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Mr Freedom
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Paul Gorman's sublime blog The Look: Adventures in Rock and Pop Fashion keeps its besotted followers addicted due to its up to the minute sartorial rock content.

Paul is not just a popular blogger though.



His Amazon bibliography includes the Must Have book on graphic design innovator Barney Bubbles titled Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles which Bubbles illustrated.



Paul Gorman's latest book, titled Mr Freedom is about the legendary Tommy Roberts.



Deluded Fashion Victims who don't realise Roberts is the True 'iconoclastic' Original of the Visionary/Revolutionary orbit of Fashion must have been hibernating since the latter half of the twentieth century.









 Published by Adelita, signed first editions of this fabulous looking tome can be bought from Amazon in July.



 I don’t understand why Tommy Roberts hasn’t been gonged, but Sir Paul Smith who has, has written the book’s forward.



 "Tommy is an inspiration, a real character and one of Britain's true eccentrics. He has always been at the forefront of what is new, constantly looking to the future and expanding the boundaries of retailing, fashion and design," he proclaims.






Tommy Roberts 




 After I left school in the mid Sixties (when I was in nappies), instead of doing something predictable like trekking off to India, my ‘gap year’ consisted of working for Tommy in his Kleptomania boutique in Carnaby Street during my summer holidays.



What an education! I learned more working for Tommy than during my entire school incarceration.

All the rock stars popped in and out, but one person I do remember coming in to try on Tommy’s innovative Sixties satin stuff etc. was Bridget Bardot.












City Lights Studio



 When Tommy went on to open City Lights in Covent Garden during the early Seventies, I was the first to buy Ronnie Melia’s perspex pink powder puff pom pom shoes.

If it had been possible to install floating goldfish in the transparent skyscraper high heels, they would have been even more perfect than they already were.








 If only I still had those crazy shoes as well as the poster red double breasted trouser suit I acquired from Mr Freedom in Kensington during the early Seventies.



So inspirational was this fashionably futuristic shop and its accompanying restaurant Mr Feed 'Em that I couldn't resist satirising them both in Frantic (Chapter Five), my novel set in the early Seventies.



 Tommy Roberts was my first 'boss' and 'working' at Kleptomania was the most fun job I've ever had. If  only I'd kept all the clothes, especially my unique garments from Mr Freedom, then I would now be rich!


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• DJ HOWARD'S DANCE MUSIC IS THE BEST - Sunday, November 18, 2012
• My favourite Crime Novel of the year - Tuesday, November 06, 2012
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• A Kickstart for Californian Rock musician - Thursday, August 30, 2012
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• Frantic novel read at San Francisco Music Festival - Monday, December 12, 2011
• The Christmas Jug Band With Jo McDonald Live Streams - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
• Eggs Over Easy Reunion In London - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Celia Birtwell Launches Her Book In London - Monday, September 26, 2011
• Bill Kirchen Hosts Richard de Lone Benefit - Friday, September 09, 2011
• Gregory Sams Talks At Hoxton Gallery - Tuesday, June 14, 2011
• Clive Ashenden Delivers The Vanished - Monday, June 06, 2011
• Jeff Dexter Hosts 60's Night - Sunday, May 22, 2011
• An original Cockette Blogs - Saturday, April 30, 2011
• Marin Human Race, May 7 2011 - Monday, March 28, 2011
• Sat Raimondo - The Best healer In London - Friday, December 17, 2010
• Sun of gOd Rocks! - Thursday, December 02, 2010
• A Stylish blog from 70s Style & Design Authors - Sunday, November 28, 2010
• A Christine Keeler Show at the Mayor Gallery in London - Wednesday, November 03, 2010
• A Book Promo That Works - Monday, November 01, 2010
• Kiria Is Sex On Stage - Tuesday, October 26, 2010
• Celia Birtwell Now Sells Books - Monday, October 25, 2010
• Dr Yan Li - an Acupuncturist Who Cures And Rejuvenates - Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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• Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe headline at de Lone Benefit Concert - Monday, October 04, 2010
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• Michael Horovitz Rocks - Friday, September 03, 2010
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• The Cockettes' Elevator Girls In Bondage is Re-released - Sunday, July 25, 2010
• Sam Cutler Goes Frantic - Thursday, July 01, 2010
• Arlic Dromgoole Paints Like A Rock 'n'Roll Dream - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
• Bruce Oldfield reads Frantic - Monday, June 21, 2010
• Austin de Lone and co at the Masonic Hall, Mill Valley. - Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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