Perfection and Delia

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Pablo and Delicious — heightened Ophelia eyes and lips, veils of colours • • • The Face by Gala: Honey Beige Barely There foundation with Swiss Candy Cream Blusher and Honey Beige Sheer Finish Compressed Powder. Eyes, new Pebble Grey Eye Pen and Matte Shadow, with Brownish Black Liquilash Mascara. New Riviera Red Supersmooth Lip Pen for a sharp edge. Peach silk chiffon dress, see again overleaf; sparkled palest peach organza mantilla girdled with embroidered silk lace : Pura, to order, at Fortnum & Mason.

Perfection and Delia — silks for clowns and angels … Something rare in a classic world — droll, beautiful follies by Pablo & Delia, who never make anything that bores them, and dress all the clowns and angels in London. Madly beautiful new year silks and the faces you’ll wear with them.

Pablo and Delia and Guy Bourdin – the most heavenly of combinations.

Hair by Valentin at Jacques Dessanges. Make-up by Heidi Morawetz.

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned from Vogue, 1st April 1974.

Peach silk chiffon, right, overlapping like petals to the floor, two trains looping up to fingers, flowers of organza and tinsel, with lime veil leaves ; organza/lace mantilla : Pura, to order, at Fortnum & Mason.
Lipstick red frills, silk georgette, this page, with gold sequinned rose, red silk organza mantilla with blossoms : Maya, to order at Browns ; The Shop, 44 Sloane St. Golden shoes, £29, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Sizes, colours, see Stockists. The face : vivid, ethereal, a little fevered and flushed, eyes shining out of darkness. By Boots No 7 : Nearly Natural Skin Tone foundation with Cherry Stroke -A-Blush blusher, Nearly Natural Translucent Loose Powder ; Hazy Navy Shadow Mist powder eye shadow, Pink King Size Make-Up Pencil around eyes, Black Superlash mascara, Soft Brown Brow Shaper : Ruby Wine Lip Polish
Pablo and Delia – just dream dressing in silk follies . . Snow silk georgette, this page, sheathed around body, with sash of golden cord; breeze-blue organza mantilla, golden-edged flame flowers scattered by a zephyr : Narcissus, to order at Browns ; The Shop, 14. Sloane St. Snakeskin shoes, about £30, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche.
Tigerlily red silk georgette, this page, embroidered with silvery medallions, tier on tier stitched round in white : Gala, to order at Browns ; The Shop, 44 Sloane St. Gold snakeskin high heeled sandals, about £30 Saint Laurent Rive Gauche.

Shoes in the Shade

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Advert for Charles Jourdan shoes.

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned from Harpers and Queen, April 1974.

Hello Sailor

1970s, guy bourdin, Inspirational Images, lingerie, Vogue
Sensuous silks and ultrafine hose for those feminised, vampish sailors. French knickers, crepe de chine bras are suspended on a length of lanyard to dry. Clothes credited to Annabelle, Christian Dior, Nuits d’Elodie, Claude Montana.

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned from Lingerie in Vogue (1981) by Christina Probert.

Herode

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Photographed by Guy Bourdin for Charles Jourdan.

Scanned from Vogue, September 1977

Tokyo

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Photographed by Guy Bourdin for a Charles Jourdan advert. Shoe is ‘Tokyo’, £20.50.

Scanned from Harpers and Queen, April 1975.

The Evening After Summer’s End

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guy bourdin vogue october 1969

Turban £50, skull cap £6, at Thea Porter. Pearls, Paris House. Blouse by John Bates for Jean Varon

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, October 1969.

Vintage Adverts: Barbarella by Bourdin

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barbarella bourdin jourdan april 1975

Charles Jourdan advert for ‘Barbarella’ shoes. Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1975

Inspirational Images: Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty by Rebecca Blake

Photographed by Rebecca Blake. Fashion by Albert Capraro. Jewels by Fred Leighton.

Scanned from Rebecca Blake: Forbidden Dreams (1984)

I can’t quite believe it’s been nearly two months since I last blogged. I promise I haven’t gone away for good, I’ve just been incredibly busy working away from Vintage-a-Peel for all this time. The website is still up, I’m still on Etsy, and there will be new listings in July. You can also find me still posting away on Instagram, so please do follow me over there if you’re there too.

Today I stumbled across this dreamy book by Rebecca Blake, a New York-based photographer whose work informed and was used in the cult classic film, The Eyes of Laura Mars. It’s safe to say that I’m smitten, not least because she also directed the music videos for ‘Kiss’ and ‘Cream’ for Prince and photographed Duran Duran for the cover of Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

Inspirational Images: Bare Bronze by Bourdin

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Bare Bronze by Bourdin Vogue May 1969

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, May 1969

Inspirational Images: Kiss and Make-Up (Guy Bourdin)

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"His voice was intimate as the rustle of sheets, and he kissed easily." Dorothy Parker

“His voice was intimate as the rustle of sheets, and he kissed easily.” Dorothy Parker

I continue to be blown away by the magnificence of Guy Bourdin’s photographs. Every time I see a new one, I want to climb into it. Even when they’re just illustrating an article about make-up…

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, April 1975

"Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage." - Barbey D'Aureyvilley

“Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage.” – Barbey D’Aureyvilley

"If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick, just let me know and I'll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name." F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick, just let me know and I’ll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name.” F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"What's irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice." Baudelaire

“What’s irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice.” Baudelaire