Sunday, November 6, 2016

Dare To Be You... A Free Spirit 1

Shelley in a spread for Simplicity Fashion News, Dec 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of the December 1971 issue of Simplicity Fashion News. The "Dare To Be You... A Free Spirit!" spread dared readers to be creative in putting together their own fashion statements via the use of put-ons or prints, trims and braids, as well as fun fabrics. For the spread, she modeled several looks. In the portion of the spread called "Dare To Tame a Zany Zoo", she wore Simplicity pattern 9304, a striped flannel shirt, over Simplicity pattern 9573, a pair of "brief shorts" (which could also be cut as "kicky knickers") with suspenders hooked up to a bib that can be appliqued or embroidered with any animal print of choice. The same could be done with the shorts' pocket. Matching hose, high cut footwear and braided hair finished her young look. Shelley looked like she was ready to have some good clean fun.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread