Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag…

Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag…

Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag…

Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag...Scanned from The Telegraph May '73 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion visibly explored in all it's glory!
Dark Girl: Navy and white check jersey jacket, £40: matching straight skirt, £17.90; both from Luke. Navy and brown cotton scarf; £5, St Laurent, Black and white patent shoes; £23 from Charles Jourdan. Navy tights, Proportioned range; 75p by Elbe. Plain gold hoop earrings; £42. Jones. Ebony, ivory, silver bangle £55; elephant hair rings, from £3: all from Emeline. Blonde Girl: Red, white and navy check jacket, £5.99; with navy pleated skirt, £3.25; both from British Home Stores. Navy and white striped halter top; £1.75. Marks & Spencer. Navy patent shoes; £6.99 from Dolcis. Navy tights; 22p from Marks & Spencer. Belt by Adrien Mann. Rings by Corocraft.

‘Today it is no longer necessary to make a trip to London’s haute couture world to ensure a faultless appearance. For in Britain’s local chain stores, you can now find clothes which look just as good, at half the price. We have photographed mass-produced clothes alongside their more expensive counterparts. Can you tell the difference? Comparisons, it seems, need not be odious.’

 

Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag...Scanned from The Telegraph May '73 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion visibly explored in all it's glory!
Blonde Girl: White cotton cord safari suit with red blouse; £22 the set, from C & A. White jersey turban; £2.50 by Edward Mann at Fenwick. Red cork soled sandals; £1.49, British Home Stores. White pop-socks; 15p, Marks & Spencer. “ivory” hoop earrings; 79p, Corocraft. Plastic rings and bead choker, Adrien Mann. Dark Girl: White cotton safari jacket, £40; matching pants, £22.50; from St Laurent Rive Gauche. Black and white patent shoes; £23, Charles Jourdan. Ebony and gold dot bracelet; £30, Emeline. Ivory half bracelet; £40 by Fabrice at Zigzag. Ivory and gold hoop earrings, £75; Ivory rings, £4 each; ebony rings, £1.50 each; all from Jones.
Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag...Scanned from The Telegraph May '73 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion visibly explored in all it's glory!
Blonde Girl: Short white angora dress: £2.50 from Dorothy Perkins. Pink and white sandals; £5.99, from Dolcis. White bead choker and rings all by Adrien Mann. Dark Girl: Long white cashmere dress; about £50 from Christopher McDonnell. White strap sandals; £18.50 from Kurt Geiger. Ivory bangles; £52 and £40 by Fabrice at Zigzag. Twisted gold hoop earrings; £85 from jones.
Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag...Scanned from The Telegraph May '73 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion visibly explored in all it's glory!
Dark Girl: Fully lined cotton lawn navy spotted dress; £6.99 from Marks & Spencer. Navy and white shoes £3.99 from Truform. White tights 39p from Sunarama. White belt; black and white choker and rings; all by Adrien Mann. Brown bangle by Corocraft. Blonde Girl: Navy and white spotted cotton suit; £49 from Piero de Monzi. Red and navy cotton scarf, £5 from St Laurent. Navy and white shoes; £18.50 from Kurt Geiger. Navy illusion tights 60p by Berkshire. Ivory and gold hoop earrings £75; double ivory ring, £12; both from Jones. Ivory half bangle; £40 by Fabrice at Zigzag. Ivory and stone ring; £35 from Emeline.

‘Although inspired by the originals of high fashion, the mass-produced clothes available in chain stores and shops throughout Britain are neither imitations or copies. Put together with the right accessories, they can hold their own: two similar looks, but at two different prices. Today it is not what you pay for your clothes that gives them style, but how you wear them.’

Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag...Scanned from The Telegraph May '73 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion visibly explored in all it's glory!
Blonde Girl wears a pale blue shantung linen trouser suit, about £44 from Match Club. Her gold and ivory pendant cost her £175. Designed by Elizabeth Gage for Jones. Cream polo neck sweater by Missoni; £12. Navy and white sandals £5.99 from Russell & Bromley. Dark Girl wears a blue cotton safari suit which cost her £6.50 from British Home Stores. Navy and yellow sandals; £5.99 from Dolcis. White bangles and hoop earrings from Corocraft.
Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag...Scanned from The Telegraph May '73 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion visibly explored in all it's glory!
Dark Girl: Red cotton jacket with elasticated waist £8,95 from C&A. Grey Prince of Wales check trousers in Polyester rayon; £4.50 from Marks & Spencer. Plastic rings by Adrien Mann. Bangles by Corocraft. Red sweater; £1.35, British Home Stores. Blonde Girl: Ginger cotton jacket with elasticated waist, £31.50; worn with dark brown cotton trousers, £29; both from St Laurent. Tan sweater; £16.50 also from St Laurent.

Photography by James Wedge. Fashion Editor is Cherry Twiss. Hair by Celine at Leonard. Make-up by Helena Rubinstein and Cheseborough-Ponds. Scanned from The Daily Telegraph Magazine May 1973 by Miss Booty Barefoot for Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag…

I sincerely have a model ‘Girl-Crush’ on Pat Cleveland. If I could look like anyone else other than myself, Angelina Jolie (not so vintage I know, but still beautiful), Sophia Loren, Michelle Pfeiffer or Jacklyn Smith to name but a few….I would certainly love, love, love to be Pat’s mirror image. I am in awe of her slender frame, the small and delicate bust (which I have always wanted in place of my oh-too-ample bosom) and those ‘long, tall, drink a water’ legs-to-die-for….. I know…I know… I am sure that you can practically hear me drooling on the other side of the page. But sometimes it’s just nice to imagine that you could just look like someone else for just one day – trade yourself in for a different ‘model’ for a test drive.

On a fashion note, I would certainly love to test drive myself into the Christopher McDonnell white halter-neck that the lovely Pat Cleveland has poured herself into. The Rive Gauche white safari suit looks rather fetching and I am beginning to see a trend here with my personal choices…This editorial by the superb Cherry Twiss, is enticing it’s 1970s readers with the possibility of ‘looking good for less’. I suppose that this has always been my bugbear really - I just prefer a garment that is incredibly well made, to the highest possible standard, with the best possible materials –  ensuring that the person that stitched those stitches was paid a fair wage. I just like to know that when I buy something that it is built to last for longer than a few washes – I suppose that why I have always bought vintage. I can afford to buy it and I absolutely know that it will be well made and built to survive my washing skills. Long Live Vintage xxx


ABOUT MISS BOOTY BAREFOOT

Natasha (a.k.a Miss Booty Barefoot) is a Cambridge-based Vintage Boutique owner, style maven and all out fashion lover. She is also an active vintage fashion blogger, street style photographer and vintage magazine curator. Being a busy mother of 2 small children, devoted wife & Boutique owner certainly takes up most of her time – however there are 24 hrs in a day, and 7 day’s in a week, so she try’s to squeeze as much out of her life as she possibly can.

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