Welcome to my fashion brain as it is at the moment, particularly the first and last images. This spread is everything I love about late Sixties/early Seventies style, and more. No change is permanent, I still wake up in a different mood each day, but for the most part I am feeling the need to cover up, tune out and drift around…
“Take the whirl of lace petticoats and the swirl of countrified prints. Add gypsy flowers, baubles, bangles and beads. Find yourself a long, lazy spring afternoon, relax – and think nothing but beautiful…”
Photographed by John Carter. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, March 1970
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, 28th February 1970
One of the most miserable things about reading a magazine from 1971 is seeing such an inviting advert as this, and knowing full well you will never be able to visit. Kensington Market = dreamland for Sixties and Seventies fiends…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, December 1971
Illustration by the wonderful Kasia Charko, who was an important part of the Biba experience when they moved to the Derry & Toms building – helping to create the distinctive imagery and style – and who now has her own blog. Please let me know if any of you decide to cook either of these feasts, even if (shock! horror!) it’s only for yourself…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, 25th December 1971.
Photographed by Paul Misso. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, March 1970
A very sweet idea for livening up plain knitted or felt hats – but careful with felt because the pinholes might stick around once you remove the brooches. I have actually just bought a beautiful crocheted cloche myself (a move to the coast requires forward planning when you have long hair!) so the top picture is making me long for the proper cold days of December and January. I know, I know, je suis étrange…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, October 1973, Photos by Bill Klein.
I spent a month working at the Barbican last year, and fell in love with its strange beauty while I wandered around on my breaks. Sometimes these things need to grow on you, or for time to pass on past experiences; it is safe to say that I was never much of a fan during the seemingly endless trips to see the RSC there in my schooldays, nor when I went for a rather traumatic audition at Guildhall…
Amazing to see this glorious Petticoat spread, photographed at the Barbican when it was still a little Brutalist Baby in 1973.
Photographed by Richard Dunkley. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, October 1973
Soft country girl dresses falling just below the knee in dark flowery prints ready for autumn, great for now. Looking sweet and old-fashioned with padded shoulders, sweetheart necklines or rever collars and cuffs – and all they really need is you and some romantic thoughts!
Very David Hamilton/Sarah Moon influenced shoot by John Carter. Scanned from Petticoat, July 1973.
Scanned from Petticoat, May 1971.
Scanned from Petticoat, 9th May1970. Photos by David Hurn.