Posts Tagged: Vintage

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 »

Woe Is The 1930s Housewife

I always love running across 1930s magazines because they are so hard to find, especially women’s magazines.  At my local Half Price Books (one of my favorite haunts), they have quite a stash of women’s magazines from the 30s and 40s and I’ve been picking up quite a few.The particular magazine that these ads came… 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 »

Class of 1973 Flashback!

I graduated from high school in 1973, which means my 40th high school reunion is right around the corner (next week, actually). I’ve always felt that 1973 was right in between the eras of hippie and disco, but it did have its own vibe to it. I recently grabbed a bunch of Seventeen magazines from… Read more »

September Issues!

I’ve received the September 2013 issues of Vogue (902 pages), W (456 pages), and Harper’s Bazaar (600 pages) in the mail. Still waiting on Elle though! This is me walking in from the mailbox holding Vogue and W in all my suburban work-at-home glory. 🙂 It’s been an annual ritual, since I was thirteen or… Read more »

Groovy 70s Granny Square Jacket Crochet Pattern

There seems to be a resurgence of the ubiquitous 70s crocheted granny square items lately!  I’ve notice several vintage hand-crocheted granny jackets being bid up to hundreds of dollars on eBay.  Here is a great crochet pattern from 1973 for a “Out-of-the-Blue” Jacket.  Multicolored squares edged in blue make a charming night-or-day cover up.  Triangular… Read more »