The Finer Things

1970s, accessories, Butler & Wilson, Diane Logan, Essences, Essenses, Honey Magazine, Inspirational Images, John Craig, Jon Elliot, Ricci Burns, Roger Charity, Rosie Nice, Vintage Editorials
Flower and net trimmed blocked felt perchers. Both may be hired and viewed at the Diane Logan Hat Museum Department, 40 Chiltern Street, W1. Lace umbrella to hire from Essences.

Add a touch of delicate, soft lace trimming to your clothes and accessories this summer for a really feminine, fragile look.

Hair by Colin at Ricci Burns.

Photographed by Roger Charity.

Scanned from Honey, May 1974.

Floor-length satin cross-over robe with fine lace trim and button-through neck, £12.50 from a selection of originals at Essences, 410 King’s Road, SW3.
Pin-striped cotton pouch hag with antique lace trim and pearl clasp, £5 from Rosie Nice, 12 Clifton Road, W9. Coffee nylon lace gloves with button trim, F G Shave approx 90p, from D H Evans.
Patchwork embroidery and lace, satin-lined cotton bag, £5 from Rosie Nice, 12 Clifton Road, W9.
Coffee and cream lace-trimmed loose blouse with tie-waist and ruched shoulders, matching square-neck top with shoestring straps, John Craig £8.50, from Just Looking, King’s Road, SW3 an branches ; Stop the Shop. King’s Road, SW3. Mother-of-pearl necklace, Butler & Wilson £5.50
Cotton gingham camisole top with broderie anglaise trim and long matching button-through flounced skirt, Jaki Ross at Jon Elliot £18.90, from Merle, 42 Thurloe Street, SW7 ; Jane Norman, 153 Oxford Street, WI , Super Star, Leeds; Quids In, Canterbury. China necklace, Rosie Nice 80p; carved rose bangle £1.25, Baggage & General at Peter Robinson.
Black string lace gloves with fine multi-coloured stripes £3.50, from a selection at Essences, 410 King’s Road, SW3. Black lace wide-brimmed hat with red rose, Diane Logan, £5, from Diane Logan, 40 Chiltern Street, W1.

Leslie Caron by Barry Lategan

1970s, barry lategan, Inspirational Images, Leslie Caron, pablo and delia, Vogue

Leslie Caron looking fantastic in a dress of aquamarine chiffon by Pablo & Delia, to order at Browns. For her hair, here by John at Leonard, she eats thirty yeast tablets a day; as skinfood, she uses the contents of Vitamin E capsules. She wears Robert Piguet Fracas, mostly Estee Lauder and Lancome make-up. And she’s just finished filming Leon Uris’s “QB VII”.

Photographed by Barry Lategan.

Scanned from Vogue, June 1973.

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.

The Long Wait

1970s, David Tack, forties fashion, ingrid boulting, Inspirational Images, nostalgia, Paradise, sheridan barnett, Tony Berkeley, Tony Berkley, Vintage Editorials

Remember those Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Hollywood weepies where men were heroes and women were fluttery, feminine creatures who stayed at home, controlling the tremble in their lower lips when the boys went off to war? Well, the best of the Joan Crawford era has finally hit town, and few designers have caught on to the ‘Forties look as successfully as Sheridan Barnett of Tony Berkeley. A talented twenty-three-year-old, he is one of the newest designers to emerge in London. He obviously likes women to be women as his clothes are beautifully cut and styled and are entirely feminine. He has a keen eye for line and simple detail which he carries through in his choice of fabric. All the dresses photographed (available from the Way In at Harrods) are in Tricel and show how important shape has become again. The clothes are seductive with the emphasis on simplicity and style …

Model is Ingrid Boulting.

Photographed by David Tack.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, July 1970.

Black patent shoes by Paradise. Artificial cherries from John Lewis.

Babe Rainbow

1970s, cosmopolitan, interior design, interiors, peter blake, Vintage Adverts

Advert for Faber Edition venetian blinds, designed by Claudia Keller. Featuring a print of Peter Blake’s ‘Babe Rainbow’.

Scanned from Cosmopolitan, May 1978.

Summer dressing is Overdressing

1970s, anello and davide, biba, Buckle Under, caroline baker, Charley's Stall, Emmerton and Lambert, Foale and Tuffin, gillian richard, Harri Peccinotti, Inspirational Images, laura ashley, miss mouse, nova magazine, rae spencer cullen, Richard Green, Vintage Editorials
Embroidered calico voluminous blouse and slim-fitting shirt by Buckle Under; cotton lacy antique petticoats from a selection at Charley’s Stall.

One of the finest editorials of all time, from the dream team of Caroline Baker and Harri Peccinotti at Nova. You can’t help thinking about the clear influence of the Impressionists, such as Renoir, on the aesthetic, but also about how this shoot must itself have been influencing other people for years afterwards. For example, Picnic at Hanging Rock was released a mere three years later and the petticoats, parasols and lace-up boots can’t help but remind you of that.

As a side note, but a pretty impressive one at that, the ‘nursery print’ Miss Mouse dress featured here has also just gone into my Etsy shop. So you can pretend it’s 1972 and you’re ‘shopping the look’.

Photographed by Harri Peccinotti.

Fashion by Caroline Baker.

Scanned from Nova, July 1972.

Flowered Liberty-print square neck frilled blouse and long skirt, both by Foale and Tuffin.
Embroidered muslin smock and gathered skirt by Buckle Under. White cotton lacy antique petticoats from a selection at Charley’s Stall.
Cheesecloth smock blouse and wrap-around skirt by Richard Green.
Nursery print cotton camisole dress and petticoat skirts by Miss Mouse. Lace up boots at Anello and Davide.
Cotton jersey jumpsuit and frilled cotton voile petticoats, all at Biba. All antique parasols from a selection at Emmerton and Lambert, Chelsea Antique Market. White cotton stockings at Anello and Davide.
Long-sleeved calico blouse with gathered neck; skirt and cotton satin petticoat, all at Laura Ashley. Lace up boots at Anello and Davide.
Nursery print cotton pinafore dress by Gillian Richard. Cotton satin petticoat at Laura Ashley. Lace up boots at Anello and Davide.
Antique cotton and lace liberty bodice and antique cotton petticoat dyed sugar pink with Dylon, all from a selection at Charley’s Stall. Cotton petticoat at Laura Ashley.

The Impressionists: Chloé

1970s, Chloe, Inspirational Images, Jo Francki, karl lagerfeld, Over 21, Vintage Editorials
A pink silk patterned shawl, wrapping and tying round the waist over a gathered silk skirt.

Delicious, delicate colours (porcelain-pink with shell, lavender-blue with lavender-grey) in seemingly effortless, natural shapes with hardly a seam in sight distinguish Karl Lagerfeld’s collection for Chloé. He showed a new way with scarves —a small square folded and tied round the neck with translucent fruit scattered with rhinestones pinned to the knot. Romantic shawls and scarf-wrapped waists, with softly gathered skirts.

Hair by Alex at Jean Marc Maniatis.

Make-up by Jacques Clemente.

Photographed by Jo Francki.

Scanned from Over 21 magazine, February 1975.

A pale shell pink crepe de chine tee-shirt worn under a dusty pink crepe de chine blouse, with a delicate lavender coat and softly gathered skirt. Tiny crepe dechine scarf knotted at the neck. Shell-pink and lavender-pink shirt and skirt, the waist softly tied in a long matching scarf.
Played down – one perfect piece that goes on everything, like Chloé’s apples or the translucent flowers.
Immaculate scrap of crepe de chine knotted twice round the neck and pinned with a translucent glass and diamante apple brooch, at Chloé.

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.

You can take a White Horse anywhere.

1960s, menswear, observer magazine, Vintage Adverts

Make mine a double and I’ll take the green jacket on the left as well please!

Advert for White Horse whiskey.

Scanned from The Observer Magazine, 20th April 1969.

Butterfleyes

1970s, Hair and make-up, Inspirational Images, Make-up, Miners, petticoat magazine, Vintage Adverts

Scanned from Petticoat, 26th June 1971.