Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Famous Faces

Bus Stop clothing was often modelled by famous faces, here are a few selected from my archives:

Although this looks like a boring sweatshirt now, it was one of the first of its kind before they became commonplace. Debbie Harry is wearing it with my Lee Bender at Bus Stop satin jeans. I manufactured then in Florence.

Debbie Harry wearing Lee Bender at Bus Stop

A young Greta Scacchi in Lee Bender at Bus Stop. Cosmopolitan 1978.

Greta Scacchi in Lee Bender at Bus Stop c1978
A very young & dark-haired Jerry Hall wearing Lee Bender for Bus Stop. June 1976 Womans Realm
Jerry Hall in Lee Bender at Bus Stop c 1976
These pics of Barbara Bach (who has been married to Ringo Starr since 1981) wearing Lee Bender at Bus Stop both appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine circa 1976. These pics also appear in my book Bus Stop and the Influence of the 70s in Fashion Today

Barbara Bach in Lee Bender at Bus Stop c 1976

Barbara Bach in Lee Bender at Bus Stop c 1976

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Check Mate!

I found a picture of a 1970's BUS STOP Jacket on Pinterest the other day.

This is one of my check jackets on the model Amanda Lear (who was a great socialite) - it was featured in the TV Times back in '73. At the time the jacket cost £9.95, and trousers £4.95, waistcoat £4.25.

It also featured in Vogue

and the one below I think is from Vanity Fair

Amanda Lear is just the most amazing character - read her Wikipedia entry to find out more!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I am slowly getting to LOVE Pinterest.  The content is so lively and different! One just finds the best possible pic and adds them! It's very immediate.

You can follow me and any pins that take my fancy here

Here are some of the pics I have pinned this week!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Last Thursday I went to the opening of the new showrooms for Kerry Taylor Auctions. She specialises in Antique costumes through the 20th century.

Below is the white dress from Audrey Hepburn designed by Givenchy.

And this Mondrian look alike I believe is from Yves St Laurent

This is a suit that belonged to the Duke of Windsor

On being introduced to her, she told me that she often gets Bus Stop clothes to sell!
If you want to browse the wonderful full catalogue for the sale - it's here