Thursday, 7 October 2010

It's a wrap!


Okay, of course I am going to come back with a detailed trend report for S/S 2011. For now, it's sufficient to  say that it's all about the seventies! And while I was born in the seventies, my first memories, my first visual  memories are "donc" very in tune with next summer's fashion:

- My mother in top-to-toe denim
- My mother wearing to-die-for wine red knee high boots with a wooden heel
- My mother's Halston inspired silver-gray floor length dress in satin, she wore at my uncle's wedding, being the    sister of the groom - I was four, but I vividly remember that dress.
- Rainbow coloured wellies all the girls at elementary school were wearing - except me, because my mom thought      they were plain - Plain??? Rainbow coloured wellies??? And all my girl friends were wearing them, and mine         were... red, just red! Speaking of plain! I still feel the frustration...
- Lauren Hutton
- Vogue
- Satin shiny pants on teenager girls around me in pink, purple, yellow, red, green
- Crochet pants - seriously, I was wearing those at kinder garden
- Red lipstick on glamourous mothers in fur coats - not mine, she thought of it as "vulgar"
- My grandmother's wine red lipstick she was never leaving her house without - even for some errands
- Bianca Jagger & Mick - my father was, and still is a huge, HUGE Rolling Stones fan
- Boney M - Do you remember Boney M????
- Disco
You get the picture (because i can seriously go on for days. Dayyyyyyyyyys!

So, all you girls born in the seventies, what are your first memories? Do we have some in common?


  1. Crochet Shawls are a big memory. Wide Lapels on shirts make from polyester and TIIIIIIGHT jeans

  2. Oh yes, wide lapels. On e v e r y t h i n g. And I forgot about The Jacksons Five and Diana Ross, The Charlie Angels. And what about crochet heads with a crochet flower?

  3. Emilie HP- Missinternenette7 October 2010 at 23:18

    Sorry Mlle Perle, for my english.
    I was a little girl in the 80's i have the same clothes than you (the rainbow wellies) and... a yellow Snoopy sweat shirt, a brown velvet pants (OMG!!!). But what i love in the 70's, is the Jaclyn Smith's look in "Charlie Angels"(I think Phoebe Philo has been inspired by her and Lauren Hutton,or Alexandra Stewart for these F/W collection), she was my favourite with Patty Smith.

    For the S/S 2011, the YSL blue dress reminds me the young princess Diana or young aristocrats of the English high society of the 70's,and the Gucci and LV silhouettes call back me rather Debbie Harry.

  4. Emilie HP- Missinternenette7 October 2010 at 23:54

    ...Debbie harry and Joanna Lumley, unforgettable Purdey in "the Avengers"! all these look are inspired by her dressing!

  5. Bonjour Mademoiselle Perle,

    First of all I want to tell you how much I love your blog! Loooooove it!
    I was born in the seventies and I remember marine crochet pants with a red apple shaped piece of leather covering one knee. Remember those? And I remember my mother reading Vogue too, and red lips. Lots of red lips :-)
    Please write more often about your self, I'm dying to get to know the person better behind the blog.
    A bientôt!

    Miss Moss

  6. pour moi les 70's c'est "les drôles de dames", "Charlies' angels" avec Farah Fawcett.

  7. Et aussi jean marc Cerrone, ma prof de danse avait le look d'une des filles sur la pochette de "supernature", ça faisait bien flasher tous les pères des filles du cours de danse.

  8. It was so much sexiness in the 70's looks.
    and it's fabulous that lot of designers are bring it back