Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas - Time To Light Up - Dolly December 1982

Merry Christmas (1982 style of course) !  I think my absolute favourite look is the purple dress with the gorgeous neck ruffle in the fourth image, as a matter of fact I might try and replicate that look for the big day tomorrow!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bright Alternatives - Dolly December 1983

Hope you enjoy this spread from December 1983 - on the cusp of 1984!  I love love love the shot of the model with the scarf over her eyes - a very Arabian influence.  And I must mention Graham Shearer as always the photographic genius.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Set To Work - Dolly September 1983

I hope you enjoy this spread starring a very young Nicole Kidman as much as I do.  I adore 1983 for fashion and this features the kind of suede ankle boots that I am obsessed with!  I am actually searching for some like Nicole is wearing in the last pic.  If anyone has any to give away in a size 5.5, then you know who to contact!  Photography is by Kenny Middleton.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

16 Candles Advertisement - 1984

For your enjoyment this cool pop art style advertisement for the famous John Hughes film 16 Candles starring the 80's darling herself Molly Ringwald!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cool For Cats - Dolly March 1985

It's been a little while since I've posted a fashion spread (as I've been a tad lazy), so here is one focusing on animal prints and fake furs.  Photography is by Graham Shearer and the model is Annette (I have forgotten her last name unfortunately but she was in Dolly a lot during 84-85.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

K-Mart Hi-Time Fashion Advertisement - Dolly October 1987

A cute little ad showcasing a range of watches at K-Mart (some looking remarkably like copies of Swatches...).  This came from the October issue of Dolly from 1987.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hang Ten Advertisement - Dolly October 1982

Hang Ten - 1982 style.  It was cool to see that they weren't just a surf/beach brand back then, and they actually did have more formal separates like the white shirt red pant combo.  I don't think they're still stocked in Australia any longer, but I'm sure if they were the designs wouldn't be as cool as these!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ojay Advertisement - Dolly October 1982

I absolutely adore this advertisement from the Australian retail clothing chain Ojay.  In the early 80's editions of Dolly, Ojay fashions featured quite heavily and their fashions were cute and du jour.  It was quite sad to hear recently that they have been put in the hands of administrators (meaning they're closing) but it's kind of not that hard to see why.  Unfortunately I didn't find their fashions to be all that exciting lately - I guess they were targeting an older demographic - I just wish they would have stayed as cool as this ad!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lindy Lane Advertisement - Dolly December 1986

Sticking to my pledge of doing at least an image a day - here's an advertisement for the clothing brand Lindy Lane.  Their clothes and ads were featured quite a lot in Dolly - especially from 1986 onwards and I just thought this ad was eye catching.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Brian Rochford Advertisement - Dolly September 1986

Following from the previous post, I found another fabulous Brian Rochford ad - this time from 1986.  I love the pop art influenced wind cheater with the freestyle Reebok aerobics sneakers (I managed to buy a pair of similar ones a few years ago when they re-issued them but with a lilac trim).

Monday, October 15, 2012

Brian Rochford Australia Advertisement - Dolly November 1987

I have had a bit of a hiatus from regular posting as I've had a bit of a dry spell with the magazines I have, but thanks to a lovely person contacting me, I now have every issue besides about two from 1980 through until 1987 and I have so many issues to pore through!

So here is a little post to tide you over, with the lovely Alison Brahe modelling for Brian Rochford Australia.  I have quite a few pics of Alison Brahe and I'm thinking it might be time for another Alison post soon!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

No Sweat - Dolly May 1983

There is nothing like 80's sportswear!  This photo spread photographed by Graham Shearer features the stunning Collette and Julie Savona modelling layers of pastel sweats in contrasting colours with gorgeous complimentary make-up by Debbie Carson to go with it.  And of course when one wants to work up a sweat then it is only customary to wear a full face of make-up isn't it!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Short Cuts - Dolly July 1981

July 1981
Model Jenny Coupland
Make-up Petrina Devlin
Photography Wal Easton

Mini mania hits 1981 in this Short Cuts fashion spread from Dolly Magazine July 1981.  Photography by John Pinfold.  This whole spread is exactly what I love about the early 80's - ballet flats, moccasins, colourful hosiery and just overall cuteness.  To me, ballet flats now just do not compare to 80's ballet shoes for some reason..