La Dolce Vita - 1960s film fashion

Amazing 1960s Film Fashion

The 1960s were full of a spirit of fun and freedom. Teenagers and young people didn’t want to gaze longingly at models on Parisian catwalks, their parents or Hollywood stars, wishing they could be just like them – they wanted their own style. If they couldn’t afford a movie star wardrobe or one that came straight from Haute Couture, they didn’t want a pale imitation. And they definitely didn’t want to be a version of their mothers and fathers – all that corsetry and correct accessories and etiquette in clothing to deal with. They cut loose and wore second-hand clothing, combining it in their own ways, and embraced the European chic of French and Italian 1960s film fashion . Continue reading

Blue17 Video – 50s Dresses

Take a look a some of the 50s dresses in our latest short video.All original and authentic 50s and available online and in-store from the extensive Blue17 vintage range.

True 50s classics, available in-store now, there are multicolored, floral prints, striped, abstract patterned 50s dresses in all the colours and sizes, at 162 Holloway Road, London N78DD.


Browse the 50s dresses range in-store and online

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Retro western shirts

Retro western shirts – Western wear classics

Western wear, including retro western shirts, plaid shirts, leather boots, denim jeans and Stetson hats have been as much a part of the culture of the United States as the cowboy and cattle ranchers have been. But much has changed since the past 100 years or so, when people of the frontier dressed primarily for practicality, without second thought to fashion.

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Style snapshots at the Venice Biennale, My Zara jacket was a hit!

Style snapshots at the Venice Biennale

Ah, Venice. What’s better than to be in Venice on an early summer day, sweeping down the turquoise Grand Canal on a boat, as the elegant 16th century palazzos in their colours of sienna, burnt umber and terracotta totter over the water? Well, better than that is to be there in possession of a press pass allowing access to the Venice Biennale before it opens to the public, to see the pavilions freshly installed with artworks that will be visited by thousands in the next month.

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