Piccadilly Pierrot

1970s, cosmopolitan, Inspirational Images, Jane Cattlin, pierrot, Simpson of Piccadilly, Vintage Adverts

Pure silk pierrot suit by Jane Cattlin.

Photographed at Simpson Jermyn Street.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, October 1978.

Flora

1970s, cosmopolitan, Medway, shoes, Uncategorized, Vintage Adverts, Willie Christie

Photographed by Willie Christie.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, December 1979.

One Hundred Years of The Liberty Look

1970s, art nouveau, Bevis Hillier, cosmopolitan, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, liberty, liberty's, Sumiko

(Illustrating an article on Liberty and their centenary by Bevis Hillier)

Illustration by Sumiko.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, June 1975.

The Soft Touch

1970s, annacat, Ballantyne, Buckle Under, C&A, coopers, cosmopolitan, Deirdre McSharry, Fenwick, Herbert Johnson, Ian Knipe, Inspirational Images, irvine sellars, Janet Ibbotson, Jasper, jean varon, Jenny Harrington, john bates, John Craig, john kelly, Samm, Spectrum, terry de havilland, The Purple Shop, Trille, Turnbull & Asser, Vintage Editorials
Just the jacket, for interviewing the gardener… if he’s as handsome as Ian Knipe. Trille does the Lady Bountiful bit in yellow and a romantic hat. Jacket C&A £9.95, felt hat by Herbert Johnson, pearls by Ciro. Yellow angora sweater by John Craig, £2.10.

There is a licence to touch all the clothes on these pages. There is not a single trad, scratchy, thornproof tweed among any of the frankly tactile silks, angoras and flannels of autumn. Jerseys and pearls and sensible shoes were once the uniform of the WI. Now, (well) kept ladies whose fingers smell of “Cabochard” rather than cabbage, are pressing their flannel bags, having their pearls restrung and are wearing them with shirts so unbuttoned they could catch pneumonia – and heels high enough to rise above the muddiest farmyard. They are taking to pleated kilts, and cashmere sweaters so tight they’d enliven the dullest game of backgammon. Dinner dresses are back in style, and I do mean back down as far as you can go. Properly and provocatively dressed, a weekend in the country might be more fun than you think.

Hair arranged for all pictures by Carl of Molton Brown.

Fashion by Deirdre McSharry.

Photographed by John Kelly.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, October 1972.

Give into the call of the wild, but come on softly in silk, angora and flannel. Jenny Harrington sends Ian Knipe slightly wild in her silk shirt, £15, flannel bags £16.50 by Annacat, and angora cardigan, John Craig £5. Fish pendant by Ciro. Ian’s camelhair sweater Ballantyne, £11.50. (Inset: The smoothest tweed in the softest shape will make you want to throw away your old trench. A great way to look for opening bazaars – and coping with Mellors. Coat by Coopers £33, hat by Herbert Johnson, £8.95.)
What would the WI say? Trille lolls about in cashmere sweater, skirt and pearls- -and shoes too high for country lawns. Sweater £11, skirt £30, both by Ballantyne. Pearls by Ciro. Shoes by Samm, £7.50.
Who’s for backgammon? Trille and Jenny get down to it (right) in necklines that ought to fetch the men from their port, on the double. Trille in red jersey dinner dress, John Bates for Jean Varon £16.75, shoes by Terry de Havilland £15.95, pearls by Ciro. Jenny in cream satin shirt by Coopers, £8, and pleated plaid skirt, Gor-Ray f11.95. Red shoes by Samm, £7.50.
The sporting life means quick repairs on the run. Jenny puts back the paint, stays ladylike in powder soft suede and silk. Jacket and skirt by Janet Ibbotson; the jacket costs £38, the skirt £33.50. Silk shirt Fenwicks, £11.50. Jewellery and shagreen compact from The Purple Shop. Shoes by Samm, £7.95.
Long weekends can lead to explosive situations – Jenny ignites something in her cashmere and kilt. Sweater by Ballantyne £13.50, skirt by Gor-Ray £11.95, shoes by Terry de Havilland £15.95. Pearls by Ciro. Ian in ruffled lawn shirt, Turnbull and Asser £11.75, check trousers Irvine Sellars £5.95.
By dawn’s early light a lady likes to relax. Ian wears C & A velvet suit £28; Trille in taffeta skirt and blouse, £5.50 each from Spectrum. Rose 84p from Spectrum. Shoes by Terry de Havilland, £12.99.
The softest touch of all is this mohair sweater (right), and a far cry from the clumpy rustic knits we used to wear. Jenny puts the new country clothes together gently—pink sweater, Buckle Under £12, pink wool skirt, Spectrum £6.95, hat by Herbert Johnson £7.50. Ian’s shirt by Jasper £5.50, check trousers £6.95 by Irvine Sellars. (Inset: Soft again —cream flannel blouse and satin trousers whipped up with beads and roses. Jenny’s blouse £5.50, trousers £5.50, flowers 84p, all from Spectrum. Ian’s blue shirt by Mr Harry £7.65.)

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.