Friday, June 29, 2018

Random Weirdness: The Fabrics Of JCPenney!

One thing about the Big Book catalogs of the 70s, they were always pushing those man-made fabrics!

Arnel Triacetate.  I have a MS in Chem E and I have no earthly idea what that is!! Whatever it is I'm sure it's "groovy baby!"

Flax and Rayon.  Well the flax sounds natural.  The Rayon, er, not so much.

When all else fails, let's go with Dacron Polyester!!  The fabric that clothed America, dang it!!

Polyester knits.  Need I say more?!? Nope!!

Cotton?!?!?! COTTON?!?!?! That's not man made.  How the heck did that slip into this post???  Oh well, Cay, Kay, and Wendy look great in man made or artificial fabs!! (Gotta love the lace up boots, All I can say is "That's Soooo 70s!!!)

So where does all this random man made madness leave us , you ask???

Well with something called "The Mixables."  Sounds like a 70s "key" party gone wrong.....

Yeah, the gal second to the left seems a little miffed at the gal on the far left.  If it was a "key" party, I wonder why????

Monday, June 25, 2018

Random Goodness: Summer Dresses!

From Sears where America shops, or used to shop, or whatever....

Kathy and Kay and friends looking very classy and very dressy!!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Simply Simplicity!!

For some reason ponchos were are regular thing in the DIY sewing world....

Maybe because they were "Super Simple!"  Get it?  Super simple is Simply Simplicity!! And with Kathy and friend those ponchos look simply super!!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day from the Men of Mantique!!

Yep dear readers.  They're back and badder than ever.  The one, the only,........

The Men of Mantique!!

And just in time for Father's Day!! And you thought that a card and a golf shirt would do!?!?! No, no, no dear readers!!!  In the 70s, Father's Day gifts were much, much snazzier!!  Leisure suits, jumpsuits, giant collars oh my!!

And Funky, let's not forget that the Men of Mantique were nothing if not "Funky!!"

Now, now, I understand that this Mantique Madness may be too much for some of our sensitive readers.  So let's step back and check out the ladies!!

The poodle is NOT amused by The Mantique Madness!!

 Yeah, These gals look every bit the opposite of The Men of Mantique

But the ladies were ready to throw down some funky clothes and party themselves!!  This was the 70s after all.  And when they showed up what were teh guys wearing?!?!?

Mantique!! That's what!!  In bold and hard-hitting sport coats!!!  That, my friends, is the Magic of Mantique!!

Oh, Happy Father's Day to all!  Enjoy your boring polo shirts while dreaming of Mantique!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Bodysuits and Miscellany! Oh My!

Take The Young Approach.......

And I wonder what the author was thinking when he wrote that. Better not go there!  Let's face it, there's a whole lot of cuteness going on here.  Kathy is wearing something called "shortcake."  Not sure what to say about that!!

Monday, June 11, 2018

K Club Special, Part 43 - Kay Campbell, Part 6!!

Well dear readers, it's time once again for our yearly specials of the K Club (1) "Big Four" of the 70s Big Book catalogs.  That would be Kay Campbell, Karen Bruun, Coleen Corby, and, of course, Kathy Loghry.

So starting off we focus, once again, on "The Queen of the Catalogs" Kay Campbell...
So why not start off with Kay in Sears circa 1971?!?

And in Penneys, of course!!

Yep, Kay would show up everywhere including here in Beeline catalog!

Wow it's Kay times seven for total Kay overload!!

"Scarfing?!?!" All I know is it's Kay times six here!!

Kay in Aldens.  Never heard of Mister Marty.  I gues sthat was one that didn't catch on.

Typical Kay pic from JCPenney's in the mid 70s.

This pic and the one below came from some crochet mag. (courtesy of Retrospace.)

Early 70s Bellas Hess catalog - Kay with Cay for a Kay Cay two yer!!

Another Kay Cay combo from Seventeen.  You gotta love the hat and box purse!!

 Late 60s Penney's!!

 Prom time!!  And the ladies wore gloves back then.  Man, have we come a long way baby since then - a long way down into the gutter that is (sorry, I had to add a little commentary there.)

Okay, okay, back to the pics.

Kay was known to get the some of teh toughest items to sell.  Items like......
This.  Whatever it was.  Even Kay doesn't have her normal beaming smile with this outfit.  All I can say is "That's no way to treat a queen!!"

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Weekend Warriors

It's been a while since I posted a video, so here's two...

The first abut partying in the 80s......

And now today....

Somehow the promise didn't meet the reality...

Just saying, something to think about......

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

That's So 70s: His 'n Her Leisure Suits!

What says 70s more than leisure suits or HIs 'n Her coordinates??  SO=o why not combine the two!!  What could be better??

Well what if they were not only leisure suits, not only his 'n her coordinates, but also made from brushed twill!!  We have ourselves a 70s fashion winner here folks!!

Those shirts are killing it!!  They make the whole package.  With these outfits who wouldn't have a big smile on their face like Kathy and friend!! All I can say is "That's Soooo 70s!"

Friday, June 1, 2018