Posted: November 19, 2017 Filed under: 1970s, biba, bill gibb, charles jourdan, christopher mcdonnell, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, Jaeger, janice wainwright, laura ashley, Marida, oliver goldsmith, Russell & Bromley, Terence Donovan, Vintage Editorials
Velvet jacket and matching skirt by Christopher McDonnell. Hat by Laura Ashley. Wallpaper by Laura Ashley.
Velvets have gone into print this winter. Dashing suits and jackets come in all the mutations of the earth, sea and sky and are designed to be worn before rather than after dark. They look a million dollars and sometimes don’t even cost that much.
Photographed by Terence Donovan.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, November 1974.
Jacket and cream shirt embroidered with corn ears and matching skirt, all by Bill Gibb. Navy leather boots from Russell & Bromley.
Rayon velvet jacket in Persian print and black rayon velvet skirt, both by Biba. Rust crepe de chine shirt by Otto. Sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith. Beret by Marida. Wallpaper from Laura Ashley.
Velvet jacket and matching skirt by Jaeger. Scarf by Rodier. Hat by Marida. Sunglasses by Oliver Goldmith. Boots by Charles Jourdan. Wallpaper by Biba.
Velvet jacket in splodgy print with matching skirt and Viyella blouse, all by Janice Wainwright.
Posted: December 15, 2015 Filed under: 1970s, Alain Walsh, Buckle Under, clobber, Crochetta, Herbert Johnson, Inca, Inspirational Images, John Craig, laura ashley, petticoat magazine, stop the shop, Sue Hone, Uncategorized, Vintage Editorials | Tags: 1970s, alain walsh, folk, inspirational images, mexican, petticoat
Left: Embroidered long skirt and embroidered Mexican shirt, both by Souk. John Craig shaggy wool waistcoat. Buckle Under Enterprises balaclava. Right: Long skirt by Souk. Biba gloves. Clobber blouse at Stop the Shop. Jasper kimono from Miss Selfridge.
Warm folkclothes for the part of you that needs freedom and a soft, beautiful way of dressing even through the cold months of winter. These are the long skirt, blouses and shawls to pick up in the markets, the pinnies and shaggy wool coats to take off the peg and lounge around in.
Fashion by Sue Hone. Photographed by Alain Walsh.
Scanned from Petticoat, 11th December 1971.
Left: Clobber gingham skirt with frill. Calico pinny from Laura Ashley. Knit jacket by Crochetta for Knits and Leathers. Feathers hat. Play balls from Inca. Right: Clobber seersucker skirt with print. John Craig rib polo sweater. Calico pinny at Laura Ashley. Embroidered jacket and Hessian belts at Inca. Herbert Johnson mittens.
Posted: November 10, 2014 Filed under: 1970s, fortnum and mason, harpers and queen, Illustrations, janet reger, laura ashley, Mouchy, Selfridges
From left to right: Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges, Laura Ashley and Janet Reger.
Illustration by Mouchy.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, December 1970
Posted: August 1, 2014 Filed under: 1970s, Bernard Neville, british boutique movement, caroline baker, Christian Aujord, edward mann, Electric Fittings, Harri Peccinotti, Inspirational Images, janice wainwright, jeff banks, laura ashley, liberty's, nova magazine, Serena Shaffer, Vintage Editorials
Liberty print dress by Jeff Banks. Hat throughout by Edward Mann. Petticoat throughout by Laura Ashley
Styled by Caroline Baker. Photographed by Harri Peccinotti.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nova, May 1975
Smock dress and matching pyjama trousers by Serena Shaffer at Electric Fittings.
Dress by Christian Aujord.
Top and circle skirt by Janice Wainwright with print by Bernard Neville for Cantoni.
Posted: September 8, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, angela gore, Anne Turkel, Antiquarius, brian duffy, christopher mcdonnell, cosmopolitan, David Scott, Diana Doe, Habitat, Inspirational Images, laura ashley, lord john, Samm, Shop O, Vintage Editorials
Dress by Shop O. Sandals from Samm.
Photographed by Duffy. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, June 1972.
Blouse and skirt by Shop O. Sandals from Samm.
Nightdress by Angela Gore
Mexican embroidered top at David Scott, Antiquarius.
White linen Garbo suit by Christopher McDonnell. He wears Lord John.
Dress by Diana Doe. Sandals from Samm.
Towel from Habitat
Skirt by Laura Ashley. Blouse from David Scott. He wears clothes by Lord John.
Posted: August 3, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, Coty, Hair and make-up, laura ashley, Vintage Adverts
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nova, May 1973
Posted: July 10, 2012 Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, british boutique movement, bus stop, chelsea cobbler, chelsea girl, jean varon, john bates, laura ashley, lee bender, ossie clark, polly peck, website listings
The Chelsea Cobbler 1970s embroidered wedges
Ahhhh. British Summertime. For those of you NOT currently experiencing one of the most spectacularly soggy summers this land has seen in recent years, have pity on us. It is quite unsettling to be reaching for your autumn coat in almost-mid-July. It’s also unsettling to have received an adorable gingham umbrella from your mum as a birthday present and to have been using it almost constantly since then. I’m a July baby, it’s not meant to be this way!!!!!
It’s also hard to get oneself into the listing groove when your head is saying ‘summer dresses’ ‘light cottons’ etc, but you take one look out of the window at the river your street has become and think ‘err, actually, maybe not….’.
So here is my ever-so-British mixed bag of new listings. I do hope you enjoy!
Ossie Clark 1970s moss crepe and satin dress
John Bates for Jean Varon ‘Venice’ dress c. 1966-67
Early Laura Ashley art nouveau print maxi dress
Lee Bender for Bus Stop dress w/ keyhole feature
Polly Peck by Sybil Zelker 1970s medieval influenced dress
Fifties-influenced Chelsea Girl cotton stripe blouse