Posts Categorized: Beauty

Vintage 70s Gold Formula Breck Shampoo

Breck shampoo was still really popular in the 1970s, but they did seem to capture the zeitgeist of the times with their ‘natural’ focus. Gold Formula Breck supposedly had far less detergent, and far more ‘natural’ ingredients. It was intended to get out the dirt, but leave the ‘natural’ shine. I used Breck shampoo religiously… Read more »

Breck Creme Rinse for Beautiful Hair, 1974

I must admit that even though I used Breck shampoo religiously in the 60s and 70s, I never really understood what creme rinse was. They heavily advertised its virtues; eliminating snarls, giving spectacular shine and blissful body. And this 1974 ad is really pretty, with a golden-haired model catching the eyes of two men. Her… Read more »

Catherine Deneuve for Chanel No. 5 Perfume, 1976

I love this vintage 1976 ad for Chanel No. 5 perfume featuring French actress and model, Catherine Deneuve. Catherine is just glorious, with her perfectly symmetrical features and luminous skin and hair. She was the perfect Chanel muse in the 1970s – that perilous time for Chanel when it was considered a “near-death” brand –… Read more »