Posted: April 26, 2018 Filed under: 1970s, Adrian Mann, Bermona, biba, crowthers, florrie carr, Herbert Johnson, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, ossie clark, Richard Selby, Sacha, Sacha, Vintage Editorials
Blooming red peonies on a navy rayon georgette dress, Florrie Carr. Flower trimmed straw hat, Crowthers. Shoes, Sacha. Rose print crêpe de chine dress, Crowthers. Straw hat, Bermona. Shoes, Sacha.
…To the seaside, where they’re blossoming out all over flimsy crêpe de chine summer dresses. So, if like most of us, you’re searching the shops for cool holiday clothes, now is the time to take your pick from our bunch.
Photographed by Richard Selby.
Scanned from Honey, August 1971
Fruit and flower crêpe de chine dress, Crowthers. Orange suede cork soled shoes, Sacha. Pastel tulip printed crêpe de chine skirt and matching blouse, Crowthers. Criss cross suede shoes, Crowthers. Plastic and raffia choker, Adrien Mann.
Swirling sunflower print dress in cinnamon and cream, Biba. White raffia sunhat, Herbert Johnson. Blue and white daisy patterned crêpe de chine dress, Ossie Clark for Radley. Burgundy straw hat, Biba.
Posted: March 4, 2016 Filed under: 1970s, Adrian Mann, bus stop, crowthers, Inspirational Images, Jean Howell, lee bender, mary quant, Mog, petticoat magazine, Roger Charity, Sacha, Sacha, Susan Locke, van der fransen, Vintage Editorials | Tags: 1970s, bus stop, glam rock, lee bender, mary quant, petticoat magazine, Roger Charity
Jersey midi dress by Crowthers. Paisley pinafore by Angela. Knitted hat by Susan Locke.
Schoolgirls smocks gently looped, schoolmarm denims firmly tied and gypsy ribbons bowed: the perverse way to keep you ahead – all tied up behind!
Photographed by Roger Charity.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat Magazine, 3rd April 1971.
Muslin midi dress with ribbons and velt tied at back by Mog. Adrien Mann raffia and bead choker.
Black crepe skirt and jacket with tie in the back by Bus Stop. Red shoes by Sacha. Van der Fransen rope around head.
Grey midi dress by Mary Quant. Peach and orange scarf by Jean Howell.
Posted: December 2, 2014 Filed under: 1970s, british boutique movement, bus stop, crowthers, Inspirational Images, John Craig, lee bender, Mirabelle, radley, Tim Marlborough
Left: Satin wrap top. Voile shirt worn underneath. Crepe trousers. Right: Cotton top. Satin trousers. All from Crowthers.
Haircuts aside, this editorial is all the things I love. Plus it’s kind of goofy, in a Mirabelle Magazine kind of way, which I find charmingly refreshing in amongst high serious Vogue and Nova photoshoots…
Photographed by Tim Marlborough.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Mirabelle, November 1970
Left: Velvet gaucho pinafore from Bus Stop. Jumper by John Craig. Right: Velvet pinafore. White cotton blouse. Both by Bus Stop.
Left: Crepe dress by Radley. Suede choker with snakeskin applique from Bus Stop. Right: Crepe dress from Crowthers.
Posted: October 7, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, alice pollock, alistair cowin, biba, british boutique movement, Chelsea Antiques Market, crowthers, Donald Davies, elisabeth novick, Grade One, harold ingram, Harrods, Inspirational Images, Jan Jensen, John Craig, kensington market, Margaret Howell, Mayfair Market, moyra swan, quorum, stop the shop, The Sweet Shop, Toto, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Puff sleeve sweater from Harrods. Small turquoise Acrilan bib sweater at Stop the Shop. Both by John Craig. Khaki ribbed bermuda shorts by Donald Davies. Tapestry clog boots by Jan Jensen.
A perfect winter look.
Photographed by Elisabeth Novick. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, February 1971.
Dusty pink puff sleeved sweater over a beige linen sweater. Both by Harold Ingram. Thick purple wool trousers at Biba. Striped socks, Ruskin at Kensington Market. Knit cap by Margaret Howell at The Sweet Shop. Rose in glass pin, Marie Middleton at Chelsea Antique Market. Jacquard sweater by Toto at branches of Crowthers. Mushroom beige sweater underneath by Harold Ingram. Royal blue cashmere shorts, McGregor of Dublin. Over the knee socks by Donald Davies.
Vest and pullover both by Alice Pollock at Quorum. Pink knitted shorts by Alistair Cowin at Grade One. All clogs from Mayfair Market. Puff sleeved sweater in stripes of tuqouoise, pink and navy, acrylic tibbed dark blue polo neck undeneath, dark blue knitted trousers rolled up. All by John Craig at Stop the Shop.
Posted: May 22, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, biba, Boston-151, british boutique movement, carnaby street, countdown, crowthers, Emmerton and Lambert, Foale and Tuffin, Illustrations, Janet Ibbotson, just looking, laura ashley, marrian mcdonnell, Michael Farrell, mr freedom, rowley and oram, stirling cooper, stop the shop, Suliman, thea porter, universal witness, yves saint laurent
Illustrated by Michael Farrell. Click to enlarge.
Oh I do love a good map. Especially a fantastically illustrated map of all my favourite shops in London in 1971. It is the nearest I will ever come to being able to walk around them. Sadness ensues…
Scanned from Vanity Fair, July 1971.
Posted: March 23, 2012 Filed under: 1970s, aristos, art of bags, biba, british boutique movement, chelsea girl, countdown, crowthers, irvine sellars, jean varon, john bates, just looking, king's road, laura ashley, mr freedom, ravel, stop the shop, take 6
Aristos © John Hendy
I couldn’t resist following ‘Tagged!’ with ‘Bagged!’. The art of the carrier bag seems even less appreciated than the art of the hang tag, despite its importance in the history of advertising and consumerism.
On Simon Hendy’s incredible website “My Dad’s Photos“, Simon has scanned a mountain of original photos that his father took across six years of fashionable (and not so fashionable) people on the King’s Road in the late Sixties and early Seventies. It is truly a delight to sift your way through them. They are a true time capsule of ‘real’ people wearing ‘real’ clothes in a period where photo opportunities were frequently engineered and crafted (as brilliant as Frank Habicht’s ‘In The Sixties’ is, it’s a very well-crafted form of ‘candid’ photography). I will definitely post about them again, not least because I recognise so many bits of clothing from designers I love.
However, today’s post is about the carrier bag. For, as I was sifting through and starting to get a bit dizzy with the amazingness of it all, I started to notice the bags people were carrying. Biba, Aristos, Stop the Shop, Crowthers… These are truly ephemeral items. How many people bother to keep a plastic bag? You might, if you were lucky, have wrapped something up in one and plonked it in your loft for the past forty years. But these examples are few and far between. The iconic design of the original Biba bags has ensured that they are the most regularly found on eBay, but few of any other kind have slipped through the net.
I did, however, find a ‘Jean Varon’ bag on eBay very recently, which has now taken its place in my collection of weird and wonderful ephemera.
Simon has kindly allowed me to link to his photos from my blog. I know it’s hard to keep such things under control in this age of tumblr etc, but I would appreciate if you would also ask him if you would like to repost his images somewhere else. He has spent many hours scanning these photos, photos which (unlike magazine scans) would not be available otherwise – from anyone else. Thank you!
Unidentified (possibly Mr Freedom at the back?) © John Hendy
Selfridges © John Hendy
Mates by Irvine Sellars © John Hendy
Guys and Dolls and C&A © John Hendy
Unknown © John Hendy
Fancy That © John Hendy
Chelsea Girl © John Hendy
Crowthers © John Hendy
Just Looking © John Hendy
Kids in Gear © John Hendy
Take 6 © John Hendy
Countdown © John Hendy
Ravel © John Hendy
Unknown (Mantra?) © John Hendy
Strides © John Hendy
Stop the Shop © John Hendy
Laura Ashley © John Hendy
Posted: October 30, 2011 Filed under: alain vivier, biba, crowthers, gillian richard, Honey Magazine, miss mouse, platforms, rae spencer cullen, seventies fashion, simon massey, van der fransen
The intricacies of the make-up details and advice don’t particularly interest me in this article, but the photographs are simply incredible. Apologies for the creasing, sometimes things (and people) get a little crumpled over the years.
Honey, December 1972. Photos by Alain Vivier
Just an Old-Fashioned Girl
Old rose printed satin halter dress by Van der Fransen, £10. Shawl from Chelsea Antique Market. Shoes by Leicester, £10.99
Shimmering lurex ‘cigarette girl’ halter top with pussy bow and pencil slim taffeta skirt from Crowthers, £10.95. Shoes by Sacha, £12.99.
Jersey and candy stripe satin dress by Gillian Richard, £8.75 from Pinocchio. Shoes by Leicester shoes, £9.99.
Pretty Little Thing
Frothy net and taffeta skirt with tightly ruched stone-studded strapless top by Miss Mouse, £10.50 and £7.
The Lady is a Vamp
Tiger striped satin dress, £12.50 from Biba. Shoes by Sacha, £12.99.
Little Girl Lost
Short moire dress by Simon Massey, £12.75.Spotted bow fronted shoes by Samm, £7.95.