giovedì 27 marzo 2008

The Real Vintage Connection

Walking again on memory lane, sorry, but this time will be all about fashion and "vintage street style" at least!

Yesterday I had a look at all the old family photos I have - a little treasure for me - and I found tons of pictures of my grandmother during years and decades. I remember when she was old she wore funny fur hats and gold shoes and she had great dresses with wonderful prints. They should be perfect now but sadly my mom and my aunt left them to charity years ago, when I was too young to have a good fashion eye...

My grandmother was born in 1905 in a sunny beautiful little city in Marche region, Italy, where she grown up and lived until her parents moved to Milano after World War I. A few years later she met my grandfather, who was from Venice but was studying in Milano, and in 1929 they married. Many things happened and after all the darkness of World War II, they lived happily with their 4 children until my grandfather retired. In 1982 they came back to Marche and they spent last years of their lives eating hazelnut gelato.

Ok, no more words needed, I'm happy to introduce my grandma Mercedes.




With my grandfather Bruno



Hope you liked the story an the pictures, cause I have more stylish relatives and random people to introduce. I like to think they could all be modern Wardrobe Remixers or street style stars today...



17 commenti:

Isa ha detto...

those photos are amazing. old pictures always make me want to catch the spirit of those times.

Auntie Tati ha detto...

Oh, wonderful pictures! They seriously knew how to dress a few decades ago.

Anonimo ha detto...

i love the pictures... i wish i had that many of my grandparents, but they lived in poor times and i think back then only had their picture taken when they got married. my most precious item though is a silver bracelet, which has been my great grandmother's. and we think it's from 1920s or slightly earlier... :)

bronwyn ha detto...

What an amazing treasure trove of family pictures to have, you are truly blessed. I loved hearing about your grandmother - she had some beautiful suits and coats. I especially like the first 1920's outfit!

Wendy ha detto...

Beautiful vintage photos always make me happy! I bet my family has some but I haven't seen them.

addicted ha detto...

these pictures are great! grandmas are the best and all seem to have been uber stylish in "their day"

Rhiannon ha detto...

Wow, your grandma was so stylish!! I especially love the 1st picture . . .

Vain and Vapid ha detto...

What a bunch of lovely photos. With such a group of fabulous dressers, I hope you have also inherit some of their vintage pieces now and then...

discothequechic ha detto...

oh these are completely fantastic.
you're very lucky to have such lovely ones of your own family members!

and i'd quite happily spend my last days chomping on hazelnut gelato too.

WendyB ha detto...

Wonderful photos!

Stitches & Threads ha detto...

How gorgeous! I love perusing old photos of my family. I remember my grandma saying they had to wear stockings to university lectures in the summer or else be in big trouble!

the_kitten ha detto...

I love the cockiness of your granny in these pics :) I love elder women, including my mom's, cockiness when posing for cameras in general, it's heart-warming.

Meg ha detto...

We have nothing on our grandparents' style!

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ isa, aunti tati, wendy b: Thank you!

@ anonymous: that bracelet sounds really like a precious treasure :-)

@ bronwyn: yes, I heart her coats!

@ wendy: I say it's time for a treasure hunt!

@ addicted: yes, you're right!!!

@ rihannon: it's my favorite too!

@ vain and vapid: unfortunately I only have some bags and scarves. But I have a lot of my grandam's gorgeous jewelry at least :-)

@ discotequechic: me too...hazelnut gelato is a great choice!

Ross&Jenny ha detto...

I love vintage style; so elegant and glamorous. Great photos.

Caroline ha detto...

these photos are SO gorgeous! i posted some like this a while back. i always find my own family very inspiring.

Mikiye Creations ha detto...

These are SO COOL!!!