Posts Categorized: Beauty

Twiggy Eyes 1968

Yardley of London had most of us American girls in thrall in the late ’60s.  Of course we all wanted to look like Twiggy or Jean Shrimpton, you know, mod British models who just happened to be impossibly gorgeous.  Not the reality of pimples and gawkiness that most of us faced (OK, maybe it was… Read more »

Cybill Shepherd & Cover Girl Clean Make-up 1969

I really love this Cover Girl Medicated Make-up ad from the September 1969 issue of ‘TEEN magazine.  Featuring a fresh-faced Cybill Shepherd, after her win of the 1968 “Model of the Year” show.  I can remember watching that Model of the Year broadcast (I was babysitting), and thinking how incredibly beautiful Cybill was.  She just… Read more »

Romeo and Juliet’s Olivia Hussey for Sheffield Watches 1968

I finally found an ad where the ravishing Olivia Hussey is not hawking Yardley of London makeup.  This 1968 advertisement both advertises the Franco Zeffirelli film, Romeo and Juliet, and Sheffield watches.  The antiqued-look watches “capture the Renaissance mood of Romeo and Juliet”.  I guess more than one company was able to bank off the… Read more »

Slicker Lip Polish Phone Dial by Yardley 1968

This “colorful, gaily decorated, whimsey of a dialing disc” seems to be in keeping with all things groovy that Yardley of London wanted to perpetuate in the late 60s.  Packaged with the six different Slicker Lip Polishes,  this rather fabulous-looking dial was meant to slip on your phone for decoration.  Of course, the only phones… Read more »