Posted: November 23, 2015 Filed under: 19 magazine, 1970s, Inspirational Images, jeff banks, mary quant, Midas, Prêt-à-Porter, Robyn Beeche, Russell & Bromley, strawberry studio, Uncategorized, Vintage Editorials | Tags: 19 magazine, 1970s, inspirational images, jeff banks, midas, Prêt-à-Porter, robyn beeche, russell & bromley
Dress, worn by all models, by Prêt-à-Porter. Left: Tights by Mary Quant. Boots by Midas. Orange rope from Bazaar Shops. Sash by Strawberry Studio. Pouch by Midas. Centre: Pants by Prêt-à-Porter. Boots by Russell & Bromley. Rope and belt by Bazaar Shops. Woven belt from The Warehouse. Far right: Shirt by Fifth Avenue. Waistcoat by Casablanca. Petticoat by Strawberry Studio. Boots by Midas. Scarf by Cornelia James.
Ever been to a party in a not very exclusive dress and had that feeling that someone else is bound to be wearing the same thing? Or, maybe, you simply can’t afford more than one dress for the party season. Here are some smart ideas on how to ring the changes with just one number and be the belle of the ball every single time.
Photographed by Robyn Beeche.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, December 1976.
An early shoot by legendary Australian photographer Robyn Beeche, who would later make her name capturing the alternative scene in London in the early 1980s and who sadly died earlier this year. Beeche is largely known for her documentation of catwalk shows and Alternative Miss World events, as well as experimental portraiture, so it’s interesting to see a more conventional studio/fashion set-up from her at the beginning of her career.
Shirt dress, worn by all models, by Jeff Banks. Far left: Tights by Mary Quant. Shoes by Dolcis. Net scarf from Nostalgia. Gold sash by Strawberry Studio. Fabric around head and worn as sash from John Lewis. Centre: Jeans by Made in Heaven. Shoes by Sacha. Sashes by Strawberry Studio. Purses from Mitsukiku. Right: Sweater by Simon. Boots by Midas. Belt from Bazaar Shops.
Posted: November 19, 2015 Filed under: 1970s, Daniel Hechter, Inspirational Images, John Bishop, Uncategorized, vanity fair | Tags: 1970s, daniel hechter, inspirational images, john bishop, vanity fair
Coats by Daniel Hechter.
Photographed by John Bishop.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, August 1971.
Posted: November 17, 2015 Filed under: 1960s, anello and davide, biba, David Stanford, Foale and Tuffin, Inspirational Images, Uncategorized, vanity fair, Vintage Editorials | Tags: 1960s, anello and davide, biba, david stanford, foale and tuffin, vanity fair
Warm and cuddly coat to brave a winter’s night. Belted and snug double-breasted fur fabric maxi-style to wear over anything except gala gear. Great with trousers. Foale and Tuffin, 18gns long or 16gns short. Long white kid boots by Anello and Davide, 12gns.
Nothing is more depressing than dolling yourself up to the nines – and putting an everyday coat over your party hear. Mink stoles are too ageing for words and short coats over long dresses look awful.
Photographed by David Stanford.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, November 1968.
If you go out a lot and wear long or short evening dresses or lots of trouser suits, a full-length velvet coat looks marvellously dramatic. This one in scarlet or black has a great romantic collar and elegant arum lily sleeves. At Biba, 8gns. Knitted dress by Jean Allen.
Posted: November 9, 2015 Filed under: 1960s, alice pollock, barry lategan, Inspirational Images, lingerie, quorum, underwear, Vintage Editorials, Vogue | Tags: 1960s, alice pollock, barry lategan, lingerie, quorum, underwear, vogue
This luxury’s a look, a feel and a fact, and nothing to do with money. It’s satin and silver and velvet and ciré, it’s snowy fake-fur. We show it in layers. You look like a million dollars. Alice Pollock of Quorum designed this satin lingerie to be the softest thing next to your skin. There’s a small bra, shaped quite naturally, knickers that button to the side, and a languid caped dressing-gown that fastens once and touches your toes. All spun round with satin ribbons and made in the most appealing pale shades – magnolia, pink or powder blue.
Photographed by Barry Lategan.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, December 1968.
Posted: October 9, 2015 Filed under: 1970s, Honey Magazine, ika hindley, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, john storey | Tags: 1970s, honey magazine, ika hindley, illustration, inspirational images, john storey
One of the many interesting things about a steadily growing magazine collection is that you start to identify original source images for illustrations. I imagine that Mr John Storey never imagined that anyone would remember a single photo of Ika Hindley in Cosmopolitan from a year earlier, even less that someone yet-to-be-born would later scan and connect the two images.
Illustration by John Storey. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, December 1974.
Posted: October 5, 2015 Filed under: 1970s, annacat, art deco, edward mann, eric boman, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, James Drew, salvador, Vogue | Tags: 1970s, annacat, art deco, edward mann, eric boman, illustration, james drew, salvador, vogue
Grey wool cardigan, oatmeal overchecked, pale grey silk shirt, both at James Drew. Grey felt hat by Edward Mann.
Meet the new fashion collector. She will be about for a long time. Her lipstick is red. She wears only navy, ivory and grey, but so cleverly that there’s no limit to the flattering effects she can compute. Her clothes are so simple and beautiful. It all looks easy. She spends more money on her clothes than most woman, but, when they’re searching around for something to wear, she’s already perfectly dressed. When their clothes are beginning to look wrong, hers are right. So in the end, she probably spends no more than they. Here’s how she does it…
Illustrated by Eric Boman.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, February 1974.
Left: Muffler, long cardigan with scroll embroidery, sleeveless putty crepe de chine gilet, skirt loosely pleated in front at Annacat. Hat by Jacoll. Right: Ivory crepe de chine open-work dress, couldn’t be simpler, tied at the waist by Salvador. Straw hat by Bermona.
Posted: September 28, 2015 Filed under: 1960s, grace coddington, helmut newton, Inspirational Images, liberty, Vogue | Tags: 1960s, grace coddington, helmut newton, inspirational images, liberty, vogue
Choker and earclips by Coppola & Toppo. Available from Liberty.
Grace Coddington photographed by Helmut Newton.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, February 1966