Posts Categorized: Vintage

Those Vintage 70s Fluffy Angora Pant Suits

Here we go with one of the wackier 1972 fashions – yes folks, a full-on angora pant suit from Sears. From their Junior Bazaar ‘Holiday Knits’ collection, you could choose a baby blue tunic and pants, or a raspberry pink knit smock top with cap sleeves and pants. Either way, you would be sporting head-to-toe… Read more »

Yardley Introduces The Natural Beauty In 1972

I thought I had exhausted all the Yardley of London ads from my personal stash of fashion magazines from 1968 to 1975. But, no. While flipping once again through the November 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine, I found one that I’ve been overlooking. This one, for Next to Nature Make-up, is so subtly beautiful that… Read more »

Raspberry Berets and Second Hand Stores

With the devastating loss of Prince Rogers Nelson yesterday, I am still in shock. But I’ve been recalling my earliest memory of Prince, when I first discovered him in the early 1980s. I was shopping at a funky record store in Seattle’s University District when I first heard Prince’s Raspberry Beret. It must have been… Read more »

Cashmere Bouquet Soap Makes You Popular!

I love the bar soap ads from the 1940s, because they were so promising of enticing beauty and popularity. I mean, come on people, it’s soap – SOAP! 😀 Cashmere Bouquet bar soap was especially big on promises. This 1946 ad is really beautiful; showing a lovely painting of a fetching woman with her dashing… Read more »