The Autumn/Winter 2017 collection is inspired of the 70's shapes and fabrics, both for casual and party use. Autumn colors - like a bouqet of purple and orange irises that blooms in fall lightning up the dark with hints of Aventurines (the little turqoise gemstone) and gold. 5preview creates a feminine yet playful vintagelike modest look, with the cynical mood of the Nirvana song "In Bloom".
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Currently musing: Moody glamour at home

Twiggy writing in Biba, wearing a stunning gold satin button-front ensemble, designed by Barbara Hulanick, Photograph by Justin de Villeneuve. The Biba style became iconic - skinny sleeves,.

The Biba Look or "Dudu" look appears totally timeless, doe-eyed and bohemian.

Year: 1973 Model(s): Twiggy Photographer: Justin de Villeneuve Designer(s): Biba

Biba's Barbara Hulanicki in her home studio. James Mortimer for Vogue 1975

Biba's Barbara Hulanicki circa 1975 Barbara Hulanicki in the sitting-room, the window open to reveal a jungle of climbing p.

Biba makeup paired well with '70's Glitterbug fashion. Bette Midler and The Pointer Sisters were influential in starting this style.

The Heat Of The Moment

Biba (1960s London rediscovers 1920s-30s) Original Kensington boutique started by Barbara Hulanicki (w/ copies of B. Bardot dress) Popular mid 60s-70s.Biba'selongated vintage-inspr'd "look"-cloches turbans trailing scarves fitted puffcap + bell slv's dk berry colors-Kensington store was its own world - "must" for bright young things of late 60s London... (Label recently revived by new company...)

Biba London rediscovers Original Kensington boutique started by Barbara Hulanicki

Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki with her husband at their home, 1975.

Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki with her husband at their studio home. Photographed by James Mortimer for Vogue.

Photograph by Elizabeth Novik for Biba, Nova magazine December 1969.

Eye-Conic Mood: Cover of The Biba Years by Barbara Hulanicki Glambition goals.

Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic.

Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic Of Nirvana Wearing Funky Sweaters And Scarves As Skirts


I've been going through my stash of pictures lately (can you tell?), there are many hundreds to choose from, here are some favourite ima.

Bath display in Art Deco-style Biba store, 1970s.

The eclectic studio home of Biba's Barbara Hulanicki. The bath, a riot of peach and plastic flowers. Brilliant blue glass, candlesticks and pearly plastic grapes. Photographed by James Mortimer for Vogue.