the girls that I adore

Rediscovering my undying love for Steve Nicks recently has inspired me to find a few images of other girls that continually fuel my passion for vintage clothing, and who represent the wonderful unique style I try to resurrect in the pieces. I want to see it walking on our streets today, people! Free-spirited, talented, shining lights of their time - unpretentious, individual, authentic - ahh one can only dream to be so fabulous.





And last but, oh, certainly not least. Far less famous than all of the above, though not deservedly so. Melanie Safka was, and still is, a stupendously gorgeous and talented singer, whose style - particularly in the 1960s and 70s - I adore. Her songs were so unashamedly honest and heartfelt. Some could even be considered cheesy, and would be if they were released today. Yes, one song does actually say:

If I weren't afraid you'd laugh at me
I would run and take all your hands
And I'd gather everyone together for a day
And when we gathered
I'll pass buttons out that say
Beautiful people
Then you'd never have to be alone
'Cause there'll always be someone
With the same button on as you

However, I argue that her complete hippie authenticity and magnetic presence on stage, not to mention her amazing voice, nullifies that...

Are songs like this still made? I'm not sure we're that hopeful anymore.


  1. Thanks for taking the time to post this excellent blog Ruby. All the women you have mentioned are as much an inspiration as they are unpretentious, natural, beautiful women. Brightest Blessings

  2. I used to love Melanie. My best friend and I listened to that album religiously when we were 15. The I Don't Eat Animals song inspired us to become vegetarians. Thanks for reminding me of it, I had forgotten.

  3. cute blog!
    I opened a new fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers:-)


  4. Lovely blog darling ♥
    I enjoy looking at the photographs, love black&whites!

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    Eda ♥