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70s Cheryl Tiegs and the Virginia Slims Tennis Sweater

This is a Virginia Slims cigarette ad from 1976, featuring model Cheryl Tiegs modeling the ‘tennis, golf, visit Aunt Martha, stroll-in-the-park sweater’. It’s interesting to note that in the 1970s smoking was still considered rather benign and socially acceptable. Case in point: here we have the healthy All-American model Cheryl posing with a cigarette and… Read more »

Knit a Vintage 70s Chunky Wool Peruvian Sweater Jacket

Just in time for winter, you will love knitting up this Peruvian sweater jacket that’s in tune with all of Mother Nature. A bold red stripe on each sleeve accents the rich natural Andean colors of the yarns. Design by Del Feldman. Click on the photos to enlarge. ~Marilyn Affiliate link for knitting supplies:  

Vintage 70s Soft Furry Fluffy Angora Sweaters

Angora sweaters come in and out of fashion every decade or so. These fuzzy beauties are from the October 1972 issue of Glamour magazine. The 1970s angora sweaters tended to be lighter, cuter and in more pastel tones. It’s always fun to see how each decade showcases its angora. It truly is an everlasting fiber!… Read more »

Vintage 70s Frederick’s of Hollywood Naughty Passion Fashions

A lot of 70s women’s fashion magazines had Frederick’s of Hollywood ads in the back pages. But Cosmopolitan ALWAYS had a Frederick’s ad, like this one from 1975. I can’t talk about vintage fashion without including these seemingly ubiquitous sexy ads! Bold and unapologetically naughty, Frederick’s gleefully aired its alluring lingerie proudly. Shown are the… Read more »

Princess Mara Ruspoli for Chanel No. 19 Perfume, 1975

This is a hauntingly beautiful ad from 1975 for Chanel No. 19 perfume. Princess Mara Ruspoli – all cheekbones and haughty gaze – is dressed in an silk shirt and heavy gold chain medallion. Quoting, “There is only one thing in the world worse than being vulnerable. And that is not being vulnerable.”  Deep. Chanel… Read more »