Thursday, 21 April 2016

Un diamant est éternel - Nicole Claveloux 1970

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Image scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from ELLE Magazine 13th April 1970 with thanks to Brad Jones. Illustration for De Beers by Nicole Claveloux. Visit the artist's official website here. View other examples of 'The Psychedelic Illustrations of Nicole Claveloux' & discover more about her on the excellent Golden Haze blogspot here. How an ad campaign invented the diamond as an engagement ring here and finally, view another psychedelic advert from the 1969 De Beers diamonds campaign  in one of my previous post here


Monday, 4 April 2016

On a quiet afternoon, when the world stands still, 1970

On a quiet afternoon when the world stands still, and a five o'clock breeze blows fresh against your face, It's a moment as clear and crisp as a silver bell. In the Smirnoff life style, a time worth spending on cool thoughts and bright, free-wheeling dreams.

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                    Image scanned by Sweet Jane from LIFE Magazine, 26th June 1970. Photographer Uncredited.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Saint Tropez Boutique Fashion 1967

                                                     A BRAND NEW SAINT TROPEZ
A six page boutique fashion editorial featuring clothing from several of the shops situated under the arches of the newly established Hotel Byblos in Saint Tropez, including 'Mic Mac' which was owned by international playboy, industrialist and photographer Gunter Sachs along with his wife Brigitte Bardot among others. Further information about the boutique label, the now legendary hotel (home of Les Caves du Roy nightclub) and much more, can be found via the links at the end of the post.

Left: A military style officer's jacket in red felt worn with white canvas trousers 145 F and 75 F from Peau d'Ane; Right: White Canvas suit by Jivago, 350F from Mayfair.

Top: Gaberdine & cotton ensemble, 350 F, from André de Blausse; Bottom Left: Shantung silk dress, 285 F, from Mic Mac; Bottom Right: Peau d'Ane Bazar offers a wide variety of Saint-Tropézienne style clothing for 100 F.

                                        Stretch jersey, mini beach dress, 110 F, from Boutique Magique.

Left: dual plastic bag by Paco Rabanne, 40 F, from Mic Mac; Centre: Small pink bag which is attached to a wristband, 39 F, from Peau d'Ane; Right: a canvas bag with a plastic handle, 55 F, from Mic Mac; Bottom Left: a washable paper dress with matching hat by Anik Robelin, 45 F, from Café des Arts, Bottom Right: a mirror designed like a watch to give you the time of your beauty.

 By the pool at Hotel Byblos, a maxi dress which had been favoured by B.B, 1 600 F, from Mic Mac.                                                        

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All images scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Jours de France 29 July 1967 with thanks to Brad Jones, (photographer uncredited). Read: And God Created St Tropez here, Discover more about Mic Mac the St. Tropez boutique established in 1967 by Gunther Sachs and his brother Michael, Brigitte Bardot & Robert Faure here plus view images of the boutique's facade & much more here , read The Gunter Sachs appeal – life and legacy of the playboy art collector here,  Watch Pink Floyd - perform live in Saint Tropez in 1970 (Full Concert)  here, Visit the legendary Byblos Hotel 'a palace worthy of the Arabian Nights' built by Jean-Prosper Gay-Para in 1967 here and discover more about its heritage here. And finally, watch the film directed by Roger Vadim in 1956 that started it all here .

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Gangster and Moll Collection - Edward Mann 1966

                      Trilby hat by Edward Mann from the Gangster and Moll Range, Spring 1966.                                                          

Gangster Style in London, 29th November 1965 - Three models presenting the New Collection of hats by Edward Mann inspired by Chicago's gangsters of the 1930s. (Getty Images:Keystone France).

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Advertisement image scanned by Sweet Jane from NEW CREATION Magazine, March 1966, published by Creation Ltd, at Creation House, 21 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Gangster Style in London November 29th 1965 image courtesy of Getty Images:Keystone France, you'll find film footage of the Edward Mann Spring Collection for Spring 1968 here & some colour examples from the range in one of my previous posts here, more 30s Gangster inspired fashion here, and finally, further information about The Creation Arcade, Dublin (1959-2013) here and also here.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

How to tame 49 wild horses (1968)

                                         How to tame 49 wild horses
Easy. Saddle up a Thunderbolt by BSA! You'll find out fast who's master when you put the spurs to 654 cc's of power house. In seconds you're charging at 100mph-and then some. Change your mind and Thunderbolt's big brakes rein things back to zero in a hurry! BSA breeding shows up all along the line. In the slim, sleek profile-from chrome sports fenders to racing type dual seat. In faultless engineering. In a host of details like the six plate multiple disc clutch, twin down swept pipes, Dunlop K 70s front and back, total performance cam. So why horse around with lesser breeds. Go thoroughbred...with Thunderbolt. Write for details and full color illustrations of all the 1968 models.  Specs may vary East and West.


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Image scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Cycle World Magazine 1968 with thanks to Brad Jones. Discover more about BSA Motorcycles-the final evolution by Brad Jones published by Veloce Publishing Ltd here. Watch The Glory Days of British Motorbikes - A BBC Timeshift documentary here & Rita Tushingham in The Leather Boys (1964) here, View British Mods and Rockers of the 1960s (documentary) here, Some 1968 Biker influenced fashion in one of my previous posts hereWhere Have the Carousel Animals Gone? hereThe Rolling Stones performing Wild Horses hereand finally, the real thing here

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Young Pacesetter 1965

                                            YOUNG PACESETTER DIGS THE CRAZY SCENE
Get the mood of the young pacesetter. She's thrown caution and convention to the winds; she's witty and with it; she's carefree, untrammeled by fuddy duddy fashion rules. She chooses her clothes for fun, she lets them dictate the mood, and it's a mood she throws her whole self into: she wears her clothes with confidence and a high sense of fun. She knows she looks different - and she revels in it. For her life is a bowl of cherries and she doesn't take anything too seriously, least of all herself. She treats her clothes as an extension of her own gay, witty personality. Get in the mood. Get the clothes and let spring fever spill into your life. Slough off your neat, efficient, businesswoman personality as you cover your typewriter. These are the clothes for crazy evenings when you could dance all night, for wild weekends and long, carefree holidays when the world is yours to go mad as a hatter.

Buckle on a skirt that fastens round your neck with a T strap. It's cut on a flare from natural hessian and the top is bound with black braid, 84s. Peaked hessian cap with an embroidered black trefoil, 63s. Short-sleeved skinny rib wool sweater, 35s. All clothes by Mary Quant's Ginger Group. 

Hoist up your mid-length dress and show off rows and rows of frills on your matching pantaloons. The dress, slightly flared, is lime green wild silk. By Avantgarde, 29gns for the dress and pantaloons.  Rope of giant pearls and pearl stud ear-rings, both by Adrian Mann. Pearls 50s, ear-rings 17s:6d.

Zip yourself up in the zippiest slacks. They're pale turquoise and they've got a zipped fly front, zipped pockets, and the all time longest zip right down the leg. By Peroche, 12gns. Skinny polo necked sleeveless sweater in pale blue Bri-Nylon by Wolsey, 39s:11d,  Navy and black stripey belt by Gucci, 90s.

Shimmy your way into the briefest Charleston dress. It's made of thick white cobweb net over a stunning fuschia crepe lining; it fits like a glove at bust and hip, casts scarcely a glance at the waist; it finishes at both ends with a deep fringe. By Martha Hill, 6½gns. Pink chiffon scarf to make a bow, by Ascher, 52s:9d. Beige lacy stockings by Plaza, 13s: 11d.

Slink into a daring black crochet dress that reveals just what you want it to. It was designed to be worn with nothing underneath - but if you daren't, then wear a black slip. The neck, arms and hemline are scalloped. By Susan Small, £9:12s:6d. Bow fronted black shoes by Saxone, 59s:11d.

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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Vanity Fair February 1965. All photographs by Sandra Lousada, photographed on location in the new building at The Economist, St James's. Visit Sandra Lousada's website here & view more examples of her work at The National Portrait Gallery here, discover more about designer Martha Hill here and view some later examples of  her work here & also here and finally, view another example of the Mary Quant hessian pinafore with halter-neck fastening here.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Love Whispers 1966

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Image scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE Magazine, November 1966. If you're ever in Dublin you can visit the Shrine of St Valentine, Patron Saint of Love here, if you're 'In Love with the New York Dolls' you can read an extract from Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967-1973 by Robert Christgau here, or listen to a radio promo for The New York Dolls St. Valentines Day Massacre concert in 1974 here, Watch the New York Dolls Lipstick Killers Gang promo here, On a much darker note, you'll find the bloody and brutal tale of the real St Valentine's Day Massacre here, Don't Mess With Cupid here, and last but not least, Woody Allen on Love and Death ...''I hope you're getting this down'' here, Happy Valentine's Day!