Posted: October 22, 2013 Filed under: 1970s, Alexandra Bastedo, Anne Turkel, biba, british boutique movement, cosmopolitan, Greta Norris, Inspirational Images, Mercedes, paulene stone, Randall Lawrence, smirnoff, Vintage Adverts, Vintage Editorials
So today, I went to pick up an enormous job lot of magazines I bought on eBay. It’s a very mixed bag, but included some early Cosmopolitans (which always get me rather excitable…). Flicking through a few tonight, what should fall out of the October 1972 copy, but bloody junk advertising. Pah! Typical! But, wait, Seventies junk advertising is no ordinary advertising. It was the specially made Smirnoff guide to seduction (Complete and unabridged!) – “Elements of all the best seductions as discovered by Cosmopolitan for Smirnoff” with six top models who “reveal their personal approaches to the art“. Isn’t it glorious? Best of all, this is the kind of ephemera which falls out of a magazine and we just throw away, but somehow this survived…
Photographer and garments uncredited. Scanned by Miss Peelpants. Believed to date from October 1972.
Alexandra Bastedo (in Biba, I think)
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.