Thursday, 9 September 2010

Carnaby Street, Christmas 1967

Christmas preparations seems to start earlier every year, but Carnaby Street, although it still goes all out with the decorations, probably won't look as good as it did in 1967.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Thea Porter outside her Greek Street shop, 1977


Her logo is definitely one of my favourites. Funny that you can see 'Soho Sex Centre' reflected in the window - whilst there may certainly still be an element of this in the area to this day, gentrification is slowly clearing up the area, and all that made it cool disappearing. In the 1960's and '70's Soho really was a heady mixture of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, with boutiques like Thea Porter and Janice Wainwright thrown in for good measure.