Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Style Icons - The GTOs





The GTOs (standing for "Girls Together Outrageously") were a group in the late 60s consisting of Miss Pamela (Pamela Ann Miller, later Pamela Des Barres), Miss Sparky (Linda Sue Parker), Miss Lucy (Lucy Offerall, later Lucy McLaren), Miss Christine (Christine Frka), Miss Sandra (Sandra Lynn Rowe, later Sandra Leano), Miss Mercy (Mercy Fontenot, aka Judith Edra Peters) and Miss Cynderella (Cynthia Wells, later Cynthia Cale-Binion). 

I love how imaginative and unique they are. I found some quotes from them about their style in an old magazine article. I think it's very inspiring, especially given the current "make and mend" philosophy online. The craft and DIY blogs around are so inspiring.

"Miss Christine sews most of her clothes, including the basic silver-with-glitter number (see photo below with pink velvet overcoat). 'The way people dress is too plain, too simple.' The GTOs do not dress plainly or simply. Obviously."

"Miss Cynderella - 'We were all weird in high school. We first got together and became friends because of the way we dressed.' GTO clothes are found in thrift shops, antique stores, and Good Will boutiques, then put together with maximum imagination. Their favourite clothes supplier is the Glass Farmhouse in Los Angeles, where items range from fifty cents to five dollars (some things are higher) and where the girls found most of the sartorial splendour."

"Miss Sandra spends 'a while' on her eye and navel makeup. The first GTO album will materialize any day now, with the probable title of Permanent Damage. Sandra's baby will materialize later. It probably won't be called Permanent Damage. (If it's a boy it will be Crayon, if it's a girl, Crayola.)" - I found out that she called her baby girl, Raven in the end. *breathes a sigh of relief* :)











3 comments:

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How on earth have I not heard of these ladies sooner?! They are incredible - thank you for posting Laura!

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Kailey They're great aren't they? I only found out about them recently. Their album is a bit iffy but what they lack in musical talent they make up for with style!

Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They were great! Ms. Sandra was the best friend ever... I miss her even today

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