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Shoe of the Month - Mary Quant Fashion Boots


In the 1960s swinging London became the capital of the fashion world.

Famous as being inventor of the mini skirt, Mary Quant was one of the first designers to aim fashion at the hip and happening trendsetting girls on the street. 80 more words


Match Makers

Skinny spencer vests or ready-to-buy matching shirts—here’s two ways round the problem of what to wear under hotweather bib shorts when you want to look cool and neat or pretty and summerfresh—with enough cash left over to enjoy wearing them as well … 261 more words


Secret Agent Doll: Havoc

I owned a Barbie doll (and a cosmetics’ Barbie head) in the 1970s but to my mind, she struck me as somewhat vague. 644 more words


Mary Quant in Manchester

I’ve never heard of the Gallery of Costume in Manchester. I’m well aware of the Costume Institute at The Met in NYC, particularly given the annual Met Gala on Monday night, but when my o/h suggested we visit the one in Manchester, it left me slightly confused, and a bit miffed that I’d never been there before. 452 more words


The Brit Girl

· Why We Can’t Get Enough of British Style ·

Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Suki Waterhouse, Emma Watson: our favorite fashion darlings, all hailing from across the pond. 1,187 more words


LCF TOUR | Mary Quant & Lorraine Smith


  • 60’s British Fashion Designer
  • Popularized the mini skirt
  • Owned her own cosmetic line as an affordable luxury for fashionistas that couldn’t afford her clothing.
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The Dressmaker's Library: "Mary Quant * Autobiography"

“Mary Quant * Autobiography”.  Published by Headline Publishing Group, 2012.

Much has been written about how Christian Dior revolutionized fashion with the New Look of 1947.  849 more words

The Dressmaker's Library