Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Juke-Box Hits - Dolly September 1980

September 1980
Model Kate McGurgan
Photography John Pinfold

Hope you enjoy this photo spread from this September 1980 issue of Dolly.  It's been a while since I've posted a 1980 issue, and it's because many of the fashion editorials from this year feature blurry Picnic At Hanging Rock kind of spreads which bore me a little bit.  But this one is fabulously full of colour and fun!  I especially like the addition of the latest records out at the time including Mi-Sex and Michael Jackson among others.

Monday, February 27, 2012

On the Spot - Dolly September 1982

September 1982
Model Sonya Cook
Photography Dominique Longheon

After posting some mid to late 80's spreads recently, I've really been in the mood for some 1982 colour!  This spread is sooo cute, featuring Alex Wileman modelling and photography by Warren Webb.  It's funny to see the greyhound dog having spots stuck to him/her (in the days before photoshop).

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Short Sequins - Dolly November 1985

November 1985
Model Meighan
Photography Daniel Mayer

I don't always like the Fashion Workshop features that Dolly did - but this one is pretty cool.  The styling in this one reminds me of the Take a Walk (... on the wild side) looks in terms of the make-up and slightly rock-edge it takes.  I am adoring the lurex socks in the last image together with the Madonna style crucifix dangling from the ear.  Photography in this is by Andrew Southam and hair and  make up by Aaren - who did the styling in this Scrambled fashion spread.  I like the style of whoever this Aaren person is!  Oh and I must mention the heart shaped sunglasses are from Granny May's.  I am still so upset to this day that the stores are no longer - I adored the stationary and cool stickers from that store *sob*.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Scarlet Woman - Dolly July 1989

July 1989
Model Tess
Photography Steven Miller

The statuesque Anneliese Seubert features in this Scarlet Woman editorial from Dolly.  I really like the styling here and would wear most if not all of the pieces in it still.  The anorak coat from Morrissey and Edmiston (back when they were a team) is gorgeous teamed with the sheer polka dot tights, and I love the bee-hive hair-do.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cover Girl Contest - Dolly January 1988

January 1988
Model Kate Fischer (Covergirl winner)
Photography Marco Franchina

Seeing as there's been a few comments wondering about the various Dolly Covergirl winners, I thought I'd do a post featuring one.  The winner for this year - 1988 was Kate Fischer who achieved notoriety for a number of things including being engaged to James Packer, and starring in the film Sirens alongside Elle Macpherson.

I do think out of all the finalists, she does stand out the most, although Talitha reminds me a lot of Heather Chandler in the film Heather's (one of my favourite films of all time).  It's funny to see Guy Pearce and Craig McLachlan in the shots during their Neighbour's hey-day.  I loved Craig's character so much that I named my Cabbage Patch doll Henry after him hehe!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Take a Walk (..on the wild side) - Dolly June 1985

June 1985
Model Katherine Walker
Photography Grant Mathews

I've been trying to find left-of-field editorials from the Dolly's and this fits the bill.  A kind of edgier, darker, rebellious themed spread from Christian Lemech as photographer.  I really like the image where the model (Natalie) is wearing the stripy outfit with patches on her knees (minus the platform thongs which ruin it unfortunately - some brogues would have worked so much better).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rough Stuff - Dolly March 1984

March 1984
Model Francesca Raft
Photography Graham Shearer
Styling Patricia Merk

This is a very 1984 fashion spread entitled 'Rough Stuff' featuring heavy duty fabrics.  Photography by Graham Shearer and I can only identify one of the models - Sarah Nursey of course - the ultimate Dolly model herself!  A gorgeous set of photographs, and I do like the look of tying the bottom of the pants above the ankle, as seen in the second last image.  The co-op pinafore dress is very much of this time as well .. I know I have definitely seen some ads in the issues for Co-op which I'll have to upload soon.