Inspirational Editorials: Pearls. The Why. The where. And the How.

1960s, Adrian Mann, Felicity Bosanquet, hans feurer, Inspirational Images, jewellery, liberty's, marrian mcdonnell, Queen magazine
Bolero of pearly circles, with pearly petals making a brassiere. By Felicity Bosanquet for Vendome, to order from Marian McDonnell, 45 South Molton Street, W1

Bolero of pearly circles, with pearly petals making a brassiere. By Felicity Bosanquet for Vendome, to order from Marian McDonnell, 45 South Molton Street, W1

Coming in, pearls in quantities to make an oyster shrink. But never well-bred strings, Felicity Bosanquet’s idea of wearing pearls is lavish. She loops and circles them into a bolero, a skirt, slings them monster-sized around her waist. Try pearls. They’re good for you. Cleopatra took hers internally, like a Disprin.

Photographed by Hans Feurer.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Queen, 25th June-8th July 1969

Big pearls make a belt with dangling silvery tassels. By Felicity Bosanquet for Vendome, from Marrian McDonnell. Pearl ropes wound round and round the leg - by Adrian Mann, £125 each, at Liberty's.

Big pearls make a belt with dangling silvery tassels. By Felicity Bosanquet for Vendome, from Marrian McDonnell. Pearl ropes wound round and round the leg – by Adrian Mann, £125 each, at Liberty’s.

Skirted in pearls (You could slip a body-stocking on underneath, if you think it necessary). Swinging big and little circles, separate strings, by Felicity Bosanquet, to order from Marrian McDonnell.

Skirted in pearls (You could slip a body-stocking on underneath, if you think it necessary). Swinging big and little circles, separate strings, by Felicity Bosanquet, to order from Marrian McDonnell.

Inspirational Images: Rose tinted Quant

aquascutum, City Lights, cosmopolitan, liberty's, mary quant, norman eales
Looking at life throughu 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.

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.

The Prettiest Watercolours

1970s, alice pollock, british boutique movement, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, james wedge, liberty's, thea porter, Vintage Editorials

Floaty cover-up in silk chiffon, printed with navy/red/cream, tying at waist; by Alice Pollock for Quorum, about £45. Black lycra swimsuit by Eres, £16.50.

Scanned from Harpers and Queen, June 1973. Photographs by James Wedge.

Belted cover-up in fine cotton voile, with paisley print in pale green/blue/yellow/purple, and long medieval sleeves; £37, Liberty. Pale green lycra bikini; £5, Liberty.

Cotton voile abaya by Thea Porter, with print of Chinese horses in green and brown, and two panels of antique patchwork fabrics; £61, Thea Porter

Wear your art on your sleeve

countdown, deborah and clare, hans feurer, liberty's, lyn and mary, menswear, mr fish, mr freedom, pablo and delia, seventies fashion, sunday times magazine

Designed by Lyn and Mary, available at Deborah and Clare

Incredible spread from August 1970, showing the best of the exquisitely hand-painted and printed textiles around at the time. Highly covetable and just about the most perfect styling ever. There’s even a token piece of menswear!

The Sunday Times Magazine, August 1970. Photographed by Hans Feurer. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.

Faces reprinted by Roger Riley (art student at Liverpool Polytechnic) onto voile shirt.

Mr Freedom, 430 King's Road

Jumpsuit by Marsh and Armstrong, to order from Countdown 137 King's Road. Shirt by Biba, boots by Mr Freedom

Shoes decorated by Pablo and Delia. Shawl from Imogens, 274 Fulham Road.

Dress and eyeshade by Pablo and Delia. To order from Mr Fish, 17 Clifford Street.

Designed by Lyn and Mary, available from Deborah and Clare

Silk dress by Lyn and Mary from Deborah and Clare. Hat and boots by Biba.

Shirt made specially by Liberty's from French hand-painted panne velvet.