Posts Tagged: 50s

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

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)! 😀 ~Marilyn

Pepsi-Cola: The Modern Refreshment of 1955

This is a great Pepsi-Cola ad from the August 1955 issue of Woman’s Home Companion magazine. The artist’s depiction of a fashionable young couple on the beach is just delightful! I love her striped bathing suit, and his bold print swim trunks. The ad even states: No need to explain what land and what age… Read more »

Vintage 50s Fashions: Better Living Through Chemistry

After WWII, DuPont delved into making ‘Modern-Living Fibers’ such as Nylon, Orlon, Dacron, Rayon and Acetate. Their theme was BETTER THINGS FOR BETTER LIVING…THROUGH CHEMISTRY. Now dresses could not only be rich and beautiful, but practical too. The fabric blends lent themselves to be drapable and packable. It’s interesting to note that only natural fibers… Read more »

Prell Shampoo: Fabulous in the 1950s, Fabulous Now!

Prell shampoo, with its distinctive green color, has been around since 1947 and is still around today.  This great ad from 1955 touts the fact that ‘extra rich’ liquid Prell creates “Radiantly Alive Hair”. It says that some shampoos are too thin, watery, messy and hard-to-use. Some shampoos are too heavy, with cloudy ingredients that… Read more »