Welcome back to my time-machine everyone! Today we are heading back in time to a decade full of disco divas and studio 54. Music was certainly a centre point of the era, with the true greats taking centre stage. From Bowie to the Bee Gees, Abba to Queen the music from this generation took the world by storm and still reigns supreme. The 70’s boughts many changes be it in fashion, music or politics, it was the decade in which the fight for equality and woman’s rights took hold of main-stream media and were second wave feminists continued the work of those before them leading the quest for equal pay and equal oppurtunity. For me, when I think of the 70’s I think of the iconic film and stage show – Saturday Night Fever! I must admit… I’ve never actually seen the film in full but growing up it was my brother Paul’s favourite soundtrack. I remember him and my mum travelling down to London one weekend to go and see the show on the westend and from that moment onwards, a good year of my pre-school routine included a disco dance-off. The music is exciting, the dancing mind blowing and the fashion… ICONIC!
Once again this post is a creation made hand in hand with my photographer Zoe, I know I mention her a lot in my posts but I honestly could not do any of this without her. She just gets me and my crazy ideas and somehow together, we manage to bring them to life. For this shoot we headed back to Peckham to the bar Near & Far. I had seen it when we had visited before and clocked the glitter ball straight away. As soon as I started getting everything organised for the 70’s shoot I knew a glitter ball was a must have so this seemed like the perfect destination. The bar staff were amazing so a big shout out to them! The funiture is all vintage with the records and DJ platform taking centre stage. I worked every inch of that bar and posed the afternoon away. Outfit wise, I had actually ordered a jumpsuit online which when it turned up, although a size 12 seemed tiny. Indeed, upon trying it on I literally couldn’t get it past my thinghs and so panic stricken, I headed out to my local highstreet the morning of the shoot and lets just say the fashion gods must’ve been shining down on me because this amazing co-ord/matching set was in the window of H&M and I was obsessed! I ran in, grabbed my size and went on my merry way. The headband was from Monki and added that much needed hippie vibe, perfectly complimenting the background colours or the venue. As soon as we got to the location and I got changed, I was fully committed and in character. Something about the outfit just transported me to the 70’s and striking the infamous Saturday Night Fever disco pose – I knew the photoshoot was going to be a success! We shot the outfit for around 30 minutes and had the best time! The staff let me behind the DJ stand and spun the glitter ball for me as well as playing some amazing music. I mentioned in my last ‘Decades‘ post that these are my favourite shoots to do because not only are they fun but they are so creative and if you could see Zoe and I during the sessions, we are jumping up and down with excitement! It really means a lot when you guys comment and send me messages about the images on here and over on Instagram. I have changed my content style up this year and I’m so much happier and knowing that it isn’t going unnoticed by my followers means the world! Top – H&M, Trousers – H&M, Headband – Monki via ASOS, Shoes – & Other Stories,
Photography – Zoe Griffin Something I don’t often talk about is the makeup I wear for my shoots but for this one I did something a bit different so wanted to share a bit of the process with you. I went with a fairly bold orange lid and a little dot of eyeliner – which a lot of you were loving when I shared the look over on Instagram! Both the eyeshadow and eyeliner are by Pixi Beauty, a brand I absolutely adore and use both their makeup and skincare daily. Hair wise I just tonged my hair with a Lee Stafford curling wand. Also for this shoot I decided to incorporate some of my dance training (haha) and added some movement… that backbend was painful! I danced around and played with different shapes and angles and Zoe caught some amazing action shots of me loving life and twirling around the glitter ball.
“Follow The call of the Disco ball”
So there we have it, another journey to the past and another of my favourte era’s. I really do hope you’re enjoying this series. Remember you can always find me over on Instagram – @littlemisswinney to keep uptodate with my daily goings on. I love hearing from you, be it feedback or content requests. I’m starting to think of what my next series will be so suggestions are more than welcome, what should I recreate next? You can find all of my recreation posts on Instagram by searching #KateRecreates. Thank you once again for stopping by and showing your support. Please do leave a comment below telling me which Decade I should do next! Hope you have the best weekend and I shall see you again soon.