Truly, inspirationally perfect illustrations from Harpers and Queen, July 1972. I recently acquired an Annacat in the same print as the one above, in a slightly different cut, and I have another dress in the exact same cut but a plain green fabric. Annacat dresses make me happy, this spread makes me happy.
If you would like some Annacat happiness in your life, please check out the amazing one I have for sale on my website.
I would kill for those heels in the above photo. Both photos are by John Thornton and scanned from Masterpieces of Erotic Photography. I seem to spend a lot of time on my tip-toes, either forced on me by high-heels or just naturally. People think it’s funny, cute or weird, depending on who they are…
Come on Nick Wilson, Andrew Jackson, Jess Down, Jason Paul and Mark Ridge, what are you up to these days?
Quotes I love:
“I have quite a library of faces, you know … cool faces, aware faces, quizzical faces”
“As a model, one’s body, of course, is the main feature, but there are some creative thoughts necessary as well. For instance, I can be standing posing and the photographer’s clicking away, but meanwhile my mind is working on what would be best for the shot and for the photographer.”
“But from what people say about me and the way I work, I know that I will be a success, there’s no doubt about that. I’m not being big-headed. I never really speak about what I’ve done or what I’m doing, but people always ask me. I’m very much a dark horse, you know.”
“And knitting patterns – where would we all be without knitting patterns?”
Where indeed, Mark Ridge, where indeed?
…were born on exactly the same day, in exactly the same year. When I first discovered this factoid, I was genuinely taken aback. Natalie Wood seems like she comes from an entirely different era to Diana Rigg. But I now realise this is more of a perception problem on my part, mainly because Wood died so young and became famous much earlier; some of the similarities in these photos are seriously spooky.
Happy birthday ladies, you deserve a picture spam!
Please excuse the daft title. This amazing Annacat dress is so brilliant and ruffled and exotic it can’t help but make me think of the divine Ms. Carmen Miranda. Not that it will immediately make you look like her, I hasten to add, unless you wear some fruit on top of your head. Although you may wish to, and I would certainly applaud you if you did. Anyway, here’s my occasional blog about some new listings of mine. There’s the aforementioned Annacat, a Jeff Banks for Clobber dress, Ann Reeves & Co, Pam Hogg, Janice Wainwright for Simon Massey, Miss Mouse, Joy Stevens, Polly Peck, Kati at Laura Phillips, Paraphernalia, Mary Quant, Petals and Concept by Samuel Sherman. Phewwwww. That’s a lot of gear.
Scanned from ‘Screen Goddesses’ by Tom Hutchinson
Scanned from Masterpieces of Erotic Photography. I assumed it was a James Wedge set when I first flicked through the book!