Photos by Joshua Cobos
dress 1940's vintage
necklace the vamoose
purse vintage from adore vintage
I found this amazing 1940's dress at one of my favorite antique stores in Petaluma (a small town near where I grew up). I was admiring the lovely shape and color of it when I noticed a small photograph attached to the tag of a smiling lady wearing the very same dress (and some rather awesome glasses). On the back was written "11-6-1966." I tried the dress on and it fit wonderfully, but the best part was knowing that I was also getting this little bit of history. I love that the previous owner was still wearing this frock years after she bought it. I wish every piece of vintage I found came with a photograph (or a whole scrapbook!) of whoever loved it before.
The previous owner. I wonder where she was going that day, if she wore the dress a lot, if perhaps it was her favorite...