“She tried to change her life – not to care so much when she was loved just for her amazing hair”
Illustration by Caroline Smith for a short story by Sarah Hill.
Scanned from 19 Magazine, October 1971.
LEFT TO RIGHT : Tan studded leather cowboy boots £12 99, from selected branches of Dolcis. Chisel-toed leather cowboy boots, imported by Frye £28, from Barnaby’s Pavilion, 18 Kensington Church Street, W8 (mail order 30p); branches of Bally. Fringed leather ankle boots with thick crêpe sole £16.99, from main branches of Russell & Bromley. Blonde soft leather lace-up knee-high boots with stacked soles and heels £30, for stockists write to Frye Boots, 21 St James’ Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Blue suede ankle boots with yellow trim. Reflection & Light £18, from Antiquarius. 135 King’s Road, SW3. Dark brown stitched leather knee-high cowboy boots £24.50, from Barnaby’s Pavilion. 18 Kensington Church Street, W8 (mail order 30p). Leather ankle boots £24.99, from all branches of Sacha. Leather jodhpur boots. Chelsea Cobbler £24 99, from Chelsea Cobbler. 33 Sackville Street, W1 Draycott Avenue, SW3; Top Shop. Peter Robinson, Oxford Circus, W1 ; Way In, Hans Crescent, SW3.
Illustration by Mick Brownfield.
Scanned from Honey, November 1974.
Chez Myrys la mode arrive plus vite. Chez Myrys la mode arrive moins cher.
I have a sudden urge to wear green tights and yellow platforms. Incroyable!
Illustrated by Maupeou-Merre.
Scanned from Mlle Age Tendre, June 1972.
If you haven’t already, do click the Malcolm Bird tag at the top of this post to see exactly why I love his work so much!
Illustrations by Malcolm Bird.
Scanned from Petticoat Magazine, 17th August 1974.
Illustrator isn’t credited in the magazine but the signature appears to be ‘Ketta’.
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, October 1973.
Man’s smoke-grey kimono knitted in oriental patterns, rivers and islands fading up sleeves and hem, black to charcoal, ginger to peach. Stripe sash. 30 gns. Child’s plum red tunic in diamond design, purple and pale blue all over, violet and khaki, rose pink and blue on the edge. 5 gns. Woman’s long black kimono with a sky of blue and ginger stars, giant satellites of black, dark brown, plum red and violet circling. Black and grey stripe sash. 30 gns. All by Kaffe Fassett at Beatrice Bellini, 11 West Halkin St.
Fashion constantly starts afresh and now it has travelled far back into the imagination, retuned to the basics of craft and design. Grass roots is the mood for this summer and the look is handwoven, hand painted, handknitted, handstitched. Here is how appliqué was recreated and a shepherd’s smock came in from the fields. How lace came to be painted with butterflies and sewn onto tartan, how knitting grew into something remarkably new.
Illustrations by Antonio
Scanned from Vogue, July 1970.
Peach and green tartan tweed. all set about and frilled with cotton lace tie dyed in the same summer pastels. A long and willowy suit with a long and willowy knife-pleated skirt. By Bill Gibb at Baccarat.
Long peach and golden tie dyed smock of lace, one beautiful big butterfly handpainted on the yoke. And a dress of natural linen billowing yard upon yard. threads drawn out by hand, panels of lace sewn in. All by Bill Gibb at Baccarat. Cotton lace tied and dyed by Valerie Irving. Apron and cap crocheted in string by Kaffe Fassett.
Natural linen shepherd’s smock and trousers. No boyangs but all traditional stuff with thick embroidery, smocking stitch, lazy daisies and paisleys almost everywhere. By Lady Fingers, 50 gns, to order, Countdown
Long grassy gingham dress and a long white cotton apron, pretty as a picture, sewn with birds and hedgerows, greens, pinks, deep dark blues. About 12 gns, 7 gns, to order, Frances Vaughan, 3 Munroe Terrace, S.W.10.
One of my favourite illustrators of all time, Malcolm Bird takes the very essence of what I love about the Twenties/Thirties and the Sixties/Seventies and just melds them together with a Beardsley-esque eye for detail in little works of genius like this. Intended to illustrate a frivolous quiz on finding the right perfume for you (I’m resolutely a D, in case anyone was ever in any doubt) he gives us a brilliant cross-section of ‘types’ from 1970. I have separated the illustration above but you’ll find the quiz below for a bit of fun.
Illustrated by Malcolm Bird.
Scanned from Vanity Fair, April 1970.
Illustration for an article on pain, taken from the book PAIN by Arthur Freese.
Illustrated by Walter Velez.
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, April 1975.
Illustration for a short story ‘The Guitar Lesson’ from
Memoirs of the Comte de Gramont.
Illustrated by Brad Holland.
Scanned from Playboy, May 1970.
“Wake up to new make-up”
There is always wonder and joy when I find another of these Woolworths Baby Doll make-up adverts. But there is also always eternal frustration that I don’t know who illustrated them.
Scanned from Rave magazine, July 1969.