It's goob gobs of fun collecting props for the upcoming photo shoot for the Skyline Higher cover and interior. I thank the vinyl gods I saved my old albums from that era, or maybe I should thank my husband, who still has a turntable and plays an album from time to time. He really gets the credit for saving them. I lugged them across the country to be with said husband, so that should count for something. Although he tries to take credit for them belonging to him, some of my albums still bear my "K Brig." or "Kathy Briganti" masking tape ID on them. The Led Zeppelin album also has a $3 price tag, and I know I bought it at Rasputin's in Berkeley (Skyline Higher fun fact: there's a scene in the book featuring this iconic store).
For the shoot, I also scored a pair of Dittos bell-bottom jeans — the kind that cover your feet in their entirety. Those were a staple in my younger years. When model Allyna Wilson tried them on, she said, "They're so high waisted!" Yep. But I've been informed the high-waisted pant is coming back in, so I guess those dittos are back in style!
I'd love to find a mood ring and some puca shells to round things out. Some shag carpeting would go a long way too. Maybe if I keep digging through my old memorabilia boxes, some will turn up (I seriously wouldn't be surprised!).
In the meantime, I intend to rock on — and you should too (get your lighters)!
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