Posts Tagged: Vogue

Vintage 1980s Yves Saint Laurent~Rive Gauche Fashions

From the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine, this is a fabulous advertising spread of Yves Saint Laurent ~ Rive Gauche fashions and footwear. Photographed by the iconic Helmut Newton, these bold and striking YSL designs are incredibly ’80s. Enjoy! ~Marilyn

The Rockettes and L’eggs Colors Pantyhose, 1985

Wearing pantyhose – or any type of leg covering – was practically a requirement in the 1980s. No woman went bare-legged ever (well maybe in the heat of summer, but it was questionable). I just remember buying masses of pantyhose to wear to work in my 1980s banking days. The most popular nylons of the… Read more »

Power Red Chanel Lips and Nails of the ’80s!

“New from Paris. Turbulent, seductive colours for lips and nails.”   Chanel, in the 1980s, was emerging distinctively under its fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This 1985 ad shows deep, bold RED lipstick and nail polish, as befitting the shoulder-padded-power-suit-wearing style that was so chic in in that era. Chanel Red remains a classic to this day,… Read more »

Vintage 50s Fashions: Better Living Through Chemistry

After WWII, DuPont delved into making ‘Modern-Living Fibers’ such as Nylon, Orlon, Dacron, Rayon and Acetate. Their theme was BETTER THINGS FOR BETTER LIVING…THROUGH CHEMISTRY. Now dresses could not only be rich and beautiful, but practical too. The fabric blends lent themselves to be drapable and packable. It’s interesting to note that only natural fibers… 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 »

Vintage 80s Chanel Jewelry: Pile It On!

This is a great pic from the June 1987 issue of Vogue magazine. It shows model Carey Lowell (who is now married to Richard Gere), piled with masses of Chanel jewelry. Wearing a simple Gap white shirt and denim skirt, she is simply loaded down with gold cuff bracelets, bangle bracelets, charm bracelets, chain and… Read more »