Posts Categorized: Fashion

Americana Levi’s for Gals – 1972

“Have you ever had a bad time in Levi’s?”, begs the question. Well, no, as a matter of fact! Levi’s were a mainstay in my wardrobe in the ’60s and ’70s. I remember having to buy men’s Levi jeans and have my mom sew darts in the waistline to make them fit better. In 1968,… Read more »

Vintage Mod 60s POP FASHIONS Knitted Sweaters

I recently snapped up this beauty of a catalog at a thrift store. “POP Fashions to knit and crochet in Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns”, dated 1965. This was the height of the Mod era, where the Beatles and mini skirts were taking center stage. Fun young fashion was really beginning to take off, with… Read more »

My Love of Mexican Handcrafted Textiles

Ever since the 1970s – where the boho peasant look reigned supreme – I’ve been in love with Mexican embroidery and textiles. On trips to Mexico, I stocked up on colorful hand-embroidered dresses that were sold by vendors everywhere. Even on the beach! I’ve found a lot of vintage pieces in thrift stores over the… Read more »

1972 Betsy Johnson of Alley Cat Wool Fashions

I love this American Wool Council/Alley Cat ad from the August 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine. Betsey Johnson teamed up with the Wool people, as she had done with the Cotton people previously. I like the fact that she placed such great emphasis on American textiles and manufacturing. These were quality fashions, meant to last…. Read more »