Knitwear’s Never Had it So Good

1970s, alice pollock, Annie Cossins, Crochetta, erica budd, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, John Craig, Kensington Super Store, knitwear, mary quant, Mike Magic, mr freedom, Syndica, Tony Moussoulides, Vintage Editorials
Emerald green pullover in pure wool, with multicoloured flying parrot, John and Molly Dove for Jasper, £8.40.

The knitwear industry has at long last pulled its needles out and has amazed us all with the most brilliant, zappy knits ever. One-colour sweaters have gone back where they came from—now you need at least three colours, and the brightest, most startling design you can find. Take your pick from oozing cream buns, bold geometric stripes and pyramids and all kinds of technicolour patterns—why leave parrots to the pet shops?

Photographed by Tony Moussoulides.

Scanned from Honey, August 1971.

Stripey rainbow knitted pure wool pullover, Annie Cossins, £5.95. Mr Freedom, Kensington Church Street, W8.
Mulberry and cinnamon Acrylic sweetheart sweater Janine at Harold Ingram, £2.25
Clockwise from top left: Brilliant block printed Acrylic mini sweater, Erica Budd, £3.90. / Hot orange wool boucle sweater with a cream cake motif, Crochetta, £8. / Scarlet heart patterned wool sweater, Annie Cossins, £5.95. Mike Magic, Kensington Super Store, W8 / Quartered Orlon jockey sweater, Erica Budd, £3.50. / Pyramid printed Acrylic sweater, John Craig, £4. / Zig-zag patterned Acrylic pullover, McCaul, £5. / Clingy bright blue wool boucle sweater with road sign motif, Crochetta, £8. / Lightning Superman printed Acrilan sweater, Syndica, £4.
Lazy daisy embroidered wool sweater in pink, navy and yellow. Mary Quant. £6.
Pure white wool sweater with scar:et and navy flower embroidered sleeves Alice Pollock, £7.
Pooh Bear mini Acrilan sweater in bottle green and canary yellow, Mary Quant, £3.

Miners Movie Queens

1970s, art deco, Deco Inspired, Hair and make-up, Honey Magazine, Make-up, Miners, Vintage Adverts
Bring back glamour with Miners Movie Queens

An exemplary bit of Seventies-does-Deco, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Scanned from Honey, November 1974.

Young Jaeger’s Autumn Colours

1970s, Honey Magazine, Jaeger, Vintage Adverts

Long Turkish pants, cut plain and simple in Jersey. Teamed with a Chevron sweater. Roll collar, long sleeves. Pants. £11.25. Sweater. £6.25. Flaired wool crepe Gauchos, worn with a Jacquard tie front, short sleeved bolero, over a washable wool blouse. Gauchos. £9.95. Bolero. £3.50. Blouse. £6.50. Available in a selection of Young Jaeger’s Autumn colours.

Scanned from Honey, November 1971.

Suddenly Suits

1970s, Bermona, biba, bus stop, clobber, crowthers, florrie carr, gladrags, Herbert Johnson, Honey Magazine, Hope and Eleanor, Inspirational Images, Jacqmar, lee bender, lilley and skinner, morgan rank, ravel, Saxone, Sheriloyd, simon massey, Simon Suede, stirling cooper, Vintage Editorials
Tailored diamond jacquard midi suit, Sheriloyd 10½gns. ; cream silk cravat, Jacqmar, 47s. 6d. ; sheer plum tights, Mary Quant 10s. ; triple bar patent shoes, Saxone, 89s. 11d. ; smart velour hat, Herbert Johnson, 95s. ; amber bow brooch, Hope and Eleanor, 45s.

After seasons and seasons of dresses and trousers, suits are back with us again. But the new generation of suits is quite different from any we’ve worn before; sexily elongated with midi skirts and slender waisted jackets, in jacquard jerseys and patterned wools. Suddenly suits are younger, smarter – the newest way to get yourself looking together.

Photographed by Morgan Rank.

Scanned from Honey, November 1970.

Dusty pink wool jersey midi suit with fluted lilac and pink striped jacket, Stirling Cooper, 10 gns. ; cream jacquard knit shirt, Clobber, 87s. 6d. : wavy plum and white leather belt, Simon Suede, 63s.: sheer plum tights, Berkshire, 7s. ; walnut patent silver buckle court shoes, Ravel. £5 19s. 11d.
Plum and navy flower-chain suit, Bus Stop, £8 10s. ; plum velour hat, Herbert Johnson, 95s. ; plain brown leather gloves, Dents, 57s. 6d. ; sheer black coffee tights, Wolford, 13s. ; walnut laced shoes, Ravel, £5 19s. 11d.
Zipped-up Dacron and wool jacquard jacket, 10 gns., with matching midi kilt, 6 gns., both by Gladrags : geometric crepe scarf Sarah Jane. 56s.
Teatime zig-zag jacquard jersey suit, Crowthers, £10 ; purple tights, Elle, 9s. : shiny purple shoes, Lilley & Skinner, 99s. 11d. : crushed velvet cloche. Bermona, 65s.: seed bead rope, Indiacraft, 11s.
Elegant long lean jersey midi suit, Florrie Carr, £10 3s. Ban-lon shirt with billowing sleeves, Simon Massey, £7 ; sheer purple tights, Elle, 9s. : patent laced-up granny shoes, Lilley & Skinner, 99s. 11d. : wide-brimmed felt hat, Biba. 42s. ; antique cameo brooch. Hope & Eleanor, £4 15s.

Mirror Mirror

1970s, hair, Hair and make-up, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, interior design, interiors, Vintage Adverts
Wella Spray – it holds and brushes out and holds and smells nice and holds and resists damp and holds… Wella – we know about hair.

I posted an alternate version of this, many years ago, but this one shows you far more of the amazing collaged wall behind the gloriously jumbled dressing table.

Scanned from Honey, June 1972.

Hey Big Sssspender

1970s, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, lingerie, mild sauce, Serge Krouglikoff

£1.25 will get you the sexiest suspender belt and seamed stocking

Suspenders and seamed stockings. Now there’s a thought to bring a sparkle to your eye and an extra dimension to your legs. We’re offering black suspender belts and black stockings or white suspender belts with grey stockings-equal loveliness either way.

The suspender belts are elastic, backed with plush nylon (so they’re comfortable) and covered in nylon lace (so they’re beautiful). The seamed stockings are one-size 20 denier micro mesh crepe stretch nylon. They’re smashing, and so is the price—£1.25 for the suspender belt and stockings together. You can also order two pairs of extra stockings in packs of either black or grey for a mere 55p. In these expensive, doomy days that’s really an offer to make you smile.

Photographed by Serge Krouglikoff.

Scanned from Honey, May 1975.

District Line

1970s, Holly, Honey Magazine, Illustrations

Illustration for a short story by Diana Winsor called District Line.

Illustrated by Holly.

Scanned from Honey, July 1974.

Travelling Light

1970s, Bombacha, Charles Batten, Charles Grahame, Dickins and Jones, Eagle, Elle, Fiorucci, Honey Magazine, Inega, Ivory, jap, jean junction, jeans, Joanna Jacobs, Joseph, Jump Jeans, kenzo, Macondo, marshall lester, Martha Hill, Roelof Wennink, Russell & Bromley, stirling cooper, Vintage Editorials
LEFT: Flower-appliqued denim sundress with back ties £19.90, from Fiorucci, Brompton Rd, SW1. RIGHT: Lace, beaded denim skirt £15.95, and lace-up appliqued waistcoat £7.95, both by Jump Jeans, from Wallis, Oxford St, W1 and branches; Miss Selfridge, Duke St, W1 and branches; all branches of Top Shop Debenham’s, Oxford St, W1 and branches; Jane Norman, Oxford St, W1.

Summers may come and summers may go but denim never fails us.

Modelled by Joanna Jacobs and unknown model.

Photographed in Florida by Roelof Wennink.

Scanned from Honey, April 1976.

White cotton broderie anglaise lace-up camisole top with ribbon trim, Charles Grahame £6, from Bombacha, 104 Fulham Rd, SW3.
Denim shorts £8.90, from Elle, New Bond St, W1 and branches. Cotton jersey T-shirt £2, from Martha Hill, Marylebone High St, W1. Denim waistcoat with popper fastening and ‘V’ stitched front, Eagle £6.95, from Dickins & Jones, Regent St, Wl. Red velvet pouch bag, Macondo.
Button-through denim boiler suit, £18.99, from Jean Junction, King’s Rd, SW3 and branches. Red shoulder purse, Macondo ; scarf from a selection at Fenwick.
Skimpy striped cotton tube sun top with thin halter-neck straps, Jap £5.95, from Jap & Joseph, 20 Brompton Rd, SW1. Denim stitched Bermuda shorts, Eagle £6.95, from Miss Selfridge, Duke St, W1; Dickins & Jones, Regent St, W1.
LEFT: Navy and white striped cotton back buttoned sundress with kick pleated front, Inega £10.95, from Jigsaw, Heath St, NW3 and Putney; DJ Girl, Dickins & Jones, Regent St, W1; Superstar, Leeds. Sunhat, Charles Batten £7; pale blue sandals, Russell & Bromley £18-99. RIGHT: Denim jeans with detachable cream braces £12.99, from Jean Junction, King’s Rd, SW3 and branches. Tropical printed cotton shirt, £6.50, from Tropical Belt, Beauchamp Pl, SW1. Boots, model’s own.
Oatmeal sweater with maroon and green trim, Ivory £13, from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, SWI ; Miss Selfridge, Duke St, W1; Virgin Rags, Hull and branches. Denim painter’s jeans, Marshall Lester £10, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1 ; Jane & I, Blackheath, SE3 ; Sidney Smith, King’s Rd, SW3. Sunhat, Charles Batten £7.
Hooded zip-up denim anorak £10.50, from Jean Junction, Kensington High St, W8, King’s Rd, SW3 and branches. Denim shorts, Marshall Lester £7, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW] ; Jane & Blackheath, SE3 ; Boa, Sheerness. Lime green and white striped cotton T-shirt, Stirling Cooper £2.95, from Ronnie Stirling, Bond St, W1; Top Shop, Oxford Circus, W1; Owen Owen, Coventry and branches.

Dare you bare your legs… yet?

1970s, hand tinting, Honey Magazine, james wedge

Another little work of hand-tinted, collage-y genius by James Wedge.

Photographed by James Wedge.

Scanned from Honey, May 1974.

Out of this World

1970s, Hair and make-up, Honey Magazine, Make-up, mary quant, roger stowell

OUT OF THIS WORLD. Mary Quant put her soft pinks and blues together as they’ve never been seen before and created this brand-new Face in the Clouds look. She then offered this paintbox exclusively to Honey. In it is everything you need to get the look. If you went out and bought each individual item separately, you’d get a bit more make-up, but it would cost you over £4. Our paintbox is yours for only £1.70. So write off for it now. Once it’s yours you can do what you like. We tell you above how to get the look Maria has in the picture and, if you feel daring, colour the blue right over the bridge of your nose. Or juggle around with the colours as much as you like for a totally different effect—blue out your eyebrows and put lots of pink round your eye. Or just wear each colour separately. They’re beautifully angelic colours that reflect the summer sky. You can wear them anytime—sunrise to sunset. With this look, it’s back to the deliciously dreamy, hazy days of time past when colours were vivid, days were long and nights were romantic. Don’t miss out or you’ll regret it. You’ll never see this paintbox at this price again.

Photographed by Roger Stowell.

Scanned from Honey, May 1971.