Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Retro Me - TP 213

Ahh, the 70s. 
Alexia the schoolgirl - I'm about 15. 
Would you believe I actually made that dress?
(This shot has been taken from an old slide - remember them?)



And ready for my first Ball - 16 or 17...?


Posted for Thematic Photographic; see here for more retro shots.

26 comments:

  1. I remember dresses in that style. My mother made me one which I hated with a passion. Looking at you, I cannot understand why. It is indeed all the things my mother tried to convince me it was. And I love the 'off to the ball' photo too - thank you for them both.

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    1. Thank you EC. Hard to remember who that girl was...

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  2. Blimey Alexia, That's an NAC plane behind you. You look good in both photos

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  3. Very pretty, Alexia!

    Did you take that plane to the ball?
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    1. Hmm - I guess those old planes have all gone to the wreckers' ball now, thunder...

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  4. I do believe that you made that dress, it's stunning, as are you! You must be an actress I haven't read about yet, from over there, or very well could have been. I also remember those slides very well, since lots of my childhood experiences are locked away in them. They are such rich photos, still today! What a wonderful retro-style look Alexia...Bravo! Although your lovely hair-do is still out there!

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    1. You're much too kind, Karen - but thanks!

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  5. You look gorgeous in both photos! And I bet that dress took some hemming round the bottom!

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    1. I don't remember those details, Gilly. But I hate sewing to this day :(

      Thank you.

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  6. Great perspective for this theme. I made a dress very much like yours for my daughter back in my sewing days. I also remember when I tried to copy that same hairstyle for her as well.

    You were a very lucky young lady if you just got off that plane. Not something many young people of your generation got to do.

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    1. Thank you Rita.
      My mother was a working widow, and I used to fly to the city where my oldest sister lived every school holiday. I can remember those slow, noisy old planes clearly!

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  7. I don't feel qualified to comment about retro dresses; it looks OK to me. The long necklace however is just like one my wife still wears regularly.

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  8. What a beautiful dress. And the lady is even more gorgeous. Some things never go out of style ;-)

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    1. Such kind comments, Magaly - thank you!

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  9. My mother would wear that same style!. U look great!.

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  10. I remember slides - I just scanned a bunch of my mom's old ones into the computer. I also remember the days you had to walk out onto the tarmac to get on the plane. Great pictures.

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    1. Thanks Max. How did scanning them work? I tried with this one and the result was not good - had to take it to the photo shop!

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  11. Cute dress!
    And you've featured a retro airport! Remember the days when you didn't have to be scanned and patted down to get on an airplane? Wow. That was a while ago.

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    1. Sure was. Our travel agents here advise against travelling via the USA to Europe because of the way people are treated at airports...

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  12. Alexia- I've finally taken the plunge and joined you for one of these challenges. Your photos of yourself are just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you - I had already commented on your post before I looked here!

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  13. 1. You were absolutely lovely in these photos.
    2. I have a strange habit - whenever I'm travelling, I take note of aircraft registration numbers, then I look them up online to see if I can learn any more about the history of that particular plane. ZK-BRF is a Vickers Viscount, known as the City of Christchurch, that was retired in 1978. It was subsequently restored and is now on display. Coolness!

    http://www.vickersviscount.net/Pages_Restoration/ZK-BRFHome.aspx

    http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=ZK-BRF



    http://www.aussieairliners.org/viscount-inter/nz/zkbrf.html

    http://tasmanairways.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=844


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    1. How cool that you did that, Carmi! Yes, I was born in Christchurch - poor quake-broken city that it is now.

      And thank you sir, you are much too kind :)

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