A Clutch of Bags

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From left to right: Black satin Oxford bags, Angela at London Town £5; black satin clutch bag with rhinestone star, Titfers £8. Orange and red blanket check pure wool bags with turn ups, Pierre Elegante £8; yellow felt clutch bag with navy satin trim and flower button, Titfers £4. Wool gaberdine rust Oxford bags with winged pockets and turn ups, Gordon King £7.50; navy felt clutch bag with white anchor and white satin trim, Titfers £4; cotton kerchief square 40p, Herbert Johnson. Rust two toned patterned wool tweed trousers with turn ups, Biba £5.50; Black suede clutch bag with rust suede trim, Biba £7.75. Red acrylic wool Oxford bags, Alistair Cowin £6.50; black blue and beige chevron felt clutch bag, Titfers, £4.20. Rust brown and ochre checked wool tweed bags with turn ups, Sujon £9.50; golden suede clutch bag with tortoiseshell flap, Elle £12.50.

This autumn there are bags everywhere: Oxford ones on your pins and clutch ones in the hand. The return of the straight trouser has brought with it wing lapelled jackets with padded shoulders and neat waistcoats. Underneath, a feminine touch to soften the butch look, blouses with floppy painters’ bows. And don’t forget your clutch bag tucked neatly under your arm.

Illustration by Caroline Smith.

Scanned from Flair, November 1971.

The Long, Lean Look: Smocking

1970s, flair magazine, Inspirational Images, jean varon, jim lee, john bates, Uncategorized

Smocking

Elegant full length dinner dress in champagne Trevira with a matching tie belt, the yoke and shoulders lavishly oversmocked in bright colours. By John Bates at Jean Varon, £23.

Photographed by Jim Lee.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, February 1970

Easy Party Pieces

1970s, annacat, Anne Tyrrell, Baltrik, Courchevel, flair magazine, harriet, Inspirational Images, John Carter, Juliet Dunn, Ken Lane, mary quant, polly peck, Russell & Bromley, thea porter, Vintage Editorials, wallis

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Satin crepe de chine tie neck dress and chequered over jacket by Anne Tyrrell at John Marks. Suede shoes by Mondaine.

When it comes to dressing up tonight there’s no such thing as a party line. Redheads come into their own with sleek Garboesque hairdos to set off shiny battledress tops and trousers. Jazzily printed crepe de chine dresses and jackets mix with jersey and velvet, softly innocent or dangerously backless and halternecked. Diamante remains the vital accessory – shining in the hair as well as sprinkled on bodices. The choice is yours and glamour the mood.

Photographed by John Carter.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971

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Cream jersey top and matching skirt by Mary Quant

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Both dresses by Harriet

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Liberty print cotton blouses and skirts, both by Courchevel. Choker by Ken Lane. Suede bar shoes by Russell & Bromley.

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Pleated cotton voile horseman print dress by Thea Porter. Gilt and mock turquoise belt by Ken Lane.

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Left: Dress by Reflections at Reldan. Right: Jersey dress by Baltrik.

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Left: Ban-lon halterneck dress by Wallis. Right: Brown crepe de chine dress by Annacat.

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Black jersey dress by Polly Peck. Inset: Jersey dress by Baltrik. Shoes by Russell & Bromley.

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Black satin battledress jacket and trousers by Juliet Dunn.

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Grey and red short wooly jackets by Elgee.

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Fringed black shawl from Emmerton and Lambert.

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Grey wool flannel full length cape by Christopher McDonnell for Marrian-McDonnell.

We’ve made a hit below the belt

1970s, flair magazine, Uncategorized, Vintage Adverts

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Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, May 1970.

Peek-a-Boo

1970s, flair magazine, lingerie, underwear, Vintage Adverts, Walker Reid

Peek-a-boo - Flair May 1970

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair Magazine, May 1970.

Batik with Flair

1970s, Adrian Mann, Anne Tyrrell, flair magazine, Inspirational Images, roger stowell

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Cotton dress in a brown, gold and maroon Batik print with patchwork-look wrapover skit by Anne Tyrrell at John Marks. Bangles and beads by Adrien Mann.

Photographed by Roger Stowell.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair Magazine, January 1971.

Turn the heat on

1970s, Abecita, caroline smith, flair magazine, Illustrations, margit brandt, Marks and Spencer, mary quant, Simpson of Piccadilly, underwear

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Clockwise from top left: Wolsey, Brettles, Margit Brant, Wolsey, Abecita, Mary Quant.

It’s an accomplished fact that the warmest way to hibernate starts right next to your skin. Here, then, are some of the hottest bare body coverings – Short-johns, mid-johns, long-johns, vests, bodytops and a petticoat to wear under everything else, plus the cosiest nightie on the market.

Fabrics vary from wool to cotton jersey, man-mades and mixtures, all good old favourites that have proved their insulation properties over past winters. These hibernation undies are all warm investments and most of them glamorous enough to want to show off. Long-johns and mid-johns are staging a comeback as circulation increases: wear them rolled up, if you like, over tights, under socks. Pile them on to beat the winter.

Illustrations by Caroline Smith.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971.

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Left to right: Medico at Simpsons, Mary Quant, Marks & Spencer, Brettle, Mary Quant and Wolsey.

Dressing Gowns

1970s, anjelica huston, biba, Diana Leslie, flair magazine, georgina linhart, Inspirational Images, James Drew, liberty, liberty's, lingerie, loungewear, Steve Hiett, Tyger Tyger, Vintage Editorials

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Rayon boudoir dressing gown by Diana Leslie for Tyger Tyger.

Dressing gowns should be comfortable, glamorous and practical. Here we show you what you might wear if you want to potter about the house in style, from towelling to satin, the pick of the bunch.

Modeled by Anjelica Huston.

Photographed by Steve Hiett.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971

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Red and white flower print rayon dressing gown by Karencraig.

L-R Beardsley print slinky dressing gown by Georgina Linhart; Red voluminous nightie and peignoir by Biba; White and black kimono by Jasper.

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Dark brown panne velvet dressing gown by Georgina Linhart.

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Lilac and burgundy towelling zip up dressing gown by James Drew.

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Liberty Veruna wool checked wrap dressing gown from Liberty.

Prints for Evening by Jim Lee

1970s, Adrian Mann, flair magazine, Inspirational Images, janice wainwright, jean varon, jim lee, john bates, simon massey, Vintage Editorials

Photographed by Jim Lee. Scanned from Flair, February 1970.

Pastel printed close fitting dress with long, swinging peplum and matching fringed scarf by John Bates at Jean Varon. All jewellery by Adrien Mann.

Something of a dream combination for me, with two of my favourite designers, Janice Wainwright and John Bates, with one of my favourite photographers, Jim Lee. I don’t see Lee’s work often enough for my liking…

Photographed by Jim Lee.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, February 1970.

Photographed by Jim Lee. Scanned from Flair, February 1970.

Left: Softest pastel printed jersey cardigan coat with white, slightly flared crepe pants by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey. Scarf by Lida Ascher. Right: Sprawling flower-printed cardigan coat with matching pants by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey

Vintage Adverts: We’ve got cotton denim all buttoned up

1970s, british boutique movement, flair magazine, Inspirational Images, jean varon, john bates, Vintage Adverts

Scanned from Flair, June 1970

Why have I never found this Varon dress?