Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Anniversary Pantsets from Aldens!

And just in time to go yachting!!

Or maybe just boating.  Still they look great!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Spring Has Sprung (Almost Anyway!)

And back in the 70s, we celebrated the arrival of Spring in style!!

Karen, Kathy, and Pam looking sharp!!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Aldens Catalog 1974

Featuring Colleen Corby!!

 Double knit polyester never looked so good!

A smiling Colleen, which is nice!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sizzlin' Sleepwear, That's Amore!!

Because these are from Italy in 1973!!

I can't say I can read much of the descriptions except that "pigiama" probably pajamas and "notte" probably means night.  Whatever.  Kathy is modeling a "vestaglia lunga" (maybe that means long robe?) What ever it is, she is absolutely killing it (nice mirror by the way.)

A close up from above.  Now Kathy sports a "camicia de notte corta" (short night wrap??)  In any language that means "That's Amore!"

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

That's So 70s: Shirts and Skirts!

Penny's Style!!

 With "Add On Soft Shirtings"

All I can say is "That's So 70s!!"

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Random Weirdness: 70s Photoshopping Magic Continued!

And as promised...

Kathy joins the Jewel Tea virtual tour of the USA! And as an added bonus, we have a His 'n Her couples shoot.  Hmmm, the guy on teh left looks like he may be a little jealous.  Not sure jealous of who however - after all they are in San Francisco!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Random Weirdness: 70s's Photo Shopping Magic!

And this time we're going to tour the USA.  Well sort of, thanks to 70s photo shopping magic thanks to Jewel Tea Catalog!

 Nice floppy bow and leg kick!!  Now let's get this virtual tour started!!

 You feel like these models are really in front of the Statue of Liberty!!

Next we're in Washington in front of the White House!!

And now in front of San Francisco Bay!

 Now we are in NYC.  Man these ladies sure do get around!!

And finally Niagara Falls!  Hmmm, they seem a little too close to teh water to me!!

But where's Kathy??  Surely we can't leave her off of this wonderful tour of the USA!!  Well stay tuned!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Random Weirdness: A little Bit of Everything!

From Sears no less!!  So much to unpack here....

 Pinwale corduroy pantsuits with big fluffy bows and groovy berets to to top it off!!
Oh yeah, not to mention some of the hottest models of 70s. What's not to like?!?!

Monday, February 12, 2018

That's so 70s: High Rise Pants

When you think of 70s pants, you may think of bell bottoms, but....

 They were known for their High Risers also!! (and who calls them "trousers" anymore?!?)

Well, they DID have a hint of the Bell Bottom look too!!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Random Goodness: The Tops Have It!!

Textured nylon knit tops from Aldens that is!!!
Pat Miles and Kathy are all smiles!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

K Club Special, Part 41 - Rande Hague!!

Confession time.  I've been meaning to do  a K Club Special on Rande's career for some time.  For one reason or another, I've always pushed it back.  Well no more!!

While Rande's name may not ring a bell with many, I'm sure you've seen pics....
Yeah admit it, we have all just happened along the "delicates" section of the Big Book catalogs.  And Rande was a regular there.  In fact she was The Body way, way before Elle MacPherson could claim that title!!

Here is Rande with Peggy Palmer and an unidentified model.  Yep, they are perfectly dressed for a walk through a jungle!!  Well, if you are The Body, why not???

So did Rande appear in other sections of those iconic Big Book catalogs??  Well yes, but so much
Like here where she has a LOT more clothes on!!

Or here modeling some winter robes!!

But mostly she could be found in this section.  After all, she was The Body!!

And when you have a title like that,you have to have the perfect measurements, right down to the head size!!

Hmmm, I guess that these models really were human mannequins!!

And she was able to model like this for a long time...
Here she is in 1966.

And again in 1975!!

And not only was she popular in Penneys and Sears catalogs, she appeared in others like here from Spiegel (yeah, a lot of the pics from those sections of the Big Book catalogs were black and white, which is a shame.)

But they weren't all black and white!  Hmmm, it seems that the other two models are focused on Rande.  Perhaps they were the ones that were "body conscious" of The Body!!

All I can say here is "sweet dreams!"

Friday, February 2, 2018

Random Weirdness: The Pantsuit, The Jumpsuit, Oh My!!

Catalog fashions in the 70s appeared to be obsessed with suits and jumping things.  Previously we had jumpers now we have....
The pantsuits AND the jumpsuit which they called Pants Dressing!! I think that I'm over suited for this!!