Oh to be out of England now that April’s here, and whether you are planning on Majorca, the far-flung Bahamas or the Isle of Wight this year, now is the best time to shop for holiday clothes. And having just stepped out of a QANTAS jet that took Cosmo island-hopping via Bermuda to the Bahamas, I have a slight tan and a strong feeling that summer’s fashions will be as refreshing, bittersweet and highly coloured as that tropical drink, Planter’s Punch.
Oh to be anywhere but home, quite frankly. I shall have to recreate these styles on the balcony and dream of even going as far as the Isle of Wight…
All jewellery by Adrien Mann. Fashion by Deirdre McSharry.
I think it’s fair to say that us Brits went a bit Snoopy-crazy in 1976, from what I’ve read and seen, and this adorable editorial is the perfect example of the post-modern appropriation of childhood cartoon figures by fashionable adults in the Seventies (see also Mr Freedom and Miss Mouse). Of course, there are clothes from Miss Mouse and Lee Bender’s Bus Stop – which is similar to the notorious ‘Andy Pandy’ dungaree outfit worn by Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who.
Photographed by John Greenaway. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, April 1976.
Hat from Elle. Shirt by Riva. Dungarees by Bus Stop. Corduroy and leather shoes by Miss Revolution.
T-shirt by Radley. Jumpsuit, tights and socks all by Mary Quant. Shoes by Miss Revolution.
Shirt by Emesse. Skirt by Miss Mouse. Sneakers by Miss Revolution.
Baseball cap, from Badges and Equipment. T-shirt by Radley. Bomber jacket by Emesse. Scarf by Herbert Johnson.