Wednesday, August 29, 2012

South Pacific Advertisements - 1982

Dolly Magazine August 1982
Dolly Magazine September 1982
Here's a couple of advertisements for clothing label South Pacific, I don't know much about them except that their wares featured heavily within the pages of Dolly during 1982 and that their ads are cute.  I'm not sure of the models names, but I think one of them was either Melanie or Melissa and another was in Dolly a lot.  I wonder which came first - the label or the song by the amazing Australian band The Dugites....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jenny Kee Feature

I picked up an Australian Women's Weekly book of knitting patterns today, and was pleasantly surprised to see some Jenny Kee knits in there!  So what better opportunity than to put up a little article on her I found in Vogue Australia of July 1982 discussing how she ended up doing a line of scarves with her designs on them.  It is quite interesting, and it's fabulous that she's still selling her scarves on her website as she is an Australian fashion icon.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fresh & Free - POL Magazine November 1982

November 1982

A fabulous colourful beachy fashion spread showcasing Australian designers from this issue of POL Magazine.  I'm not sure who the model is, and it's such a delight to see a non stick thin model - unheard of these days without the "plus size" label.  I'm quite partial to the pink singlet over the netted yellow top outfit.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Making Peasantries - Dolly May 1982

A peasant themed spread with photography by Bob Donaldson.  The only thing I'm a bit iffy on in this spread is the hair - it's kinda got a bad perm happening.  That hooded cape however by Daily Planet in the last two shots is just wow!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Party Pieces - Dolly July 1982

After a hiatus, here's a new post to signal more regular posts from here on in!  This spread is soo up my alley - I mean knicker bockers, frills, taffeta, sashes and luxe gold accents not to mention the David Bowie cameo.  Adore.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Norma Lissek Advertisement - POL Magazine November 1982

A sweet advertisement I picked out of this issue of POL Magazine from 1982.  I had a quick google search on the designer Norma Lissek and managed to find out she now buys for a little shop in Geelong which is quite cool that she's still doing what she loves.  I wonder what she'd think now of her designs here.  Personally I think they're sweet and I especially like the royal blue/white combo (top right in the first picture).