My friend Maureen is arriving from Dorset today. She and I went to art college together in the early sixties and shared a flat in Kensington, London in 1964. Maureen was my bridesmaid at my first wedding in London.
This photograph was taken of us in front of the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington, in 1964. Oh what a different and exciting time it was.
1964 was the year that the Biba boutique first opened its doors on Abingdon Road, Kensington….which means that this year is Biba’s 50th anniversary. It all seems like yesterday to me…
To commemorate this, here are some images from that time.
It was a time of radical change.
The fifties had been all about women looking a certain way. I can remember my Mother wearing different length dresses for different occasions – even white gloves….hats, etc. Hair styles were much more set.
It was Vidal Sassoon who brought a looser more contemporary look to women’s hair.
What’s fascinating to me is that those styles from the early sixties are still very much in evidence today.
It’s interesting to remember that in 1964, there were no mobile phones, computers, iPods, seat belts in cars, etc. etc.….as I say, it was a very different world.
Maureen and I will have much to talk about and I am sure will re visit some old haunts.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend….
and of course, here is Magical Hummingbird.