We’re lucky to have a donated copy of the Hull Chronicle in the Mirelle Archive and have decided to make it available to you to read …
There are some ‘Talking Points’ at the bottom for you to think about or discuss on our Facebook page
The Hull Chronicle was a glossy society magazine published between 1965 and 1969.
Its pages were full of parties, cultural events, editorials, photos by Donald Innes and a huge amount of adverts for national and Hull-based brands.
A mixture of ‘Tatler’ and ‘Town and Country’ you knew you’d made it if you were featured in its pages.
This 1967 copy was published in April and is a fascinating look at Hull’s movers and shakers back then.
Who’s Who, What’s On and the local hunt jostle with lengthy articles about this summer holiday or that reception at Guildhall.
A huge slice of Fashion History page 37 has a Susan Small advert design snatched from Twiggy’s baby dolls and the famous Evelyn Spilsbury writes about what the young should wear on pages 41 and 42.
Soon to be the Centre Hotel and later the Portland Photographer Donald Innes uses the Imperial for groovy Niken Boutiques Ltd. on page 57. La Boutique was the ‘mid price’ arm of the House of Mirelle and an advert appears for it on page 62.
Flick through its pages to discover how Hull’s society worked in a very different city. Women and men dressed for every occasion whether a photographer was present or not the Summer of Love and hippy San Francisco thousands of miles away.
Affluent and its influence far-reaching a snapshot is chronicled here for you to learn from and enjoy.
The House of Mirelle Showroom advised clients as to what they should wear.
Step back in time and imagine you are a staff member. Our Talking Points are what you’d have in mind to help a client day to day…
What should a women wear to a high profile, formal occasion…
Is there a difference between what older and younger woman should wear…
What were the main trends in early 1967….
Was menswear as flexible as womanswear during this year…
How did you do?
Many of Mirelle’s clients were featured in the Hull Chronicle pages. If you were a Showroom Girl talking points would trip off your tongue. Selling to Hull society you’d immediately recognise outfits pictured here.