Vintage Editorials: The Price Tag…
‘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.’
‘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.’
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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