|Sweater - Christmas present from my mom|
50s sweater clips - Etsy
60s silk skirt - Reminiscence
60s RHT stockings - eBay
How amazing is Emily's Lucite purse?
I've seen this gentleman around a lot, at the last two vintage train rides and other events. He always bring out his really old, really cool camera, and he'll take your picture for $20.
Emily and I got lots of compliments on our outfits but then things got weird. People would ask to take our picture, which was kind of flattering at first. But then a crowd formed and it felt less flattering and more claustrophobic. Instead of asking for a picture, people would just point phones and cameras at us. The first few times that happened. I asked for business cards (only one person was a professional photographer), but then I sort of gave up and tried to keep moving to avoid photos from people who couldn't even ask. I was so uncomfortable when a man told his wife in Spanish to take a photo "of the girl dressed for the era" the same way he might tell her to take a picture of a sign.
I get that outside of the official unofficial train ride, being dressed in midcentury clothing on a train car from the 50s or 60s is a novelty, but is it so much a novelty that everyone had to stop to take a picture or video, which was even more awkward? On a normal day, my vintage clothes draw attention, yes, but I didn't love that I became part of the attraction. The trains are much more interesting than my sweater clips anyway.
Do any of you guys get the same kind of gawking when you're out and about in your vintage?