Posted: January 21, 2017 Filed under: 1970s, Abecita, caroline smith, flair magazine, Illustrations, margit brandt, Marks and Spencer, mary quant, Simpson of Piccadilly, underwear | Tags: 1970s, caroline smith, flair magazine, illustration, margit brandt, mary quant, underwear, vintage illustrations
Clockwise from top left: Wolsey, Brettles, Margit Brant, Wolsey, Abecita, Mary Quant.
It’s an accomplished fact that the warmest way to hibernate starts right next to your skin. Here, then, are some of the hottest bare body coverings – Short-johns, mid-johns, long-johns, vests, bodytops and a petticoat to wear under everything else, plus the cosiest nightie on the market.
Fabrics vary from wool to cotton jersey, man-mades and mixtures, all good old favourites that have proved their insulation properties over past winters. These hibernation undies are all warm investments and most of them glamorous enough to want to show off. Long-johns and mid-johns are staging a comeback as circulation increases: wear them rolled up, if you like, over tights, under socks. Pile them on to beat the winter.
Illustrations by Caroline Smith.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971.
Left to right: Medico at Simpsons, Mary Quant, Marks & Spencer, Brettle, Mary Quant and Wolsey.
Posted: December 1, 2016 Filed under: 1970s, anjelica huston, biba, Diana Leslie, flair magazine, georgina linhart, Inspirational Images, James Drew, liberty, liberty's, lingerie, loungewear, Steve Hiett, Tyger Tyger, Vintage Editorials | Tags: 1970s, anjelica huston, aubrey beardsley, biba, Diana Leslie, flair magazine, georgina linhart, james drew, Jasper, liberty, lingerie, loungewear, Steve Hiett, Tyger Tyger
Rayon boudoir dressing gown by Diana Leslie for Tyger Tyger.
Dressing gowns should be comfortable, glamorous and practical. Here we show you what you might wear if you want to potter about the house in style, from towelling to satin, the pick of the bunch.
Modeled by Anjelica Huston.
Photographed by Steve Hiett.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971
Red and white flower print rayon dressing gown by Karencraig.
Beardsley print slinky dressing gown by Georgina Linhart.
Red voluminous nightie and peignoir by Biba.
Black and white cotton kimono by Jasper.
L-R Beardsley print slinky dressing gown by Georgina Linhart; Red voluminous nightie and peignoir by Biba; White and black kimono by Jasper.
Dark brown panne velvet dressing gown by Georgina Linhart.
Lilac and burgundy towelling zip up dressing gown by James Drew.
Liberty Veruna wool checked wrap dressing gown from Liberty.
Posted: April 4, 2016 Filed under: 1970s, Adrian Mann, flair magazine, Inspirational Images, janice wainwright, jean varon, jim lee, john bates, simon massey, Vintage Editorials | Tags: 1970s, flair magazine, janice wainwright, jean varon, jim lee, john bates
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.
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