2.01.2012

sunbathing • vintage style.

Okay, this might be one of my favorite parts of my trip to Florida last month. When my mom and her siblings were younger and lived in Brooklyn, a popular thing to do was to go up to the roof and sun tan. They called it "Tar Beach" back then. They would slather on baby oil and literally no SPF, and use sun visors to get nice and tan. Of course, these days we know that is incredibly unhealthy and unadvised, but it's an activity they all remember fondly. My uncle, partially as a joke, partially for memory's sake, and only slightly seriously bought this vintage "Bazaar" magazine sun reflector (actually, two of them) from a lady who used to be a model. She told him that they would use the visors to reflect light onto her for photo shoots. She also told him that he couldn't use it for actual sunbathing and he agreed (although he, my sister, and I all used it for just a bit, just to try it). I have to say, it was brutal. I felt like I was in an oven and I only used it for a few seconds. My eyes had blue dots in them for the next few minutes, too. That lady was not joking around!

Please take a look at the close-up photos of the visor. It's hilarious! "For best sun tan results" and suggesting you tan "in the office!"

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bathing suit: target | vintage bazaar sun reflector: my uncle's, via ebay (I believe)

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2 comments:

  1. That vintage sun reflector is AMAZING! Perfect for catching some of those rays in your vintage bathing suit.

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