Posts Tagged: retro

Vintage 70s Gold Formula Breck Shampoo

Breck shampoo was still really popular in the 1970s, but they did seem to capture the zeitgeist of the times with their ‘natural’ focus. Gold Formula Breck supposedly had far less detergent, and far more ‘natural’ ingredients. It was intended to get out the dirt, but leave the ‘natural’ shine. I used Breck shampoo religiously… Read more »

Breck Creme Rinse for Beautiful Hair, 1974

I must admit that even though I used Breck shampoo religiously in the 60s and 70s, I never really understood what creme rinse was. They heavily advertised its virtues; eliminating snarls, giving spectacular shine and blissful body. And this 1974 ad is really pretty, with a golden-haired model catching the eyes of two men. Her… Read more »

Herbie and the Red Heart Yarn Sweater, 1974

This is a great ad from the October 1974 issue of Mademoiselle magazine, of all places! Starring Herbie, a boy’s boy who climbs trees, skateboards, jumps puddles, and plays baseball, basketball, street hockey and football. All while wearing a sweater that his mother knit for him using Coats & Clark’s Red Heart Wintuk yarn. The… Read more »

Crochet a Cute Vintage 60s Granny Square Shell Sweater

Since most of us are hunkered down during this Covid-19 pandemic, I am trying to keep things positive as much as possible on my vintage blog! This is a really sweet vintage 1965 crochet pattern for a Granny Square shell sweater. Granny Square styling has made a great comeback in the designer fashion scene the… Read more »