Posted: May 14, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, british boutique movement, Fanny Brown, Inspirational Images, thea porter
Model Fanny Brown wearing patchwork batik shorts and matching shirt, one of Thea’s collections she will be taking to New York.
Another one of my collection of press images, this time it’s a stunning [if slightly atypical] Thea Porter outfit from May, 1971. Photographer unknown, from Keystone Press Agency Inc.
Posted: October 25, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, Adrian Mann, Inspirational Images, mild sauce, thea porter
“Maria represents the ultimate in the look of the Sixties: exotic, naked, and with make-up that is composed of an odd, edgy mixture of fantasy and fact.”
Jewellery by Adrian Mann. Cushions from Thea Porter.
Photographed by David Thorpe. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers Bazaar, October 1969
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: October 17, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Antony Redmile, biba, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, interior design, Ricci Burns, thea porter, Tim Street-Porter
Photographed by Tim Street-Porter. Shimmering dress, cap and necklace at Biba.
Needless to say, I desire all of these interiors but particularly Thea’s incredible mirrored dining room. Phwoar. And yes, it is also another insight into the mysterious Mr Antony Redmile – who we have met before…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, December 1974
Posted: August 8, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, anjelica huston, british boutique movement, Gina Fratini, Inspirational Images, miss selfridge, ossie clark, thea porter, Vintage Adverts
Ossie Clark (model on the right is a young Anjelica Huston)
Once upon a time, Miss Selfridge used to stock clothes by the likes of Ossie Clark, Thea Porter and Gina Fratini… If only t’were still the case!
The Ossie advert is scanned from Cosmopolitan, May 1972, the Thea Porter and Gina Fratini ones are from April 1972.
Posted: June 8, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, alice pollock, british boutique movement, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, james wedge, liberty's, thea porter, Vintage Editorials
Floaty cover-up in silk chiffon, printed with navy/red/cream, tying at waist; by Alice Pollock for Quorum, about £45. Black lycra swimsuit by Eres, £16.50.
Scanned from Harpers and Queen, June 1973. Photographs by James Wedge.
Belted cover-up in fine cotton voile, with paisley print in pale green/blue/yellow/purple, and long medieval sleeves; £37, Liberty. Pale green lycra bikini; £5, Liberty.
Cotton voile abaya by Thea Porter, with print of Chinese horses in green and brown, and two panels of antique patchwork fabrics; £61, Thea Porter
Posted: May 22, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, biba, Boston-151, british boutique movement, carnaby street, countdown, crowthers, Emmerton and Lambert, Foale and Tuffin, Illustrations, Janet Ibbotson, just looking, laura ashley, marrian mcdonnell, Michael Farrell, mr freedom, rowley and oram, stirling cooper, stop the shop, Suliman, thea porter, universal witness, yves saint laurent
Illustrated by Michael Farrell. Click to enlarge.
Oh I do love a good map. Especially a fantastically illustrated map of all my favourite shops in London in 1971. It is the nearest I will ever come to being able to walk around them. Sadness ensues…
Scanned from Vanity Fair, July 1971.
Posted: April 22, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, ritz magazine, thea porter, Van Pariser, Vintage Adverts
Thea Porter advert from Ritz Magazine, Number 14, 1978. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.
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 22, 2011 Filed under: harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, norman eales, platforms, seventies fashion, thea porter
Dress by Thea Porter. Photographed by Norman Eales for Harpers and Queen, December 1971.