Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Spring Combines 1970

Spring pants are soft and sheer, like a thin tissue over the leg. They will be made up of the same limp fabric as the new, long slinky dresses., as well as from velvet, slippery satin ciré, crocheting and laced up suede. All right day and night, the year round. And look for combinations: blouses half-cached under short sleeved silk T-shirts, anchored by some sort of dripping sash or heavy, elaborate belt, and head scarves trailing over one shoulder. More rights of spring: Veronica Lake hair and low boots.

Softly cuving jersey tunic tied at the shoulder and sashed at the waist with wide-legged pants. By Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, $199.50 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Chiffon cardigan cut bare and bathroby over pants of the same print. Lizard sandals. All by Halston. Available in the Halston boutique, Bloomingdale's, $300.

Extremely well-seamed mid-calf dress which fastens with snaps and studded belt. Worn above matching pants and black suede boots. Dress, $80; pants. $35. All designed by Luba. At Bloomingdale's.

Skin colored tunic and flimsy pants. In the background, loose chemise dress, gathered at the waist. By Gayle Kirkpatrick. Linguini strapped sandals by Capezio. Dress, $145; blouse and pants, $240. All at Lord & Taylor. 

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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from New York Magazine 26 January 1970. Original editorial by Caterine Millinare. Illustrations by Barbara Nessim. Discover more about designer Gayle Kirkpatrick here, view other examples of his work in some of my previous posts here & also here. Read about the designer Giorgio di Sant' Angelo here. Visit the website of the artist Barbara Nessim here to view an amazing selection of her work from the 1960s to the present day and much more (a must see for any illustrator). View a video interview in which she discusses her work and the inspiration behind it here. Discover more about the heritage of Halston here and finally, read about the Russian designer Luba Marks here.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Lejaby 1969


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Image scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Jours de France, April 26 1969, with thanks to Brad Jones. Artist uncredited. Read about the heritage of the Maison Lejaby Couture Lingerie & Swimwear brand founded in 1884 here. Discover more about the history of French Lingerie here.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Seeing About Your Eyes 1965

Why do model girls have such lovely eyes? Because they know how to make them up. Now we're going to tell you the secrets of making eyes that everyone will notice. It doesn't matter what shape or size your eyes are - read on and discover what you don't know about making eyes into beautiful eyes....

Suggested products: Rimmel Cake Eye-Liner (1s. 9d.), Leichner White Stick Make-up (about 2s.), Gala Matte Eye Shadow (5s. 6d.), Eyelure Fake Lashes (from 9s. 6d.), Revlon Liquid Liner (9s. 6d.), Max Factor Liquid Liner (6s. 9d.), Max Factor Mascara (block 2s. 9d.), Outdoor Girl Eye Pencil (1s. 6d.).

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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE magazine issue No.20 September 1965. Photographer uncredited. Model also uncredited. Discover more about Max Factor, the pioneer of modern cosmetics here. Read a fantastic review of Max Factor: The Man Who Changed the Faces of the World by John Updike for The New Yorker here. Vintage Max Factor tutorials here. Discover more about Eugène Rimmel founder of Rimmel London here. Read about Ludwig Leichner, founder of the Leichner Theatrical Make-up brand here. And finally, something more thought provoking on the subject of Seeing About Your Eyeshere and also here, plus The Importance of Staring out the Window here.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Tonia Advert 1971

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Image scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Jours De France, November 1971, with thanks to Brad Jones. Photographer uncredited. Advert designed by the Havas Conseil Agency. Discover more about the history of the Havas agency founded by Charles-Louis Havas in 1835 here. Read about the heritage of the Aigle footwear company founded in 1853 by Hiram Hutchinson here & also here. Discover more about Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber here.

Monday, 28 September 2015

L'Homme Qui Ramassait Les Épingles 1968

This is a double page illustration from Plexus which accompanied an overview of L'Homme Qui Ramassait Les Épingles by Pierre Boulle, a short story by the author originally published as part of a collection of fictional work under the title Histories Charitable (1965), although he is probably best known for two of his earlier novels The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) & The Planet of the Apes (1963). There is quite an amount of information about Boulle and his work online, much less so regarding the illustrator, i've searched but nothing definite has surfaced so far, unless i've somehow misread his signature, I'm pretty sure it's signed as Panos, but i've included a close-up for your perusal in the final scan ...in the meantime i'll keep searching! 


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Image scanned by Sweet Jane from PLEXUS issue No. 12. 1968. Illustration by Panos (?) for an original story by Pierre Boulle. I have previously featured the work of many the Plexus illustrators, some of which you can view here & also here and via any of the associated labels at the end of these posts. Read about Pierre Boulle The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes here. A review of The Bridge on the River Kwai (film adaptation) here. A complete history of Planet of the Apes here and finally a Pierre Boulle bibliography here.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Aubrey Beardsley Influence - Alan Parry 1967

I'm quite taken with this illustration by Alan Parry, it was actually just part of a miniscule paragraph measuring around 2"x1¼'' on the editor's page announcing the 'Rave Of The Month' poster which was included in the december 1967 issue of the magazine as a pull-out Christmas present to the readers, but it caught my eye nonetheless so i've enlarged it to take a closer look...I think what drew me in was the very obvious Art Nouveau/Aubrey Beardsley influences, which were so prevalent around this time. The finished poster is an incredible full colour psychedelic version of the design spread out over a double page, which I will scan in due course, but I think it works really well in basic black & white too. I also think that Alan Parry is fast becoming a favourite illustrator, he was a regular contributor to RAVE, as well as many other publications, but i've recently discovered that he also illustrated the Man About the House comic strip for Look-In, which has endeared him to me even more so.


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Image scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE magazine, December, 1967. Illustration by Alan Parry. Examples of Alan Parry's illustrations for the Man About the House comic-strip here & also here. View one of my previous posts featuring the artwork of Alan Parry here. And it would seem that i'm not the only fan of his work..here. The Aubrey Beardsley influence hereAnd finally watch Man About the House, Season 1 Episode 1, first screened on ITV 15th of August 1973 here.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Champion Advert 1970

Take a tip from AMA Grand National Champion Mert Lawwill - always ride with spark plugs made by Champion! Send for Champion's #1 Cycle Poster. It's 17'' x 22'' big. Printed in full color. And it's just $1.00.  CHAMPION #1, Department CP, P.O. Box 910, Toledo, Ohio 43601.

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Image scanned from US CYCLE Magazine, October 1970 for the Sweet Jane blog with thanks to Brad Jones. Artist uncredited. Visit the official website of Mert Lawwill motorcycle racer here. Watch ON ANY SUNDAY the 1971 documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including Mert Lawwill & film star Steve McQueen, a racer in his own right here.