Shrimp is no Barbie

These are my VOGUE stacks, going back to 1969 and the issues from 1970 to 1973  are in handsome navy red and gold stamped VOGUE binders.
Jean Shrimpton is on many of the covers, and while the girly 1960's are typified by MOD culture evolving, the concurrent prevailing 'look' was known as 'DollyBird' and she was their goddess.  A film has been made based on the early part of her career when she went to New York City for a VOGUE shoot with David Bailey. I won't be seeing it, and the publicity will irritate me, but I have all these  for my Shrimp fix instead. She is a recluse now and I don't blame her one bit. 

Update: since then I saw part of the Bailey/Shrimpton fiction on FreeToAir TV and it wasn't too awful, but I just could not stick at it because of inaccuracies.
This post was originally at the closed blog of Ann Odyne 2012 and is reposted here for Anoushka, 2015.


  1. Wow! Thanks for re-posting! This is incredible! If you want to sell your collection, or parts of your collection, I am interested :)
    My mother would also love this - she modeled in 1950s - 1960s. She loves to tell me how amazing Carnaby Street was in the 1960s....

  2. the nice thing about collection is you can see how the subject develops and grows and gets itself perspective.
    i was a mod ,of sorts, back in the day.i still think The Small Faces are the most evocative group in the world.

  3. I have most of the copies of the magazine 19 from 1969, as I was 19 that year I just kept them, good to look at and remember the old days.

    1. What we read, learn, listen to and wear at 19 probably lasts for the rest of our lives. I am a smidgeon older than you Merle, but I remember every word of every song from 1965-9. Great years :)

  4. Just discovered your blog, were you in the fashion industry?

  5. Hi Cat - not 'in' the industry other than pointlessly wasting a lot of money to it.
    I made this blog before I discovered Pinterest and now have a board there for this sort of thing, it is called I Wish.
    Thanks for your visit. Hard to know which one of your blogs to go to, but I saw your divine house and am envious. SO American. wishing you all gorgeousness and happy cats.