Sunday, October 9, 2011

80's K-Mart Ads

Dolly magazine April 1988
Dolly magazine February 1988
Dolly magazine October 1986
Dolly magazine November 1988
Dolly magazine June 1988

As promised about a million years ago, here's my selection of K-Mart ads from some Dolly's.  I've been a bit busy with study/work, but I will try and post some more images asap.  I love a bit of low-brow images from my favourite decade, and K-Mart ads certainly fit the bill.  I love the 1986 ad, it's a bit more colourful and carefree compared with the '88 ads, although the 'teen idol' ad is a bit arty for K-Mart I think with its soft focus/black and white look.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Benetton Ads from the 80's

Above two images from Dolly Magazine March 1988
Above four images from Dolly Magazine April 1988
Dolly Magazine March 1989
Following the Esprit ad post, as promised here's a range of Benetton ads from the period when I guess the company was the most prolific.  They courted a lot of attention for their ads by showing people of different ethnicities together including children as you can see from the images above.

Next up I think I may go a little low-brow and do a compilation of K-Mart ads from this period, they're quite funny and I'm sure will stir up some memories of a time when your local Super K-Mart had a cafe in it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Esprit Ads from the 80's

Appeared in Dolly magazine March 1984
Dolly magazine January 1984
Dolly magazine January 1984
Dolly magazine January 1984
Dolly magazine February 1987
Dolly magazine June 1986
Dolly magazine April 1983

These scans for me show a time when Esprit was young fresh and exciting.  I walked past one of their stores the other day and wondered just what happened to the brand.  It just seems so bland and run of the mill now.  I remember in the early 90's when the Esprit tote bag was the bag to carry, and I had the black one with multi-coloured lettering.  I really wish Esprit would re-issue their iconic pieces, and do a bit of an homage to their history kind of like how Benetton did in 2009 and luckily I managed to scoop up a lovely Benetton black and white stripe jumper from the archive series at their Tokyo store that year, which has thinner stripes on the torso and thicker ones on the arms.  I couldn't find a picture of it online though which is a bummer!  Anyway, next up I'll post a series of Benetton ads as featured in a variety of issues.  :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Dolly Magazine December 1985

December 1985
Model Sarah Gallagher
Photography Grant Matthews
Some Like It Hot fashion spread
Photography Graham Shearer

A striking fashion spread with photography by the ubiquitous Graham Shearer.  Invariably, whenever I see a spread I really like in the Dolly mags, the photography is usually by Graham Shearer.  He has quite the catalogue of work and is certainly prolific to this very day judging by his website.

My list of wants from this spread include the red creeper-like shoes by Skin Deep and the rose print Jonathan Elliot top/skirt combo. Sigh, if only!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dolly Magazine March 1987

March 1987
Model Alison Brahe
Photography Graham Shearer
Animal Magnetism fashion spread
Photography Grant Matthews

It seems I've caught Alison Brahe fever!  She looks quite fresh faced and timeless on this cover, the velvet bow is from Sportsgirl, and it's funny to see how du jour these headbands are at the moment, and often credited to Gossip Girl as the origin of the trend - I think not!  Actually it probably went even further back to the 1930's or the 1940's I am thinking.

I love this fashion spread, although I had to do a little retouching to the cover and the spread itself as there was some extensive discolouration and creases.  I tried my best, and hope it's not too obvious.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dolly Magazine September 1991

September 1991
Model Alison Brahe
Photography Michael Schenko
Pattern Clash fashion spread
Photography Bill Georgoussis

Okay, so back when I was a pre-teen, Alison Brahe (the cover model for this issue) was the bees knees.  She was consistently voted most popular model, and she had the knack to be both approachable and drop dead gorgeous at the same time.  She ended up marrying Cameron Daddo and upon googling her, I have come to find out she and Cameron did an interview with New Idea saying they were broke and suffering from marriage problems - oh dear!

The model in this fashion spread I also remember a lot from Dolly issues of this early 90's era, and her name is Annabel.  I do have a soft spot for the early 90's revival of the 60's flower power prints and swing tops and dresses, oh and I can't not mention the SUPREMELY 90's guy holding the boom box hahahaha.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Morrissey in The Face, June 1986

The Face
June 1986
Adore adore adore this man and everything he stands for and represents - how utterly desolate this world would be without his music.  Meat definitely IS Murder!

School's out, so here's a new post to celebrate!

Joanne and Susan from the Human League
The Face
June 1986
And what better way to celebrate than with the Human League girls in this picture that I have rarely seen out and about.  The colour composition of the photograph is gorgeous, photography was by Steve Tynan.  I'll endeavour to post a lot more now that I have a ton of free time.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dolly Magazine August 1986

August 1986
Model Meredith Salenger
Photography Andrew Southam
B&W fashion spread
Photography Graham Shearer

The cover of this issue is not in the best nick as you can clearly see, but I felt this B&W spread was far too good to lay dormant.

I knew there was something that seemed familiar about the cover girl, and when I googled her name I found that she was in Dream a Little Dream with the two Corey's!!  Classic film indeed! Back in the height of Corey fever, my older sister used to write 'Corey' all over her books and I'm sure if it actually existed back then, she would have called the Corey Hotline.  Phew... that was a bit of a Corey sidetrack....