Thursday, March 10, 2011

More from Dolly Magazine May 1981

'Military Madness' fashion feature
'The Newest Knits' fashion feature

Here are my fashion feature highlights from this issue.  I'm not sure about the whole pairing ballet flats with camouflage pants, but it seems to work for the model in question.  I am quite intrigued by the label 'Body Shop' who did quite a few of the clothes in that spread .. I'm thinking it must be another brand than the cosmetics one I'm thinking of.  The last image from the Newest Knits spread really for me harks back to the 1940's, and the model wearing the beret has a Lauren Bacall-esque vibe about her.


  1. yep, ballet flats, often in metallic bronze, were the go. Boots were having a bit of a rest, tired from the 70's!

  2. Ahh yes, looking through the '81 - '82 issues ballet flats were so big. The ballet flats then look different to the ones now though... something about them looks like they're better quality, or more true to original ballet shoes. I want vintage ones damnit, not the ones you can buy at every mall around town.