Vintage Editorials: Cinnamon Looks.
Deep cinnamon tunic coat closely buttoned to the waist, lean and straight over flaring trousers. Monsanto Wear Dated Acrilan jersey, by Polly Peck, 15gns. Flowered Liberty Cotton shirt with high tunic collar, 9 1/2gns to order, Deborah and Claire. Cinnamon and brown carpet belt, by Richard Holley, 6gns at Maggy’s Boutique. Cinnamon shoes, £16 Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Rings, Adrien Mann.
THIS IS YOU IN THE CINNAMON PICTURE:
STOP HERE, AND STEP INTO CINNAMON. From bois de rose to rosewood, it’s all the prettiest browns, warm, rich, subtle and sexy. It’s fine matt silk jersey, loose robes of panne velvet rolling out like mercury, marble knitting. It’s persian carpet prints, cinnamon melting in with saffron, deep dry clove, inky indigo and velvet prune. Jacquard jerseys in angular weaves that take Art Deco a step further, a great foil for dark fury linings. Amazing leather, not only fringed and beaded but stamped out with a pattern of lace, and used with lace, or simply fine suede in sunday pleats. Velours dresses for the night, with gauze insets that turn the dress into velvet veiling. Bird’s eye and herringbone tweeds given a tortoiseshell marbling texture on top, the whole tweed as fine as linen. Liberty prints put together in deliberate, ravishing chaos……
Picture yourself in all the colours we mean – here, in a hand-knitted sweater with bitter chocolate suede breeches. And handbag appliquéd with the autumn she’s in. The sweater, designed and made by Diana Chabot. Breeches by Beged-Or, £35. Handbag by Nigel Lofthouse, leather by Strong and Fisher, £20 at Browns. Cinnamon tights by Martyn Fisher. Wine and cinnamon satin kid shoes, £20 by Charles Jourdan. Scarf by Richard Allan, £3 10s. Pink agate pin from a range at Hope and Eleanor, the chelsea antique market. Lipstick, Revlon’s Coral Candle. Hair by Roger and Christopher at Vidal Sassoon.
Far Left: Cinnamon and white rung print turned back to fleecy edgings: over cinnamon figured jersey dress, with long muffler to hood your head. Coat about 40gns, Wallis Shops. Dress by Marlborough, 10gns; tapestry hat, Edward Mann, £3 9s. Boots, £28, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Centre: Fine spicy Shetland Tweed, thin buttons in a row, flat peplum. £13 19s 6d, Wallis Shops. Scarfed hat by Otto Lucas. Boots, 25gns to order, The Chelsea Cobbler. Near Left: Diced spice checks, midid skirt underneath. In wool, by Anthony Charles at Koupy, £42, Debenham and Freebody. Cap, 50s at Herbert Johnson. Shoes £20, Charles Jourdan. Scarves, left, at Turnbull and Asser.
Near right: Embossed cinnamon leather jacket, bead fringes, a skirt of sunday pleats in fine cream leather, £133. Scarf, 15s, Liberty. Velours hat, Otto Lucas. Far right: Stamped soft jacket, band of same leather hemming skirt of jacquard jersey, £92. Both designs by Bill Gibb for Baccarat. Boots 23gns to order at The Chelsea Cobbler. Silk scarves, Turnbull and Asser.
Left: One Orlon jacquard weave for the coat, another for the midi culottes, with coney hood and cuffs, fake coney lining all through. Paler cinnamon shirt, muffler-necked, £48, 10gns, 7gns. Cream suede and stitched belt, £4 10s, thong belt, 55s, by Adrien Mann, at Liberty. Shoes, £16, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Right: Sleeveless hooded coat, culottes with wrap front, in a complex Orlon jacquard, with long textured Orlon Sweater, 15gns, 12gns, £12. All clothes by Hans Metzen at Elle. Belt Adrien Mann, 4gns, Marshall and Snelgrove. Suede boots 23gns to order, The chelsea cobbler.
The first lace and leather coat, lace heavy and leather-cinnamon colour, leather fine and embossed with lace pattern. By Bill Gibb for Baccarat, £89. Crochet hat, £3 10s, The shop at vidal sassoon. Ombre rings, Adrien Mann. Scarf, Turnbull and Asser.
Left: Richest cinnamon jersey, high collar and waist, easy sleeves in tight cuffs, £50. Right Clove, dry, rich and deep, buttoned a little to one side, with magnificent sleeves ruched on the cap of the shoulder, £58. Both dresses by Jean Muir. Tights by Berkshire. Shoes £21 at Charles Jourdan. Rings by Charles de Temple. Lipstick Estee Lauder’s Mulberry.
Cinnamon satin, tiny buttons unbuttoned from waist, over flounced underskirt of mattress stripes. Double cuffs to full sleeves, frilled hem to skirt, Mary Quant Ginger Group, £23 14s. Wine suede boots, £22 by Charles Jourdan. Tights by Martyn Fisher. Choker by Adrien Mann. Lipstick by Mary Quant Chilli Crush.
Know the new dress shapes – strict bodice, soft gathered skirt: Delicious in matt jersey, Splendid in glossy satin.
Left: Cream panne velvet shirt, autumn leaf print culottes, Susan Small, £28 10s. Scarves Turnbull and Asser. Centre: Liberty print wool, loose muffler neck, gently gathered skirt, tight bodice inside a close little suede waistcoat, Mary Quant Ginger Group, £26 3s. Lizard shoes, £23, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Right: Polo-neck knit dress, cinnamon Shetland wool, bias cut. Sleeves in three bunches of Liberty Wools by Gina Fratini, £34. Lipstick Yardleys Sheer Clover.
Left: Two prints to make into precious-looking dresses, fabric patterned in bordered panels by Jermi of Como. Pure fine worsted wool, 65s a yard, each panel, 24in. wide, at John Lewis:Blouse, Vogue pattern 7668; skirt 7857; V-neck dress Right: Vogue pattern V-neck dress 7723. Lipstick Cutex, Slippery Sorrel.
Wear them in loose and easy shapes that let the fabrics speak for themselves. Panne Persian blue with cinnamon saffron in a grand wallpaper pattern – a beautiful shirt and breeches, sleeves full, and breeches ribboned, swaggering, Mary Quant Ginger Group, £34. Bead and velvet choker, £3 15s, Hope and Eleanor. Tights by Aristoc.
Left: Cinnamon, Prussian blue, a velvet suit with frilled peplum jacket and long midi skirt awash with unpressed pleats, small yoked cinnamon satin blouse by Susan Small, £60 10s. Amber choker, amber string, deeper rope, from £32 10s, at Sac Freres. Patent boots, £22 Charles Jourdan. Tights Mary Quant. Right: Spice and amethyst in a loose, rich robe, laced up, sashed, with magnificent sleeves, £32, Young Jaeger. Plastic cut-out, 52s.6d, choker, 40s, Adrien Mann. Satin shoes, 16gns, dyeing, 21s, Charles Jourdan. Lipstick, Mary Quant’s Prune Crush.
David Bailey. Vintage Editorials: Cinnamon Looks. Scanned from Vogue Magazine August 1970 by Miss Booty Barefoot.
Autumn is ….around the corner…….Bill Gibb, Mary Quant Ginger Group and Jean Muir…what more could a girl want and all topped off with a sprinkling cinnamon. xxx