The Long, Lean Look: Smocking

Smocking

Elegant full length dinner dress in champagne Trevira with a matching tie belt, the yoke and shoulders lavishly oversmocked in bright colours. By John Bates at Jean Varon, £23.

Photographed by Jim Lee.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, February 1970

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Prints for Evening by Jim Lee

Photographed by Jim Lee. Scanned from Flair, February 1970.

Pastel printed close fitting dress with long, swinging peplum and matching fringed scarf by John Bates at Jean Varon. All jewellery by Adrien Mann.

Something of a dream combination for me, with two of my favourite designers, Janice Wainwright and John Bates, with one of my favourite photographers, Jim Lee. I don’t see Lee’s work often enough for my liking…

Photographed by Jim Lee.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, February 1970.

Photographed by Jim Lee. Scanned from Flair, February 1970.

Left: Softest pastel printed jersey cardigan coat with white, slightly flared crepe pants by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey. Scarf by Lida Ascher. Right: Sprawling flower-printed cardigan coat with matching pants by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey


Inspirational Images: Secrets of a 1974 Siren

Swooning sailors never knew that seaweed and shark's oil were responsible for their tempresses' looks.

Swooning sailors never knew that seaweed and shark’s oil were responsible for their tempresses’ looks.

A stunning photo, an incidental to illustrate a beauty article, which pre-dates the legendary Roxy Music cover for ‘Siren’ with Jerry Hall.

Photographed by Jim Lee.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, June 1974.


Inspirational Images: In Dreams

shop o jim lee jan 1976

Dress and skirt by Shop O

Photographed by Jim Lee. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, January 1976.


Mild Sauce: The Naked Lunch

Jim Lee’s version of Le déjeuner sur l’herbe for Cosmopolitan, June 1974.