Inspirational Images: Enter right dramatically…

enter right dramatically - leslie poole - bob freeman harpers bazaar april 1969

Long turquoise satin dress, about 21 gns. White kid boots, 18 gns to order from The Chelsea Cobbler.

The setting is one of undefined menace. The situation, traumatic. The girl, intrigued. But the message of the fashion is crystal clear. Dramatic, beautifully made clothes are rare. When they combine fine fabrics with feminine shapes they become almost impossible to find. Now, at last, one designer, Leslie Poole, is making them. The supplies and outlets are limited – so far. The demand, however, is quite undeniable.

Scenario by Gerard Brach. Production by Molly Parkin.

Photographed by Bob Freeman.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers Bazaar, April 1969


Inspirational Images: Kiss and Make-Up (Guy Bourdin)

"His voice was intimate as the rustle of sheets, and he kissed easily." Dorothy Parker

“His voice was intimate as the rustle of sheets, and he kissed easily.” Dorothy Parker

I continue to be blown away by the magnificence of Guy Bourdin’s photographs. Every time I see a new one, I want to climb into it. Even when they’re just illustrating an article about make-up…

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, April 1975

"Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage." - Barbey D'Aureyvilley

“Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage.” – Barbey D’Aureyvilley

"If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick, just let me know and I'll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name." F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick, just let me know and I’ll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name.” F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"What's irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice." Baudelaire

“What’s irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice.” Baudelaire


Inspirational Editorials: British Birds

Crepe zipper upper dress with patent belt by Gordon King. Jersey trousers by Concept. Patent high-tongue shoes by Ronald Keith. Hearts and flower power satin top by Downtown. Red cotton trousers by Slimma.

Crepe zipper upper dress with patent belt by Gordon King. Jersey trousers by Concept. Patent high-tongue shoes by Ronald Keith. Hearts and flower power satin top by Downtown. Red cotton trousers by Slimma.

British Birds hip it, add ribbon round foreheads squaw-style, and dress-over-pants. Slip into pull-on jersey dresses over matching tights and way out shoes. Hair a-fuzz, English looks are a-buzz with interest…

Photographed by Monty Coles.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, April 1969.

Slinky little print wrapover by Bus Stop. Jersey pants by Concept.

Slinky little print wrapover by Bus Stop. Jersey pants by Concept.

Vest dress in jersey by Gordon King. Peasant shirt smock in jersey by Gordon King. Jersey trousers by Concept.

Vest dress in jersey by Gordon King. Peasant shirt smock in jersey by Gordon King. Jersey trousers by Concept.


Inspirational Images: Carnival!

Samba dress by Quorum. Sandals by Sacha.

Samba dress by Quorum. Sandals by Sacha.

Photographed by Sacha.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, June 1976


Guy Day: Colin Firth, 1984

Crushed white silk shirt Katharine Hamnett. Silk toga as flag Katharine Hamnett. Navy herringbone trousers at Demob. Ghillie shoes at Scotch House

Crushed white silk shirt Katharine Hamnett. Silk toga as flag Katharine Hamnett. Navy herringbone trousers at Demob. Ghillie shoes at Scotch House

A young Colin Firth in a white shirt? You’re welcome…

Styled by Hamish Bowles. Photographed by Robert Erdman.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Face, October 1984

Black wool coat by Body Map. Red cotton jersey shirt by Tim Hall at Demob. Black fur pile shapka by Dexter Wong at Post, Hyper Hyper. Badges from Covent Garden and Berwick Street Markets.

Black wool coat by Body Map. Red cotton jersey shirt by Tim Hall at Demob. Black fur pile shapka by Dexter Wong at Post, Hyper Hyper. Badges from Covent Garden and Berwick Street Markets.


Vintage Adverts: Simone Perele

Simone Perele Mademoiselle Age Tendre

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Mademoiselle Age Tendre, June 1972


Inspirational Interiors: Jane Holzer

The living room with Jane Holzer in gipsy dress with ribbon-swagged sleeves and wildly flowered skirt by Sant'Angelo; an 18th-century Chinese screen, thirteenfoot high and covered with precious bird and flower paper; white iron lace stools first ordered by Queen Victoria from her Indian Empire; Larry Zox's vast 1968 abstract; a low table of polished petrified wood with a collection of coral and sea creatures shells, and, in front, Mrs Holzer's own design for the sofa, several suede pillows thrown accurately at random.

The living room with Jane Holzer in gipsy dress with ribbon-swagged sleeves and wildly flowered skirt by Sant’Angelo; an 18th-century Chinese screen, thirteen foot high and covered with precious bird and flower paper; white iron lace stools first ordered by Queen Victoria from her Indian Empire; Larry Zox’s vast 1968 abstract; a low table of polished petrified wood with a collection of coral and sea creatures shells, and, in front, Mrs Holzer’s own design for the sofa, several suede pillows thrown accurately at random.

Photographed by Horst.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1970


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