TAB Keeps You Light On Your Feet!

Tab diet cola was introduced in 1963, and was all the rage in the 60s and 70s. This vivacious ad from 1976 depicts three fun people doing the “TAB dance”. I love the mid-seventies jeans styles: overalls, bell bottoms and cuffed at the knee. With only one calorie, Tab helps keep you light on your feet!

Apparently Tab is still being made, albeit in much smaller quantities. With the introduction of Diet Coke in 1982, its popularity declined. However, it remains a cult favorite to this day!


Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Perfume, 1976

This is a vintage 1976 oh-so-French ad for Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche perfume. I love how it captures Paris’ Left Bank (Rive Gauche) skyline, with a bottle of perfume floating away on a blue balloon.

I didn’t get into the more sophisticated YSL fragrances until the 1980s, when I was working in corporate banking. My absolute favorite fragrance was (and remains) YSL’s Opium. I dabbled with Rive Gauche, and liked it, but Opium will forever remain true to my heart.


Knit a Vintage 50s St. Moritz Ski Sweater (Pattern)

The “St. Moritz” Ski Sweater Knitting Pattern, circa 1958

This is a fantastic vintage 1958 knitting pattern for the “St. Moritz” ski sweater! It has a cool geometric design that feels very modern. Plus, I love the sophisticated Grace Kelly-esque model all dolled up for a day on the slopes. Instructions and sizing are below.

Happy knitting (and skiing)! 😀


Turn Me Loose, Imprevu!

Imprevu Perfume by Coty, 1976

I really love this 1976 ad image for Coty’s Imprevu perfume. “Turn me loose, Imprevu”. The diaphanous flow of the white gown is just exquisite. I love the look of bliss on the model’s face. Imprevu translates to ‘unforeseen’ or ‘an unexpected incident’ in English. Serendipity, if you will!


Knit a Vintage 50s Nordic Ski Sweater and Cap

Knit a Vintage 1958 Nordic Ski Sweater and Cap

This is a beautiful vintage 1958 ski sweater and cap pattern to knit! It has a gorgeous traditional Nordic/Fair Isle yoke pattern that is always classic and fashionable. Instructions and sizing info below.

Happy knitting! 🙂


Coty’s Little Originals Pot Shop Makeup, 1972

The Little Originals Pot Shop by Coty, 1972

Here we have another 1970s makeup line that was trying to capture the essence of Yardley of London’s wildly popular Pot o’ Gloss. Coty had their Little Originals makeup line that was based on the idea that color should look like it came from you, not them. “A boy likes a girl who doesn’t look like a plastic toy”.

The Coty Pot Shop – as they called it – had a Blush Pot for your cheeks, Smudge Pots and Color Flicks for your eyes, and Honey Pot and Little Dippers for your your lips. They were packaged in tiny, easy-to-carry pots and pans which were similar to Yardley’s. Cute, but nothing could compare to Pot o’ Gloss in my opinion!