Saturday, January 30, 2021

Youth

We're renovating upstairs. Emptying one of the rooms, I discovered an old photograph. I thought I had all my old pictures but this one is new to me.

It depicts my Oscar Wilde phase. Yes, that's a pocket-watch on a chain in my vest. And extravagantly-wide collars popular during the Seventies. Finally, dig the hair!



22 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous hair, Ally. :D I'll bet you turned heads.

    I think I understand what you mean about old photographs. Young yet, but I noticed in late 20s that photos long enough ago have a sharp sweetness/sadness, looking into a window of a time (and often, people) that are now gone.

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    1. Exactly. Life changes and snapshots of the past emphasize that. When people you know have died and you later see them in old photos, the reaction is visceral.

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  2. I love finding old photographs. I thought there weren't any of me from the early 1980s, for instance, but then I went on Facebook and met a lot of my old pals, who did have some of me with wild punk/goth hair ...
    That photo of 1970s you is gorgeous, Ally. Your hair was absolutely fabulous, in fact it still is! xxx

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    1. Thanks! If you want to find more old pictures of yourself, look in storage. :)

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  3. That's you!?!?!??!?!?! I wouldn't have known! Your hair is luscious! It would look amazing teamed with a silk full length gown in Chartreuse and a diamond necklace! Your curls are envy-inducing!

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  4. Oh my gosh you look AMAZING! It's fun to look back at old pics.

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  5. Will you believe me if I told you that the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw this photograph (before I read the text) was- Oscar Wilde. It isn't just the hairstyle and the outfit, it's more than that, a certain upper class British sensibility I would have hard time describing with words. Such a precious photograph and look! Your dark curls looking so fabulous in that shot. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I believe you! There's reasons why it occurred to both of us. Thanks for the nice words.

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  6. Your hair is gorgeous - all the more reason to grow it out again, if you can get those beautiful waves, Ally!

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  7. Oh, how I adore this wonderful photo of you, Ally - and completely concur that there is a distinctly Oscar Wilde-esque quality to your look at the time. He was a man of taste, wit, wisdom, and joie de vivre - just as you, my friend.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  8. You look very snazzy. Your love of fashion shows, as well as your attention to detail (the watch!). I also love dressing "thematically" sometimes, with a character or inspiration in mind.

    I still like to paw through my old photo box annually.

    I regret my tween/teen years didn't have many photographs and in my teens, the rise of digital photography happened and my low income home meant very few pics in those years.

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    1. I would LOVE to see your old pictures, whichever ones you have. If you ever collect them, send me copies!

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  9. Oscar Wilde is absolutely right! You look sharp here, Ally! I happen to think the pocketwatch is pretty cool. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. What a fantastic archival photograph! Oh goodness, I think my mum still has photographs from my 'punk' phase! Let's hope those never resurface, haha. Although, I thought I was quite stylish then.
    FASHION TALES

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    1. I'm going to bribe your mum for a look at those photos!

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  11. You look rather like a young Russell Crowe in that flashback photo!

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