Posted: May 16, 2013 Filed under: aquascutum, City Lights, cosmopolitan, liberty's, mary quant, norman eales
Looking at life through rose-tinted glasses: Mary Quant sees spring in a haze of rose pink, here in Liberty print, straight out of a vicarage garden. It couldn’t be more English. Dress, shoes and tights all by Mary Quant. His shirt by Aquascutum. Bangle from City Lights Studio.
Photographed by Norman Eales. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, March 1973.
Posted: May 3, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, Brenda Ring, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, Vintage Adverts
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, April 1972
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: February 6, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, booze, cosmopolitan, Vintage Adverts
… until I discovered Smirnoff
Everyone was drunk on the job in the Seventies…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, November 1975
Posted: December 24, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, rolph gobits
Photographed by Rolph Gobits. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, December 1974
…and here’s to some happy new gear for you to wear in 2013! Thank you for your continued support, both here and over at Vintage-a-Peel. I appreciate your business so much – especially in these difficult economic times – and would also dearly like to say thank you for the lovely comments on my weird little blog…
I hope you have a raucous/decadent/peaceful/simple (delete as applicable) Christmas and New Year!
Posted: December 5, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Bevis Hillier, caterine milinaire, cosmopolitan, Duggie Fields, interior design, Mensday, patrick lichfield, Sandy Whitelaw, Victor Lownes
Come now Cosmo, why so coy? Surely we all know they’re actually known as ‘Shag Pads’? I love all of them, but I’m particularly fond of Mr Lownes’s Casa Pupo bedspread, walnut headboard, push-button ‘gadgets’ and array of, ahem, ‘etchings’… Now we can see exactly how he managed to snare Roxy cover girl Marilyn Cole.
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, January 1973.
Posted: December 4, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, british boutique movement, bus stop, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, joan collins, lee bender, norman eales
Photographed by Norman Eales
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, March 1973
Posted: November 21, 2012 Filed under: cosmopolitan, Illustrations, McKinley Howell, Mensday, menswear, mild sauce
Drawing by McKinley Howell
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, September 1975
Posted: November 16, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, cosmopolitan, Lee Kraft, mild sauce
Photographed by Lee Kraft
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, June 1972
Posted: November 14, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, cosmopolitan, Crimplene, Inspirational Images, mary quant, Vintage Adverts
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, May 1972