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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jazz-Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, New York

Comments on "Jazz-Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, New York"


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Great photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Thank you for posting a woman of color in this collection! She's young, fun, chic and very representative of how the jazz age would look in modern new york. (also, I don't know why but every time I see saddle shoes, I think of Lucy Van Pelt from the Peanuts)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Her dress is lovely! I'd kill for one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:35 AM) : 

I just love how natural she looks. That cute wiggle dress paired with the old-fashioned shoes is just so perfect! Love the combo of argyle and subtle plaid on her friend, too.

These wonderful photos make me want to host my own "Jazz" party! ^^ Thanks for the inspiration, Sart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Cute as two buttons!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:08 AM) : 

I love the energy in these photos. She reminds me of Minnie Mouse!


Blogger dominicandandy said ... (11:08 AM) : 

Man, this is great! I really want to attend one of these parties. I can't dance 20's style, but just being around these people must be crazy fun.


Blogger elizabeth said ... (11:46 AM) : 

*sigh* I was born in the wrong decade. I swear.


Blogger momo said ... (11:51 AM) : 

yay! swing dancers doing charleston steps!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:56 AM) : 

These pictures show so much spirit and youthful-ness, i love them! Wish i was at this party :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:59 AM) : 

Jazz Hands!!


Blogger Sonia Scarr said ... (12:04 PM) : 

I like that there is MOVEMENT in these photos which are refreshing from the static qualities of the usual ones!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 PM) : 

LOVE it - such a fun fashion era and i adore her dress! yay, for swing dancing! looks like a fun event...glad you caught it for us, sart.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:27 PM) : 

awesome vivacity! completely fun yet sexy at the same time. (: great capture scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:51 PM) : 

i adore this series of jazz photos. completley nostalgic.


Blogger jean said ... (12:58 PM) : 

I love these! Thanks so much for posting them. I hope you continue to keep this as a yearly tradition.


Blogger Anne Corrons said ... (12:59 PM) : 

Fabulous looks and great dance!!!!


Blogger CULTURE CREATORS said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Oh WOW what a stunning couple of people. I love it the outfits and the action...lovely.

(LA street style)


Blogger Natalie said ... (1:00 PM) : 

What a lovely jazzy couple! Amazing shot! :o)


Blogger Jamie Welsh Watson said ... (1:36 PM) : 

These made me happy too!


Blogger What we four say said ... (1:37 PM) : 

they are so cute! I wish I had been there. Looks like so much fun


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:40 PM) : 

It looks kind of fun :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:20 PM) : 

great action shots!


Blogger The Spicers said ... (2:27 PM) : 

The woman in saddle shoes has such exuberance in the photos. She looks fantastic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 PM) : 

Love the dress and I love the way this couple dance !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:24 PM) : 

woah so fun!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 PM) : 

so so so lovely


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:24 PM) : 

I wish I was at this party, and I want those socks!!


Blogger looker said ... (4:31 PM) : 

Funny foto


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 PM) : 

I love all the pictures in this series so far, but by far this grouping is my favorite.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:11 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

they're beautiful, sart! you capture them with such exuberance..bravo!


Blogger DarkwingDick said ... (6:33 PM) : 

Enough with the costumes already.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 PM) : 

will someone tell me where to find some oxfords like hers?


Blogger Jonesie said ... (7:26 PM) : 

oh! what fun. I want to go to this party before I die.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:26 PM) : 

Loving the Jazz-Age photos! Am I the only one who thinks the saddle shoes are more 40s-50s style though?


Blogger Laurenn said ... (7:50 PM) : 

I love these. So much energy! They make me proud to be a swing dancer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 PM) : 

V. cute!


Blogger Miss Cavendish said ... (8:30 PM) : 

Fantastic party and exquisite photos.


Blogger Puebla Chic said ... (8:33 PM) : 

thats looks like a lot of fun! and the outfits are beautifuls


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:41 PM) : 

these r absolutley amazing....the enthusiastic in their faces make the shot...and her outfit is cute, vintagy and modern at the blast from the past

thanks sart!!! kix ass


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:12 PM) : 

oh my...this looks like so much fun. i wish i could transport there. his outfit is perfect. i love the argyle socks. wonderful posts. love each and every pic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:19 PM) : 

Love the energy they both exude. The dress complements her boyish shape very well; this is the first time in a long time I've seen saddle shoes worn beautifully in an un-ironic way.
The young man really knows his period dress too! Great captures.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:00 AM) : 

What I love the most: her calves! She has the gorgeous physique of a bicyclist! Her vivacity is a close second...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:00 AM) : 

Brilliant! Fantastic shot and style!


Blogger _ said ... (2:20 AM) : 

what these photos don't depict is how sweltering hot the day was. and the lack of ice cream in the treats truck.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 AM) : 

Hey Mr. S,
you don't happen to have any more photos of the gentleman in this picture do you? I was specifically hoping for one of his neck tie - looks intruiging.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 AM) : 

Trust me to love the barely visible part of the photo- but i love the girl's dress that's hiding on the left! flapper dresses are so sweet with their neutral colours and drop waists


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 AM) : 

scott ,you've so inspired me by posting your Jazz age pictures . im hoping some fashion designers will get inspired too for SS 09.
thank you


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:49 AM) : 

i love what the man is wearing, but to be honest i don't like what the woman is wearing at all (for a 20s jazz festival anyway).

i dont understand how her look could be relatable to the roaring 20s at all, even as a "modern" version. she does have a great energy, im just not sold on her outfit.


Blogger 816417 said ... (4:43 AM) : 

Wonderful photos! I especially love the man's argyle socks.


Blogger Post-it boy said ... (5:54 AM) : 

Can I go and live there and drink iced tea all day? Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 AM) : 

This girl is stunning, seriously, great face-great style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:56 AM) : 



Blogger Ruby Hoppen said ... (6:25 AM) : 

She's so lovely and full of life! I love those shoes they look amazing.


Blogger beautylogicblog said ... (6:56 AM) : 

that dress is fantastic


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:19 AM) : 

I think the only woman in history that would have worn that outfit is Olive Oil!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 AM) : 

Sart - you've captured the atmosphere so well - LOVE the dance photos, LOVE the dancing shoes! The girl in blue and white looks great, the simplicity of her outfit would have really shown off her dance moves. Must have been a great party!


Blogger Baking With Plath said ... (10:24 AM) : 

Wonderful photos...great energy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 PM) : 

I was at this event on Sunday, and my friends and I spent the whole time staring enviously at this group. The outfits, the togetherness, the sense of fun--it was dazzling. Now I just need to know where to get vintage 20s clothing (without breaking the bank)!


Blogger RivkaL said ... (2:34 PM) : 

beautiful! the shoes set off the dress perfectly


Blogger Nadine said ... (5:22 PM) : 

I love these so much!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:22 PM) : 

Where can you find those long argyle socks ?


Blogger College Scribe said ... (12:24 AM) : 

I am curious as to where the gentleman bought his plaid pants, I have been wanting a pair for quite some time.


Blogger Lizzie said ... (10:21 AM) : 

saddle oxfords rule! They remind me of my Catholic school days!


Blogger Lucy Jane said ... (6:43 PM) : 

i need that girl's shoes.
anyone have any idea where i could get some? I've been looking for ages.


Blogger Lizzie said ... (11:03 PM) : 

Seriously, look at uniform supply stores. Any retailers that sell school'll find some saddle oxfords...


Blogger dnqcnn said ... (11:27 AM) : 

Ooh god this is amazing!! The shoes... jealousy runs through my veins... darn!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:20 PM) : 

could she be any cuter?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 AM) : 

The thing that makes her outfit even more awesome is the mix of fun, fashion, and most importantly, functionality! When I started swing dancing, it became a challenge to find clothes that were not only cute, but would still look good after exercising hard in them for a couple of hours. And then you add the special dancing shoes to the mix and... it gets very interesting. Guys get off a little easier (it looks like this guy's wearing his white Arris Allens, a classic swing dancer guy shoe), but ladies shoes can be more of a challenge to coordinate, especially since a lot of swing dancers can only afford one or maybe two pairs of dancing shoes. Consequently, it's very common to see ladies wearing very odd shoe/clothing combinations. You could wear other shoes, but often your legs hurt so badly afterwards it isn't worth it. It adds a whole 'nother layer of complexity, which makes this combination even more of a smashing success.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

hi c!! so nice to find you here :)


Blogger PhilM said ... (12:12 AM) : 

i just love this lady. she's so adorable! and her dress is really cute, too. what's that on her head?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 PM) : 

You really capture the energy of the people in these two shots. They literally jump off the page. Well done.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:50 PM) : 

olive oil lives!


Blogger I'm Sam. said ... (10:30 AM) : 

does anyone know anything about that dress?
i simply MUST have one!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:38 PM) : 

Is it impolite to be delighted by how curvey she looks from behind in this dress? From the front, the dress seems child-like, but when you are able to see her profile, it's very flattering and feminine shape.
Lovely photos.



Blogger Trisha R. said ... (2:41 PM) : 

To the person asking about the shoes:

these are the best I can find online.

For vintage reproductions, try It's a pretty comprehensive site that has many dresses for (relatively) cheap.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 AM) : 

The socks,plaid, and natural blends of clothes are exciting. I just think it is a great pic.


Blogger sesim said ... (2:16 PM) : 

these shoes are the exact same shoes that I had bought online last month.. they are very comfortable and plus extremely cheap.



Blogger Sydney Lima said ... (6:57 AM) : 

ever since i saw the katy perry video for thinking of you i've wanted those swing shoes that the woman is wearing.

would go so well with dresses for the summer! ...sighhh


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