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thank you, linda jackson

After a few days on the farm, I really started to miss amazing outfits. Op-shopping in Orbost or rummaging at the Marlo PS fete is still fun , but all you’ll see strolling past is workwear, surfwear, or weekend casual/polarfleece. So fine with that, but it wasn’t eye candy.

Thankfully, I scored two fabulous books by Elina Mackay – Australian Fashion Design, and The Great Aussie Fashion. Published in the mid-eighties, these coffee-table sized volumes were the tonic I needed – and a total bargain at $1 each…

This is one of Linda Jackson’s more understated designs. The whole look encapsulates what I love about people who look great – interesting accessories, clothes that make you look twice, and expressive, beautiful hair.

Big thank you bouquets to Elina, the fabulous Linda, and photographer Fran Moore. This picture shows my copy of Australian Fashion Design, open to page 256, on my blue boucle sofa. Love how the model’s hair has a pattern cut in, which continues the latticework concept from the back of her dress…


About Vetti

I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

2 responses to “thank you, linda jackson

  1. Great find and price – I love opshops too.
    I think Ms Jackson is back in Beaumaris these days.
    I own her ‘Harold Park’ bias-cut silk circle skirt and halter bodice from 1976 when she did a trunk show at The Windsor.
    Also have multi colour patchwork taffeta padded jacket, a multi colour Cesarine peasant topped circle frill sunfrock, and have Jenny Kee’s ‘Wattle’ knit dress.
    Both genuinely lovely women, and Jennys’ mum Edna was an absolute star.
    Followed your link to the bio:
    She worked with Mia and Vicky who designed for Elizabeth Taylor and had a small boutique.”
    and do not need to guugle to tell you they were Vicki Tiel and Mia Fonssagrives (daughter of fab 50’s model Lisa) and their clothes in Woody Allen movie ‘What’s New Pussycat” include my favourite frock of all time (which I go crazy trying to find an image of)
    worn by the Paula Prentiss character- backless glittery multi-colour A-swing frock with thick pink maribou round the neckline.
    I would steal that dress if I ever saw it.
    Frocks rock.

    You are very welcome at my frockblog Worn Out.

  2. Vetti

    Ann O’Dyne: Loved Linda Jackson’s style since forever, and Jenny Kee? What can I say? Stay tuned for more pics from the bargain fashion books!

    Must watch What’s New Pussycat again – the clothes are superb! Will definitely saunter through your blog soon…

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