Inspirational Editorials: The Greeks have a look for it…

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Left: Fluid white Celon jersey twisted round the neck, falling through an embroidered belt in turquoise and tangerine. By Susan Small. Silver and gold shoes by Richard Smith for Chelsea Cobbler. Right: Devonshire cream chamois halter top, sashed over skirt of creamy wool sunray pleats by Jean Muir. Shoes in Liberty Tana Lawn by Manolo Blahnik for Zapata.

Left: Fluid white Celon jersey twisted round the neck, falling through an embroidered belt in turquoise and tangerine. By Susan Small. Silver and gold shoes by Richard Smith for Chelsea Cobbler. Right: Devonshire cream chamois halter top, sashed over skirt of creamy wool sunray pleats by Jean Muir. Shoes in Liberty Tana Lawn by Manolo Blahnik for Zapata.

Photographed by Bailey.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1972.

Navy chiffon pleats, sashed with navy ribbon, by Roland Klein at Marcel Fenez. Black leather shoes by Mary Quant.

Navy chiffon pleats, sashed with navy ribbon, by Roland Klein at Marcel Fenez. Black leather shoes by Mary Quant.

New for Autumn/Winter

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Chelsea Girl

Chelsea Girl

Tsk tsk. Slap my wrist. I’m pretty slack about putting website listings here on the blog, and I can only apologise. Here are some edited highlights (but there are plenty more already listed and more to come before Christmas!). Personal favourites are the original 1970s Chelsea Girl platform shoes, the black lace 1930s evening dress and Erte-printed John Bates for Jean Varon dress…

Unsigned original 1930s

Unsigned original 1930s

John Bates for Jean Varon

John Bates for Jean Varon

Roland Klein for Marcel Fenez

Roland Klein for Marcel Fenez

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

Unsigned original 1960s

Unsigned original 1960s

Terry de Havilland

Terry de Havilland

Young Innocent

Young Innocent

Lee Bender for Bus Stop

Lee Bender for Bus Stop

Wallis Fashion Shops

Wallis Fashion Shops

Miss Impact

Miss Impact

Louis Caring

Louis Caring

Unsigned original 1970s

Unsigned original 1970s

L’il batch of l’il ol’ listin’s…..

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Woohoo! Finally. As many as the Great British Weather will allow right now (*shakes fist at dreary grey skies*)…..enjoy!

The website is alive, with the sound of new listings….

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I have been very, very lax lately. My apologies! But I have just listed seven new superb pieces over at Vintage-a-Peel. There are more to come, and even some new eBay listings. Because I’m a glutton for punishment! Anyway, I know it’s sweltering out there (in London at any rate) but if you’re going to swelter…at least swelter in a scorching hot Radley dress:

Or perhaps you would like the loose, cool comfort of a Jean Muir jumpsuit?

There’s always the delicious sorbet shaded Frank Usher goddess dress to party in…

Or if you want to feel the cool breeze on your shoulders and through the transparent lace panels onto your waist and cleavage, there’s always this gorgeous satin and crepe Young Innocent dress:

If you’re planning on dancing around to Duran Duran this summer (I know I am) then look no further than this swishy prom dress by Bellville Sassoon:

To break up the black, and show some sass, here’s an incredible dress by Roland Klein with a wrap effect, plunging neck and back and an iconic single pink sleeve:

and lastly, but by no means leastly, unfortunately too tiny for Roxy [isn’t she doing well in her debut Vintage-a-Peel photoshoot?] is this museum quality Thea Porter ensemble of cropped top and tiered skirt. Luxe bohemian at its finest…there are even tiny twinkly gold stars on the floaty chiffon sleeves…