Do or Dye

1970s, bus stop, Fifth Avenue, Herbert Johnson, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, kensington market, lee bender, Nike Williams, roger stowell, Sacha, Second Skin, Syndica, Vintage Editorials

Originality being one of the spices of life, isn’t it about time you did a bit of gentle artwork on some of your plainer clothes? We appliquéd satin designs on unadorned cotton T-shirts, but if you haven’t the patience to appliqué clouds with silver linings, how about tie dye instead?

Hoping this gives some inspiration to keep yourself occupied and looking groovy over the next weeks and months of isolation! In all seriousness, I hope all my dear readers are safe and well. Since my Vintage business is on ice for a little while, I have brought magazines home to scan and hope to keep you entertained and offer some escapism (plus there are years of archives to get through!). There will probably be extra stuff over on my Instagram as well so do go and follow me there.

(Instructions on how to copy these designs are at the bottom of the post.)

Set and designs by Nike Williams.

Photographs by Roger Stowell.

Drawings by H. Abbo.

Scanned from Honey, August 1970.

Rising sunset appliquéd onto a plain white jersey vest by Syndica. Shiny satin trousers by Second Skin. Red wet-look boots by Sacha.
Riot of hearts appliquéd on to a long plain black vest dress, Syndica. Beaded leather thonged armband from Bus Stop
White cotton jersey long vest dress by Syndica, tie-dyed yellow with large white circles. Patchwork belt by Fifth Avenue. Beaded thonged rope by Bus Stop. Silk scarf from Kensington Market.
Satin appliquéd steamboat on a plain scarlet cotton jersey tunic, Syndica. Patchwork leather belt from Fifth Avenue. Canvas sunhat by Herbert Johnson. Satin trousers by Second Skin.
Pink cotton jersey tunic, Syndica, tie-dyed plum with a pink border print. Stretchy webbing belt from Fenwicks. Green perspex sunshade from Lillywhites.
Pink button-up vest, Chester Martin, tie-dyed red with pink leaf pattern. Red cotton scarf from Littlewoods. White plastic sunshade from Lillywhites.

In praise of smaller men

1970s, Club International, Illustrations, James Marsh

Illustration by James Marsh.

Scanned from Club International, August 1976.

What kind of loving is your kind of loving

1970s, cosmopolitan, Dick Ellescas, Illustrations, Inspirational Images

Illustrated by Richard Ellescas.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, September 1975.

You can have a boy in every port

19 magazine, 1960s, Illustrations, michael roberts
You can have a boy in every port, if you pick the best of the army surplus tops – beige drill bush-jackets (trimmed with leather “sergeant stripes”), parachute silk shirts, and flannelette vests, plus canvas combat belts.

Kelly, 19’s imaginative whizz-kid artist, is inspired into a frenzy of sketching by the twenty-years-back look. The war is over now – but uniforms don’t only look good on men.

Kelly, of course, is a complete figment of 19’s imagination and these incredible illustrations are always signed by the great Michael Roberts.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, September 1968

Think Twice

1970s, Club International, Ean Taylor, Illustrations, Inspirational Images

Illustration by Ean Taylor.

Scanned from Club International, August 1976.

How to seduce the man in your life

1970s, Inspirational Images, malcolm bird

(If he hasn’t already seduced you, of course!)

Illustration by Malcolm Bird.

Scanned from Petticoat magazine, 8th November 1969.

Easy on the eye

19 magazine, 1970s, Hair and make-up, Illustrations, Miners, philip castle, Vintage Adverts
Miners make the most of your eyes

(Uncredited artist but it looks like it could well be the work of Philip Castle)

Scanned from 19 Magazine, July 1979.

How to find the ideal man!

1970s, Illustrations, leslie chapman, petticoat magazine

Illustrated by Leslie Chapman.

Scanned from Petticoat, 24th April 1971.

Can You Boil an Egg?

1970s, cosmopolitan, Illustrations, Teresa Brunton

Illustration by Teresa Brunton.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, July 1974.

Out of Focus

19 magazine, 1970s, Illustrations, wendy buttrose

Illustration by Wendy Buttrose for a short story by Jennifer Caffrey.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, February 1970.