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Cathy McGow-ow-ow-owan
2011-01-24 10:46
Cathy McGowan models dresses, including one of her own design on the right, in Mod's Monthly, March 1964.Two things have prompted this post.  The first was finally deciding to sell a tr… Read More
Frenchmen's Fashions, 1947
2011-01-24 10:41
Finding historic accounts of men's fashions can be a challenge.  For the most part, women's fashions dominate surviving records for obvious reasons: fashion has long been assumed to be… Read More
2010-09-01 17:34
Last week I came across OIOI, an art blog that is currently inviting submissions to an ongoing project called "Cabinet of Curiosities - Portrait Gallery."  I read the brief, really enjo… Read More
What Could You Buy For £6.90 In 1979?
2010-08-13 17:20
'Mainline' advertisement from the New Musical Express, 29th September 1979, page 63.  You could treat yourself to some P.V.C. straights - in black, white or *gasp!* pink - as illus… Read More
Better Badges
2010-08-13 17:20
I've been thinking about badges recently, and about how important they were to me in my early teenage years.As a pupil at a school that required a uniform, badges were one of the few ways to… Read More
NME Fashions, 1980
2010-08-13 17:19
'The Alien' advertisement, NME, 20th December 1980, page 72. A brisk canter now through the NME clothing advertisements from my three surviving copies dating from 1980.  Starting w… Read More
Get Dressed In The NME, 1981-5
2010-08-13 17:18
Boy advertisement, NME, 19th December 1981, page 83. Here's the last of the clothing ads from the small pile of NMEs remaining in my possession, and these date from 1981 to 1985. … Read More
The Story Of A Dress
2010-08-01 10:23
 "The Story of a Dress" by Lorraine Timewell, The Saturday Book 7, 1947, pp. 71-80.Our dress was designed in England.  The scissors point to the North, where the finest fabrics are… Read More

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