Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Do you remember the Teddy Girls?

Do you remember the Teddy Girls? Do you remember the era? Well, the Australian-based Oyster Mag do as well as the photographer and stylist who did this awsome shoot; Liz Ham and Jolyon Masonwork.

Other people who remember the Teddy-era are Hint Fashion Magazine and The Sunday Times:

"The teddy girls of 1950s London -- their sartorial assertiveness contrasted with the bombed out environments they occupied and their feisty appropriation of male styles (often down to the classic duck-tail haircut) set them apart from the standard Fifties Feminine."
Mina Estevez, Hint Fashion Magazine

"The teddy girls left school at 14 or 15, worked in factories or offices, and spent their free time buying or making their trademark clothes -- pencil skirts, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets with velvet collars, coolie hats and long, elegant clutch bags. It was head-turning, fastidious dressing, taken from the fashion houses of the time, which had launched haute-couture clothing lines recalling the Edwardian era."
The Sunday Times