DRAINPIPE TROUSERS, PATENT STILETTOS, LUMINOUS SOCKS COME ROCKING BACK
Wonderful to see the combination of Let It Rock, Wonder Workshop and Terry de Havilland in one shoot by Roxy Music cover photographer Karl Stoecker. I’m not the biggest fan of the original Fifties look, if I’m honest, but there’s just something magical about the way this revival scene bridges the Seventies from Glam Rock to Punk and New Wave.
If anyone can identify the male models (or indeed the female ones) let me know. I think Mickey Finn might be one of them (third image, hanging out of the right hand car door), and possibly Antony Price. Which would make sense with Stoecker as photographer.
These are the ties that go with the shirts that are all part of the big 40s revival. Floppy silky shirts with subtly embossed patterns, and ties and scarves galore; they can be tied in bows, pinned with brooches, loosely knotted or worn like the men do. In fact, as long as they trail elegantly down the front of your shirt you can wear these ties just any way you like.
As a dedicated fan of long silk scarves (and silky blouses, and novelty brooches in fact) I’m just taking this editorial as my one stop guide to getting dressed this autumn.
Photographed by Christa Peters.
Possibly modelled by Ika Hindley (it looks like her mouth).
Sweater and matching knickerbockers hand-knitted by Molly Dove.
Knitted tops for all occasions. Warm, comfortable sweaters with amusing motifs from The Sweet Shop, and samples from an imaginative collection by a new designer, Molly Dove. Her clothes are obtainable by mail order only; which, as well as keeping the prices down, makes them available to more of you! We also show a pretty little halter-necked top that’s barely there, just in case the sun comes out!
Photographed by John Bishop.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, January 1971.
Canary yellow jumper by Eric Budd.
Animal motif sweaters from The Sweet Shop.
Knitted halter neck by Erica Budd.
Piano key sweater by Anne Cossins for Mr Freedom.
Random knit playsuit by Zeekit by Crochetta. Hand-knitted striped stockings from Women’s Home Industries.
Bahamas and Birds sweaters both by Molly Dove.
Sweater by Erica Budd. Bermudas by Donald Davies. Striped stockings by Women’s Home Industies.
Top left: Red lace waspie by Janet Reger. Transparent white net bra embroidered with hearts by Emanuelle Khanh. Ankle slip by Mexicana. Main image: Serpent and hearts rampant on a sheer peach bodystocking by Molly Dove for Aspidistra, to order at Countdown.
Wonderful to see further mention of John Dove and Molly White’s ‘Aspidistra’ label and to actually see one of the tattoed body stockings which were illustrated in this earlier post on my blog. Also, regular readers will know of my passion for Seventies underwear in general, and Janet Reger underwear in particular, so this stunningly photographed editorial is pretty much win-win as far as I’m concerned. Bubble perm included…
Photographed by Steve Hiett. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1970
Red and navy chevrons on white. By Janet Reger.
Set by Lovable
Camisole petticoat by Finewear
Top: Slip by Foale and Tuffin. Centre: Slip by Finewear. Bottom: Bodice and petticoat by Finewear.
Early mention of the brilliant John Dove and Molly White, whose incredible prints – not least their ‘Wild Thing’ t-shirt – came to define the Seventies. Please do check out their website. Wonder Workshop began in 1972, so Aspidistra must have been very short-lived.
Incredible illustration by Irving Tree. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, January 1971