Photography by Rolf Bruderer
|Moroccan Magic fashion feature|
Clothing by Gallery Nomad, Accessories by Orientique, Shoes by Esprit
|Clothing by Esprit & Gallery Nomad, Accessories by Gallery Nomad & Orientique, Shoes by Esprit|
|Green, yellow & red flat shoes by Sportsgirl|
Ballet shoes and red heels by Chelsea Cobbler
All other shoes by Stephen Adler
|Dress-Ence fashion feature|
"Dresses are back in full bloom - from flared, fifties styles to short shifts"
|Hang Ten advertisement|
Although there were many varying styles featured during this time, from the Moroccan/New Romantic/Arabian inspired (as per the first two shots) to the sweet ballet slippers and summer dress combo (the Hang Ten ad) and my personal favourite look. Also 1982 makes me think of my favourite band - Altered Images.
I think what appeals to me about this era in particular was the innocence. The posing is not as stylised as modelling is today, genuine expression and dare I say it - happiness - is actually apparent in the models faces - unlike today! Also the fact that photographers had to rely on their skills rather than photoshop is inspiring, I also love the fact that you can see blemishes and wrinkles in many of the photographs, magazines today are ruining any semblance there is of realism whatsoever. We have the extreme of magazines like NW that show celebrities at their worst, and then fashion magazines that show them ultra-photoshopped. Where has the normality gone? Anyway, that's my ginormous rant for now, enjoy Dolly.