Posts By: finnfemme

Introducing Soleil Chanel, 1987

Chanel introduced its suncare system in 1987 with the Soleil line, created in Europe. Tanning was still popular in the 1980s, and, in keeping with Coco Chanel’s penchant for a golden tan, Chanel’s focus was on maintaining that golden glow, not so much on sun protection. The highest SPF was 15 in the Haute Protection… Read more »

The New Paris Pale Sweaters and Berets, 1972

Spring 1972 was an especially stylish time for French fashion. I really loved this blip of a moment in the early 70s, where all things Parisian were tres chic! These gorgeously hip and trendy pieces were FABULOUS. Sonia Rykiel designed all the items in the top photo: mohair and angora sweater sets, wool jersey widepants… Read more »

Happy Hanging Out Earth Days

I haven’t written about laundry or clotheslines in awhile, but just wanted to reassure you that I am still a 100% air-dryer (since my dryer broke in 2005). I have been rejoicing in the warmer, sunnier days here in the Pacific Northwest, because I am able to hang laundry out on my backyard clothesline. Drying… Read more »

Vintage 70s Coty Sweet Earth Fragrances, The Flowers of 1776

Perhaps as a nod to the upcoming United States Bicentennial in 1976, Sweet Earth presented a lovely version of ‘The Flowers of 1776’. These Coty fragrances – in their signature triple fragrance cream perfume compacts – represented the fragrances of the fields and gardens of America in 1776. The Colonial Wildflowers collection included Wild Rose,… Read more »

Levi’s Junior Collection For Gals, 1975

Levi’s debuted a collection for girls/women in the 1970s. This Junior line included pants, jeans, jackets, jumpers, skirts and shirts that were cut and styled to fit just you (and not him). The trademark included a lady, and this was to denote that “She’s on the Levi’s only a girl can love”. Up until that… Read more »

Fruit of the Loom Denim Shoulder Bag, 1975

I’ve always thought that Fruit of the Loom was dedicated to making T-shirts and underwear, but apparently they had a brief foray into denim and jeans in the 1970s. This denim shoulder bag is really cute, with its front and back pockets and jeans styling. I’m sure it would be a major collectible today, should… Read more »