Friday, 8 November 2013

Last-Week Links: 8 November 2013

Another week has flashed by. What have I been up to this week? Well, I've been lusting after Charlotte Taylor's wonderful circus-inspired fashions for starters, found via Calivintage.

And though it's menswear, I'm rather taken with the jolly boozy skeletons of the Goodhood x Soulland collaboration, especially on this shirt.

Here's a trailer for the first Yves Saint Laurent biopic - the 'official' one (via Black Book Mag). I'm still looking forward to the unofficial version, with Léa Seydoux as Loulou de la Falaise.

Carine Roitfeld is out and about promoting her own film at the moment - here's her advice on attaining chic, including dressing true to your own character and developing your own sense of style. Something I'm sure the Fabulous Fashionistas, who were in full force, at the Mirror Mirror conference would agree with.

Moving to the older to the younger but echoing similar concerns, there's an interesting interview with stylist Katy England in the Guardian in relation to new film she's made, tinged with nostalgia for the relative freedom she enjoyed dressing as a teenager: She says, "fashion has become more homogenised. I hate the idea that 14-year-old girls are made to feel like they have to have their hair a certain way, to have a certain body. It's like there is only one ideal way to look now. It's really harsh."

Teenage dressing of a similar era is captured in George Plemper's photography, as featured on the Bank Holiday blog. They're images of London students taken between 1976 and 1984. How ridiculously stylish do this pair look? Also worth a read is the story of Ungdomhuset in Copenhagen, as featured on the Teenage blog.

These mugshots of Australian criminals circulate around the internet quite frequently but are never less fascinating to look at. What are their stories? What became of these women? This image comes via Vixen Vintage.

Finally, it's worth reading the account of Barbara Alston of The Crystals on the demands of recording with Phil Spector (found via Please Kill Me).

Have a good weekend, whatever it involves. It's friends birthdays for me, and hopefully a long overdue trip to the seaside too. See you next week.

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