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Velvet Cave’s Halloween GHOULTUBES (Part 3)!

The Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus - Spooky (1968)

Velvet Cave’s Halloween GHOULTUBES (Part 2)!

Cindy und Bert - Der Hund von Baskerville (1971)

Velvet Cave’s Halloween GHOULTUBES (Part 1)!

The Les Humphries Singers - The Witch/Paranoid (1971)

SPOOKY HALLOWE’EN SPECIAL!
Is your hunt for an outfit proving tricky? Well here’s a treat!
Visit the eBay shop now and you’ll find this vampy little number as a BUY IT NOW special offer! If you select ‘Express Delivery’ and are in the UK, you should get it by Monday night!
SCARY!

SPOOKY HALLOWE’EN SPECIAL!

Is your hunt for an outfit proving tricky? Well here’s a treat!

Visit the eBay shop now and you’ll find this vampy little number as a BUY IT NOW special offer! If you select ‘Express Delivery’ and are in the UK, you should get it by Monday night!

SCARY!

Filmbar70 Loves Giallo Glamour… and So Do We!

For some years, Italian gialli of the late ’60s and early ’70s have provided a rich source of enjoyment and inspiration in the Velvet Cave. Their combination of beautiful costumes, glamorous locations, thrilling story-lines and uncompromisingly groovy soundtracks has turned several of these films into firm favourites!

We’ll be posting about some of these favourites very soon but if you want to find out more in the meantime, there are plenty of blogs created by aficionados of the genre on the internet. For beginners, the basics are here.

Filmbar 70 is a regular soirée that showcases rarities from “the golden age of exploitation cinema”. Its proprietors are passionate about gialli and regularly present examples of the genre on ‘the big screen’. Events are held at the Roxy Bar & Screen on London’s Borough High Street and you can find out more at the Filmbar70 website.

New stock on eBay: dresses, boots and shoes!
Take a look at the current Velvet Cave collection (on eBay now!) and you’ll no doubt fall in love with a medieval style red velvet dress with black and gold trim. We’ve only got one of these available (apart from my own one, of course, which I won’t be parting with any time soon!), so don’t miss out on this remarkable opportunity!
The dress was inspired by a design worn by Pattie Boyd (former wife to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton) in the photograph above (from Petticoat magazine, 5 July 1969). Pattie is pictured with her sister Jenny and the original dress was a product of the explosion of creativity surrounding fashionable late ’60s design collective, The Fool.
The outfits and photograph are credited to innovator of psychedelic photography, Karl Ferris and probably date from around 1967. I’m not sure why it took Petticoat so long to publish the picture but Ferris is described in the accompanying text as ‘trying to get [the designs] marketed’. I can’t help wondering why, at the height of his fame, Ferris would have required any assistance in achieving such a goal! 
By the time the picture was taken, Ferris was already working closely with Dutch artists Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger who he had discovered among the hippie community on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1966. He had taken photographs of clothes designed by the pair and sent them to London where they were published in The Times and immediately caused a sensation.
In the light of this success, The Fool relocated to London and opened a studio with Ferris. The Dutch artists produced clothes and art while Ferris pursued photography. Thanks to his psychedelic work with The Fool, he became one of the preferred photographers of the 1960s British rock elite.

New stock on eBay: dresses, boots and shoes!

Take a look at the current Velvet Cave collection (on eBay now!) and you’ll no doubt fall in love with a medieval style red velvet dress with black and gold trim. We’ve only got one of these available (apart from my own one, of course, which I won’t be parting with any time soon!), so don’t miss out on this remarkable opportunity!

The dress was inspired by a design worn by Pattie Boyd (former wife to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton) in the photograph above (from Petticoat magazine, 5 July 1969). Pattie is pictured with her sister Jenny and the original dress was a product of the explosion of creativity surrounding fashionable late ’60s design collective, The Fool.

The outfits and photograph are credited to innovator of psychedelic photography, Karl Ferris and probably date from around 1967. I’m not sure why it took Petticoat so long to publish the picture but Ferris is described in the accompanying text as ‘trying to get [the designs] marketed’. I can’t help wondering why, at the height of his fame, Ferris would have required any assistance in achieving such a goal! 

By the time the picture was taken, Ferris was already working closely with Dutch artists Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger who he had discovered among the hippie community on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1966. He had taken photographs of clothes designed by the pair and sent them to London where they were published in The Times and immediately caused a sensation.

In the light of this success, The Fool relocated to London and opened a studio with Ferris. The Dutch artists produced clothes and art while Ferris pursued photography. Thanks to his psychedelic work with The Fool, he became one of the preferred photographers of the 1960s British rock elite.

Get a Head with Velvet Cave!
We thought we’d better give you a heads up ‘cos we know you’ll have eyes for this stunner! Visit our eBay shop and get your bids in quick - the auction is heading for a finish at 8:07pm (BST) on the 15th October!

Get a Head with Velvet Cave!

We thought we’d better give you a heads up ‘cos we know you’ll have eyes for this stunner! Visit our eBay shop and get your bids in quick - the auction is heading for a finish at 8:07pm (BST) on the 15th October!

A batch of exciting new stock has just arrived in the Velvet Cave eBay shop!
Visit the eBay shop now where you’ll find a stunning selection of vintage 1960s & ’70s dresses, boots and coats (including the one pictured above)!

A batch of exciting new stock has just arrived in the Velvet Cave eBay shop!

Visit the eBay shop now where you’ll find a stunning selection of vintage 1960s & ’70s dresses, boots and coats (including the one pictured above)!

Psychedelic animation from the Yellow Submarine designer…

Heinz Edelmann - Animated sequence for Der Phantastische Film (used throughout the ’70s and ’80s as an introduction for various creepy feature films shown on German TV channel, ZDF)

The Smashing Bird I Used to Know, 1969 (UK)

AKA School for Unclaimed Girls Directed by Robert Hartford-Davis. Starring Madeleine Hinde, Renée Asherson, Dennis Waterman, Patrick Mower, Derek Fowlds, Lesley-Anne Down and Maureen Lipman. Art direction by Bruce Grimes.

There’s more sumptuous imagery at our Flickr account


Imogen running her Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

Imogen running her Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

The Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

The Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

The Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

The Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

The Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

The Velvet Cave stall at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

Imogen and Bobby at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London. 

Imogen and Bobby at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Spitalfields Market, London.