Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vogue Pattern Book, 1952

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

Philipsborn, Fall-Winter 1909

... 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

Lana Lobell, Fall 1967

Once more on the theme of autumn: this simple knit dress from 1967.  It looks like it would have been perfect for those in-between fall days!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Myer Festival of Fashion, 1978

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!