I was born in 1965. That means all the wild things that happened in the 60s and 70s I only experienced as a child, not really knowing what was going on in the world. I remember something very vividly, though. The hippie style, the mod style, leather vests, fringes, long hair, tie dye t-shirts, incredible color combinations, the music my older brother was listening to, old people complaining about all of that (they seemed very old to me then), and one of my favorite words even today is „psychedelic“, probably just for the sound of it.
I have always loved the musical „Hair“ and still listen to it and sing along. A while ago it even inspired me to make new pieces of jewelry.
In 1992, the second time we visited the United States, I got to see Haight-Ashbury. Although there was not much to see, I was thrilled and my imagination ran wild. But although Scott McKenzie had told the world to wear flowers in their hair in his song „San Francisco“, another favorite of mine, I didn't wear any, coward that I am!
And while writing this post, I wallow in 60s and early 70s songs on YouTube.
So, what is left of the old hippie feelings? Am I the only one getting lost in random memories from time to time? Am I the only one listening to people who actually have been there telling stories about Woodstock? Am I the only one thinking „Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees“ when I am standing in front of the mirror in the morning and brush my (long) hair?
The fashion came back in parts like so many fashions do. The long straight hair fashion came back. The music has stayed and would now be filed under the category „oldies“.
If you search for the keyword hippie on Etsy, you get 24,543 hits at the moment I am writing this.
Reason enough for me to check out my SATeam members' shops and see what they got in store for you.
How about this special peace sign by la valley girly? The original peace sign was designed in 1958 by designer and artist Gerald Holtom for a march against nuclear war and after that widely adopted by organizations and finally the pop culture. Would you have known?
Do you have your own associations with these times? Tell us about them!
Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Etsy Starving Artists Jewelry Team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current Etsy shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com.