Posts Tagged: 70s

Betsey Johnson of Alley Cat Butterick Patterns 1972

Betsey Johnson of Alley Cat designs were hot, hot, HOT in the early 1970s. The problem, for most of us teenage girls, was that her fashions were on the expensive side. Oh, how I drooled over her fab wool print sweater dresses. Since most of us sewed (Home Economics classes were mandatory), we all cheered… 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 »

Groovy Vintage 1972 Marimekko for Fieldcrest Towels

I found these fab vintage Marimekko towels at a thrift store today. I had seen them there before and though that they were cool, but today I actually looked at the label – Marimekko for Fieldcrest, 1972 – SCORE. Of course, being the huge Marimekko fan that I am, I snapped them up with delight!… Read more »

70s Yardley of London Pot o’ Gloss

The one makeup product I used in the 70s that I wished was around today would have to be Yardley of London’s Pot o’ Gloss. Created in 1970 it was, quite simply, the best lip gloss one could ever imagine. It came in an adorable little pot and had the gloppiest, tackiest, almost sticky texture… Read more »

The Magical Vintage Technicolor KENZO Coat

I am an avid vintage clothing lover, and spend many hours haunting thrift stores in pursuit of those certain elusive sartorial treasures. I sell vintage clothing – the pieces I can bear to part with, that is.  I collect vintage clothing – the pieces that I cannot wear but love to just have around to… Read more »