Wednesday, May 18, 2011

That '70s Post

You may wonder at the title considering the content of the rest of my blog so let me explain. A few weeks ago, now, I went to my friend's 1970s party - I was both excited and a little disappointed as I've had a powder blue safari suit for years, just waiting for the opportunity to wear it, but now it's, ahem, a bit snug. So, I decided I would go as a glam rocker...at least, I tried. I think it might be a little bit of a mix but my aim was to look like I could have been an extra in Velvet Goldmine (in one of the street scenes when fans are running about or being interviewed) and I think I succeeded...


I would like to note that not one thing I am wearing is actually from the '70s! Hairclip - gift; ribbon as choker - ?; t-shirt - Big W (with cherries stitched on); shorts - Dangerfield; tights - Target; shoes - Rubi Shoes.

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I finally got around to watching The Runaways (which I loved) a few days before the party and it gave me a bit of inspiration for make-up and made me wish I could do my hair like Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie (but, well, I'm not getting a feather cut just for a party!)

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I did the best with my hair, though, and flicked it out a little with my straightener.


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I thought it would be fun to make a 'collage' of a few other things that I love about the '70s, because it's not something that I talk about much on here! When I started making this, though, I realised it would be impossible to put everything I love from the '70s on here even if I just looked at '70s pop culture and disregarded all the art I love and everything else. Eep.

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Sources: mainly google image search.

I may mostly wear '40s/'50s but I just kind of love the 20th century in general and it was actually really nice to take a break, as it were, from my regular look. Still, I can say I don't miss wearing that much eyeliner on a day-to-day basis the way I used to. Gosh. Oh, and seeing as I mentioned The Runaways earlier on, here's one of my favourite songs of theirs...

Don't Go Away by The Runaways

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

P.S. I'd like to apologise for the differing sizes of the pictures - I'm recovering from a cold (woe!) and am rather too lazy to change them...

17 comments:

  1. omg i loved the runaways film!
    and i loooooooooove your outfit, so friggen cute!

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  2. Love it. 70s are a-ok with me! I've got a huge soft spot for 70s southern rock at the moment, tem tex shirts and cowboy boots, yup yup!

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  3. Lookin' good lady! Time to crank some Heart - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpkitLUbeEg xx

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  4. You look adorable as a '70s girl!
    It's funny, there are many thing I adore aesthetically about the '60s and '70s, but the 30s-50s are much more flattering to my figure ;-)

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  5. there are so many great things about the 70's!Yes polyester is bad but there was more,hehe.

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  6. you ROCKED the look, gal! There's no two ways about it, the 70s were an "in your face" kind of decade, non? I didn't mind the movie, Runaways, but the real Joan Jett is amazing.

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  7. What a flawless change!! Love the outfit and the hair :)

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  8. This is really cute...! A short while ago I wrote a post about being slightly out of decade. Here, you are really way out, but very, very convincing—and cute...!

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  9. how funn!! You look great & hair and makeup are spot-on!
    * : D
    In the late great 70's we loved our chunky platform shoes, bellbottom hiphuggers, tops with bell sleeves (for hippies) or concert tees, short-shorts with piping and jogging shorts, tube socks, anything with rainbows on it wasn't too gay yet! *hahaha! & no walkmans yet...that's why people carried their boomboxes around...

    & oh yeah...don't forget ROLLERSKATES!!!!!!

    * = D

    in 1977 I was 12 - still too young for studio 54, and thought the 70s were the most boring time on the planet...now I have sincere nostalgia for that time...le sigh

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  10. You look cool! gotta love Bowie and Dolly x

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  11. Amazing! Love those shorts :) And you know how much I love some of the 70s :D

    I hope your cold is all ok :)

    I want to watch the Runaways!

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  12. I loooove that tartan jacket!

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  13. Man I love safari suits! But there are so few occasions to wear them...you look freakin amazing in Velvet Goldmine gear!

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  14. you are amazing! I love your attitude! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Keep up th good work!
    Ditte from DENMARK!!!!!! (fare fare away!!)

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  15. I love the 70s- that jacket is amazing, as is your whole outfit.

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  16. Good for you for stirring it up a little - gotta keep people on their toes! You look fabbylous, and you have a gorgeous figure, you lucky girl! x

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