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January 6th, 2011


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10:20 am - That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be (the Nostalgia Remix)
I've been taking a break from work and writing and reorganizing, all those things you do at the start of a new year, and thinking about old times.

It started with this Telegraph column by Sarah Mower, wherein she talks about the Seventies-revival elements of the coming fashion year. (It is illustrated by a 1970s pic of Lauren Hutton, one of my style idols, looking breezy in the best 70s way.)

Now, not all the revival items will attract me -- and Mower notes that the 70s themselves looked back at the 40s, so that what usually pulls me is those nostalgically remixed items of 40s style. But there is a little something about the long slouchy ease of 70s style, isn't there? Shorn of excesses polyester et al (hey, wouldn't Qiana be a wicked cool name for a paranormal villain?), the lines can be so pleasing and easy to live with.

(Revisiting The Mary Tyler Moore Show is in order again. ;-))

I've been listening to old James Taylor and Carly Simon songs this morning. There was something about the drops of bitter in the sweetness, the edges along the smooth flowing lines that could cut the unwary --

Like this. Carly Simon, 1972, singing "That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be." (Check out the early fleeting glimpse of Art Garfunkel in full 'fro. ;-))

Yes. That's the Way I Always Heard It Should Be.

May your lines be smooth today!

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From:stevie_carroll
Date:January 6th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
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There were some good designs in the 70's, as I've been discovering (and some awful ones too, sadly).
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From:laurawise
Date:January 6th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
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You and gwynnega are both writing 70s novels, so I thought of you both when I was posting this! :-))

Happy Thursday!
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From:gwynnega
Date:January 6th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I was just going to say that I've been mentally living in the 70s for the past year or two! :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:January 6th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
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And now YOU ARE EVEN MORE FASHIONABLE. If that is possible.

[beams]

Happy Thursday, plus hugs!
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From:gwynnega
Date:January 6th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Maybe it will make the Jo book fashionable?! Of course, I have to finish the thing first... :-)

::hugs::

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