Inspirational Images: Sleeping Beauty

1970s, 1980s, albert capraro, fred leighton, guy bourdin, Inspirational Images, rebecca blake

Sleeping Beauty by Rebecca Blake

Photographed by Rebecca Blake. Fashion by Albert Capraro. Jewels by Fred Leighton.

Scanned from Rebecca Blake: Forbidden Dreams (1984)

I can’t quite believe it’s been nearly two months since I last blogged. I promise I haven’t gone away for good, I’ve just been incredibly busy working away from Vintage-a-Peel for all this time. The website is still up, I’m still on Etsy, and there will be new listings in July. You can also find me still posting away on Instagram, so please do follow me over there if you’re there too.

Today I stumbled across this dreamy book by Rebecca Blake, a New York-based photographer whose work informed and was used in the cult classic film, The Eyes of Laura Mars. It’s safe to say that I’m smitten, not least because she also directed the music videos for ‘Kiss’ and ‘Cream’ for Prince and photographed Duran Duran for the cover of Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

Inspirational Images: Bryan and Lucy Ferry

1980s, antony price, bryan ferry, Inspirational Images, lucy ferry, paparazzi, richard young, roxy music

bryan lucy ferry paparazzo

Photographed by Richard Young leaving a Mick Jagger party in Chelsea, 1986.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Paparazzo! The Photographs of Richard Young, 1989

Inspirational Illustrations: Just Looking by Nagel

1980s, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, patrick nagel, post modernism, Vintage Adverts

nagel just looking

Serigraph by Patrick Nagel.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nagel: The Art of Patrick Nagel, 1985

Inspirational Images: Stars and Stripes

1980s, boy london, iD magazine, Inspirational Images, sandro hyams, swimwear

Boy iD May 87 Sandro Hyams

All set to replace the Fiorucci First swimsuit classic is the stars and stripes range from BOY. Perfect for poolside posing (as is anything from BOY these days) these natty one pieces also lend themselves to watery pursuits and are specially made so as not to discolour in chlorine, unlike some designer dip suits. Wear them downt he lido or save them for evening. The lycra tight tops under your strides are just the ticket for stress free strutting ,and boys will no doubt be pleased to see the stars and stripes trunks which, as we all know, are the perfect acessory to wear over the trousers of any pinstripe suit.

Photographed by Sandro Hyams.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from iD magazine, May 1987