Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Winter Coats of JCPenney!!

Deep in the heart of winter, but do not fear dear readers!!  The 1974 JCPenneys Fall Winter catalog is here to keep you warm!!

 Russian Styling?!?!  Even back in 1974 those dastardly Russian bots were meddling!!

 Do not fear dear friends, it's imitation fur.  Still it looks cozy warm!!

 Yeah, you gotta love the hat.  What a way to be stylish and warm at the same time!!

One last pic from the 74 Penney's catalog: double breasted short coats to stay warm all winter long!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!!

To all of my loyal readers!!

May you feel Heavenly this Holiday Season!!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Spiegel Catalog FW 1971

Some great pics from the 1971 FW Spiegel Big BVook catalog.....

 Colleen and Karen in a Wardrobe of Knits - Cool!!

 Juniors love Fun - Yes!!

 Fun Country Casuals with Kathy and Karen!!!

 More Colleen and Karen!!

 Colleen and some groovy pants - just in time for Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Merry Christmas from 1975 JCPenney's Christmas Catalog!

Once upon a time the season of Christmas officially began when those magically Christmas catalogs started to show up in the mail.  Talk about excitement among all the boys and girls!!

Wait a minute here!! What's this??? Clothes??? Where are the toys!!

Yep, it looks like this post is going to be about the groovy 70s fashions, sorry kiddos. By the way, nice hat!!

Like I said, nice hat!!

 From groovy hats to groovy scarves, I'm feeling the Christmas spirit all ready!!

And when you needed to dress up for those Christmas parties, JCPenney's had those elegant gowns for every occasion.

 And when you needed to go casual, those Christmas catalogs had that too!!

See what I mean!!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Time is Sweater Time!!

If there is one item of clothing that defines the Christmas season it's sweaters!!  So previously we looked at some groovy His 'n Her sweaters for the season, but what else did the Big Book catalogs of the 70s offer??

And pullover sweaters are ALWAYS in style!!

More pullovers!!

When the pullovers just won't do, it's time to pull out The Big Sweaters (whatever that means!!)

My eyes are burned out by all the checkers!!

Classic sweaters from Sears - just in time for all your Christmas gift giving needs!!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Some New Sites!!

Hey I found a couple of new Facebook sites that followers of this blog may be interested in....

This site looks back on models of the 60s and 70s.  There are a lot of stuff on our favorite catalog models including Kathy....

Kathy and Karen together, hmmm, seems like I've seen this before...

Yeah that's where!!  I do like the art work.

There is also a photo album on that site titled "70s Kathy Loghry and Karen Bruun - The Catalog Queens." 

Hmmm, some of those pics look very familiar somehow!!  

There is also a Colleen fan site that you may want to check out also.

That site did a series called "Colleen's Cohorts where they featured models that Colleen modeled with over her career.  There was also a Top Five list where Kathy finished 3rd behind Kay Campbell and Cay Sanderson - two models featured regularly on this site also!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Time is Couples Time!!

And what better time for couples to dress alike???  That's right, there is no better time of the year!!

And with knit sweaters no less!!

Speaking of Christmas sweaters................................

 The His 'n Her Huggables with all the zaniness of the season!!  What are Kathy and her partner trying to do?? Win the matching ugly Christmas sweater contest?!?!?

Yep, apparently so!!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hey, Why Not More Sleepwear?!?!?

Yes, I'm on a roll.  And if that roll is sleepwear, well, that can't be all bad!!

But wait, what do I see approaching???????

Oh no!!  It's the PLAIDS again!!  This time the plaids have invaded sleepwear.  Was nothing safe from the evil plaid madness of the 70!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

More Sleepwear!!

For those long cold winter nights!!

From flowers to apples!!  Why is it necessary to add props for these sleepwear shops???

Very nice!!

Finally some mother / daughter matching gowns. Not quite PajamaGram, but close!!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Winter Sleeping Wear!!

For those long, cold winter nights!!

 Sooo, what's the deal with the flowers?!?!?  And why is Kathy the only model without one?!?!

Kathy and Barbara!!  However, Kathy does seemed too pleased.  Perhaps it was the flower thing???

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Shopping with Greenland Studios!!

Forget Black Friday and even the internet dear readers!! Back in 1972, we did our Christmas shopping from the comfort of home thanks to Greenland Studios!!

For those of you that have no idea what I'm talking about, Greenland Studios was one of those low budget catalogs where you could find all sorts of trinkets and gadgets - perfect for those last minute stocking stuffers!!

For example here is atypical page: a way to preserve stuff in plastic, a 13th century clock, some copper kitchen pots and pans, and a pagoda lamp among other treasures!!

 I doubt that the nutcracker would really work.

 Everything to improve your looks, catch your dinner, and sleep better all on one page!! What a catalog!!

The main item here that caught my eye was the phone attachment that allows two people to talk in the same phone!!  What will those tech geniuses think of next!!

Introducing The Wankel the pollution free engine of tomorrow.   With a name like that I'm sure it's legit.  After all you see those engines everywhere today!! Oh wait, maybe not......

One drop of glue!! Hey aren't they still pushing that stuff on TV today!!

Astronaut's 100 yr. pen from NASA!!  I heard that instead of spending millions of dollars developing a pen that writes in zero g, those dastardly Ruskies decided to use.......a pencil instead.

Gratuitous picture of dastardly Ruskies!!

Of course, no 70s catalog would be complete without clothes!!
 Elegant evening fashions from Greenland Studios!!

 Kathy and Karen again!  Where they in EVERY catalog in the 70s!!

Kathy in a wig!!

"There's sensual magic in musk oil".  Certainly that will attract a man!!

And in case it doesn't............................................
There's the vibrator tingle bullet!!  Uhhh, I better not comment further. Like I said, Greenland Studios had something for all of your needs!!

And to pay for all these magical treasures!!

You can use your Dinners Club, BankAmericard, or Master Charge card!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!