Illustrated by Peter Weevers
(accompanying an extract from ‘Puffball’ by Fay Weldon)
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, February 1980.
“Contemporary Wardrobe, run by Roger Burton from a warehouse at London Bridge, fit up the stars of small and big screen. They specialise in clothes from 1945 to the present day, supplying outfits and accessories to customers in movies, TV, video, commercials, theatres and advertising agencies,, with some private hiring for parties, posing and…well, that’s their business. The clothes in Quadrophenia came from Contemporary Wardrobe; others have been on hire to Not The Nine O’Clock News, Minder, The Professionals, Dreams of Leaving, The Kenny Everett Video Show, The History Man, Shoestring and Mackenzie. Thy have also kitted out Freeez, Secret Affair, M, Wings and Judas Priest for Top of the Fops and promotional videos, and clothed the sleeves of Motorhead, Girlschool, Marianne Faithfull and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Most other huge collection is authentic, as are all the clothes and the majority of accessories in these photos commissioned, clothed, posted and photographed specially for The Face by Sheila Rock. CW also offer a research department to assist styling and offer technical advice an an express service to reproduce garment or outfits or specific projects. Couldn’t they do something about Doyle’s jackets an Bodie’s flairs [sic]?”
Before there was vintage, there were just old clothes! Superb shoot by Sheila Rock for The Face, June 1981.
Photographed by Rebecca Blake. Fashion by Albert Capraro. Jewels by Fred Leighton.
Scanned from Rebecca Blake: Forbidden Dreams (1984)
I can’t quite believe it’s been nearly two months since I last blogged. I promise I haven’t gone away for good, I’ve just been incredibly busy working away from Vintage-a-Peel for all this time. The website is still up, I’m still on Etsy, and there will be new listings in July. You can also find me still posting away on Instagram, so please do follow me over there if you’re there too.
Today I stumbled across this dreamy book by Rebecca Blake, a New York-based photographer whose work informed and was used in the cult classic film, The Eyes of Laura Mars. It’s safe to say that I’m smitten, not least because she also directed the music videos for ‘Kiss’ and ‘Cream’ for Prince and photographed Duran Duran for the cover of Seven and the Ragged Tiger.
Photographed by Richard Young leaving a Mick Jagger party in Chelsea, 1986.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Paparazzo! The Photographs of Richard Young, 1989
Serigraph by Patrick Nagel.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nagel: The Art of Patrick Nagel, 1985
All set to replace the Fiorucci First swimsuit classic is the stars and stripes range from BOY. Perfect for poolside posing (as is anything from BOY these days) these natty one pieces also lend themselves to watery pursuits and are specially made so as not to discolour in chlorine, unlike some designer dip suits. Wear them downt he lido or save them for evening. The lycra tight tops under your strides are just the ticket for stress free strutting ,and boys will no doubt be pleased to see the stars and stripes trunks which, as we all know, are the perfect acessory to wear over the trousers of any pinstripe suit.
Photographed by Sandro Hyams.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from iD magazine, May 1987
A young Colin Firth in a white shirt? You’re welcome…
Styled by Hamish Bowles. Photographed by Robert Erdman.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Face, October 1984