Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Hundred and One Years Later

I was going through some my antique fashion magazines recently looking for just the right pictures to fill a few old frames.  I was lucky enough to find an entire suitcase full of these antique magazines at a yard sale last summer and I'm still having fun every time I go through them searching for interesting graphics.  This issue of The Designer caught my eye when I noticed it was from August 1911 - one hundred and one years ago.  

My mission for finding some interesting pictures to fill the old frames came to an immediate halt when I got the urge to get out my August 2012 issue of InStyle and do a little 
comparison browsing.

I was hooked as soon as I had this current issue of InStyle and the one hundred and one year old issue of The Designer side by side. Then I thought it would be fun to put a few collages together showing similar beauty products, accessories, clothing, and poses.  It was a good thing I had other projects on my to-do list that day because I could have gone on and on....











Our style has changed over and over throughout the years, but we're still trying to be the best we can be. We still want our skin to look younger, our hair to be healthier, our bodies to look thinner, our clothes to be stylish, our lingerie to look good (without the non-rustable corsets), and our shoes and accessories to coordinate.  We still need our sweet desserts, a refreshing drink, and of course, a little romance too.

I'm partying with:
The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday
Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday


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35 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, what a great post, I LOVE this! Makes me want to pull out my stash of old magazines. Thank you for sharing!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a terrific post! I love the comparison! Such fund to see the 101 yrs ago and today side by side. xo Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You found some incredible comparisons...even the poses were similar. The more things change, the more they stay the same!!! Great post, Betsy!!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I agree with what Sherry said! Fab post, Betsy!

I found some old sheet music that would make awesome photos, fabulous graphics. I didn't have the heart to tell the lady that was selling them that I was going to tear up the sheet music. I don't think she would have sold them to me . . .

xoxo

April Phillips said...

This is so fascinating! What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

Maggie said...

fantastic post!! loved it :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Loved seeing the comparisons side by side like that. Like someone else said - the more things change, they still tend to stay the same.

helle said...

What a fine way to compare now and then, must have been so fun doing!

Helle:-

Pam said...

What a great post. Love the comparisons. I love to take strolls down memory lane or in this case "magazine lane". Thanks for sharing.

must love junk said...

So fun! Love it! :)
Susan

Anne said...

Betsy,
What a cool find! Yes there are some similarities!
xx
Anne

Connie Mercer said...

what a fun post!!!{the goody hasn't made it here yet, I'll keep you posted}}

Sue McPeak said...

You have certainly outdone yourself with this 'Comparable Post'. Gosh, what neat graphics then and now! I think we all love the Vintage Looks, and are surprised how comparable they are to todays look. Old is often New Again! Super job for VTT.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful idea! It is amazing how similar some of the poses are. I must say I prefer the older magazine. :-)

Faire Notions said...

Well, I really enjoyed that little slide show. I guess not much has changed in 100 years. These would great as a framed "wallpaper" on an accent wall. Thanks for sharing. Lisa

Lululiz said...

Brilliant post, so cleverly done!

trillium said...

Milkweed cream! Now that's something I'd like to try.

I'm posting for Deva's Fresh Pastry Stand.

Gina said...

What a fun post! It really is something to see then & now right next to each other like that. We've come a long way!

Peggy said...

What a fun comparison. So many things are similar but boy how times have changed! I'm beginning to think you have more than 24 hours in a day like the rest of us. You're always doing incredible things!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Lawd, you are just too talented! What an eye for composition ...

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Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

What a stroke of genius to do this! And you're right.. our desires have not changed a bit! Lucky you to have purchased those vintage magazines at a yard sale. Now you've given us the pleasure at seeing them right along side you!

LV said...

A wonderful comparison post. I enjoyed seeing them.

Coco loves vintage said...

Love it :)

~ Liz ~ said...

Betsy, these are so great. I love those old magazines. My friend has some from the same time period, and some even older. Hers are French though, but it is so fun to see the beautiful graphics and artwork. What a treasure. I love your comparison. I think if that one woman (from the old magazine) in the second to last shot had a bustle on, she would have rivaled the current woman who seems stuck in an awkward/uncomfortable pose with her derriere stuck out. Hee, hee.
Liz

Amy Kinser said...

Love this post! How neat the differences yet similarities.

So nice visiting with you tonight.

Blessings,Amy

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a great post. Loved it!

~ Laura said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! I can't tell you how much I love this post!! It definitely qualifies as one of my favorites ever of all blog posts on all blogs!!! I adore those old magazines because they are such a snapshot of the time and the people of that era. To compare it to a modern magazine is too fantastic!! The similarities are fascinating and so telling!!! Brilliant idea and truly, truly fabulous!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is too fun, Betsy...I love the comparisons!

Into Vintage said...

One of my favorite posts ever -- so wonderful! I can't imagine how long it took you to put this all together. After looking through all of these comparisons, it's fascinating how things are different yet very much the same. xo!

Into Vintage said...

One of my favorite posts ever -- so wonderful! I can't imagine how long it took you to put this all together. After looking through all of these comparisons, it's fascinating how things are different yet very much the same. xo!

Gram said...

So much fun, so alike, yet different!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

what a fun post this is, Betsy--I love fashion as much as home decor! Really fun comparisons you came up with--I love the one with the shoes especially! Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit today--so nice to hear from you!

loudowning54 said...

I absolutely love this post. Your comparison shots are amazing.

Gypsea said...

I love your collages! With each one my eyes got wider and wider in amazement at how much alike the poses and styles are/were. I can't believe you pulled this together in just one day. I would have gotten lost in looking though the papers and that alone would take one day, your good!

Heather said...

What a cool post! I can't believe how similar some of the poses are.