Welcome to ‘DECADES’ The latest series to hit the blog and one I’m so excited to dive into. I originally got the idea when I was watching my (new) favourite programme – Marvelous Mrs Maisel and quickly became obsessed with the costumery. I love looking at clothes from different era’s and have always followed lots of amazing vintage and retro inspired bloggers. The idea that an item of clothing can transport you to a totally different time period is something I wanted to tap into and so came the inspiration behind this series. If you’re familar with my ‘Once Upon A Time…’ series you’ll know I love characterised shoots and creating a look based around a theme. I think it adds a little drama to my photoshoots which I obviosuly love and jit ust makes it a little different from the standard “I’m wearing Topshop” outfit post.
So welcome, welcome, I’m so so excited to share the first installment with you… The 1960’s
The 60’s was a decade of tumultuous and divisive world history
London became the centre of all excitement; the city where anything and everything was possible. Mary Quant designed the mini-skirt becoming one of the worlds biggest fashion crazes and Chicago stylist Margaret Vinci Heldt came up with the famous Beehive. A hairstyle that was featured on the front of every magazine at the time. Yes, the 196o’s was certainly a decade to remember and one I couldn’t wait to delve into.
Going into the shoot I knew I wanted to style a classic baby-doll dress and to channel Priscilla Presley. I saw this gorgeous forest green number on ASOS and instantly feel in love! It was so classic with the chiffon arms adding a much needed whimscal feel to it. I then found these boots from Peacocks, not a shop I often go to but they were the perfect pair of faux leather boots and in white they made the ideal shoe for this 60’s ispired outfit. The hair was always an important one for me, I wanted to be true to the era but struggled to replicate it myself and so I want to give a huge thank you to the amazing team at Duck & Dry for partnering with me for this shoot and styling my hair in the classic beehive ‘do.’ I headed to their flagship Chelsea salon and had my hair styled by the wonderful Eva. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. For me, it really elevated the entire look and turned be into a real-life sixities siren.Dress – ASOS, Glasses – c/o Glasses Direct, Shoes – c/o Peacocks, Elvis Vinyl – My Momma
Photography – Zoe GriffinThis was my first time-travel experience (go with me on this) and one I loved doing. Along with my partner in crime Zoe, we had a great time creating these images. I spent so much time researching the 60’s and actually ended up learning quite a lot. There’s a famous quote be Charlie Fleischer – “If you remember the ’60s, you really weren’t there” It was a decade of rapid change, blink and you missed it but it was also one of liberty and individuality were people fought for the things we take for granted today. It started off in a time that was bleak and restricted but ended with a population full of hope and optimism for a better future.
I hope you enjoyed this post and the first of my new ‘Decades’ series. There are so many amazing time periods in history, both for fashion and word affairs and I can’t wait to get started on the next. Whre will the tardis take me next…