I hope that the weekend is treating you well? I am not going to lie, I am still recovering from a great night last night and am now eating my pain away! It makes me so sad that I used to be able to party all of the time whilst suffering very little and now as I edge ever further towards old age I now know what people mean by “three day hangovers”. Sniffles.
Oh youth, why have you forsaken me? Mind you the alternative is far worse, so I will take the three day hangovers and winkles anyday!
Historical Gown of the week –
Can you imagine trying to get through a door, let alone the loo in this dress?! Lovely detailing in the sewing work. Just beautiful.
So this weeks history Ahoy is all about the fashion of the 1960’s. Trust me it’s just an over view, as the best part of this decade is the subcultures that popped up – mods, hippies, fashionista…so I will revisit each one at some point but for now, let’s perve!
I couldn’t even start to mention the 1960’s in fashion terms without mentioning one of mine (every other females) fave film. Racist portrayal by Mickey Rooney aside (eurgh), it’s such a fabulous film and the clothing is AH-MAZING DARH-LING!
Oh my god I want that coat, and I want to hang out in London with Twiggy. *throws self on bed and weeps at being born too late*
Oh just fabulous hats, hats all round!
Could this girl BE any cooler? No, no she could not. She knows the way to my heart – eyeliner and hats. Bitach knows how to please.
Everyone loves a Si-fi inspired stripe ensemble. How cute are those skirts? They remind me of Xena’s skirt in Xena Warrior Princess. One of the greatest Tv shows ever made.
Monochrome was all the range and some of these dress are iconic and the patterns have pooped up in the 1980’s, 1990’s (which I consider a 60’s fashion reinvention era). Groovy!
Could Diana Ross BE anymore fabulous than in this style that would be homaged by Britney spears in the Toxic video?
Yes, yes she could. Look at that coat! WOOF!
Lets have a gander and see what was happening in Bollywood. The back combing craze certainly added some bouffant class to Bollywood. More on Bollywood in later posts.
London was swinging, and hippy style from San-fran made a lil ripple in the clothing chooses of the cool kids.
Further reading (and perving)
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Until next day darlings!
Love, love, BP Xx
14 thoughts on “History Ahoy, Sixties Sunday!”
Dear gawd, that dress could smuggle a whole family into the theatre for the price of one.
Hahaha I know! It’s huge, good luck getting in the seat with that skirt though! hehe X
That’s were leggings underneath would be a good idea.
Now it’s that of problem solving that we need in this world! Haha good thinking! x
I love that historical dress. I’d love to wear something like that. I definitely think the 60s were more fun than today. I personally think fashion today is very boring. I’d much rather live in the 60s, 70s and 80s. x
I’d love to wear it too but I cannot imagine the weight of it! Expect plenty more posts on 60s, 70s and 80’s fashions, they are such interesting periods I can’t stay away for long! X
I’ve not seen that photo of Diana Ross before. Can’t believe how similar that is to Brittany’s toxic video look. Diana Ross looks so much more fab being the original!
Doesn’t she? Ms Ross is just stunning I adore her <3 but it goes to show that all "modern fashion" is really just rehashed! Xx
I had a coat just like Twiggy’s for my tenth birthday (1971) and I’m still addicted to fashion, furry things and sparkly shoes!
No that’s a stylish ten year old! hehe same here…if it is warm and fury, it’s like my version of heaven too! Xx
Hmmm this is a really interesting and eclectic line up of 60s fashion – thanks for the throwback 😉
No worries my lovely! Certainly more to come on this period, just wanted to touch upon it now as you know, any excuse to talk swinging sixties! Thanks for stopping by Xx
Great compilation of 60’s fashion. So often people only cover the fashion in that decade that they like rather than a proper overview. I definitely would have been a hippie!
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