Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the rah-rah look


The late 1960's and early 1970's were the golden age of perfect mary jane shoes, weird color combos, knee socks, mini skirts, and adults dressing like children. In a word: amazing. From the awesomely cartoonish hair to the abbreviated hemlines, I've always been fond of the styles and the way everything was so neatly presented with cute names like Prissy Missy and Les Girls. And you know I'm inspired by those goofy modeling poses too! I've already been on a major knee socks / mini skirt kick lately and these photos are making me want to take the look even further.










Photos from Retrospace

22 comments:

YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

I love this post, thank you for sharing these awesome scans!

xo!

-Izzy

:)

Gwyneth said...

Adore this post! There are lots of photos of my mother in some of those outfits, and I just want to dig them out and create an inspiration board! Thanks for posting xo

Katie-Louise Ford said...

Woaah, I would like every single suit in the picture third from the bottom <3 I also wish I had hair with which to sculpt a bow from! x Katie-Louise

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

this post totally reminds me of moms vintage sewing patterns.
all retro and such

xo kaitlin
kaitgirl

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

I just found your blog and absolutely love you and it! :) x

kristin said...

i love this post! so inspiring. except that ad definitely looks like it says "apple farts"....

Tayler said...

so cute. love this look. and you did such a good job on this post!!

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Valerie Enríquez said...

Wow, I've never seen so many people on one staircase since the Brady Bunch! Love the first photo with gloves and hats. No detail was forgotten!
x

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

such gorgeous inspiration! love the hat girls especially.
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

kelly christine said...

lovelovelove this post. i think we were born in the wrong decade ;]

kelly christine

Natali Puga said...

I enjoyed this a little too much.

Jenni said...

Oh my God, those Prissy Missy (!) suits are killer. The 60s are by far my favorite fashion decade.

Rebecca said...

What a gorgeous collection of photographs. I love the hairstyles near the end, so cute!
R xx

Alekat said...

Wow! I would wear all of these. wait, i sometimes do!

Fifties Darling said...

This is just the most adorable blog!

Emily Baker said...

i love taking different eras and mashing them all together. like a piece from the flapper era, mixed with something from WWII era.

But the 60s and 70s.

amazing times.

Christina said...

These bring me back to flipping through pattern catalogues with my mom when I was little! The last photo is the best. It makes me want to bust out all my poofy blouses that Sterling hates : )

hannah kristina metz said...

ohh so much good!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

I wish I had a time machine!

Tiffany said...

Wow! They're all wide-eyed girls with gorgeoussss clothes. Oh how I wish I lived in that era!

Teresa said...

One of my favourite looks!
Thanks for sharing these fabulous pictures.

Meg said...

obsessed