Monday, April 27, 2015

K Club Special (Part 17) Jane Cullen!

Okay, you may have noticed that the last K Club Special featured Joanne Vitelli and now it's Jane Cullen. Has the K Club become the J Club?  Well maybe for now.  We'll be getting back to the K Club regulars soon enough.

Actually I've had a reader express his interest in Jane.  And we here at the Kathy Loghry Blogspot are always keen to our readers requests, so here we go....

Let's start off with some pics of Jane in the Big Book catalogs like here (Jane is on the left.)  Jane started to make the catalog rounds in the mid-70s.

Nice berets!

Jane with Jayne (Modean) for a double Ja(y)ne attack!

Okay, now we'll take a look at some of Jane's other appearances such as here in Seventeen Magazine

And in print ads like here...

and here.....

A classic ad by Jane.

Now back to the catalogs...

Jane here with Kathy and Karen.  That's a whole lot of cuteness for one pic!  

Jane seemed to be the go-to model for ponchos - no idea why.

Once more with Kathy and Karen.  I'm not sure what's off to their right that's got their attention, but that's a nice background for sure (1).  

More cuteness - this time from Jane and Barbara. 

Well, parders, it's just about time to bring this post to a close.  Perhaps just one more pic??

Yep, for all you cowpokes out there, it's time to round up all those doggies and bring 'em into the ole corral.  


(1) This pic (and the previous one with Kathy and Karen) were taken at a resort in Arizona.  This was the only catalog that I've seen where the location of the photo shoot was listed.  

Monday, April 20, 2015

Let it Rain - Part 3

Okay enough already.  Apparently these "Let it Rain" posts have some sort of magically rain dance quality to them.  Shortly after I posted Part 1, we began to get some rain after a two year drought. Then, after the second post, more rain.  And now, after I decided on this subject for the week, we have been in a torrential deluge every day!

So we better check out some more of those groovy 70s rain gear fashions before my house floats away!!

Kathy and Karen don't seem to be too down about the rainy weather, and why not!  After all, raincoats are the perfect excuse to show off some happenin' 70s boots!  That will make a fashion splash indeed!

Yep, these are some gloom-chasing beauties for sure.  Oh wait, they are probably talking about the raincoats.  My bad.  Check out that, that...uhh, coat?, poncho? in the middle.  Ohhh it's called a "rain cape" -very groovy baby!!

And Penneys is taking the boot thing a bit too far. I guess they want to show how versitle their boots are - they even can double as a planter!

I had to include this for the matching "wet look" bag and boots.  At least this time the boot doesn't have flowers in it...

I'm not sure that Karen, Kathy and Kay actually are modeling rain gear.  Often, the Spring coats got mixed in with the weather stuff.  However, there is no doubt that Barbara Elliot is ready for the next downpour - ponchos are timeless!

More raincoats, more boots, and more smiling faces!

We've seen lots of raincoats, ponchos, and ahem, capes.  However, there is one essential piece of gear that we definitely need when stepping out in the rain....
Bus stop, wet day, she's there, I say.  Please share my umbrella..."  That's right.  How can we talk about 70s rain fashions without an umbrella?!?.  And what better way to accessorize than with umbrella that matches the coat!  Kay and Kathy look ready to face the elements in style!

Note they're posing by a lake.  If we keep getting these huge downpours, my property is gonna start looking like that lake!  Better break out the rain gear and probably get a boat!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Random Weirdness: Spring Coordinates Have Sprung - Part 2!

Spring is finally, FINALLY here.  And what better way to celebrate than taking a look back at some 70s mix 'em and match 'em coordinates!!

Yes sir!  Nothing quite says Spring has arrived quite like "Daisy-Bright Separates With Multi-Mixability."  Huh?  I don't think "mixability" is a real word.  And speaking of multiple, how about multiple appearances of both Kathy and Karen in the same scene!

Naturally coordinates are all about being cost effective so they tend to be found among the more non-formal attire.  Still Kay, Karen, and Kathy make these low-key fashions look great!

Colleen seems to be extra happy about these polka dot blue coordinates from Sears, and why not?

Even Spiegel tried to get in on the action with coordinates - here in some more somber tones

Aldens was always big on the coordinates, like here.  Those are some eye-popping greens!  This appears to be a beach setting, but those outfits don't look like beach apparel to me!

Wait a minute, this is supposed to be about Spring coordinates, this is from a Christmas catalog, and I have no idea why I posted this pic. (1)

We can't end on a Winter note.  Let's get back to to Spring, shall we?

Speaking of eye-catching. These are some rather eye-catching coordinates modeled by Kathy and Kay for Wards. (2)  If you  decide you don't like the short, frilly skirt then you can go with the more elegant long, frilly skirt. Either way looks great.

By the way, isn't that a strange prop behind Kathy?  I mean a candle on a pedestal, why?  I guess it is supposed to make it a more formal setting, but hey, this is still Wards!!


(1) Pic is courtesy of JJ's Playhouse.  Thanks!

(2) Pic is courtesy of Blue Senshi.  Thanks!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hot Pants (Part 4) - Get Ready For Summer!!

Somethings from the 70s need to remain lost in time: Shag carpet, disco, lava lamps, bell bottoms, platform shoes, etc.  However, some 70s styles desperately need to time warped out of the past into the present......

Let's face it, we all loved 'em and oh how we miss them dearly - hot pants.  You needed two ingredients for hot pants: pants that were hot and girls that were hot.  Friends, we have both here.  I do believe that I'm "Ready for Summer" now!! (1)

Need more proof of the superiority of hot pants?  Well here we have a side-by-side comparison. Long pants equals long face.   Hot pants equals smiles all around.  Of course it helps that Kathy has matching green and white lace-up go-go boots, err, sandals, err, whatever she's wearing.  (2)

Kathy certainly had some fancy footwear to go with those hot pants.  However, we'll see in the next few pics that combining the best in 70s footwear fashions with hot pants was an inevitable pairing....

Wards basically cuts to the chase here - wear hot pants for the boys.  After all "The boys deserve a break."  Yeah, I'll second that!!  Check out the leggings and strap up sandals - neat o!

Shelly and Mick go all out accessorizing their hot pants.  All I can say is - that's soooo 70s. (3)

Even Spiegel tried to cash in on the hot pants craze.  Kathy and Shelley are certainly "cooling it in hot pants."  Of course hot pants were cool, but they were also hot, which made them cool, which made them....oh, never mind.

Once more with the long pants versus short pants comparison.  Well it's no comparison.  Yes, disco maybe a faded memory of the 70s, but hot pants lives on, if only in our memories.  Bottom line is that you can keep the disco, but give me those hot pants.


(1) This pic courtesy of JJ's Playhouse.  Thanks!

(2) This pic courtesy of Blue Senshi.  Thanks!

(3) Talk out coincidences.  One day after I wrote this post, ShelleyHack.Bogspot published another pic like this that has the same models in the same outfits, but in a difference pose.  I thought about replacing it, but what the heck.  I guess I wasn't the only one with hot pants on their mind!  (This pic is from JJ's Playhouse by the way.)