Monday, October 23, 2017

That's So 70s: I Dream of Jeans, Part 5!!

If there is one true American fashion statement it is jeans.  Yep, whether for men or women, jeans are always in style.  And when you think of the Big Book catalogs of the 70s, you always dreamed of jeans!!!

And we'll start with a really dreamy pic of Kathy!

Jeans, jeans and more jeans from JCPenney! Whether cuffed, brushed or basic, they were certainly dreamy!

Boy cut??  Colleen still looks dreamy and feminine here!

Kathy and Kay in brushed cotton and denim jeans!

Even the ladies got into the jeans scene!

 Karen looking good in cotton corduroy jeans!

More 70s jean dreams from JCPenney!
Kay looking good!

A nice pic of Kathy.  I'm not sure what the pose is about?!?  (This pic is courtesy of Blue Senshi, Thanks!)

"So did the guys of the 70s get into the jeans scene too?" you may ask.  Good question.
I'm not sure what to say here!  Not so much of a dream but a nightmare!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

That's So 70s, Winter Wear - Part 6

The calendar says that it's teh season to start getting your winter wear ready for te upcoming cold season, but the thermometer says that it's still summer (at least here in South Texas).  Help!  Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the Big Book catalogs of the 70s ride to the rescue!

It's the Great White North, eh?  Kathy and Karen look absolutely smothered in these super heavy winter coats from Simpsons Sears.  Of course they know a thing or two about warmth plus style for those cold northern winters!

Nice hats!

Colleen gets into the Canadian winter act!

But back in the states, they were wearing something called "melton-cloth".  Doesn't sound too warm to me.

 Back to the warm Canadian winter fashions with Shelley!

Well now we have the choice of fake fur!

Oh no, from fake muskrat to the real thing!

And finally back in teh States with Kathy, Karen, and Dottie.  I feel ready for that cold weather now! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Uniforms, Part 4 - This Time It's Personal!!

My, my, how things have changed.  I mean back in the 70s I never, EVER thought that some day, I'd be out shopping for uniforms like these.

Let me explain.  I have a daughter who just passed her nursing exam and is now starting out in her first full time job (just in time to help pay for my SSI.)  And naturally the student scrubs will simply NOT do.  Sooooo, we went shopping for new uniforms. And I was amazed.  Yves Saint Laurent makes designer scrubs?!?!  Geez, it was so much easier back in the 70s with the Big Book catalogs!!

So we'll start out with some groovy 70s uniforms from JCPenney and Kathy in a wig.  Hmmm, I'm too sure about that!  And check out the the pitch for "on duty foot comfort".  When I asked one guy whose wife is nurse for gift ideas for my daughter he responded "comfortable shoes."  He knows, he knows.

Wow!  Loots of choices here!  And who is that in the mini skirt in the tiny insert pic?

Why it's Kathy again!!  I can't say that I've ever seen  nurse in a mini before, but hey whatever, it's got to make the patients feel better!

Easy Care and Good Values, now wer're talking!  No designer scrubs.

Penney's tries to get into the designer uniform business.  Sorry, doesn't work for me.

Colleen and Karen, and it looks like they have comfortable shoes too!

 Peggy and Kay get into the uniform scene!!

Peggy and Wendy!

And finally Peggy and Kathy!  Man it was so much easier back then!  Just open one of those groovy Big Book catalogs and charge it!!  Those were the days!!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A 60s Icon...

Based on the number of videos dedicated to her, she must have been quite the looker back in the 60s!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

When Life Was Groovy, Part 6 - Fall Dresses!!

Fall is finally here.  All the kiddos are back in school, and where did mom go to get the latest groovy back to school 70s fashions for everyone??  Well, the Big Book catalogs naturally!


The year is 1973 and the mini hadn't been totally forgotten.  Nope, thankfully it was still around - along with big floppy collars!

 Even moms got into the 70s groove with the giant floppy ties!

Classic 70s style!

A very conservative look here by Kay and friends.  Let's face it, the Big Books weren't exactly big on some of teh more outrageous fashions fof teh day.  Perhaps that's because the Big Books were where moms (and grand moms) shopped.

 The leggings are nice!  Kathy, Colleen and friend certainly look like they were ready for school!

"Really Turn You On?"  Well those groovy Spiegel fashions shown by Pat Miles and Karen certainly can do that!

More Spiegel Fall dresses!

Kathy and friends are certainly terrific in these 1973 contemporary dresses!

Kathy one last time along with Colleen!  Certainly brings back a lot of fond memories of those school days back then! (This pic courtesy of Blue Senshi, Thanks!)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

William Shatner Sings!!

Sort of, not really, of man this is terrible, a piece of 70s that we'd rather forget.....

Good God in heaven, save us!!............

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Hot Pants Zone, Part 5 - TEOTWAWKI!!

Attention Dear Readers!  As some of you may know, some people have predicted that The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) on Sept. 23, 2017.  It has something to do with a constellation arrangement or something.

Yeah, yeah, I've heard predictions like this before also.  But you never know.  Maybe this time is teh Big One?!??   But I say forget about the stars.  Let's consult the groovy fashions of the 70s to see if there is a sign!  In other words, we are entering, once again, The Hot Pants Zone..............

OMG!  It's a Plaid, Plaid World meets Hots Pants Kicky!!  Does that make this pic "It's a Plaid, Kicky World?!?"  Categories are colliding!  Worlds are colliding. Surely this is a sign!!  The Apocalypse is upon us!!  And Jill seems super excited regardless!!

Oh no!  Now instead of plaid, we have gingham!!  Worlds are colliding again!!  However, Kathy and Colleen seemed unconcerned. (1)  Perhaps that is the best attitude to take!!

70s footwear and Hot Pants!  Throw in the glasses (to protect one's eyes from the nuclear fallout, no doubt!) and we still have worlds colliding!!

Surely this isn't happening!  Who knew that Hot Pants would be a portent of TEOTWAWKI!!  Can this madness continue????
 It can and it does!!  Now we have have Hot Pants and a Tunic.  All sorts of categories are colliding!

As we can see here!!  Forget about the "minor revolution." (2)  We have a full bore existential crisis on our hands here folks!!  Minis, Maxis, Giant Ties, and Hot Pants, oh my!!  And Karen is playing ping pong (excuse me, ahem, I should say Table Tennis, please no nasty comments form all you Table Tennis fans.)

And we have shoelaces on shirts no less!!  Surely this is the sign of TEOTWAWKI.!!  Run to the hills, Take cover!! Worlds are Colliding!!

footnotes:

(1)  Yes, there is a giant hand on the right side.  Whose is it??  Well that will have to wait for another post (assuming the world still exists of course!)

(2) What the heck is a "minor" revolution??

Monday, September 18, 2017

K Club Special, Part 38: Kathy Loghry, Part 5!!

Perhaps this post should be titled "Kathy Loghry, All American Dream Girl."  Because, that is what she was, as we will see as we look at how it all began!!   So let's get Year 6 of this blog started off right!

This is a really nice picture of Kathy taken for a local newspaper article  So how did Kathy get to this point??  We're going to go back to the very earliest part of her career!

She was a contestant for the Rose Bowl queen.  So she was doing lots of beauty stuff early on.  This is from 1966.   I had to include the Gemini capsule part.........So  cool...

Was Kathy a cheerleader, you ask?!?! Yes, yes she was. Let's check it out~~
At Oregon State, she was a member of the Rally Girls. She is at the bottom in this pic.


Hmmm, I seem to detect a pattern here. Kathy seemed to be a favorite in teh local paper, The Oregonian, in those days.  I have that Oregon State Beaver spirit bigly now!!





















Kathy on the left with the OSU beaver on the right.  Okay, okay, this is where I'm VERY tempted to insert a totally inappropriate beaver innuendo.  No! Bad blogger, very, very bad!!


The Rally Squad at the stadium.  Kathy is at the top center.

So as we covered in a previous post (here) she competed in the Centennial Queen competition her junior year.  That led to her first moldeling contract and she was on her way...........
And the local paper, The Oregonian, was very proud of her as you can see here where they did a big article about her early career  This is from 1970 and it states that she did some television commercials. Man, I'd love to find those (I've looked with no luck.)  

If you read the article she comments about a then recent Colgate shampoo commercial "I get pretty wet."   Like I said, I've got to find those commercials!! (2)

And you'll notice that the main pic of her is the same as the very first pic of this post. Hmmmm.

Naturally we know her best from all the groovy catalog appearances that she made, where that million dollar smile of hers was always on display!
This seems to have been part of something else?!?

Ah yes, that's better!  Nice hat!

She did some modeling in Europe also.
Like here for Vestro Catalog from Italy! (1)

I'm seeing Kathy doubles!  She and Shelley appear to be getting squished by a giant hand!!

Oh, it's Kathy again!  So she's smashing herself - twice?!?  Oh well, best to not analyze this too closely! (3)  And on that note it's probably best to wrap this post up!

Once again I'd like to thank all my loyal readers.  I have a feeling that it's going to be a fantastic year 6 here at the Kathy Loghry Blogspot!!

footnotes:

(1) This pic is courtesy of AL from Italy.  Thanks!!

(2) You might take time to read this article.  In it Kathy states that she was modeling mostly for ages 16 - 18 and that she wasn't sure how long see could so "the young" thing.  Well, she pulled it off for quite a long career!!

(3)  These two pics are courtesy of Blue Senshi! Thanks!!