Friday, 10 February 2012

Vintage Ad: Counselor's Turned-On Bath Scales 1970



Back in the day, when even watching your weight could be a 'Groovy' experience!
These scales were advertised as being 'perfect for gifts'...although something tells me that there may be one in this particular collection that nobody could truly appreciate receiving as a gift! There are still some of these vintage Counselor bathroom scales around. I've even found a few of the ones in this advert currently available for sale online via the links at the end of the post.
  



                                    Counselor's turned-on bath scales
                                             The Way-Out  Weigh-ins
Twelve Op Art designs in bold, vibrant, NOW colors. Low-profile scales hug floor. Large, easy read dials. Perfect for gifts! At better department stores. By Counselor, The Brearley Company. Rockford. Illinois 61105.


                                                                    IMAGE CREDIT
               Image and original text  scanned by Sweet Jane from Seventeen Magazine April 1970.


                                                              Currently available for sale on Ebay

                                                                    Currently available for sale here

                                                               Currently available for sale on Etsy

                                                               Currently available for sale on Etsy

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Vintage Advert: Psychedelic Zodiac 1970


If he's dashing (a Leo) and you're shy (a Virgo) here's a bold idea. And that's no Taurus! Help him get through to the true you. Give him a sign on the letters you write. Eaton's Zodiac letter papers, note papers and tablets in lively colors have your personal Zodiac sign. You'll find them anywhere from just $1.25. Coupon in every box gets you a wild Zodiac poster 23" in diameter for just $1.00.


                                                               IMAGE CREDITS
                             Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Seventeen Magazine April 1970.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Queen Magazine 1969

                                                    
                                                     RAINSHINE

All in the mood for showers and sun, the newest rainwear look comes all sleek and shiny; feather-weight ciré nylon, gleaming PVC. Fun, new, and the most basic common sense, trousers are coming in to go out in the rain.

Reversible cotton gaberdine and daffodil yellow PVC raincoat, 17gns, over PVC trousers, £4.
The raincoat, hooks and eyes on the gaberdine side, has fly-front on the PVC side; designed by Daniel Hechter for Weathergay; at Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1. Yellow ciré rain hat, wide stitched brim, by Bermona, 2 gns; at Miss Selfridge, W1. Silver snakeskin brooch pinned to hat, £6; heavy silver link bracelet, £5 10s; a selection of rings; all at The Purple Shop, Chelsea Antique Market. Gold little finger ring, £35; at Kutchinsky, 69 Brompton Road, SW3.

Shiny yellow PVC short jacket, hooded, fastening with silvery studs, £4 5s, by Weathergay; at John Lewis, Oxford Street, W1. PVC trousers. £4, by Weathergay; at Harrods, Squiggle pattern cotton shirt £4 15s; at Emmerton Lambert, Chelsea Antique Market. Black and white crêpe scarf around waist, 12s 6d to £2 5s; from a selection at Emmerton Lambert. Silver tassel necklace with a turquoise centre, £4 10s; big coin ring set in silver, £10; both at The purple shop. Wellington boots, £3 9s 11d; at Russell & Bromley.

Wetly gleaming mulberry ciré nylon, feather-light; a rain suit with silvery studs, turn- ups on trousers, £6 19s 6d, by Weathergay; at Harrods. White crêpe blouse, with a double collar, elastic at waist, 5gns, by Alice Pollock; at Quorum, 52 Radnor Walk, SW3. Burgundy, yellow and white silk crêpe scarf, 12s 6d to £2 5s; from a selection at Emmerton Lambert, Chelsea Antique Market. Large victorian ring with silver mount £8 10s; small matching ring £5; both at The Purple shop at the Chelsea Antique Market.


                                                            PHOTO CREDITS
             All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane  from Queen Magazine 19th March 1969.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Vintage Ad: Mary Quant/Rave Magazine July 1966





                       
                     MARY QUANT GIVES YOU THE BARE ESSENTIALS
MARY QUANT BRINGS MAKE-UP UP TO DATE! Everything you need, nothing you don't, for the face of the moment. The bare essentials. It's a great breakthrough, based on what models actually use. Mary talked to dozens. They gave her the bare facts. Planned for today's bare bony big eyed look: Starkers, the nude make-up. Face Lighter, Face shapers to bring out, minimise, camouflage what you've got. Eye-Shapers Liquid Shadow in unobvious colours like Grape, Slate. Blot-Out to give lips a fair bare start. Brown Lip Shaper. Brush Lipsticks. In fact chisel brushes for everything. Madly Professional ! Nail colours geared to today's clothes: Chrome, PVC White, Camel +. In pairs, so you can combine them to make a third. Everything compact, portable, fussless. It's the quick commando beauty kit of the moment. The bare essentials for every girl who want's today's face. Strip-cartoon instructions give you the know-how step by step; get them from Mary Quant, 3 Ives Street, London SW3.


                                                                     IMAGE CREDIT
                                       Image scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine July 1966.
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