Posts Tagged: Vintage Clothing

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 »

Those Funky 1971 Fashion Fads: Hot Pants and Knickers

1971 was the year for quirky clothing fads, however fleeting they may have been. A look through the August 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine proved my point, as it was teeming with all sorts of (AHEM!) interesting styles. Brights! Knits! Hot Pants! Maxi Dresses! Knickers! Funky Boots and Shoes! I am quite certain that these… Read more »

Betsey Johnson ~ Alley Cat ~ Vintage 1971

Perusing through my old August 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine, I found a Betsey Johnson goldmine! Betsey started out as a “funky kid” designer at Paraphernalia , then joined Alley Cat in 1970. She turned out one smash-hit collection after another for Alley Cat, as well as being part owner of the New York boutique,… Read more »

Vintage 70s White Angora

Angora sweaters are timeless. Fall is rapidly approaching, and it leads me to think I should probably get the stack of vintage white angora sweaters ready to sell. I’ve been collecting them over the summer, and the summer heat just doesn’t put me in the mood for washing angora. There is something about pure white… Read more »