Monday, July 28, 2008


Have you ever watched The Avengers? A lot of my formative years were spent watching reruns of old tv classics. My sister and I absolutely fawned over The Avengers.

Only recently did I realize that the beloved Miss Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) was not the original female co-star. Honor Blackman played Dr. Cathy Gale, the stiff compatriot to John Steed. Hmmmm.....then Miss Blackman left to star as Pussy Galore in GOLDFINGER!! Then there was Emma Peel.

Well I watched 3 episodes from the Best of Collection and the sets and fashions did not disappoint.

Here is Miss Emma Peel's door with peephole from "Death At Bargain Prices"

It reminds me of that kick-ass eye mask that Holly Golightly wears in Breakfast At Tiffany's.

Equally exciting was this outfit Dr. Cathy Gale wears in "Don't Look Behind You".

Pencil skirt, striped shirt with tie detail...and the clincher was the hanging gold belt. So severe - soooooo good!

Yesterday, I just bought a book on Charlotte Perrinand's work - I think I'm back to being in love with 1940s-1960s design.

happy charlotte!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Fela....yes the Avengers inspired me also...the hats and canes and umbrellas...and yes the surreal door with the peephole...very Salvidor Dali to me.
A friend in grade school had an Avenger lunchbox and I was so jealous...thanks for this most memorable blog..see you soon...Bob ,{ of bobandfela }