Any child of the Seventies or Eighties, growing up in the UK, will know who Floella is. To anyone else, I’m going to be lazy and link to the Floella Benjamin wiki page. Very exciting to see her doin’ the bump in Cosmopolitan magazine in March 1975. I dare you all to try out the bump tonight, down your local discotheque or just in the comfort of your own kitchen with your loved one(s).
Photos by Monty Coles.
I’m finally off for a few days to spend my second Christmas and only New Year with someone special, so I won’t be around to blog. Thank you all so much for your comments over the past few days, and indeed the past year. I’ve been doing silly hours at work for a few weeks now, so I haven’t had time to comment as much as I would like on all of your blogs, so it means a lot to me.
Enjoy your New Year celebrations, as small or as huge as they may be. I suspect mine will involve a lot of champagne coupe action, so I’ll raise a glass to all my dear readers and fellow bloggers and say…
How can I not have already blogged about the iconic dance troupe Pan’s People? This seems faintly ridiculous to me. I just remembered I found some random photos on some random photo trawl I did online one random night (which is so often the random way with me…). These girls are Seventies fashion icon gold to a gal like me….
Then I YouTube-searched Pan’s People and the first hit to come up was their routine for The Hustle. Which, coincidentally, a certain person in my life got rather excited about the other night when it popped up on the radio. So I decided it needed to be posted. Because it certainly is a rather awesome song, and I love the fluffy negligees….and Cherry’s big hair. Hooray for big hair on tiny gals.
Where’s all my one-shoulder-loving-ladies? I’m afraid I couldn’t resist the temptation to give Roxy a bit of a Farrah-flick, in memoriam, when I put this super groovy striped Lee Bender top on her.
It’s quite a transitional period piece really. It can move quite happily from glam rock to disco with a mere change of trousers and shoes, and music of course. Now available over at Vintage-a-Peel for a foot-stompingly reasonable £38. Just click the image to view.