Monday, March 27, 2017

That's So 70s - High Rise Pants, Part 6!!

Has it really been over a year since we explored that wacky 70s fashion craze of the the High Rise Pants?!?  Granted, they don;t generate the heart pounding excitement of the mini skirts or the swimwear.  Still they had their moments!!

Like here with Kathy and Karen.  Let's face, high risers (along with some of the other 70s fashions like bodysuits) required a certain, well, body shape to pull off.

Perhaps that's why we don't see them so much these days.  Not everyone can pull off that look anymore.

Yep, the "Lean Body Look" is a relic of a by gone era.   Gee, thanks high fructose corn syrup for transforming America!!

Those high risers were even great in four piece ensembles!

Even the guys got into the act!  Well, let's not go there.  Let's get back to the gals shall we?!?

Much, much better!

Sometimes it was kinda difficult to tell if the pants worn by the models were high risers or not.  Like here with Kathy and Colleen.  Colleen definitely has the high rise look going on, but what about Kathy?  I can't quite tell, the pic at the lower left is cut off.......

Oh yeah, no doubt about it!!

High Rise pants meant High Flying fun for the jet setters in the 70s!!

I just had to throw this pic in the post, not sure why.  All I can say is "That's soooo 70s!!)

One more look at Karen and Kathy.  "Why are they so happy?" you ask.  Well you would be too if you killing it in those 70s High Rise Pants man!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

K Club Special, Part 33 - Kay Campbell, Part 5!!

It's time for another Kay Club Special on K Campbell!!

Two girls for every boy!!  And what a great way to start off with Kay, Colleen, and friends on the cover of the 1969 Penneys Fall and Winter catalog! (1)

And why not stay with Kay and Colleen from 1969! (1)

And with Cay Sanderson and Wendy Hill! (1)

 Now we are in 1971 and staying with JCPenneys, Kay in a long dress!

 And in a short dress (with stylish hoodie!)

All Kay in all stripes all the time.  It's a Kay Campbell overload!

Now we've moved to 1973, and yep we're still staying with JCPenney for this Kay Campbell special.

And Kay with Kathy in some groovy 1973 JCP syles!  After all this is the Kathy Loghry Blogspot, so we have to have at least one pic of her.

We've had Kay pics from 1969, 1971, and 1973, so perhaps we should change that pattern.....
Nah, I'm an engineer by training, we like patterns, and why mess with a winning formula.   This is Kay from 1975 in JCPenneys!

Kathy, Kay, and Karen.  1975 was a very, very good year for JCPenney! (1)

It's 1977 and Kay is still going strong!  She had a simply amazing career!

Kathy and Kay together again!  Two classic models from teh GOlden Age of teh Big Book catalogs!


(1) These pics are courtesy of Blue Senshi.  Thanks!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sizzlin' By the Shore - Part 11 Spring Break Edition!!

The following is a continuation of a conversation between a guy and his grandson about the 70s.
"Hey son, it's Spring Break.  Do you have any plans?"

"Nah, I don't know Grandpa. I guess I'll just hang out here with my friends."

"I don't know whats wrong with you kids these days.  Back when I was in college, going down to Florida was a rite of passage.  Say, I think I know how I can motivate you!"

"Oh wow, Grandpa, I see what you mean!" (1)

"Hey son, where are you going?"

"To Panama City, right now!"

 "Look at all those beautiful bikini models just waiting for me!"

"Son, you can borrow my old 'boom box'.  Perfect for the beach, it's sure to be hit with all the ladies."
"Uhh, I don't think so Grandpa.  Thanks anyway."

"Or perhaps you should check out some of my old swim trunks. They were lady killers"
"That's QUITE all right Grandpa, I'm good.  I'm kinda thinking the whole 'His n Her' thing is over with.  You actually wore that?!?!" (2)

"Well, that was a few years, and a few pounds, ago.

"Grandpa, I better leave now before you pull out anything else that is even more embarrassing."

"Well have fun, but not too much fun, you know what I mean.
"Oh I plan on having fun alright!  I just hope there are some babes like this where I'm going!"

 "Sigh, I remember all those Spring Breaks out on the beach.  The girls in those groovy 70s swimsuits..."

"Yep, those were the days alright.  And it seemed like the girls back then were just better looking, or is that just me."

"It's just you Grandpa."
"I'm not sure about that son."

"Yeah now I'm definitely sure that the gals were better looking back then.  Son, my heart may not be able to take much more of this!" (1) (3)

"Yep this is definitely not good for my old heart.  Son....SON, where did that boy go?  Well I guess he's heading to the beach for Spring Break after all!"


(1)  These pics are courtesy of Blue Senshi.  Thanks!

(2) This pic is very strange when you look at it.  Both girls are looking at that guy on the right, but he's not paying any attention to them.  He's like "Yeah, whatever."  Meanwhile the guy in the back is fixated on the blonde who clearly is dissing him.

(3) And I'm sure that our avid readers will recognize that lovely lady with Kathy.
 "Well, are you going to go for it"

And her today at age 60. Amazing, simply amazing

Monday, March 6, 2017

Random Goodness: Roaman's!

No, that's not a typo.  It's Roaman's, not Romans. (1)  "What the heck does he mean by that?"  You may be wondering.  Well Roaman's is just another in our ever "expanding" (2) collection of catalogs from the 70s!  Groovy Baby!!

"The Young Look for Large and Half Sizes."  Oh no, apparently Roaman's specialized in fashions for, ahem, how should I oh so carefully put this, plus size women (obviously a "growth" industry here in America, okay THAT was uncalled for.  Bad blogger, VERY BAD Blogger.)

Certainly our favorite 70s catalog models wouldn't be found here.  After all they were all stick thin.....
......And you would be wrong in that assumption.  Somehow I doubt that Kathy or Dottie had to do much stretching in order to get into these two way S-T-R-E-T-C-H shirts and pants.

Even Colleen and Peggy appeared in the pages of Roaman's. But surely they wouldn't DARE put any of these skinny models in moo moos.  Would they???

 Well, yes they would, and they did!!  Still Kathy makes even a smock top look good!.

Well as good as a smock top can look anyway.  Note the wording "Save time and Energy..."  Look, any gal that has to wear these probably shouldn't worry about saving energy! (Sorry, there I go again.  Bad Blogger!)

I'm sorry, but both Colleen and Peggy look like those garments are about to swallow them up!

I assume that the O's pretty much just let the X's win that game!

More typical Roaman's fare.  Yawn.

A nice pic of Kathy.  That'll certainly perk me up!  That particular pose by Kathy is one I've seen in several of her other pics.  It's always been one of my favorites.  And, BTW, whenever they talk about fashions been "flattering" or having a "layered" look, that means it's basically trying to cover everything up.

Interesting.  This is basically a nice way of saying "Hey, you keep getting our catalog, but you haven't ordered anything.  Order something or else."  I suppose they had to do that.  Still I like the part about opening a "Stretch" credit line (and you thought I was bad!)

I've commented on this before, but it is amazing to look back at 1976, the year of The Bicentennial. Compared to today, it was pretty low key in the Rah, Rah, USA, USA stuff.  This one Roaman's catalog had more about the Bicentennial than all the other big name catalogs combined.

Still I had to notice the line "Good taste is the same for any woman, size 8 to 58 (shudder, the horror, the horror.)


(1) Of all the mail order catalogs that were around in the 70s, Roaman's is one of the few that is still going.  I suppose their niche market was a growth market after all (Bad blogger, VERY VERY Bad.)

(2) Pun intended.