Posts Tagged: Vintage

Vintage 1970 Ribbon Dance Dress Crochet Pattern

This Ribbon Dance Dress from 1970 is really lovely.  It has almost a 1920’s Flapper look to it, which is perfect for the current Great Gatsby vibe in fashion.  The Ribbon dress, shown in vibrant pink, has a lowered waistline and flippy skirt.  A drawstring makes the top slightly blouson.  Shells are worked in rows… Read more »

Norma Jean Before Marilyn

I usually do a Marilyn Monroe post on our shared birthday, June 1st, but I decided to wait a couple days and look back on Marilyn before she was MARILYN. I have this wonderful book by Andre de Dienes, Marilyn – Mon Amour – The private album of Andre de Dienes, her preferred photographer.  In… Read more »

The Abominable 1973 Fuzzy Coat!

I love 70s clothing for the most part.   I spent the 70s in high school, college, traveling abroad, and first jobs, and loved the folksy, boho, disco vibe of the clothes.  But then there are some clothing items that stop me dead in my tracks and I shout “what the hell were they thinking?!”…. Read more »

Emilio Pucci For Formfit Rogers Lingerie 1969

Italian designer, Emilio Pucci, noted for his fabulous psychedelic prints, did a lingerie line for Formfit Rogers in the 60s.  This ad from the September 1969 issue of Seventeen magazine is the only one that I’ve found advertising the EPFR line.  In the blue and pink palettes of the Taormina print, The Panty Girdle ($15),… Read more »

Perfumes I Wore In The 80s

Flipping though a 1987 issue of Vogue magazine brought back all sorts of memories of my life in the 80s.  It seems so many lifetimes away, but most of the 1980s for me was spent in corporate banking; working downtown and sporting shoulder-padded power suits.  Egad.  Considering that I am more of a Bohemian at… Read more »

Those Cute Fluffy Angora 60s Mini Dresses!

There was a period in the late 60s/early 70s when fluffy angora mini dresses were all the rage.  Pretty in pastel colors, they are just so adorable with their soft fuzziness and mod mini styling.  Pearls, long necklaces and earrings were the perfect accessories.  This trio of pink and blue angora dresses is from the… Read more »