I’m very much a 70’s “chick” at heart…
I was a young child during that era and lived with three teenage brothers – all of whom donned long hair and were obsessed with motorbikes and the legendary rocker, Suzie Quatro! I was only four years old when my eldest brother married, and I smile now as I remember his attire included the wearing of platform heels – so COOL!
It’s no wonder that I grew up with a love of the fashion and music, and it wasn’t long into my twenties before I began seeking out retro clothes in thrift stores. By then my brothers and their wives were cringing at my choices – but I just couldn’t get enough of 70’s fashion! I began a collection of leather coats and jackets, mostly purchased on eBay. It became a bit of a hobby. I still have these coats (and a small collection of Gunne Sax dresses purchased from America) but unfortunately I have expanded in size over the past few years and they no longer fit me!
But there is one accessory that always fits…. our much-loved…
I purchased this one off eBay and collected it just this morning. Genuine leather and more than 30 years old…
I love it! I was experimenting in Picnik (online photo-editing software) and used the “1960s effect” for this next image:
It’s amazing how just the look of an old photo can set you back down memory lane, isn’t it?!!
The bag lining is quite tatty but I like the idea of keeping it as part of the original bag. So I’m going to deodorize it and make a fabric insert to go inside.
I also picked up this little leather satchel bag from a thrift store a few months ago:
It needs a long handle but I’m not sure whether to make one of out of fabric (do you think that would look odd?) or to buy a leather handle from a bag making supplier.
My little Kayla made me laugh while I was staging the bags to take photos – she was quite wary of them!
Maybe 70’s vintage just needs to grow on her a bit?!!!
If you have any vintage handbags then I’d love to see them! Give me a shout if you’d like to see some more of my bag collection. I don’t have as many as the lady who sold the large bag to me on eBay. Can you believe she had a collection of 2000? That isn’t a typo…Two THOUSAND!!!! Whoopee-doo!!! Yep – my chin dropped to the floor too!!!!!