Diversity a generation ago...
       
     
 Jen is wearing a cotton cheongsam-style shift dress from Korea.
       
     
 The green trim and embroidery by the collar is indicative of 1960s styling.
       
     
 Jen is wearing a flowing, early 1960s cocktail dress, paired with a bright yellow bangle.
       
     
 Jen is accessorized with an adorable beaded bag.  
       
     
 All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.  Instagram   Facebook   Etsy
       
     
 Jen is wearing a handmade 60s dress, in a butter yellow colour.
       
     
 The vintage yellow bracelet matches almost perfectly.
       
     
 Jen  discusses body image in her video interview    Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.
       
     
MARKANA
       
     
 Markana is wearing an original 1960s shift dress, with a mandarin collar and Daisy trim. Her shawl is a modern sheer scarf.
       
     
 Her accessories include white vintage sunglasses, a 1960s beaded handbag, and complementary bracelet and earrings.
       
     
  All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.     Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     
 Markana's video interview is coming soon.   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.    
       
     
ALANNA
       
     
 Alanna has on a sweet, ruffled cotton dress, embroidered with flowers.
       
     
 Her earrings are small, dangling pink stones, to play off of the pink in the embroidery.   
       
     
  All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     
 Alanna's video interview is  now live on our YouTube channel .   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.
       
     
DANIELA
       
     
 Daniela is wearing a yellow and white 1960's "A-Line" dress with mandarin collar, patch pockets and full dome buttons running up the left side of the body.
       
     
 Her accessories include a plastic beaded white handbag and wooden half dome clip earrings in green.
       
     
 Daniela's hat is a pale green 1960s piece, and was very typical of the time.   All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     
 Daniela  discusses body image in her video interview .   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.
       
     
KRISTA
       
     
 Krista is wearing a blue 1960's shift dress with peter pan collar. The dress has black crochet lace with black bead embellishment. 
       
     
 Her accessories include half dome shell clip earrings and black patent leather handbag with gold clasps.
       
     
 Skirts of this length were controversial when they first appeared in the early 1960s, but gained popularity quickly, mostly among younger women.   All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     
 Krista's video interview is coming soon   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.
       
     
YARINE
       
     
 Yarine is wearing and early 1960's tone on tone pink jacquard dress with an eggshell white calot hat.
       
     
 Her accessories include a pink rhinestone car broach, pearl necklace and black patent leather handbag with gold clasps.
       
     
  All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     
 Yarine's video interview is coming soon   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.
       
     
Diversity a generation ago...
       
     
Diversity a generation ago...

If fashion producers in the 1960s knew that their choices would have a lasting effect on the body image of tens of millions of women for generations to come, would they have made different choices? Read about the inspiration and purpose of this photoshoot on our blog.

 Jen is wearing a cotton cheongsam-style shift dress from Korea.
       
     

Jen is wearing a cotton cheongsam-style shift dress from Korea.

 The green trim and embroidery by the collar is indicative of 1960s styling.
       
     

The green trim and embroidery by the collar is indicative of 1960s styling.

 Jen is wearing a flowing, early 1960s cocktail dress, paired with a bright yellow bangle.
       
     

Jen is wearing a flowing, early 1960s cocktail dress, paired with a bright yellow bangle.

 Jen is accessorized with an adorable beaded bag.  
       
     

Jen is accessorized with an adorable beaded bag. 

 All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.  Instagram   Facebook   Etsy
       
     

All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.
Instagram Facebook Etsy

 Jen is wearing a handmade 60s dress, in a butter yellow colour.
       
     

Jen is wearing a handmade 60s dress, in a butter yellow colour.

 The vintage yellow bracelet matches almost perfectly.
       
     

The vintage yellow bracelet matches almost perfectly.

MARKANA
       
     
MARKANA
 Markana is wearing an original 1960s shift dress, with a mandarin collar and Daisy trim. Her shawl is a modern sheer scarf.
       
     

Markana is wearing an original 1960s shift dress, with a mandarin collar and Daisy trim. Her shawl is a modern sheer scarf.

 Her accessories include white vintage sunglasses, a 1960s beaded handbag, and complementary bracelet and earrings.
       
     

Her accessories include white vintage sunglasses, a 1960s beaded handbag, and complementary bracelet and earrings.

  All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.     Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     

All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.
Instagram Facebook Etsy

 Markana's video interview is coming soon.   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.    
       
     
ALANNA
       
     
ALANNA
 Alanna has on a sweet, ruffled cotton dress, embroidered with flowers.
       
     

Alanna has on a sweet, ruffled cotton dress, embroidered with flowers.

 Her earrings are small, dangling pink stones, to play off of the pink in the embroidery.   
       
     

Her earrings are small, dangling pink stones, to play off of the pink in the embroidery.

 

  All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     

All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.
Instagram Facebook Etsy

DANIELA
       
     
DANIELA
 Daniela is wearing a yellow and white 1960's "A-Line" dress with mandarin collar, patch pockets and full dome buttons running up the left side of the body.
       
     

Daniela is wearing a yellow and white 1960's "A-Line" dress with mandarin collar, patch pockets and full dome buttons running up the left side of the body.

 Her accessories include a plastic beaded white handbag and wooden half dome clip earrings in green.
       
     

Her accessories include a plastic beaded white handbag and wooden half dome clip earrings in green.

 Daniela's hat is a pale green 1960s piece, and was very typical of the time.   All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     

Daniela's hat is a pale green 1960s piece, and was very typical of the time.

All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.
Instagram Facebook Etsy

KRISTA
       
     
KRISTA
 Krista is wearing a blue 1960's shift dress with peter pan collar. The dress has black crochet lace with black bead embellishment. 
       
     

Krista is wearing a blue 1960's shift dress with peter pan collar. The dress has black crochet lace with black bead embellishment. 

 Her accessories include half dome shell clip earrings and black patent leather handbag with gold clasps.
       
     

Her accessories include half dome shell clip earrings and black patent leather handbag with gold clasps.

 Skirts of this length were controversial when they first appeared in the early 1960s, but gained popularity quickly, mostly among younger women.   All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     

Skirts of this length were controversial when they first appeared in the early 1960s, but gained popularity quickly, mostly among younger women.

All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.
Instagram Facebook Etsy

 Krista's video interview is coming soon   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.
       
     
YARINE
       
     
YARINE
 Yarine is wearing and early 1960's tone on tone pink jacquard dress with an eggshell white calot hat.
       
     

Yarine is wearing and early 1960's tone on tone pink jacquard dress with an eggshell white calot hat.

 Her accessories include a pink rhinestone car broach, pearl necklace and black patent leather handbag with gold clasps.
       
     

Her accessories include a pink rhinestone car broach, pearl necklace and black patent leather handbag with gold clasps.

  All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.   Instagram     Facebook     Etsy
       
     

All wardrobe and accessories supplied and styled by Purple Hippo Vintage.
Instagram Facebook Etsy

 Yarine's video interview is coming soon   Support our project by purchasing the Purple Hippo Vintage photobook, available now.