Vintage Adverts: Simone Perele

1970s, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, Mademoiselle Age Tendre, Simone Perele, underwear, Vintage Adverts

Simone Perele Mademoiselle Age Tendre

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Mademoiselle Age Tendre, June 1972

Mild Sauce: Emmanuelle Khanh at Escalade

1970s, Emmanuelle Khanh, Escalade, Inspirational Images, mild sauce, underwear, Vintage Adverts
khanh bra advert vogue dec 1970

If you can find this Emmanuelle Khanh bra anywhere else in London, we’ll buy it for you.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, December 1970

Inspirational Editorials: Pretty as a Picture

19 magazine, 1970s, Fifth Avenue, Inspirational Images, janet reger, Michael Berkofsky, Retro, Russell & Bromley, underwear, Vintage Editorials, Vivienne Lynn, Wardrobe
White satin nightdress by Janet Reger. White silk stockings from Wardrobe. Gold leather shoes from Russell and Bromley.

White satin nightdress by Janet Reger. White silk stockings from Wardrobe. Gold leather shoes from Russell and Bromley.

Christmas is the time for sheer, unashamed luxury – and this lingerie is the very ultimate. Set the mood yourself – they’re so beautiful to be caught in unawares; accidentally on purpose, of course!

Photographed by Vivienne Lynn and Mike Berkofsky.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, December 1976


 

If anyone from Janet Reger ever reads my blog, please listen to my plea:

Your underwear in the Seventies was pure and utter perfection. Nothing you do now comes within a mile of it. I understand the need to conform to the current styles in underwear (and don’t even get me started on those…) but I can promise you that a range of archive pieces – in silk – would be a success. The cut and construction of your balcony bras leaves Gossard’s Wonderbra in the shade for cleavage, and the unpadded silk triangle bras are more than just triangles – they are unequalled in construction and support. But I’m sick of trying to find more vintage in my size. Other brands embrace their history with archive ranges, even those who don’t have such an impressive archive, so why not you?

Thank you.


Pink kimono with Crane print from Retro. Black net pants by Janet Reger. Black silk stockings from Wardrobe. Black stilettoes from Sacha.

Pink kimono with Crane print from Retro. Black net pants by Janet Reger. Black silk stockings from Wardrobe. Black stilettoes from Sacha.

Bra and pants from Fifth Avenue. Nightdress from Janet Reger. Stockings from Wardrobe.

Bra and pants from Fifth Avenue. Nightdress from Janet Reger. Stockings from Wardrobe.

Negligee from Retro. French knickers from Janet Reger. Stockings from Wardrobe. Shoes from Russell and Bromley.

Negligee from Retro. French knickers from Janet Reger. Stockings from Wardrobe. Shoes from Russell and Bromley.

Inspirational Images: What does your underwear reveal about you?

1970s, cosmopolitan, hans feurer, Inspirational Images, janet reger, underwear

hans feurer cosmo october 75

(Photograph illustrates an article about underwear, including an interview with Janet Reger)

Photographed by Hans Feurer.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, October 1975

Inspirational Editorials: The Greatest Underclothes on Earth

1960s, 1970s, Aspidistra, british boutique movement, Finewear, Foale and Tuffin, Inspirational Images, janet reger, John Dove and Molly White, Lovable, Mexicana, steven hiett, underwear, Vintage Editorials, Vogue
Top left: Red lace waspie by Janet Reger. Transparent white net bra embroidered with hearts by Emanuelle Khanh. Ankle slip by Mexicana. Main image: Serpent and hearts rampant on a sheer peach bodystocking by Molly Dove for Aspidestra, to order at Countdown.

Top left: Red lace waspie by Janet Reger. Transparent white net bra embroidered with hearts by Emanuelle Khanh. Ankle slip by Mexicana. Main image: Serpent and hearts rampant on a sheer peach bodystocking by Molly Dove for Aspidistra, to order at Countdown.

Wonderful to see further mention of John Dove and Molly White’s ‘Aspidistra’ label and to actually see one of the tattoed body stockings which were illustrated in this earlier post on my blog. Also, regular readers will know of my passion for Seventies underwear in general, and Janet Reger underwear in particular, so this stunningly photographed editorial is pretty much win-win as far as I’m concerned. Bubble perm included…

Photographed by Steve Hiett. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1970

Red and navy chevrons on white. By Janet Reger.

Red and navy chevrons on white. By Janet Reger.

Set by Lovable

Set by Lovable

Camisole petticoat by Finewear

Camisole petticoat by Finewear

Top: Slip by Foale and Tuffin. Centre: Slip by Finewear. Bottom: Bodice and petticoat by Finewear.

Top: Slip by Foale and Tuffin. Centre: Slip by Finewear. Bottom: Bodice and petticoat by Finewear.

Vintage Adverts: Janet Reger

1970s, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, janet reger, underwear, Vintage Adverts

janet reger advert harpers queen december 78

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, December 1978

Mild Sauce: For Two Pins

1970s, Betty Jackson, charles jourdan, chelsea cobbler, christian dior, Inspirational Images, james wedge, janet reger, Janice Bell, mary quant, Meriel McCooey, mild sauce, miss selfridge, quorum, Sacha, sunday times magazine, underwear, Vintage Editorials
Red stockings by Christian Dior. Underwear from Miss Selfridge

Red stockings by Christian Dior. Underwear from Miss Selfridge

Another glorious underwear editorial by the always saucy, always perfect Mr James Wedge.

Photographed by James Wedge. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Sunday Times Magazine, October 1978

Snow white stockings by Mary Quant. Patent shoes by Sacha. Silk shirt by Betty Jackson for Quorum.

Snow white stockings by Mary Quant. Patent shoes by Sacha. Silk shirt by Betty Jackson for Quorum.

Hand painted stockings by Janet Reger.

Hand painted stockings by Janet Reger.

Silver lurex tights by Mary Quant. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.

Silver lurex tights by Mary Quant. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.

Pale green tights from Selfridges. Shirt dyed to match by Janice Bell. Shoes by The Chelsea Cobbler.

Pale green tights from Selfridges. Shirt dyed to match by Janice Bell. Shoes by The Chelsea Cobbler.

Mensday: Would you like to match your tie to your underpants?

1960s, Lui, Mensday, menswear, underwear, Vintage Adverts

cravate

Mais oui…

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Lui, May 1968

Mild Sauce: Jilly Johnson in Janet Reger

1970s, Bob Carlos Clarke, Inspirational Images, janet reger, jilly johnson, mild sauce, underwear

jilly1

Expect more posts with more saucy Janet Reger catalogue goodness, but to begin with – Jilly Johnson.

(date unknown but I’m guessing ’79-’80)

Photographed by Bob Carlos Clarke. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.

jilly2

Inspirational Illustrations: Paloma Picasso by Antonio

1970s, Antonio, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, janet reger, Paloma Picasso, underwear, Vogue

Illustrations by Antonio of Paloma Picasso.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, September 1972.

Possibly the most wonderful illustrations I have ever seen, by the legendary Antonio. They’re actually rather different to much of his output, more playful and human. And of course, as I have blathered on about so many times, this style of underwear is actually perfect as far as I’m concerned.

Plus, ‘Halter the way you look’ appeals to me as a pun.  Yes, I’m easily pleased…

Illustrations by Antonio of Paloma Picasso.