The Rolling Stones – Exhibitionism

Well, it’s safe to say they left no Stone unturned (see what I did there) when putting together this exhibition

Over 500 original Stones artifacts from the bands fifty year history spread over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery,
never before seen paraphernalia to rare instruments, iconic costumes, rare video footage & personal diaries

along side a vast array of collaboratory works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Martin Scorsese, Alexander McQueen, and the King of Kings Road Ossie Clark.

Even a recreation of Mick, Keith and Brians early 60s flat in Edith Grove, Chelsea where it looks like there were likely to be more rats than possessions in there, I bet there’s not many Chelsea flats that look like that nowadays!!

The guitars and style section is what got my heart racing, as this is a Style blog, I’m gonna talk to you a little about that.

so here it is…

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There were some amazing pieces in there from the 1960s right up to Jaggers 2013 gold brocade L’ Wren Scott jacket that he wore at Hyde Park

as for the vintage pieces……… you may want to sit down for this….
Granny Takes A Trip, among them is a gorgeous jacket of Keiths, Mr. Fish, Mr. Freedom, Hung on You, Lord Kitchener Valet it goes on…. pieces from every boutique on the Kings Road & Carnaby Street in the 60s

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..and these Ossie Clark jumpsuits especially made for Jagger to wear on tour (“His road manager loved that,” Ossie once said, “because you could just chuck them in the washing machine after each show”) – this gold number was worn on the 1972 America tour for ‘Exile On Main Street’ and the white was recently worn by Kate Moss for an editorial in last Mays Vogue magazine

I won’t give away too much more, because I think you need to visit this for yourselves, just for the buzzing atmosphere alone. keep your eyes and ears peeled for this if you are not local to London because I’ve heard its touring after its finished at the Saatchi Gallery.

for more check out my You Tube Video Here

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So lets drink to that….

Carnaby-Street

Happy 55th Birthday Carnaby Street

Firstly I’m gonna start by wishing a Happy 55th Birthday to The Carnaby Street we know today
Carnaby Street has a huge reputation for such a tiny street, just a cut through street from Regents Street to Soho.
Before 1960 it was not notorious at all, with just a few warehouses & tailor supplies for the nearby Saville Row.

Being just a 3 min walk from Soho, the street firstly became popular with the gay community, then when the Mods came across it, it became known, and the place to shop.

Major music artists managers all had their offices on or around the street in the 60s….

Brian Epstein on Argyll Street, Robert Wace on Kingly Street, Andrew Loog Oldham on Maddox Street, Don Arden on Carnaby Street,

so bands such The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Small Faces, The Kinks & The Who would get their suits on Carnaby Street because they liked the modern cut, bringing together music, fashion & art & putting Swinging London firmly on the map!

other people to shop on Carnaby Street were Twiggy, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix & an unknown face Mark Feld later to become Marc Bolan.

“The high street for the stars” – Robert Orbach from Lord Kitcheners Valet

New independent fashion boutiques were popping up one by one Lady Jane, Take 6, Male West 1, Lord John, Kleptomania, Gear, Lord Kitcheners Valet, Foale & Tuffin to name but a few

I couldn’t end this piece without mentioning the “King of Carnaby Street” Mr. John Stephen. John Stephen was the first to open a boutique on Carnaby Street in 1957, after a fire in his premises in Beak Street.
John’s boutique His Clothes grew popular for their coloured jeans and Breton shirts & John Stephen was the first person to import Levi Jeans to the UK
Carnaby street peaked in 1967 and has never quite been the same again

Today the shops that line Carnaby Street are Liam Gallaghers Pretty Green, Lambretta Clothing, Irregular Choice, The Kooples..
I’ve done a little bit of Cyber Shopping for you here and have picked an outfit that can all be found on Carnaby Street today

(In my opinion, nowhere near as fun as some of the clothing being sold or worn on Carnaby Street in the 60s, but as Bob Dylan once sang…. the times are a changin)

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Supertrash swift skirt £90. Cheap Monday Glam perspex sunglasses £25. Dr. Martens Aila shoes £125. Skinnydip bee clutch bag £45. Peckham Rye Boulevard Golden silk scarf £65. Classic plain white Pepe Jeans linen shirt £65

I hope you have enjoyed reading this, I’d love to read your comments
Hayley xx