Posts Tagged: 70s ads

Have You Ever Had a Bad Time in Levi’s?

This is a great Levi’s ad from the September 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine. The “Have you ever had a bad time in Levi’s?” ad campaign was for the newly minted Levi’s for Gals, which was a division of Levi Strauss & Co. I love how it shows the playful exuberance of young teenage girls… Read more »

The Boho Hipsters of 1972: Dr Scholl’s Exercise Sandals

Dr. Scholl himself invented the original exercise sandal in the late 1960s. The sculpted wooden slide was designed to encourage natural gripping and flexing when walking. These really seemed to resonate in the 1970s, with the rise of a more ‘natural’ Bohemian vibe. This ‘Better than Barefoot’ Scholl exercise sandals 1972 ad encapsulates the trend… Read more »

Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion Eyewear~Vintage 1976

Diane von Furstenberg created a worldwide sensation with the debut of her iconic wrap dress in 1974. By 1976 she was on the cover of Newsweek magazine, who declared her the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel. Diane went on to design cosmetics, fragrances, and accessories like this groovy eyewear line from 1976; “Diane, I… Read more »

Yardley Introduces Oatmeal Beauty Soap 1974

With a back-to-nature flair, Yardley of London introduced their Oatmeal Beauty Soap in 1974. At this point Yardley was phasing out their much-celebrated cosmetics line and going back to their origins of selling soap (English Lavender, anyone?). You can’t get any more crunchy hippie than this ad, at least by Yardley of London standards. Just… Read more »