Posts Tagged ‘Melissa Caplan’

Toyah 60: A Colourful Summer 1982

May 10th, 2018

One of Toyah’s most colourful photo shoots. These great photos were published in European magazine Pop Rocky and the UK’s Jackie in the Summer of 1982, at the height of The Changeling era. Toyah wears various Melissa Caplan designed outfits that were rarely seen anywhere else aside from a couple of television appearances.


Classic Toyah: Dolls/Melissa Caplan Outfits 2014

January 8th, 2014

Andy has created some new Melissa Caplan inspired outfits, and very Toyah-esque and fantastic they look too. Amazing attention to detail as always. Please click on the photo below to view the full version. (Thanks again to Andy)


Club to Catwalk: Toyah’s Info Board

July 11th, 2013

A recreation of the info board that accompanies Toyah’s Melissa Caplan outfit at the, just opened, Club to Catwalk exhibition at the V&A. Click below for a larger version, view all of Dreamscape’s news on the exhibition here, and stay tuned for more coming soon!


V&A: Toyah Attends ‘Club To Catwalk’ Launch

July 8th, 2013

Toyah attended this evening’s launch of Club to Catwalk at the V&A Museum in London. The other photo is of the Melissa Caplan outfit, included in the exhibition, that Toyah only wore once and subsequently donated to Sheffield Rock Museum in 1987. Toyah also tweeted a photo of herself and Helen David at the launch, and the Official Toyah Facebook posted another photo of Toyah with the outfit. (Thanks to Andi)


Capturing The New Romantics: Melissa Caplan

August 22nd, 2012

Amazing Melissa Caplan outfits from ‘Herb Schulz, Capturing The New Romantics’, along with the, slightly different. original cover. These are from the same collection as Melissa’s famous Toyah outfit, The Wedding Dress. Buy the book here. (Thanks to Andi | Photos © Herb Schulz)

Toyah News Briefs

August 15th, 2012

• Check out Toyah’s Official Twitter: Over the last couple of weeks she has tweeted about vistiting the National Portrait Gallery, Robert Fripp, tasty food from homegrown veg, the Olympics, recent gigs, traffic jams and more!

Irenebrination: The (Blitz) Kids That Never Were (According to the Fashion Mainstream): A new mini-article on Melissa Caplan.

Top Of The Pops: The Story Of 1976 is currently available to watch at BBC iPlayer.

• Samantha Fox mentions Toyah in a new article at The Quietus in which she chooses her 13 Favourite Albums: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams: I remember when Annie Lennox first came out I just loved her voice and loved her image. She’s very androgynous and different to everyone else, other than someone like Toyah Willcox, who when I was younger I thought; ‘oh, she’s different.’

National Lottery’s Greatest Hits: It’s A Mystery (1999)

May 25th, 2012

Music was very much on the backburner at the time so when Toyah appeared on the National Lottery’s Greatest Hits in 1999 it was an exciting moment. It was a great performance and Toyah even wore a classic Melissa Caplan outfit for the occasion. Show host Angela Griffin introduced Toyah by claiming ‘It’s A Mystery’ was a “number one hit”. Not quite but who cares it was just good to see Toyah singing on TV again. She also released the lottery balls and as she pressed the button exclaimed “may this finger make you rich“! Unfortunately it didn’t. View at You Tube, and see larger caps here. (Thanks to Paul Lomas)

The Changeling Resurrection: Official Round-Up

April 12th, 2012

• A previously unseen photo was added to Toyah’s Official Facebook on Tuesday, with Toyah wearing a classic, and rare, Melissa Caplan outfit. The photo looks like it was taken at the same time as last year’s Dean Stockings’ promo shots for the ‘From Sheep Farming…’ tour. Toyah’s Facebook said: Just 4 days until Toyah premieres her new show THE CHANGELING RESURRECTION @ BRIGHTON with new set list and new costume….. what do you think she will be wearing? (PS it’s not the outfit in this photo). View the full/larger version of this photo at Facebook (© Dean Stockings/Official Toyah)

• Official Toyah ‘Resurrection Countdown’ tweet from Monday: “LUCK’S ON OUR SIDE, WE THROW OUR CARES INTO THE SKY, IT’S YOU & I…. 5 days until #changeling2012“.

• Toyah ‘Resurrection Countdown’ tweet from Tuesday: “EYES ALIGHT, I AM THE NIGHT… I’M A VOODOO DOLL! great rehearsal today for #changeling2012 just 4 days to go ’til Brighton Concorde“.

• This morning Toyah tweeted: “WILD BOYS WITH THEIR BATONS AND PEARLS, HELLO BOYS! WE’RE THE MIDNIGHT GIRLS Just 2days til we rock #changeling“, and then followed up with this important info: “P.S. i will be on stage at Brighton Concorde THIS SAT at 8.30pm prompt so don’t miss the start….u don’t want to!!!

Classic Toyah: ‘Pop Rocky/Jackie’ 1982

March 21st, 2012

Possibly one of Toyah’s best photo shoots? Certainly one of the most colourful.

These great photos were used in European magazine ‘Pop Rocky’ and the UK’s ‘Jackie’ in the Summer of 1982, at the height of the glorious ‘Changeling’ era.

Gorgeous Toyah wears various Melissa Caplan designed outfits that were rarely seen anywhere else.