A Dose Of The ’60s
December 12, 2011 § 3 Comments
What is a girl to do on a lazy weekend in town? Why, engross herself in chick-lit and indulge in an aromatic brew of coffee! With a slew of trendy cafés sprouting up in Duxton Hill, I decided one weekend would not be enough time to cover the ground. Besides, would the risk of a potential caffeine-overdose be worth the effort? I think several repeat visits to Duxton Hill are in order so that I can (safely) give each and every coffee shop a fair try (*smile*).
Source: Books Cellar (Facebook page)
For today, though, I just want to share with you a moment of discovery at one particular hangout, called Books Cellar (a bookstore cum bistro café), where I had the opportunity to flip through a vintage copy of Her World magazine. Talk about a time warp!
Her World is a local magazine publication and the oldest running one at that. Established in the 1960s, this magazine made its mark on the cultural landscape of Singapore just as the city-state gained independence. Imagine living in an era of transformation, modernization, and the women’s liberation movement (not that I would have any first-hand knowledge and experience of this decade *cough, cough*).
The pixie cut—super short and cute. Could there be a classier ‘do’ in the style history of human keratin filaments? Fortunately, the unflattering manes of the mystifying ’80s and ’90s failed to reach the same level of revered iconism and are probably best left as bygone memories…
Uh-oh, this scene does not look like it has a promising happy ending. Life can be full of dramas.
Ah, yes, the Kenwood mixer. I do believe my mom still has (and is still making good use of) hers at home!
Last but not least, and the reason for the post, is this article on how to “Teach your dog carway code”—the ins and outs of safely travelling on the road with your pooch in tow. If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then I reckon Fido is her true best friend 😉
Despite the change of times, there are some universal content of interest that seem to remain constant: beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. We can find evidence of this in the current December 2011 issue of Her World.
Wow, look at the psychedelic colours that are hitting the runways this season… très 1960s! As they say in the fashion world, what’s old is new again.
Disclaimer: HAPPY.BARK.DAYS is an independent entity and was not paid to write this review by any of the commercial enterprises mentioned in the article.