Posts Tagged: Vintage Clothing

The Vintage 1972 Biba-esque Baby Look

Since I’d been ignoring that particular year, I decided to take a look at the 1972 editions of Seventeen magazine that I have. I was in for a pleasant surprise! I have been searching for evidence of the early 70s British-based Biba look here in America and had been coming up with nothing. Biba was… Read more »

Seventeen Magazine and Me

Ever since my teen years, I’ve been a devoted magazine reader. Tiger Beat and 16 magazine were my faves to keep up with my idols, The Monkees, Herman’s Hermits, Dino, Desi and Billy and Paul Revere and the Raiders. But Seventeen magazine was the bible when it came to teen fashion and beauty.  I would… Read more »

Fab Vintage 1973 Holiday Fashions

In homage to my 40th high school reunion this year, I am taking another look back at the fashions of 1973. This time it is the festive Christmas version from the December 1973 issue of Seventeen magazine. By December 1973, I was a freshman in college and working part-time. Being the trend-conscious 18 year old… 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 »

Funky and Clunky Vintage 1971 Shoes

While flipping through my vintage 1971 Seventeen magazines, I was struck by the shoe ads. Were the shoes and boots we wore in that particular year really THAT ugly? Page after page of  horrendously designed shoes. Was it a style aberration for that particular year? I was a high school sophomore then, and I definitely… Read more »

The Peter Max 1970 Fashion Explosion!

Artist Peter Max, with his joyous creativity and effervescent ideas, burst into fashion for the first time in 1970. His colorful, psychedelic  designs had an Age of Aquarius bent, with astrological leanings and messages of peace and love. These Peter Max fashions from the April 1970 issue of Seventeen magazine are just so far out,… Read more »