The Society of Cool!
Biba was one of the most successful of the boutiques, eventually expanding into a full department store with five levels. Biba's designs were always fresh-- the owner, Barbara Hulanicki, designed one million styles during the lifetime of the store, but none of them were made more than 500 times! There was even Biba for children:
Never forgetting Mary Quant, hey Alan? LOL! Started Bazaar with husband Alexander Plunkett-Greene in 1955, popularised the mini skirt, and had the Designer Mini car done as a tribute to her in 1988. I have some of her pieces - even though only accesories - but fabulous finds nonetheless! ;-)
I like her with short hair - perhaps because I have also short hair.
Proto Skinhead girl somehow... How was the Beat Explosion weekend, Bettina?
oh Good, thanks Kai. I wasn't sure for a while. I remember she turned up for the Melbourne Cup horse race in a mini skirt and caused a storm HA!
I agree Hepburn is beautiful!! Shes my fav lady too
When I lived in London in 72, we used to go into BIBA,s, they had a fantastic cafe and rooftop garden, my sister had lots of BIBA Clothes, all the lacy tops were big in 68, shame it went, the buildings still there in Kensington High Street, but I Think Biba went in the 80,s?
it's amazing how some come and go with fashion