Mild Sauce: Chastity in Focus

Photographed by Duffy

Photographed by Duffy

I am now the proud owner of ‘Chastity in Focus’, which was a book produced in 1980 by the Janet Reger underwear company to celebrate the photography of its catalogues. Janet Reger underwear was truly revolutionary at the time, mixing practicality and comfort (the bras are often non-wired and non-padded) with sensual silks and delicious, edible colours. No scratchy red and black nylon lace, no boring white cotton.

Many of the images are by Bob Carlos Clarke, who photographed the catalogue I already own, but I was blown away by some of the Duffy pictures. More to come soon. In the meantime, here’s the book’s dedication:

This book is dedicated to all those who worship the female form in all its gracefulness, who indulge in the joys of its inner sanctum and who are forever drawn by its promise of sensual ecstasy.

I also have some Janet Reger pieces for sale over at Vintage-a-Peel in my ‘loungerie’ section

Mild Sauce: Waikiki Beach Babes


Photograph by Dick Swayne. c. 1969

What a photograph! There’s definitely some subtle nipple action going on there, but that logo is far too intrusive. Still, I couldn’t resist! Enjoy…

Mild Sauce: Jilly Johnson in Janet Reger


Expect more posts with more saucy Janet Reger catalogue goodness, but to begin with – Jilly Johnson.

(date unknown but I’m guessing ’79-’80)

Photographed by Bob Carlos Clarke. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.


Mensday: Ties Gone By

Drawing by McKinley Howell

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, September 1975

Mild Sauce: What’s it like living with a stripper?

Photographed by Lee Kraft

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, June 1972

Inspirational Images: Maria

“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

Inspirational Illustrations: “I haven’t time” by Philip Castle

“I haven’t time” by Philip Castle. Illustrating a short story by Alberto Moravia

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, March 1972

Inspirational Images: Renate Zatsch in Antony Price

Photographed by Norman Eales

“If you are not wearing jeans you must be over thirty,” says Renate Zatsch twenty-five-year-old German cover girl in her Dietrich accent. “Jeans are a way of life, who doesn’t wear them?” says her boyfriend Michael Calderon. Renate likes jeans that fit. These white cotton pop jeans are seamed ove rthe bottom to fit like flypaper, and the off the shoulder blouse is bursting out all over. “It’s a gas,” says Renate. Jeans and blouse £7 each by Anthony [sic] Price. His jeans £7.50, sweater £18 at Browns.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, May 1972

Inspirational Illustrations: Male Insecurities

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, March 1972.

One of the most incredible illustrations I think I have ever seen, by the legendary Philip Castle. I think it even out-does The Real Appeal of the Heel

Kinky Croquet

Featuring superbabe Jilly Johnson, and formerly belonging to a dymo-wielding dude named ‘Ross’, I cannot help but covet the matching silver bikini/platform shoe combination on the reverse side. Or in the words of the great Tarkus, B-Side.


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