Nightwear by Ossie Clark

1970s, charnos, cosmopolitan, lingerie, ossie clark, underwear, Vintage Adverts
So Chic So Charnos

Scanned from Cosmpolitan, October 1979.

Mummy always chose my clothes until I discovered Smirnoff

1970s, cosmopolitan, smirnoff, Vintage Adverts

Another superb addition to the genre.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, September 1972.

Fresh, white and very laid back

1970s, Adrian Mann, chelsea cobbler, cosmopolitan, French Connection, norman eales, Russell & Bromley, strawberry studio, Sujon, Sun and Sand, Vintage Editorials, Wardrobe
T-shirt, French Connection. Trousers, Strawberry Studio. Chiffon scarves, Bazaar. Sandals, The Chelsea Cobbler. / Camisole top, Sun & Sand. Tie dyed skirt, Bazaar. Sash belt, Courtney Reed.

The way we’ll look this summer is very relaxed, very casual and very, very LA. T-shirting is the fabric, white is the colour and soft is the mood. Look cool and feel fresh in glamorous dresses, gathered skirts and drawstring trousers, all in jersey. Where best to show the new sweatshirt style but in sunny California? So we skytrained west to LA, thanks to Laker Air Travel’s new low London-Los Angeles air fare, which costs from £159 for the round trip. The private pool-side life in Beverly Hills is a plush style we could easily become addicted to . . . well, couldn’t you?

Pages 132 -135, 138-139 photographed at the house of interior designer, William L Chidester. Pages 136-137 photographed at the house of photographer Norman Eales.

Fashion by Liz Smith. Make-up by Bjorn.

Photographed by Norman Eales.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, May 1978.

Lace-banded top, Bobos. £8.25. Cotton jersey skirt, Via Vai, Y1 7.50. Scarf sash, Bazaar, £4 50. Sun-glasses. Primetta, £6.95 Men’s swimming trunks, Speedo, £4.25. Silk flower and leather shell rouleaux tied at neck and waist, Clive Shilton, £10.50 and £9.50.
Lace-edged embroidered vest, Jousse. 1:7.80. Silk trousers, £55, coat, €90, Adrian Cartmell for Manson. ‘Belt, Chris Trill, £8.50. Mules, Russell & Bromley, £18.99. Silk flower and leather shell rouleaux tied at neck and waist, Clive Shilton, £10.50 and £9.50.
Side-slit vest dress, Pascal for Wardrobe, £17.95 Scarf sash, Bazaar, £4.50.
Cotton jersey dress, Via Vai, £23.50. Both pages, silk flower and leather rouleau ties at neck and waist, Clive Shilton, £10.50 to £13.50. Sandals, The Chelsea Cobbler, £39.
Strapless T-shirting top, French Connection, £2.95 Batwing-sleeve cotton shirt, Monica Chong for Plume, £12.50 Silk skirt, Sujon, £36 Plaited neckband, Nicholas Adams, £1.30
T-shirting drawstring trousers, £13, cardigan, £10 60, Via Vai. Strap-less stretchy top, French Connection, £2.95 Canvas boots, The Chelsea Cobbler, £59. Scarf, Bazaar, £4.50 Jewellery on all pages , by Adrien Mann.

Some fantasies you may enjoy

1970s, cosmopolitan, Illustrations, mild sauce

Illustrator isn’t credited in the magazine but the signature appears to be ‘Ketta’.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, October 1973.

Babe Rainbow

1970s, cosmopolitan, interior design, interiors, peter blake, Vintage Adverts

Advert for Faber Edition venetian blinds, designed by Claudia Keller. Featuring a print of Peter Blake’s ‘Babe Rainbow’.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, May 1978.

Marianne Faithfull

1970s, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, marianne faithfull, norman eales, ossie clark
“I like drag and I like girls playing boys. I think it’s very sexy’.

Marianne Faithfull illustrating an article entitled ‘Women in Drag: Not a fetish but a turn on’. While the article itself is a bit, questionable in its attitude (and written by a man), it does give us this incredible photo of Marianne. Who is also wearing an Ossie Clark suit, just to make it even better.

Photographed by Norman Eales.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, April 1974.

Pain

1970s, cosmopolitan, Illustrations, Walter Velez

Illustration for an article on pain, taken from the book PAIN by Arthur Freese.

Illustrated by Walter Velez.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, April 1975.

Cosmo Girls: José Fonseca

1970s, alice pollock, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, José Fonseca, Michael Berkofsky, ossie clark, Penny Graham, quorum, sheridan barnett
José at play relaxing at the Meridiana restaurant Long wrap dress made in crepe de Chine by Sheridan Barnett for Quorum.

José Fonseca is the co-owner of Models One, a busy model agency with top names like Marisa Berenson and Lauren Hutton on the books.

“As a child, I loved fancy dress and I still like breaking the fashion rules. I go to the office in clothes that can take me to a party afterwards—I just don’t know how to wear casual clothes perhaps because I hate my bottom! I feel more like a woman in long skirts than in pants or jeans. Ever since Ossie Clark made his first mid-calf skirt I have been trailing along—Ossie-style. I wear a lot of black because it always makes me feel fantastic. I like the anonymity of black and the way you can use it as a foil for jewellery and scarves. I went mad on sequins last winter. I bought jackets, berets, even a gold sequin ‘Twenties theatrical outfit—I like to sparkle. I wear a lot of make-up as I feel I can hide behind it. My hair used to be straight but I wanted a change so I had it cut and curled and then permed. But I’m going to grow it out.”

This is a part of a larger feature with ‘real’ Cosmo women putting fashion to the test, but this is definitely my favourite one.

Fashion by Penny Graham.

Photographed by Mike Berkofsky.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, March 1974.

José at work in a black crepe and satin top and long skirt by Alice Pollock. Ivory beads and silver belt were found in an antique market.

It Takes Two

1970s, Anthony Horth, Cars, cosmopolitan, Renault, st honore, Vintage Adverts
Choose a man’s car that suits a woman’s taste … the NEW RENAULT 5. Choose a woman’s clothes that suit a man’s taste … clothes that are news from ST. HONORE. (Here a rock an’ roll number, £9.)

Thank goodness we’ve advanced beyond advertising copy like this, but personally I don’t think car design has advanced in a pleasant way beyond the 1970s so… you win some, you lose some.

Photographed by Anthony Horth.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, November 1972.

…or four… if it’s a party. Cram in the Elvis discs and all the coke you’ll need. Just lift the tailgate – and fill … and fill … and fill. The NEW RENAULT 5 is the three-door car that suits the Seventies. The clothes are something else … frankly fun in Fifties style. Outfits £14 each by ST. HONORE.
…sometimes more. any girl with a license can play. That nifty little wardrobe-on-wheels … the NEW RENAULT 5 stocked to the sun-roof with ST. HONORE gear, £12.50, £12 and £9, is guaranteed to get any girl out of a traffic jam.

You’ll be tickled pink

1970s, art deco, biba, cosmopolitan, interior design, Vintage Adverts

Two things I will never fail to be tickled by are 1. The far-reaching influence of Biba Deco on Seventies style, up to and including the era of Punk and New Wave and 2. The fact that there was a National Dairy Council who would spend time and money making milk look sexy and elegant. Delicious!

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, February 1979.