Friday, July 22

Frock-Not Friday

I'm not showing you an outfit for Frock on Friday today...I'm just not up for it.

Because I have chronic numbface.

Which is chronic bitchface when half your face is numb for the day. Yes, blame it on the dentist and being a redhead.

So, umm, a bit wierd doing photos when half my face can't move. And it's not like I don't have some awesome new 50s furniture to restore (you'll see them when they're finished)....so I got some work done instead.



Tiger Morse


So instead of looking at me, some pretty pictures from a book I picked up a couple of weeks ago called 'The Women We Wanted to Look Like'.


Theda Bara

This is such a gorgeous book, written by Brigid Keenan and published in the UK in 1977.


Barbara Hulanicki


It details a huge number of stylish women and the clothes they wore, their personal style and why they stood out from the crowd.


One of Christian Diors favourite models, Renee Breton


The usual suspects are all here, but there are a number of little-known fashion innovators in here which makes it all the more interesting.


Model Helen Bennett

I like this pic of Helen Bennett so much it's currently the profile pic on our facebook page.


Hylette Adolphe

The above ad was risque at the time...and who'd say no to having a body like that? I certainly wouldn't!


Model Ann Gunning



This gorgeous lady was apparently considered one of the most beautiful models ever by Eileen Ford.






Honor Blackman in the Avengers, in leather.






I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit, and I'm sure my fellow 60s lovers will agree! 


This is singer Julie Driscoll- does anyone know/remember her?





This is the cover, and yes, the book will be for sale, but not until I've shown you a few more beautiful pictures from it.


Enjoy your weekend, whatever you may do.xx.

9 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

What a fab book, I lopve Thedda Bara and that amazing crochet set xx

Nelly said...

That looks like a great book K.I do hope your poor face feels better soon you poor love xxx

Vix said...

Poor you! Hope your face gets back to it's normal gorgeousness soon!
What a fabulous book. I've always wanted one of those Paco Rabanne chainmail dresses and I adore the chick in crochet.
Yes, Julie Driscoll, Wheels on Fire, theme to AbFab. xxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

wonderful Friday photos.....

La Dama said...

hope you feel better amor.
I did not do Frock Friday today either, I am just so tired today.
love Theda Bara foto andModel Helen Bennett is breathtaking.

Vintage Coconut said...

Lovely pics!
Oddly enough My Mom slightly resembles Barbara Hulanicki.
It's the first time I have ever seen her.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Fabulous photos, Kitty. Thanks for sharing. Love the crocheted 60s affair. Hope your face is back to lovely normality! Have a great weekend. xx

theoldboathouse said...

Hope your feeling better today. Love the pics but miss seeing you all Frocked up. Hope you have a good weekend cheers katherine

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I want to look like Helen Bennett!

My old boss in the 80's at EMI Records was in Brian Auger and the Trinity (and the original Fleetwood Mac) and Julie Driscoll was the lead singer. She's great xx