Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fashion News 1971

closeups of Shelley from Simplicity Fashion News, January 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of Simplicity Fashion News January 1971 issue. Simplicity Fashion News was a monthly pamphlet Simplicity came out with to showcase their latest patterns. The Simplicity Pattern Company had been manufacturing sewing patterns since 1927. They allowed fashionistas on the budget and sewing aficionados to create clothes in a reliable manner.

Shelley with Randi Oakes and Colleen Corby
in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, January 1971

Shelley appeared in the spread called "Take A Short Cut To Dressing". It featured young fashions with mini hemlines. Shelley wore pattern number 9727, "a brief overblouse with Juliette sleeves" and a short flared skirt (that could also be sewn as shorts if preferred). Matching hose and pumps and a fun flowered turban finished her look. And Shelley looked like she was having a lot of fun in her outfit.

Shelley arm and arm with Colleen Corby
in another spread for Simplicity Fashion News, January 1971

Shelley appeared in another spread called "Top It Off With A New Jacket". It featured daytime or evening outfits that were enhanced with blazers, plain or in lively prints. Shelley wore patterns numbered 9718, 9610 and 9597 - a blouse, a single-breasted blazer and hip-huggers shorts. Her matching blouse and shorts were enhanced by her black and white animal-print blazer. Printed hose, matching pumps and a striking belt finished her look. Shelley looked to go from day to evening in her outfit.

Newest Angel

Shelley in 1979

Shelley became a Charlie's Angel in 1979 and became a superstar overnight. Her face was splashed in tons of magazines all over the world and many things were written about her - both true and untrue. But that's the price of superstardom, isn't it?

a writeup about Shelley from 1979

Long Sleeved T-Shirts

Shelley in a spread for Sears Fall Winter 1975 catalog

Shelley appeared on the pages of Sears Fall Winter 1975 catalog. In one spread called "Contemporary T-Shirts With Long Sleeves", she modeled a long-sleeved tee with a beige applique of "winged cherubs and lace highlights". The crew-neck pull-over style shirt was perfect for the cool months. Shelley looked fresh and lovely in her contemporary T-Shirt.

a closeup of Shelley from a spread on Sears Fall Winter 1975 catalog

Mrs. JoBeth Rawlings

screen captures of Shelley from the 1996 TV movie Frequent Flyer

Shelley starred in the 1996 TV movie Frequent Flyer. She played  JoBeth Rawlings, a wife who finds out her husband is married to two other women. But instead of falling apart, she takes matters into her own hands and turns the cards around in her favor. Jack Wagner played her bigamist husband Nick Rawlings. Nicole Eggert and Joan Severance played the other wives. Kalen Mills played Jobeth's son Eric. The movie is a great watch. It's already out on DVD. If you can get it, watch it.

more screen captures of Shelley from the 1996 TV movie Frequent Flyer

She's Today's Girl

Shelley appeared in an ad for Today's Girl in 1973. Today's Girl was a brand of panty hose that was popular in the 1970s. In the ad she modeled two variants of hose. One was the Sheer-Toe-To-Waist Panty Hose; the other was the Opaque Panty Hose. And in both variants, Shelley was both wholesome and sexy - her trademark, by the way.

Out and About in '92

Shelley at the 1992 Earth Day Walkathon in New York
with husband Harry Winer

Slink into These

Shelley in a spread for Seventeen magazine, 1970

Shelley appeared on the cover as well as in many spreads throughout Seventeen magazine's November 1970 issue. In the spread called "Slink into Some Glossed-up Velvet Starstuff... It's Your Big Scene", she modeled dresses, both long and short, in clingy panne velvet that could be worn during those special evenings. In gleamy salmon, silvery green, rich purple and flashy silver, the fashions she wore had peplums, slits and V's reminiscent of the leading ladies of Hollywood's Golden era. And Shelley looked just mighty fabulous in all of them.

closeups of Shelley from a Seventeen magazine spread, 1970