You're gonna be seeing a lot from this book 'Cheap Chic' by Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy that I picked up for a pretty penny last week…. I'm milking it for all it's worth because it IS such a joyous book on all levels; there's kitsch factor, home truths, sagely advice and hilarious prose. It's unintentionally funny but also freakishly useful even if it was originally published in 1975. So if anyone else has this tome, bear with me. It didn't come cheap though so I get the feeling there aren't a huge number of copies about so hopefully it won't all be wasted posting. Grey marl keeps coming at me in unexpected ways; through an old issue of Fantastic Man where writer James Anderson waxes lyrical about grey marl in a far more eloquent way than i ever did and through these images in Cheap Chic. Terry Melville (whoever she is…) here makes a plain grey sweatshirt and sweatpants (tracksuit for Brits) work in the office, on the weekends and for a night out on the town.
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"Terry turns up the collar of her shirt and ties and old bowtie, just so."
"The cowboy belt comes from Uncle Wally, who works for the railroad in Ohio."