One of my myriad interests is ladies’ fashion from the first seven decades of the last century. One of my favourite fashion houses of the Sixties and Seventies is Biba. Here’s one of their regular models, Ingrid Boulting, wearing a dress typical of Biba’s late Sixties style.
Funny you should mention Biba, i have posted a few pics of Dee Dee and Flick at Biba before in the Beat Girls section since Dee Dee worked there in early 1966 before joining the Beat Girls, and earlier i found these colour photos that looks like Dee Dee in the pink top and the date is 21-3-1966
I thought I'd break down our list into nationalities. Obviously there is a cultural bias to the UK, and to an extent the USA too, but there is still a wide range of countries represented. Names in order that they appeared within national categories.
Grace Lee Whitney
First saw her in chorus of Black Nativity 1963, with Blue Mink later, a musical in Bristol and duet with Annie Ross in London. Got an e-mail from her a few years ago, only e-mail from Dee Dee ranks higher.
Thank you for sharing the above photos of (it's got to be) Dee Dee working at Biba, Mikey. I recently came across another of Biba staff wheeling a clothesrail along a road. One of said staff looks very much like Dee Dee. I'll upload it at some point.
I am very much looking forward to the girls of the 80s as well. I am doing night work so will have time to post up on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. I have a number of ideas which I hope are not too obvious. One of those I am considering has a Royal connection, but is not Sarah Ferguson- god bless her! And I will not be posting up Margaret Thatcher or Shirley Williams either!
Nor will I post Madonna or any very well known 80s pop stars, but a few not so remembered might make my list.
And I am thinking about going global too!
My preparatory work is well under way. After my time of interest really, and at first I considered there would be slim pickings, but not so. Looking forward to seeing some long forgotten faces from the 80s.
Sorry Hanway, i did didnt realised there was demand to start a bit earlier. You reminded me of my clubbing days where my mates used to joke we were always "first in the queue" and would arrive to an empty venue
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