Dance of the Seven Voiles

Corn coloured Liberty voile with poppy red and brown flowers ruched with daisies of white lace across the bodice, by Mary Quant’s Ginger Group.

Spring is a story of air spun with flowers – voile light as veils – with veil upon voile. Lyrical layers of patterns together. Bewitching play of light and limb – a gentle illusion to see through – or not – the legs veiled in trousers quite sheer, skirts long and then suddenly short at one side, a flurry of leg through the frills and the flowers. Mary Quant played Pied Piper to the young in the sixties, now she designs to the heart of the new mood with her prettiest collection in years.

Photographed by Sarah Moon.

Modelled by Ingrid Boulting.

Scanned from Vogue, March 1970.

Shepherdess dress of flowered cotton with an overshirt of voile laced to a calico cummerbund. Children’s costumes by Philomen, Paris.

Cornflower blue flowers, a little dress with a ruffled shawl wrapped as a skirt.
Liberty’s voile of undecided stripes, red and soft beige in a simple smock over trousers.
Honey voile flowered with brown and red pansies, ruched with white lace over the bodice.
Black voile, scattered with flowers and red braid with lovely sheer trousers.
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Inspirational Images: Robe de Dior

Sarah Moon - Dior - Votre Beaute - Photo June 1970

Robe de Dior, portée par Eva, pour Votre Beauté.

Photographed by Sarah Moon. Originally published in Votre Beauté.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Photo, June 1970


Inspirational Editorials: Get Knitted

Knitted dress from The House of Worth. Hat at Brown's.

Knitted dress from The House of Worth. Hat at Brown’s.

Photographed by Sarah Moon. Styled by Cherry Twiss. Hair by Carita Salon.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Daily Telegraph Magazine, November 14th 1969

Skinny cardigan in boucle acrylic by Lee Bender at Bus Stop. Ring from Kutchinsky. Gold ring by Ken Lane.

Skinny cardigan in boucle acrylic by Lee Bender at Bus Stop. Ring from Kutchinsky. Gold ring by Ken Lane.

White ribbed catsuit by Sally Levison. Brass belt from David Elliott. Ring by Kutchinsky.

White ribbed catsuit by Sally Levison. Brass belt from David Elliott. Ring by Kutchinsky.

Maxi coat and trousers knitted by Women's Home Industries. Roll neck sweater dress by Virginia. Hat by Cerruti.

Maxi coat and trousers knitted by Women’s Home Industries. Roll neck sweater dress by Virginia. Hat by Cerruti.

Marled knit polo neck sweater with sleeveless waistcoat by Biba. Leather belt by Cerruti.

Marled knit polo neck sweater with sleeveless waistcoat by Biba. Leather belt by Cerruti.


Vintage Adverts: Remember with Mateus Rosé

mateus rose harpers queen august 74

Mateus Rosé advert, probably photographed by Sarah Moon.

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


Inspirational Images: …such stuff as dreams are made on.

...such stuff as dreams are made on. - Sarah Moon detail from a Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez, Paris advert  - at the hall of mirrors, Versailles

Detail from an advert for Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez, Paris – at the hall of mirrors, Versailles

Photographed by Sarah Moon.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, December 78


Old graces never die

Hats from C&A. Racoon jacket (left) by Tuttabankem for Philip Hockley. Furs (centre and right) by Femina Furs.

Dress like a little old lady and bring back a little grace to your life. It takes thin little frocks in fabrics for all season, new or second-hand; warmed up with wooly things next to the skin, cardigans and old furs, all shoulders, or old-looking brand-new furs. Flapper hats, lace-up shoes, fine jewels and a handbag to hang on to for dear life.

Photographed by Sarah Moon. Nova, October 1972

I’m looking to bring back the term ‘second-hand’, or even just ‘old’. Although I realise this is a hard one, given my website name. I liketo wear things that are second-hand and/or old. Thank you Nova and Sarah Moon for such immense beauty…

Left: Second hand dress from Civil Service Stores and cardigan from Charley’s. Centre: Fox cape by Femina Furs, dress by Jean Muir. Right: Jacket and skirt by Caroline Charles. Blue fox boa by Femina Furs.

Left: Second hand dress and cardigan from Charley’s. Centre: Skirt by Sheilagh Brown for Coopers. Blouse and fur cape second-hand from Charley’s. Right: Cardigan by Carroll at Joseph, second-hand dress and handbag from Virginia, blue fox boa from Femina Furs.

Left: Crepe wrap-around dress by Ossie Clark for Quorum, thermals by Damart, stockings at Donald Davies. Centre: Second hand blouse at Virginia, panties by Lux Lux. Right: Cardigan by Lil at Josephs, crepe skirt by Pierre Elegant, antique handbag at Virginia.


Inspirational Images: Moon Heart

Simply beautiful photo by Sarah Moon from Vogue, June 1974.