Many people have complained to me over the last 10 years that I don't
have any good 60's clothing pictures up and I couldn't argue, it was true.
That's changing today, Feb 15, 2007, as I am uploading and sharing some personal
photographs of my favorite 60's fashion plate... my mother,
Micki's styles in these 1960's photographs are a very good representation
of what was considered 60's chic, and hip in the early and mid 60's. Mom
was very much into fashion at that point in her life, mid to late 20's. Although
she would probably disagree, my mother was (is) stunningly beautiful, and
she could've probably worn a potato sack and still looked elegant,
comfortable and pretty. I have memories of walking in public, where
she is holding my hand on one side and my younger brother Scott's hand
in another and men would wolf whistle at her when we'd walk by. ;)
Then the late 60's took over and it seems everyone turned into hippies over
night, including my parents. Then it all went super casual and jeans
became the 'uniform de rigeur' for the next decade.
Late 1963, in our kitchen, in Bethesda, Maryland. (The suburbs of DC.) The
tear drop chairs were yellow in the middle and the metal frame was white.
Mom wearing an early 60's bob, hair style.
My brother Scott, my Grandma
Ida, my Mom, me, early 1964.
My Mom in 1965 or 66', obviously dressed for a formal evening out. (No,
her teeth weren't black, she's wearing braces!) I can't figure
out this hair style.
Mom - 1965ish.
1967ish, Mom and Scott in front of her Buick Electra 225.
I remember Mom getting in this car and having to shield her beehive as she
sat down in the drivers seat. LOLOL!!! I was always sitting behind
her and this hair style would absolutely touch the roof of the car! Haha!!
Mom had great hair, long, all thick and shiny with body, however I think
she was probably wearing a fall in this picture. Late 60's.
Looks like a hotel room. Seems to be late 60's.
I loved this outfit Mom was wearing. It was a silky shiny silver with
shimmery silver stockings. My Dad is on the right.
1968 - Taken at the Lazy Susan Restaurant in Virginia. I like this dress
my Mom is wearing, specifically the sleeves, which were merely straps, one
royal blue, the other red.
1969, Miami, FL
I have more pictures to scan, hopefully it won't take me ten more years to
add pictures. ;)
Some notes on 60's Hair:
Staying 60's beautiful took a lot of work. I remember Mom going to the beauty
parlor every Saturday and changing her previous weeks style. The parlor
was called Tre Chic on Rockville Pike, in Rockville, Maryland. Sometimes
I would go with her.
"Gimme head with hair, long beautiful
hair, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen --give me down to there
Shoulder length or longer -- Here baby, there mama everywhere daddy daddy
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair ...
Flow it, show it --long as God can grow it My hair "
My Mom had a ton of "Falls", which were hair pieces, like a long pony tail
to tuck into and combine with your own hair.
Hair teased and combed into beehives, hair glue together with "Dippity Do",
precursor to hair gel, and then hair sprayed to hold that hair in place.
Hair that would touch the roof of the car!