Posted: February 7, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, Barry McKinley, celia birtwell, charlotte rampling, cosmopolitan, Deirdre McSharry, harriet, Henry Miura, Inspirational Images, ossie clark, Randall Lawrence, stirling cooper
Charlotte Rampling, who has made the headlines by living with two men and “loving them equally” – Randall Lawrence here is one – has recently married the other, Brian Southcombe. But there’s no breakup in what she calls “her family”. Here Charlotte cuddles up to her Best Man, a champagne girl in a pop outfit. Pepsi top and trousers by Harriet.
Some stunning photos of the divine Charlotte Rampling, wearing some incredible clothes, scanned from [a slightly crinkly copy of] Cosmopolitan, April 1972. Shame the copy is so utterly, horridly anti-feminist. What gives, Deirdre McSharry? This is Cosmo, after all…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, April 1972. Photographed by Barry McKinley.
Even the most liberated, jeans-uniformed, free-thinking women will be melting at the seams this summer. She’ll be babying herself in cheesecloth, swathing her shoulders in chiffons, oozing into tight, bright “message” clothes and generally dressing up as if she hadn’t got the vote. If your mind is ticking over OK, what’s the matter with appearing as “woman-as-a-sex-object”? A little female fragility never hurt a good fight yet … If you dress in a fragile manner you’ll be handled with care.
Stirling Cooper blazer and trousers. Wavy Navy shirt by Browns.
How to be tattooed while staying a lady. Charlotte has the art in this cheesecloth t-shirt and leather trousers. Tattoos turn a lot of men on – but if not you can just slip this lot off. By Henry Miura.
Cream flannel trousers with straps by Ossie Clark
Blouse printed by Celia Birtwell and designed by Ossie Clark
Posted: January 27, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, celia birtwell, cherry twiss, Foale and Tuffin, Inca, Inspirational Images, jap, marrian mcdonnell, ossie clark, Peter Knapp, telegraph magazine, Vintage Editorials, yves saint laurent
Anna Karenina dress in white alpaca by Bellville Sassoon.
Cherry Twiss delivers another brilliant shoot for the Telegraph Magazine, 17th December 1971.
Photographed by Peter Knapp. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.
Combinations in bright ginger wool, and ginger fox bolero designed by Yves Saint Laurent.
Femme fatale suit in embroidered black crepe – clinging skirt, waistcoat and jacket worn with bright yellow silk shirt by Ossie Clark
Red fake fur jacket by Annacat
Highwaymancloak from Marrian-McDonnell worn over knitted jodhpur suit
Borg fur kimono-cut jacket and ankle length trousers by Foale and Tuffin
Fake fur jerkin by Jap, worn with combinations by Yves Saint Laurent and Peruvian socks from Inca
Red velvet smock by Jap and socks, helmet, armbands, bag and scarf from Inca
Posted: December 2, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, celia birtwell, Inspirational Images, ossie clark
Photographed by François Gillet (Bournemouth College of Art)
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from the British Journal of Photography Annual 1972.
Posted: October 21, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, british boutique movement, celia birtwell, chinoiserie, countdown, fulham road clothes shop, Inspirational Images, mary farrin, Mog, ossie clark, Peter Knapp, sunday times magazine, sylvia ayton, thea porter, vidal sassoon, Vintage Editorials, zandra rhodes
Satin trousers, matching jacket, 17gns by Ossie Clark from Quorum
Above is the notorious Lamborghini suit, most famously worn by Twiggy. I honestly love everything from this editorial. Except that the Lamborghini suit doesn’t suit me at all, and I am speaking from bitter experience there.
Photographed by Peter Knapp, carpets from Peter Jones.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Sunday Times Magazine, December 1st 1968
Brocade chiffon three-piece outfit with harem pants, 20gns by Ossie Clark from Quorum.
Trouser suit trimmed with snakeskin by Mog, 16gns, Countdown.
Velvet waistcoat £20, and brocade harem pants £16, by Thea Porter Decorations Ltd.
Angora cat-suit by Mary Farrin, 22gns
Dungarees by Zandra Rhodes and Sylvia Ayton, £8 10s, Fulham Road Clothes Shop. Sweater by Laura, £18, Vidal Sassoon Boutique.
Posted: June 28, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Bernshaw, celia birtwell, cosmopolitan, Daniel Hecter, edward mann, Inspirational Images, Just Jaeckin, katharine hamnett, Kayser, laura ashley, ossie clark, Pierre Elegante, radley, Russell & Bromley, tuttabankem, Vintage Editorials
Time for a little flirtation. Dress by Ossie Clark for Radley.
Possibly one of my favourite, most lush photoshoots of the period by the legendary photographer (and filmmaker) Just Jaeckin. Scanned from Cosmopolitan, February 1974. That Ossie dress? I am largely speechless with desire… except for occasional gurgling sounds.
Lunch can be the nicest meal of the day... Dress and jacket by Daniel Hechter. Hat by Edward Mann. Russell & Bromley shoes. Photographed at Drones, 1 Pont Street, London SW1.
Be a liberated lady. Slip by Kayser.
Staying at home can be more fun that going out. Top and skirt from Laura Ashley. Man’s clothes all from Simpson’s, Piccadilly.
The lady loves to dance. Dress by Bernshaw, shoes by Russell & Bromley. Photographed at Bertie’s, 86 Brompton Road, London SW3.
Posted: May 20, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, bus stop, caroline arber, celia birtwell, Gill Hutchings, Inspirational Images, lee bender, ossie clark, Pierre Elegante, quorum, radley, Simon Ellis, Sujon, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Crepe dress by Simon Ellis, £8 15s
Photographs by Caroline Arber. Vogue, June 1970.
I wish summer would come. I wish my entire wardrobe consisted of these clothes. I wish every day could be a Caroline Arber kind of day…
Blouse by John Craig, £3 16s. Skirt by Pierre Elegante, £7.
Poppy red moss crepe dress with print by Celia Birtwell, by Ossie Clark for Radley, 11 gns at Quorum.
Dress by Gill Hutchings for Fair Lady, £4.
Blue-grey voile midi dress by Sujon, 7gns.
Rose and green jersey midi dress from Bus Stop, £6 15s
Posted: May 14, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, celia birtwell, Inspirational Images, Meriel McCooey, mild sauce, quorum, Shirley Beljon, sunday times magazine, terry de havilland, Vintage Editorials
“Every designer has long scarves this season – decorating waists, flung over shoulders, slotted through necklines. Celia Birtwell, whose famous screen prints for Quorum enlivened some of their prettiest garments, has produced a new and imaginative collection of exotic zebra and tiger-printed chiffon fantasies which hide a multitude of flesh – even on our bonny pneumatic model. (In real life, Marinka works as a London barmaid.) The scarves come in three sizes, 44in. sq., 22in. sq., and 14in. sq., and cost £10, £6.50 and £4.50 respectively; they are obtainable from Quorum, Radnor Walk, Chelsea, London SW3, and also from their branch at Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3.”
By Meriel McCooey. Photographed by Shirley Beljon. Mules by Terry de Havilland.
The Sunday Times Magazine. March 20th 1977.
Posted: February 13, 2012 Filed under: amanda lear, brigitte bardot, bryan ferry, celia birtwell, david bailey, david bowie, diana rigg, Foale and Tuffin, kahn and bell, oliver reed, ossie clark, penelope tree, Serge Gainsbourg
Yes, it’s that time of year again. St BryanGod Day. Never heard of it? Pah.
To celebrate, here are some favourite couplings. Some romantic, some creative, some fictitious…
Posted: October 21, 2011 Filed under: alice pollock, bus stop, celia birtwell, fashion mouse, janice wainwright, john kelly, ossie clark, pre-raphaelite, quorum, seventies fashion, simon massey, vanity fair, wightwick manor
By Alice Pollock at Quorum*, 19gns. The settee is covered in the original William Morris Bird Design.
There’s a marvellously romantic feeling about the Pre-Raphaelite look. It starts with your hair…soft, natural, framing your face in a ripple of tiny waves. It touches your skin…pale, delicate, un-made-up looking. It colours your clothes…crepe, chiffons and satins in rich hues. Start wearing this great, romantic look today – who knows, he might just start being very romantic to you!
Scanned from Vanity Fair, May 1970. Photographed by John Kelly at Wightwick Manor.
*This is a misattribution, the dress is actually an Ossie.
Dress by Simon Massey, £15. Photographed against a Burne Jones tapestry.
Dress by Fashion Mouse, £22. Photographed against the Kempe stained glass windows.
Dress by Bus Stop, £5. Photographed against a painting by Rossetti pupil Treffry Dunn.
Posted: October 17, 2011 Filed under: 1960s, angela gore, celia birtwell, georgina linhart, kleptomania, ossie clark, paul misso, petticoat magazine, quorum
Jacket by Kleptomania
The season of mists gets shattered into life in the riot of autumn’s wide-awake prints in all the colours of the rainbow.
Petticoat, October 1969. Photographed by Paul Misso.
Dress by Georgina Linhart from the Victoria and Albert Boutique, W.8. Silk printed scarf by Kleptomania.
Patchwork print trousers and tie top by Clobber. Blue and white print dress by Quorum.
Black and white flowery dress by Angela Gore. White boots by Sacha. Red and orange cord dress and scarf by Angela Gore. Jacket by Kleptomania.
Dress by Sujon.