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On the Street......Dance, Dance, Dance, Governor's Island


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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On the Street......Dance, Dance, Dance, Governor's Island

Comments on "On the Street......Dance, Dance, Dance, Governor's Island"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:33 AM) : 

lovely pics.. makes me smile :)


Anonymous Cassiopeia said ... (7:45 AM) : 

it look so fun:)


Blogger Mikhaila Gigi said ... (8:00 AM) : 

Oh i always love these posts you do where everyone looks very vintage...i dunno how else to put it but the clotheas are usually lovely and the hats and brogues ....stunning ....I especially like the second pic


Anonymous Sophie, the Barton Girl said ... (8:03 AM) : 

I love it when you cover the Governor's Island event - you always come back with wonderful photos.
These are beautiful and lively. Particularly love the girls in 20s-style dresses and brogues!
Oh, and your daughter is a consummed gymnast... or show-boat... or both ;)


Blogger Martina said ... (8:08 AM) : 

what a beautiful picture,it's full of life


Blogger Polly said ... (8:08 AM) : 

Beautiful and life affirming, so happy I want to go and dance now!


Anonymous La Coccinelle du sud said ... (8:08 AM) : 

Great pics !


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

love the girls and their choice to go boyish on the shoes. darling...


Blogger Kharas said ... (8:20 AM) : 

The second photo is soooo beautiful
Love your work


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:56 AM) : 

C'est beau!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 

White flat shoes with strings go now on my shopping list. A white dress similar to the right one I already have. Summer welcome!


Blogger noelakadjtambour said ... (9:17 AM) : 



Blogger Orkun said ... (9:28 AM) : 

I love the positive energy and the hats in the second picture.


Blogger JULES said ... (9:28 AM) : 


great pics sart!


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (9:43 AM) : 

More than the clothes, I think the light and the photography on these are superb, congratulations on wonderful work. Jorge from WPB


Blogger Tanya said ... (10:09 AM) : 

oh wow! (sigh... i wish i was there...)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 AM) : 

I love these two shots of the girls and guys dancing, particularly the girls. You caught the rotation of the bodies with the skirts twirling, the dancing feet, and best of all that happy smile.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:29 AM) : 

i know i've probably said this before in relation to the jazz age party but i so want to be there!

one day, i hope. this looks so much fun.


Blogger ana said ... (10:29 AM) : 

So much fun!!!
great photos
I love her white dresses, they are absolutely beutiful.


Blogger Diana said ... (10:31 AM) : 

These two pics are lovely.
If somebody have the time, could you write some words about this Governor´s Island Event?
I see, it is totally 20´s Ragtime style, but what is it all about and where does it take place? in Central Park?


Anonymous thad said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Love the hats, especially the boater!


Blogger Jamie Jonathan Ball said ... (10:46 AM) : 

looks to be great and spiffing fun


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (11:05 AM) : 

I think I like it best when the clothes look like they are having fun, and that is what I see here: clothes feeling happy.

*contented sigh*


Anonymous Hannah said ... (11:06 AM) : 

100% adorable! I love seeing all the smiles!


Blogger Ashley said ... (11:13 AM) : 

I love the print of the shirt (bottom)..very different but beautiful.


Anonymous Heidi Rosenau said ... (11:22 AM) : 

To answer that last question, 1920s bandleader Michael Arenella (info at hosts and organizes this event on Governors Island (just off the tip of NYC in NY Harbor) June and again September...each time, its 2 days of picnicking to live music, dancing, vintage cars, period games like tug o war, pie recipe contest, parade of hats, etc etc. Next one is probably the weekend Sept 12/13...come back in time with us!


Blogger J. said ... (11:23 AM) : 

I am thoroughly enjoying your summer photographs! So much colour, life and optimism.


Blogger Hélène Heath said ... (11:33 AM) : 

wpw these pics are so charming, they really take you there.. stunning!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 AM) : 

beautiful, Sart! I especially like the girls in white, dancing.


Blogger jenbern said ... (11:40 AM) : 



Blogger Laura K said ... (11:44 AM) : 

I would love to know who makes the women's shoes. Please help!


Blogger Audrie said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Such fun pictures! The girl in the first picture is just divine.


Blogger LRB said ... (1:15 PM) : 

So Gatsby, perfect summer in the city.


Blogger Joêlle said ... (2:10 PM) : 

The events take place on the weekend on Governor's Island off of the Manhatthan coast. You can take the ferry for free and the admission is free to (i believe) all the shows/events. Here is the website for pix and events... I'm gonna try to be there this weekend...


Blogger Elaine said ... (2:21 PM) : 

Wow, this looks like so much fun! Makes me wish I were there...


Blogger Hanna Persson said ... (2:25 PM) : 

happy photos :)


Blogger Keli said ... (3:20 PM) : 

i want her floral headband!


Blogger Chelsea said ... (3:31 PM) : 

this makes me feel like i'm fun!


Blogger sd said ... (3:32 PM) : 

the shoes of the first pair are beautiful!


Blogger andreasgarrett said ... (4:13 PM) : 

I love these photos-I remember others on this blog of the event and am going to revisit. I second the request for women's shoe info-does anyone know where to get them? What maker etc?
Great, fun shots!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Perhaps try Aris Allen Swing shoes. At least, that's what's popular here in LA.


Blogger Kate said ... (7:28 PM) : 

These pictures are beautiful! You always manage to capture such special moments!


Blogger Caille said ... (8:29 PM) : 

I love your action shots, Sart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:16 PM) : 

The woman's white brogues are probably Rachel Comey.


Blogger Lauren said ... (9:52 PM) : 

I really want to go to this party!


Blogger seawallrunner said ... (11:44 PM) : 

I love the happiness in these two images !! So real, so infectious - as they smile, I smile as well.

I am sending the link to a friend who is visiting NY in September. Thank you Joelle and Heidi for the information about the event.


Anonymous Voon said ... (12:23 AM) : 

These pictures really captured the joyful essence of dance regardless of who you're partnered with.

Thanks for showcasing that a guy doesn't always have to lead while a woman doesn't always have to follow either.

I really like the floral print linen shirt too. It was created by Indian designer Sandy Dalal dare I say almost 10 years ago?

Dalal, at age 22 snagged the CFDA's 1997 Perry Ellis Award for Menswear but later went under the radar for quite a few years.

Apparently according to Daily News Record reporter Jean Scheidnes:

"Dalal and Clifford Fong have been quietly designing a unisex apparel collection called Chatav Ectabit. (The tricky name is a concoction of secret origin.) with Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Cruise among its fans."

Check out -

Purely coincidental, their Spring/Summer 2009 Collection possess a 1920s-inspired vibe in the usage of pinstriped and distressed/crinkled fabrics and steampunk influences as well.

If I may add, Joe McGlynn, the fabulous dancer leading Charlestons behind me is wearing authentic 1920s clothing from tip to toe - from his boater hat, white linen suit, necktie, and hanky down to his socks and shoes.

The only 1920s item I was wearing was the skinny leather belt (not shown in pic) which I still had the packaging for; it is labeled BroncoJim Belts by DonJuan!

While the pinstriped linen pants was from Prada S/S 2005.


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

In answer to the question about the women's dance shoes worn by the lovely ladies in white dresses, you might want to check out which offers something comparable though not vintage or exact in style - Aris Allen wingtip/spectator/oxford shoes which are designed for dancing.

Bleyers from UK is also a reputable brand for saddle type shoes.

You might have to scour vintage stores or eBay to try to find truly authentic vintage shoes of that era.

At any rate, make sure to avoid the ones with tracking/rubber soles which will not translate/spin well on the floor.


Anonymous Homeopathy Southampton said ... (1:57 AM) : 

This is very good dancing pair and looks trendy.


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (5:14 AM) : 

Sart, you've really captured exuberance in these photos, i can practically hear the music!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:44 AM) : 

beautiful pictures!

the white shoes look like church's.
i checked out Aris Allen but they offer only mens size, anyone know any brand that offers women size?

church's is good but i am looking for more affordable one..


Blogger Angeles Almuna said ... (9:13 AM) : 

Amazing pictures , I want to dance right now!!!


Blogger Karen said ... (9:14 AM) : 

Beautiful pictures!

I love the one with the dancing girls. The one with the flower headpiece looks so happy and their shoes are amaaaaazing.


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

those women dancing in those white dresses is soooo cinematic. You're also fabulous with light--look at the light falling on that man's shirt!


Blogger Rona said ... (10:19 PM) : 

What a beautiful picture of the dancing girls!


Blogger Long Lost said ... (10:34 PM) : 

Those guys are adorable. Love the hats!


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (5:51 AM) : 

Anonymous 7.44am - i have two pairs of Church'e co-respondent brogues that are about 20 years old now and still going very strong. Price per wear they're excellent value, believe me! Treat yourself - you won't regret it...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 AM) : 

Aris Allen's come in womens sizes too- you'll have to buy them from or a local dance shop, however- you can't order from their website. These pictures are lovely! Ever since I started lindy hopping I have been inspired by the vintage look. These pictures made me smile!


Blogger The Couturier said ... (5:30 PM) : 

those girls dancing look adorable. like daisy and jordan from the great gatsby.


Blogger The Cupcake Stand said ... (1:14 AM) : 

i wish i had gone to this. looks like so much fun!


Anonymous Georgia said ... (11:48 AM) : 

So fluid and beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:17 PM) : 

Beautiful clothes, great surroundings, dancing... wish i could be there


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 AM) : 

I didn't think it was possible to take such beautiful pictures.


Blogger Gaia said ... (1:09 PM) : 

i love these pics


Anonymous Q. Pham said ... (10:49 PM) : 

Great photos of a wonderful event. There's some youtube footage of what was swinging on the dancefloor - here's one of the two fellows dancing:


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