Posted: November 22, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Alan Rodin, anello and davide, Charlotte March, chelsea cobbler, Inspirational Images, janice wainwright, nova magazine, simon massey, Tony Berkley, Vintage Editorials
L-R: Gauchos and battle jacket by Tony Berkley, boots at Elliott; Midi coat and matching pants by Alan Rodin, belt by The Wild Mustang Manfacturing Co, boots to order at the Chelsea Cobbler; Skirt and midi coat by Tony Berkley, blouse by Alan Rodin, boots by Anello & Davide.
Time to dig out the gauchos, zig zag knits and lace up boots again. Not that I ever need any encouragement, mind…
Photographed by Charlotte March. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nova, September 1970.
All three printed dresses in dicel crepe by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey
Posted: October 27, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Bellini, biba, Butler & Wilson, caroline baker, Crochetta, Harri Peccinotti, Inspirational Images, nova magazine
Black and brown sweater by Crochetta, wool knit beret at Beatrice Bellini Handknits, metal brooch at Anschel, bangles at Butler & Wilson.
I definitely want a brooch that says ‘BROOCH’.
Photographed by Harri Peccinotti. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nova, October 1972
Sweater and matching trousers by Virginia, stripey tights at Biba, bracelets from Butler & Wilson.
Posted: October 10, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Illustrations, Ingrid Schütte, nova magazine
Illustration by Ingrid Schütte
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nova, December 1972
Posted: September 7, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, Dick Sawers, Illustrations, nova magazine
By Dick Sawers
Scanned from Nova, June 1967
Posted: September 5, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, Mensday, menswear, nova magazine, space age, Vintage Adverts
Scanned from Nova, June 1967
Actually I think you’ll find it spells ‘Cosak’, but never mind…
‘Think about COSAK for light relief’, combined with that suspicious looking pump thing they’re holding…? I’m not even going to fall into that dirty mind trap!
See also “Cosak is orbiting“
Posted: June 30, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, caroline baker, City Lights, helmut newton, Inspirational Images, nova magazine, Swanky Modes, Vintage Editorials
Top and wrap skirt at Swanky Modes. Sandals from City Lights Studio.
Ah…the Great British Summer. Still, I wouldn’t mind the rain if I had a Swanky Modes transparent raincoat in my armoury. I would probably opt for wearing clothes underneath though. (I know, I’m such a spoilsport!)
Scanned from Nova, August 1973. Photographs by Helmut Newton.
Top and airmen’s trousers by Swanky Modes. Sandals at City Lights Studio.
Trenchcoat with petal-leaf collar at Swanky Modes. Sandals at City Lights Studio.
A-line raincoat with ‘debris’ seal in pockets by Swanky Modes. Sandals at City Lights Studio.
Posted: May 26, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Ann Meisel, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, nova magazine
Illustration by Ann Meisel
Scanned from Nova, November 1973. Illustrating the first chapter of Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor.
Posted: April 29, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, barbara daly, caroline baker, chelsea cobbler, hans feurer, Inspirational Images, mary quant, mild sauce, nostalgia, nova magazine, tights
Nova, February 1972
One of my favourite images from a Vargas-inspired spread in Nova, photographed by Hans Feurer. I will scan the others in time, but they all deserve solo appreciation. I think I would actually give my firstborn for those Chelsea Cobbler shoes. Red leather AND stars? Fetch my smelling salts!
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, there is something about the Seventies take on Forties style (and particularly pin-ups) which I find infinitely more appealing than the originals or the tired current trend for such things.
It takes all the glamour and sauce, but gives it that subversive, pop art-esque treatment so typical of designers like Tommy Roberts, Terry de Havilland and Rae Spencer-Cullen for Miss Mouse (amongst so many other Vintage-a-Peel favourites). The models look quirky, confident and very knowing; I never get a sense of exploitation or submission. Even the tagline ‘exploitation can be fun’ is perfectly pitched and mocking both the exploiters and the prudes. Viva la Seventies!
Posted: March 29, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, caroline baker, Harri Peccinotti, nova magazine, Swanky Modes, swimwear
Acetate jersey sunsuits with fine netting frills: leotard-style (top), £16.48, tutu-style (below), £14.52, both by Swanky Modes.
Styled by Caroline Baker. Photographed by Harri Peccinotti. Nova, May 1974.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants
Posted: March 19, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, Make-up, nova magazine, ossie clark, Vintage Adverts
It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘Random Ossies in Adverts’ post, so it was high time I found another one. Bottom left, definitely one of my holy grail pieces. See also here and here.