Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vintage Photo

My mother is pictured here at her wedding, right outside the church in Milan back in ’73. While scanning the pictures, I was amazed to see the similarities to color modifications you see in today’s fashion ad campaigns.




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  1. Cascadia Girl

    January 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Wow, it looks like a scene straight out of The Godfather.


  2. Claudia

    January 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    You’re mother is stunning and her fashion sense is superb. Thank you for sharing this inspiring photo!

  3. mns

    January 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    wow, beautiful photo! looks like an ad from a fashion magazine

  4. localceleb

    January 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm


  5. Beth Druce

    January 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I love the shoes against the silhouette of the skirt…

    In fact I love that she is in separates but still the overall effect is wedding dress

  6. Laura

    January 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    She seriously looks like a model in a contemporary editorial shoot. This is so beautiful. I also love the two snazzy looking fellas in the background there. Glad you decided to share!!

  7. Christopher

    January 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Yup they’re making pictures and images look like film. This is a beautiful picture.

  8. Elena

    January 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It’s a lovely and romantic pic!

  9. jlee5050

    January 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    She looks absolutely gorgeous… thank you for sharing.

  10. Alison

    January 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Beautiful, you must be so proud of this photo and those from your mother’s wedding!

    Thank you for sharing.

    – Alison

  11. Savannah Marie

    January 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    This is my favorite photo I’ve ever seen on your blog! I LOVE IT!

    Savannah Marie

  12. Alexandra Evjen

    January 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    She looks so beautiful!

  13. Lauren Helen

    January 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Wow – so pretty! I love her hat!

  14. Alison

    January 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    A beautiful photo, you must be very proud of it.

    Thanks for sharing!

    – Alison

  15. irene

    January 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    this pic is amazing!
    and also her

  16. Kate

    January 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    What a stunning photo and woman!


  17. fashionablecollections

    January 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    What a gorgeous picture. This reminds me of the godfather when he gets married in Italy.


  18. Mica

    January 28, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding photo! Like the submitter, I love the colours in it – it does look very modern!

    The hat is beautiful, nice touch.

  19. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    January 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    This is seriously a stunning photo, you must be so thrilled!!

  20. Bernadette

    January 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Dear Mateo, what a beautiful shot!
    Not just the colours, the long skirt, platforms, hat and face net – all elements currently having revival.
    I design and make couture wedding attire, I am going to (with great respect and thanks to you) bookmark this image for future reference. Wonderful of you to share. B

  21. Suzy

    January 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  22. ADJ

    January 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    This picture is STUNNING!!!!

  23. canvasofculture

    January 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    wow…she looks gorgeous. I could definitely see this as a spring editorial

  24. marita

    January 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you for the photo of your beautiful mother! That’s the most interesting and inspirational wedding outfit I’ve seen in some time.

  25. Jan Sarah

    January 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm


  26. Felicity

    January 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I agree with the comment above. One of my favourite pictures. Genuine, uncontrived glamour. Perfect lady, perfect dress, perfect location, perfect photograph. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Aida

    January 29, 2012 at 12:32 am

    what a lovly pic . it reminds my Godfather .

  28. Sara

    January 29, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Amazing!!! I love these vintage photos depicting memorable events!

  29. Style Anywhere

    January 29, 2012 at 12:55 am

    beautiful photo!

  30. Julia

    January 29, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Wow she reminds me of Marisa Berenson! Gorgeous hair!

  31. William Makolle

    January 29, 2012 at 1:36 am

    What an amazing picture! She looks so gorgeous!

  32. Judith

    January 29, 2012 at 2:08 am

  33. Bagsmagazine

    January 29, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Lovely dress. May I share this on

  34. une chatte grise

    January 29, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Dang, I wish my old photos degraded that beautifully! (Heck, I wish I had some old photos that were that beautiful to begin with.)

  35. Name*Isabel

    January 29, 2012 at 2:58 am

    What an absolutely gorgeous photo! Your mother looks incredibly beautiful in this picture.

  36. Johnny

    January 29, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Adorable. Love the black shoes under the white long dress!

  37. Xen

    January 29, 2012 at 4:26 am


    January 29, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Very nice picture !!!

  39. BPO

    January 29, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Beautiful bride and the men in the background look very fashionable! Could have been today.


    January 29, 2012 at 5:15 am

    AMAZING PHOTO ! ! ! : ))
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  41. Anastasia

    January 29, 2012 at 5:24 am

    So beautiful!

  42. Madara

    January 29, 2012 at 5:29 am

    It really looks like from real fashion shoot … only it has something even more special! True beauty!

  43. MouSE

    January 29, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Check that guy with sunglasses…so masculine..and the position of the light, perfect.


    January 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Join the experience today!

  45. Edoardo

    January 29, 2012 at 6:19 am

  46. Trendsbysevi

    January 29, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Beautiful photo, such an inspring photo…

  47. szk

    January 29, 2012 at 6:34 am

    That’s such a beautiful photo!

  48. Rebecca

    January 29, 2012 at 6:37 am

    A suspended cinematic narrative moment merged with a snapshot. Fantastic spontaneous lighting, gesture, body language and composition. The colour appears the way it does because the dyes in 1970s films were unstable and here most of the cyan (blue) dyes have faded. Contemporary photo manipulators mimic this in Photoshop – as usual, what looks modern actually has a long history…

  49. Hannah

    January 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Wow, the similarities are incredible. This image is stunning.

  50. antique engagement rings

    January 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I love the photo…. what a great bow tie!

  51. Oyku Cetinkale

    January 29, 2012 at 7:53 am

    She looks amazing! Her bouquet and hat gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

  52. Eva

    January 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Beautiful picture! Love the colors and your mother looked wonderful.

  53. sandra

    January 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

    love the photo! she is gorgeous there!

  54. alexandra katsaiti

    January 29, 2012 at 8:43 am

    well……. with a slight rephrasing of the saying…. like “mother”like son!!!
    style is defitely in the family genes!!! not to mention the photographer at the time who captured the moment in this amazing backlight!! Precious find!!!

  55. Cece

    January 29, 2012 at 9:18 am

    It does look like something out of “The Godfather”.
    It’s also very pure, and it makes you want to be there.

  56. Tove

    January 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Very beautiful! Looks like something from a dream

  57. Anna Lisa

    January 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

    “… Like many things that look modern, it has a long story behind…”
    (cit. More or less…)
    Doesn’t it remind you of Monet’s Woman with a Parasole, or, even more, Of Sorolla’s A walk on the beach?
    I’ve always loved these women in white, they move me.

  58. kiti

    January 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

    so amazing photo! yes, and it’s true that in so many fashion editorials and blog photos are made with this kinda vintage light…but i love it!

  59. B.

    January 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Beautiful photo, love the light – new outfit post

  60. B.

    January 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Beautiful photo, love the light – snakeprint outfit

  61. Stylosophism

    January 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

    It seems a ’70 movie

  62. kavya

    January 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

    love the pic~ shes beautiful

  63. Stylefootprints

    January 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Stunning photo. She looks so elegant.

  64. Blogger

    January 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Amazing photo.. I love it when you upload vintage photos :)

  65. Peaches

    January 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Your mum looked gorgeous! Wind-in-hair…so whimsical.

  66. bubble-licorice

    January 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    this photo is lovely
    i really like this vintage style

  67. clara turbay

    January 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm


  68. Monikka

    January 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Undeniably whimsical, and nostalgic photo! I love the simple bridal gown with a pinch of sophistication! There are indeed lots of bridal gown designs nowadays just like this, I find it very interesting! Great post:)


  69. Marcel Da Chump

    January 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Matteo, Your mom, the beautiful bride, inspired a great photo.

  70. léontine

    January 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Magnifique photo !

  71. melissa

    January 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I find most things in fashion go in a circular nature….


  72. Olivia

    January 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    wow! she is beautiful! I like her dress, dreamy and full of light. The cut of the suits in the men behind her is phenomenal. They cut a sharp silhouette. perhaps we will see the 70′s back in here before long!

  73. Alicia

    January 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Such a lovely artifact.

  74. Diane

    January 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    what a lovely moment, captured in such an unrehearsed way!

  75. Fashion Updates

    January 30, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Well she is looking beautiful. Memories are always good. There is no huge difference between 70′s and Recent Fashion.

  76. Jennifer defrancisco

    January 30, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Oh my gosh, it took my breath away! The light…and your mother is amazing!!!

  77. Lissa

    January 30, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Awesome picture! Love her dress :)

  78. Arno

    January 30, 2012 at 4:26 am


    topissime cette photo !
    Tu rentres quand ?


  79. Matteo

    January 30, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Dear friends,
    thank you very much for your precious comments. Yes, I am proud of this picture. And you should see the whole set. Astonishing. My father and my mother were so glam, yet young and simple.

  80. Tara's Dolce Vita

    January 30, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I can see where you got your sense of style from ;-)
    Very pretty!

    Do you have any italian blood running through your veins? Or did your parents ‘just’ got married there? (If I may ask…)


  81. Erica

    January 30, 2012 at 5:54 am

    In the last few decades fashion is trying to reinvent itself. Unfortunately, in terms of shaping, there is nothing new to propose to the public, that’s why there are so many inspirations to the past.

  82. marina

    January 30, 2012 at 6:34 am

    she looks absolutely amazing! greet foto also ;)

  83. marg

    January 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Simple and elegant !

    see my own story on:

  84. Mama Sylvia+

    January 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Dear Bethanie! God’s gift Beautiful mother…beautiful daughter!! XO!!!

  85. Juliette

    January 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

    wauw this is beautiful, Your mother looks stunning! And the 2 men in the back soooo cool, with these suits.
    About the vintage colours. Gives all photo’s such a retro and more nostalgic look. I like taking pictures and using those colours myself as well on my blog :)

  86. Christine.R

    January 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    In love yet again!

  87. Ría

    January 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  88. la Feem

    January 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    This picture is utterly fantastic, thanks for sharing.

  89. Macy

    January 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    You look amazing! :))

  90. EZIO

    January 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    my wife and i we thank matteo(our son)for publishing this photo.

  91. Dee

    January 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this!

  92. ella

    January 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    This looks like it could be part of a spread in Spring Vogue. Or a still from an awesome mobster film…

  93. Mala

    January 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    AWWW. What a pretty picture! I’m amazed too <3

  94. Sharona F

    January 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    amazing photo!!! Looks indeed like editorial spread in a magazine today, I love the vintage feel and her poise in it!!!!

  95. Jordan Lane

    January 31, 2012 at 6:36 am

    This is, TOO good. I feel a vintage photo hasn’t done its job unless it has you asking whether it was fully intentional or not.

  96. Emily

    January 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

  97. Roseanne

    January 31, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Wow, It looks like a page from an editorial.Its so cimilar to photos today.Its great!

  98. Micro G

    January 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    The seventies is my favourite era. To me, your mother’s outfit is timelessly stylish.

  99. LaLaLa

    January 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Lovely picture! Looks like instagramed Padrino moment!

  100. CBC

    January 31, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    i love how she looks……but i don’t care for her clothes & shoes….but she is beautiful

  101. Konsthopp

    February 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Huge inspiration. Thanks

  102. Martine

    February 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    She is very lovely! I love the beautiful flow of 70′s fashion. Its so elegant. One of my all time favorite eras.

  103. SHIHAAM

    February 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Stunning picture!

  104. Seung-won

    February 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

    It looks like a scene from God Father! Lovely!

  105. Coryann

    February 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, your mother is an exquisite lady!

  106. Ericka

    February 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    how beautiful. what a lovely photo.

  107. Jes

    February 6, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Wow… it’s a really lovely picture and it does look like something you would see as a modern day fashion photograph.

  108. Li

    February 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Your mum is stunning!! Great photo… made me wish that it was me in the picture!

  109. Neelu

    February 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!

  110. Tenzin

    February 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing! (:

  111. Dominic

    February 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    GOD! i love vintage photos. your mother looks stunning and everything in this is impeccable! Thanks for sharing! :)

  112. Juanita

    February 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    This is beautiful, your mother looks so lovely and elegant.
    Quite timeless too.

  113. sarah

    March 31, 2012 at 2:29 am

    That was a beautiful picture.

  114. Grace

    May 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I just love.. EVERYTHING about it! The setting, the pose, the dress, the lighting… It’s beautiful! :)

  115. Arielnaif

    May 25, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Light and semplicity, and it doesn’t need nothing else. Stunning bouquet, classy woman.

  116. Clotilde

    June 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Je suis tout √† fait d’accord, on dirait une sc√®ne du Parrain avec les deux hommes en arri√®re plan. Ta m√®re est d’une √©l√©gance intemporelle ! Merci de partager ces photographies :)

  117. tmz

    August 1, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Very beautiful woman!

  118. sandra

    February 13, 2013 at 2:43 am

    looks like Marisa Berenson with Harvey Keitel and Dennis Hopper
    photographed by David Bailey
    styled by Diana Vreeland

  119. Maleana

    October 22, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Such a lovely wedding dress

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