Dance of the Seven Voiles

1970s, Ginger Group, ingrid boulting, Inspirational Images, liberty, liberty's, mary quant, Sarah Moon, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Corn coloured Liberty voile with poppy red and brown flowers ruched with daisies of white lace across the bodice, by Mary Quant’s Ginger Group.

Spring is a story of air spun with flowers – voile light as veils – with veil upon voile. Lyrical layers of patterns together. Bewitching play of light and limb – a gentle illusion to see through – or not – the legs veiled in trousers quite sheer, skirts long and then suddenly short at one side, a flurry of leg through the frills and the flowers. Mary Quant played Pied Piper to the young in the sixties, now she designs to the heart of the new mood with her prettiest collection in years.

Photographed by Sarah Moon.

Modelled by Ingrid Boulting.

Scanned from Vogue, March 1970.

Shepherdess dress of flowered cotton with an overshirt of voile laced to a calico cummerbund. Children’s costumes by Philomen, Paris.

Cornflower blue flowers, a little dress with a ruffled shawl wrapped as a skirt.
Liberty’s voile of undecided stripes, red and soft beige in a simple smock over trousers.
Honey voile flowered with brown and red pansies, ruched with white lace over the bodice.
Black voile, scattered with flowers and red braid with lovely sheer trousers.


1970s, david bailey, ingrid boulting, Inspirational Images, Make-up, Max Factor, Vogue

smoke - bailey - vogue sep 70

The look created by Gil, Max Factor’s magician, was inspired by a dress called Smoke by Gerard Pipart for Nina Ricci. A sinuous wisp of gunmetal satin, a series of bias cut panels sweeping to the floor. The nightshade eyes, shining, heavy lidded in a face pale as moonglow, and startled by a rich, dark mouth.

Modeled by Ingrid Boulting

Photographed by David Bailey.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, September 1970.

Ingrid Boulting in Emcar

1970s, david bailey, emcar, ingrid boulting, Inspirational Images, liberty, Uncategorized, Vintage Editorials, Vogue


Think of the simple little suit, the kind that’s made up of swing skirt, sporty jacket, silk shirt, and you think of Emcar. Colours are fresh, always of the moment, fabrics the nicest to wear – flannels, smooth worsteds, good tweeds, crisp cottons. Each piece of each look is well cut, simply detailed. The total effect relaxed and happy, all together but naturally so. This is Emcar’s famous versatile coordinating idea – mix and match looks that you buy as a whole or collect piece by piece. Now they’ve added a new dimension to their collection – pretty and feminine special occasion dresses designed by their young new designer Kathy Welch. Her ides range from creamy lace dresses with matching trousers, to Liberty print part looks like the one here, from satin kimono jackets with bra top an baggy trousers to beautifully sleeved dresses – some smooth lined and silky with bouffant sleeves, others gathered and off the shoulder in Liberty prints, with puff sleeve and swirling deep hems.

Photographed by David Bailey.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1973.



Vintage Adverts: Play it with warm lips and soft eyes…

1960s, Coty, ingrid boulting, joanna lumley, Make-up, Vintage Adverts

Coty Advert - Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair. November 1968

Three pretty maids all in a row…

I apologise to the beauty on the left, I don’t know her name, but lovely to see another early shot of the divine Miss Joanna Lumley and, of course, the beautiful Ingrid Boulting.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, November 1968

Inspirational Images: Ingrid Boulting by David Bailey

1970s, david bailey, ingrid boulting, Inspirational Images, jap, Vogue

T-shirt by Jap

T-shirt by Jap

Photographed by David Bailey. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1973

Peek Inside The Boutique: Foale and Tuffin

1970s, brian duffy, british boutique movement, Foale and Tuffin, ingrid boulting, telegraph magazine

Marion Foale (left) and Sally Tuffin in their boutique.

Foale and Tuffin Ltd

1 Marlborough Court W1

Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin spent three years designing clothes under their own label before opening the Foale and Tuffin boutique in 1965. Their designs, often based on history, are still sold to other stores and boutiques in Britain and they export to the U.S. and Europe as well. They design for a relaxed way of life and make clothes they or their friends could wear.

The Daily Telegraph Magazine, July 17th 1970

Photos by Duffy.

Chiffon blouse, £7, and three matching skirts, £7 each.

Printed cotton dress, £12 10s. Hair by Vidal Sassoon.