Friday, 27 May 2016

Pennywise 1972

    Pennywise: The fashion boutiques where you get the best - for less!


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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from LOVING Magazine 5th February 1972 & 12th February 1972 with thanks to Kirstin Sibley, Original Fashion feature by Penny Saunders, Photography by Barry Giles. Models uncredited but the girl in the first feature reminds me of a very young Lorraine Chase. View some more of my previous 1970s fashion posts here and also here. You'll find The 1970s [Get it On 1970-1972] a BBC documentary here. And finally, She's so 1970s ..She's a Modern Girl here.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Aubrey Beardsley Prince De L'Art - Plexus 1968

Loving this Beardsley feature published in issue No.12 of Plexus (the French erotic art magazine) around two years after the first major retrospective of his work organised by Brian Reade had taken place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1966, the illustrations are from a selection of the exhibited work reproduced for publication by Reade, who was also the V&A's Deputy Keeper at the department of prints and drawings at the time. I am particularly enamoured with the colour plates, I'm not sure if this reflects them as they are presented in his book published by Studio Vista in 1967 as I don't have a copy of it and to date I haven't found any other examples online, but as various shades of a pink & orange theme feature consistently on many other pages throughout this entire Plexus issue, i'll presume that they took it upon themselves to do so here too, speaking of which, the pink has turned out fairly accurately but the orange deepened by a couple of shades in the scanning process, in reality it's much brighter, almost fluorescent! I've translated the accompanying text from French to English via Google...I hope it still bears some resemblance to the original!

                                Un dessinateur retrouvé, une peintre perdu                
Art posters, psychedelic art, the art of femmes-fleur, this new art which comes to us from young America, from the East Village and Haight Ashbury in San Francisco, has it's origins in three great ancestors: Hieronymus Bosch for the fantastic, William Blake for mysticism and Aubrey Beardsley for eroticism. On both sides of the Atlantic the new romanticism is inspired by the 1900's and many of the artists that we publish in Plexus by their own account, have clearly discovered Beardsley for themselves. The career of Aubrey Beardsley (born in 1872) was brief, he died at the age of 25 at the Cosmopolitan  Hotel in Menton, where he had arrived a few months earlier, hoping to use the Mediterranean climate to fight a little longer against tuberculosis from which he had suffered since the age of seven. After his demise, the public either ignored or quickly forgot his name but although his career was short lived, it was sufficient enough to influence several generations of artists. According to Beardsley, he wanted to paint but his fragile health never allowed him to truly deliver this passion,  apart from two oil paintings, which are  beautiful indeed, and suggest that a great painter was lost, but a great designer remains. The works of Beardsley, are essentially illustrations commissioned for luxury editions of other works in vogue at the end of the century; Salome by Oscar Wilde, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, Volpone by Ben Jonson, Juvenal's poems and the Tales of Poe etc. Beardsley became famous overnight when a magazine, The Studio, published one of the drawings that he had devised for Salome. This drawing entitled ''I kissed your mouth, Jokanaan'' represented Salome kissing the severed head of John the Baptist, needless to say that puritan England was shocked, finding the talent an excuse for sacrilegious audacity. That was in 1893. Beardsley, at 20 years old was a London personality, he led the life of a fin de siécle dandy, in brilliant salons and fashionable places. In five years until spring 1898, when he died, Aubrey Beardsley never ceased responding to commands from publishers even when he was sacked from his role as Art Editor of The Yellow Book, the magazine he co-founded, which promoted the best artists and writers of the time.  In 1966, a large retrospective first presented in London (Victoria and Albert Museum) and then New York (Gallery of Modern Art), brought together more than five hundred drawings selected from the best, which showed the extent of the work over a five year period along with the technique and the richness of the imagination of the young artist. The art critic Brian Reade (renowned Beardsley scholar) has recently published the majority of drawings he selected for these exhibitions in a book entitled, Aubrey Beardsley, by Studio Vista, London.

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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from PLEXUS issue No.12 1968. View examples of  The Aubrey Beardsley influence in some of my previous posts here & also here, Find my previous Plexus Magazine posts here, Discover more about renowned Beardsley scholar & art historian Brian Reade here, Further information about Beardsley's first cover design for the ‘Yellow Book’ 1894 here, and view the only two known examples of his oil painting work here, you'll find an incredible Beardsley print ensemble here , and another one here, Watch an Aubrey Beardsley documentary here (part 1 of 4), a superb collection of Beardsley posts and associated links on {Feuilleton} John Coulthart's excellent blog hereLost in Translation (the soundtrack on in the background as I put this post together) here and finally, The End - Shades of Orange (1968) here.

Friday, 6 May 2016

How much is a Beatle worth? 1966


                                     HOW MUCH IS A BEATLE WORTH?
Only you know how much they mean to you personally. But here's how much they're worth financially...The Beatles are willing to talk about most things in their lives-except money, probably because they don't even know how much they've got! Here, RAVE attempts to unveil one of the biggest secrets in pop, with an exclusive breakdown on Beatle wealth.

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All images scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE Magazine December 1966, original research material for the article by George Tremlett. Discover more about Taxman, the opening track on the Beatles' 1966 Revolver album here. Read about The Beatles' foray into retail via Apple Boutique & The Fool Design Collective in one of my previous posts hereYou Never Give Me Your Money - a lament about The Beatles' business wranglings of early 1969 here. Further information about Dandie Fashions/and The Beatles' Apple Tailoring shop located at 161 Kings Road here. View the interior of 161 as it is today & more on The King's Road Music & Fashion Trail here, and finally, read about Leslie Cavendish, the Vidal Sassoon trained stylist who ran the Beatles' Hairdressing Salon in the basement of Apple Tailoring here.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Un diamant est éternel - Nicole Claveloux 1970

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Image scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from ELLE Magazine 13th April 1970 with thanks to Brad Jones. Illustration for De Beers by Nicole Claveloux. Visit the artist's official website here. View other examples of 'The Psychedelic Illustrations of Nicole Claveloux' & discover more about her on the excellent Golden Haze blogspot here. How an ad campaign invented the diamond as an engagement ring here and finally, view another psychedelic advert from the 1969 De Beers diamonds campaign  in one of my previous post here


Monday, 4 April 2016

On a quiet afternoon, when the world stands still, 1970

On a quiet afternoon when the world stands still, and a five o'clock breeze blows fresh against your face, It's a moment as clear and crisp as a silver bell. In the Smirnoff life style, a time worth spending on cool thoughts and bright, free-wheeling dreams.

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                    Image scanned by Sweet Jane from LIFE Magazine, 26th June 1970. Photographer Uncredited.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Saint Tropez Boutique Fashion 1967

                                                     A BRAND NEW SAINT TROPEZ
A six page boutique fashion editorial featuring clothing from several of the shops situated under the arches of the newly established Hotel Byblos in Saint Tropez, including 'Mic Mac' which was owned by international playboy, industrialist and photographer Gunter Sachs along with his wife Brigitte Bardot among others. Further information about the boutique label, the now legendary hotel (home of Les Caves du Roy nightclub) and much more, can be found via the links at the end of the post.

Left: A military style officer's jacket in red felt worn with white canvas trousers 145 F and 75 F from Peau d'Ane; Right: White Canvas suit by Jivago, 350F from Mayfair.

Top: Gaberdine & cotton ensemble, 350 F, from André de Blausse; Bottom Left: Shantung silk dress, 285 F, from Mic Mac; Bottom Right: Peau d'Ane Bazar offers a wide variety of Saint-Tropézienne style clothing for 100 F.

                                        Stretch jersey, mini beach dress, 110 F, from Boutique Magique.

Left: dual plastic bag by Paco Rabanne, 40 F, from Mic Mac; Centre: Small pink bag which is attached to a wristband, 39 F, from Peau d'Ane; Right: a canvas bag with a plastic handle, 55 F, from Mic Mac; Bottom Left: a washable paper dress with matching hat by Anik Robelin, 45 F, from Café des Arts, Bottom Right: a mirror designed like a watch to give you the time of your beauty.

 By the pool at Hotel Byblos, a maxi dress which had been favoured by B.B, 1 600 F, from Mic Mac.                                                        

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All images scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Jours de France 29 July 1967 with thanks to Brad Jones, (photographer uncredited). Read: And God Created St Tropez here, Discover more about Mic Mac the St. Tropez boutique established in 1967 by Gunther Sachs and his brother Michael, Brigitte Bardot & Robert Faure here plus view images of the boutique's facade & much more here , read The Gunter Sachs appeal – life and legacy of the playboy art collector here,  Watch Pink Floyd - perform live in Saint Tropez in 1970 (Full Concert)  here, Visit the legendary Byblos Hotel 'a palace worthy of the Arabian Nights' built by Jean-Prosper Gay-Para in 1967 here and discover more about its heritage here. And finally, watch the film directed by Roger Vadim in 1956 that started it all here .

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Gangster and Moll Collection - Edward Mann 1966

                      Trilby hat by Edward Mann from the Gangster and Moll Range, Spring 1966.                                                          

Gangster Style in London, 29th November 1965 - Three models presenting the New Collection of hats by Edward Mann inspired by Chicago's gangsters of the 1930s. (Getty Images:Keystone France).

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Advertisement image scanned by Sweet Jane from NEW CREATION Magazine, March 1966, published by Creation Ltd, at Creation House, 21 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Gangster Style in London November 29th 1965 image courtesy of Getty Images:Keystone France, you'll find film footage of the Edward Mann Spring Collection for Spring 1968 here & some colour examples from the range in one of my previous posts here, more 30s Gangster inspired fashion here, and finally, further information about The Creation Arcade, Dublin (1959-2013) here and also here.