Posted: May 13, 2016 Filed under: 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, Contemporary Wardrobe, Inspirational Images, menswear, Sheila Rock, The Face, Vintage Editorials
1959: Ramona/Bright Young Thing. Influences: Vogue, Irving Penn, High Society, Barbara Golan, Paris couture. Ivory plant pot hat; ivory silk abstract rose print dress; ivory leather handbag; ivory leather fake lizard stilettos; tortoise-shell cigarette holder; white make-up and vivid red lipstick. To be seen around town, having tea at Fortnum & Mason or the Savoy.
“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.
1967: John Cooper Clarke/Regency Beau. Influences: elegance, Beau Brummel, Brian Jones, Town Magazine, LSD. Claret velvet suit hand-tailored; pink frilly shirt by John Stephen; patent spat boots by Bally; paisley cravat, crucifix ,cameo, birds foot brooch, jet beads ,silver top cane ,gloves, white make-up, mascara and back combed hair all essential to create the Look for promenading Carnaby Street and Portobello Road to acquire the odd fairground horse or exotic sign from Trad Alices or Lord Kitchener’s Valet. Photo taken at Trad Antiques in Portobello Road
1950: Ranking Roger/Zoot. Influences: Charlie Parker, the Zou-Zou movement in France, Puerto Rican chic, Wyatt Earp. Grey bird’s eye double breasted Zoot suit; eau-de-nil impressed cotton shirt; brown velour homburg; slim red bow tie; white buckskin brogues by Lillywhites; silver watch chain, silver key chin. Characters wearing this look could be seen around smoky jazz clubs and pool halls all through the ’40s and early ’50s in Harlem. Now adapted by the Chicanos in South America, who rive around in Low Rider cars of the period.
Posted: March 6, 2015 Filed under: 1980s, Colin Firth, Demob, Dexter Wong, Hamish Bowles, Hyper Hyper, katharine hamnett, Mensday, menswear, Robert Erdman, The Face
Crushed white silk shirt Katharine Hamnett. Silk toga as flag Katharine Hamnett. Navy herringbone trousers at Demob. Ghillie shoes at Scotch House
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
Black wool coat by Body Map. Red cotton jersey shirt by Tim Hall at Demob. Black fur pile shapka by Dexter Wong at Post, Hyper Hyper. Badges from Covent Garden and Berwick Street Markets.
Posted: February 27, 2015 Filed under: 1980s, Cars, Fiat, The Face, Vintage Adverts
Advert for the Fiat Panda VIP Limited Edition.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Face, July 1985
Posted: February 3, 2015 Filed under: 1980s, Anna Cloowan, David Fielden, Inspirational Images, james wedge, jane kahn, Lucienne Phillips, The Face, Vintage Editorials
Dress by David Fielden.
So much to love about this editorial, but I was delighted to spot the Jane Kahn ‘Kahniverous’ dress below – mainly because I have it in both black and white. Yes, yes, I know…
Photographed by James Wedge.
Styled by Monique Bourdon. Make-up by Amanda Jackson-Sytner. Hair by Jo O’Sullivan.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Face, June 1986.
Dress by Kahniverous at Hyper Hyper
Dress by David Fielden
Suit by David Fielden
Dress by Anna Cloowan at Lucienne Philips
Posted: January 28, 2015 Filed under: 1980s, Azzedine Alaia, caroline baker, johnny moke, katharine hamnett, Ninivah Khomo, Norma Kamali, The Face, Tony McGee, Vanessa Schon, Vintage Editorials, Whistles, yasmin le bon | Tags: Johnny Moke, Katharine Hamnett, Ninivah Khomo, Norma Kamali, Vanessa Schon, Yasmin le Bon
Black lycra catsuit by Katharine Hamnett. Gauntlets by Norma Kamali. Lion from Harrods. Cat brooches at Merola. Belt by Vanessa Schon.
If you don’t get the reference there, why not? Yasmin le Bon looking nothing short of incredible in this divinely feline shoot, styled by Caroline Baker.
Photographed by Tony McGee.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Face, November 1986.
Turtle neck and leggings by Ninivah Khomo. Leather bootees by Johnny Moke. Belts by Vanessa Schon. Gauntlets by Cornelia James.
Leopard print angora turtle neck by Ninivah Khomo. Toreador leggings from Whistles. Gauntlets by Norma Kamali. Suede thigh high boots from Johnny Moke. Brooches by Pink Soda.
Jersey body and toreador high waist pants by Azzedine Alaia. Belts worn as necklace and bracelets by Vanessa Schon. One jewelled glove by Martin Kidman. One leopard print glove by Pink Soda. Monkee boots at Office.
Posted: October 17, 2014 Filed under: 1980s, Amalgamated Talent, caroline baker, Charlie Kemp, Helen Storey, Hyper Hyper, Inspirational Images, The Face
Fun fur purple sheepskin jacket and hat, with motif sweater and black jersey flares all by Helen Storey of Amalgamated Talent available from Academy, 188a Kings Road, London. Belt from Prism at Hyper Hyper.
Photographed by Charlie Kemp. Styling by Caroline Baker. Model Sasha.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Face, November 1985