Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dolly Magazine November 1982

November 1982
Photography by Rolf Bruderer
Model Gianna
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
It's been a little while since the last post, so it's definitely time for more Dolly!  I pulled out a stack of issues from 1982, and looking through them, I think it may just be one of my favourite years for Dolly. Teased fluffy hair was in - in a big way, as were lots and lots of frills.

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.


  1. Thank you so much for the pics!!! Do you have any more from this years Dolly cover girl competition and cutex ads?

  2. No worries, in the next few weeks I'll have more time to do some much needed updates.

    Hmmm I'm sure I can put up some cutex ads - their ads were sooo amazing in this decade, and I'll check out the Dolly cover girl comp too and get back to you. :)

  3. Awesome! Thank you. I can't belive how expensive eveything was. The k-mart fashion is about the same price as today. I really love your blog. So many memories..

  4. The model on the cover looks suspiciously like a young Christina applegate! Awesome blog!

  5. Yes she does too - you are so right! Thanks for the feedback, it helps keep the motivation going. :)