If you had a time machine for a day, where would you like to go? For some people, like me, past is much more interesting than the future. Every decade has its story, it’s important events, it’s celebrities. Every decade is a piece of the big puzzle, called history. And, if I had to choose just one moment in the past, I’d definitely ask the time machine to take me to the 60s. I love everything about this decade. If you are a 60s maniac like me, you are going to enjoy this post. Here are six reasons to love the 60s.
Jackie Kennedy wearing a leopard coat and an elegant suit. Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol’s muse, with short blond hair and big erring. Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent’s dress. Dianne von Furstenberg inventing her feminine wrap dress. Women on the beach wearing high waist swimsuits. Gorgeous fur coats, beautiful knee high dresses – the 60s fashion is full of treasures. Thank God there are secondhand shops where we can find them. My last purchase is a beautiful flower printed dress. If you love the 60s fashion, you can search for hidden outfits in your grandma’s closet too.
The time from 1960 to 1970 was very interesting from historical point of view too. It was the time for revolutions – sexual and social. Young people felt free enough to question the authorities. They wanted a better life than their parents’. They wanted to be free and independent. 60s is all about the free love of free spirits. You can love whoever you want. You can have sex with everybody. Skin colour, culture and past didn’t matter. Prejudices are so old-fashioned. Young people were open-minded, they wanted to explore the world by themselves, trusting no authorities and leaders.
Woodstock, or also knows as An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, was a music festival that happened in August 1969. For three days there were more than 32 performances. The visitors were more than 400 000. Rollings Stones said it was an event that changed the music history. Can you imagine the feeling of being part of such an event? Hippies dancing and enjoying their favourite music. Hippies changing the history. It was the summer of love. The festival was something that happens once in a lifetime. Talking about music, I couldn’t miss The Beatles who were at the top during the 60s. ABBA were also a music legend.
The birth-control pill or just “the pill” was invented in 1960. I think it was the most important part of the sexual revolution. It gave women the freedom to have sex without being afraid of unwanted birth. For the first time women could actually decide if and when they want to have kids. Until 1960 men had the power to make such a decision by using or not using condoms. With “the pill” the power was in women’s hands. It’s one of our main right to decide whether to have or not children.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The film Breaksfast at Tiffany’s, based on the novel of Truman Capote, is one of the masterpieces in the history of cinema. The American romantic comedy was a huge success. It made Audrey Hepburn an iconic, world-famous actress, a role model for millions of girls around the world. Her character Holly Golightly was a charismatic girl who can’t leave you indifferent. The film won a lot of awards and it’s a movie that’s worth watching even nowadays.
In the 60s there was no Wi-Fi in the bars. In fact, there was no Internet at all. Can you imagine? If you are born after 1990 it’s hard to imagine a life without Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. But, perhaps it was not so bad. Instead of taking pictures for Instagram, when people were on the beach, they actually enjoyed the sunny weather and the sea. Instead of texting people talked face to face. Relationships were real, people were real. If you like this post, you can also check out 5 lessons I learned from Sex and the city.