Inspirational Images: The Great Dance Revival

the great dance revival rolph gobits

Photographed by Rolph Gobits.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, December 1973

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Inspirational Images: The Last Picture Frock

Underwear from The Last Picture Frock

Underwear from The Last Picture Frock

Illustrating an article entitled “Is This The Greatest Sexual Fantasy of Them All?” about the character of Molly Bloom from James Joyce’s Ulysses. The underwear comes from The Last Picture Frock, which was a hire firm/boutique started by the late Shirley Russell (wife of and costume designer for the late, great Ken Russell) using her vast stock of antique clothing and costumes. Her stock would later be bought by Angels, so who know where those clothes have ended up!

Photographed by Rolph Gobits.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, June 1976.


Inspirational Images: Lounging in Deco

piguet advert

“Is it so shameless”, she murmered, “to be so sure of something so expensive?”

Detail from Audemar Piguet watch advert.

Photographed by Rolph Gobits (originally from the same shoot as one featured in the Big Biba newspaper in 1973. Thanks to Sweet Jane for confirming this).

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, December 1978


Merry Kitschmas to one and all…

christmastree

Photographed by Rolph Gobits. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, December 1974

…and here’s to some happy new gear for you to wear in 2013! Thank you for your continued support, both here and over at Vintage-a-Peel. I appreciate your business so much – especially in these difficult economic times – and would also dearly like to say thank you for the lovely comments on my weird little blog…

I hope you have a raucous/decadent/peaceful/simple (delete as applicable) Christmas and New Year!

Liz xx


Inspirational Images: Value Added Fashion

Everyone is looking back in nostalgia – especially in fashion. But authentic Twenties and Thirties clothes can be expensive to buy so sew your own and save money. Use crêpe de chine and bias-cut voiles and leave out the linings for an authentic swing and flair. Choose eau de Nil, bois de rose and the pale sorbet shades for pure, undiluted nostalgia.

Cosmopolitan magazine, June 1974. Photos by Rolph Gobits. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.