Another one for the Ladies!

Found in a 1958 Soviet government publication: “DOMOBODCTBO” (Housekeeping) while sorting some old books…

A Sony W 630 Auto Intelligent shot, processed in PaintShop Pro X5

An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile photograph in the first place? The digital darkroom is a creative, fascinating place. If only I could learn to use it and the cameras I have to best effect… I love “mucking around”, as you can see!

Now, you know all my stuff is Copyright If you try and pinch any of it, I’ll jump through your screen and rip your bloody arms off!

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  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work George!!!

  • Thanks very much for adding these stylish ladies to your Favourites, Vitta! Have the current high fashions changed much? :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 2 years ago

    Actually the styles are surprisingly timeless … similar outfits can be seen in magazines today. Perhaps the fashion cycle has once again begun to reach ‘full circle’. Again, an ideal ‘postcard’.

  • Thanks, Rosalie! Maybe the latest “fashionistas” have found a copy of this book?! I must confess to not being up with the latest trends in women’s clothing. Or men’s for that matter, many will say… :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 2 years ago

    I love these styles George!! So elegant (and slimming).
    I must agree with Rosalie’s comment ~ the styles never seem to outdate ~ and come around in cycles.
    What a great find ~ and a terrific capture by you ….
    Happy New Year to you :o))

  • Happy New Year to you too, Sharon! Glad you like this style from the 50s – I must confess to not having seen it of late, but then, I don’t go around in High Fashion circles! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much for the fave, Anna! These appeared in a book and you are probably right that there wouldn’t have been too many shops with mannequins back then! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Classic elegance, great find George x

  • Thanks very much, Pauline – a Happy New Year to you! I can see these on the red carpet at the next Oscars…. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreealmost 2 years ago

    my mum had those magasins too! I remember leafing through them as a child. I doubt she has then now – the stove at her dacha always need some paper to kick start.
    Great find and capture!

  • Thanks very much for the fave, Irina! These came out of a book on “Good Housekeeping”, found when doing some sorting. There are a few more such pictures available to be posted – I won’t include the ones on how to milk a cow or make pirojzki – which all good housewives had to do! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 2 years ago

    I do love the fashions of old. Very feminine.

  • G’day, Gail – glad you like these! I can see you stepping out in that bright yellow number!! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreealmost 2 years ago

    Is there a recipe how to make pirozhki? I wouldn’t mind to see that!

  • OK, O’ll see what I can do. It’s text only…. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much for the fave, Charmiene – always appreciated! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camillerialmost 2 years ago

    charming !!

  • G’day Karen! Thanks for visiting and adding these stylish ladies to your favourites! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

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