Posts Tagged: 70s ads

Christie Brinkley – Wrapped Up In 1975

It was really cool to see the photos of Christie Brinkley (63) modeling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, along with her daughters Alexa Ray Joel (31) and Sailor Brinkley Cook (18). I thought they all looked happy, healthy and gorgeous. Christie is a little older than I am, and I’ve followed her career since she… Read more »

1974: When People Stood In Line For Earth Shoes

In 1957, the Earth shoe was developed in Denmark by Anne Kalso. The idea was for a negative heel shoe – a shoe with the heel lower than the toe. The concept was that these shoes would allow you to walk ‘naturally’, like when you walk barefoot in the sand and your heel sinks down… Read more »

Those Brilliant 1974 Sheaffer NoNonsense Pens!

I was (and still am) a devoted pen freak. There is just something satisfying about having a writing utensil in-hand, creating with your own handwriting. My pen obsession likely began around 1974, when – as this ad shows – the Sheaffer NoNonsense pen was introduced. This pen had a super cool design, harking back to… Read more »

Vintage 1974 Chanel No.19 Perfume

“It’s another feeling. It’s another Chanel.” This is a really pretty Chanel No.19 perfume ad from the December 1974 issue of Mademoiselle magazine. It features a gorgeous model with long, flying hair dressed in a dark pink evening gown. I love the metallic silver printing of the Chanel logo. Chanel No. 19 perfume was first… Read more »

Groovy Vintage 1970 Rit Tie-Dye Electric Satin!

Tie-Dye was HUGE in the early 1970s, and Rit Dye Co. was having a heyday. “Rit invents ELECTRIC SATIN – Simplicity says it’s shocking!” This 1970 Rit ad showcased tie-dying satin fabric, and then sewing up an ‘electrifying’ Simplicity Pattern. The sewing patterns are 8210, 8245, and 8182. Most every female knew how to sew… Read more »

Clean Makeup Cover Girl Cheryl Tiegs, 1971

Cheryl Tiegs was a fresh-faced, natural looking model in the 1970s. With her California girl looks, she was the perfect face for Cover Girl’s Clean Make-up line. Clean Make-up was supposed to stay fresh as sunshine and look natural as all outdoors, while being infused with Noxzema medication to fight germs. Unfortunately, Cheryl now has… Read more »