Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The theme of the Vogue Pattern Book for August-September 1952 was "Summer into Autumn", and a seasonable dress in tan and brown tweed illustrates this idea on the cover.
Ironically the sticker on the bottom left hand corner of cover indicates that this particular magazine was for sale in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand - all in the Southern Hemisphere, and all about to experience the transition from Winter into Spring!
Monday, March 5, 2012
... And with more rainclouds looming, it seems appropriate to go back to the beginning of last century and post some pictures of raincoats. These utilitarian garments are smartly designed, though I suspect they wouldn't have looked quite so elegant in real life. As for the hats the models are wearing - oh dear! They appear most impractical as rain wear. Can you imagine what would happen to those feathers in a downpour?
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Autumn has officially started in Australia, and outside my window it is wet and miserable with rain, rain and more rain forecast for the weekend. To cheer myself up I've decided to post a scan of this catalogue cover full of warm Earth tones from Autumn 1978. It was originally published by Myer - an Australian department store - as a supplement to the Adelaide Advertiser of February the 27th, 1978. Locals can probably spot that it was shot on location at the Adelaide Festival Centre!