Style Muse: Jeannie Hopkirk









Jean "Jeannie" Hopkirk is a fictional character from the 1969 British TV series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Portrayed by Annette Andre, Jeannie is the widow of Marty Hopkirk who is murdered during an investigation at the start of the series. She carries on working for her husbands business partner Jeff Randall in the capacity of secretary and drives around London in a cool little red Mini. 

This series recently came to my attention after spotting it on UK TV channel True Entertainment and after one episode I was hooked. I just love the costumes and some of the sets (Randall has some rather fab orange curtains and matching bedspread in his flat), the acting is somewhat questionable but I find it really funny and very of its time. The show only ran for one series but they made 22 episodes so there's plenty to catch up on!

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Up Close With Marilyn: Portraits by Milton H. Greene

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‘Up Close with Marilyn: Portraits by Milton H. Greene’ is a new exhibition at Proud Galleries of rare photographs of Marilyn Monroe, captured by celebrated photographer Milton H. Greene. Milton photographed the versatile characters Marilyn performed for the camera, shooting the actress in 50 different settings resulting in an archive of over 3000 images. Projecting intimate vulnerability whilst commanding the attention of her audience, Marilyn’s ability to construct and control her public image reinforced her position as one of Hollywood’s most admired and publicised 1950s movie stars. The large-scale photographic prints included in this collection exhibit Marilyn in overwhelming detail, encapsulating the glamour, charisma and unique charm that contributed to her stratospheric success and enduring legacy.

Style Inspiration: Good Girls Revolt



Good Girls Revolt is an American period drama on Amazon Prime. Set in 1969, and inspired by real events, the show follows Patti Robinson and her fellow female researchers as they decide to ask for equal treatment at the magazine that they work for. Their quest initiates an upheaval that impacts romantic relationships, careers and friendships, and propels Patti and her friends into unfamiliar territory that they never dreamed of. 

Mini and Me

(c) Billie Jay Photography

This picture of me and my beloved Mini City was taken by the lovely Billie Jay, who got in touch with me on instagram to ask if I would be a part of her latest project, exploring women in the 60s/70s mod and scooter scene. For the shoot I wore my Topshop suede jacket and handmade crimplene shift dress.

Billie shot on a combination of film, iPhone and polaroid and will be exhibiting her work later on this year. She's always looking for new ladies to photograph so if you want to take part then drop her a line! You can find out more at www.billiejayphotography.co.uk

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