Stars of the ’70s

19 magazine, 1930s, 1970s, bus stop, greta garbo, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, jean varon, joan crawford, john bates, lee bender, marlene dietrich, michael roberts, valstar, Weathergay

Camoflage raincoat by Valstar

Rainwear has definitely taken on a new look. The styles are more sophisticated and glamorous. They are the kind of clothes that Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo would have worn had they been designed earlier. When you invest in a raincoat these days it does not mean that you can, or should, wear it only on a rainy day. A garment that is waterproof, wind-proof and warm can be worn almost every day. The new raincoats are very practical and hardly crease. At the most they only need to be sponged with a damp cloth. So throw away that old plastic mac. ..and take a long, new look at what the Stars are wearing. 

Stunning editorial beautifully illustrated by the legendary Michael Roberts.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, October 1970.


Rubberised cotton raincoat by Valstar


Corduroy trench coat by Wethergay


Left: Gabardine raincoat by Lee Bender for Bus Stop / Right: Red, grey and olive check raincoat by Valstar


Midi raincoat by Valstar


Left: Polyurethane rain suit by John Bates for Jean Varon / Right: Brown polyurethane raincoat by Weathergay

Pencil them in, pencil them thin

anjelica huston, claudette colbert, greta garbo, jean harlow, lynsey de paul, marlene dietrich

Sadly, I have no choice. I was not blessed with luxuriant, Audrey Hepburn-style eyebrows. Mine have always been sparse, so I have to choose my eyebrow heroines with this in mind. I rarely go to such extremes as shown here, but I do have to tame the few stragglers and pencil them in a bit. It’s a bit strange to have such thick dark hair on your head, then have the eyebrows of a mousey-person. Sigh.

Gaga, eat your heart out

Inspirational Images, marlene dietrich, Style Icons
Marlene Dietrich in Kismet (1944)