Be Bop a Lula

1970s, Adrian Mann, antony price, City Lights, fifties fashion, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, John Dove and Molly White, Karl Stoecker, let it rock, Malcolm McLaren, Mickey Finn, t-rex, terry de havilland, van der fransen, Vintage Editorials, vivienne westwood, Wonder Workshop
LEFT: Striped cotton jersey zip-tit T-shirt £3, lacy skin-tight Jeans £10, and fluorescent socks 35p, all from Let it Rock, 430 King’s Road, SW10 (mail order 50p). Leather belt, Lily £6.99; sparkling shoes, Terry de Havilland £15 approx; charm bracelet, Peter Robinson, t1.75; earrings 75p, and matching bracelet 65p, both from City Lights. RIGHT: Splash-dyed voile lace-trimmed zip-tit sleeveless top £6, and black cotton drainpipes with leopard-printed pockets £9, both from Let it Rock, 430 King’s Road, SW10 (mail order 50p). Stardust shoes, Terry de Havilland £15 approx; pink pearls, Peter Robinson Sep; wide Indian bangles sleek 10p each.

DRAINPIPE TROUSERS, PATENT STILETTOS, LUMINOUS SOCKS COME ROCKING BACK

Wonderful to see the combination of Let It Rock, Wonder Workshop and Terry de Havilland in one shoot by Roxy Music cover photographer Karl Stoecker. I’m not the biggest fan of the original Fifties look, if I’m honest, but there’s just something magical about the way this revival scene bridges the Seventies from Glam Rock to Punk and New Wave.

If anyone can identify the male models (or indeed the female ones) let me know. I think Mickey Finn might be one of them (third image, hanging out of the right hand car door), and possibly Antony Price. Which would make sense with Stoecker as photographer.

Photographed by Karl Stoecker.

Scanned from Honey, January 1974.

OPPOSITE LEFT: Pleated nylon zip-front top 0.50, fringed mini £3.50, both from Let it Rock, 430 King’s Road, SW10 (mail order 50p). Shiny snake belt £1.75, and earrings 75p, both from City Lights; tights, Mary Quant 40p; pony-tail holders, Peter Robinson 6p. RIGHT: Leather studded and fringed top with padded Elvis front, Wonder Workshop £15 approx, from Wonder Workshop, 192-198 Villiers Road, Dollis Hill, NW2; Granny Takes a Trip, 488 King’s Road, SW10. Stretch jersey drainpipes £16 approx, and plastic triangular earrings 75p, both from City Lights, 54 Shorts Gardens, WC2 (mail order 30p). Snakeskin-printed belt, Mr Freedom 42.95; chiffon scarf, Fenwicks 1240. Man’s long-sleeved studded and screen-printed T-shirt, Wonder Workshop £6 approx.
LEFT: Leopard-print cotton jersey top, Wonder Workshop £6, from Wonder Workshop, 193-198 Villiers Road, Doll’s Hill, NW2; Granny Takes a Trip, 488 King’s Road, SW10. Fan-pleated skirt £9.50, and plastic earrings 75p, both from City Lights, 54 Shorts Gardens, WC2 (mail order 30p). Gold belt, Lily £6.99; silver and black shoes, Terry de Havilland £15 approx; scarf, Fenwicks £2.40. CENTRE: Pure wool ‘Elvis’ Sloppy Joe, Wonder Workshop £20 approx (for stockists see above). Chequered jersey pencil skirt £4.50, from Van der Fransen, 98 Waterford Road, SW6. Plastic ) bag, City Lights £4.50, bangle, Adrien Mann 30p. RIGHT: Stripey shirt from a selection at Chelsea Antique Market. Stretchy drainpipes £16.50, and earrings 75p approx, from City Lights (for stockists see above). Elastic belt £1.40, and socks 35p, from Let it Rock. Man’s shiny gold zip-up jacket, City Lights £14.50 (for stockists see above). Striped cotton shirt £4, from Let it Rock, 430 King’s Road, SW10 (mail order 50p). Hair by Trevor at Ricci Burns
ABOVE: Black stretchy ribbed jersey tube dress with emerald green maribou trim and shoe-string straps £10, from Let it Rock, 430 King’s Road, SW10 (mail order 50p). Perspex necklace £6.50, and spotted earrings 75p approx, from City Lights; thin Indian bangles, Peter Robinson 5p each. Man’s blue fleck suit with drainpipe trousers and velvet-collared jacket £38, and short-sleeved striped cotton shirt £4, both by Let it Rock.
ABOVE LEFT: Plunging orange and black striped knitted top f4, from Van der Fransen, 98 Waterford Road, SW6. Block gabardine skirt with fan-pleated hem E8.50, from Spectrum, 70 Gloucester Road, SW7. Black tights, Mary Quant 40p; black stardust peep-toe shoes, Terry de Havilland £15 approx; long black beads, £1 from a selection by Adrien Mann; pink plastic and gilt earrings, City Lights 75p approx; bangles, Baggage & Gene Sp each. RIGHT: Zebra-striped corduroy skirt with deep patch pockets £10, and black patent stilettos £8.50, both from Let it Rock, 430 King’s Road, SW10 (mail order SOp). Fine-ribbed cream polo neck, Janine at Harold Ingram {1.50, from Jane Norman, Oxford Street, WI; Penningtons, Marlow. Gold belt £2, scarlet and gilt necklace £1, earrings 75p, and bracelet 65p, all from City Lights.

Go on – we dare you!

1970s, alkasura, biba, Brave New World, Britannia Land of Plenty, bus stop, che guevara, Conspiracy, Derber, Electric Fittings, Frocks, gillian richard, gordon king, Great Gear Trading Co, Inspirational Images, Leicester Shoes, let it rock, Marcia Brackett, miss mouse, mr freedom, petticoat magazine, Pinocchio, rae spencer cullen, ravel, Richard Green, Roger Charity, Sacha, Sheilagh Browne, stirling cooper, Vintage Editorials, wallis
He wears: Velvet coat, £19.95, pants, £7.95 and satin bow tie, £1 all at Mr. Freedom. Stirling Cooper shirt, £5.75 at Peter Robinson. Biba shoes. She wears: left: Lurex jacket, Bus Stop, £8.95. Wallis pants, £6.95. Stirling Cooper top, £3.95 at Peter Robinson, W1 Biba shoes. She wears: right: Black net skirt, £10.50 and top, £7.50, Miss Mouse at Peter Robinson.

Extra special for a special season — some of the most outrageous party clothes to be seen since the golden days of Hollywood and the silver screen left us open-mouthed in amazement. The Sundown, Charing Cross Road, WC2, is where to find glamour 1972 style — that’s where we took clothes, models and hairdresser Michael Strum from Crimpers. It was amazing too, why not try it some time?

Fashion Marcia Brackett.

Sounds from The Sands of Time.

Photographer is, unusually for Petticoat, uncredited but I think it is probably Roger Charity.

Scanned from Petticoat, 16th December 1972.

He wears: Tee shirt from Let It Rock, Velvet Oxford Bags, Mr. Freedom, £7.95. Biba shoes, £7.25. She wears: left: Crepe dress, Brave New World, £14.50. Biba earrings, £1. Bus Stop brooch, £1.25. Mary Quant diamante shoes, £7.50. She wears: right: Lurex shirt and dungarees, Frocks, £18, at Mr. Freedom, Sacha shoes, £8.99.
He wears: Satin Bags, £6.95 and bow tie, £1, both Mr. Freedom. Shirt, Alkasura, SW3, £8. Shoes by Topper, SW3. She wears: left: Black dress with grey bodice, Shelagh Brown for Coopers. Britannia Land of Plenty Cape, £1.00. Leicester ankle shoes, £10.99. She wears: right: Satin top and pants, Miss Mouse, £20 at Peter Robinson, W1. Sacha shoes, £8.99.
He wears: Biba shirt, £6.95. Brave New World suit, £27, 5 Monmouth Place, Monmouth Road, W2. She wears skirt and top. Richard Green, £13.50 at Pinnochio, Fulham Rd., SW5. Ravel shoes. £10.99. She wears: right: Lurex suit, Electric Fittings, £16 at Conspiracy. Biba earrings, 20p. Stars, Britannia Land of Plenty.
He wears: shirt £7 and satin jacket, £24, both Alkasura, Kings Rd., SW3. Mr. Freedom pants, £7.95. She wears left: Satin dress, Britannia Land of Plenty. SW3. Brave New World bolero, £17, at Che Guevara, W8. Anschell bracelet, £250. Ravel shoes, £10.99. She wears: right: Gordon King trouser suit, £17.95 at Conspiracy, W8.
He wears: Velvet Oxford bags, £7.50 and lurex shirt, £7 both Alkasura, Kings Rd., SW3. Mr. Freedom bow tie, £1. Canvas boots, Great Gear Trading Co., £13.25. She wears: left: Miss Mouse shirt, £9.95 at Peter Robinson, Pants, Wallis shops, £5.50. Ravel shoes £6.99. She wears: right: Gillian Richard dress, £8.80 at Pinnochio, Fulham Rd., Britannia Land of Plenty, comb, shoes by Derber.

Haven’t got a thing to wear…

1970s, Abecita, biba, chelsea cobbler, cosmopolitan, Fenwick, Gossard, hand tinting, Inspirational Images, james wedge, janet reger, let it rock, Liz Smith, Malcolm McLaren, manolo blahnik, terry de havilland, Vintage Editorials, vivienne westwood, zapata

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The leopard cannot change his spots, And that’s the fix I’m in, So come an sit by me, my love, For some highly original skin. <<<<<<>>>>>> Fake-fur bikini and bangles from Biba. Boots by The Chelsea Cobbler.

Don’t give up – this could be the year when what goes on underneath could be your major investment.

Another extraordinary example of James Wedge’s wonderful work in the art of hand-tinting and further adventures in the world of Seventies-does-Fifties-pin up. Notable for including shoes and a petticoat from ‘Let It Rock’ which was Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s first shop in the Kings Road. The influence of rock and roll on and crossover between both glam rock and punk is perfectly encapsulated in this editorial, right slap bang in the middle of the Seventies.

Fashion by Liz Smith. Photographs by James Wedge.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, January 1975.

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When I’m awakened from my slumber It does seem rather mean – It’s always the wrong number and never Steve McQueen. <<<<<<>>>>>> Satin bra and panties from Biba.

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Watch out for life’s banana skins, And wear your prettiest slip, So you can say to passing men “I did enjoy my trip”. <<<<<<>>>>>> Bra by Gossard. Petticoat and stilettos from Let It Rock.

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When I went in for Crufts with my doggy, I didn’t know how it would go, But it proves the importance of grooming – We’ve been voted the best in the show! <<<<<<>>>>>> Corselette by Janet Reger. Scarf from Femina Furs. Gloves and hat by Biba.

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A girl can’t have too many furs, They give her an inner glow. But when it omes to trapping them How fur should a nice girl go? <<<<<<>>>>>> Bra, panties and suspender belt from Fenwick. Cape by Femina Furs. Mules from The Chelsea Cobbler.

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If you watch the girls men watch, You’ll see, The girls they watch watch their weight like me. // Look me over closely, Tell me what you see. But if you kiss and tell, you rat, I’ll swear it wasn’t me. <<<<<<>>>>>> Essences camisole. Shoes by Terry de Havilland. Nightgown by Finewear. Shoes by Zapata.

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A birthday gift for me, my dear? Come in and close the door. I do like them sending my presents, With a man from Securicor. <<<<<<>>>>>> Nightie and pantie set from Dorothy Perkins.

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Men used to say I was forward, But I’ll tell you this, for a fact: Since I chose to look pure, and a little demure, I simply haven’t looked back. <<<<<<>>>>>> Abecita body stocking. Negligee by Martin Emprex. Glove and bag from Biba. Shoes by Let It Rock.

Sensory Overload

1970s, antony price, biba, bus stop, chelsea cobbler, Foale and Tuffin, Harri Peccinotti, Inspirational Images, kurt geiger, let it rock, mary quant, nova magazine, stirling cooper

From Nova, February 1972. Photograph by Harri Peccinotti

If this were my spring capsule wardrobe, I’d be one very contented lady…