Friday Fun- Retro Sexy

We’ve decided to add a new feature. A spot we can add things that are less serious (not that our posts are that intellectual!) and perhaps a bit more random. Hopefully there’s still an element of inspiration in there for you.

The inaugural post is dedicated to a car boot sale discovery. Just before our short Summer break we came across a stash of fantastic late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s ‘romantic’ novels. These are books that I used to see my Mum reading when I was a kid. They were passed around from Mum to Mum with a knowing nod and a twinkle in the eye. Now I’m old enough to read them myself I understand the sneaky winks that went along with trading these paperbacks. My goodness they were steamy! Along with Shirley Conran’s ‘Lace’ and Jackie Collins‘ ‘The Bitch’, we found ‘The Love Machine’ by Jacqueline Susann who also wrote ‘Valley of the Dolls’. I fell in love with the cover as much as the contents so wanted to share it’s retro sexy look with you too…

When looking into Jacqueline Susann for this post, we came across this amazing YouTube clip of Judy Garland being interviewed and wardrobe fitted for Susann’s most famous book and then hit movie, ‘Valley of the Dolls’. There are some really fantastic looks. Hope you like it.

Happy Friday, Lucy

The wonderful early 70's look of 'The Love Machine'

The author, Jacqueline Susann looking perfect in Pucci 'lounge pyjamas'