Sunday, 6 August 2017

A 1970s' Leather Jacket at the Agatha Christie Exhibition

The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff is currently running a small exhibition, Agatha Christie: A life in photographs, until the 3rd of September.  I work very nearby to the museum so it took all of my willpower to not pop and see the exhibition in a lunch hour, and save it for a weekend so that my husband could come too.

A 1970s' leather jacket might not seem an obvious choice for something Agatha Christie related (on our trip to Greenway, my husband and I tried to dress in keeping with the surroundings), but on the morning of our visit, it was pouring with rain, and was decidedly chilly.  Time was short, so I reached for boots and a leather jacket and threw on a blouse without really thinking about it.

Halfway through the day, it decided it was Summer again.  Temperatures were up around 21 degrees celsius and the sun was fairly strong.  I was sweltering in my leather boots and jacket!  Fortunately I always keep a pair of 'driving shoes' in the car, so I changed into those as soon as we returned to the car, and ditched the leather jacket.  Very funny, Mother Nature.  So, this outfit was neither comfortable, nor one I feel 'worked' particularly.  That blouse looks better tucked into things.  Next time, I think I'd wear a shirt and neckscarf that would steer the look more towards aviatrix than '70s boho.

The exhibition itself was a camera-free zone I'm afraid, so you'll just have to take my word for it that it's worth seeing if you're remotely interested in Christie.  There were many, many photographs that I've never seen before - and I've read the autobiography and been to her home Greenway and various other exhibitions over the years. The most surprising snippet of information that I learned was that Christie had a Welsh connection, with her daughter marrying a Welshman.

70s leather jacket




70s leather jacket

70s leather jacket

70s leather jacket

70s leather jacket

70s leather jacket

70s leather jacket 1970s leather jacket: gift from husband
Top: car boot sale, can't remember the brand
Trousers: 'Hampshire' trousers, Boden (in sale)
Boots: Next, via charity shop
Bag: M&S, via car boot sale

I was in such a hurrumph about the weather that day, I ended up booking flights to Spain for later this month.  Hurrah, sunshine ahoy!

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13 comments:

  1. I would have loved to see more! But your jacket is a great retro piece!

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  2. The Agatha Christie exhibition looks very interesting. The weather's been playing up like that here too, so that I never know what to wear, and for some reason I always make the wrong decicion! Your jacket is fabulous, and the blouse looks very pretty too. xxx

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  3. This Agatha Christie exhibition looks so interesting. I love your outfit.
    Marilyn

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  4. That does sound like an interesting exhibition.
    Gah! Blasted weather! You looked fabulous, red really suits you. xxx

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  5. Ha! Good for you for booking a getaway : )

    That sounds like a wonderful exhibition. The pattern on Agatha Christie's dress in the poster is wonderful.

    Love that 70's leather. So rocker.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. I love your top, it's really stylish yet casual. And I agree with Suzanne about Agatha's dress pattern - I wonder how bright it was?

    A trip to Spain can never be a bad thing.

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    1. I wonder if Agatha's dress would have had the pattern in bright colours, like the hieroglyphics themselves used? Very striking!

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  7. Your top is fabulous. And I think I prefer it out than tucked in - it works so well with your trousers. I'm intrigued by the exhibition and may be passing through Cardiff in the near future, so thanks so much for the tip. Kx

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  8. The weather is no challenge for you, stylish lady! I've never seen you look anything less than impeccably dressed and this is no exception :) Shame they wouldn't let you take pictures at this one! xx

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  9. Oh wow I am a big fan of the leather jacket and tall boots.. its a look I wish I could off. Very pretty Porcelina.

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  10. Too bad there were no pictures allowed! I would have liked to have seen them, as Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors and she had such an interesting life.
    Even though your outfit didn't work out how you hoped, (that happens to me too!) it was still very nice.

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  11. Love the shirt and lordy this weather is just too much, so so cold this week. Bah I'm not sure I could get to Cardiff before the 3rd Sept this sounds right up my street though.

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  12. I love Agatha Christie's books, but I must admit that I know very little about the woman herself. I really should read up on her, I'm sure she's fascinating!
    Love the outfit - perfect for spending some time walking around a museum, which can be hard on the feet. Really cute top, and I love the jacket!

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