Saturday, 5 May 2012
You've done it all, you've broken every code
I very nearly had a most unusual experience on Friday.
I almost made it through a charity shopping trip without buying anything.
That might well have been a first. Of course, I didn't manage to come home empty-handed, I never do. Two Jackie annuals caught my eye at £1 each, what was I supposed to do?
I have to say the contents don't bear much scrutiny, despite the nostalgia factor. There are some bands mentioned which I barely even remember (Flintlock? Dead End Kids?) among the features on David Essex, Bay City Rollers, Leo Sayer and Mud. Anyone thinking the 1970s were cool might want to reconsider after flicking through these books!
I remember loving the fashion illustrations, without realising at the time that the "models" had ridiulously impossible proportions.
The 1970s equivalent of airbrushing! Mind you, if you check out the photos of delicious Desiree in her latest post, you'll see some lucky ladies do have legs a mile long!
My frock today isn't from the 1970s, I would say it's early 80s, judging by the wrapover style, batwing sleeves and tulip shape.
I bought the dress to sell, not expecting this shape to work for me. I thought it would over-emphasise my hips, but actually I think it's quite flattering.
The print is pretty too. But I do feel a little exposed in wrap dresses...
God only knows what my left leg is doing in this shot, it's at a most unnatural angle!
1980s Cockney Rebel wrap dress (£4.50), sequin beret (£1) bangles (50p-£1) and sparkly tights (50p) - all charity shopped; suede ankle boots (£6.40) - Ebay; necklace - my Mum's;
Inspired by my Jackie annuals and the label in my frock -
I'll leave you with Steve Harley in his bare-chested 1975 pomp, and wish you a happy Bank Holiday weekend!