Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Easter! Dolly Magazine April 1981

April 1981
Photography John Pinfold
Model Hanne Worsoe 
'No Sweat Dressing' fashion feature

Happy Dolly Easter to you!  And what better way to celebrate that festive time of the year when easter egg gorging reigns, than with a roller skating special (well in my mind anyhow) - perhaps as a way to burn off all that delicious, scrumptious chocolate!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dolly Magazine's take on New Romantic, March 1982

'The New Romantics' Fashion Feature

Here are some more images from the March '82 Dolly that I posted earlier on, and they show a kind of localised Australian version of the New Romantic movement which originated in the UK.  It is kind of a watered down version of the movement, as most things in Australia tend to be, but it does have an element of innocence and genuineness that I like.  The pictures kind of look to me like the kind you take at home before you head out to a concert (maybe the shot where the models are posing on the couch with the carpet showing makes me come to that idea).  If you're keen to find out more about the style and essence of the New Romantic movement then you must check out the Blitz Kids website. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Face magazine June 1985

June 1985 No. 62
Photography Jamie Morgan
Model Clinton McKenzie

These images feature clothes by John Galliano and birds nest head pieces by Rene Gelston.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Just a Dash of Colour from Dolly Magazine March 1982

'Just a Dash of Colour' Make-up Feature

How fresh and vibrant are these shots?  This is from the March 1982 issue of Dolly, and I just couldn't bear to have these beautiful shots sitting away unseen so here they are.  My favourite is the Orange picture ... I love me some teased hair, orange make up and bright lippie!
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Dolly Magazine March 1983

March 1983
Model Julie Kennedy
Photography Ken Middleton
'Get Your Flying Colours' Fashion Feature

This fashion spread is SO 1983!  One of the models in this is once again Collette - who became a pop star in the late 80's in Australia.  Some of the labels used in this spread are familiar still such as Bloch's for the ballet shoes and Brian Rochford - although I think he may only do swimwear now.  Others such as Mr Strange and Foto from what I know are not around anymore unfortunately, and to get your hands on their stuff is extremely rare.

It looks as if the girls in the first video I've included have stepped right out of the pages of this spread!  They are the Moir Sisters and I just adore this performance of their song 'So Excited' on Countdown.  The other clip which also reminds me of this spread is the Bananarama and Fun Boy Three song 'Ain't What You Do'.