Electric Leather

1970s, chelsea cobbler, Inspirational Images, platforms, shoes, tessa traeger, Vintage Adverts, Vogue
Switch on to spots and stripes.
Flocked on to real leather by The Chelsea Cobbler.

I think this was one of my first ever scans, a very long time ago. It still makes my heart sing when I see it, so I thought it was worthy of a rescan/repost.

Photographed by Tessa Traeger.

Scanned from Vogue, August 1972.

The Fresh Note of Meadowsong

1970s, Browns, Inspirational Images, patrick hunt, Patrick Hunt, Vogue
Goya’s new fragrance sings of hayfields and hedgerows and clover and honeysuckle. It’s green but warmed by the sunshine – and the products contain the natural elements found in the waters of the famous French spas. Dress and hat from Browns, South Molton St, W.1.

Photographed by Patrick Hunt.

Scanned from Vogue, August 1971.

Somebody, somewhere, said it was a wedding or something

1970s, Advertorials, Arthur Hill, cosmopolitan, jim lee, ossie clark, Random Ossies in Adverts, Vintage Adverts

A curious but beautifully shot advertorial from a copy of Cosmopolitan, which I think is meant to be advertising the drink but is also rather a charming portrayal of a bohemian Seventies wedding. Unsurprising given that Jim Lee is behind the photographs, and also featuring a couple of Ossie Clark dresses, which I’m always happy to document.

Photographed by Jim Lee and Arthur Hill for Blanc Foussy by Grants of St James’s.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, August 1974.

Mirror Mirror

1970s, hair, Hair and make-up, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, interior design, interiors, Vintage Adverts
Wella Spray – it holds and brushes out and holds and smells nice and holds and resists damp and holds… Wella – we know about hair.

I posted an alternate version of this, many years ago, but this one shows you far more of the amazing collaged wall behind the gloriously jumbled dressing table.

Scanned from Honey, June 1972.

Hey Big Sssspender

1970s, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, lingerie, mild sauce, Serge Krouglikoff

£1.25 will get you the sexiest suspender belt and seamed stocking

Suspenders and seamed stockings. Now there’s a thought to bring a sparkle to your eye and an extra dimension to your legs. We’re offering black suspender belts and black stockings or white suspender belts with grey stockings-equal loveliness either way.

The suspender belts are elastic, backed with plush nylon (so they’re comfortable) and covered in nylon lace (so they’re beautiful). The seamed stockings are one-size 20 denier micro mesh crepe stretch nylon. They’re smashing, and so is the price—£1.25 for the suspender belt and stockings together. You can also order two pairs of extra stockings in packs of either black or grey for a mere 55p. In these expensive, doomy days that’s really an offer to make you smile.

Photographed by Serge Krouglikoff.

Scanned from Honey, May 1975.

Sun and Silk

1970s, Inspirational Images, Sacha, Suliman, sunday times magazine, Vintage Editorials
Puffed-sleeved quilted jacket, £10.50; knee-length circular skirt with contrasting band, £9.50.

For those who fancy a smooth summer Suliman have made their entire collection in pure Chinese silk. It is a man-and-wife firm, Sam Suliman designing the fabrics – the abstract patterns are hand-painted – and June the clothes. Sam finds this silk perfect for his luminous, sultry colours, which he uses in 15 variations. Everything is hand-washable and available in sizes 8-12 direct and by mail order from Suliman, 48 Maddox Street, London WI , and from Emma Somerset, 5 Police Street, Manchester.

Styled by Valerie Wade

Photographed by Sacha.

Scanned from The Sunday Times Magazine, 28th May 1972.

Plain quilted jacket with hand-painted oval yoke, £17.50.
Identically shaped gypsy shirts, £12.50 each, worn with short quilted waistcoats, £9.50 each.
Flimsy blouse with an elasticated waistband, £10.50, made of one of a variety of hand-painted fabrics also used for gypsy blouses, long skirts, dresses, baggy pants and quilted jackets. Worn with plain skirt, £9.50.

Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It

1970s, british boutique movement, Cars, Great Gear Trading Co, Inspirational Images, sunday times magazine, Vintage Adverts

Superb advert for the MG Midget, photographed in front of The Great Gear Market at 85 Kings Road. Some of the best photos of boutiques have popped up, inadvertently, in adverts. From my archive there is Che Guevara in an Opel advert and Quorum for cigarettes.

Scanned from The Sunday Times Magazine, 7th May 1972.

Felt printing

1970s, Crafts, Inspirational Images, Sandra Lousada
The peasant style skirt illustrates the charming use of a naive folk motif which has been cut from felt and printed on plain white cloth.

Photographed by Sandra Lousada.

Scanned from The Book of Creative Crafts, 1978.

The White of May

1970s, Adrian Mann, Bilbo, bus stop, che guevara, granny takes a trip, Herbert Johnson, Inspirational Images, lee bender, manolo blahnik, pablo and delia, Peter Knapp, quorum, Rose Bradford, Screaming Mimi, sheridan barnett, simon massey, stirling cooper, The Purple Shop, Vintage Editorials, Vogue, yves saint laurent, zapata
Left: White cotton edged with red, lots of frills tied up with bandanna bows. By Rosie Bradford, about £15, at Quorum; Che Guevara. Fine white straw, £10, Herbert Johnson. White ribbed gloves, Kir, 75p. Red and white striped canvas shoes laced onto a high wooden platform, £12.50, Manolo Blahnik for Zapata. Right: Three deep cotton frills and a halter bodice edged and tied in red. By Sheridan Barnett for Simon Massey, £9.95. Small white straw, £8.50, Herbert Johnson. Peppermint earrings and clips by Adrien Mann, about £1, at Marshall & Snelgrove. White block and string shoes, £7.75, Manolo Blahnik for Zapata. Helanca gloves, Kir, 75p. Hat pins, from a selection at The Purple Shop.

more of it, less of it, what there is of it, frilled.

Preview of new white shapes you’ll be seeing when the sun’s hot: all cut out, cropped or split, beginning with flamenco frills piped in with red.

Well, it may not be May any more but this editorial feels perfect for the current weather. And those Manolo Blahnik for Zapata shoes? Pass the smelling salts…

Hair by John at Leonard.

Photographed at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens

Photographed by Peter Knapp.

Scanned from Vogue, May 1972.

Left: Small cotton broderie anglaise blouse under the shelter of a big frilled collar, with a thin gabardine skirt split front and back. Blouse, Stirling Cooper, £4.25, at Peter Robinson. Skirt, Screaming Mimi, £6.50, exclusively for Granny Takes a Trip. White Openwork Helanca gloves, Kir, 80p, at Dickins & Jones. White shoes, £7, Bilbo. Hat, £10, Herbert Johnson. Right: Buttoned padded halter bodice, edged and buttoned in scarlet. White pleated Colonial cotton shorts, buckled each side. Bodice by Rosie Bradford, about £7, at Quorum ; Che Guevara. Shorts, £5.95, Bus Stop. White patent shoes, £16.50, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. White straw, £11.50, Herbert Johnson. Hat pins from range, The Purple Shop.
Wide wide cotton trousers gathered on elastic, a gathered cotton halter top, the edge let go to frill. By Pablo & Delia, £18, at Browns. White peep-toe shoes, £7, detachable bow £1 extra, at Bilbo. Hat, £8.50, Herbert Johnson. Earrings, Adrien Mann. Laced cuffed Helanca gloves by Kir, 75p, at Derry & Toms

Ingrid in the Pink

1970s, barbara daly, beauty, eric boman, Hair and make-up, ingrid boulting, Inspirational Images, Make-up, Vogue

Ingrid Boulting on the cover and inside cover of Beauty in Vogue.

Make-up, chosen from the Princess Marcella Borghese range, by Barbara Daly.

Hair by John at Leonard.

Hot pink bikini from a selection by Von Furstenberg at Liberty.

Photographed by Eric Boman.

Scanned from Beauty in Vogue, Spring/Summer 1975.