“What I really love about them... is the fact that they contain someone's personal history...I find myself wondering about their lives. I can never look at a garment... without thinking about the woman who owned it. How old was she? Did she work? Was she married? Was she happy?... I look at these exquisite shoes, and I imagine the woman who owned them rising out of them or kissing someone...I look at a little hat like this, I lift up the veil, and I try to imagine the face beneath it... When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you're not just buying the fabric and thread ~ you’re buying a piece of someone's past.”

 ~ Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair

 

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Paul Kelly - Winter Coat

© 1997 Mushroom Records International BV. From 'Paul Kelly's Greatest Hits'.