Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The glamourous forties.
Auntie Janet with all accessories and the obligatory corsage of a GI bride. Still happily married.

13 comments:

fjl said...

I love the last one.

PI said...

You can imagine the fun I had trying on her clothes - unbeknownst to her!

fjl said...

She really is a beauty.

Kath said...

Love the first one! Show off those legs :o) What an awesome collection you have!

kenju said...

Love all your old photos here and below!

PI said...

fjl,kath and kenju: Thank you. I just wish I could present them better. I can edit them in Picasso but they seem to lose the improvements when I transfer them to dashboard.
And when I try to insert copy all hell is let looose!

Nick said...

Ah, yes - women had style then. Well, some of them anyway. For sure they knew how to make the best of themselves - an elegance that's vanished, I think.

Tai said...

You are so fortunate to have such a wonderful piece of family history at your finger tips...and we are so lucky that you're sharing it!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Va va voom. Very stylish, elegant. Beautiful. I think Nick has a point there.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

She looks beautiful. I love that nipped in waist look women wore then. Women of that era always seemed to have the most perfect hair-dos too. I don't know how they did it.

Great photos, and the ones below too.

PI said...

Nick and GG: Life is much simpler now. You can cover up hairy legs with trousers, you don't have to contort your body to check your seams are straight and you don't have to suffer the dreaded roll-on
which contained one's derriere. God forbid there should be a hint of a wobble. But of course you are right.

tai; Thanks - it makes the agony I go through trying to get them in the right place - and usually failing - worthwhile

PI said...

Sam: In the fifties when I was modelling - although thin as a rake -I wore a 'waspie' which clinches the waist - but gives you bags under the eyes. As for the hair - I'm afraid we washed it once a week, so it had time to settle down. Different culture!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ah yes, that's true, life is simpler when it comes to dressing...thank goodness for trousers some days :-D