Then&Now- Tomato Seeds For Sale

Then-  Tomato seeds c. 1925.

Now- Tomato seeds with growing soil from Crate & Barrel.

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Then&Now- Go West

Then- The book ‘Hard Twist,’ written by Barbara Van Cleve with her black & white images, was published in 1995. Spanning over a decade, Van Cleve traveled the wild west states- Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and others. Instead of photographing cowboys, she focused her lens on their female counterpart. Her portraits capture these hardworking yet tender women ranchers at their best.

Portraits- Kim Davis, CS Ranch, 1986 (top right), Melody Harding, Bar Cross Ranch, 1986 (middle left), Kim Davis, 1986 (middle left) and Dee Dee Dickinson, Vermillion Ranch, 1993 (bottom)

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Now- Ben Weller’s color images have a similar western flavor. Shot at the Zapata Ranch in Colorado for UK Harper’s Bazaar, March 2015.

Fashion details-  Gucci knitwear & jeans (top left), Miu Miu taffeta/silk mix ruffled blouse & brocade skirt (middle right) and Ralph Lauren silk shirt & leather pants (bottom left). Hat and boots are model’s own.

Then&Now- Laura Ashley Sweater

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Then- Laura Ashley blue wool sweater from her collection in 1984.

Now- Thirty years later this sweater still looks great. It’s updated with black leggings and oxfords. At the neckline is a large safety pin with beads (inspired by Marc Jacobs pin clutch) that holds the flipped up collar in place.

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

Update 02/2017- Large paper mache pearl suspended from a safety pin at Plumo.

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