Saturday, 15 November 2014

Shorts Shorts

I'm a big fan of Iggy Pop's radio show on 6 music and a few weeks ago he had a show themed around Fashion where he played Shorts Shorts by The Royal Teens. I was recently in Cyprus and everytime I wore my handmade denim shorts that song came into my head.

I used McCalls' 5263 (a 1950s pattern) to make the shorts, the same pattern that I used to make my red slacks and I picked up the denim chambray from a fabric shop in Walthamstow.

They are so comfy to wear and looked great down by the pool in my bikini. I find a high waist super flattering too.


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Friday, 3 October 2014

Hairstyles of the 1960s: The Bob

I love a good bob and there were some excellent examples of bobbed hair in the 1960s. Some of my favourite 60s models, actresses and singers all sported the style. The bob has been around since the beginning of the 20th Century and many women have turned to the hairstyle when looking for a dramatic change in appearance or to signify a change in themselves.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Style Inspiration: Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour is  a French film from 1967 starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel and Michel Piccoli. It is based on the 1928 novel by Joseph Kessel and is about a young woman who is compelled to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute while her husband is at work. The clothes worn by Catherine Deneuve's character are so stylish, here are a few of my favourites: