my wonderful friend and super talented photographer, Maja Topčagić / Angelica Photography from Bihać - Bosnia and Hercegovina, recently asked me to take photos with her and I, of course, said yes. She is not only a talented photographer but also a wonderful person. Additionally, she has been extremely accommodating and easy to work with. You can see more of her work on her facebook page. Can't wait to work with her again!!!
Here are the photos we've done.
I'm wearing my 1930's black pencil skirt with pleated ends, the 1940's floral Whirlaway Frocks blouse, Cloche 1920's hat, 1920's T-strap shoes, black 1950's hat, fur fox stole, Nerzstola, Mink fur jacket and black 1950's gloves. Every piece of this is - vintage.
"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born." said Carl Gustav Jung. It makes no sense to say it about currently living people, really. I can only say it about history. Any period would suit me! I am a history geek and I am infatuated with any time period, but I belong in the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. It’s funny, people have always told me I was born in the wrong time period. I’ve thought about this a lot, what other time period I would live in. I love the Roaring 1920's: Being a flapper, guys, and getting the right to vote, and cars and all those exciting things. I also love the 1930's. Even if it was the Great Depression, there was amazing culture. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Follies left and right, George and Ira Gershwin, and let’s not forget 1939, the greatest single year in film history. I probably love the 1940's and 1950's most – wartime and postwar world is fascinating. I adore big band music and swing dancing, and some of my favorite movies came out suring this decade. And love seemed so real and genuine. That’s the main problem I have with life today: how complex and unemotional things have become. With all the advancing technology, as great as it is for things like health care, it’s really driven a wedge in person-to-person contact. It has fostered a time where people don’t dream or fantasize or believe in anything they can’t see or touch. People in general seem to have lost reverence for the humanities, for literature and art and history. Young people especially have lost a sense of common decency and kindness towards others. The world is so instant-gratification-oriented. Everyone is so impatient. Time is so fleeting because people don’t stop to appreciate a moment, they’re always rushing and so busy looking ahead to the future. I would just like to go back to simpler times, when the world wasn’t so convoluted with texting and computers. I’d rather send a letter than a text message. I’d rather stand in a field and breathe sweet air and look up into the night sky and see the beautiful stars, instead of standing on a concrete street corner and breathing in exhaust fumes and looking up into the sky filled with smog that man put there. I just want to live in a time where a moment still meant something.
I love this quote by the wonderful 1930's lady from the blog Tea of the Vintage Baroness - she said:
"I don't wear vintage to get the compliments and those who would judge mean so little to me that as long as I feel like I am putting my best foot forward and expressing my true self, then I am a happy gal."- Tea of the Vintage Baroness
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