Playing Dress Up- A Few Self-Portraits

Yesterday was Halloween.  While we didn’t go anywhere (unless you count the grocery store) I thought it would be fun to get in the spirit of dress up and take a few self-portraits and play with some of my vintage.  I guess I’ve been watching too much Funny Face and looking at too many old Vogue pictures… but it was fun :)

We didn’t get a single trick-or-treater last night, but it wouldn’t have mattered much… right after I took these I washed off all the makeup and hair gunk and climbed into my pajamas, so I could not have scared the kiddies with the massive amount of makeup and scary eyebrows, just my mix-matched pjs ;)  Oh darn, more candy for us.

I hope you had a fun Halloween!

23 Comments on Playing Dress Up- A Few Self-Portraits

  1. Stephanie
    November 1, 2011 at 10:55 am (10 years ago)

    You look lovely! I love the look of these photos! And Funny Face is one of my favorite movies!

    • Lauren
      November 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you! Likewise, Funny Face was one of the classic movies I grew up watching, so it’s one of my very favorites, too!

  2. Libby Gohn
    November 1, 2011 at 11:27 am (10 years ago)

    Very pretty! (and there’s no such thing as too much Funny Face)

    • Lauren
      November 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you! And my sentiments exactly :)

  3. wacky tacky
    November 1, 2011 at 11:34 am (10 years ago)

    Awesome Lauren! I particularly like the last one – it really does look like 50’s Vogue editorial!

    • Lauren
      November 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you! That’s my favorite of the bunch, too :)

  4. BoPeep
    November 1, 2011 at 11:45 am (10 years ago)

    So pretty! Dress up is fun for all ages!

    • Lauren
      November 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm (10 years ago)

      Indeed! More excuses to play dress up!

  5. Lisa
    November 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm (10 years ago)

    All of these are gorgeous, and the first in the lace reminds me of that famous Gloria Swanson photograph. Great, GREAT clothes!

    • Lauren
      November 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks so much :)

  6. Yoshi
    November 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm (10 years ago)

    You look so beautiful in these photos! (Not that you don’t usually look beautiful!)

    • Lauren
      November 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm (10 years ago)

      Aww… you’re sweet! Thank you!

  7. Tasha
    November 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm (10 years ago)

    Stunning, Lauren! Wow. That third photo is straight out of a daguerreotype. :)

    We had a quiet Halloween. No trick or treaters as we live in a large building and you have to sign up to get them– we would do it except our dog barks at the door, and I’d hate to scare the kiddies. So I just sat around wearing my Halloween-themed beret. lol

    • Lauren
      November 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you!
      Aww… but at least you got a chance to wear your pretty beret! All the knitting you have been doing lately is just divine!

  8. LollyWillowes
    November 3, 2011 at 2:05 am (10 years ago)

    What fabulous photos!

    • Lauren
      November 3, 2011 at 8:45 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks! :)

  9. jen thompson
    November 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm (10 years ago)

    I LOVE these! I think that haughty, waspy look that women often had in fashion photos from this period is so odd… but strangely beautiful at the same time. You did a great job capturing the look! And you remind me of the evil witch in Sleeping Beauty. She was always my favorite. :)

    • Lauren
      November 4, 2011 at 9:10 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks, Jen! You’re so sweet. Milificent was my favorite, too ;) I’d be more likely to dress up as her than as a princess!

  10. The Dolls Factory
    November 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm (10 years ago)

    these images are amazing and those dresses to die for
    come and say Hi, we could start a stylish friendship
    The Dolls Factory

    • Lauren
      November 4, 2011 at 9:11 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks so much!

  11. wundermary
    November 5, 2011 at 8:58 am (10 years ago)

    I miss the whole trick or treat thing, it just isn’t anything like it was when I was growing up. Our society has some serious trust issues.
    As for the photo session: how fun! You look fabulous. I remember when models looked like women; not semi-pubescent girls. And, the closures on the coat are to die for. I must remember those :)

    • Lauren
      November 5, 2011 at 9:29 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks! It’s one of the first non-Edwardian/Victorian vintage things I ever bought and I still love it :)

  12. Lindsay
    November 23, 2011 at 12:29 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, how could I miss this?!
    These portraits are amazing! I like the second photo best!
    You’re very talented!