Crystal Tipps, Alistair and big, BIG hair

Umpen Editions's new spring range, Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Crystal Tipps and Alistair ride again in Umpen Editions's new spring range

Marc Bolan’s ‘My people were fair and had sky in their hair’ could have been penned with Crystal Tipps in mind, what with her cloud-like coiffure which – along with her Mary-Jane shoes – echoed that of the bopping imp himself. However the star of the super-popular 70s children’s series Crystal Tipps and Alistair owed more to the trippy, colour-saturated style of Yellow Submarine illustrator Heinz Edelmann, as her creator Hilary Hayton explained when we interviewed her for 70s Style & Design. Those of you who enjoyed the popadelic pair’s kaleidoscope highs back in the day might like to know that Hilary has produced a brilliant range of Crystal Tipps and Alistair greeting cards for Umpen Editions.

And talking of bubblicious barnets, we can’t help but notice that big hair is bouncing back, thanks to the fashion world’s current obsession with the 70s. Check out this curly girlie at Sonia Rykiel’s spring/summer 2011 show…

Sonia Rykiel spring/summer 2011


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