Posts Categorized: Vintage

The Rockettes and L’eggs Colors Pantyhose, 1985

Wearing pantyhose – or any type of leg covering – was practically a requirement in the 1980s. No woman went bare-legged ever (well maybe in the heat of summer, but it was questionable). I just remember buying masses of pantyhose to wear to work in my 1980s banking days. The most popular nylons of the… Read more »

Marimekko and Me

        Being half-Finnish, I am a huge, HUGE Marimekko fan. Of course, Marimekko is the iconic Finnish fashion and lifestyle house noted for their bright colors and bold designs. I love all of their stuff but, being made in Finland, it is usually way too expensive for my frugal budget. Enter the… Read more »

The “It” Perfumes of 1985

I’ve been a huge perfume fan my whole life. So perusing through the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine,  I was reminded of the many scents that I wore and were popular that year. But the scent that captures the essence of the ’80s to me was the ubiquitous Giorgio of Beverly Hill perfume. Seemingly… Read more »

Power Red Chanel Lips and Nails of the ’80s!

“New from Paris. Turbulent, seductive colours for lips and nails.”   Chanel, in the 1980s, was emerging distinctively under its fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This 1985 ad shows deep, bold RED lipstick and nail polish, as befitting the shoulder-padded-power-suit-wearing style that was so chic in in that era. Chanel Red remains a classic to this day,… Read more »

Ines de La Fressange: Chanel’s 1980s Muse

The insouciant charm of the French model, Ines de La Fressange, was not to be denied when she became the muse of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s. She had been the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with a haute couture fashion house. This fabulous ad – from September 1985 Vogue… Read more »

Clotheslines in Late Summer

As I was hanging my laundry out on the clothesline today, I realized that it is the perfect time of year for air-drying. Temps are in the upper 70s, and there is a moderate breeze to keep things moving on the line. Since Mother Nature is unpredictable, it’s nice to have an optimum balance, especially… Read more »