This picture is of the Bernardo Sandal, created in 1946 by none another than Bernard and Bertha Rudofsky. This picture was taken during the 1950s, by Bernard Rudofsky himself. Notice the Eiffel tower in the backround. Shoes. Paris at your feet. What more could you ask for?!
There is some definite class in this piece. It has the sense of 1950s sophistication.
If you do not recognize this glamorous siren, she was the star of Gidget, you know that 1959 surf movie? This is Sandra Dee. She is one of the starlets where back in the day Hollywood truly embodied class and style that dazzled!
Speaking of style that dazzles...here is Scarlett Johansson. I think she takes tips from the past, and is modern day siren. Scarlett is usually seen sporting a red lip, hair that is curled to perfection, and carries a drop-dead gorgeous presence about her.
Inspirational Quote from the past: "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it." - Danny Kaye (The star of White Christmas in 1954)
Now to end this I'm adding my own personal touch. This does not have to do with the past, but this poem is something that I have recently discovered. And I cannot help but share it.
I carry your heart with me
by E.E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate
(for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world
(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud
of the budand the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)