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12/7/10

What Comes Around Goes Around






It's no secret that "everything old is new again," which is why I'm completely addicted to the tumblr, My Vintage Vogue.   I can't help but notice how much of what is considered stylish and chic today in home decor and fashion is directly influenced and inspired by the past.  All of the above photos were taken more than fifty years ago, yet it's hard not to notice all of the overlap these images have with what is considered fresh and relevant in style today. 

54 comments:

  1. How stunning are those! I have the old photography book from the 50's with images like those... always been one of my favorites.

    Jennifer

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  3. Totally agree! Those are some of my favourite images:) Happy Tuesday, my dear

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  4. Oh boy...I might have to go check out that site. And that makes me nervous. I don't need another thing to become addicted to!

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  5. I agree. It's amazing how everything repeats itself.

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  6. I love the white dress - what a fun site. I will need to check it out!
    xx-Gina

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  7. proof positive that elegance never goes out of style. {funny, I have My Vintage Vogue website bookmarked--wonder if they share the same creative mind?}

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  8. Love the home decor and fashion!! the second outfit is amazing!! I wold totally wear that right now! I don't know where I would go all dressed up but I sure would be happy!!

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  9. So often it is better the 2nd time around!
    pve

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  10. Beautiful fashion like home decor never goes out of style! Love these images (reminds me of my mom when she modeled in the 1950's)! She still has a swing coat from that era...
    xxoo

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  11. Great photos. I also enjoy looking at 50's movies. How did women do it then? they always looked so well put together, the fur, the evening dress, the hats , gloves...

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  12. I love the one in the white dress with the sofa, and the leopard shot of course:) I just saved a bunch of interior McCall and American Home photos of pink interiors- vintage photos are so delightful! Thanks for sharing this great source!!

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  13. I love it all! But especially the leopard. I have a pillow, a purse and 2 pairs of shoes...but what I really want is a leopard runner on my stairs!!!

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  14. I *need* some leopard in my life!

    Heading over to check out the tumblr page.

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  15. You have chosen some wonderful photos to illustrate this point. Designers are consatntly looking towards the past for inspiration. These fashions are just as perfect now as what they were 50 years ago.

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  16. So true!! My mother had lots of fun leopard pieces including a fabulous pair of leopard shoes which I would love to wear but they are a 10AAAA! She had canoe feet!!

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  17. Yes, like the settee in the second image...these are everywhere, including in my master bedroom!
    Janell

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  18. I love a new Tumblr! Thanks for the link, I am seriously addicted! And yes, these are gorgeous, like Mad Men! XX!

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  19. Love, love these images. Just gorgeous.
    Have a nice day, Sue.
    Teresa

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  20. it KILLS me to know my Gram and Mom have thrown away some of the most AMAZING pieces of clothes - lucky for me i grabbed some when i was a child - and have them to this day - which are BEYOND fabulous!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  21. How very true! Those coats are everywhere! xo

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  22. I love to look at old Vogue photos!! It is my favorite "past time"

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  23. So true! My mom just handed me a ton of my grandmother's vintage clutches that she "has no use for" and I discovered they were insanely chic. You know why? They were names like Givenchy and probably cost a ton of money. I think that's why they endured- people wanted to get their money's worth. Maybe not, but it's a theory I like.

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  24. Great style is truly timeless!!!! Love that leopard coat and would happily wear it today! xoxo e

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  25. It's so true! I wish my grandmothers had held on to more of their things. I'd love to raid their closets! xo

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  26. Oh how I love a Leo-Pard coat. And all of these looks, really.

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  27. These are beautiful! I always say that my mom's wedding dress from the 50's is more timeless than my sisters' dresses when got married in the 70's, and 80's. (I still love mine the best, though! ;) I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they were trying to make beautiful clothes rather than push the envelope. Thanks for sharing these!

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  28. Sue,
    Great images...love this post and all the animal print! I'm a huge fan of stylish interiors and fashion, not trendy (well, maybe a few fashion trends here and there to keep me looking fresh!)

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  29. It was all so elegant and styled. With our relaxed and casual way of living today when we look back it all looks so marvellous and perfect. Carla

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  30. Do you think the hat in the third photo is coming back? I do love the glamorous skirts and leopard print.
    Mary Ann

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  31. These are absolutely gorgeous; I love the fourth one!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  32. I love that this style is in right now. It just seems so lovely and "nice" opposed to much of what has been in vogue in recent years (um Ed Hardy hats? - blech!)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  33. It's all cyclical. And then a show like Mad Men comes along and makes everything old so very new again.

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  34. I have to agree...everything old is totally new again. This really struck me when I was digging around my grandma's closet and started borrowing her clothes! These images so beautiful...going to check out this tumblr now. thanks for sharing!

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  35. So cool! Love these vintage photos!

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  36. Totally agree. You could wear any one of these outfits today - true style. I have some vintage family images posted today but they are no where near this stylish and sassy, still fun.

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  37. So true! I've started a trunk in my garage for the niece. She's 5, but someday she'll thank me :)

    xo,
    c

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  38. its so true. if only my grandma had kept her clothes from when she was younger, i would be heaven

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  39. Insanely glamourous! That first image is perfection!

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  40. Have I mentioned how much I want a leopard coat!? Riiiirrrrr! xoxo

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  41. Classic style is always gorgeous!

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  42. So true and great style always transcends time! I'll have to check out that tumblr too! XX

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  43. Aged to perfection.....

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  44. Gorgeous and glamorous...and completely applicable to today - likely tomorrow, etc.

    The white dress!?! Love.

    Leigha

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  45. Oh you are so right! Absolutely in love with that last coat. It's calling my name :) xoxo

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  46. I love this connection, these styles were so fun to see :)

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  47. Love it. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are well.

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  48. Need to check out that site. Style like this is eternally "in".

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  49. Thanks for posting this! I have a tumblr and I'm always looking for good "new" old vintage photo blogs to follow.

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  50. Movie star chic... I'm gaga crazy over the white gown.
    cheers
    Susan

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  51. Those gals sure were chic way back then! :)

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  52. So true! It's why I'm a vintage clothing-collecting fiend! I'm especially into coats right now!

    xo Mary Jo

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