Posted: October 6, 2016 Filed under: 1970s, chelsea cobbler, christa peters, coopers, Inspirational Images, Midas, observer magazine, Russell & Bromley, Samuel Sherman, Vintage Editorials, Wendy Dagworthy | Tags: 1970s, chelsea cobbler, christa peters, coopers, midas, observer magazine, russell & bromley, Samuel Sherman, thigh high splits, Wendy Dagworthy
Photographed by Christa Peters.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Observer Magazine, 15th February 1976.
Pleated cotton skirt and tunic top by Chatelaine. Sandals from Midas.
Blue stripe pinafore dress by Coopers. Sandals by Midas.
Red silk embroidered tabard dress by Wendy Dagworthy. Navy sandals from Russell & Bromley.
Sailing boat print dress by Samuel Sherman. Navy espadrilles by Chelsea Cobbler.
Posted: November 8, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, barbara daly, bus stop, Chris Trill, christa peters, cosmopolitan, Courtney Reed, Howie Diffusion, Inspirational Images, lee bender, Liz Smith, Midas, Pamela Frances, Pancaldi, Sacha, Stephen Marks, strawberry studio, Tatters, Vintage Editorials
Suit by Lee Bender at Bus Stop. Belt by Chris Trill. Shoes from Midas.
“Start squaring your shoulders, tightening your belt and walking on four-inch heels…”
A phenomenal editorial which feels very ahead of its time. This is really the birth of ‘Power Dressing’, from February 1979. There’s a curious juxtaposition of old and new, the old telephone and boudoir chair in the final photo suggest the origins of these suits in the Forties while the clunky ‘mobile phone’ is the signpost to the unknown future. Pre-Eighties and pre-Thatcher (just) – even pre-Miss Peelpants (also, just!) – there’s something quite charming about the modest silhouette here – which is really rather hard to equate with the horrors which were to come. These feel more in line with the New Romantic and Goth garments from the 1980s which I feel passionate about and choose to collect (like Sarah Whitworth, Symphony of Shadows etc), than with Yuppies and Dynasty, although you can just as equally see their genesis here.
Photographed by Christa Peters. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmpolitan, February 1979.
Suit by Wallis. Silk camisole by Tatters. Shoes from Pancaldi.
Jute tweed suit by Strawberry Studio. Bag by Butler and Wilson. Shoes from Russell & Bromley.
Cotton cord suit by Howie Diffusion. Camisole from Tatters. Belt by Courtney Reed. Shoes from Pancaldi.
Three piece suit by Daily Blue. Shirt by Riva. Purse and shoes by Pancaldi.
Suit by Stephen Marks. Shirt by Pamela Frances. Belt by Courtney Reed. Shoes from Pancaldi.
Wool crepe suit by Jaeger. Shoes by Pancaldi.
Suit with the wiest shoulders and narrowest skirt by Strawberry Studio. Suede shoes by Sacha.
Posted: August 29, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, christa peters, hair, Hair and make-up, Inspirational Images, nova magazine
Photographed by Christa Peters. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nova, November 1973
Posted: February 2, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, christa peters, haute naffness, interior design, libby morris, nova magazine
Scanned from Nova, October 1970. Photo of Libby Morris by Christa Peters.
Home discomforts – here today and here tomorrow
Such a perfectly composed photograph, I love everything about it.