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Let’s do the time warp again…

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I seem to be stuck in a time warp with these last few papers. These are a bit flower-power, hippy-dippy Laura Ashley/Biba/Liberty-esque. I seem to remember having a blouse that looked like the inside paper in the 70’s when I had my first Saturday job in a ’boutique’ in Manchester. In fact I think that Liberty, the famous Regent Street store still sells fabrics like this. I just did a quick search and found this Liberty print blouse on sale at J Crew

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It just goes to show that ‘plus ça-change, plus c’est la même chose’ as they say in France.Or as we say – ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’. Let’s just hope that these fashions don’t put in another appearance.

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I’m not sure my nerves could stand it…

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11 responses to “Let’s do the time warp again…

  1. RennyBA November 24, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    I kind of liked the flower power style – or at least the flower – but it might have been the nostalgic feeling that hit me.

    Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

  2. Diane November 24, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    Please tell me you didn’t wear fashion like that, Renny! Not the hat!

  3. strugglingwriter November 25, 2007 at 3:28 am

    I wore a green leisure suit of my Dad’s to my office for halloween one year. I guess it looked like the one on the right, only with a matching polyester jacket and a bigger collar. It was a hit.

    I’ll never top that costume :)

  4. Edie November 25, 2007 at 7:11 am

    I don’t know what’s worse — the super gay knotted sash on the black shirt or the blinding yellow pants. I think I’m going to have to go with the yellow pants. Yikes.

  5. laketrees November 25, 2007 at 8:32 am

    you have been busy Diane….. :)
    haha flower power…..the liberty print looks terrific…..and those photos :D
    the brown and white has a wonderful graphic style……congratulations on your official entry into the world of sales…..I know you will be very very successful…..
    have a cosy Sunday….

  6. Diane November 25, 2007 at 10:50 am

    SW – I bet you won’t be posting a photo of that on your blog! All that polyester- the static electricity must have been – wait for it – shocking!

    Kim! You are back! I have been busy as you can see and hopefully will be busier still!
    Hope you are having fun whatever you are doing. I am looking forward to you resuming blogging :)

  7. Diane November 25, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Edie – I think the yellow one has it all. The hat. The unbuttoned shirt and the medallion, the Freddie Mercury moustache and yellow trousers – groovy, baby!

  8. Ed November 26, 2007 at 4:49 am

    Those little flowery shirts remind me of what my mother used to call Simon Dee shirts. He was a star on TV, and it was the only thing she could think of to get us to wear them. Even age 5 I knew a thing or two about bad taste, but my mum was bigger than me! I dont have many pictures of me smiling at that time of life.

  9. Diane November 26, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I used to love Simon Dee! I’d forgotten all about him so I just googled him and he is 72 now!
    I remember my dad having a flowery shirt but I have no memory of him ever wearing it – perhaps it was a gift!

  10. Jonathan Crouch November 26, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Ha – looks like these guys are auditioning for the role of Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch!! Luckily I was too young to worry about being dressed so hideously by my mother!!
    Jonathan.

  11. Diane November 26, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    You know how fashion comes around again – you could still find yourself having to dress like this!

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