Posted: January 19, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, biba, chelsea cobbler, Elgee, Graham Hughes, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, just looking, Mary Graeme, Ronnie Stirling, Sheraton, Vintage Editorials, wallis
Coat by Elgee, boots by Biba
It seemed appropriate, for some reason…
Photographed by Graham Hughes. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, December 1974
Coat, skirt, hat and boots by Biba / Coat by Wallis, hat by Biba, boots by Chelsea Cobbler
Coat by Stephen Marks, hat by Biba, boots by Mary Graeme / Coat by Elgee, hat by Biba, boots by Chelsea Cobbler
Coat by Sheraton from Ronnie Stirling, hat by Fenwicks, boots by Mary Graeme
Cape by Elgee, boots by Mary Graeme
Coat by Wallis, hat from Fenwick, boots by Chelsea Cobbler / Cape from Just Looking, hat and boots from Biba
Posted: September 18, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, Architecture, Barbican, Elgee, Inspirational Images, petticoat magazine, Richard Dunkley, stirling cooper, Vintage Editorials, wallis
Coat by Elgee
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
Coat by Shapes
Coat by Stirling Cooper
Coat by Sheraton
Coat by Wallis Shops
Posted: April 27, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, annacat, barbara hulanicki, biba, british boutique movement, Foale and Tuffin, Jean Louis Scherrer, jean muir, jean varon, john bates, Kate Beaver, mister ant, Mr Darren, strawberry studio, Vanessa Frye, wallis, website listings
Ah, my inaugural listings post … well, over here on wordpress anyway. Yet again I have been a little tardy in posting them here, but better late than never! There’s Annacat, Jean Muir, Biba, John Bates, Jean Louis Scherrer, Foale and Tuffin, Strawberry Studio (and breathe), and many more. All images are links to the pages over at Vintage-a-Peel. Usual things apply, free postage in the UK and let me know if you want to pay in a couple of instalments for the more expensive items.
John Bates for Jean Varon
Vanessa Frye / Mary Murray Ltd.
Foale and Tuffin
Jean Louis Scherrer
Posted: October 14, 2011 Filed under: autumn, bill klein, daywear, kangol, petticoat magazine, seventies fashion, stirling cooper, wallis
Skirt by Sujon. Polo by John Craig. Beret by Kangol. Scarf from Van der Fransen.
This spread is everything I love about Autumn and Winter, and how I am often attired. Interesting clothes: textures, colours and embellishments; hats, scarves, tights etc. But sometimes I seem to forget to post more daywear spreads, I suppose because they were often less interestingly photographed and displayed; sometimes even borderline chaotic. But I don’t see why that needs or needed to be. Daytimes can be the most expressive times for me…
This shoot is particularly beautiful and, for me, inspirational.
Photos by Bill Klein. Petticoat, November 1974
Skirt by Wallis Shops. Polo by John Craig. Beret by Kangol. Scarf from Van der Fransen. Shoes by Saxone.
Skirt by Wallis. Sweater by Mushroom. Beret by Kangol. Scarf from Van der Fransen. Sox by Kickers. Saxone shoes.
Skirt by Left Bank. Sweater by John Craig. Beret by Kangol. Scarf from “208″ SW10. Shoes by Saxone
Skirt by City Swingers. Sweater from Leaves. Quant sox. Shoes by Elliott.
Tweed skirt and hat from Bombacha. Polo from Dorothy Perkins. Shoes by Saxone.
Velvet skirt by Stirling Cooper. Shirt by John Craig. Waistcoat from Dorothy Perkins. Beret from Marida.
Posted: June 13, 2011 Filed under: david silverman, harold ingram, jean varon, john bates, polly peck, radley, wallis, website listings
|John Bates for Jean Varon
|Yes dear readers, tis that time again. Time for shameless self-promotion (which is basically the point of a blog, right?) and to show you what’s new at Vintage-a-Peel this week. We gots John Bates for Jean Varon (a recorded piece, no less…), Radley, Wallis, Polly Peck, Harold Ingram and David Silverman. Names aside, they’re all beautiful pieces and I want them to go to appreciative new homes (i.e to all of you dear readers). Please do go and check them out at www.vintage-a-peel.co.uk
|Radley of London
|Polly Peck by Sybil Zelker
Posted: May 26, 2011 Filed under: annacat, bus stop, horrockses, jean varon, john bates, lee bender, mary quant, simon massey, wallis, website listings
No, no, no! Not those Goodies, these goodies….
Rare pink felt hat by Lee Bender for Bus Stop
Have you ever had that feeling, that tight feeling in your chest when you think about all the various things you are required to do in a short space of time. It paralyses you, and makes the situation ten times worse. I suffer from this unnamed syndrome. Sometimes it causes me to be a bit behind in updating my website. I would hate for anyone to think that I’m lazy or too busy living some incredible jet-setting lifestyle. I mean, I would like to be doing the latter, who wouldn’t? But the truth is more boring than that.
Anyway, this week has somehow generated a flurry of website listings, and I thought I ought to share them with you. They include: a very, very rare piece of Bus Stop history in the form of a bright pink felt hat, an incredible Annacat prised from my personal collection in an attempt to regain control of my living space (this ambition is perpetually unfulfilled), an adorable printed cotton Horrockses dress, one of the most fabulous John Bates dresses I’ve seen and a super sexy emerald green lurex halter top by Mary Quant. But that’s just the big guns. There’s plenty of other pieces to tempt your tastebuds (I hope).
early Sixties Wallis Shops waffle-textured cotton sheath dress
early Seventies printed cotton Vivien Smith tea dress
early Seventies emerald green lurex halter top by Mary Quant
early Seventies fitted jacket in an incredible bold floral print
mid Sixties hot pink and gold shot matelasse shift dress
late Fifties floral and stripe printed cotton sundress by Horrockses
early Seventies maxi dress with unusual cross-stitch print bodice by John Bates for Jean Varon
Late Sixties psychedelic maxi dress by Annacat
early Seventies lime green high-waisted flares by Simon Massey
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: September 16, 2010 Filed under: bus stop, catherine buckley, forbidden fruit, frank usher, janice wainwright, john bates, kiki byrne, lee bender, sixties, strawberry studio, wallis, website listings
Ongoing, as ever, but I’ve put up some new listings over at Vintage-a-Peel for your delectation. Two things have already sold (hurrah for me and my gorgeous buyers, not so hurrah if you wanted them, but there’s plenty more to come!) but there’s just a whole host of beautiful new pieces to choose from.
Jacqui Smale for Spectrum
Hang Ups, Too
Lee Bender for Bus Stop
unsigned 1970s moss crepe
Bridget at Strawberry Studio
Yvonne Jacovou at Cornelius
John Bates for Jean Varon
Posted: March 11, 2010 Filed under: bus stop, georgina linhart, harold ingram, jean varon, john bates, lee bender, mr darren, roland klein, seventies fashion, wallis, website listings
Woohoo! Finally. As many as the Great British Weather will allow right now (*shakes fist at dreary grey skies*)…..enjoy!