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Avid thrifter and vintage clothes wearer. Love 1960s and early 1970s styles. Partial to Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian, Renaissance and Medieval art. Former art historian. Current packrat. On a continual quest for good-looking, comfortable vegan shoes. Bhangra dancer since 2002. Fascinated by all things Indian. Vegan and animal advocate. 

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Saturday
Nov172012

Bit of this and that

One of my favorite tumblr blogs is Just Seventeen, which is simply scanned images from vintage Seventeen magazines.

I swear I had never seen this image before.

from Septmenber, 1969, issue of Seventeen magazineWhen I painted these.

B. P. Mary Janes, thrifted from Goodwill, Cambridge, $7.00. Painted by me. I’m very much behind on posting what I’ve been up to. So, here’s a bit of catching up.

Last Saturday, A. and I viewed the Lord Mayor’s Show, a parade that has been taken place annually for the last 800 years. It was pretty much on the doorstep of A.’s new flat.

The giant wicker figures of Gog and Magog, the traditional protectors of the City of London, are pulled through the street. These figures were made in 2006 to replicate the original medieval wicker figures that were part of the procession.

Much of the parade is made up of the livery companies (trade associations), volunteer divisions of the armed service, cultural and charitable organizations with a few businesses.

There were 125 horses in the parade (and participants were marching through lots of manure). Fortunately, many of the horses had handlers walking alongside them, calming (and kissing) them during the inevitable pauses along the route.

Pearly King and Queen.The Pearlies are a charitable organization originating in the working classes of London. Here are photos of Pearlies in their button-adorned finery. No, I do not plan on covering my clothes in buttons. (Maybe a bag, though...)

Today, A. and I went to a vintage fashion show and market at Spitalfields Market. While I enjoyed the fashion show and the swing dancing performances, all of the clothes and accessories for sale were well beyond my budget.

1930s, 1970s and 1960s on stage. Beret, I’ve owned since the 1970s. Antique glass bead/pendant necklace I’ve owned for decades. Thrifted long-sleeved purple t-shirt. 1970s Wallis jacket, market in Spitalfields, London, £20. 1990s Jean-Paul Gaultier trousers purchased new, Filene’s Basement, Boston. B. P. Mary Janes, thrifted from Goodwill, Cambridge, $7.00 and painted by me.

The balcony of A.'s flat is looking a bit desolate as he hasn't had time to do any flower boxes. But at least there's an outdoor space to take photos (unlike at my flat).

Reader Comments (4)

I love your star shoes, & aren't the 1969 ones fabulous? Sorry you didn't get on the Gren Shoes course. Hope they have a space next time you are in England.
I don't think I'll go as far as the Pearly King & Queen but I am adding a lot of buttons to my new coat makeover. I love buttons, I find it hard to pass by market stalls without rooting around for some new (to me) buttons.

November 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

I'd rather like one of those pearly queen's jackets but a bag would be a more wearable (and less heavy) alternative. What a fab outfit and brilliant pair of shoes. Love that funky jacket. x

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVix

Horse kissing while ahem. Hmmm, now there's an idea. Love your ensemble, orange and purple.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpao

Pearlies!! Even in the troes of my weird button phobia, which I am over nowadays, I loved the Pearlies! So simple, but so fabularse!
Iused to love Just Seventeen in the 80's, I didn't realise it went back so far....funny how've totally picked up the 60's vibe when you painted your shoes, wothout even realisiing it!
I'd love to have gone to that vintage fashion show, especially if I could have mauled the lovely coat top left!
XXX

November 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelga

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