Thursday, 13 December 2012
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Friday, 7 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Here are a few of my favourite pieces from the upcoming Kerry Taylor auction on Dec.4th. This one is packed with Jean Muir!
I remember seeing the same fabulous Miss Mouse jacket over at Vintage-a-Peel a year or two ago. I'm even more tempted the second time around!
Monday, 3 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Saturday, 1 December 2012
The launch of a new Jeff Banks collection
"We opened at No.11, Blackheath Village. Blackheath then was Hampstead of South London - people like Terence Stamp, Jean Shrimpton, the actress Glenda Jackson, art directors, and photographers lived around there. It didn't matter where you were, people would travel to find you. On the first day we sold out of everything, bar one coat. There were thousands of people outside, the mounted police were trying to control the crowds. Anne Wright and Jenny Quick were our PRs and they got the Beatles and Jean Shrimpton to the opening.
The shop was tiny and the interior was French bistro meets English country house salon. Bare brick, white-painted walls, wooden floor, iron chandeliers: a really eclectic mix. Clothes were hung in French armoires, and sweaters were folded up in piles on round wooden tables. Clobber was the forerunner of Biba; we had hat stands and jardinieres."
- from Marnie Fogg's Boutique
Friday, 30 November 2012
"The first shop we opened was as a showcase for our manufacturing business. It was originally an old-fashioned grocery shop, Cullen's grocery store, and we changed it very little. We opened next to Biba on Kensington Church Street in 1969. We chose the name 'Bus Stop' because it was so identifiably British; and red because it was the colour of telephone kiosks, pillar boxes, and London buses."
- Lee Bender
scanned from Marnie Fogg's Boutique
available at Featherstone Vintage
Thursday, 29 November 2012
We took a few photos in our new favourite Montreal bar. It currently doesn't have a name but is located at 5295 ave du Parc. The interior is stunning and fits perfectly with this deco era gown.
Early 1930's Red Velvet Gown and a Robert Larin Necklace
Model: Pier-Helene Rioux
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Georgina Linhart Dress, 1969
Scanned From Marnie Fogg's Boutique
Scanned From Marnie Fogg's Boutique
This is one of my favourite shots that was included in the book ¨Boutique¨ by Marnie Fogg. I spotted this exact dress on Paisley Babylon a couple of years ago. I`ve been kicking myself for not buying it ever since!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Oui Magazine - February 1973
OUI: Did you ever have pimples?
OUI: Who or what influenced your early albums?
Bolan: Very little, musically; lyrically, just about everyone. I used to read a lot.
OUI: Do you do any reading these days?
Bolan: Well, I buy things and glance at them, but I don't really read. I've been watching a lot of television these days.
OUI: Do you think reading is outdated?
Bolan: No, not at all. It's just that I don't have time to do much of it, that's all. It's not quick enough for me now.
OUI: It hurts your eyes, too.
Bolan: Yes; it depends on how spaced you are.
OUI: Do you consider yourself a sex symbol?
Bolan: Do you consider me a sex symbol?
OUI: Well, I'm not really sexually attracted to you, but a lot of other people out there are.
Bolan: I don't know about America, but in England, I think I'm considered a sex symbol. They're selling pillow cases now that have pictures of me on them, so that you put your head next to me when you sleep.
OUI: Does it effect you at all that at any given moment there are, say, 10,000 people thinking about you?
Bolan: I find it quite nice; yeah, it's sort of nice actually.
OUI: Are you still interested in magic?
Bolan: Yeah, how can you not be?
OUI: Do you think that if Aleister Crowley had been born in 1945 instead of 1875, he would of gotten involved in rock and roll?
Bolan: Yes. Well, I don't know about rock and roll, but he certainly would've gotten involved in pop media. He always worked along media-orientated lines.
OUI: What kind of audience are you most interested in?
Bolan: I want everyone. I'd rather have young kids than people who are firmly entrenched in their ways, though. In England, I think we have an audience that goes from about 12 to 40 years of age. You know, I don't want to be a Donny Osmond. I've been offered that by a lot of people. I was offered a lot of shit by some people, like to become the next David Cassidy, but I'm not ready for it; I don't want that sort of thing. In England I've got respect of the majority of the people. That's the only reason why I wanted to be like I am in England; I was bored by being ignored by the media. I have no idea whether there's going to be any world left in 10 years. I don't see any security in what I'm doing; how can you with all these people dying all around you? I'm just passing time.
OUI: Do you take a lot of drugs?
OUI: Do you think it's your job to teach all your young female admirers about women's rights?
Bolan: Not at all. It's not my job to do nothing but wave my cock in front of them. Give them what they want. I've always felt everyone to be the same; I've never felt that chicks were inferior to guys in any way.
OUI: Have you ever considered just giving your number to all of those 12-year-old chicks who want to fuck, and lining them up and doing them one by one?
Bolan: No. I could do that - I know lots of people who do that all the time. I think if I were into that sort of thing that I'd just rather go out and get a hooker. I'd rather fuck 18-year-olds anyway.
OUI: There seem to be a lot of idolatrous references to cars, metal, and cold, technological objects in your songs. Do you think that modern technology is better than all the return-to-nature shit?
Bolan: It's contrived. You see, I live mostly inside my own head. I find it very hard to talk to people. I'm all right once I get into it, but it's not natural for me. About four years ago, I decided that I would either stop playing or learn to relate to materialism. I had to start relating to the material world. At this point, I'm just trying to relate to people in certain terms, 'cause people don't always understand Celtic gods or flying saucers.
OUI: What's your favourite drink?
Bolan: Dom Perignon champagne. I don't really drink as much as I used to, though.
OUI: How old were you the first time you got laid?
Bolan: Believe it or not, I was nine years old when I first got laid.
OUI: What's your favourite food?
Bolan: Well, I'm a vegetarian I haven't eaten meat in seven years. If I liked meat, I'd eat it; I just don't like it. There's something about the idea of filling my body with dead animal flesh. It's not good for your mind either. Quiche Lorraine's my favourite dish.
OUI: Do you listen to your own music very much?
Bolan: Stuff that's already released? Maybe once a year I sit down and listen to all of it.
OUI: Do you sleep in the nude?