What inspired you to write your memoir?
I wanted to give us a personal and critical history of the counterculture, from beatnik San Francisco and New York, to hippie Paris and London, to Fluxus, to the feminist and fashion revolutions of the 1960’s and the aftermath of it all. To show how the mixing of the pop world – the fashion world , the artistic and cultural world helped people change the world we lived in
About your Book:
Besides being involved in most of the activities that created the world charging times of the 1960’s I established the first textile design studio in London, winning awards and worldwide success. My book covers in depth information about fashion influences, textile design, fashion forecasting and the world’s most important designers and how that industry functions. Trend Union, her fashion consulting firm which she set up in Paris in 1985 broke the fashion barriers and was named bu Time Magazine as the world’s Most Influential futurists in fashion.
II was born in the mountains of Canada. In my third year of art school in Calgary Canada, inspired by Kerouac’s book, On the Road, I hitchhiked to San Francisco. I got to know the San Francisco’s writers, Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Gregory Corso, and later in Paris, the avant-garde artists John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Robert Filliou, Daniel Spoerri, Max Neuhaus and various members of the art movement Fluxus. In London i partied and protested with the people who created Swinging London as well as artists, pop stars, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono, The Beatles and Rolling Stones, just to mention a few. During the sixties, I opened my hippie boutique—Twiggy modeled my clothes—and became one of the Carnaby Street and King’s Road designers that helped change the way the world dressed.
My memoir is a personal and critical history of the artist’s counterculture, from beatnik San Francisco and New York, to hippie Paris and London, to feminist and fashion revolutions and the aftermath of it all. My memoir is not just about my incredib le success in th fashion world it is also about the most important moments in the 60’s, including the barricades in Paris.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
i TRIED QUITE A FEW AGENTS AND PUBLISHERS WITHOUT SUCCESS Technicolor Dreamin’ was first published it in Canada with Trafford ISBN141208018 and then taken and pushed by SterlingHouse Publisher ISBN1-58501-117-7 in US retitled In Her Own Fashion