Posted: February 14, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, chelsea girl, clobber, Inspirational Images, miss mouse, peter robinson, rae spencer cullen, Snob, topshop, Valentine, Vintage Editorials
The boy’s stripey sweater and white Oxford bags are from Tramps. Price is £7.50 from Gary Elliott; Edwardia of Manchester; Paul Smith, Nottingham. the sweater cost £4 and also comes from Paul Smith, as well as the George Best shops, and Quincy of the Kings Road. The girl’s outfit is from a selection by Miss Mouse at Peter Robinson.
Not really Valentine themed (unless you’re planning to spend your day at the circus, which would actually be a pretty good way to spend it…) but scanned from teeny girl magazine Valentine which is largely filled with comic strip stories aimed at hormonal young ladies. I bought it mainly because I recognised the garment on the front cover as a Miss Mouse/Rae Spencer Cullen with distinctive bow print. I’m also a sucker for the circus theme, which seems to be a recurring favourite for late Sixties/early Seventies fashion stylists…
Photographer uncredited. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Valentine, October 1972
Star studded satin blazer and trousers comes in a choice of navy or brown from main branches of Girl and Chelsea Girl.
Yellow satin blazer in various colours from the Separates Dept., Peter Robinson. Blue denim jeans with embroidered flowers sewn on them from the Top Shop at Peter Robinson.
Sterling Cooper yellow angora sweater at Peter Robinson. Silver satin mini skirt by Clobber. From branches of Snob boutique.
Snazzy red polka dot skirt is from a selection at branches of Girl. ‘Boob tube’ in red is also from Girl.
Posted: November 9, 2011 Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, antony price, miss mouse, ossie clark, paul nicholas, rae spencer cullen, seventies fashion, website listings, Yuki
Paul Nicholas & Co
True to form, once I start listing I end up with songs running around my head. This time it’s been ‘Cinnamon Girl’ in honour of the Paul Nicholas & Co dress you see at the top there. I’ve also just listed a fabulous Antony Price, superb Ossie Clark, incredible Yuki, divine Miss Mouse and a stunning unlabelled piece in the most incredible psychedelic satin. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
Posted: October 30, 2011 Filed under: alain vivier, biba, crowthers, gillian richard, Honey Magazine, miss mouse, platforms, rae spencer cullen, seventies fashion, simon massey, van der fransen
The intricacies of the make-up details and advice don’t particularly interest me in this article, but the photographs are simply incredible. Apologies for the creasing, sometimes things (and people) get a little crumpled over the years.
Honey, December 1972. Photos by Alain Vivier
Just an Old-Fashioned Girl
Old rose printed satin halter dress by Van der Fransen, £10. Shawl from Chelsea Antique Market. Shoes by Leicester, £10.99
Shimmering lurex ‘cigarette girl’ halter top with pussy bow and pencil slim taffeta skirt from Crowthers, £10.95. Shoes by Sacha, £12.99.
Jersey and candy stripe satin dress by Gillian Richard, £8.75 from Pinocchio. Shoes by Leicester shoes, £9.99.
Pretty Little Thing
Frothy net and taffeta skirt with tightly ruched stone-studded strapless top by Miss Mouse, £10.50 and £7.
The Lady is a Vamp
Tiger striped satin dress, £12.50 from Biba. Shoes by Sacha, £12.99.
Little Girl Lost
Short moire dress by Simon Massey, £12.75.Spotted bow fronted shoes by Samm, £7.95.
Posted: July 19, 2011 Filed under: annacat, british boutique movement, clobber, janice wainwright, jeff banks, joy stevens, mary quant, miss mouse, pam hogg, polly peck, rae spencer cullen, simon massey, website listings
Please excuse the daft title. This amazing Annacat dress is so brilliant and ruffled and exotic it can’t help but make me think of the divine Ms. Carmen Miranda. Not that it will immediately make you look like her, I hasten to add, unless you wear some fruit on top of your head. Although you may wish to, and I would certainly applaud you if you did. Anyway, here’s my occasional blog about some new listings of mine. There’s the aforementioned Annacat, a Jeff Banks for Clobber dress, Ann Reeves & Co, Pam Hogg, Janice Wainwright for Simon Massey, Miss Mouse, Joy Stevens, Polly Peck, Kati at Laura Phillips, Paraphernalia, Mary Quant, Petals and Concept by Samuel Sherman. Phewwwww. That’s a lot of gear.
Posted: February 16, 2011 Filed under: annacat, antony price, jean paul gaultier, jean varon, john bates, miss mouse, rae spencer cullen, vivienne westwood, wallis, website listings, yves saint laurent
…to post about new listings over here. How daft is that? I suppose it’s not bad daft, it just means I have way too much fun posting pretty or weird (or both) pictures and raving about strange things. But this blog’s existence is due, in no small part, to its progenitor Vintage-a-Peel.co.uk. Anyway, there have been a few new listings, the first of 2011 (because I’m slow and have had a lot of dressing work going on too), and there are definitely more to come. I’m slowly prising an Ossie from my grasp, so I’ll let you know when that happens….
Above is a superb playing card printed Miss Mouse satin coat. One of the best things I’ve ever seen!
Rare early Saint Laurent Rive Gauche piece (late Sixties)
Junior Gaultier high waisted red pencil skirt with applique details (Nineties)
Beaded black velvet bustier (late Eighties)
White cotton broderie anglaise Annacat blouse (Sixties)
Printed chiffon Wallis smock top (Seventies)
Rare John Bates for Jean Varon linen lace-up detail mini dress (Sixties)
White cotton wrap shirt by Vivienne Westwood Red Label (Nineties)
Cadbury’s purple velvet cocktail dress by Antony Price (Eighties)
Posted: July 14, 2010 Filed under: caroline charles, celia birtwell, english eccentrics, laura ashley, louis caring, miss mouse, ossie clark, rae spencer cullen
I need to start paying someone to create puns based around the word ‘listings’ because I’m all out… Anyway, over at Vintage-a-Peel, things have been added! So just you make sure you go and take a look, ok? Well, you don’t have to but seeeeeee how pretty these things are!!
Posted: May 31, 2010 Filed under: anna friel, celebrities in vintage, miss mouse, rae spencer cullen, seventies fashion, website listings
I remember spotting this dress amongst Anna Friel’s stage door costume cavalcade over Christmas. At the time I wondered whether it was a Miss Mouse; I thought it looked a bit familiar.
Well I can confirm that it was, indeed, a vintage Miss Mouse (a.k.a Rae Spencer-Cullen) dress and you can now buy it from Vintage-a-Peel!!