It's no surprise when sisters share each others' clothing. When you have a sibling that is essentially the same clothing size as you, your closet virtually doubles in size and the possibilities are seemingly endless. What is interesting is seeing how each item of clothing is interpreted by each person. The Olsen twins do it all the time - what appears androgynously chic on Ashley can look grunge glam on Mary-Kate. One of my favorite sister duos is Pattie and Jenny Boyd. As they were both legendary musical muses and top models of the 1960s, it's no surprise that they also have similarities in the clothing that they wore.
Middle image is courtesy of Child of the Moon
In the top image, the sisters are both seen wearing a psychedelic print mini dress that Pattie exhibited during her 2008 appearance at Beatlefest. On an August 1967 trip to California with hubby George and Beatles press agent Derek Taylor, Pattie visited her sister Jenny, who was by then living in the Haight-Asbury district of San Francisco, rocking this tiny frock. Her look was completed by purple gladiator sandles, an embroidered vest, and many strands of beads and stacks of bangles. Jenny borrowed the dress when she appeared in Donovan's promotional video for "Wear Your Love Like Heaven." This was during the time when Donovan was falling in love with the middle Boyd sister, and the video coincided with the composition of the song "Jennifer Juniper," which was about Jenny. With the mini dress, Jenny added a pair of white linen pants, a red velvet cape, beaded necklace and bracelets, and opted to go barefoot.
While modeling with her sister for the British magazine Petticoat, Jenny got her hands on this pair of incredible purple suede gladiator sandals. She didn't get to wear them for long - Pattie kindly took them off of her hands and sported them frequently throughout 1967, where the shoes made almost regular appearances during the Summer of Love trip through San Francisco. Both of the Boyd girls paired the knee-high sandals with lushly-colored mini dresses and as many hippie love beads and accessories as they could find.