Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Pretty Things - Parachute (1970) Until a year or so ago I had never listened to any later Pretty Things material, I've always loved the Get the Picture album, and their mid 60s heavy r&b sound. Then my fella suggested I listen to Parachute and I still just can't get enough, it captures perfectly the mix of psychedelia and heavy rock of late 60's London. Most people rave about their earlier album SF Sorrow, which is very good but this album is their greatest offering in my opinion.
Sarah Moon - Pirelli Calendar (1972) The set of photos shot by Sarah Moon for the 1972 Pirelli calendar have to be one of my favourite sets of images, I just adore the soft focus, feminine sexiness. Click on the title to go to a flickr stream featuring the entire set.
Cloverfield (2007) This may seem like a strange choice compared to the rest of the post, and I know from talking to others that have seen this film it really gets a divided opinion, but I am a big Lost fan and got this because of the JJ Abrams connection, and oh my I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, it is such an exciting film and an innovative concept.
Terry De Havilland - Milly Wedges Ok so I am always lusting TDH shoes, but these are my most favourite style available currently and I love the colours and think the work so well with vintage and modern outfits. However, they aren't cheap at £400, but are so delicious and iconic, they will last forever. Roll on the sales!
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Does anybody know anything about a 60's London boutique named Mata Hari, all I know is it was active circa 1967 from this very cool pic. I have a little jacket/dress thing from there and would love to know more about it!
Thursday, 4 June 2009
I have been having a bit of a spring clean, and as I am very quickly running out of wardrobe space I was trying to go through a pile of clothes to sell on ebay. They are all 60's mini dresses, all things I'm pretty sure I won't wear again.
I felt really quite sad going through the dresses, I guess I'm just too sentimental because I remember where I bought each one and when I have worn them, one in particular which I bought wear to my 21st birthday party, which was nearly six years ago and I haven't worn it since!
I always feel soo guilty every time I sell a vintage dress, hoping that it is going to a good appreciative home and not to a fancy dress party! (my goodness I'm such a snob!)
Do you keep hold of things because they have sentimental value, or should I go ahead and sell it and invest in something I'm sure to wear more???