Posts By: finnfemme

1974: When People Stood In Line For Earth Shoes

In 1957, the Earth shoe was developed in Denmark by Anne Kalso. The idea was for a negative heel shoe – a shoe with the heel lower than the toe. The concept was that these shoes would allow you to walk ‘naturally’, like when you walk barefoot in the sand and your heel sinks down… Read more »

Those Brilliant 1974 Sheaffer NoNonsense Pens!

I was (and still am) a devoted pen freak. There is just something satisfying about having a writing utensil in-hand, creating with your own handwriting. My pen obsession likely began around 1974, when – as this ad shows – the Sheaffer NoNonsense pen was introduced. This pen had a super cool design, harking back to… Read more »

Vintage 1974 Chanel No.19 Perfume

“It’s another feeling. It’s another Chanel.” This is a really pretty Chanel No.19 perfume ad from the December 1974 issue of Mademoiselle magazine. It features a gorgeous model with long, flying hair dressed in a dark pink evening gown. I love the metallic silver printing of the Chanel logo. Chanel No. 19 perfume was first… Read more »

Groovy Vintage 1970 Rit Tie-Dye Electric Satin!

Tie-Dye was HUGE in the early 1970s, and Rit Dye Co. was having a heyday. “Rit invents ELECTRIC SATIN – Simplicity says it’s shocking!” This 1970 Rit ad showcased tie-dying satin fabric, and then sewing up an ‘electrifying’ Simplicity Pattern. The sewing patterns are 8210, 8245, and 8182. Most every female knew how to sew… Read more »