Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Downtown Vancouver, 1950's
Allison just asked the question "what era would you like to dress from?", to which I answered the 50's. This picture is of my Mom (right) and my two aunts on a Friday night in Vancouver. This is how young women dressed to go out to movies, dinner, clubs, etc. Now do you think maybe Lindsay, Paris, Brittney and others from that scene could learn a few things by stepping back in time?

This picture was taken by a street photographer - they were common back then. They'd snap pictures of people passing by on Granville Street in Vancouver and you could then purchase them for a small fee.

(I'll be sharing more pics of my parents from this era, as I find them interesting. Dad had a James Dean/Elvis cool thing going on and those will be next!)

11 Comments:

Blogger Toccata said...

That is such a great picture. My parents said at one time people got all glammed up for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Games. Women even wore long gowns! I love pretty clothes so that era is also one of my favorites.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Sebastien said...

How fun! I love fashion from other eras, that's one of the good reasons to watch older movies...

12:02 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

They are some stylin women! And that is a great photo. Still, I can't help thinking that my scuffy old shoes are probably more comfy than the heels.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous gledwood said...

O wow!¬!

I once sat on a quiet tube train on a quiet Sunday opposite this young late teens/early 20something young lady dressed in full-on 1940s garb ... right down to the old lady's pushme-pullyou shopping trolley she had everything done all kitchy and right ... and I don't think she was an actress or extra from filming somewhere bc she was poised as if this was "her look" I have never seen anything quite like it since ...

3:36 PM  
Anonymous kelly said...

I don't think i have a favourite era..maybe cowboy days...or maybe zoot suits would be cool

5:13 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

tc...I can believe that about the games. Outings were all red carpet affairs apparently!

sebastien...true about the old movies.

barbara...I'm with you on the comfy shoes for sure. In every picture I have from back then they're "styling", I see no sign of "letting things go". Pressure.

gled...what an eye catcher she must've been. I always people watch and wonder where people are going, etc.

kelly...howdy partner.

5:34 PM  
Blogger velvet girl said...

I looooove old pics! What a great photo.

I love fashion from the 2o's the absolute best, but with the 50's coming in a fairly close second.

-velvet

6:32 PM  
Blogger junky said...

I couldn't do fifties unless I was a greaser, I can't stand wearing suits.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

velvet...the 20's are great too. Compare that stuff to today...???!!!

junky...Dad did the whole greaser thing. To this day, he hates wearing a suit too.

7:45 PM  
Blogger mellowlee said...

oh, i am REALLY looking forward to those pics Deb. They are fabulous!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Thanks Mel...aren't they fun? I can sit for hours with pics all around me on the floor (I did yesterday)...I just find that particular time (50's) really intriguing.

8:21 PM  

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