Posts Categorized: Fashion

Washing Clothes the Wartime Way with DUZ!

Laundry is eternal, even during wartime. This is a great vintage 1945 ad for DUZ laundry soap, on how wash all your clothes during those trying days. DUZ cleaned grimy overalls, dirty towels and pretty undies with equal ease. Women everywhere called DUZ a washday wonder! I like the suggestion to use just a little… Read more »

Coty Does the 40s Pin-Up Red Lipsticks in the 70s

In the early 1970s, there was a definite ’70s does ’40s makeup and fashion trend. This 1972 Coty Originals ad is a great example. Coty was celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Coty American Fashion Critics Awards, and saluted the jitterbug, the upsweep, the funnies, short shorts and the oomphiest reds since ’43. With a… Read more »

Vintage 1940 Elegant Modess Sanitary Napkins Ad

This charming Modess sanitary napkin ad is from the October 1940 issue of Woman’s Home Companion magazine. It was likely at the start of their long-running advertising campaign of using elegantly dressed models and subsequent “Modess…because” tag line. This ad uses “Soft as a fleecy cloud” caption, with emphasis put on the comfort and security… Read more »

Crochet a 1960s Mondrian Style Afghan Throw – Free Pattern

This is a fantastic vintage 1960s Mondrian style/stained-glass effect blanket to crochet! Afghan-stitch throw is worked on a giant-size hook with two strands of yarn. Five strips, each with six colors are joined for a stained-glass effect. Afghan has single crochet edge: 54″ x 62″. Instructions are below. Click on image to enlarge. ~Marilyn