On all of our trips (bar one) we’ve come back with a semi-naked lady… Usually to be found languishing on the back seat of the car, showing off her attributes to all and sundry who may peer into the back seat. The last roadtrip was no exception: this time we brought back not one, not two but three sultry-looking females. Oh, it makes you go all a-flutter…
I’ll let you into a secret… we actually bought two of these! It took me a while to convince Aidan to even buy the first one. I’m not sure why… have you seen her?! Anyway, I’m glad we did as we’ve sold one to Wowie Zowie and kept one for ourselves. So, if you’re a bit keen on Ilonka, get yourself down to Wowie Zowie in Chorlton, Manchester (opposite the Unicorn Grocery store).
If you look at my post about Melanie earlier in the week, you’ll notice that the sticker is the same so they must have been sold at the same shop or department store. I’d pay a fair amount of money for a catalogue of that era from that store!
I’ve tried researching H. Walter and ‘Ilonka’ print, but just can’t seem to find anything. Perhaps it’s a one-off? What I have found was this:
I found this at the Tretchikoff.au website. Startlingly similar, no? A bit like the Tina/Nina similarities by J. H. Lynch and Van der Syde. Unfortunately, without being able to find anything more about either artist, I’ve got little chance of finding out which picture came first.
Perhaps I should rename this post ‘Sexy Saturday’ in honour of these two foxy ladies? It’s enough to get you all hot under the collar…
- Louis Shabner ‘Melanie’ Vintage Print (littleowlski.wordpress.com)