I got sucked into the gold rush playing the vintage computer game Oregon trail last night. Did you know you can play a whole load of old Apple games online?
Anyhow, it was the FIRST time I ever made it to Oregon alive! I even got in the top 10 of the game leaderboard. 1991 is so proud of me.
I was re-living the trans-prairie victory today while online shopping and came across River Island's Chelsea Girl collection that could fit right into 1848.
Clockwise from top left:
- Hedgehog print jumper
- Cream victoriana blouse
- Frill front blouse
- Oversize cape
- Ankle boots
- Midi skirts
- Suede bag
It is based on the Chelsea Girl brand of the 60s and 70s which eventually evolved into the River Island of today.
During the 60s and 70s the King's Road in Chelsea was the center of London counterculture. Hippies roamed the street in the late 1960s, while in the 70s Dame Vivienne Westwood opened her first shop on the King's Road selling to the punk scene.
The collection might have some pieces that are "fording the Snake River" than River Island, but it does blend together nicely the 1960s Kings Road with 1860s Oregon Trail for the modern day Chelsea girl.
Are you into frontier/ hippie style or should it get lost on the trail like one of my oxen?
Try to beat my 2244 score on Oregon Trail here and to get a good idea of the Kings Road style of the 1960s check out the Kings Road Rocks! tumblr by @kingsroadrocks.