I love The Good Life. Both female leads have amazing wardrobes, both are confident and stylish in their own way: depending on what I'm doing I often envy either Margot or Barbara.
As you're probably aware if you've ever read my blog or my twitter (@perditaspursuit plug plug plug) or any comments I've ever made, I'm not one of those people who have an interest in vintage just to look pretty in dresses. Indeed, I am quite open about my lov of combining Vintage, Designer, High Street and... well... just plain old Second Hand. Perhaps I'm too much blogger for one style to handle, or perhaps I am fickle and a moth round the fashion flame.
I enjoy the practicality of sourcing and mending, the artistic side of combining a vintage piece with my charity shop/high street goodies, the thrill of being thrifty. Oh, and I don't mind being a bit odd. Naturally, The Good Life (whilst being 70s vintage itself) is a wonderful resource for glamourous suburban frockery (Margot) and a welcome reminder that pre-1980 not every woman rejected the joys of some sturdy trousers, 'sneakers' and a man's shirt (Barbara). Sometimes new can look vintage, sometimes older items are styled in a practical way... it's how you strut your stuff that matters.
The pics and quotes...
|Tom: I’m stronger that you are and I can pin you to the bed any time I feel like it.|
|Jerry: Look, I’ve just cut my finger clipping your blasted hedge.|
Margo: Don’t swear, Jerry. And don’t bleed in the sink, I’ve just cleaned it.
|Barbara: I suppose we must be rather a blot on the avenue’s escutcheon.|
|Margo: I have risen like a phoenix from the fires of your eccentricities…Nothing you can do now will shock me.|
Tom: When’s the boar-walker coming, Barbara?