04 December 2009

Paris 1962

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I discovered this Flickr photo set via Niotillfem last night and I think my jaw actually dropped. The saturated colors! The clothes! The poodle at dinner! And those fingernails! Yikes. I love how intimate the photos are, as if you're sitting right there at the table listening to wine glasses clink and laughter fill the air as smoke fills the room. I don't know if I've ever seen photos that captured the mood of a room quite so well.

From the Flickr set description: "Images from Paris cafés and nightlife in 1962, the same week Yves St. Laurent's runway show vaulted Dior to new heights."

28 comments:

Kate Bullen said...

WOW. gorgeous! i love vintage photographs. and of paris no less! sigh.

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, those photos are amazing! They look like movie stills, they are so fabulous!
-Amanda

Trace said...

this made my life. thanks for the reminder that my one way ticket to paris circa 2009 can possibly feel as wonderful.

Lisa said...

WOW, just wow! a little bit mad men-y but even more fabulous! might be time for a coral manicure...

sarah said...

These are wonderful! Thank you so much for posting them. I love the rich colours and the candid faces. Oh, how I miss Paris!

Rachel said...

This is impossibly spectacular. I can't even describe how great they are to me. Thanks for sharing!

ryder said...

unbelievable!

anja louise said...

Wow, this is some real live old 60's glamour! I love these a lot. Great find! Everyone has such great expressions on their faces, so nice to see these people in a candid way.

the art cupboard said...

these are fantastic, really brilliant :)

Christina said...

Wow, breathtaking, thank you for sharing.

labyrinthine said...

Wonderful! I love them all!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I absolutely love old photos from colorful to black & white ones!

Alex said...

woooooow! amazing blog! lovely style!! I'm in love now with your blog!

I link u and follow your blog!!

xx

- Alexxander.

Lara said...

Wow, beautiful photos! They are so chic. I love the poodle with the brie...

Second Skin said...

Thank you so much for posting these! They are really wonderful.

Aya said...

Ah..Paris.. one of the loves of my life!

the spectator said...

One of these days I'm going to have a little white poodle and I am going to call it Sooty.

Louise Cornegé said...

Gorgeous. I love the old school rounded fingernails and the picture of the girl with the dog ... sigh. Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

What happened to those years? I want it all back, the place, the smell, the love, the dogs, the food, it all comes down to one word: P A R I S (french accent)

Delightfully Tacky said...

I feel like Don Draper should be hanging out there. Actually, I wish I was hanging out there! With Don Draper. Well, a version of Don where he's not a cheating bastard... I digress.
I used to have my nails just like that. I feel like I should have my nails done in a fabulous color again for the holidays.

Alita Claudia said...

fab photos, so vintage !!

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

I agree, these are wonderful.

Rachel C. said...

These are truly special images. I can't even imagine having nails that long!

xoxo

lo said...

Very Cute Images...

lo.

www.lovintrash.blogspot.com

Jana said...

These are incredible, wonderful, iconic. A longed-for remembrance . . .

Ruth said...

What a neat find! The images are lovely.

Penny said...

ahhhh the poodle! that is too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Elegant. I looked at these on Friday and came back for a second look. The soft, roller curls in the women's hair transcend the vintage chic factor. They actually look quite fresh and edgy after years of the stick straight trend we've been stuck in. I agree with another readers comment about coral - I think this is a great feminine counter-balance to sharp black eyeliner. However, I have yet to find the right shade for my latina skin color. Most look florescent on me.