mercoledì 23 giugno 2010

VINTAGE:harlem sweeties

looking for some flapper pics i've found on flickr this poem by Langston Hughes named Harlem Sweeties related to afro-american flappers of the 20s :

Have you dug the spill
Of Sugar Hill?
Cast your gims
On this sepia thrill:
Brown sugar lassie,
Caramel treat,
Honey-gold baby
Sweet enough to eat.
Peach-skinned girlie,
Coffee and cream,
Chocolate darling
Out of a dream.
Walnut tinted
Or cocoa brown,
Pomegranate-lipped
Pride of the town.
Rich cream-colored
To plum-tinted black,
Feminine sweetness
In Harlem no lack.
Glow of the quince
To blush of the rose.
Persimmon bronze
To cinnamon toes.
Blackberry cordial,
Virginia Dare wine
All those sweet colors
Flavor Harlem of mine!
Walnut or cocoa,
Let me repeat:
Caramel, brown sugar,
A chocolate treat.
Molasses taffy,
Coffee and cream,
Licorice, clove, cinnamon
To a honey-brown dream.
Ginger, wine-gold,
Persimmon, blackberry,
All through the spectrum
Harlem girls vary
So if you want to know beauty
Rainbow-sweet thrill,
Stroll down luscious,
Delicious, fine Sugar Hill.

Harlem Sweeties from Collected Poems. Copyright, © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes.

here's some beautiful images of african american flappers and singers of the 20s/early30s


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giovedì 3 giugno 2010

TRAVELS&VINTAGE:porta portese

last sunday i went to porta portese market in rome with my parents and my boyfriend.it was the 1st time i went there and it's really huge. it reminded me of the fantastic camden town in london! i found a lot of vintage dresses and shirts for about 19euro all!!even a beautiful indian kurta in light blu,i absolutely love indian clothes!!yesterday i wore one of that dress for the first time,even if it was really cold outside since it rained a lot during the day

la scorsa domenica sono stata al mercato di porta portese a roma con i miei genitori e il mio ragazzo. era la prima volta che ci andavo ed è davvero enorme,mi ha ricordato la fantastica camden town a londra!ho trovato un sacco di vestiti e camicie vintage per 19 euro in tutto!!anche una bellissima kurta indiana in celeste,io adoro troppo i vestiti indiani!! ieri ho indossato uno di quei vestiti per la prima volta,anche se fuori faceva parecchio freddo visto che aveva piovuto un sacco durante il giorno



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