Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Psychedelic Christmas poster: D.H Evans Oxford Street December (1967)

D.H Evans Oxford Street


Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Swinging Sixties Fashion in London and Beyond 1955-1970, by V&A publications. The full sized original poster can be viewed via the V&A online collection here. Illustration by Juliet Glynn Smith.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

It's a White, White Christmas┃Rave Fashion (1967)



Be the centre of attention this Christmas by wearing sheer, bright, white! It's the stunning colour that ALWAYS gets you noticed and admired. At parties, on a date, white makes everyone look! Here's RAVE fashion girl Lee's choice of dresses and accessories in pure, pretty white. So make it a white, white christmas. Get dressed from head to toe in the newest rave colour.

1960s fashion
White wonderful dresses! On the left, in satin with ribbon shoulder straps, 69s. 11d. from Art Galore, 6 leapale Road, Guildford, Surrey. By post, 2s. 6d. extra. On the right, a chiffon dress with lace trimming on front panel and sleeves, by Simon Ellis, 8½ gns.

1960s fashion
Snow white pretty chiffon shirt dress with see-through sleeves and daisy lace trimming, by Seventh Avenue, £5 19s. 6d. For a really cute look, an all-over lace mini dress in nylon, by John Marks, 7½ gns.

1960s fashion
Sugar white and just as sweet, two lace dresses in purest white. On the left, a guipure lace shirt dress by Blanes Young Junior range, approx 10½gns. On the right, a Victoriana-style dress with diamanté buttons and frilled collar and cuffs. By Polly Peck, £11 15s.

1960s fashion
All things white and wonderful in these two super white party dresses! On the left is a crêpe dress with 'V' neckline and chain belt by Shelana, 5½gns. Dolly types will go for the shirring topped satin dress with coffee coloured lace frills round neck and cuffs, by Art Galore, 5gns.

1960s fashion
For special dates, a long dress in nylon seersucker with a band under the bust, by Polly Peck, £9 5s. The long chiffon shift with beaded edging and split side is by Seventh Avenue, 7gns.

All images scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE magazine, December 1967.


Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Rave Trouser Suit┃Rave Magazine (1966)

The Rave Trouser Suit 


Want to be in the swing of things this winter? Then you must have this fabulous ready-to-wear RAVE trouser suit, in military-style corduroy in either French navy or chocolate brown for only 5gns, postage and packing paid! Complete the form opposite stating your size 10, 12 or 14, and post it, with a cheque or postal order for £5 5s made payable to George Newnes Ltd., to: RAVE Trouser suit offer, 136 Long Acre, London W.C. 99.

1960s Christmas fashion


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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE magazine December 1966. Photograph by P.L. James. Featuring Ace Kefford from The Move.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Dresses by Polly Peck | Flair Magazine (1969)

Dresses by Polly Peck


It's Courtelle jersey we're talking about. Highly recommended whether you want to live it up or just relax. And especially if you're not quite sure. The printed one is Courtelle single jersey. Fine, light, warm. Very soft and comfortable. The plain one is Courtelle Neospun jersey. Which is beautifully smooth and supple. And they're both washable. Book early to avoid disappointment as they say.

Left: Shirt dress by Polly Peck in Courtelle Neospun jersey. Style 617. About £6.19. Right: Wild-for-buttons dress by Polly Peck in Courtelle single jersey. Style 6750. About £12. 15.

Left: Pussy-cat-bowed dress by Polly Peck in Courtelle single jersey. Style 6819. About £11. 16. Middle: Belted shirt dress by Polly Peck, in Courtelle single jersey. Style 6748. About £10. 16. Right: Cowl-neck dress by Polly Peck, in Courtelle single jersey. Style 6749. About £12. 15.


 All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Flair Magazine, October 1969, Artist uncredited.


Monday, 2 December 2013