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Iron Orchid Vintage: Vintage Heritage: The Inaugural Post - Celebrating Black History Month with Vintage Style

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage Heritage: The Inaugural Post - Celebrating Black History Month with Vintage Style

One of my favorite things about owning an online vintage shop is that I get to chat with ladies from all walks of life and from around the globe, who share a common love for vintage fashion. As a tribute to the variety of nationalities, ethnicities, and stylish ladies who've shopped at my store, I'd like to start collecting photos from different countries which showcase what styles were like over there, "back then". I'm sure we'll find a bunch of similarities, but if anything, I'll get to showcase a myriad of beautiful women looking stylish.
This monthly feature, entitled "Vintage Heritage", intends to be a quick, multicultural look at fashionable photographs from around the world, and the beautiful garments (and ladies!) that make up our collective heritage of vintage style. In the United States the month of February is dedicated to the remembrance of events and achievements from within the African American community, and is more commonly referred to as "Black History Month". In the spirit of this American celebration, I'd like to open the first "Vintage Heritage" post with a quick look at some photographs of stylish women (some famous some not) from within the African American community, throughout the '30's-60's.
(If I came across this coat, I would never let it go!)

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At February 18, 2011 at 1:49 AM , Blogger Gabrielle Clayvon said...

The last picture is my favorite one. I like the fact that I could see real women wearing these clothes on a daily basis in the the real world, and not just for entertainment purposes. Thanks for posting these pictures in honor of Black History Month.

At February 18, 2011 at 3:45 AM , Blogger iron orchid vintage said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting! I came across many amazing candid and real world photos that I would have loved to have shared, but the majority of them were marked as private, personal property, or weren't posted as royalty free. I didn't want to infringe on anyone's personal property, but you are right- real life photos are exponentially better than photos for entertainment purposes. Especially for this kind of post since I'd really like to show women as they were. That really gives me something to think about when I start looking into different parts of the world. Thanks for the food for thought, Gabby! I hope this find you well:)


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