Wild in the Country

1970s, Angela at London Town, Antiquarius, biba, Butler & Wilson, Cordoba, Crochetta, Elliott, Foale and Tuffin, Hans Metzen, harriet, Herbert Johnson, Inspirational Images, John Carter, miss selfridge, petticoat magazine, ravel, Ric Rac, Russell & Bromley, Sue Hone, Sujon, Titfers, Travers Tempos, van der fransen, Vintage Editorials, wallis
Star vest dress, belt and hat from Cordoba. Elliott lace up sandals. Ric Rac cotton patch blouse.

Slip a shawl over summer and dream the days away in a land of your imagination. There couldn’t be a more beautiful way of letting a long sticky heatwave slip by than with these gentle colours made by a bleaching sun and these homespun clothes in soft country shapes. Whether you make it all the way to a shady plantation or just as far as the nearest cornfield, the scenery around any home this summer should look pretty good. Build up layers of cotton checs, sand suede overslips and warm rainbow knit waistcoats because even the sun can havee tantrums sometimes. Pack a pair of laced sandals and one huge-brimed straw hat.

Fashion by Sue Hone.

Photographed by John Carter.

Scanned from Petticoat, 22nd May 1971.

Travers Tempos cotton madras skirt. Angela puff sleeve blouse. Harriett bolero. Butler and Wilson bracelet. Russell and Bromley sandals. / Sujon long madras skirt and vest top. Butler and Wilson pendant. Van der Fransen shawl. Miss Selfridge bag.
Hans Metzen skirt, jacket and shorts. Ravel sandals. Herbert Johnson wool belt. Antiquarius pendant.
Tie-dyed quilted cotton dress from Wallis shops. Butler and Wilson flower necklace. Ravel sandals. Biba scarf.
Voile kaftan by Ric Rac. Multi-coloured shorts by Foale and Tuffin. Crochetta bolero. Ravel sandals. Titfers bag.
Crepe skirt and matching blouse by Van der Fransen. Elliott lace up leg sandals. Choker from Butler and Wilson.
Travers Tempos madras cotton dress. Crochet waistcoat by Crochetta.

Gay Young Things

1970s, art deco, Buckle Under, Jean Howell, Miss Impact, miss selfridge, paul misso, petticoat magazine, Sue Hone, Titfers, Vintage Editorials
Doing their thing Twenties style, He and She for £5.25 and an exotic piece of Art Nouveau, £6.25. The printed silk scarf on the former, Jean Howell, £3., brown jersey appliqued hat on the latter, Titfers, £3.15.

In spirit it’s Valentino, Jolson, Talkies and Tea Parties and that outrageous Charleston thing with kinky feather boas and twirly beads. In fact it’s dewey-eyed memories of the twenties matched with today’s sense of cheerful frivolity. It’s fun, it’s gay on a lot of today’s bright young people!

Fashion by Sue Hone.

Photographed by Paul Misso.

Scanned from Petticoat, 13th March 1971.

All the prints shown here are by Miss Impact on Banlon. The dresses come in maxi, midi or tunic length all either with or without sleeves. There are as many as nine different colours to choose from and all now being stocked at Miss Selfridge, W1. Long-limbed lady with turban on cream and lady with cloche, both £6.25. Red panne velvet turban with bunches of fruit, Titfers, £6. Rust brummed hat with more fruit, Buckle Under Enterprises, SW3.

The night before

1970s, cosmopolitan, lingerie, loungewear, miss selfridge, Vintage Adverts
Looking great, feeling fine. In soft, silky nightdresses exclusive to Miss Selfridge.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, November 1974.

Miss Selfridge, 1974

1970s, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, miss selfridge, Vintage Adverts

Photographer uncredited, but it has the look of Sarah Moon.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, June 1974.

What pinafores did next

1970s, anello and davide, Angela at London Town, duc, Gina Fratini, Ginger Group, Herbert Johnson, Inspirational Images, kensington market, kurt geiger, Marielle, mary quant, miss selfridge, Moya Bowler, Titfers, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Cotton print pinafore over a sweet flowered dress. Deep ruffles on shoulders and a big beautiful bonnet to match. By Titfers at Miss Selfridge. Red button shoes at Anello & Davide.

Long dresses and skirts in crepe and cotton prints – related to others just as small, fresh, sharp or soft, on pinafore smocks and aprons. These are not so much to keep you clean, more to make you look prettier; and you can be dairy maids, kitchen maids, Kate Greenaway girls all through summer.

And so began the kickback against all things clean, crisp and space age…

Photographed by Duc.

Scanned from Vogue, April 1971.

Fine floppy fluted crepe de chine dress by Marielle. Liberty lawn pinafore by Angela at London Town. Brown boots by Moya Bowler for Edouard Jerrold at Kurt Geiger.
Dairy cream cotton smock dress. Leg o’mutton sleeves, buttons up the back, print of wild pale roses and primrose ribbons. Gauzy white pinafore, lace and rose pink ribbons. Both by Gina Fratini. Shoes at Anello & Davide. Lacy pink silk bonnet at Sharon’s Shoppe, Kensington Market.
Cotton and rayon wrap, two sizes of polka dot, white on cherry red patches. By Mary Quant Ginger Group. Cherry and red stripe cotton apron by In Pressler. Natural straw hat at Herbert Johnson.

Have Fun With Your Hair

1970s, Fenwick, hair, Hair and make-up, Inspirational Images, jewellery, John Carter, leonard, miss selfridge, mr freedom, pablo and delia, petticoat magazine

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This feathered headdress by Pablo & Delia is exclusive to Leonards.

Get your hair all dressed up for Spring! Beauty girl Ann Morrow brings you the newest ideas for many a yer on the hair accessories scene. But no need to stop there all you want is a mop of hair and a little imagination to get a lot of head-turning effect.

Photographed by John Carter.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, May 1971.

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Severe little buns and topknots look good with a snood added. This one came from Fenwick, and we added a bunch of cherries by Mr Freedom.

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With this painted slide by Pablo and Delia, John at Leonard gave model Chrissie an oriental look. Her hair is drawn back tightly to show off the coloured streak attached to the slide.

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These coloured streaks look like a bird of paradise – mail order them each from Annie Russel, 398 Kings Road.

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A slide with a feather from Miss Selfridge. Match your eyes to your slide.

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Play about with different slides. We found these in Miss Selfridge – apples that look good enough to eat.

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Evening hair goes all glittery with a headband from Fenwick and a Fortes-style slide with a sparkle from Boots.

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Flowered print are big news, so put some in your hair too  This lovely spring bunch comes ready attached to a comb from Miss Selfridge.

Rings and Things

1970s, accessories, Alan Cracknell, biba, Dolcis, Illustrations, miss selfridge, petticoat magazine, platforms, ravel, shoes, van der fransen, way in

rings and things

Illustration by Alan Cracknell.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, December 1970.

Vintage Adverts: Mirror Mirror

1970s, british boutique movement, cosmopolitan, miss selfridge, Vintage Adverts

miss selfridge advert october 72

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, October 1972

Inspirational Images: Madeleine Smith

1960s, Brian Songhurst, corocraft, Inspirational Images, Madeleine Smith, miss selfridge, petticoat magazine, Russell & Bromley, Sharcleod

Sweater by Sharcleod. Bermudas by Miss Selfridge. White patent shoes from Russell and Bromley. Tummy chains from Corocraft.

Sweater by Sharcleod. Bermudas by Miss Selfridge. White patent shoes from Russell and Bromley. Tummy chains from Corocraft.

Photographed and styled by Brian Songhurst for ‘How You Should Look’ feature.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Petticoat, 5th July 1969

Mild Sauce: For Two Pins

1970s, Betty Jackson, charles jourdan, chelsea cobbler, christian dior, Inspirational Images, james wedge, janet reger, Janice Bell, mary quant, Meriel McCooey, mild sauce, miss selfridge, quorum, Sacha, sunday times magazine, underwear, Vintage Editorials

Red stockings by Christian Dior. Underwear from Miss Selfridge

Red stockings by Christian Dior. Underwear from Miss Selfridge

Another glorious underwear editorial by the always saucy, always perfect Mr James Wedge.

Photographed by James Wedge. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Sunday Times Magazine, October 1978

Snow white stockings by Mary Quant. Patent shoes by Sacha. Silk shirt by Betty Jackson for Quorum.

Snow white stockings by Mary Quant. Patent shoes by Sacha. Silk shirt by Betty Jackson for Quorum.

Hand painted stockings by Janet Reger.

Hand painted stockings by Janet Reger.

Silver lurex tights by Mary Quant. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.

Silver lurex tights by Mary Quant. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.

Pale green tights from Selfridges. Shirt dyed to match by Janice Bell. Shoes by The Chelsea Cobbler.

Pale green tights from Selfridges. Shirt dyed to match by Janice Bell. Shoes by The Chelsea Cobbler.