Camisole and french knickers by Trisha Kerr Cross. Suspender belt by Charmerein. Shoes by Charles Jourdan. Pillbox hat by Charles Batten.
The black arts of what to wear next to your skin. Silk and satin, nylon and lace. Wickedly witty but not as black as they’re painted.
Hair by Jean Louis David. Make-up by Jacques Clement for Elizabeth Arden.
Photographed by Francois Lamy.
Scanned from Harpers and Queen, January 1979.
Black body stocking wired under the bra by Gossard. White silk stockings by Funn.
Nightdress by Charlotte Hilton for Finewear. Miniscule Italian knickers by Magic.
Strapless corselette in black satin by Charmerein. Knickers by Rousard. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.
Camiknickers by Tuttabankem.
Nightdress in black lace by Janet Reger. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.
French knickers in black voile, matching camisole and matching jacket not shown all by Jada from Harrods.
Alice Ormsby-Gore wearing Zandra Rhodes.
Make-up by Pablo Zappi-Manzoni at Elizabeth Arden.
Photographed by Clive Arrowsmith.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Beauty in Vogue, 1970.
This picture isn’t a ludicrous flight of fancy. Those nails belong to Bonnie, a girl who really does scrabble about under the bonnet of her car checking oil, batteries and spark plug. She also shoes the odd bit of typing and her fair share of washing up, plug changing and picture hanging.
But maybe we have been a little unfair. Bonnie is not only one of our favourite make-up artists (working for Elizabeth Arden) but she’s a fully trained manicurist too.
Photographed by David Anthony.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, May 1973.
Photographed by Donald Silverstein.
Make-up by Panchita at Elizabeth Arden. Wig by Clive at Simon Wigs.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Woman’s Mirror, 8th October 1966
Artist uncredited. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1977.