Sunday, April 18, 2010

Majorca, Vintage Photo Contest

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  1. Café Naïveté

    April 18, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Elegant. Simple.. The mediterranean style, which never fades awa.. just ageless!

    • Simone Fraser

      November 24, 2013 at 1:52 am

      Well put. This images quietly epitomises why the 1930s is my favourite era for clothes.

  2. Jason laucht

    April 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Oh wow! Thank you for sharing them with us Scott. All these vintage photos. All of them!! they're just so amazing!


  3. Bere TOT

    April 18, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Wow! is it possible to be more stylish?

  4. diariodeunacouturier

    April 18, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I love the look and I agree with you. Formentor it is one of the best hotels in Majorca, beautiful island!!!

  5. Fashion Monstre

    April 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

    so gorgeous!

  6. Amreen

    April 18, 2010 at 9:00 am

    this is a beautiful photograph. a Chanel moment!


    April 18, 2010 at 9:00 am

    very chanel style

  8. Anonymous

    April 18, 2010 at 9:00 am

    i love this pic….
    such a gr8 women, stunning body, big attitude and such a good style!
    ps. gr8 blog

  9. Anonymous

    April 18, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Hi, the Formentor Hotel is placed in Mallorca, not Majorca. It is a beautiful island in Spain.

  10. AmandaLeighOC

    April 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Incredibly textural. imparts dimension wonderfully. (does that make sense in the context of photography?).

  11. Maija

    April 18, 2010 at 9:21 am

    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.

  12. SaraKateSwan

    April 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I love this image! She would look perfectly in style if she were walking the streets today.

  13. joshylola

    April 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Great great picture in Mallorca!!! Regards from Spain

  14. The Photodiarist

    April 18, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Wow! Look at the bokeh in that photo. Incredible light too.

  15. La chica

    April 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

    The outfit is just perfect for Mallorca.

  16. Lisa

    April 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    effortless style we all dream to have

  17. Consa

    April 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

    This just keeps getting better and better!

    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.

  18. myssja

    April 18, 2010 at 10:38 am

    i would say a photo by jh lartigue.

  19. Cate

    April 18, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Lovely picture!
    x. Cate

  20. ColorHater

    April 18, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I would wear that outfit right now! Great pic :)

  21. lefistnoir

    April 18, 2010 at 11:03 am

    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!

  22. Anonymous

    April 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I´ve just read that the hotel is where Grace Kelly spent her honey moon! Jane Birkin, Audrey Hepburn, Charles Chaplin, Gary Cooper… and many more also went there for their holidays!

  23. Rufo

    April 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

    She was a queen, after all.

  24. Couture

    April 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

    STUNNING! Very Coco Chanel and yet the lady has created a feel all her own.

  25. Anonymous

    April 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Incredibly current and timeless! It could be worn today without people thinking weird.

  26. Some Like it

    April 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Stunning. Cannot be duplicated.

  27. Karmen

    April 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    So elegant and classy! This picture encharmed my.

  28. Lucy

    April 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I think this maybe the coolest photo I have ever seen. And if it doesn't prove once and for all that real style is timeless then I don't know what will!

  29. Zazie's

    April 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Very interesting style, indeed.

  30. isabel

    April 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Increiblemente elegante y mediterránea.
    Besos desde Estella.

  31. MarĂ­a

    April 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Great pic!! lOVE IT!

    But it's MALLORCA, not majorca PLEASEEEEEE!!


  32. lizard260

    April 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    It is eyebrow-raising to preface a photo introduction with "I don't know her" and then sign it with the subject's name.

  33. Nedda Ebo

    April 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Those are amazing pants I love the way they flow. And her beret completes it!
    Mustart x


    April 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    The outfit is great. Perfect for summer in 2010!

  35. Yary and Sary

    April 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    she look pretty:)
    great outfit:)


  36. Anonymous

    April 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    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.

  37. nancy : The Sway Report

    April 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Wow. This photo is stunning. I think this is the perfect summer uniform. Stripes on top, white on bottom, splashes of color or details (like the little polka dots and beret). Beautiful.

    nancy @ sway report

  38. fshnvctm

    April 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    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.

  39. Casey

    April 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    God how I love this shot–very Armani-esque as well as Chanel. That little polka dot scarf is such a perfect touch. Love, love, love.

  40. Mamen

    April 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Lovely pic, she was so glamourous…

  41. Afrika

    April 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm


  42. Anonymous

    April 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    This is the real essence of being chic…

  43. bird of light

    April 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Absolutely, and this is a spectacular photo, and piece of history – fashion/arts. I love your contest, Scott!

  44. esme

    April 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    love the photo and agree with you about attitude being paramount!
    esme noir (

  45. casey

    April 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    chic chick.

    an essence of Lillian Bassman in the attitude, feminity and soft focus of the photo. love it.

  46. Liya

    April 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Picture – 1930s… style – as relevant as ever..

  47. AnastasiaC

    April 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    oh i love love this style – wish I was long and lean so I could wear something like this with such elegance!!
    gorgeous timeless silhouette….

  48. Claire * Lola Is Beauty

    April 19, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Forget vintage, it needs a new category -just: best photo. I would be thrilled to go out wearing that right now…

  49. Sara Bentley

    April 19, 2010 at 4:18 am

    This photo has a Coco Chanel quality to it — timeless!

  50. Mr Brown

    April 19, 2010 at 4:29 am

    The power on the 'chief.


  51. The SB Room

    April 19, 2010 at 6:12 am

    It looks like an old Coco Chanel picture, really stylish

  52. Davidikus

    April 19, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Great picture ! Everything is perfect : the outfit, the composition, the use of the depth-of-field…

    It's also interesting to see how body shapes have changed…

  53. Anonymous

    April 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Between the beret and that little pocket square she is so very "ever so!"

  54. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    April 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The attitude, definately.

  55. Riima

    April 20, 2010 at 3:01 am

    I Just love the body language, the beret and flappers. There is some amateur vibe in the gesture. Love whites though can't maintain that well.

  56. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    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………

  57. Érica

    April 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    This is so Chanel! Comfort and simplicity, which were registered trademark of Coco, is fully present in this outfit. I Lloved it!

  58. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    this is absolutely stunning. words can't express.

  59. thebeautyphilosopher

    April 24, 2010 at 8:02 am

    So modern!

  60. NoFaceFashion

    April 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

    wonderful outfit!!

  61. Buzz Jeans

    April 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    this one has to be the winner. I'd be devastated if it weren't.

  62. Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Definitive chic

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    April 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

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  66. OSHA 10

    June 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    very nice post. hoping new posts

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  68. elaine trouard

    May 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    VERY Chanel! This photo could start a book. She must have had an interesting life. Thank you for all the great vintage photos. LOVE the out fit – looks so comfortable!

  69. elaine trouard

    May 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    (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.

  70. teamgloria

    September 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm


    so arch.

    and clever.

    that jaunty angle of the chapeau.



  71. julian

    August 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    love it !

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