that photo! Amazing look.

  3. flanellerouge

    February 4, 2012 at 9:27 am

    j’aime trop !!! cela me rappelle trop des photos de moi dans les 70′ :o)) quel style, quelle libertĂ©… et c’Ă©tait complètement naturel, inconscient, yes !

    • Name*

      November 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      tu as raison

  4. Micol

    February 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

    This is an incredible photo.

    http://www.themarcystop@blogspot.com

  5. Nic

    February 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

    How lovely :)

  6. Margo

    February 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Wow, great one! really like vintage pictures x

  7. Serdane

    February 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    She has this look that I could die on girl dancing on ” Girls who wanna have fun ” :0

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  8. Kate

    February 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Stunning photo. She looks amazing.

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  9. Stefania

    February 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Wow, this actually looks very current!

  10. In the Know

    February 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I want that lace top! Great image.

    In the Know
    http://intheknowstyle.blogspot.com

  11. Rose

    February 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    A l’exception du grain de la photo, elle pourrait ĂŞtre actuelle. IntĂ©ressant.

  12. Miss Red Socks

    February 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I love this photo and everything in it. The sofa is great, her red shorts are amazing and the lace jacket is perfect. Just lovely.

    missredsocks.blogspot.com

  13. Stylosophism

    February 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

    This shot seems to have been taken not more ten years ago

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  14. Tinacious.Me

    February 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

    The sheer cardigan is gorgeous!

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  15. Mica

    February 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Wow what a beautiful portrait. I really like that jacket.

    awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com

  16. Opposite Lipstick

    February 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

  17. monkeyshines

    February 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

    beautiful photo!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  18. Sue

    February 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I remember wearing capezzio ballet shoes like that…lovely!

  19. Charlotte Wilder

    February 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I love this. Beautiful photo. Well-styled, too, I might add.
    -Charlotte
    http://www.thewilderthings.com

  20. Marceline

    February 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

    She is really a beautiful woman. Reminds me of Lana Del Rey with her long hair. I wouldn’t think this is such an old photo.

  21. lafemmealamode

    February 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Amazing photo! You mother was a real beauty! And her girlfriend had a really good taste! :)

  22. emil

    February 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

    your mum, she looks amazing. :)

  23. Johnny

    February 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Love it!

  24. mrl

    February 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

    nice!!!

  25. Lauren@Styleseer

    February 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

    She’s beautiful and the styling is very fashion forward. Well done!

    The Styleseer
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  26. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    February 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Wow! I actually thought this photo was Instagramed. She looks beautiful and so ahead of her time!! Congrats!!

    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.

  27. steph

    February 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

    oh gosh, your mother is gorgeous! I love everything about this photo <3

    xx
    -S

    http://www.gingerandlace.blogspot.com

  28. lola

    February 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

    La dame au dessus n’approuve pas :)

  29. Judith

    February 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

    You have a beautiful mother. It took me a minute to realize that she and I are the same age, but I was never that well dressed. Thank you for sharing this photo. It truly makes my day!

  30. Natasha Fatah

    February 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

    That is a great photo, and an awesome outfit!

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

  31. kcomekarolina

    February 4, 2012 at 11:24 am

    omg!!! i LOVE vintage photos and this one is FAB!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

  32. Boxer's Adventures

    February 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

    What grand repose.

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    International Blog and Shop

  33. jill

    February 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I love your pics there always so good,this pic of your mother could be a pic taken now

  34. Theresa

    February 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

    One of my favorite vintage photos I’ve seen on your site, Scott. This is just amazing. The clashing periods and colors are superb. The mood is fantastic.

  35. Peaches

    February 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Your mum looks like she just came out from a magazine shoot! Love the vintage look, she looks so relaxed! xx

  36. Charles

    February 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

    What a succint image that captures the era. Gorgeous!!

  37. Lauren Helen

    February 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

    So lovely! I love the shoes and socks!

  38. April

    February 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Royal poise and an ensemble that has withstood time.

    http://inaworldwithothers.wordpress.com

  39. Natsumi

    February 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

    There’s something special about this picture. Love look on her face and the colours.

  40. LatteLisa

    February 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

    beautiful

  41. Savannah Marie

    February 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

    That is SO cool! Your mom is a total fox.
    I love vintage photographs!
    Have a beautiful Saturday!
    Cheers,
    Savannah Marie
    everybodysbuyingvintage.blogspot.com

  42. FashionUm

    February 4, 2012 at 11:58 am

    This photo looks like it was done today. Your mom looks beautiful in this picture :)
    -
    http://www.FashionUm.com
    Show Your Outfit!

  43. Paloma Giráldez

    February 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    fantastic!

  44. Marcel Da Chump

    February 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Very nice… a sort of cross-genre, inter-generational portraiture with good styling and exquisite dĂ©cor…the early 70′s Connectitcut setting brings to mind the novel/film THE ICE STORM.

  45. Bohemian Style

    February 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I think the whole composition is so artistic and yet so chic!

    theBohmerian.com

  46. Nansosi

    February 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I love this! I was around that age (15) in ’72 so I’m feeling quite nostalgic. This image is timeless in that it could have been taken from the 60′s thru now. But her expression is so of the tumultuous late 60′s and early 70′s. A beautiful and wistful flower girl, though more worrisome.

  47. Sophie

    February 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful image. I love the look on her face.

  48. Kiti

    February 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    so stylish outfit, but even more the model an the photo in genereal! love!

  49. nichole (eat & be pretty)

    February 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    wow what a beautiful woman. i love this picture :)

  50. Suzi

    February 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    If I had this as a family photo, I’d be tempted to have a giant art print made of it, maybe even on canvas. It’s just beautiful… the composition, the red shorts, her ruffled hair, all the textures.

  51. nicole

    February 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  52. Name*

    February 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    i live in greens farms !

  53. Supal {chevrons and Ă©clairs}

    February 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Stunning photo, girl and that lace overlay is to. die. for!

  54. Eva

    February 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Beautiful picture! She looks gorgeous!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  55. angelina wrona

    February 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Amazing! She looks so much like my daughter!

  56. anonymous

    February 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I really love this photo. The three colour rule still holds, the black and beige, and the red. She is very beautiful as well, which doesn’t hurt.

  57. ilegirl

    February 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    The sheer jacket, the pop of red, and the modern attitude juxtaposed with the old-fashioned oil painting in the background and the formal bench made this a fantastic shot.

  58. Taylor

    February 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    this is a really fantastic photograph.

    i love this woman’s style. look at those shorts!

    http://www.onewonderfulthing.com

  59. Sarah

    February 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I love this! She looks exactly like Gillian Zinser from the new 90210 series! Gorgeous

  60. jillyv13

    February 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    What a winsome gaze. Absolutely stunning. I would love to see a photo of this woman today in the same spot. There’s a lovely spirit there.

  61. Andreea M.

    February 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    wow she looks like gillian zinser

  62. GIULIA

    February 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    THIS PIC IS REALLY AMAZING! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    XOXO
    http://onemoreaddictioninmyworld.blogspot.com/

  63. william makolle

    February 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Stunning picture! Love the jacket!

    http://exaltthearts.blogspot.com/

  64. San

    February 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, I wouldn’t have guessed that this is a vintage picture from the 1970s. This outfit and girl would totally rock today. Amazing.

  65. aurélia

    February 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    She is absolutely gorgeous… The look ! This photo is just beautiful !

  66. Snakeskin Jacket

    February 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Wow I am amazed. this is almost a painting. from composition to color tones, it has a real dreamy feeling over it. Although it could be pulled out of a modern, current fashion editorial now… Beautifull, really.

    x L.

    http://snakeskinjacket.wordpress.com/

  67. noreen

    February 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    i love the contrast with the dark portrait. it looks very current. how wonderful that you have these photos!

  68. CBC

    February 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    you r very young…70′s vintage….funny…hope u can raid her closet!!!

  69. Hira Ahmad

    February 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    This is beautiful… so stunning

    hiraschaos.blogspot.com

  70. Alicia

    February 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    She’s beautiful, she makes me think about Gillian Zinser

  71. Aga's suitcase

    February 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

  72. Suzy

    February 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

  73. Simone

    February 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Bellissima la foto, l’ambienazione, il divano ecc. Per quanto riguarda l’abbigliamento non si può non apprezzare il copri spalle, veramente bello ed attuale!

  74. Judith Aragon

    February 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    How strange, this photo doesn’t seem old to me!! Maybe it is her look but if you didn’t say is from the 70′s I would think it is a current picture. Really nice pic.

  75. norbyah

    February 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    this photo is amazing….so timeless, like it could have been taken this week. your mother is beautiful and her look is so classic. i love her socks, the lace cardigan, her hair….lovely.
    xo
    n

  76. clara turbay

    February 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Adorable!

  77. ximena schuman

    February 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I love every picture of your mother you’ve posted. She has such great photographic presence.

  78. Yasmin Hassegawa

    February 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Wow
    your mother is so beautiful!
    I love her hair and the way she looks to the camera…

    nice outfit too!

  79. Jane

    February 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    She doesn’t really look 17 in this pic, more like 25.

  80. dragon fruit

    February 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    literally INCREDIBLE. so inspirational.

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  81. Martine

    February 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Wow! That is just wonderful. She is gorgeous. I love the high waisted red shorts, the beautiful sheer jacket, and those socks and shoes. Its simply perfect. Timeless elegance. And I love the way she has her foot pointed in that ballet way. She looks 17 years old to me.

  82. Emmy-Lyn

    February 5, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Youth is wasted on the young……….before you know its come & gone…….

    To be there ……………..again (sigh)

  83. athena

    February 5, 2012 at 2:26 am

    i love her entire outfit. so chic from 40 years ago, but clearly this kind of dressing up still clearly influences the streets today.

  84. une chatte grise

    February 5, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Love the cream lace over the black top–that’s a truly beautiful combination. The photo & subject are lovely, too! But mostly this makes me wish I still had some of my cool ’70s knee socks. (They were the only thing we could use to add some swag to our Catholic school uniforms… so we worked it.)

  85. chubert

    February 5, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I love your pics, they are always so expressive and really exciting!

  86. Haidee

    February 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

  87. Katharina

    February 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

    So inspiring!!
    Love everything in the picture!!

    http://www.13ruedebearn.blogspot.com

  88. it'scoolproduct*

    February 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

    nothing is more cool than a vintage photo !!:)

  89. underemployed

    February 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

    She’s adorable.

    However, it’s a little disturbing when one is the same age as the person in the “vintage” photo…

  90. Born in 86

    February 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

    So great to have such a picture of your mother.. Very vintage, like it !
    x

  91. Aoife

    February 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Love this picture. It looks like it could have been taken recently, love the styling :)

    lifeinthefashlane.com

  92. Big M

    February 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    OMG! This shot reminds me of my childhood. Almost every photograph (hundreds) taken of me and my sister we were perched on a bench under the rather stern portrait of our ancestor, Catherine Kimball (1745-1831). It is great to know other families had that same tradition. Thanks for the memories, Scott.

  93. melissa

    February 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Hey some one in Greenwich has style, who would have thought…
    I agree the photo could be a modern one…

    xo
    m

  94. A

    February 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    40 years later that look feels amazingly modern from head to toe.

  95. MEC

    February 6, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Love it, my era, but just to clarify, is this someone named Zoe’s mom, or yours, Scott?

  96. Adrien KA

    February 6, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I like how mostly 95% of people comment on how your mother look like instead of just telling you that she is very pretty. No need to comment about the look the attitude, the clothes… she is just gorgeous.

  97. jas

    February 6, 2012 at 5:02 am

  98. Erica

    February 6, 2012 at 6:10 am

  99. LOLA

    February 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Amazing look!!! Love it.
    http://tecuentomistrucos.blogspot.com/

  100. Rachael

    February 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Your mother is beautiful.

  101. Nat

    February 6, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Would love to see how she looks now!
    She looks like she could be in “today’s” magazines.
    The red shorts/pants are very “in” now!
    Thanks for sharing.

  102. esmeralda

    February 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    the photo itself looks vintage, so does the setting.
    but the model..her hair, her clothes look so current!

  103. Giulia

    February 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Scott your mother is beautiful!!!!!

  104. Maria jose

    February 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I love this Photo! Very cool her mater when was young!

  105. Nona De Samim

    February 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Looove this picture, it looks so current !

  106. Zenobiar

    February 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I thought it was Ivanka Trump

  107. Jake London

    February 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    your mother needs a black dick, sorry, two black dicks!

  108. lucia

    February 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

  109. Lori

    February 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Gorgeous! Are you certain this isn’t a page from this month’s Anthropologie catalog? (-:

  110. erin.

    February 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    it’s so current.

  111. Tom

    February 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    A classic photo. It begs for a contemporary companion shot to see who she grew up to be.

  112. villanueva stone

    February 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    LOVE seeing old pictures of our parents from the 70s. Your mom looks awesome! She’s got a natural presence to her!

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  113. antique engagement rings

    February 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Such a nice photo.. 1972 was a great year!… Brandy your a fine girl!

  114. The Baker

    February 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I absolutely love this vintage photo, especially how her red shorts stand out.

  115. Amber Sweet

    February 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    The pieces are phenomenal, I now have a restored love for white knee highs and mary-janes. Exquisite styling and your mother completes the shot.

  116. Kaaah

    February 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    She looks SO MUCH like the girl in 90210, Gillian Zinser!
    REALLLYYYY PRETTY :D

  117. Haley

    February 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Scott,

    It would be great to see photos of the sons/daughters, grandsons/granddaughters that send these in, to see what their style is like and how it differs to those in the photos. It would be really interesting to see what they get from their parents/grandparents!

    Or perhaps to see current photos of these peopl!

    Just an idea!

  118. Kristy

    February 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    such a cool shot. it somehow looks French to me.

  119. Stella

    February 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    You look like her!

  120. Amanda

    February 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I love this photo.

  121. Kevin

    February 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    When I first saw this I thought it was contemporary…but I live in Portland where vintage clothing is the mainstay of fashion.

  122. clarity enhanced diamonds

    February 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

    A sweet photo!

  123. jimmy

    February 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

    the composition is great. dig it. coulda been shot yesterday with film for all i know!

    jimjims.net

  124. abby broome jenkins

    February 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

    What style! This explains everything!

  125. Sarah

    February 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Jeez, she is beautiful. I love what she’s wearing too, totally original and cool.

  126. rach

    February 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    amazing how I thought this was a recent photograph, shows how the vintage look has transpired through fashion and across years, it never grows old

  127. Rich Girl

    February 9, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Your mum looks stunning! She is a beautiful woman! Love the picture!

  128. Launui

    February 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    She looks like Nina Garcia!

  129. mimi

    February 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    somehow her face reminds me Garance´s face

  130. HipSwap

    March 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Beautiful. All your vintage photos are stunning!

  131. Nikki caranzo

    May 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

    She’s gorgeous she looks like the actress from 90210 Gillian

  132. Valeria

    May 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I think she looks exactly like Gillian Zinser, the actress playing Ivy on 90210:
    http://www.fanpix.net/picture-gallery/gillian-zinser-picture-16051098.htm

  133. nas

    September 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    lovin it !

  134. M3M Merline

    April 18, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Awesome picture! she is looking hot.
    http://www.m3mmerlingurgaon.net.in

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