Posts Tagged: Designer

The Fabulous Marimekko Liidokki Dress Vintage 1974

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 »

Fab Vintage 1971 Betsey Johnson~Alley Cat Designs

Betsey Johnson was the up-and-coming young fashion designer in the 1970s. Her fashions were kicky, fun, and married the Mod to the Bohemian. These two designs are from the October 1971 issue of Ingenue magazine. Pretty feathers for a romantic moment – Betsey Johnson designed this old-fashioned twosome of crushed velvet. Laced-up top with Victorian… 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 »

Designer Geoffrey Beene and Gold Listerine 1968

“You want to knock ’em dead – but not with your breath.” One of the most glamorous Listerine ads ever, from the December 1968 issue of Seventeen magazine. This was back when Listerine still came in only one flavor – the original gold that was (and still is) intensely strong. Listerine’s selling point was that… Read more »

And The Royal Bride Wore White Angora

I, being somewhat of an Anglophile (okay, an AVID Anglophile), was completely entranced by the royal wedding yesterday.  I loved the somewhat austere solemness of it;  the sense of royal history, and seemingly true love and dedication between William and Kate.  Of course, I loved Kate’s dress.  It was perfectly elegant, modern and gorgeous.  The… Read more »