"MOD SHOES ARE SO FAB"
The Small Faces - the ultimate mods
T U E S D A Y, 2 5 J U L Y
First weedy weather for three weeks - a great pity because of Sydney and Mark. Bad weather may put them off sailing and then I’ll probably never see Mark again.
It was an anti-climax going back to school. But Anya was thrilled with my photos of the Knightsbridge Hotel, and swooned over Polnareff all day. A lot of other people were interested; it really is super how many are getting keen on him! I saw Jenny for the first time for ages. We sympathised with each other greatly over the Stones' trial.
Walked into town with Lucy at lunch time and looked at shoe-shops.
Mark had blue canvas ones like that.
Went home with Martha and she bought me a peach, which was very sweet of her. With her love of William Pitt the Younger she’s so interesting - but I wish she had more taste in clothes. I rather feel she’s another of these young people who don’t understand their own generation.
Got off the bus and had to walk home with my satchel, my shoe bag and a paper carrier full of Chump’s books, vases and goodness knows what else – it was murderous. What kept me going was thinking of Mark.
In the mid 60s, Cuban heels were added to those "fab" black ankle boots worn by the Chelsea Set - mods loved sharp Italian inspired design. When Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager, commissioned ballet-shoe makers Anello & Davide to make them, 'Beatles boots' became universal. These mid-calf boots in olive green corduroy were made for John Lennon.