Posted: February 17, 2013 Filed under: 1960s, british boutique movement, charles jourdan, david bailey, Inspirational Images, jean muir, jean varon, john bates, Liza Spain, Rayne, Vanessa Frye, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Outfit by John Bates for Jean Varon
Photographed by David Bailey. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, January 1968
Dress by Jean Muir – shoes by Rayne
Dress by Liza Spain at Vanessa Frye – shoes by Charles Jourdan
Posted: August 10, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Barbara Trentham, british boutique movement, chelsea cobbler, cosmopolitan, Deirdre McSharry, Early Bird, harold ingram, Inspirational Images, jean muir, kari ann muller, mary quant, medusa, norman eales, paulene stone, stirling cooper, Tsaritsa, Vintage Editorials
Barbara wears halter top and pleated skirt by Mary Quant, £23 for the rigout, and shoes by Chelsea Cobbler. He wears intarsia sweater by Ballantyne.
Nice girls are turning a cold shoulder on some of the best looking men around. Perfectly enchanting girls, like Twiggy, who flashes her famous shoulder blades at Christopher Gable through her sleeveless, backless The Boy Friend costumes. And who can forget Lauren Bacall and lngrid Bergman acting with their backs turned on Bogie in all those Late Late Show films. Now you can make some of the best exit lines in the backless—and fairly frontless—cIothes previewed here. lt’s clear that fashion is on the side of the female female in clothes that show off a nice warm back and allow plenty of MANoeuvring room. Putting the Back-to-Basics through their paces in many of the pictures are Barbara Trentham and Gary Myers, a couple of Cosmo people to watch. Blonde, brainy Barbara with the 1,000-watt smile will soon be seen in her first film, opposite Shirley MacLaine. called, if you can believe it, The Possession of Joel Delaney, and Aussie Gary is tall, dark and one of television’s busiest tough guys. Together they show that a cold shoulder never turned a good man off…
Scanned from the very first UK edition of Cosmopolitan, March 1972. Photographs by Norman Eales.
Paulene wears chamois leather blouse and pleated skirt by Jean Muir, £46 and £31.50
Paulene Stone in a robe from Browns, £20
Barbara wears dress by Early Bird, £7. Gary’s sweater is by Harold Ingram, £3.30
Barbara wears dress by Mary Quant, £15
Barbara wears strappy crepe dress by Medusa, £9.95
Barbara wears dress by Tsaritsa, £29. Shoes by Mary Quant.
When both ladies turn up in identical tank tops scooped low, a man scarcely knows where to put his eyes. Dark Janni and tawny Kari-Anne [sic] fill out backless sweaters by Stirling Cooper, £2.95. Janni’s red jersey trousers are £9.60, also by Stirling Cooper. Yellow satin jeans by Medusa, £17.91.
Posted: June 19, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, antony price, barbara hulanicki, barry lategan, biba, british boutique movement, chelsea girl, Fiorucci, jean muir, Susan Locke, Vogue, website listings
Rare 1972 Jean Muir dress at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
I am delighted to finally reveal one of the most amazing pieces I’ve had the pleasure of handling and listing over at Vintage-a-Peel. This superb Jean Muir dress hails from 1972, as photographed by Barry Lategan for Vogue of April that year, and is made from one of Muir’s most distinctive prints, the Apples and Pears chiffon (which I already mentioned back in April).
I have also just listed a stunning cocktail mini dress by the supremely talented Antony Price and a definitive disco-era ensemble by iconic brand Fiorucci. Amongst other beauties, of course. Not least a mini dress by seemingly forgotten designer and owner of eponymous King’s Road boutique, Susan Locke. Susan was the girlfriend of actor Jeremy Brett in the late Sixties/early Seventies, and was also one of the first stockists of Terry de Havilland’s wonderful shoes. A fine pedigree, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Antony Price strapless mini cocktail dress at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Floral chiffon Seventies-does-Thirties dress at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Rare Fiorucci pink metallic bustier/trouser ensemble at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Paisley gypsy ‘Jake’ Seventies dress at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Galactic glam rock Seventies Chelsea Girl skirt at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Rare Biba ‘Lolita’-labelled Seventies maxi skirt at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Romantic mid Seventies ‘Lady Charlotte’ maxi dress at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Rare late Sixties micro mini dress by Susan Locke at Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk
Posted: April 27, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, annacat, barbara hulanicki, biba, british boutique movement, Foale and Tuffin, Jean Louis Scherrer, jean muir, jean varon, john bates, Kate Beaver, mister ant, Mr Darren, strawberry studio, Vanessa Frye, wallis, website listings
Ah, my inaugural listings post … well, over here on wordpress anyway. Yet again I have been a little tardy in posting them here, but better late than never! There’s Annacat, Jean Muir, Biba, John Bates, Jean Louis Scherrer, Foale and Tuffin, Strawberry Studio (and breathe), and many more. All images are links to the pages over at Vintage-a-Peel. Usual things apply, free postage in the UK and let me know if you want to pay in a couple of instalments for the more expensive items.
John Bates for Jean Varon
Vanessa Frye / Mary Murray Ltd.
Foale and Tuffin
Jean Louis Scherrer
Posted: April 14, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Harpers Bazaar, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, jean muir, Mouchy
Drawings of early matte jersey dresses from Harpers Bazaar, 1970. Drawings by Mouchy.
Scanned from Jean Muir (exhibition book from 1980) by Leeds Art Galleries.
Posted: April 10, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, barry lategan, Glenda Jackson, jean muir, Vogue
Jean Muir "Apples and Pears" print dress, 1972.
Photographed by Barry Lategan for Vogue, April 1972.
Also worn by Glenda Jackson in the 1973 film A Touch of Class and briefly in her appearance on the Morecambe and Wise show.
Scanned from Jean Muir: Beyond Fashion.
Posted: March 6, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, alice pollock, bill gibb, british boutique movement, Gina Fratini, jean muir, john bates, lord snowdon, mary quant, ossie clark, thea porter, zandra rhodes
Front row left to right: Jean Muir, Alice Pollock, Thea Porter. Second row: John Bates, Tim Gardner, Gina Fratini. Third row: Bill Gibb, Zandra Rhodes. Top: Mary Quant, Ossie Clark.
So many egos, so little space… I’m placing bets that Quant and Bates didn’t speak to each other for the duration. But it’s also nice to see Bates sitting with his friend Bill Gibb, and now I like to think that Alice Pollock and Thea Porter must have been quite pally as well.
Posted: November 13, 2011 Filed under: 1930s, 1970s, caroline charles, jean muir, nova magazine, ossie clark, Sarah Moon, tuttabankem
Hats from C&A. Racoon jacket (left) by Tuttabankem for Philip Hockley. Furs (centre and right) by Femina Furs.
Dress like a little old lady and bring back a little grace to your life. It takes thin little frocks in fabrics for all season, new or second-hand; warmed up with wooly things next to the skin, cardigans and old furs, all shoulders, or old-looking brand-new furs. Flapper hats, lace-up shoes, fine jewels and a handbag to hang on to for dear life.
Photographed by Sarah Moon. Nova, October 1972
I’m looking to bring back the term ‘second-hand’, or even just ‘old’. Although I realise this is a hard one, given my website name. I liketo wear things that are second-hand and/or old. Thank you Nova and Sarah Moon for such immense beauty…
Left: Second hand dress from Civil Service Stores and cardigan from Charley’s. Centre: Fox cape by Femina Furs, dress by Jean Muir. Right: Jacket and skirt by Caroline Charles. Blue fox boa by Femina Furs.
Left: Second hand dress and cardigan from Charley’s. Centre: Skirt by Sheilagh Brown for Coopers. Blouse and fur cape second-hand from Charley’s. Right: Cardigan by Carroll at Joseph, second-hand dress and handbag from Virginia, blue fox boa from Femina Furs.
Left: Crepe wrap-around dress by Ossie Clark for Quorum, thermals by Damart, stockings at Donald Davies. Centre: Second hand blouse at Virginia, panties by Lux Lux. Right: Cardigan by Lil at Josephs, crepe skirt by Pierre Elegant, antique handbag at Virginia.
Posted: September 16, 2011 Filed under: celia birtwell, Foale and Tuffin, jean muir, jean shrimpton, nova magazine, ossie clark, seventies fashion, thea porter
Dress by Thea Porter
Absolutely breathtaking spread from Nova, December 1970, featuring Jean Shrimpton in some mouth-watering pieces by Ossie Clark, Jean Muir, Foale and Tuffin and Thea Porter.
Photos by Hans Feurer.
Dress by Ossie Clark with print by Celia Birtwell
Blouse by Laura Jamieson at The Sweetshop
Blouse by Jean Muir, gaucho pants by Foale and Tuffin.
Posted: November 10, 2010 Filed under: 1970s, Inspirational Images, jean muir, joanna lumley
Joanna Lumley, Kelly, J.J. and Roz Wilkins. 1970
Scanned from Jean Muir (exhibition book from 1980) by Leeds Art Galleries.