Vintage Fangirl Squee: Ossie Threads in Bowie VidsPosted: February 22, 2008
It’s not often you’ll get a vintage fangirl squee out of me (I guess cult TV fans will know what a squee is…..otherwise, just imagine a squeal and much hand clapping and excitement), usually only when I spot a frock I have in an old magazine or film, but when a friend sent me a link to these Bowie ‘videos’ from his Love You Til Tuesday film, I squealed like the Ossie-snuffling-pig that I am.
I’m not really sure it gets much better than Bowie in Ossie. Everyone knows Jagger in Ossie frocks and jumpsuits. But I’m not really a Jagger girl, not like I’m a Bowie girl anyway.
As an entertaining postscript, he seems to have adored that chinoiserie print shirt because I’ve found two more clips of him wearing it over the next year (and those are only the ones on youtube). Those were the days my friend, when you didn’t care if you wore something more than once because damn! it’s an Ossie and it’s fabulous. I find I still take that attitude about vintage pieces, you can wear something everytime you go out but you’ll still always find someone new will compliment you on it.
To end, and just because I feel like it, here are Flight of the Conchords with their truly, truly excellent Bowie tribute…