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The Ambassador of Go-Go Boots

Somehow one of the great style icons of the sixties, miss Nancy Sinatra, seems to be forgotten on all the fashion blogs of the internet. I don’t know why, she has had a major influance on sixties fashion. In 1966 she had a number one hit record with the song everybody knows: “These boots are made for walking”.  The song helped popularize go-go boots (the calf-, knee- or above knee-high boots with a low or flat heel and a very simple shape, fastened with a zipper). I also think it is one of the most covered songs ever: I’ve seen versions by Megadeth, Lil’Kim and Bromheads Jacket for example.

Not only did Nancy introduce the go-go boots, but she also was a style icon because of her short short dresses, big blond hair and the most amazing eyeliner I’ve ever seen.

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Oh, and her dad is pretty cool as well……

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Looking ridiculously good on the record sleeves she’s made.

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And because some girls have all the luck, she made some movies as well. For example with Elvis…….

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And if that’s not enough, she had Lee Hazelwood writing songs for her, and they recorded the best duet in history: “Some Velvet Morning”. Primal Scream did a cover version together with Kate Moss, but I prefer the original.

See also www.movinwithnancy.fsnet.co.uk

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Sixties Pin-Up Art by Robert McGinnis

I bet you’ve never heard of Robert McGinnis before, but I’m sure you know his work. He’s an American illustrator. His work can be seen on paperback book covers, but he’s also done movie poster, like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Barbarella and James Bond.

Every time I see his drawings I know I was born in the wrong decade. The women in his work are always incredible pretty, stylish, cool, classy and mysterious……(ok, and little bit trashy).

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Kate Moss New York Magazine Cover

The last couple of days there has been a lot of controversy about Kate Moss. On some internet fashion forums people say the rudest things about her. Why? Has she been sniffing some white powder recently? Has she molested her child? Has she dumped Jamie and been snogging with Alison Mosshart instead? Nope (well, at least not that I know off ).

The horrible thing she’s done:  posing “raw” on the cover of New York Magazine. Apparently she looks too mumsy, too real, too old, too fat, etc…….. (???). Personally, I like to see some “real” photography. We’re so used to photoshopped images of models and celebs that unnatural perfection seems to have become the standard.  To me she seems gorgeous as ever.

 Anyway, check out the next photo’s from New York Magazine, shot by Bert Stern. The clothes are from her spring 2009 Topshop collection.

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Courtney Love in Elle magazine

I was happily surprised to see one of my first female style icons on the cover of the januari 2009 issue of Elle UK. And damn yes, she looks great. 

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It brought back memories of me stealing her style in the early nineties. Ripped up vintage dresses,  little plastic hairclips, white tights, mary janes, smeared make-up, etc. It may not seem such a big deal now, but at the time you had to look like a boy to be taken seriously in the indie scene. So when Courtney Love (at the time the singer/guitarist in Hole) and Kat Bjelland (singer/guitarist of Babes in Toyland) introduced the “kinder-whore” look, it was revolutionary.  So, here are some pics of early Courtney.

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