Saturday, August 30, 2008

Old Blue Eyes Was Right When He Said It Was A Very Good Year

This was the most fun I've had in ages!! First, I have to say, I think I'm totally cute in all of these pictures. Second, since I couldn't decide which ones I liked best, I'm posting them all! Third, the most fun while doing this came when I saw the strong resemblance to my mother and my aunts in several of these eras.

To start it all off, here we have a glimpse of how I might have looked in 1952. I love the soft waves of this hairstyle and can imagine how I would look wearing adorable day dresses with little collars, a string of pearls and full skirts. And I'd definitely don a coordinating apron to compliment my dress while making home baked goods for my husband.

Next, we're on to 1958. This look reminds me of the Italian ladies I'd see in pictures with my grandmother; for some reason, they were always standing in front of webbed lawn chairs on the sidewalk in the Bronx.
This shot of me, ala 1960 just cracks me up!! I used a different photo than the other ones because it worked best with this hair and eyeglasses, and it so reminds me of one of my aunts around this same time. To me, it epitomizes the "secretary" look of all the girls of this era who learned how to type and take steno in hopes of snagging a job with a dreamy boss.

This shot of me in 1964 reminds me of every other picture I saw in my mother's yearbook. I absolutely LOVE the cat eye glasses with the little decorative corners and I think I look kinda hot in them!
This shot, reminiscent of 1968 (the year after I was born) looks JUST like my mother. If you could see a picture of her from that time, you would think we were twins. And not only did she have this hairstyle, but so did her two of her sisters. This style was also known as the "beauty queen flip".
I am really loving 1974! Look at this sleek style. I can see myself as Valeria Bertinelli's older, blonder sister (instead of homely Mackenzie Phillips) on One Day at a Time and of course, I'd be wearing Love's Baby Soft perfume and Bonne Belle lipgloss.

Now 1978 was a wild year for me, huh? I was totally rockin' the fro! And since I'm a huge fan of Disco, you can be sure I was doing the Hustle and listening to one of my favorite songs, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn.
Every girl in 1990 that had this style, created these "wings" with a can of Aqua Net and a blowdryer. My sister-in-law had the biggest, most perfect wings I've ever seen. We used to tease her, saying it looked like she drove in on a motorcycle, hairspray in hand to style her hair. This hair was pretty much a staple in the 90's and I actually have proof that I rocked this style too.
This 1992 style reminds me of a lot of girls in my high school. The more I look at it, the more I think I'm staring at a picture of Donna Lamendola.

Now this one, a 1996 style I really like. I've NEVER in my life considered going blond, but I have always wanted a beautiful bob like this. My natural hair would never lay this straight, but I am definitely liking the blond look with my dark eyes; I just don't think I could stand keeping up with my roots!
And finally, we come to the year 2000. I'm not too sure about this one. Also blond, I think I like the soft waves cascading over my shoulders, but I'm not sure I understand those bangs. They are a teeny bit poofy for me.

This was so much fun that I've also created photo "yearbooks" for Ed, my brother and my youngest nephew. I'll be doing the other two nephews next - it's kinda cool to see what their faces look like in grown up bodies.

I know you're dying to do one of your own, so click here and get started! Yearbook Yourself offers a range of years from 1950 to 2000. I think you'll definitely find something you'll love!

And if not, you might just get something out of it after all. Here's a hint: If the picture you create looks exactly like you do today, then it's time to make a trip to the nearest salon and change your look!!


Anonymous said...

great website... I wish that '68 style would come back; that's a good look I think.

good luck getting the truck going again.

Anonymous said...

This as a riot! You did really well with the photo - I couldn't get it to come out near as well as these!

Anocsanamun said...

you stumble across the greatest ish!!! Do me! Do me next! LOLOl.. I am already doing it - it's like a new toy! lololol..I love the afro pic - and all the glasses. Way too cute!