Posted: November 3, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, Angela at London Town, biba, british boutique movement, bus stop, C&A, chelsea cobbler, elisabeth novick, gerald mccann, gordon king, Inspirational Images, Jaeger, James Drew, lee bender, mary farrin, mary quant, Russell & Bromley, vanity fair, Vintage Editorials, wallis, zapata
Left: Coat by Young Jaeger. Trousers by Angela at London Town. Shirt by James Drew. Striped waistcoat at Bus Stop. Right: Borg jacket by Gerald McCann. Angora trousers by Mary Farrin. Socks by Mary Quant. Clogs by The Chelsea Cobbler at Russell and Bromley.
Photographed by Elisabeth Novick. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, October 1971
Left: ‘Monkey’ jacket by Gordon King. Checked Oxford bags by Bus Stop. Shirt from Bus Stop. Authentic Forties head by Zapata. Veiling from Biba. Right: Short furry jacket from Wallis. Trousers from C&A. Shirt from James Drew. Hand-knitted waistcoat from Bus Stop.
Posted: September 26, 2013 Filed under: 1960s, biba, Chelsea Antiques Market, david hurn, Inspirational Images, mary quant, petticoat magazine
It’s safe to say that many people erroneously think that they were amongst the first to ‘do vintage’. Well, newsflash, you’re not. And neither were the stallholders at the Chelsea Antique Market, although perhaps they thought they were too. It’s the circle of [fashion] life.
Personally, I enjoy knowing I am part of a rich tapestry of people who liked wearing second hand clothing throughout history, and no amount of cheap journalism using vintage clothes in a cynical way will ever make me feel otherwise. You either ‘get it’ or you don’t…
Photographed by David Hurn. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, October 1969
Posted: August 23, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, british boutique movement, Ginger Group, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, Just Jaeckin, mary quant
Harem trousers and top by Mary Quant Ginger Group
Photographed by Just Jaeckin. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, April 1971
Posted: August 18, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, anello and davide, british boutique movement, bus stop, Elle, Emesse, Herbert Johnson, Inspirational Images, John Greenaway, lee bender, mary quant, miss mouse, Miss Revolution, Night Owls, radley, rae spencer cullen, Riva, Vintage Editorials
Dress by Miss Mouse. Shoes by Anello and Davide.
I think it’s fair to say that us Brits went a bit Snoopy-crazy in 1976, from what I’ve read and seen, and this adorable editorial is the perfect example of the post-modern appropriation of childhood cartoon figures by fashionable adults in the Seventies (see also Mr Freedom and Miss Mouse). Of course, there are clothes from Miss Mouse and Lee Bender’s Bus Stop – which is similar to the notorious ‘Andy Pandy’ dungaree outfit worn by Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who.
Photographed by John Greenaway. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, April 1976.
Hat from Elle. Shirt by Riva. Dungarees by Bus Stop. Corduroy and leather shoes by Miss Revolution.
T-shirt by Radley. Jumpsuit, tights and socks all by Mary Quant. Shoes by Miss Revolution.
Shirt by Emesse. Skirt by Miss Mouse. Sneakers by Miss Revolution.
Baseball cap, from Badges and Equipment. T-shirt by Radley. Bomber jacket by Emesse. Scarf by Herbert Johnson.
Nightdress by Night Owls
Posted: June 10, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, annacat, barry lategan, Boston-151, british boutique movement, Gina Fratini, Ginger Group, janice wainwright, Kumari, Lati Ptochis, Leslie Poole, Malcolm Raines, margit brandt, mary quant, pablo and delia, Pedro Garcia, Scorpio, simon massey, The Sweet Shop, Tony Berkeley, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Smock by Leslie Poole for Annacat. Small smock from Little Things.
“This is not a maternity feature, this means you. But what a great year to be pregnant”
Glorious Pre-Raphaelite inspired shoot by Barry Lategan, exactly how I dream of dressing every day. Those hats! …
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1971
Get the look with a gorgeous printed smock dress over at Vintage-a-Peel
Smock by Mary Quant Ginger Group. Velvet Holbein hat from The Sweet Shop.
Smock by Lati Ptochis at Boston-151. Flower trailer by Pablo & Delia.
Smock and skirt by Tony Berkeley. Shoes by Pedro Garcia. Wristlet by Pablo & Delia. Hat by Malcolm Raines at The Sweet Shop.
Smock and skirt by Gina Fratini. Shoes by Pedro Garcia. Hat by Malcolm Raines at The Sweet Shop. Necklace by Pablo & Delia
Smock by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey. Painted hair decoration by Pablo & Delia.
Smock by Margit Brandt, skirt by Kumari, both for Scorpio.
Posted: May 16, 2013 Filed under: aquascutum, City Lights, cosmopolitan, liberty's, mary quant, norman eales
Looking at life through rose-tinted glasses: Mary Quant sees spring in a haze of rose pink, here in Liberty print, straight out of a vicarage garden. It couldn’t be more English. Dress, shoes and tights all by Mary Quant. His shirt by Aquascutum. Bangle from City Lights Studio.
Photographed by Norman Eales. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, March 1973.
Posted: April 28, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, Alan Rodin, Bernshaw, Chelsea Antiques Market, clobber, Emmerton and Lambert, Ginger Group, Inspirational Images, John Carter, Marlborough, mary quant, Mexicana, petticoat magazine, Pourelle, ravel, Sacha, stirling cooper
Blouse, waistcoat and skirt from Emmerton Lambert, Chelsea Antique Market. Boots by Sacha.
Welcome to my fashion brain as it is at the moment, particularly the first and last images. This spread is everything I love about late Sixties/early Seventies style, and more. No change is permanent, I still wake up in a different mood each day, but for the most part I am feeling the need to cover up, tune out and drift around…
“Take the whirl of lace petticoats and the swirl of countrified prints. Add gypsy flowers, baubles, bangles and beads. Find yourself a long, lazy spring afternoon, relax – and think nothing but beautiful…”
Photographed by John Carter. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, March 1970
Spotted crepe dress and shawl by Mary Quant’s Ginger Group
Dress by Clobber. Feather cape from Chelsea Antique Market. Printed chiffon dress by Pourelle.
Dress by Clobber. Slingbacks by Ravel. Shirt by Mexicana. Skirt by Alan Rodin. Shoes by Ravel.
Dress by Clobber. Shoes by Modaine. Blouse by Stirling Cooper. Skirt by Bernshaw. Boots by Sacha.
Dress by Marlborough. Feather cape from Chelsea Antique Market.