Friday, 31 January 2014

The Lady is a Vamp...Again! 1968


When Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were robbing banks, when Fred Astaire was putting on his Top Hat and Flying Down To Rio with Ginger Rogers, when Jean Harlow was vamping Ben Lyon in Hell's Angels, the look was elegant - and elongated. Just as it is now. And the influences are almost the same: Bonnie and Clyde robbing banks (but only on film), and the revival of all those mid-calf movies for television.








ABOVE: Green satin dress with crossed straps on low back, by Bob Schulz; 44 gns at Harvey Nichols 31 shop, Knightsbridge, SW1. Curved green sequin and bead earrings; diamante coloured bangles; matching double-bobble ring; all from a selection at Harrods, Knightbridge, SW1. T-strap sling-back shoes, by Andrea, in striped green and yellow lurex; 10 gns at Footnote, Seymond Street, SW3.





Wrap-over V-necked dress by Jean Muir in beige crepe with raglan sleeves, pleats over bust, and large bow trimmings; £31 15s to order from Harvey Nichols 31 shop, Knightsbridge, SW1. Brown Fitches; at Calman Links, Magaret Street, W1. Fine white glitter stockings by Mary Quant; 7s 11d at Galeries Lafayette, Regent Street, W1. Cobweb paste ear-rings; £12 10s at Ken Lane, Beauchamp Place, SW3. Extra long transparent plastic beads; long black cigarette holder with diamante; adjustable black cigarette-holder with gold rings; all from a selection at Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1.





LEFT: V-necked maxi-dress by Marrian McDonnell in White crepe with square paste buttons; 10gns at Marrian McDonnell, Sloane Street, SW1. White foxes; at Calman Links, Margaret Street, W1. Silver glitter stockings by Mary Quant; 7s 11d at Galeries Lafayette, Regent Street, W1. High silver-gold platform shoes by Roger Vivier; 22 gns at Rayne, Bond Street, W1. Silver Victorian belt; about £25 at Gemstones, Hatton Garden, EC4. Diamante chain ear-rings with tortoiseshell bobbles; diamante double-bobble ring; both from a selection at Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1.   RIGHT: White crepe culottes by Marrian McDonnell; V-necked cardigan wth square paste buttons; transparent silver halter-neck shirt with thick white trimming around neck and armholes; 21½ gns at Marrian McDonnell; Sloane Street, SW1. Silver glitter stockings by Mary Quant; 7s 11d at D.H. Evans, Oxford Street, W1. High silver-gold platform shoes by Roger Vivier; at Rayne, Bond Street, W1. Cobweb paste ear-rings; £12 10s  at Ken Lane, Beauchamp Place, SW3. Man's tall suit and accessories; 4 gns to hire from Moss Bros, Covent Garden, WC2.





LEFT and RIGHT: Beige giselle shirt, by Ossie Clark, with full sleeves and tie front; 11gns; black jersey four-seamed maxi-skirt; 6 gns; both at Quorum, Radnor Walk, SW3. Beige crepe tights by Mary Quant; 18s 11d at Bazaar branches. Black kid shoes; 10½ gns at Charles Jourdan, Bond Street, W1. Long jet beads; long era-rings of sequins and jet; both from a selection at Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1.  HIS: Close-fitting marled green Shetland tweed double-breasted coat from France, with matching cape; 42 gns; matching wide-bottomed trousers 12 gns; yellow silk gauze shirt with long colar and buttoned cuffs; 12 gns; all from Browns, South Molton Street, W1. Wide silk tie in green, yellow and rich brown; 2 gns at Turnbull & Asser, Jermyn Street, SW1. Redish-brown leather shoes with squared-off toes and two buttons on vamp; £12 1s 6d at Russell & Bromley, Bond Street, W1.  Silver-topped wide Malacca cane; 6 gns at James Smith, New Oxford Street, W1. Wide-brimmed brown felt hat, 5 gns at Blades. 


                                                            
                                                   IMAGE CREDITS
All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane from QUEEN magazine, 17th January 1968. Photographs by Patrick Hunt. Men's clothes selected by Erica Crome.



Monday, 27 January 2014

Barry Zaid Illustration: Mademoiselle Age Tendre 1967













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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Mademoiselle Age Tendre, August 1967. Illustration by Barry Zaid. Some more examples of Barry Zaid's work can be found in one of my previous posts here. Further examples & information about the illustrator can be found on the Barry Zaid website.           

 
  

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Dolly Girl Fashion: Queen Magazine 1968









Navy jersey waisted dress with white-striped V-neck and white-buckled belt, short sleeves and flared skirt, by John Marks; 7gns at Way In, Hans Cresent, SW1. Navy net socks with navy and white striped tops , by Echo; £1 7s 6d at Fifth Avenue, Regent Street, W1. Navy sling back shoes with white diamond fronts, by Andrea: 9 gns at Footnote, Symons Street, SW3.




Navy dress with pleated skirt and white organdie trimming, by Polly Peck; 11 gns at Polly Peck Boutique, Bond Street, W1. White tights by Mary Quant; 19s 11d at Bazaar branches. Navy court shoes; 10 gns at Charles Jourdan, Bond Street, W1.




Left: White knitted dress with blue stripes on sleeves and under bust, by Jandy Lesser; about 10 gns at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, SW1. White lacy socks with blue band around tops, by Echo; 7s 11d at Lillywhites Piccadilly, SW1. Navy and white shoes; 9 gns at Footnote, Symons Street, SW1.  Right: Beige wool dress by Susan Small; 16 gns at Debenhams & Freebody, Wigmore Street, W1. 




Yellow ochre jersey wool dress with high neck, long sleeves and hip belt. And sleeveless waistcoat with pockets and all edges in brown; 11 gns at Wallis, Knightsbridge, SW1, Stretch knee-socks by Morley; 6s 11d at Gamages, Holborn, EC1. Black high-vamped patent shoes, each with tortoiseshell buttons; 12 gns at Kurt Geiger, Bond Street, W1. 



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All images and original text scanned by Sweet Jane from QUEEN magazine 27 March 1968. Photographs by Patrick Hunt. Additional illustrations by Barry Zaid. Hair by Harold Leighton at Dorothy Gray. Elation make-up by Dorothy Gray.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Sew Your Own Boot Camp 1971


Go from goofs to glory in our gaiter put-ons. Duplicate any leg-look here with just one yard of fabric. Add liberal doses of ribbons, appliques and such. Slip 'em on. And your shoes just become 8 kinds of gorgeous! Get a leg up on the leggin' thing now at Singer Sewing Center, with a free How-To folder, fabrics galore, and trims to sew up these looks and inspire your own!




(1.) Be a glitterbug. Sew on rows of buttons over black jersey.  (2.) Stitch on butterflies for a felt fantasy. (3.) Glorious gaiters are rickracked and starred. (4.) Red Singer duck is your bright easel, Poster paint it! (5.) Go Grecian in ribbon-laced persimmon suede. (6.) Tapestry velveteen—for Victorian verve. (7.) Satin-stitch the Indian geometrics—it's easy with Singer's zig-zag machine. (8.) Comic strip chic! Simply snips of felt and trim sewed or glued on to the gaiters.


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                                    Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Seventeen Magazine January 1971.



Saturday, 18 January 2014

Twiggy Models a Wardrobe Designed by Seventeen - July 1967.


The eyes, flick of blond hair, shy smile - It's the splendid splinter, straight from London with the news to Stitch! So what are the news? You-hugging shapes! Skirts of all kinds! Men's stripes! Mad details like pockets, buttons, buckles! All yours, come fall, if you thread your needle now. So peek and pick in July. 




Regimental stripes are the order of the day, above: a Bermuda pantsuit with a newsy long-fly-front jacket over lean shorts. From McCall's pattern 8873, of Valtex cotton, about $2  a yard. Scarf by Glentex. Bonnie Doon white knee socks-your fall signature. All shoes are by Sbicca.




A glittery belt, right, lightly clasps the waist of a sunny hammered satin stunner of Avisco rayon, Estron and nylon. Cohama; about $3 a yard. From McCall's pattern 8860. Lillian Barkow earrings. Snowflake stockings: Beautiful Bryans. These and the other Celini shoes are the latest fall frippery: tarnished silver!




Newest look, newest fabric! The dress: hugged tight to the midriff. The fabric: downy-rabbit hair knit, blended with wool and nylon, then bonded. Heller; about $5 a yard. From McCall's pattern 8887. Laguna earrings, Prestige net stockings, Sbicca shoes. Whats the newest party plan? Dresses like Twiggy's that hug at the waist, a little or a lot. Chevrons print a tent turned close-hugging dress with a tie that wraps, wraps, wraps. Of Orlon challis, about $3 a yard. By Stehli. McCall's pattern 8848. Earrings by Hattie Carnegie, Monet bracelet, stockings by Bonnie Doon, Cellini strap-topped shoes.




The London lass thinks tops are tops, likes skirts that pleat every which way!  All of these are made from a single clever pattern: McCall's 8880. Pimento twill, far left, about $2 a yard, for a flicker of pleats buttoned over matching Danskin tights. The cropped blazer is a diamond print, about $3 a yard. Rosewood fabrics of bonded rayon and Celanese acetate. Betmar hat. Like a man's regimental-striped polo shirt: the T of Celara knit, about $4 a yard. Here it tucks into the buckled-on polo belt (the midriff look of your future) of a kick-pleated skirt of Bemberg rayon blend, about $3 a yard. Fabrics by Crown Fabrics. Richelieu earrings, Adler knee socks.



On loan: the stripes, the sleek-fitting fly front. The look: Twiggy, top to toe. A coat? A dress? It's an either/or in long, lean navy pinstripe wool and acrylic fiber(about $6 a yard) with the shock of blazing wool (about $5 a yard) for facings, the kerchief. Twiggy's hems? The highest. But she's always off-campus. For you? Top of the knee for class, that long-legged look elsewhere. Shift:McCall's pattern 8862. Fabrics by Stevens-Forstmann. Beautiful Bryans Swiss cheese stockings. Berets to knit, these and the following two pages: Coats & Clark.




Plaid pleats of wool loomed in America, about $6 a yard, kilted over gold shorts that match the high-pocketed top of bonded Acrilan jersey, about $3 a yard. Carletex Fabrics. The first three tops: Mc Calls pattern 8849. Tights by Danskin. Gold shirt, belted low down, is cotton and acetate twill, about $2.50 a yard. Boy-shirt of cotton challis, about $1.50 a yard: McCall's pattern 8609. Concord Fabrics. Napier ring, Sorella bag, Berkshire socks. Shoes by Sbicca.


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All images and original text scanned by Sweet Jane from Seventeen Magazine July 1967. Photographs  by Carmen Schiavone.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Coloring Book Look 1971




Pick your colors! Red/Yellow/Navy (as shown) or Purple/Yellow/Brown. Soft velour, knit or Arnel triacetate and nylon. Sizes 5-13. Outfit on the left $15.00, outfit on the right $16.00, available at most large Penneys Stores.


                                                          
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       Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Seventeen magazine July 1971. Additional illustration by K.W.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Walric Fabric: Vanity Fair 1965



WALRIC HAS DESIGNS ON YOU...and in the nicest possible way, because prints are IN...and what a pretty profusion of patterns there are, showing in the new collection of WALRIC fabrics. Way-out, with-it or just quietly smart, there are designs galore on the Linen-Look, Tricels, cottons and other easily-tubbables. And where are they? Almost everywhere that good fashion fabrics are sold by the yard.



■ ON THE HANGERS, LEFT TO RIGHT, a Tricel surah at about 10/11; the Linen-Look heavily textured at about 11/9; another Tricel surah at about 10/11 ■ BEHIND THE CHAIR: An example of toning, plain colour in the heavier Linen-Look at about 8/11; and the printed Linen-Look in a finer texture about 8/11 ■ ON THE CHAIR, FROM FRONT: a screen-printed cotton about 8/11; a cotton surah about 7/11; a Tricel surah about 10/11 ■ all fabrics shown are 35"/36" wide and priced per yard.

                                                               
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                                      Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Vanity Fair, March 1965.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

"L'histoire de ma coiffure" par Mireille Mathieu - 1967











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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Mademoiselle Age Tendre, August 1967. Illustrations by Hélène Majéra.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Husband Hunter 1967



As soon as she puts on this weddingy-sort of nightie, with it's tier after tier of ruffles on lace, she starts feeling like she's all dressed up for a wedding. And where's the groom, for heaven's sake? (Oh, he'll come along. Someday. Soon.) In white and five other colours. Price 42/11.







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                              Images scanned by Sweet Jane from Intro magazine September 1967.




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