Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hippie's and Love Children!!!

The 60's and 70's were such a freeing wheeling time. The availability of Birth Control, the control of known Venereal Diseases, and a prominent drug culture loosened the strict moral codes of previous generations. Even young people who did not break away from the teachings of their parents and did not indulge in the Timothy Leary "Tune in, Turn on, Drop out" psychedelic philosophy bought into the fashions of the time.

One of the main standards of any self respecting Hippie was something leather and fringed.........leather headbands, fringed jeans, fringed jackets and jeans and vest with fringe.

Vtg 60s HELL BENT for LEATHER Fringed Hippie Jacket Sm

One of the other main stays was a bare tummy, low waistlines, wide wide leg pants and lots of cleavage.

Vtg 70's Palazzo Pants Nylon Hippie Poolside Lounge Set with Fans


I'll leave you with the philosophy of one of my favorite posters from the era. These words helped me through a painful divorce and gave me hope and inspiration for the future. They are still words I try to live by:

"I do my thing, and you do your thing,

I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,

and you are not in this world to live up to mine.

You are you and I am I,

and if by chance we find each other,

it's beautiful."

Frederick Perle

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BigAssBelle said...

oh i LOVE fringed jackets!! i found one on eBay a couple of years ago. have practically worn it to death. get LOTS of compliments. mine wasn't vintage, so you HAVE a vintage jacket in your store!! kick ass! very cool indeed.

Pauline said...

Right on!! Cool jacket!! I didn't get to have a fringed jacket like that back in my hippie days. Wish I had!!

Really enjoying reading your blog and seeing all the cool vintage.
Pauline aka chichichambers

Viviene said...

Boy that style jacket and midriff top and pants brings back so many great memories! Welcome to the world of blogging! Great job!

Shelley said...

Ohhhh Ahhhh.. GORGEOUS stuff, especially that CAFTAN *wink wink* LOL