New year, new blog: Fashion Detective does the 60s

Kids, I’ve really struggled with the blog (and so many other things) this year. In truth, it’s all been a bit shitty.

But – luckily – life goes on (I’m nothing if not optimistic) and I really want to put some pizazz back into Fashion Detective in 2015 with a new look and a slightly different angle…

For the past five years I’ve mostly blogged about high street style and my fashion finds and tips as a parent – but my life has changed, and while I still occasionally shop on the high street, and am still a parent, my fashion heart now beats almost exclusively for vintage: namely from the 60s and early 70s.

It’s not just clothes. It’s furniture, design, art, music – I’m so obsessed with 60s and 70s culture that I’ve started living the lifestyle. This is what happens when you turn 40 and stop caring what anyone else thinks (it’s the best part).

Next year, I’m putting on a 60s night in Tooting (be there or be square), I hope to style the rest of my house using the mid century vibe I created upstairs and I’ll be continuing to dress like an extra from Sunny Afternoon (a freaking fabulous musical, in case you wondered) most days.

So, as I have changed, the blog needs to change too. Look out for the new look in January/February, but I’ll be posting from now on with a decided 60s slant.

It’s the bestest decade, and if you’re even slightly interested in The Beatles, G Plan furniture, mini dresses, crazy prints, psychedelic tunes, big hair, false eyelashes, kitten heels, go go boots, black eyeliner, pale pink lipstick, beehives, capri trousers, A line skirts, The Kinks, Pyrex dishes and Cilla Black’s hair, this will be the place to come for inspiration.

And as well as fashionable stuff from the actual 60s, I’ll also share stuff I find that’s sixties inspired, like the dress I’m wearing in the pic below, or the Temples, or a new musical or film or book or club night that does that era some justice.

That’s the idea, anyway…so please stay tuned and I’ll try my hardest to make it work.

Written by Johanna Payton