For Those Very Special Nights

1970s, Birgitta, Karl Ferris, petticoat magazine, Silvien, Willy van Rooy
Boa-skin vest with inlaid star, designed by Willy, Ibiza. Probably available in England soon. Vest costs 4,980 pesetas, island shoes 80 pesetas.

More impact-making ideas from the romantic island of Ibiza.

The designer of the boa-skin vest in the first picture is also the stunning model for this gorgeous mini editorial, Willy van Rooy. You can still buy her beautiful designs on her website http://www.shopwillyvanrooy.com/.

(If her face looks a bit familiar, it might be because she’s also the model for my mannequin over at Liz Eggleston Vintage.)

Styling by Sue Hone.

Photographed by Karl Ferris.

Scanned from Petticoat, 18th July 1970.

Fringed dress and pants by Silvien, Formentera. 5,000 pesetas from Zoe boutique, Ibiza. Jewellery chosen from a selection in the boutique.
Left: Jacket, dress and hat crocheted by Birgitta in Ibiza. She thinks of herself as a fashion artist and her clothes as portraits of the people who wear them. Dresses 1,660 pesetas approx.

Saints Alive

1970s, chelsea girl, Chester Martin, david hurn, Diane Logan, Herbert Johnson, Lewis Separates, Marks and Spencer, mr freedom, Mr Wik, petticoat magazine, Rosie Nice, Sue Hone
Herbert Johnson belt, £2.10. Cotton skirt, £3.50 and shorts, £1.99. Chester Martin scarf, £3.50. Crepe shirt, £1.99½ from Girl branches and Chelsea Girl. Quant tights, 75p. Crochet bag, Diane Logan, £6.

The Young St. Michael range power-packed with its new mid-May collection.

The Young St. Michael range is only available at Oxford Circus. Glasgow, Brighton, Liverpool and Manchester at the moment.

Curiously, I have the scarf she’s wearing in the top photo and I had always assumed it was authentic 1930s – as it was sold to me. Now I look closer, I can see the faded signature of Chester Martin. Whilst I’m disappointed that it’s not actually as old as I thought, I can’t resist a documented bit of vintage!

Fashion by Sue Hone.

Photographed by David Hurn.

Scanned from Petticoat, 22nd May 1971.

Crimplene blouse, £2.99, with terylene and linen dungarees, £4.50. Mr Wik clogs, £3. Mr Freedom tin belt, £5.25. Chester Martin scarf, £3.50.
Terylene and linen shorts with buttons, £1.99. Daisy print cotton blouse, £2.99. Rosie Nice jacket, £3. Quant tights, 75p.
Midi crimplene dress, £5.75 approx. Vest from Lewis Separates, £1.49½.

Film Fashion

1960s, Chelsea Antiques Market, Deco Inspired, edward mann, Gay Girl, Ginger Group, Inspirational Images, john stephen, Laurence Sackman, mary quant, Morel, petticoat magazine, Rodger Bass, Roger Nelson, Seventh Avenue, Sue Hone, The Westerner, Vintage Editorials

CAMELOT

White dress from a selection at the Antique Supermarket, Kings Road London. Seventh Avenue dress with pointed sleeves, 7½ gns. Paul Stephens twisted rings, 4s.

Props by Miss Joanna Brett.

Fashion by Susan Hone.

Photographed by Laurence Sackman.

Scanned from Petticoat, January 20th 1968.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Roger Nelson floral dress, 8½ gns. John Hamilton wooden beads ,10s. 6d. / Mary Quant Ginger Group green crepe dress trimmed with yellow, £7 19s. 6d. (This dress will not be in the shops until March).

BONNIE AND CLYDE

John Stephen brown gangster hat, 45s. Spotted tie from a selection at Solid Gold, 15s. 6d. Mary Quant beret, 12s. 6d. Gay Girl yellow crepe maxi-skirt and top, 6½gns. & Gay Girl by Marion Maid pin striped trouser suit, £7 19s. 6d. Car lent by David Chester.

GONE WITH THE WIND

Edward Mann straw hat, 45s. 11d. Raymond velvet cape, 17gns. Rodger Bass “Long Snow Queen” dress, 8gns. Youngs Dress Hire white dress and matching hat, 12gns to hire. Andrew Stewart pink fringed shawl.

BLUE

Cowboy hat, £7 17s. 6d., shirts, 79s. 6d., squaw set, 19gns., suede jerkin, 5gns., and trousers at 19gns. from Westerner, 469 Oxford Street. Morel of London riding chaps £10 5s., jerkin 8½gns. Photographed at Lester School of Equitation, Roehampton.

Be Yourself

1970s, eric boman, eric bowman, Illustrations, petticoat magazine
“Why conform? Instead of following the example of others think out your own life-style, it’s far more fun in the end!”

Illustration to accompany an article entitled ‘Be Yourself’.

Illustrated by Eric Boman.

Scanned from Petticoat Magazine, 6th March 1971.

Take a Long Lean Look

1970s, Adrian Mann, Baggage and General, Dolcis, Electric Fittings, erica budd, gordon king, harold ingram, jeff banks, John Craig, Jon Elliot, Marcia Brackett, mary quant, nostalgia, petticoat magazine, Pierre Elegante, Roger Charity, Russell & Bromley, Saxone, van der fransen, Vintage Editorials, Vivienne Lynn
Left to right: Jon Elliott skirt, £8-30. Sweater with embroidered flowers, £325, Harold Ingram. Scarf, £1.50, Nostalgia. Kangol beret, £1.50. Bangles, 50p, Baggage & General. Quant tights, 40p. Russell & Bromley espadrilles, £7.99 ./ Zig-zag stripe silk dress, from Electric Fittings. Russell & Bromley shoes, £7.99. / Gordon King skirt, £5-50. Cream, cabled sweater, £3.10, John Craig. Kangol beret, £1.50. Scarf, £1.50, Nostalgia. Russell & Bromley sandals, £7.99.

Long-term plan for spring dressing: slither in slim shapes, go sleek in skinny skirts and slink thin in think-slim skintight tops.

Model is Vivienne Lynn.

Styling by Marcia Brackett.

Photographed by Roger Charity.

Scanned from Petticoat, March 23th 1974

Left to right: Pierre Elegante skirt, £7.85. John Craig pullover and matching cardigan, £4 and £5.15. Van der Fransen scarf. Kangol beret. Belt 35p, Woolworths. Russell & Bromley shoes, £7.99. / Gordon King skirt, £6. Mary Quant top, £5.75. “208” scarf. Kangol beret. Dolcis shoes, £4.99. / Gordon King skirt, £5.50. Mary Quant pull-over and matching cardigan, £4.50 and £5.75. Dolcis shoes, £4.99. / Gordon King skirt, £7. Erica Budd T-shirt, £3.
Left to Right: Jeff Banks navy and red dress with cream collar and cuffs, £20. Adrien Mann bracelets, £1 each. Scarf, £1, Van der Fransen. Strappy shoes, £5, Nostalgia. / Jon Elliott skirt, £6-80. Electric Fittings blouse. Van der Fransen scarf, £1. Bangles by Adrien Mann. Rope-soled shoes, £4.99, Saxone. / Jeff Banks dress, in maroon silk with flowers and lace trim, £21.50. Adrien Mann bangles, £1 each. Dolcis leather pumps on rope, £4.99.

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.