Posts Tagged: 1970s

Crochet a Vintage 70s Stained Glass Granny Square Shell

This is such a pretty crochet pattern from Women’s Day Granny Square magazine, circa 1974. Unique stained glass shell, is an ingenious assemblage of fancy geometrics. Created by Barbara Schaeffler. Granny squares are making quite the fashion comeback, with designers like Dolce and Gabbana showing similar garments. Make your own designer statement by crocheting this… Read more »

Jerry Hall Models Hot 70s Loungewear

Jerry Hall started her modeling career in 1975, when she was discovered sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach by fashion agent Claude Haddad. This 1975 series of ads for Celanese Arnel loungewear in Cosmopolitan magazine must have been one of her first modeling assignments. Her long blonde hair, six foot height and Texas twang made… Read more »

Those Vintage ’70s Wide-Leg Denim Jeans

This is a great Landlubber ad that shows just how huge jeans were in 1975. I mean literally huge! Very wide-legged all the way down, not just below the knee like bell-bottoms. There was no such thing as lighter-weight stretch denim – as I remember, in the ’70s – so I am sure these jeans… Read more »

The Original 1975 Frye Boots

The iconic Frye Boot, as we know it, made its fashion debut in 1975. Super chunky and sturdy, it fit right in with the mid-70s earthy ‘back to the land’ vibe. The collegiate-style Campus Boot became an all-American symbol of rebellion and freedom.  Soon everyone was clunking around in Frye boots, or a reasonable facsimile… Read more »

The 1971 Ukrainian Folkloric Bohemian Look

I ran across these fabulous Slavic/Ukrainian fashions in my February 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine. This folkloric style was extremely popular in the 1970s, and is experiencing a resurgence with the Neo-Folk embroidered designer dresses of Vita Kin and Ulla Johnson in 2017. Needless to say, my love of this style is just as strong… Read more »