Posts Tagged: retro

Designer Mary Quant’s Booby Trap Collection, 1974

Mary Quant was a Mod London designer who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants in the 1960s. In the 1970s, she expanded her clothing line to include cosmetics and household goods. This 1974 ad is for “Booby Traps”, which look to be a bra and panties set. Interestingly enough, there are elephant graphics strategically… Read more »

Yardley “True-Love” Slicker Nail Shades, 1974

Found another Yardley of London ad that I’d not seen before! This one is For “true-love” Slicker nail polish. The ad features models that look like they’re in their 40s; quite a switch from Yardley’s supermodels of the 60s, and the artsy young teen models of the early 70s. The 12 new Slicker Nail Shades… Read more »

Rit DIY Tie-Dye Tights, 1970

Tie-Dyeing has been popular with the trendy DIY crowd since the late 1960s. This groovy ad from the September 1970 issue of Co-ed magazine shows how you can take plain white tights and tie-dye ’em with Rit Dye. Who loves the reptile revolution? Who digs the tie-dye explosion? You! ~Marilyn