Dull Camouflage Colours Makeup by Mary Quant, 1975

Camouflage Colours by Mary Quant ad – Mademoiselle August 1975 – FINNFEMME

“My new colours for Autumn are very dull”, says Mary Quant. “But you’ve never seem such great dull colours before”. It’s funny, I almost bypassed this ad because it WAS rather dull! Mary Quant was probably ahead of her time when it came to earthy shades of makeup (and clothing). The 70s were very flashy and colorful, and this just didn’t match the vibe of the time. I do love the smoky eye here. Wow. It is spectacular, and this makeup trend didn’t really catch on until the early 2000s.


The Monet Zodiac Collection Jewelry, 1975

The Monet Zodiac Collection Pendants – Mademoiselle August 1975 – FINNFEMME

Astrology and the zodiac were really popular in the 1970s. These Monet pendant charm necklaces depicting each sign of the zodiac are really beautiful. I particularly like the lion (Leo), fish (Pisces), bull (Taurus) and ram (Aries), even though my sign is the twins (Gemini).


Fanfares Super Skirt Shoes, 1975

Fanfares Shoes ad – Mademoiselle August 1975 – FINNFEMME

It took me awhile, but I finally figured out that there are two different styles of shoes shown here! I was wondering why they were different shades, but realized that one was a lace-up tie and the other a buckle T-strap. But, I digress… these Fanfares “skirt” shoes are absolutely stunning and I LOVE THEM. The chunky high heel, the glossy pink leather, the slightly rounded toe. Perfection. ♥


Hot Sox + Hot Nitz + Frye Boots, 1975

The Original Hot Sox ad – Mademoiselle August 1975 – FINNFEMME

Frye boots were all the rage in 1975. What was even better was the array of socks, leg warmers, hats, gloves and scarves by Hot Sox and Hot Nitz to brighten up the boots. I loved this funky and colorful 70s vibe to all the accessories!

~Marilyn 😀

Maybelline Fresh & Lovely Lip Colors, 1974

Maybelline Fresh and Lovely Lip Colors – Mademoiselle November 1974 – FINNFEMME

Very pretty pink lip colors from Maybelline! I love this vintage ad so much as it is so fresh and springlike. The model is a natural beauty dressed in PINK (my favorite color), and says “I want my lips to be delicious. To feel dewy, not dry. To gleam with clear, constant color. And I want them to say nice fresh things about me. And to keep on saying them for hours.”


Legend Liza Minnelli in Blackglama, 1974

Liza Minnelli for Blackglama Mink – Mademoiselle November 1974 – FINNFEMME

Here is Liza Minnelli in all her glory in the “What becomes a Legend most?” ad for Blackglama. I think it captures her fabulous insouciance perfectly!

Blackglama advertised itself as the world’s finest natural dark ranch mink bred only in America by the Great Lakes Mink Men.