Travelling Light

1970s, Bombacha, Charles Batten, Charles Grahame, Dickins and Jones, Eagle, Elle, Fiorucci, Honey Magazine, Inega, Ivory, jap, jean junction, jeans, Joanna Jacobs, Joseph, Jump Jeans, kenzo, Macondo, marshall lester, Martha Hill, Roelof Wennink, Russell & Bromley, stirling cooper, Vintage Editorials
LEFT: Flower-appliqued denim sundress with back ties £19.90, from Fiorucci, Brompton Rd, SW1. RIGHT: Lace, beaded denim skirt £15.95, and lace-up appliqued waistcoat £7.95, both by Jump Jeans, from Wallis, Oxford St, W1 and branches; Miss Selfridge, Duke St, W1 and branches; all branches of Top Shop Debenham’s, Oxford St, W1 and branches; Jane Norman, Oxford St, W1.

Summers may come and summers may go but denim never fails us.

Modelled by Joanna Jacobs and unknown model.

Photographed in Florida by Roelof Wennink.

Scanned from Honey, April 1976.

White cotton broderie anglaise lace-up camisole top with ribbon trim, Charles Grahame £6, from Bombacha, 104 Fulham Rd, SW3.
Denim shorts £8.90, from Elle, New Bond St, W1 and branches. Cotton jersey T-shirt £2, from Martha Hill, Marylebone High St, W1. Denim waistcoat with popper fastening and ‘V’ stitched front, Eagle £6.95, from Dickins & Jones, Regent St, Wl. Red velvet pouch bag, Macondo.
Button-through denim boiler suit, £18.99, from Jean Junction, King’s Rd, SW3 and branches. Red shoulder purse, Macondo ; scarf from a selection at Fenwick.
Skimpy striped cotton tube sun top with thin halter-neck straps, Jap £5.95, from Jap & Joseph, 20 Brompton Rd, SW1. Denim stitched Bermuda shorts, Eagle £6.95, from Miss Selfridge, Duke St, W1; Dickins & Jones, Regent St, W1.
LEFT: Navy and white striped cotton back buttoned sundress with kick pleated front, Inega £10.95, from Jigsaw, Heath St, NW3 and Putney; DJ Girl, Dickins & Jones, Regent St, W1; Superstar, Leeds. Sunhat, Charles Batten £7; pale blue sandals, Russell & Bromley £18-99. RIGHT: Denim jeans with detachable cream braces £12.99, from Jean Junction, King’s Rd, SW3 and branches. Tropical printed cotton shirt, £6.50, from Tropical Belt, Beauchamp Pl, SW1. Boots, model’s own.
Oatmeal sweater with maroon and green trim, Ivory £13, from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, SWI ; Miss Selfridge, Duke St, W1; Virgin Rags, Hull and branches. Denim painter’s jeans, Marshall Lester £10, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1 ; Jane & I, Blackheath, SE3 ; Sidney Smith, King’s Rd, SW3. Sunhat, Charles Batten £7.
Hooded zip-up denim anorak £10.50, from Jean Junction, Kensington High St, W8, King’s Rd, SW3 and branches. Denim shorts, Marshall Lester £7, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW] ; Jane & Blackheath, SE3 ; Boa, Sheerness. Lime green and white striped cotton T-shirt, Stirling Cooper £2.95, from Ronnie Stirling, Bond St, W1; Top Shop, Oxford Circus, W1; Owen Owen, Coventry and branches.

Christmas Glitter

19 magazine, 1970s, Antiquarius, biba, bus stop, Chelsea Antiques Market, Christian Larroque, Crochetta, erica budd, Essences, Essenses, Inspirational Images, John Craig, kangol, lee bender, Leicester Shoes, marshall lester, mushroom, platforms, Richard Green, Sacha, universal witness, Vintage Editorials
Hats on both models by Kangol. Sequins stuck on by hand. Knitted silver lurex halterneck top by Erica Budd. Fox fur cape from Essences at Antiquarius. Black leather gloves by F. G. Shave. Knitted silver lurex wrap over cardigan by Erica Budd. Fox muffler as before. Black leather gloves from Moss Bros. Black and glass beaded pendant necklace from a selection at Marie Middleton at Chelsea Antique Market.

Black and silver are this year’s popular Christmas colours. Sweaters are in silver lurex striped in black, black wool flecked with silver and endless other combinations. Shapes are halter-necks, dolmans, or little wrap-over cardigans – almost any shape will do. Accessories are bright and glittery. Add touches, like sticking sequins on your hats, and shoes, and you’re all set to outshine the fairylights.

Photographed by Christian Laroque.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, December 1972.

What a year. It’s hard to summon up a great deal of enthusiasm for the Christmas we’re about to have, but I’m looking backwards to look forwards, as I often do. I still seem to find joy and solace in art and aesthetics and I hope my posts have given you the odd moment of enjoyment and inspiration this year. Thank you for your support and to everyone who has bought vintage from me or liked/shared/commented on my blog and Instagram posts. Sending you my love and best wishes for a better year ahead.

Hats on both models by Kangol. Sequins stuck on by hand. Wool halterneck sweater with thin silver lurex stripes by John Craig. Black satin skirt from Bus Stop. Fox fur muffler from a seletion at Essences at Antiquarius. Black leather gloves by F. G. Shave. Silver lurex sweater with thin black stripes by Marshall London. Fox fur muffler as before. Black leather gloves from Moss Bros. Christmas decorations from Woolworths.
Hats on both models by Kangol. Sequins stuck on by hand. Lurex cardigan with long sleeves from Biba. Long black satin skirt from Bus Stop. Fox fur muffler from a seletion at Essences at Antiquarius. Black leather gloves by F. G. Shave. Black and silver lurex striped sweater from Biba. Black satin Oxford bags by Richard Green. Black suede shoes with silver snakeskin trim by Leicester shoes. Fox muffler as before. Black leather gloves from Moss Bros. Necklace from a selection at Marie Middleton at Chelsea Antique Market.
Hats on both models by Kangol. Sequins stuck on by hand. Green wool lurex flecked sweater from Universal Witness. Black satin skirt by Mushroom. Black suede shoes with silver snakeskin trim by Leicester shoes. Black leather gloves from Moss Bros. Glass and amber dress clip from a selection at Marie Middleton at Chelsea Antique Market. Charcoal grey lurex sweater with heart-shaped neck and lurex trims by John Craig. Black satin skirt from Bus Stop. Fox fur muffler from a seletion at Essences at Antiquarius. Black leather gloves by F. G. Shave.
Hats on both models by Kangol. Sequins stuck on by hand. Black, gold and silver striped lurex sweater by Crochetta. Black satin skirt by Mushroom. Black suede shoes with silver snakeskin trim by Leicester shoes. Long yellow chiffon scarf from a selection at Essences. Black leather gloves by F. G. Shave. Necklace from a selection at Marie Middleton at Chelsea Antique Market. Black angora halterneck sweater, striped with silver lurex, by Crochetta. Black sequin jacket from Essences at Antiquarius. Black satin skirt from Bus Stop. Gold shoes from Sacha. Black leather gloves from Moss Bros.

On the Rocks

19 magazine, 1970s, Camarilla, marc o'polo, marshall lester, miss mouse, Nick Brokensha, Nik Nik, rae spencer cullen, strawberry studio, Vintage Editorials
Bright red vest and shorts by Camarilla.

Manly beach, Australia. Rock pools, sea, magnificent scenery. If yours is going to be a clambering holiday, these T-shirts, shorts and fun tops are just the job.

Photographed by Nick Brokensha.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, July 1975.

Black cotton sun top and matching shorts by Miss Mouse.
Royal Blue T-shirt with red and white border and Nineteen motif by Marshall Lester.
Print shirt, with ‘Thirties scene, by Nik Nik.
T-shirt with 36 motif, by Marshall Lester.
Navy cotton shirt, with Marc O’Polo motif in white, by Marc O’Polo. White cotton shorts by Strawberry Studio.

Shock proof knitwear?

19 magazine, 1970s, Inspirational Images, John Craig, knitwear, marshall lester, Vintage Adverts
Our Tricel disco test: Dressed in Tricel, a couple spent an energetic evening at a discotheque. Come going home time they both felt cool and comfortable despite the crowd. Marshall Lester tops to top the pops in. In a variety of super colours.

Some synthetic fibres become highly charged with static electricity. In a crowd you’ll find they stick to your body something shocking. Not so with man-made Tricel. It’s less static than most synthetics. It absorbs moisture. And because it breathes, it’s much more comfortable. Stick to Tricel. It won’t stick to you.

There’s little I love more than novelty acrylic knitwear, but novelty acrylic knitwear in a groovy scenario such as these, well I just feel spoilt quite frankly.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, 1972.

Knitwear by Peter London
Knitwear by John Craig

Razzmatadvertising (Pt II)

1970s, brighton, City Lights, Gilles Ben Simon, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, marshall lester, miss mouse, Vintage Editorials
Plunging halter-neck Martini printed waistcoat with white cotton collar and pencil slim button through skirt both by Miss Mouse. South Sea Island printed cotton 50s dress with tight straight skirt by Miss Mouse.

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?

Photographed by Gilles Ben Simon.

Scanned from Honey, May 1973

Swirling peacock blue fan-pleated crepe skirt by City Lights Studio. Sugar pink and white striped halter-neck knit vest by Marshall Lester.

Razzmatadvertising (Part I)

1970s, Adrian Mann, alkasura, biba, british boutique movement, Dick Polak, Emmerton and Lambert, harold ingram, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, jap, Joseph, kenzo, marshall lester, meeny's, miss mouse, outlander, rae spencer cullen, Vintage Editorials
Slippery satin cherry-printed drainpipes by Alkasura. Acid green cotton jersey t-shirt by Janine Designs at Harold Ingram. Conker choker by Adrien Mann. Leather belt by Biba.

This post is brought to you in two parts. The editorial was, unusually, photographed by two different photographers in two different locations. Tomorrow I will post the photos from Brighton Pier (very exciting for me, as you can guess!). Today’s were photographed in Meeny’s, which was a King’s Road boutique started by Gary Craze in 1972 – specialising in American brands for both adults and children. Clearly showing the same influences as Mr Freedom, this is the first I’ve seen of the interior. The clothes are the very creme de la creme of boutique ‘pop art’ joyfulness.

Photographed by Dick Polak.

Scanned from Honey, May 1973.

Desert island printed dungarees by Richard Green. Gitanes printed jersey t-shirt by Marshall Lester. Crochet cloche by Emmerton and Lambert. Spotted kerchief by Meeny’s.
Rock’n’roll printed skirt and bolero jacket and sun top all by Miss Mouse. Conker choker by Adrien Mann.
Hawaiian surfing printed cotton shirt from Joanna’s Fleamarket
Camel printed cotton t-shirt by Marshall Lester. Belt by Biba
Hawaiian printed cricket vest by Jap at Joseph. Red vest by Outlander.
Slogan printed cotton coated PVC aprons by Sari Fabrics from all branches of Habitat, DH Evans and Selfridges. Satin pencil skirts by Alkasura.