Posts Categorized: Daily Life

Vintage Leopard Print Coat Love

I have a weakness for anything leopard print. I adore it, especially if it’s vintage from a thrift store. Leopard print coats are pretty hard to find though, and if I run across one I usually snap it up. I do have a short leopard print jacket from the ’50s that’s pretty cool. However, it… Read more »

Yardley of London Goes Earth Child in 1971

Yardley of London went all flower child earthy in 1971; a time when hippie daisy nature reigned. “Earth Child Eyes” was born, featuring ‘Something wild. Something mild. Always true-to-life Earth Child’. The model is a blond Bohemian glam hippie chick with a garland of daisies in her hair. Earth Child Eyes, featuring Hue-the line with… Read more »

Designer Geoffrey Beene and Gold Listerine 1968

“You want to knock ’em dead – but not with your breath.” One of the most glamorous Listerine ads ever, from the December 1968 issue of Seventeen magazine. This was back when Listerine still came in only one flavor – the original gold that was (and still is) intensely strong. Listerine’s selling point was that… Read more »

Nehru Style! 1968 Sears Christmas Wish Book

The 1968 Sears Christmas Wish Book perfectly captures the zeitgeist of late ’60s mainstream America. All the fashions, toys, and gifts shown were pretty much what everyone wanted to wear, play with, or receive as gifts. It was the Amazon of my childhood. I’ve written several blog posts featuring items from this particular catalog, and… Read more »