Sunday, 23 August 2015

Andre 1968

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                  Image scanned from Jours de France, 23 March, 1968. With thanks to Brad Jones.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A & B GIRL 1964

Fashions and records...they've both got two sides. Here's the A side of fashion, flip the page and there's the B side...and Twelve steps To Loveliness.

'A' SIDE...A party-best dress for Halloween - or any other night of the year - in white net, dolled up with red velvet ribbon under the bustline, and long layered, see-through, sleeves. By Susan Small £12 1s 6d. The white satin little girl-look shoes are by Loftus, £2 19s 6d. and the ritzy bracelet comes from a range at Fenwicks of Bond Street, £1 5s.

'B' SIDE...How's this for contrast? But isn't it great! The suit, in grey flannel is just like a man's, pockets, trouser crease and all, and a half-belt across the back. But the price is girl-sized. It's £7 17s 6d. by Slimma. It's worn with over-the-ankle Chukka boots in brown suede by Saxone, £3 19s 11d. Right; 7 & 8 respectively His or her clothes? Both actually. The white-collar workers shirt is made by Her Tern in blue and white gingham. The cost £1 19s 6d. The second-skin trousers are made for men at His Clothes and cost £2 19s 6d. Heeps of girls are buying these trousers and having them shortened while they wait.

5 This is the only new dress shape since the shift. It's cut as simply as a child's smock, with long school-room sleeves. It's deceptively expensive though. Cost is £15 10s by Jane and Jane.

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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave and Hit Parade No.9 October 1964. Fashion notes by Penny Vincenzi, All photographs by Anthony Rawlinson.

                                         Some Classic Old Print Ads by  Sir Anthony Rawlinson here.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bata Shoe Advert 1970

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  Image scanned from Elle Collections, 2 March, 1970 with thanks to Brad Jones. Artist uncredited.                     

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Let Colour Go To Your Head 1972

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Image scanned by Sweet Jane from LOVING February 5th 1972, with thanks to Kirstin Sibley. Original article by Janice Collier, Hair styled by Harold Leighton, Photographer & Model uncredited.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Beyond Biba - Barbara Hulanicki Cosmetics

I've recently photographed some examples of the Barbara Hulanicki Cosmetics range from my personal collection, which I purchased on Ebay circa 2008. The range was developed in the early 1980s and eventually launched in autumn of 1983, the decision to produce a Hulanicki range was largely influenced by the continuing success of the Biba cosmetics line that she had created in 1970 which was still available nationwide throughout Britain via Dorothy Perkins and also at Etam branches and selected chemists in the Republic of Ireland, proving unequivocally, that inspite of Big Biba's demise some 8 years previously, the popularity of the brand and the legacy of Biba was still very much alive and well. The vibrant new 1980s Hulanicki range was encased in Barbara's signature Art Deco style packaging and moderately priced, with blushers retailing at £5.85, lipsticks at £2.65 and nail varnish at £1.99. It was initally available through Top Shop & The Body Shop in the UK and H&M (known as Hennes & Mauritz at the time) in Sweden and Germany. In 1985 it launched in the USA, retailing through Macy's Department Store and Judy shops in California until 1989 when Barbara sold the cosmetics line to the L.A based investors of Ronnie Wood's nightclub Woody's On The Beach, whereafter it disappeared from view, until now....

Art deco influenced retail display unit from the Barbara Hulanicki Cosmetic range, c.1983.

Barbara Hulanicki, sketches for cosmetic colours and looks, 1983.

A selection of shades from the Barbara Hulanicki eyeshadow range, starting at the very top and moving in a clockwise direction, the colours are as follows: Pitchblack No.28; Opal No. 9; Cosmic No.8; Dallas No.27; and lastly Nocturne No.13.

Packaging detail from the Barbara Hulanicki cosmetic range 1983.

Example of a plastic carrier bag from the range featuring the brand logo.

Four mascaras from the Barbara Hulanicki cosmetic range 1983. Left to Right; Dracula No.104 (black of course,the name speaks for itself); 122 (a bright metallic jade green, this one had no specific identifying name other than the number but it may possibly have been called Goblin); Queen No.107 (a bright metallic amethyst purple); and finally, Devil No.106 (a burnished metallic red).

 Hulanicki Nail Varnish in Tremor No.32 (a burnished old gold).

                                         Radium No.3 mini blush (a very bright/neon fuschia).

                           Hulanicki 'Tremor' nail varnish No.32,  art deco influenced packaging detail.


My complete collection of Hulanicki Cosmetics, the two silver compact cases are empty apart from a mirror inside, sadly there is no actual product or indication of what it may have originally contained, but i'm presuming that it would have been pressed powder or perhaps a larger format blusher.

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All Hulanicki cosmetic product images photographed by Sweet Jane from my personal collection, Barbara Hulanicki illustration 1983 scanned from The Biba Years 1963-1975, Special thanks to Likrish Marchese of Barbara Hulanicki Design for personally providing me with the photograph of the cosmetics display unit and all additional information.                                                      
                                                 You can find Barbara Hulanicki Design here.
                                                    Barbara Hulanicki on Facebook & Twitter.
                                                  Ronnie Wood's websiteFacebook & Twitter.
                                                   My post about Biba's American debut here.
                                   A make-up tutorial with Biba girl Ingrid Boulting in 1971 here
A contemporary make-up tutorial inspired by the Biba look can be found on the Lisa Eldridge website here.             

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Culture Vulture 1970

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            Image scanned by Sweet Jane from New York Magazine March 9 1970. Artist uncredited.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Knickerbocker Glory 1970

Long flimsy tunic in moss crepe by Gordon King. The tunic has a round neck, buttons down the front and also on the sleeves. Matching gauchos and turban, Black only. Approximately 13gns. Also available are knickerbockers at approximately 5gns. Sizes 10, 12 and 14 at Miss Selfridge and Fifth Avenue (all branches). Fake snake belt 25s at Fenwicks, New Bond Street, London, W1. Long coloured beads 15s by Rosita. Thick black tights by Echo. Two-tone canvas and patent lace-up shoes 69s 11d at Bata. Photo: David Stanford.

By Mary Quant, "Calamity Jane" in knitted wool, satin blouse and short suede waistcoat. Sizes 5-13 (fits up to about a 14), in purple, pink, camel, black or RAF blue. Approximately £26 7s at Peter Robinson Top Shop, Oxford Circus; Harvey Nicholls; Debenham & Freebody Phase One, Elizabeth Grey, Oldham; Darling, Bath.

By Shelana, mauve and white Jacquard design jersey top with knickerbocker trousers. Tunic in pink or brown or white. Sizes 10-16. Approximately £11 at 2007, London and Manchester; Bentalls, Kingston, Worthing, and Ealing. Wet look cap by Edward Mann. Approximately 46s at Selfridges, Dickins & Jones (Rainwear departments). Long cream canvas boots, 6gns at Sasha. Leather mittens, approximately £3 15s at Pindisport shops. Puch ''camping'' bicycle, £32 9s. at E. Chamberlaine & Sons Ltd., 75 Kentish Town Road, London NW1. - Photo by Robin Laurance.

Long wide gauchos with matching fitted waistcoat in heavy linen. Various colours available. Sizes 8-14. Gauchos 38gns. Waistcoat £2 19s 6d. Printed silk blouse with wide sleeves and high collar £5 19s 6d. Leather shoulder bag £7 19s 6d. All at Biba, 124 Kensington High Street, London W8. Long canvas lace-up boots 7gns at Bata. - Photo by David Stanford.

By Gladrags, short battlejacket with poodle wool bodice, long jersey wool sleeves, belt and matching gauchos. Available in various colours. Sizes 7, 9, 11, 13, (fits up to 38in hip). Jacket approximately £8 10s. Gauchos £5 10s. (Not shown; plain jersey trousers 5½gns.; jersey trousers with the poodle wool design from the knee 6½gns.; zipped, belted bush jacket in poodle wool with jersey collar and cuffs £10 19s 6d; coat with jersey bodice, poodle wool skirt £17). At Harrods Way In; Debenham & Freebody Phase One; Image Bath; Ricky's, Beaconsfield; Bizarre, York. Black felt matador hat 48s. Wet-look gauntlet gloves in black or white. By Dents 30s. Both at Fenwicks, New Bond Street, London, W1. Lace-up grannie shoes 5gns. at Bata. Photo: David Stanford.

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All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane from The Guardian, Tuesday August 18, 1970., with thanks to Kirstin Sibley. Photographs by Robin Laurance & David Stanford.