Inspirational Editorials: The Greatest Underclothes on Earth

1960s, 1970s, Aspidistra, british boutique movement, Finewear, Foale and Tuffin, Inspirational Images, janet reger, John Dove and Molly White, Lovable, Mexicana, steven hiett, underwear, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Top left: Red lace waspie by Janet Reger. Transparent white net bra embroidered with hearts by Emanuelle Khanh. Ankle slip by Mexicana. Main image: Serpent and hearts rampant on a sheer peach bodystocking by Molly Dove for Aspidestra, to order at Countdown.

Top left: Red lace waspie by Janet Reger. Transparent white net bra embroidered with hearts by Emanuelle Khanh. Ankle slip by Mexicana. Main image: Serpent and hearts rampant on a sheer peach bodystocking by Molly Dove for Aspidistra, to order at Countdown.

Wonderful to see further mention of John Dove and Molly White’s ‘Aspidistra’ label and to actually see one of the tattoed body stockings which were illustrated in this earlier post on my blog. Also, regular readers will know of my passion for Seventies underwear in general, and Janet Reger underwear in particular, so this stunningly photographed editorial is pretty much win-win as far as I’m concerned. Bubble perm included…

Photographed by Steve Hiett. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1970

Red and navy chevrons on white. By Janet Reger.

Red and navy chevrons on white. By Janet Reger.

Set by Lovable

Set by Lovable

Camisole petticoat by Finewear

Camisole petticoat by Finewear

Top: Slip by Foale and Tuffin. Centre: Slip by Finewear. Bottom: Bodice and petticoat by Finewear.

Top: Slip by Foale and Tuffin. Centre: Slip by Finewear. Bottom: Bodice and petticoat by Finewear.

Inspirational Illustrations: Aspidistra by Irving Tree

1970s, Aspidistra, Honey Magazine, Illustrations, Irving Tree, John Dove and Molly White, Wonder Workshop

asphidistra john molly dove jan 71

Early mention of the brilliant John Dove and Molly White, whose incredible prints – not least their ‘Wild Thing’ t-shirt – came to define the Seventies. Please do check out their website. Wonder Workshop began in 1972, so Aspidistra must have been very short-lived.

Incredible illustration by Irving Tree. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, January 1971