Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Gear For Having Fun - Jackie Magazine 1965

                                         GEAR FOR HAVING FUN...FUN...FUN!
Here are some clothes that will go straight on to a party or dance from work. You'll look good all day, then turn heads in the evening.

                                                              IMAGE CREDITS
All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane from JACKIE Magazine, Issue No.92, October 9th, 1965. Illustrations by Leslie Fielding.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Billion Dollar Look 1967

Put it in your pocket: a cowled coatdress in gold-bar yellow. About $40, Alder stockings, shoes by Et Cetera. Dress made of wool loomed in America, by Real Jrs.

Slot seaming and flashes of white make a fortune in fashion here. (Even the collar stands up and pays rapt attention, as in all these coatdresses.) About $35. Earrings by Laguna.

The magnificent mandarin: a coatdress of all wool fabric in high-profit pink. By Josette Jr. Petite; about $23, Adolfo II Breton, T-strapped shoes by Patinos.

Build an Empire, heiress style, in all wool vanilla chinchilla, By Josette Jr. Petite; about $26. Enamel pin by Albert Weiss, VanEli shoes.

                                                            IMAGE CREDITS
All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane from SEVENTEEN Magazine, September 1967. All photographs by Carmen Schiavone.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Courtelle 1967

                                                                 IMAGE CREDITS
                       Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Elle Magazine (France), 17 October 1967.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Italian Fashion Illustration 1971

A few of my favourites from a six page article about Italian fashion illustration, originally published in Gebrauchsgraphik International Advertising Art in February 1971. These type of illustrations would have been distributed by The Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana to representatives of the international press attending fashion shows staged in Florence at the beginning of every season. They were printed in hand-bill format with comments in three languages, comprising of various keywords, the names of the fabrics and shades characterising the new collections as well as the names of participating manufacturers of fashionable accessories and cosmetics on the back. I have to say, as charming as the last b&w illustration is in it's own way...I couldn't help noticing that it also looks remarkably similar to the illustration by Urs Landis for French Vogue in 1970 which i've posted beneath it. 

            DE PARISINI, of Santa Margherita. Gianni Versace designed for De Parisini around this time.

                                                               CLAIRMONT'S, Naples.

                                                               CHARADE, Genoa.

                                                        DE PARISINI, of Santa Margherita.

                                                                  SARLI, Naples.

                                                           ROBERTO-LUCA, Como.

                                                   Urs Landis for French Vogue, 1970.

                                                           IMAGE CREDITS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Gebrauchsgraphik, February 1971. Except for final illustration by Urs Landis which was scanned from Fashion Drawing in Vogue by William Packer, but originally published as part of a beauty editorial in French Vogue, 1970.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Jewel Personality 1968

                                                             IMAGE CREDITS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from QUEEN magazine 8th may 1968. Photographs by John Hedgecoe. Model Kellie Wilson.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

If You Want to Get Ahead, Get a Cap! 1966

                                                    Youthful Caprice for Caps
In the city, at the beach, on all sorts of indoor and outdoor larks, the young are wearing caps this summer. Not just any old cap, but the cap, the squashy one with a visor brim that the Beatles favor. The kids buy the caps every where and at all prices, but mostly at Army and Navy stores which have become favorite emporiums in the U.S.  Milliners like the look too and have adapted the cap for their customers who go for it's nonchalance and the becoming way it has with long, smooth hairdos. The cap fad looks as though it will continue on in the fall and it may be that the long-standing fashion for hatlessness is losing it's hold. As one young cap-wearer puts it, "Only the middle-aged ladies go bare-headed."

At Richard's Army and Navy store (left) in New York, three long-haired youngsters try on caps that sell for $2.99.

Enjoying pop artist Andy Warhol's floating pillows in a Los Angeles gallery, Mrs. Dennis Hopper, daughter of the late Margaret Sullivan, wears a checked Leon Bennett cap with slacks.

In California a swimmer in low backed maillot by Brigance, wears white canvas milliner's version (Leon Bennett).

                                                               IMAGE CREDITS
All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane from LIFE September 5th 1966. Photographs by Christa & Henry Grossman.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Dolly Clothes For Dolly Birds 1967

A dolly twosome. Left: Miss Polly dress in a Victoriana style in pale blue and white Tricel, price £4 17s. 6d. Right: smock-type Dacron dress by Simon Massey, price 89s. 11d. Shoes by Gaby, 79s, 11d.

Right: little girl look with puff sleeves and a high waist in lilac cotton with white spots and stripes, in a style from Polly Peck, price 5 gns.

Left: cute knicker-dress in harlequin print from Simon Ellis, 8½ gns. For shorter than short dresses - knickers are 'in'!  Right: a pastel floral print in a truly baby doll style, by Lee Cecil, 7 gns.

Left: the dolly dress craze that raged through the London discotheques. This hand-made, fully lined crochet dress in white wool has been designed exclusively for RAVE readers at the special price of 12 gns. (20 gns. or over in the shops!) Designed by Audrey, it is available from James Sutherland and Associates, 55 Park Lane, London, W.1. Please state colour  - black, white, gren, turquoise, yellow or rose, and size - 10, 12, or 14.

Two swinging tent coats by Simon Howard. Right: in a curly dolly fabric, ratinée, in lilac, price 14 gns. Left: in apple green wool with a high yoke and buttoning, price 11½ gns. Dolls from a selection at the Chantelle Gift shop, 33 Brompton Road, London, S.W. 3, All hair pieces with kooky coloured streaks by Tovar.

                                                              IMAGE CREDITS
All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE magazine February 1967. Original editorial by RAVE fashion girl, Lee. Photographs by P.L. James.