I like to catch Ringo Starr‘s show whenever he’s in town, so I got tickets for his October 31 concert at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. I figured I’d dress the part of a Beatles fan in the “Mod girl” outfit I’d worn once before for Halloween. It wasn’t until last week that I realized I’d worn that outfit in 2005. I do love a 10-year fashion anniversary, but this one wasn’t even done deliberately!
Dress: Vintage Ossie Clark (purchased in London, probably in summer 2005)
Boots: Reproduction go-go boots (purchased online, probably in 2005)
Hat: Vintage “bubble” hat (purchased online, probably in 2005)
I did change the look a bit with flower-power makeup inspired by the iconic July 1967 Vogue cover photo of Twiggy, which was shot by Richard Avedon. Somehow I didn’t know till reading this blog post that the stylist responsible for the flower makeup was Giorgio di Sant’Angelo, who started his own ready-to-wear clothing line the year before the cover came out.
If only I hadn’t gotten rid of a lot of button-style earrings that I wore in the 1980s! I could have matched Twiggy with those too. At least I saved the clear plastic, dangling earrings that made me feel like ’60s icon Edie Sedgwick.
What Wendy Wore
Lipstick: Coven by Kat Von D
Earrings: Original 1980s pair
Jacket: Stacy Lomman (2012)
I was dismayed that several people thought my flower was a black eye. WTF. I’m saving that look for “zombie Mod girl” in 2025.
It was easy for my designing friend Stacy Lomman to go Mod too. In 2012, she did an entire Mod collection, which included my faux ostrich jacket, seen above.
Ringo looked good, as always. He was doing jumping jacks at the end of the show, which was the last show of his three-year tour with this lineup of his All-Starr Band. Let me point out that this man is 75!
Two members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band joined in for the last song, “With a Little Help From My Friends”: drummer Max Weinberg and Stevie Van Zandt. A couple of days before, Little Steven had interviewed Ringo at the Strand Bookstore. I would have gone if I had known about it.
Rolling Stone had a great story on Ringo in April. Read it here. And here’s a little clip of Ringo looking bouncy during the final number.
It’s good to be Ringo!