Relax You’re Looking Good

1970s, cosmopolitan, disco, Lotus, Rock Follies, shoes, Swanky Modes, Vintage Adverts

Something of a Rock Follies influence here, plus I’m pretty sure that’s a Swanky Modes dress on the left.

(Tag yourself, I’m the Kiss Me t-shirt and Hussar boots…)

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, October 1978.

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.

Electric Leather

1970s, chelsea cobbler, Inspirational Images, platforms, shoes, tessa traeger, Vintage Adverts, Vogue
Switch on to spots and stripes.
Flocked on to real leather by The Chelsea Cobbler.

I think this was one of my first ever scans, a very long time ago. It still makes my heart sing when I see it, so I thought it was worthy of a rescan/repost.

Photographed by Tessa Traeger.

Scanned from Vogue, August 1972.

Jourdan by Bourdin

1970s, charles jourdan, guy bourdin, Inspirational Images, shoes, Vintage Adverts, Vogue

It’s always a thrill to find another one of these…

Shoes by Charles Jourdan.

Photographed by Guy Bourdin.

Scanned from Vogue, late April 1974.

Our Latest Hot Prediction

1970s, cosmopolitan, Russell & Bromley, shoes, Vintage Adverts

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, April 1976.

Leather Freewheelers

1970s, chopper, Clarks, flares, jeans, shoes, tessa traeger, Vintage Adverts, Vogue
Camel coloured suede sensible lace-ups on a low black wedge. By Clarks. Leather gets you there.

This feels like some kind of ‘Seventies-in-a-nutshell’ image to me…

Photographed by Tessa Traeger.

Scanned from Vogue, March 1st 1976.

Why not spread your wings?

1970s, eric boman, Inspirational Images, Rayne, shoes, Vogue, Wedgwood

The famous names of Rayne and Wedgwood come together for one prestigious pair of shoes. Rayne’s high-heel sandals, heels decorated by Wedgwood, about £59.50, Rayne branches. Stockings, Christian Dior; satin nightdress, Courtenay.

Photographed by Eric Boman.

Scanned from Vogue, March 1978.

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.

Flora

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

Photographed by Willie Christie.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, December 1979.

Leather on the Rocks

1970s, Bata, platforms, shoes, tessa traeger, Vintage Adverts, Vogue

Cool, clear colours for high heeled lace-ups are news, especially when they are on a strong, new type stacked heel and sole. Bottle green, scarlet and black scalloped leather lace-up on a sculptured wood heel and platform. In shining kid , and calf. By Bata.

Photographed by Tessa Traeger.

Scanned from Vogue, January 1973.