Saturday, 30 July 2011

Vintage Advert:What's Your Lucky Number? Baby Doll Cosmetics 1968

                                      BABY DOLL COSMETICS

❶ GOLD DIG..with Baby Doll Gold Eye Shadow, Blue Liner, Black Brush Mascara, Add Pale Apricot Lipstick.

❷ HIT THE JACKPOT..with Baby Doll Mauve Shadow, False Eyelashes and Blue Liner. Lipstick-Pale Mauve.

❸ LUCKY DOUBLE..Two Shadows-Baby Doll White and Soft Green. Add False Lashes. Line With Grey Cake Eye Liner. Lipstick - Red.

❹ FORTUNE HUNT..with Baby Doll Pale Blue Eye Shadow, Brown Liner and Black Mascara. Kiss with Pinky Brown Lipstick.

❺ SPIN HEADS..with Baby Doll Green Eye Shadow, False Lashes and Indigo Liquid Liner. Dazzle with Pearl Red Lipstick.

❻ DOUBLE YOUR LUCK with two shadows-Baby Doll Blue and Violet Shadows. Complete with  Black Liner and Blue Brush Mascara. Lipstick-Pink Pearl.

                                                               IMAGE CREDIT
                             Image scanned by Sweet Jane from RAVE Magazine August 1968 

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


Exclusive range of Twiggy Fashions,designed especially for the McCall's home sewing catalogue published january 1968.

                                                 PHOTO CREDITS
                           All images scanned by Sweet Jane from McCalls pattern catalogue 1968.                                           

Friday, 22 July 2011

A is for Apple...B is for Biba !

                                            Biba packaging logo designed by Antony Little (1966).

              Stephanie Farrow wearing an outfit from the Biba catalogue, photographer: Hans Feurer.

                             Jo Dingemans photographed in Biba with Hannibal by Barbara Hulanicki.                           
                                            Vicki Wise with Hannibal-Photograph by Hans Feurer.

                                                Madeline Smith-Photograph by Donald Silverstein.      
                                       Ingrid Boulting and child model, Photograph by Sarah Moon.      
                                               Stephanie Farrow-photograph by Hans Feurer 1968.

                               Donna Mitchell and Ingemari Johanson photograph by Helmut Newton.  

                                   Ingrid Boulting and child modelPhotograph by Sarah Moon  (1969).                         

                                                  Stephanie Farrow-Photograph by Hans Feurer.

                                 Donna Mitchell and Ingemari Johanson-photograph by Helmut Newton.

                                                          Photograph by Helmut Newton 1968.                                              

                                                   Model Vicki Wise, photograph by Hans Feurer.

                                              Madeline Smith-Photograph by Donald Silverstein.            

                                                     Model Vicki Wise, photograph by Hans Feurer.


                                                    Stephanie Farrow- Photograph by Hans Feurer 
                                                Madeline Smith-Photograph by Donald Silverstein (1968).

                                                  Jo Dingemans-Photograph by Barbara Hulanicki.         

       It's always good to lose yourself in some Biba eye candy, because no matter how many times
     you have seen it before, I find the effect is always the's like falling in love all over again ♥

                                                              PHOTO CREDITS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from the following publications  - The Biba Experience by Alwyn W Turner, Boutique A 60s cultural phenomenon by Marnie Fogg, The Young Meteors by Jonathan Aitken, Fashion in the 60s by Barbara Bernard & original Biba Mail Order Catalogue.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Once upon a time there lived a Queen (part 1)

                    Once upon a time, long ago, in the land that contemporary publishing forgot,
                    there lived a beautiful magazine that didn't need to bombard it's loyal subjects with
                    an overload of cover lines and free items in a desperate attempt to entice them inside
                    or to distinguish itself apart from all the other magazines in the kingdom!
                    It didn't need to..because the image on the cover like the name above it, was strong enough
                    to stand alone on it's own merit and also strong enough to stand the test of time.
                    In my opinion there are very few compelling and memorable magazine covers on the
                    shelves these days... certainly not the kind that someone would treasure 45 years from now,
                    unlike the magazine that I am referring to, and that magazine was called.....Queen!

                   I'm lucky enough to own a small collection of Queen mags dating from the mid to late 60s,
                   a little the worse for wear when I acquired them and unfortunately after many years and
                   more house moves than I care to remember..a litle bit more the worse for wear now ! But...
                   still beautiful, even if they are a bit rough around the before they disintegrate any
                   further I finally found the time to scan and preserve them..I'm using the term scan loosely,
                   after much frustration I actually ended up having to photograph them because my scanner
                   wasn't quite large enough to capture the image without losing either half of the Q or half of
                   the N..and on a couple of occasions a bit of both! Anyhow, my inner geek (which I now know
                   resides just below the surface) wasn't happy! and wasn't having any of it. So finally.... after
                   several hours and several cups of tea, here it is...a photographic tale of Queen Magazine in
                   the 60s (part 1).
                                                         Queen Magazine  30th  March 1966                                                    

                                                             Queen Magazine 17th January 1968                                              

                                                         Queen Magazine 11th September 1968                                          

                                                          Queen Magazine 27th March 1968                                            

                                                          Queen Magazine 8th November 1967      

                                                                PHOTO CREDITS
           All images scanned by Sweet Jane from my personal collection of Queen Magazines.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Get On The Quant Wavelength...(Part 1)


'People tend to think that i design rather tough clothes, but nothing could actually be farther from the truth. Naturally, within the Ginger Group range i feature trousers and trouser-suits, but a large proportion of the Collection is always strictly "pretty".'                                  

                        Left: Long-line apricot dress,ruffled in white, called Marshmallow 9 ½ gns.  
                  Right: Drawstring-tied blouson,primly collared and cuffed,called Snowball, 9½ gns.                                              

Left: Puritanical smock-dress (worn back to front for this photo shoot), called Porridge, 7½ gns. Middle: Lilac and white dress, narrowly-bowed in white, called Darling, 9½ gns. Right: Straight-laced look, feminine-frilled, called Carruthers, 9½ gns. (note..all the dresses featured are made in an open-weave rayon fabric.) Accessories: White crêpey stockings by Mary Quant for The Nylon Hosiery Company, 6s. 
                                                                         IMAGE CREDITS
                                                         All images by Sweet Jane from Honey Magazine.

Sunday, 10 July 2011



Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Decisions,Decisions... 1966


A wise man once said "where there is choice - there is misery!" (fans of The Monkees film 'Head' will realise that yes..I am referencing that particular wise man). And there does seem to be way too many pairs of gorgeous shoes to choose from here! However, after much deliberation, young Dennis finally settled on the pair that he is wearing, as he felt that they suited his new outfit better than the rest..he rated them as the greatest! They're called Climax, and have a driving heel. Price £4 19s. 6d. from Ravel in Carnaby Street. Dennis's shirt in black and white check comes from Cue the Austin Reed boutique in Regent St, it features a Button-down super high collar in American style. Price 59s. 6d.  The belt is white leather with a metal buckle from Lord John in Carnaby Street. Price 19s. 6d. The trousers are black, slightly shiny hipster-style (front pockets but no back ones) slightly flared with extra wide belt loops from The Trouser Shop at Adam W.1. in Kingly Street. Price £3 19 6d.

                                                                           IMAGE CREDIT
                                 Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine, April 1966.

Saturday, 2 July 2011


                                           Marsha Hunt performing Walk On Gilded Splinters.......



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