Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Tea Tuesday and the 1970's

... I just could not get on the internet and on the day it is my turn to host,,,SORRY.

Due to being unable to get on and post I have had to throw this post together in just 40mins that includes the research too.... so if it's a bit mixed up and doesnt follow in places you know why.
My theme was the first thing that cae to mind when I received Kimmies email asking us to take turns hosting. hope that it takes you back in time.

ABBA one of the biggest groups of the 1970's

Dedicated follower of fashion

These boots were made for walking...Nancy and Frank Sinatra...

My brother-in-law wore shoes like the ones above along with a family friend Phil Grahame....real Motown

I remember having a pair very similar to the above when I was pregnant with my youngest in 1976 I was walking along and fell off them...down I went into a heap and couldn't get up fast enough ..looking around to see if anyone had seen me....we do that don't we...thankfully no one else was around. lol.

I remember my sister wearing silver boots just like these I wore them in YELLOW... lol... I was the height of fashion even with 2 children.

Above a German fashion shoot

Micro, Mini or Maxi 1970s Skirt Lengths
By 1970 women chose who they wanted to be and if they felt like wearing a short mini skirt one day and a maxi dress, midi skirt or hot pants the next day - that's what we did.

For eveningwear we often wore full length maxi dresses, evening trousers or glamorous catsuits. ... both men and women
Some of the dresses oozed Motown glamour, others less so.

Real Hairstyles of the 1970s
Remember these are what real women looked like. If you are looking for glamour in 1970s hairstyles then check out images of Farrah Fawcett Majors who looked fab
especially during her Charlie's Angels era. (Loved that program ) Such a hairdo would have demanded a hairdresser running around after her on a film set to constantly maintain those flicks with curling tongs. Heated rollers could be used to similar effect, but tongs could achieve more directional hair flick ups. Mostly during the 70s electric tongs were used with Braun gas tongs becoming very popular in the 1980s. I used heated rollers to get my hair like Farah's.... put them in take them out and put your fingers through it to break up the curl NEVER use a brush or comb....just your fingers.
One of the many PG Tips tea adverts of the '70's

Thanks for joining us for tea and if you would like to join in just let us know...pop ove to Kimmie's to see our list of TT's

Next week Tea Tuseday will be hosted by Christen and the theme is 'Urban Art'
Chriss x


Anonymous said...

Groovy to have tea with you, love all of the history man, and those SHOES are really groovy! Glad you recovered from your internet woes! Christen

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Fab 70's post Chriss, a real blast from the past!
I had a pair of white gogo boots ;)
Happy T Tuesday, glad you got your internet squared away! Timing is everything isn't it!

Kimmie said...

I've had trouble with my computer the last few days too - so I can definitely relate! The world comes to a standstill doesn't it? I love your post .... the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle - my friends and I all tried to make our hair do that - we always kept a comb in our back pocket :) too funny!
Happy T today - I'm glad you got things worked out - don't sweat it so much next time :)
Hugs, Kimmie

PiecesofD said...

Wow... I so remember mini dresses (actually I have some not as mini dresses now that are very 70sish that I wear with boots)... and maxi dresses, which I wore more often than minis. Usually I was in embroidered bell bottom jeans, though... with my long hair parted in the middle! And the boots!! I still love boots.

bad penny said...

Chriss this is such fun !

I goy to wear silver sparkly platforms at an Abba Tribute evening - such fun & I managed not to break an ankle too !

*jean* said...

ooo these boots are made for walkin and that's just what i'll do....that was my very favorite song!! thanks so much for the giggle!!

Anonymous said...

"Those were the days my friend
I thought they'd never end."

But as all days do, they did.

I fell off my platform shoes, too...and gave them up.

The 70's was an era of extremes...I look back now and am thankful I lived through them. :)

Happy tea day. I enjoyed your theme.

oxo Judy

Artyjen said...

Apart from Motown it was definately ABBA for me....heck I even had my hair done curly like Anna Frid's..I was possibly the first person to have it done in our town and at first the hairdresser would not do it because it was so...well er different!!! LOL
Had some platforms too....I needed them...only five foot and half an inch you see!!..When I wore them with a trouser suit (yes a 3 piece one) it felt great! :) If only my back would let me wear them again!!

Debs said...

Missed it - AGAIN! :(

Terri said...

Wow, this really takes me a good way!

Chris said...

oooh thought I'd left you a comment already... head in the clouds again rofl.
Cor that takes me back missus... pmsl at the clothes (used to wear them) and the farrah fawcett hair (used to have it) heh heh what memories!!
love Abba music even now and its good to seeing it getting a revival with the film thats out now (forget its name duh!!)
Chris xx

Chriss Rollins said...

Thanks for all the comments girls.

chriss x