Wednesday, July 31, 2013

She's Walking in the Sunshine Town Feeling Very Cool

As boring as it may sound, one of my favourite things to do when I've nothing to do is to get all dressed up in my dolly gear and just walk through the city. I like to imagine that as I wander through the streets and shops that I am almost half a century back in time and that I'm as fabulous as all those dolly birds way back when. It brings me to some sort of peace. I especially feel fab when I wear my big coats over a mini dress with a length shorter than that of the coat. Here I am wearing my favourite - a big green carpet coat with lace fringing the collar. Oh, how much I'd love to do this in Carnaby Street and King's Road one day. I am currently reading Pattie Boyd's autobiography "Wonderful Today" (finally got it! A gift from my mother!) and her descriptions of the swinging streets of London in those days just made me pine over the time and place all over again. 



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Title: "Apples and Oranges" - Pink Floyd

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  1. Good day sunshine, dear Lucy! There's nothing wrong with using your imagination and pretending you're strolling the streets of the London fashion district of the mid 60s. I want you to realize, however, that you are every bit as fabulous as those famous dolly birds. If I may borrow the title and lyrics of a Marvin Gaye recording, "you're what's happening in the world today." You and other young vintagers are taking up the mantle, preserving a way of life and setting an example for others to follow. Please understand how powerful you really are, Lucy. I realize you're shy but you definitely have the qualities of a leader. I feel it thousands of miles away.

    I hope you're in the midst of a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend, as my Tuesday draws to a close.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say, thank you very much! I truly do appreciate your kindness and it brings me so much joy to think that there are people in the world that see me in such a way. Really, thank you. Enjoy the rest of your week Shady!

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  2. No that doesn't sound boring at all! I bet you turn lots of heads with the way you have the fabulous 60s dolly look to the T

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    1. I'm so glad that you think so! Thank you!

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  3. somehow I can totally relate...which if you knew me would seem pretty funny! as we say in the states, "you go, girl!" :)

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  4. You've got to show me the front of that coat! You look like a gorgeous dolly from behind. Xx

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    1. Oh I do hope to sometime soon. It reminds me of something George Harrison would have worn for some reason. And thank you!

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  5. Sounds like a dreamy way to spend part of a day.

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    1. I'm glad that you think so, I feel that it is.

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  6. Oh I so do it haha I put my headphone on and walk around listening to tracks from the 60s without looking at the other people and just walk walk and walk! I'm lucky enough to be able to do it at Carnaby and King's Road but I honestly do it everywhere! I hope you're enjoying Pattie's book, I loved it! xxx

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    1. Good to know others do it! I'm not as unusual as I thought! And yes, I am enjoying Pattie's book so far - been waiting to read it for years! xxx

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  7. I seriously do that too! every time i go to get my hair done in the city, i get all dolled up and walk around with my 60s playlist on my ipod. Add record or vintage shopping into that and you could totally close your eyes and think is 1965!
    Patties description is so good. I book marked that section!

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    1. Ah lovely! Yes, visiting the record or antique shop definitely just amplifies the feeling! I love how Pattie remarked about the Patchouli oil and afghan coats, ha! xx

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  8. I do this too, all the time! x

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    1. Fantastic! Knowing that so many others out there does this too is just wonderful! xx

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  9. I don't do this, but I totally should!

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