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.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, September 1972.
Possibly the most wonderful illustrations I have ever seen, by the legendary Antonio. They’re actually rather different to much of his output, more playful and human. And of course, as I have blathered on about so many times, this style of underwear is actually perfect as far as I’m concerned.
Plus, ‘Halter the way you look’ appeals to me as a pun. Yes, I’m easily pleased…
I had three reasons to buy this glorious book from 1979: the beautiful illustrations (which I will scan at a later date), a vague idea that it might be rather cool to start making Seventies-style lingerie and lastly, that the photos within are quite spectacular. Of course, my definition of spectacular is slightly different to many people, but there are plenty of levels on which you can enjoy them.
(Published by Mills & Boon, no less!)
A Little More Than Nothing
I must confess that I often find myself ironing in my underwear. Likewise cooking and cleaning. Seems a shame to get things dirty and creased, or myself all hot and bothered, whilst doing household chores. I fear this ‘outs’ me as rather anally retentive as far as clothes are concerned but, I don’t imagine it comes as much of a surprise to anyone.
The other thing with ironing is that I am often ironing a particular outfit at the last minute (having changed my mind fifteen times already…) and it needs to be instantly yanked on while I fly out of the door (having checked twenty times that the iron is turned off. Yes, I am also OCD). So I smiled a smile of familiarity when I saw these gorgeous photographs by Steve Hiett for Flair Magazine.
As always, Seventies undies completely trump all modern underwear as far as I am concerned…
Photographed by Steve Hiett. Scanned from Flair, August 1972
Scanned from Honey, October 1968.
Such a lovely illustration and such sweetly innocent underwear-naming too. Ahhh, if only you got an “E.P. record” with all bra purchases these days…
Excitement abounds! My new lingerie and loungewear section of the website is taking shape behind the scenes and I am particularly excited about an upcoming Janice Wainwright for Golden Charm ensemble, not entirely dissimilar to this one.
I’m more into lounging in loungewear around the house than in a restaurant, but I suppose one only knows what one knows. The fact is that in 1969, people were so well-dressed when they went to dinner that you could be truly outrageous by wearing your pyjamas. In an age when nobody gets dressed for anything, well that is when you need to shock by wearing your finest frocks.
Is it just me, or are drawn sexy images generally sexier than photographed sexy images? Despite the completely ludicrous breast depictions, I’ve got a soft spot for these adverts. All scanned from various copies of Cosmopolitan, 1972-76.
The worrying thing is, women actually pay for breasts like these nowadays.
I’ll take a Dorabelle T in Campari please!
I blogged about this advert ages ago, because she’s wearing a Jean Varon dress in the final picture. But at that point I didn’t recognise the model! How remiss of me. Scanned from Nova, November 1970, but I’m pretty sure it was an older advert than that.
It’s not what you show it’s the way that you show it. Amen to that. Charnos lingerie is amongst my very favourite…