Posts By: finnfemme

Vintage 1971 Swank ‘Signs & Symbols’ Jewelry

This 1971 advertisement for Swank jewelry is straight out the the Age of Aquarius! Featuring ’70s-hipster models, the necklaces were in in the shapes of New Age signs and symbols. They included Revolving Universe, Marina d’Italia, Root of Life, Grecian Sun Wheel, Fertility Symbol, Oriental Luck Charm, Ancient Ankh, Neptune’s Trident, Ancient Scarab, and Genuine… Read more »

1971 Yardley of London Slicker Lip Licks

“Kiss him in his favorite flavor.” This is a really hip and groovy 1971 Yardley of London ad for Slicker Lip Polish. More specifically – Lip Licks: Give him a lick. A sip of your lips. Be free with your flavors. Lip Licks came in all sorts of fruity flavors; Raspberry, Orange, Strawberry, Peach, Mint… Read more »

There Was Actually Yardley Pot o’ Gloss Nail Polish?

Once again, I went through my personal stash of vintage magazines from the late ’60s/early ’70s looking for any Yardley of London ads that I may have overlooked. Voila! I found one featuring a rather fresh and romantic-looking couple. From the the October 1972 issue of Ingenue magazine, this ad is for Yardley’s Pot o’… Read more »

Groovy Vintage 1972 Marimekko for Fieldcrest Towels

I found these fab vintage Marimekko towels at a thrift store today. I had seen them there before and though that they were cool, but today I actually looked at the label – Marimekko for Fieldcrest, 1972 – SCORE. Of course, being the huge Marimekko fan that I am, I snapped them up with delight!… Read more »

Vintage 1980s Yves Saint Laurent~Rive Gauche Fashions

From the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine, this is a fabulous advertising spread of Yves Saint Laurent ~ Rive Gauche fashions and footwear. Photographed by the iconic Helmut Newton, these bold and striking YSL designs are incredibly ’80s. Enjoy! ~Marilyn

Christie Brinkley for Prell Shampoo, 1985

This 1985  Prell shampoo ad featuring one of my favorite models, Christie Brinkley, is pretty awesome. First of all, THAT 80s HAIR! Thick, full and natural-colored; she was in possession of quite the mane. In the ad, Christie gives the credit for her bouncy tresses to Prell Shampoo and Prell Conditioner: Because Prell shampoos body… Read more »