Posted: February 15, 2018 Filed under: 1970s, Alan Rodin, anello and davide, Buckle Under, Dranella, Elliott, Ginger Group, liberty, Marielle, mary quant, Miss T, Mrs Cresswell, petticoat magazine, ravel, Sacha, Sacha, Steve Hiett, Sujon, Uncategorized, wallis
Flower print skirt and top by Sujon. Crochet shawl by Mrs Cresswell. Shoes by Sacha.
Dusky dark dresses for the days when you’d rather take things cooler, in feminine earthy patterns galore, with more than their fair share of low key price tags…
Photographed by Steve Hiett.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, February 1971.
Both outfits by Mary Quant’s Ginger Group. Inset below right, both dresses by Dranella.
Midi dress by Marielle. Rosie Nice satin shawl.
Liberty print tiered dress by Miss T. Shawl by Mrs Cresswell. Cream boots by Ravel.
Multiprint dress, left, by Alan Rodin. Belt from Elliott. Sacha boots. Button front Liberty print dress, right, by Miss T. Suede beaded shawl by Elliott. Choker by Buckle Under.
Long Liberty print dress by Wallis. Bag and choker by Elliotts. Shoes by Anello & Davide.
Posted: January 30, 2018 Filed under: 1960s, Inspirational Images, Janet Street Porter, lilley and skinner, petticoat magazine, simon massey, sylvia ayton, Tim Street-Porter, Travers Tempos, Uncategorized, Vintage Editorials, zandra rhodes
Be an exhibitionist. Entwine yourself with yards of machine-age screen printed scarf by Sylvia Ayton and Zandra Rhodes.
Why wait; be bold, be brave, stay cool! Now – before all the sheep latch onto the look for ’69. Ignore us if you like, but if we’re right (and we think we are) you could be way ahead of the crowd.
Janet Street-Porter modelling clothes by the immensely brilliant combination of Sylvia Ayton and Zandra Rhodes, whose short-lived Fulham Road Clothes Shop is one of the rarest and grooviest boutique labels.
Photographed by Tim Street-Porter.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, January 1969.
BE BOLD. Prints in 1969 owe nothing to the thirties; they look ahead, shout out bright new images and colours. Screen printed blouse by Sylvia Ayton and Zandra Rhodes.
BE BRAVE. Dare to wear the most sensational raincoat we’ve seen for ages. Why wear mini coats when your knees are freezing and soggy. Plastivamp black PVC and snakeskin printed PVC raincoat by Sylvia Ayton and Zandra Rhodes.
BE BRIGHT. Last year’s after-dark shiners are this spring’s day-time gleamers; pinky orange tricel jersey shirt dress with full sleeves by Simon Massey. Shoes by Lilley & Skinner.
BE COOL. The new fabric cut the new way; clinging Tricel jersey frock with a neckline that mum would remember. Navy and white checked dress by Simon Massey.
BE BRASH. Vulgar colours are carefully teamed and tastefully cut. Action-packed tweed trousers (with high fitted waistband and turn ups) together with waitsed and flared matching coat by Sylvia Ayton and Zandra Rhodes.
BE WITTY. Dare to laugh at yourself a little; see the funny side of fashion as well s the serious. Mint green courtelle jersey dress with handy pockets for sweeties, by Travers Tempos.
Posted: January 26, 2018 Filed under: 1970s, flair magazine, Inspirational Images, jean varon, jim lee, john bates, Uncategorized
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
Posted: January 24, 2018 Filed under: 1970s, Browns, chelsea cobbler, Elliott, Feathers, Foale and Tuffin, Inspirational Images, mansfield, Maxwell Croft, Pedro Garcia, Russell & Bromley, Saul Leiter, sonia rykiel, stirling cooper, Uncategorized, vanity fair, Vintage Editorials, way in
Black gabardine raincoat by Foale and Tuffin. Black suede double strapped boots from Russell & Bromley. Rainbow striped sweater by Stirling Cooper.
Reasons why Vanity Fair is one of the best fashion magazines ever #29847: A fashion editorial inspired by a fighting couple, photographed by Saul Leiter…
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, January 1971.
Maroon jersey coat and plaid skirt by Stirling Cooper. Sweater by Sonia Rykiel for Browns. Boots by Elliott’s.
Brown beige and orange flecked wool gauchos worn with thick brown shetland sweater, leather studded belt and appliqued bag all from Feathers. Cap from Way In.
Brown and beige tweed suit with Borg trims by Mansfield. Floppy woolly hat from Browns. Brown suede shoes by Pedro Garcia for Jack Hinton.
Midi skirt and matching muffler by Maxwell Croft. Brown polo necked sweater by Sonia Rykiel from Browns. Dark brown leather boots by Chelsea Cobbler.
Posted: November 11, 2017 Filed under: 1960s, bus stop, David Stanford, Inspirational Images, lee bender, Uncategorized, vanity fair
If the invitation is really dread and you feel a creeping paralysis of boredom days ahead, there are only — two ways out. One is to behave so badly that you are never asked again; the other is to look so outrageously glamorous that you rivet the attention of every man in the room. Revive nostalgia for the unattainable Hollywood style, in a luscious apricot satin evening dress, correct with every Forties detail — sweetheart neckline, wedding dress, buttons, even an artificial flower on the shoulder. By Bus Stop, about 89s:6d. Rippling Rita Hayworth hairstyle by Hugh at Cheveux, W.S.
Photographed by David Stanford.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, December 1968.
Posted: November 8, 2017 Filed under: 19 magazine, 1960s, Dolcis, Elliott, gillian richard, Inspirational Images, michael chow, Pourelle, Russell & Bromley, Stuart Brown, Uncategorized, Vintage Editorials
Bitter choc lurex suit by Pourelle, 13gns. Cat suit with fine straps by Pourelle, 12gns. Shoes by Dolcis, 89s 11d
Out of the sombre tones of last year’s black evening dress, emerges the exciting new glitter story for autumn. Light-as-a-feather Lurex, made up into cool, clinging styles, helps you shimmer through those soft, romantic evenings.
Photographed by Stuart Brown in the flat belonging to interior designer John Wright of Walker, Wright and Schofield, and also in Mr Chow’s restaurant.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, September 1969.
Pink silver-sequined georgette dress by Gillian Richard, 11gns.
Gold lurex jumpsuit by Pourelle, 13gns. Gold lurex dress and trousers by Pourelle, 13gns. Shoes from Russell and Bromley, £8 9s.
Bitter choc lurex long sleeved dress by Pourelle, 9½gns. Black shoes by Elliott, 7gns.
Silver lurex shirt dress worn over matching trousers by Pourelle, 13gns. Silver shoes by Russell and Bromley, 7gns.
Silver lurex evening suit by Pourelle, 15gns. Silver shoes by Russell and Bromley, £8 19s.
Bitter choc Lurex dress by Pourelle, 7½gns.
Black sequined georgette dress by Gillian Richard, 8gns.
Posted: November 4, 2017 Filed under: 1970s, Adolfo, avedon, Bill Blass, hats, Inspirational Images, Make-up, Uncategorized, Vogue
“Zingy with a torchy note. Lively, dramatic sure-fire on lips and nails…”
Wrap coat by Bill Blass. Hat by Adolfo.
Photographed by Avedon.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, November 1971.