Wednesday, 4 April 2012


I dedicate this post to the sophisticated 1960's. I love the 60's, everything was so neat and clean and pastel coloured. I really wish I had been around in the 60's but I was only late by 36 years...

Some of the things I love about the 60's

The style
Sophisticated, feminine and pristine, I love everything about it, how can you not love it? Oh, to live in a world where people still dressed like this. Don't get me wrong, I love style from all ages, but I do get the feeling that fashion has lost its cleanliness over the years. And that's not necessarily a bad thing because I'm also in favour of the dirty, grungey look but every now and then, wouldn't you love to see a group of mods hanging around on the streets?

The music
It's just so happy and bouncy - whenever I'm feeling down and losing faith in humanity (which is usually when I'm on my way back from school and someone's asked me who Brian Wilson is) I can take comfort in the fact that I can merrily skip home whilst listening to The Beatles. I swear, skipping is by far the best means of transport. These are some songs from some of my favourite bands to come out of the 60's, in descending order of the pictures above:
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
On the Rebound - Floyd Cramer
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley 
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Moi Je Joue - Brigitte Bardot
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
Type them into YouTube or whatever you kids listen to music on these days, and you'll instantly be in a good mood. With the exception of Behind Blue Eyes by The Who, because that's quite a sad song, but I had to put it in there because it's such a mellow song and you need a balance of happy and sad or else the whole world would be like the creepy people in the parallel universe in Coraline. 

The hair and the makeup
Again, so neat and pristine. I respect anyone who can make a beehive with their hair and keep it in, my hair is way too thin to hold a beehive - I think I'd need a whole can of hairspray to keep it solid. This eye picture is a still from Tom Ford's 'A Single Man' which is one of the most beautiful films I have ever witnessed. I tried asking my friends in English if they had seen it because I needed to share my awe with someone, but the only person who actually replied to my question was my English teacher. I'm not sure what that says about my taste in films, but I don't care I am in love with that film. It's one of those films that when you watch it, you're going OH MY HAVE YOU SEEN HIS GLASSES I DON'T SEE HOW THIS FILM COULD BE ANY BETTER. Anyway, I am going off topic. Hair and make up. Yeah I wish I could have my eyeliner like Julianne Moore's everyday, it makes your eyes look MASSIVE and glamorous. The 60's completely nailed the perfect eyeliner, which makes it even more sad that nowadays you hardly see it around, apart from the winged eyeliner. I'm happy about the fact that you see people who have barely looked into the 60's wearing winged eyeliner, I'm not going to be one of those people that's like 'YOU don't love the 60's as much as IIII DO so you don't DESERVE that eyeliner' because I think it's nice that whether they know it or not, they're representing an inspirational and significant era for fashion through their eyeliner. It just shows that the good times shall never be forgotten. 

The vehicles
I don't even know how to describe them, I just love the way they look. The way that they're like the olden days' idea of being modern and futuristic, so there's a lot of smooth metal shells and things, if you know what I mean. I don't think I do. I'm tired. 

HAIR the Musical
I saw this once with my friend, it's not in England anymore but oh my lordy I have never been more inspired to become a hippy. The whole cast got completely naked for a song, which was awkward, but once they had put their clothes back on I could really enjoy the show without looking like a pervert. At the end, my friend and I got up and danced on the stage with the cast during the finale. The whole audience was invited but it turns out we were part of the very few willing people in the audience. Still, it was so much fun and is another reason to love the 60's. 

Well, I have no followers so this post was purely for my own amusement but if you have read it, congratulations, I have respect for you. 


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