Ladies, if you've been following Rachel The Hat for wee while, you will know my love for Vintage and Retro. My favourite era has always been the 1960s. I fear i was born too late.
It’s thanks to the sixties icons such as Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy that the catwalks for this autumn/winter are being filled with 1960's vintage inspired clothes.
From short skirts to pant suits and tailored uniforms to tweed. Of course the shift dress is making appearances all over the place with geometric and floral prints to the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress.
Twiggy appeared on the scene at just 15 years old and bought the coal eyeliner and long eyelashes look with her. She is most well known for her extreme mod look which includes the sleeveless shift dress with collars and neck ties, military style suits and dresses as well as the male tuxedo for women.
|Picture submitted by circusbambam99 on fanpop|
Audrey Hepburn’s role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s made her a sixties style icon. The high fashion clothes and sophisticated style of her character is the look people relate to when thinking of the actress. It is said that the little black dress in the film is that most famous and iconic dress of the twentieth century.
|photo by Heather Feemster|
The Chanel suit was a staple item in every high fashion women’s wardrobe, but it was Jacqueline Kennedy that bought colour to it. The pink double breasted Chanel suit became the most iconic item of the 1960’s and an emblem for her husband’s assassination.
|Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Wearing a Pink Chanel Suit - U.S.Government 1963|
Its thanks to wonderful sites like Asos Market Place , that these styles live on and people like you and I can still buy these one of a kind historical pieces.
When i buy a vintage piece, i just love dreaming up the history of where it has been, who wore it and wonder what it saw. If only dresses could talk! Just imagine the wonderful stories...
Here's a few of my finds that i would love to add to my collection:
I could literally be here all day showing you my Favourites. There are hundreds of beautiful pieces, dresses, classic vintage bags, blouses. Its a whole emporium of vintage goodness.
Where do you buy your vintage? I have to say i was surprised at how well priced many of the items are, which makes adding to my vintage collecting even easier (just don't tell my Husband ;-)...!)
So my Dears, that wraps up my 60's love, from me to you.
Do you have a favourite era?
Ps: I was compensated for writing this, but you know me, i LOVE vintage and am on board with any one else who digs it too!Now lets all sit and chat about the good old days, yes?