Friday, November 18, 2011

Dream Destination - Union Station


The terra cotta and marble floors of Union Station have been pounded and punctured by the heels of many a dreamer. For those who ventured across the country, this cultural-historic monument built in 1939 marked the beginning of the real journey. For others it marked the end... It was a more formal and refined time, when people dressed up to travel. Although it was not practical, it certainly was elegant...



Union Station was designed by The Parkinsons on the original site of Chinatown. Known as the "last great railway station" in America it is an eclectic blend of Dutch Colonial Revival architecture, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne.

Missoni for Target tights; Torry Burch shoes; vintage suitcase
Vintage Peter Pan collar; vintage dress; Holt Renfrew leather gloves; inherited amethyst and pearl bracelet; vintage clutch

vintage mink collar
 vintage collar from India
Marni rubber and leather mary-jane


 Some liquid courage might have been the very thing before they embarked on their journey...
 How energized they must have felt as they exited this station with their whole new life ahead of them...
LA even LOOKED promising. How could something so pretty harm you...?

Special thanks to my photographer Jill of Those Ghosts! Be sure to check out her version of our shoot!

43 comments:

Samantha said...

Wow, what lovely outfits!!!! And a pretty place too. :) Love this post. :)

Sam
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ChangeTheCut said...

what a nice try!i really enjoyed that you took the time and did these''different'' outfits!
always love your picture-stories!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

beautiful outfits, and I love that you went down to Union station, I dropped a friend there a few weeks ago and was happily surprised to find out how gorgeous it was!

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Molliee said...

so fun! That is one hott outfit!!

xoxo
molliee

canvasofculture said...

gorgeous blog! very artistic pics& such a fresh perspective of l.a:)

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JazzyO said...

Love it!!! Nice photos, loved how you incorporated a vintage outfit to go w/ this historical place!!

jill said...

guh I loooove this. I cannot WAIT to do more shoots with you. I think we make the perfect equation - your storylines and editing skills, my pics.
In sadder news, my phone is currently in water coma limbo and may or may not regurgitate the photos we took...thank god you got some. pray for me.

Sveva said...

Great photos and beautiful outfit!

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pinkmate said...

Those collars are just lovely! And I love your vintage suitcase is just fab!

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dina vanessa mercado said...

nice pictures!!! the outfits are very adorable and lovely... love it!!! kissess!!!

Ola said...

old good times when eveyrhing was so elegant!

The Tiny Closet said...

Wow, all of your accessories are so unique and wonderful! Great look!

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Lucinda said...

I love your vintage look! You look very nice and classy!!! <3


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Karin (Wunderlust) said...

wonderful images, I adore the bag and your collar is so divine xxx

I want to be Barbie said...

Love the pics and the ties are great :D

Deidre said...

You look fabulous in all that vintage, and I loved the shots of the station! Gorgeous.

Lady and Olga said...

Looks like Gringotts Bank in Harry Potter^^

You are VERY CHIC :)

Olga
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letiziabarcelona said...

what an amazing place , perfect for some fashion photos! love the green gloves,

Bonnie said...

Those gloves. Those leggings. Those shoes. RAWR. The combination is so hot!

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Miss Kwong said...

this outfit is gorgeous, very 60s and chic!

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Constance said...

Gosh you look so sexy!

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Erika said...

beautiful outfit! I love it!

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Fash Boulevard said...

GUSHING. everything about this is fabulous. all the little details are perfection. you look beautiful. thanks for sharing, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I've got a new outfit post inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Love to hear what you think. xo

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keschen said...

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Pop Champagne said...

ohh you look great! I love your tights and those gloves :D

Incognito said...

You look so fierce on your pictures. Love them ! Your outfit is totally appropriate for the place. Love the two collars and your vintage suitcase. I thik I would have opted for different tights though?

What's this station for now ? Is it like a museum or something ?

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kelly @ paper doll theory said...

you look like someone from a past life :) love the vintage pieces. esp the peter pan collar. so gorgeous!

love kelly

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Bad Joan said...

Love this post! Those gloves are gorgeous!

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Taryn said...

I love this look, your accessories are divine!

Katarina said...

You look so elegant and beautiful! xx

nik said...

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Michelle Lee said...

great outfit :)
so fab!

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Colleen said...

These pictures of LA are great! I need to go there! Thank you so much for your comment a while back, I'm sorry it has taken so long to get back to you! Life has been hectic! And I love your suitcase, it looks so classic. Adorable blog - consider yourself followed! :)

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Gaby de Modacapital said...

amazing look! love your gloves!
:D
kisses!

Natasha said...

This is a gorgeous colour combo! I absolutely love those green leather gloves, they're such a great colour...and look amazing with that bracelet!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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liquid limestone perth said...

The Union Station looks great. I like the polished floors. If I'm not mistaken, the floor is made up of marbles and granite. By the way, you look stunning on your photos.

Anne said...

The exterior part of the Union Station looks fantastic. On the other hand, the interior part is also very compelling. I would love to go to that place and take some photos too.

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John Grints said...

The concrete materials used to build this Union Station really made this place a sturdy establishment. The designs are also great. From the exterior up to the interior of this place, you can really see that this has been built with good foundation.

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The Union Station is a dream destination. It is a wonderful place to visit for the tourist

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