Monday, March 14, 2011

Life of a Stewardess, circa 1960

 Throughout the 1960s while she was in her 20s, my mom was a stewardess, a profession she adored and has tons of funny stories about.  It was a way to see the world for a girl from a war-torn childhood (she was born in the Philipines, during WW II), and luckily for me, she met my dad who was a frequent passenger on her flights.  Prior to that, she got to travel as a single girl and as far as I could see from her 
pictures, it looks like she was loving every minute of it.   I just wish she would have kept all her clothes-- that would have been too good to be true!

 

You'll probaly see a few more posts on my mom's vintage style.  My brothers and I are in the midst of planning a suprise 70th for her, so lots of sneaky photo album raiding is happening at the moment... next week's installment: the 1970s.


9 comments:

  1. cool! my mom was a stewardess too! and she always says she loved it.
    your mom was a true beauty; i love these photos
    janine
    honeyhivintage.blogspot.com

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  2. Those pictures are so special! I LOVE her polka dot bikini!

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  3. It must have been such fun being an airhostess :)

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  4. wow! that is so so cool! and you look just like her!

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  5. Katie-- thanks! everyone always says I look more like my dad, so she would really love hearing that!

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  6. Your mother is beautiful! I love that picture on the sail boat...it's so cool! Also, I was looking through your blog, and I realized that my "For the Love of Straw" post looks a lot like your recent shop update post (which you posted first)...looks like I was inspired by you and I didn't even realize! Anyways, I credited you and your blog at the bottom of the post since I obviously got the idea from you. Hope that's ok!

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  7. Your mom is super adorable & stylish-- she's definitely the picture of 1960s airline glamor.

    My mom is from the Philippines too, she immigrated to the U.S. in the '70s.

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  8. These pictures of your mom are fascinating and beautiful! I love them.

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  9. My mom wanted to be a stewardess in her 20's but then she got married and gave up on flying around the world. Your mom looks absolutely gorgeous in all of these photographs. I want every piece of clothing she is wearing as well! I can't wait to see the 1970s edition. xoxo

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