Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Vintage Vogue



A while ago my friend Imogen shared one of her favorite websites, My Vintage Vogue, on her blog.

It has quickly become one of my favorite websites. It is basically a huge collection of vintage fashion photos and illustrations.

Sometimes when I'm feeling sad or bored, I will head over to this site and lose myself in the glamorous furs, jewels, and hats of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

This week has been one of those times. Work has been an astonishingly dreary place to be these days. I will blog more about that later.

But for now I want to dive straight into a world that no longer exists, or perhaps never did.

I want to be in a world where cocktails are served before dinner, extravagant hats are admired on the streets, and every real lady carries a satin handkerchief which matches her pumps.

I want life to be glamorous.

Is that too much to ask?













All photos courtesy of My Vintage Vogue.

PS. I got my laptop fixed! Yay!

51 comments:

Leia said...

Wow, gorgeous pictures! I want life to be fabulous, too. I don't think it's too much to ask at ALL! :P

kpeach said...

these images are so stunning xo

Line&Trine said...

Really nice pictures! and a fine blog. Do now follow you, have a look at our blog, if you want to (:
-Trine

www.loosebraids.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Such gorgeous pics!
Will definitely check out the site!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. About your laptop ~ yay!!

Paul Wynn said...

I don't know what it is but these women have like a strong confidence in them. If you were to take the hat away it wouldn't be as strong but the hat definitely makes them come alive.

Leah said...

Fabulous images... I'll go visit that site. It's really amazing how those women dressed before. I wish we can be as elegant as they were during those times.

Missy said...

ohhh we all need some glamour in our lives!

Missy
For all things fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

The Haute-Shopper said...

Oh, these are very glamorous! So beatufiul! Even Paris isn't as chic as it used to be back in the day it seems. I wish people would still take the time to get dressed up, no matter what the occasion. Even Hollywood has lost so much of the old-school glamour it used to have...

Ela said...

Sometimes I do think that I was born at the wrong time. But then again, maybe not.
Yay for getting it fixed!!!
Hang in there honey, work is only work, try not to let it get you too down. Hope your week gets better :)
xoxo

Tights Lover said...

Great photos. I love everything vintage. I'm going to have to check this out!!

SogniSorrisi said...

What wonderful photos. Thanks for the website rec.

Sabine said...

I bet you are glamorous, so that's a good start... Loving the covers. Sabine x

Sherin said...

Wow, it sounds like an amazing website! I'm heading over right now.

Yay about getting yuor laptop fixed.

Damsels said...

those are lovely pictures .. but please do share about drearinesss. .this may seem odd but my favorite posts of yours is when you tell us about whats going on with your days .

i find myself feeeling like a sort online blogging friend wondering what is happening at your job and at home .

hope you are having a better week than i am at least!

Some Girl said...

Wow these pictures are gorgeous. I want life to be glamorous too. :(

Jaime said...

ohhh I must go visit this site... every one needs glamour in their life some how!

Jason said...

Going to add your link now. Take care!

Jason
TheWISDOMWALL.com

anhesty said...

great photos.

Bug said...

congrats on fixing the laptop. I'm with ya, I would love to live a glamorous life. The pictures are gorgeous. I just want to dream now :)

http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

Novelista Barista said...

omgthose are so awesome!!!!!!!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

My Vintage Vogue???? I've never heard of this. Ohh afer I comment I'm going to check it out. Oh dear I can't imagine the news right now. I hope your week has some ray of sunshine. I wish I could live in a glamourous world too.

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

wow, STUNNING pictures. so beautiful & classic :)

♥ Hannah

((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

xx

valncami said...

Fabulous site love the pictures and inspiration.I now have the site bookmarked.

xx
Valerie

abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I'm in love. Vintage magazines are always an inspiration! And life being glamorous is never too much to ask!! :)

By the way, so glad your laptop is finally fixed!! :)

Nina said...

Hi Jennifer! You are as glamorous as all the vintage magazines put together. Seriously!

C. said...

this website is amazing!!! I wish life was this glamorous too

xo, C.
http://owl-wings.blogspot.com

MissKellie said...

These are all so pretty! Can I move back in time, please?! :D

http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

janettaylor said...

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Sydnie said...

Oh my gosh, I've been looking for a site just like this! However, I don't know whether to thank you or curse you; now I'm going to be on the computer much more! Just kidding ... of course I thank you!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Patricia Snook said...

Oh girl! I want to live in that world too. Silly big feathers in my hair, ooh!

xoox

Couture Cookie said...

What an awesome website! Thanks hun for sharing the link! xoxox

Rachel said...

Oh how I would love for life to be glamorous! Wouldn't that be perfect?
And I'm loving all of these photos! I'll be sure to check out the website. It sounds fantastic.

daisychain said...

thanks for sharing this amazing site girly,

and hurrah for fixed computers!

Liya said...

vintage is just BETTER
and yay for the laptop!!! i totally sympathize haha

myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

Phiephie + Minnie said...

Stunning pics! I think I was born in the wrong decade, they were just so glamorous! I hope you can check out The Fashion Smoke and follow us too :)

http://thefashionsmoke.com

Phiephie + Minnie said...

p.s. I'm following you now on bloglovin :)

Mouthwash said...

I these are lovely. The era of Edna Chase was certainly one of glamor and absolute beauty!

Amber

ambersmouthwash

Aimee said...

wow beautiful pictures!
xo

fashionicing.blogspot.com

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I lvoe these pictures. Especially the thrid one. Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm adding your blog to my blog list. :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com/

Savvy Gal said...

Amazing photos. xo

cupcake♥trash said...

absolutely beautiful photos.

Sara said...

I was just thinking about that earlier today! That I was born 50 years too late...

CMA said...

GORGEOUS
totally loving it
thanks for sharing as always
i really love your blog, keep it up!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Tony said...

Jen, I totally agree with you. I'm all for the glamourous days of the past, especially women wearing hats. Man, that really turns my...anyway, digressing. While my tastes in vintage ads tend to focus on cars, sports, appliances and more MANLY things, I find myself simalarily longing for, and wanting to get lost in a simpler time. The fashion ads of yesteryear seem to have a timeless quality, and a certain something that is definitely missing from anything around today. While I'm no fashionista, I'll be sure to check the site out.

Sophia said...

I checked out the website and it is really cool! Being glamorous is not too much to ask for. You should feel glamorous already!

P.S. Thanks so much for your comment! I used to like The Land Before Time too.

Sophia
Check out my blog!
http://apoetscircus.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

That type of art/style/photo/era is like my absolute fav!

Imogen said...

I'm so pleased that I introducted you to my vintage vogue. I love the selection of pictures you chose especially the second picture. I can easily escape into the glamour of my vintage vogue too.

OceanDreams said...

Yay for a fixed laptop and I love vintage Vogue pictures, all so pretty!

Couture Cookie said...

I'm coming back here for more! Or actually for some mascara advice. For volume, I like the Sephora generic brand as well as Maybelline Define-A-Lash, which works pretty well for being a cheap brand. Make sure to get the pink bottle, NOT the green one... the green is for length and the pink is for volume. XO

em.me.ma said...

pretty b&W:)

www.yellowscarff.blogspot.com

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