How does a really cool lady knock spots off the opposition? Sneakily. She discards her vibrant purples and blacks, climbs sweetly into pure white undies and, as innocently as a schoolgirl, demolishes all resistance.
While this editorial can’t quite work out how regressive or feminist it wants to be, I cannot fault the pom-pom platform shoes which are all by City Lights Studio (aka post-Mr Freedom Tommy Roberts and far too short-lived). I would definitely karate chop for those babies.
Further to yesterday’s post, and as promised, here are the photos taken on Brighton Pier for the same editorial. With clothes by Miss Mouse and City Lights Studio, they were worth waiting for – weren’t they?
Left to right: White dress with pink motifs and two huge trimmed pockets of hips, by Joyce Dixon for Gillian Richard, £8. Shoes by Lotus. Whit coton dress, with huge pink spots and wide circular skirt, trimmed with two pockets near hem, by Gillian Richard, £7. Shoes also by Lotus. Bracelet from City Lights Studio. Blue and white cotton sun top, buttons down back, £3.95, Straight cotton skirt with pink and blue motifs, fastens at back with a square of buttons, £5.95. Both by Miss Mouse. Shoes by Lotus. Blue and white spotted sun top and matching circular skirt with two large pockets on sides, £7.95. Both by Miss Mouse. Shoes from Lotus.
An age of frivolity and fantasy. Polka dots and bows. Shocking pinks and bobby socks. Flatties and flirties. Time for agod giggle; for screaming hysterically after all those movie idols in a great ‘Fifties revival
Some promising designs were submitted by students of the Kingston Polytechnic Fashion Department, when Gillian Richard organised a competition this season with the Polytechnic. We’re featuring a dress by the Second Prize winner, Joyce Dixon, as we think the design is right up-to-date and very original. Joyce comes from Carlisle, is in her third year at the Poly and has won many prizes for her designs. She works with Gillian Richard in her vacations, and hopes to go to the Royal College of Art in London for a further course. We wish her the best of luck. You should be seeing more of her designs in 19 in the future.
Photographed by Frank Murphy. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, June 1973
“He’s a shade younger than I am, but he’s determined to close the generation gap. Luckily I’m not in the least bit ticklish”.
Your second oyster tasted much nicer than the first. The second time you drank champagne the bubbles did not make you sneeze… As Jackie Collins, the writing Collins sister puts it: “The second marriage is definitely more fun. The first time you marry very young; the next time you know what you are involving yourself in.” Joan, the actress Collins adds: “In my case it’s the third time around. And that’s better still. ” Alice Pollock, the designer, is contemplating taking the plunge again – hence this Second Time Around fashion – “It’s cool to marry again, providing you do it well. ” Paulene Stone, the beautiful redhaired model who married Laurence Harvey in the New Year – and after a long courtship – said: “The second marriage? Oh, it’s a lovely feeling. I was so glad when it finally happened.” (Honest lady!) As is Mr Harvey who describes re-marriage as: “The triumph of hope over experience.” And to all the hopeful ladies who are contemplating love or marriage for the second time, these beautifully experienced clothes are dedicated.
All clothes by Alice Pollock at Quorum. Fashion by Deirdre McSharry. Photographed by Norman Eales. Modelled by Zazie.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, May 1973.
“It’s so restful spending the evening with a man you know well. I just let him get on with his Proust.” Shoes by City Lights
“Well we got to Caxton Hall in time. I picked him up in my Porsche just in case.” Hat by Sarah Frearson. Pendant from L’Odeon.
Inset Above: “Who says brides don’t wear black?” / Above: “Second honeymoons are seriously underrated. I haven’t had so much fun since I saw Private Lives.” Suspender belt by Janet Reger. Shoes from Walter Steiger. His outfit at Simpsons.
Chestnut leather walking shoes, edged with ocelot-printed calf from The Chelsea Cobbler
There aren’t many accessories shoots worthy of scanning – the majority tend to be fairly static and unimaginative. So kudos to Andreas Heumann for this gorgeous set of pictures which manage to do justice to the contents.
Photographed by Andreas Heumann. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, September 1973
Cream suede handbag with stitched appliques by Nigel Lofthouse at Che Guevara; City Lights Studio. Cream kid gloves by Bill Gibb for Miloré
Cinnamon suede clutch bag by Clive Shilton.
Marbled scarf by Marbles. Marbled leather gloves by Bill Gibb for Miloré
Black suede ankle boots, furred and laced, by Moya Bowler.
Honey suede crocodile print calf lace-ups from Rayne.
Looking at life through rose-tinted glasses: Mary Quant sees spring in a haze of rose pink, here in Liberty print, straight out of a vicarage garden. It couldn’t be more English. Dress, shoes and tights all by Mary Quant. His shirt by Aquascutum. Bangle from City Lights Studio.
Photographed by Norman Eales. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, March 1973.
Top and wrap skirt at Swanky Modes. Sandals from City Lights Studio.
Ah…the Great British Summer. Still, I wouldn’t mind the rain if I had a Swanky Modes transparent raincoat in my armoury. I would probably opt for wearing clothes underneath though. (I know, I’m such a spoilsport!)
Scanned from Nova, August 1973. Photographs by Helmut Newton.
Top and airmen’s trousers by Swanky Modes. Sandals at City Lights Studio.
Trenchcoat with petal-leaf collar at Swanky Modes. Sandals at City Lights Studio.
A-line raincoat with ‘debris’ seal in pockets by Swanky Modes. Sandals at City Lights Studio.
The lovely Paul Gorman very kindly sent me some sneaky peeky previews of his much-awaited new book about Tommy Roberts (Kleptomania, Mr Freedom, City Lights etc). From what I’ve seen and read so far, this is going to be quite a ‘must have’ book for anyone interested in Sixties and Seventies fashion – and specifically, the British Boutique scene in London at the time.
Cheeky and freaky, Mr Freedom clothes are amongst my very favourites of their kind. The bright, brash shapes, colours and logos have long since moved beyond pop-art irony and into the realms of the iconic themselves. This is the first, and I’m sure will remain the only, definitive look at the life of Roberts and his various other boutiques and projects … and I actually cannot wait to have a hard copy in my hands! I will give it a full review eventually, but until then…