I was delighted to come across this fashion spread in the January 1974 issue of Glamour magazine because, MARIMEKKO! The utterly fabulous and iconic Liidokki smock dress in the Kirjo print is modeled by the gorgeous Barbara Summers. The dress was designed by Pentti Rinta in 1974, for the Marimekko Design Research label. The design… Read more »
Posts Tagged: 1973
Farrah Fawcett’s Hair Was Iconic Before Charlie’s Angels
Farrah Fawcett has always had the most incredible hair known to mankind! This December 1973 ad for for The Speed Styler by Lady Schick features Farrah who was a relatively unknown model. This was three years before she had the best-selling poster in history (red one-piece bathing suit), and her breakout role as Jill Munroe… Read more »
1973 Betsey Johnson Alley Cat Happy Go-Lucky Separates
This super fab Alley Cat by Betsey Johnson ad from the August 1973 issue of Seventeen magazine epitomizes early ’70s fashions for me! This is a look I adored, with all its crazy prints and bright colors. Betsey’s fashions were so fun, kicky, and a bit quirky – I loved wearing them! This ad features… Read more »
The Cool Scents of 1973: Charlie, Sweet Earth, and Musk Oil
Admittedly, 1973 was a pivotal year for me. It was the year I turned 18, graduated from high school, got my first part-time job, and started college. So things from that year particularly stand out, especially poignant fragrances. Perfumes took an original, more natural turn that year. Gone were the scents that your mother wore,… Read more »
There Were Colorful Nails in 1973 Too!
With all the wildly different nail polish colors of today, it’s easy to think that it is only a current thing. But this Max Factor Nail Confections ad from 1973 tells a different story; that all the nail polish colors of the rainbow were available then. Even black! Which I thought came about during the… Read more »
Baby Shampoo Was Hot in 1973 – And Still Is Today!
This ad for Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is from 1973, a curious time when baby products (shampoo, lotion, powder) were highly touted for women. Gentle “no more tears” formula promised a soft, full, lively look for your hair. I never used baby shampoo in 1973, as my hair was much too thick and oily for it… Read more »