Fresh, white and very laid back

1970s, Adrian Mann, chelsea cobbler, cosmopolitan, French Connection, norman eales, Russell & Bromley, strawberry studio, Sujon, Sun and Sand, Vintage Editorials, Wardrobe
T-shirt, French Connection. Trousers, Strawberry Studio. Chiffon scarves, Bazaar. Sandals, The Chelsea Cobbler. / Camisole top, Sun & Sand. Tie dyed skirt, Bazaar. Sash belt, Courtney Reed.

The way we’ll look this summer is very relaxed, very casual and very, very LA. T-shirting is the fabric, white is the colour and soft is the mood. Look cool and feel fresh in glamorous dresses, gathered skirts and drawstring trousers, all in jersey. Where best to show the new sweatshirt style but in sunny California? So we skytrained west to LA, thanks to Laker Air Travel’s new low London-Los Angeles air fare, which costs from £159 for the round trip. The private pool-side life in Beverly Hills is a plush style we could easily become addicted to . . . well, couldn’t you?

Pages 132 -135, 138-139 photographed at the house of interior designer, William L Chidester. Pages 136-137 photographed at the house of photographer Norman Eales.

Fashion by Liz Smith. Make-up by Bjorn.

Photographed by Norman Eales.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, May 1978.

Lace-banded top, Bobos. £8.25. Cotton jersey skirt, Via Vai, Y1 7.50. Scarf sash, Bazaar, £4 50. Sun-glasses. Primetta, £6.95 Men’s swimming trunks, Speedo, £4.25. Silk flower and leather shell rouleaux tied at neck and waist, Clive Shilton, £10.50 and £9.50.
Lace-edged embroidered vest, Jousse. 1:7.80. Silk trousers, £55, coat, €90, Adrian Cartmell for Manson. ‘Belt, Chris Trill, £8.50. Mules, Russell & Bromley, £18.99. Silk flower and leather shell rouleaux tied at neck and waist, Clive Shilton, £10.50 and £9.50.
Side-slit vest dress, Pascal for Wardrobe, £17.95 Scarf sash, Bazaar, £4.50.
Cotton jersey dress, Via Vai, £23.50. Both pages, silk flower and leather rouleau ties at neck and waist, Clive Shilton, £10.50 to £13.50. Sandals, The Chelsea Cobbler, £39.
Strapless T-shirting top, French Connection, £2.95 Batwing-sleeve cotton shirt, Monica Chong for Plume, £12.50 Silk skirt, Sujon, £36 Plaited neckband, Nicholas Adams, £1.30
T-shirting drawstring trousers, £13, cardigan, £10 60, Via Vai. Strap-less stretchy top, French Connection, £2.95 Canvas boots, The Chelsea Cobbler, £59. Scarf, Bazaar, £4.50 Jewellery on all pages , by Adrien Mann.

Face Value

1970s, Adrian Mann, beauty, eric boman, Hair and make-up, Inspirational Images, leonard, Make-up, Richard Sharah, Sun and Sand, Vogue
T-shirt by Sun and Sand. Cotton square, flower bunch by Novelty Import Co. at John Lewis.

This is what eyebrows used to look like, kids!

Hair by John at Leonard. Make-up by Richard Sharah.

Photographed by Eric Boman.

Scanned from Vogue, April 15th 1975.

T-shirt by Sun and Sand. Pink spotted ribbon, blue wrist-tied cotton square from John Lewis. Buttercup yellow bangle from Adrien Mann.

Calico Futures

1970s, Adrian Mann, Andreas Heumann, Averil B, Badges and Equipment, bus stop, chelsea cobbler, Colette Nivelle, Corinne Bricaire, Country Casuals, Crochetta, Dorothy Perkins, Dunhill, Edy Lyngas, Fiorucci, French Connection, Inspirational Images, Ivory, jap, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, jeff banks, Joseph, Kasparian's Contracts, Kenneth Grange, Lawrence Corner, Leah Hertz, lee bender, Midas, Mulberry, Pierre D'Alby, Sacha, Steve Rothholz, Sun and Sand, Vintage Editorials
Woven waistcoat ,cotton trousers and towelling lined calico jacket, all by Corinne Bricaire from Browns. Necklace from Adrien Mann. Belt from the Mulberry Company. Flat canvas sandals from Sacha. Headphones from Leisure Sounds of Wigmore Street.

The time: mid-morning coffee-break The place: The Post Office Confravision Studios, Euston Tower* The clothes: At last, working gear (you’ll be delighted to see) to cope with both formal and permissive working environments. The fabric: calico, strong and hard-wearing, cotton-based, so it’s comfortable for over-heated offices. Add a dash of towelling, team it with crocheted string vests, scarves, tights and bags for a little wit. The colour: cream—soothing and harmonious for worn executives. Enliven it with a touch of colour here and there (and to pick you out from beige office walls — remove if you need the camouflage).

* One of five office studios provided by the Post Office for its conference-by-TV service. Designed by Kenneth Grange of Pentagram.

An incredibly apposite photoshoot featuring the Post Office’s futuristic ‘Confravision’ studios. To read an original brochure, click here.

Photographed by Andreas Heumann.

Scanned from Over 21 Magazine, April 1976.

Cream short sleeved shirt, quilted waistcoat, cream jacket and trousers from Country Casuals.
Cream skirt and jacket by Jeff Banks from Averil B, Fulham Road. Scarf by Edy Lyngas. Canvas espadrilles from Sacha.
Calico jumpsuit by French Connection. Vest from Lawrence Corner. Leather bound hessian purse by Lee Bender for Bus Stop. Belts from the Mulberry Company. Stack of chairs from Kasparian’s Contracts Ltd, 288/290 Euston Road.
Strapless shorts suit by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac from Joseph. Silver table croquet game from Dunhill.
Cream tube dress by Leah Hertz from Crochetta. Trousers by Jap from Jap & Joseph. Chelsea Cobbler shoes. Cigars from Dunhill.
Cream sweater by Ivory from Roberta, 94 Golders Green Road. Cream calico tabard by Colette Nivelle from Elle. Calico trousers from Dorothy Perkins. Suede espadrilles from Midas. Bracelets by Adrien Mann. Gilt soda syphon by Dunhill.
Cream short sleeved t shit by Sun & Sand from Conspiracy, 170 Kensington High Street. String vest from Badges & Equipment, The Strand. White shorts from Laurence Corner. Calico jacket by Pierre D’Alby. Clear plastic braces by Steve Rothholz from Fiorucci. Watch by Trafalgar.

Inspirational Images: Sketches of Spain

1970s, francois lamy, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, Mary Graeme, Patti Searle, Sun and Sand

Swirly skirt in lilac suede from Patti Searle. Cotton t-shirt in pale pink by Sun and Sand. Tan leather boots by Mary Graeme.

Swirly skirt in lilac suede from Patti Searle. Cotton t-shirt in pale pink by Sun and Sand. Tan leather boots by Mary Graeme. Photographed at the Renaissance monastery La Cartuja, outside Jerez, which still houses monks of the Carthusian order.

One of my favourite looks; one I return to again, and again, in the winter time.

Photographed by Francois Lamy.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, December 1975.