For the Discotheque

1960s, beauty, hair, Hair and make-up, Inspirational Images, leonard, Make-up, paul misso, petticoat magazine, Piero de Monzi

When you go to a nightclub – don’t look nice! Nice means safe make-up, a little eyeshadow and ordinary hair. That’s the best way to get lost when you should be turning every head.

Go wild, wear crazy colours – cause a sensation whatever you do, don’t play safe. Looking so sensational, you’re going to be dancing a lot, so be sure of your cool. Have a crazy bath with the water coloured blue with Weil’s Antilope Bain de Mousse, £1.10s. Deodorise from top to toe with Arrid’s anti perspirant for underarms, 4s.6d. which you wisely defuzzed the night before, and use Bidex vaginal deodorant spray, 8s.11d. Give feet a treat with Windsor Gold Foot Freshener, 18s.6d.

Then wear lashings of cologne and matching talc touch of the exotics with Kiku’s Talc Ball £1.7s. 6d. and After Bath Cologne, £2.9s.6d. by Faberge.

Jayne’s wig comes from Leonards and it really stopped the traffic. Her foundation is Rubinstein’s Illumination Souffle Stick £2.7s.6d., then a polished glow with a few deft slicks of Vanilla Souffle stick £2.7s.6d. On her eyes—Lumina Silver Cake Eyeshadow, 35s. by Rubinstein, Gala’s Iced Mauve Matte Shadow 7s.9d., in the socket line. Pale mauve real feather lashes by Piero de Monzi, £3.13s.6d., top lashes 18s.6d., by Cardinelli. Mauve eyeshadow painted on lips or Cydax Apricot Gold Colour Creme Lipstick, 14s.6d. Kiku perfume stick, £2.17s.6d. for bosom, behind ears, wrists and back of knees. Give nails crystal lights with one of Cutex’s new exciting colours like Zircon Glaze, 5s.3d. Soften hands with Rubinstein’s Hand Delight. 16s.

Clothes from Fenwick. Golden Disc and Sidney Smith.

Beauty by Ann Morrow.

Photographed by Paul Misso.

Scanned from Petticoat, 8th November 1969.

Go on – we dare you!

1970s, alkasura, biba, Brave New World, Britannia Land of Plenty, bus stop, che guevara, Conspiracy, Derber, Electric Fittings, Frocks, gillian richard, gordon king, Great Gear Trading Co, Inspirational Images, Leicester Shoes, let it rock, Marcia Brackett, miss mouse, mr freedom, petticoat magazine, Pinocchio, rae spencer cullen, ravel, Richard Green, Roger Charity, Sacha, Sheilagh Browne, stirling cooper, Vintage Editorials, wallis
He wears: Velvet coat, £19.95, pants, £7.95 and satin bow tie, £1 all at Mr. Freedom. Stirling Cooper shirt, £5.75 at Peter Robinson. Biba shoes. She wears: left: Lurex jacket, Bus Stop, £8.95. Wallis pants, £6.95. Stirling Cooper top, £3.95 at Peter Robinson, W1 Biba shoes. She wears: right: Black net skirt, £10.50 and top, £7.50, Miss Mouse at Peter Robinson.

Extra special for a special season — some of the most outrageous party clothes to be seen since the golden days of Hollywood and the silver screen left us open-mouthed in amazement. The Sundown, Charing Cross Road, WC2, is where to find glamour 1972 style — that’s where we took clothes, models and hairdresser Michael Strum from Crimpers. It was amazing too, why not try it some time?

Fashion Marcia Brackett.

Sounds from The Sands of Time.

Photographer is, unusually for Petticoat, uncredited but I think it is probably Roger Charity.

Scanned from Petticoat, 16th December 1972.

He wears: Tee shirt from Let It Rock, Velvet Oxford Bags, Mr. Freedom, £7.95. Biba shoes, £7.25. She wears: left: Crepe dress, Brave New World, £14.50. Biba earrings, £1. Bus Stop brooch, £1.25. Mary Quant diamante shoes, £7.50. She wears: right: Lurex shirt and dungarees, Frocks, £18, at Mr. Freedom, Sacha shoes, £8.99.
He wears: Satin Bags, £6.95 and bow tie, £1, both Mr. Freedom. Shirt, Alkasura, SW3, £8. Shoes by Topper, SW3. She wears: left: Black dress with grey bodice, Shelagh Brown for Coopers. Britannia Land of Plenty Cape, £1.00. Leicester ankle shoes, £10.99. She wears: right: Satin top and pants, Miss Mouse, £20 at Peter Robinson, W1. Sacha shoes, £8.99.
He wears: Biba shirt, £6.95. Brave New World suit, £27, 5 Monmouth Place, Monmouth Road, W2. She wears skirt and top. Richard Green, £13.50 at Pinnochio, Fulham Rd., SW5. Ravel shoes. £10.99. She wears: right: Lurex suit, Electric Fittings, £16 at Conspiracy. Biba earrings, 20p. Stars, Britannia Land of Plenty.
He wears: shirt £7 and satin jacket, £24, both Alkasura, Kings Rd., SW3. Mr. Freedom pants, £7.95. She wears left: Satin dress, Britannia Land of Plenty. SW3. Brave New World bolero, £17, at Che Guevara, W8. Anschell bracelet, £250. Ravel shoes, £10.99. She wears: right: Gordon King trouser suit, £17.95 at Conspiracy, W8.
He wears: Velvet Oxford bags, £7.50 and lurex shirt, £7 both Alkasura, Kings Rd., SW3. Mr. Freedom bow tie, £1. Canvas boots, Great Gear Trading Co., £13.25. She wears: left: Miss Mouse shirt, £9.95 at Peter Robinson, Pants, Wallis shops, £5.50. Ravel shoes £6.99. She wears: right: Gillian Richard dress, £8.80 at Pinnochio, Fulham Rd., Britannia Land of Plenty, comb, shoes by Derber.

Sweater Girl!

1970s, Adrian Mann, Annie Cossins, bill klein, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Browns, City Lights, Inspirational Images, John Ashpool, kangol, Knitting Inc, knitwear, Laurie and McConnell, lord john, Marcia Brackett, McCaul, petticoat magazine, Sharcleod, Swan & Edgar, van der fransen, Vintage Editorials
Left: Lord John sweater £18.95, Upstairs SW3, W1. Snake belt, £2, Way In. Right: Annie Cossins sweater, £4.95, mail order plus 25p p. & p. 248 Sarleigh Rd, Warlingham, Surrey. Beret by Kangol, £1.60. Scarf from Van der Fransen, £1.

We cheered the twinset revolution earlier this year, now amazing things are happening to sweaters. They look good and they’re warm as well. It’s no wonder that they’re the fastest selling items in the shops!

Pictures taken at Picketts Lock Centre, Picketts Lane, N9. Hair by Christine at Mane Line.

Fashion by Marcia Brackett.

Photographed by Bill Klein.

Scanned from Petticoat, December 8th 1973.

Left: Shar Cleod sweater, £5.10, Swan & Edgar, Wl. Necklace, City Lights Studio, WC2. Bangles by Adrien Mann. Right: Annie Cossins sweater, £4.95, mail order, plus 25p p. & p. from 248 Sarleigh Road, Warlingham, Surrey. Belt, Way In, SW1.
Left: Sweater by John Ashpool for Knitting Inc., £25, Browns, Wl, Chic, Hampstead. Hat, Rosie Nice, W9. Right: Sweater by Knitting Inc., £32, Browns, Wl. Scarf Van der Fransen, £1.
Left: Green sky-scraper sweater with elbow sleeves, by Annie Cossins, £4.95 from 248 Sarleigh Road, Warlingham, Surrey (plus 25p p. & p). Right: McCauls sweater, £4, from Laurie and McConnell, Cambridge. Kangol berets, £1.60. Bourne & Hollingsworth belts, £1.20.

Twiggy by Justin de Villeneuve

1970s, bill gibb, Inspirational Images, Justin de Villeneuve, petticoat magazine, twiggy

The dress is uncredited but it looks like a Bill Gibb to me.

Photographed by Justin de Villeneuve.

Scanned from Petticoat, 16th October 1971.

Look smooth, no matter what

1970s, Hair and make-up, Make-up, Miners, petticoat magazine, Vintage Adverts
Miners Smoothie is a creamy powder. Creamy to go on smoothly. Creamy to look smooth when it’s on. Creamy to make your skin as natural as the real thing, only better. And it comes in a handy compact, complete with mirror. So wherever you are, whatever you do, you’ll always look smooth. Want to add colour or shadow? Choose from Miners Face Fixers, Glo Bare and Stick Make-up. It’s the secret of how to look good when someone takes a good look.

I wish I looked that cute when I was doing the decorating!

Scanned from Petticoat, 4th September 1971.

Step in Time

1970s, Bata, boots, Charman Boots, Jean Claude Volpeliere, mary quant, Mr Wik, petticoat magazine, platforms, ravel, Russell & Bromley, Sacha, shoes, Sue Hone
Suede shoes and leather platform, Sacha, £5.99, with Quant cover-up tights, 75p. / Sacha leather boots, with no parking stripes, £12.99, with Quant cover-up tights, Peter Robinson. / Suede Jumbo boots, £14, order from Charman boots, 26, Hartland Road, NW1. Quant cover-up tights, 75p. / Sacha ankle-strap shoes with high heels, £6.99, with Quant tights, 75p. from Fenwicks, W1. / Suede laced clog-boot, £8.80. Mr. Wik, 8 St. Alphage High Walk, EC1. with Quant cover-up tights, 75p. / Bata suede shoes with heart applique, £4.49, with Quant striped ribbed sox, 90p from Peter Robinson. / Sacha suede and leather gaucho wedge boots, £10.99 with Quant tights. / Suede crepe-soled shoes, £5.50 from Ravel branches. Quant tights, 75p from Hammonds of Hull. / Quilted suede gaucho boots, Russell and Bromley shops, £32, with Quant cover up tights, 75p. / Tri-colour suede slipons, Sacha shops, £5.99 with Quant multicoloured striped sox, 75p, from Fenwicks W1. / Suede court shoes, Bata, £4.49, Quant bee tights, 75p. / Emma suede boots, £16.50.

Autumn’s first boots and shoes, taking a backward look at the Fifties and beyond, a forward glance at what the later Seventies will bring. But you don’t need us to tell you the way things are going . . . just take a look at the pictures. Step out in those fantastic clumpie soles and vamps, lots of shady suedes and all the pretty quilting, patterning and painting you like.

(Before you ask, all of them please!)

Fashion Sue Hone.

Photographed by Jean Claude Volpeliere

Scanned from Petticoat, 4th September 1971.

Bumper Beauty Tips

1970s, Illustrations, malcolm bird, petticoat magazine

If you haven’t already, do click the Malcolm Bird tag at the top of this post to see exactly why I love his work so much!

Illustrations by Malcolm Bird.

Scanned from Petticoat Magazine, 17th August 1974.

Border Lines

1970s, Adrian Mann, Bermona, biba, Chelsea Antiques Market, crowthers, David Finch, Hope and Eleanor, Inspirational Images, kensington market, Mrs Casswell, petticoat magazine, Rosie Nice, Sue Hone, van der fransen, Vintage Editorials, yves saint laurent
Blouse, skirt and apron from Mrs Casswell for Angela at Rosie Nice, Kensington Antique Market. Jewellery from Chelsea Antique Market. Crowthers hat. Yves Saint Laurent espadrilles.

With the colours and the mood of an open air market are ribbons bordering the prettiest pinnies and the sweetest yokes.

Fashion by Sue Hone

Photographed by David Finch.

Scanned from Petticoat Magazine, 7th August 1971.

Smock and gauchos from Mrs Casswell for Angela at Rosie Nice, Kensington Antique Market. Hope and Eleanor pendant. Shawl by Ragamuffin. Biba mules.
Smock and skirt from Mrs Casswell for Angela at Rosie Nice, Kensington Antique Market. Shirt by Van der Fransen. Adrien Mann bracelets. Bermona hat.

Will O’ The Wisp

1970s, Hair and make-up, Make-up, petticoat magazine, Vintage Adverts
Seventeen’s new Will O’ The Wisp look. It’s pretty whichever way you look at it.

Scanned from Petticoat, March 23rd 1974.

Peek-a-Boo!

1970s, bill klein, Marcia Brackett, Patricia Roberts, petticoat magazine, swimwear, Vintage Editorials
Stars and moon suit in Twilley’s Lisbet wool. Mob cap from Laura Ashley, Fulham Road, SW3.

Be the daring darling of the beach this year! All-in-one suits look like being the craze this summer and we asked Pat Roberts, our friend with the knitting needles to design four suits just for you.

Fashion by Marcia Brackett.

Photographed by Bill Klein.

Scanned from Petticoat, 2nd June 1973.

Suit in Twilley’s Lisbet wool with lush lips motif.
Above: “Mama won’t like it” suit. Right: Diamond suit. Brolly at Neal St. Warehouse, WC2.