Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Rock Star Knack...And How to Get It--1974

Want to dress like Ziggy my little lambs? Or how about the boys from Slade? Well here's your definitive contemporary guide. Published thirty-seven years ago this month in Circus Raves music magazine, this article actually gives a pretty good summary of the various styles prevalent in popular performers' wardrobes at the time. It also gives mention to some of the shops and designers they used. It's a great guide!
The thing most of my beloved readers will find most interesting is on the last page under the heading 'Nostalgia'. Apparently the 1974 term for 'Vintage'. Interestingly...and very wrongly...the writer of the article says of Nostalgia:

"But really, how far can nostalgia go anyway? There are only so many defunct TV series and Humphrey Bogart movies to draw from."

I beg to differ!!!.....and I'm sure many of you will to, won't you petals??? If they only knew then what we know now, eh?

***Here's some scans I made of my copy of the magazine. As per usual, simply click on the images and magnify to read the entire article....

Here are a few photos of some of the lovelies mentioned in the article.....

Now, go on my dears and get fabulous!! You know you want to....


  1. Love it!!!!
    great post petal.


  2. Ahhhhh....! Huge, huge, dyed in the wool bowie-ist! The scans are so grand, thanks!!!!

  3. What a great find. I love the part on "nostalgia"!