Friday, 28 October 2011

Flashback Friday-A 60s Teenager remembers the beauty of Biba!

The iconic Biba Logo

Biba Kensington Church Street
Twiggy, Biba Style
Twiggy at The Rooftop Restaurant
Rooftop Restaurant

If you like me are a child of the 50s you will remember the dull post war years of Britain. There really was no such thing as a 'Teenager', the clothes and the music were just versions of adult attire and the music we listened to was the same as our parents. Then in the early 60s along came our very own fashions and music. Amongst the explosion of the swinging 60s was a designer named Barbara Hulaniki who literally changed for face of fashion! Her ethos was to make ultra fashionable clothes accessible and affordable to all young women of every class. I know that most of my earnings was spent in that little shop in Kensington Church Street and later in that most wondrous world that was 'Big Biba' in the old Derry and Thoms building. Was there ever a shop like Biba? The most beautiful place you ever saw,  the different departments within the store were like settings from a Fellini film! I remember my friend and I going every Saturday and spending all day there, having dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant, and once seeing The New York Dolls play there. I adored the Biba look, smokey eyes, yellow foundation, dark plum lips, just divine! Anyway, just thought it may bring back as many happy memories for you as it does for me! Have a great weekend xxx.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Flashback Friday!

Mike and I at Caxton Hall

Ossie Clark

A now vintage Ossie Clark
I am very nostalgic by nature so every Friday will be Flashback Friday! It might be fashion or film or anything that I think might be of interest to you. This week it's fashion. as you probably know I worked for Ossie Clark many moons ago and I often think of those wonderful, exciting days when each day was a complete adventure for a teenage girl. I lived and worked in the King's Road, Chelsea and it really was the centre of the Universe for Fashion and Music. When I got married of course there was no other option for me than to choose and Ossie Clark dress. We were married at Caxton Hall in Westminster, London on 7th April, 1973.  So, here is the dress, a la 1973 and today, and a photo of Ossie just how I remember him. Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Image love!

When I browse the net I come across thousands of images but some just make an impact on me, here are a few that I adore, in no particular order. x
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