my secret crush: the 70’s

While i adore the 1950’s and 60’s and love everything about the eras- the clothes, the cars, the music, the elegance- I have always had a secret crush on the 1970’s. When I was about 10, I was madly in love with everything 70’s- I wanted a “hippie” van, I wore bell bottom pants and an old hippie shirt my aunt wore when she was a kid, and my hair was so very long and straight. I loved the Beatles ( and still do), wore platform shoes, and had put up decorative daisies all over my bedroom wall. Of course, I grew out of it, and eventually came to love the classic look of the 50’s and early 60’s. But, there has always been a special part of me reserved for the 70’s.

When I was in Vegas, oh about a year ago, I stopped into one of many vintage shops. While flipping through a rack of vintage clothing, I came across a gorgeous floral maxi dress, clearly from the 70s. I slipped it on and knew it had to be mine.

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This piece has a high slip up the right side trimmed in black lace and bell sleeves, which hang beautifully. It is not something I typically wear, as I usually dress rockabilly, pinup, or 50’s inspired, but I feel gorgeous when I have it on. I have been waiting for somewhere special to wear it, but have yet had the right occasion. I knew I wanted it to be photographed and so when I was doing my latest shoot with Hello June Photography, I brought it along.

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_DSC1156-EditI have only just started building a vintage wardrobe, as it is just a smidgen hard to find vintage in my size, especially pieces from the 60s and earlier. Like I said, I have a soft spot for the 70’s and am so in love with this dress, even though its not my typical silhouette or color ( black). I have been lucky enough, just recently, to find a few dresses from the 50s and 60s, which I promise to share with you.

In the meantime, check out Hello June Photography. If you are in the Edmonton area, book her for a shoot- she is fantastic! And don’t be prejudice against different eras- they all have great things about them, if you really just look and leave your judgment at the door. I know some people who just hate the 70’s and will bypass something simply because its from the 70s- tsk, tsk. Peace and Love, right?

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