Saturday, August 6, 2011

Vintage Photos

This is a photo of my Slovakian grandmother taken in the early 60s on a picnic outing with my soon to be grandfather!


– Louisa H.




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  1. Barcelona m'enamora

    August 6, 2011 at 9:22 am

    New image!!! I like it! :)

  2. dragon fruit

    August 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Wow this is such a great capture, I love it! Love these vintage photos. Stunning.

  3. Kelly

    August 6, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Love this…I like her expression…and her legs.


    August 6, 2011 at 9:33 am

    She’s got an incredibly cool attitude – partly to do with the way she’s holding her cigarette but also just how she generally exudes casual self-assurance.

  5. [email protected] by Maria Sole Tattini

    August 6, 2011 at 9:41 am

  6. tom

    August 6, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Although you’ll probably get several comments from the politically correct the cigarette creates the whole mood for the picture. It’s a wonderful shot, probably just intended as a reminder of a day’s outing.

  7. CBC

    August 6, 2011 at 10:18 am

    ummmm….is she smokin weed??

  8. Dimitra

    August 6, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Love this. it’s such a great memory and it has such a wonderful summery picnic feel.

  9. marcel da chump

    August 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

    she looked like Margot Kidder

  10. Clara Turbay

    August 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

    What a great picture!


  11. Gabrielle

    August 6, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I love all your vintage photos!
    Great shot, love to travel back in time with photos!

  12. gabrielle

    August 6, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Love all your vintage photos!
    its amazing what story a photo can tell!
    Check out my blog

  13. Marina

    August 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

    She is wonderful. I love her style! Cute and sexy at the same time.

  14. franca maisha

    August 6, 2011 at 11:33 am


  15. lindayoga

    August 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Stunning…Simply stunning.

  16. Martine

    August 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Grandpa did well for himself! She was lovely!
    Oh, and no, its just a regular ciggy. No controlled substances here. She looks very bohemian, however.

  17. Kacie

    August 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Lovely shot. I love the grain (both film wise and in the photo). The light is also fantastic. It’s all very Mario Testino. I LOVE the vintage photos. Keep them coming.


  18. Fotautomat

    August 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Gorgeous hairstyle! And such a relaxed expression on her face. Amazing!

  19. beesandbugs

    August 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Love that photo! And the woman is very beautiful! :)

  20. begentlewithiv

    August 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    i am from Slovakia and my grandma was just as fancy and elegant as yours.

  21. Carla

    August 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    says too much, loveit!

  22. princessglee

    August 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    She makes me wonder how to say “Damn lady! You”re smokin’ hot” in her language.

  23. Marcela

    August 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I like that 60s hair and the expression on her face.

  24. Liz

    August 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    What a nice photo !

  25. Anonymous

    August 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    She is lovely! Kind of face that is actually timeless. She could teletransport to NY today and still look normal. I like that she dressed up for a picnic.

  26. Martina

    August 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I am from slovakia too… And i must say that all women here are just that beautiful

  27. vintage engagement rings

    August 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    A very cool photo.. just fantastic!

  28. The End

    August 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Wouldn’t everyone love to have a picture of themselves looking this cool at one point in their lives?

  29. ZP

    August 7, 2011 at 12:04 am


  30. Monika

    August 7, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Yeey, women from Slovakia, I am from Slovakia, very nice photo :).

  31. GlĂłria

    August 7, 2011 at 4:05 am

    I have always wondered on this fuss about cigarettes. If you look back at the most beautiful muses in cinema, they all have one in their hands. Glamour meant cigarette. I am not saying that it is good. But there are so many evil things about life, and people just ignore or pretend not to know them. Can you imagine the war without cigarettes? What would comfort them?

  32. mon sac byme

    August 7, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Could be the cover of the Vogue magazine !!


  33. BlueDog

    August 7, 2011 at 11:34 am

    This is a wonderful shot. I love her hair. The smoke from the cigarette gives a cool mystery about her. The depth of field sets a great mood too. Love it. Your grandfather had a talent for sure.

  34. Ana

    August 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    This could be the shot for a fall campaign. It actually beats most of the ones that are out now. Gorgeous!

  35. peggy confetti

    August 7, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    what a fox

  36. clarity enhanced diamonds

    August 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Your photos are simply outstanding.

  37. emil

    August 8, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Stunning woman.

  38. Dee Kennedy

    August 8, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Killer cheekbones!

  39. mark

    August 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

    that was back when smoking was ok, I love a black and white shot, she is such a hottie check out my blog sometime if you get the chance.
    I need some followers bad..LOL

  40. Tracy

    August 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm

  41. Danielle

    August 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I always look forward to your posts. This picture is AMAZING.

  42. Serafine

    August 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Love her expression. Like she is pondering an indecent proposal, and warming to the idea. crazy sexy cool. Excellent picnic hairstyle and elegant clothes.

  43. Labella Luxe

    August 10, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I love all of your vintage photos.

  44. Michaela

    August 10, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Great! I’m glad to see it. Many people think, that people in Czechoslovakia had no style during communism – we can see, they had! Krásná fotka!

  45. Nataliya

    August 10, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful woman…So much confidence.

  46. knot by TIFFA

    August 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Love this photograph, its amazing gorgeous!

  47. Annabella

    August 15, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Louisa H., Are you sure she wasn’t styled by the likes of franca Sozzani/Roitfield for a current Vogue editorial? She/ the photo have such a beautiful, timeless, soulful , sexy D&G vibe.

    I just love that she is all dolled up, beautiful dress, heels on, sitting directly in the scrub grass! no need for a blanket, towel or chair. Just her thoughts and a smoke.

    She had probably just organized, shopped for, cooked from scratch, packed, unpacked, cleaned up the entire picnic, all whilst looking like a million bucks.


  48. Regina

    August 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    For me, I love the conservative dress of those times, the proper yet messy hair, the sensible shoes – yet the whole picture is quite naughty. Grandma had spunk, I dare say.

  49. Petra

    August 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Great to see a pic from Slovakia here as I am from the country too.

  50. Delilah

    March 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    LOVE vintage

  51. jo

    October 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    great pic, great outfit, great bonestructure!!!!beautiful!

  52. Febri

    April 18, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    this picture is so me! I love it! :-D

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  54. Rocky Mantle

    April 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    She reminds me of Anouk Aimee in 81/2.

  55. Andy

    April 10, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Very nice photo.

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