“How to dress as if money were no object.” These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1959-59.
“It’s the fashion to wear made-to-order face powder!” These ads for Charles of the Ritz cosmetics date from 1959-66.
“Every man wants his woman on a pedestal.” These Rogers lingerie adverts date from 1960.
“Your winter in amethyst.” This eight-page advert for women’s fashions made from various Steven’s Fine Fabrics dates from 1960.
“A fresh contrast of melodic strings and swinging vocal patterns.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “The Sweet and the Swingin'” by Paul Weston, released in 1960.
These images are from the Italian Lambretta calendars dating from 1967-70. Each year featured a different model throughout, including Jean Shrimpton, Claudine Auger, Marisa Mell and Raffaella Carrà.
“Handknits for all the family.” This small, A6 magazine by Patons & Beehive was published in 1963. It included instructions for nine designs as well as images of a selection of their other patterns. There was also hints and tips on various aspects of handknitting.
“Wouldn’t you rather have a Buick?” These ads for Buick cars are from 1964-65.
“The wedding of pairs of songs.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Double Exposures” by Manny Albam & His Orchestra, 1960.
“Pick Dole: the pineapple with the fresh fruit taste.” This ad campaign for Dole “Hawaiian Pineapple” dates from 1962-66. Each advert also included a recipe.
Big Band Standards With An Oriental Flavour This weeks Sunday lounge listening is “Accent on Bamboo” by Tak Shindo, 1960.
“Taste that beats the others cold!” This ad campaign from Pepsi-Cola date from late 1966 to mid 1969.
“You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” This ad campaign for Honda scooters dates from 1964 to early 1966.
“Some people have all the fun.” This ad campaign for Honda scooters is from 1966.
“Honda shapes the world of wheels.” This ad campaign for Honda scooters is from 1967.
“You’re in the Pepsi generation!”These ads for Pepsi-Cola date from mid 1964 to 1966.
“Thinking young is flying to a picnic!”These ads for Pepsi-Cola date from 1961 to mid 1964.
“They entertain the modern way!”These lovely illustrated ads for Pepsi-Cola date from the end of 1959 though 1960.
“Young gentry sport shirts.” These spiffy menswear catalogue images are from a 1966 JC Penneys catalogue and feature an array of mildly amused men sporting knitted cardigans, pullovers and shirts.
“Get in on the swinging sound!” Here’s a selection of images featuring children playing musical instruments from various catalogues dating from 1970-90’s.
“Exciting as a night on the town…” These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.
“How to let your hair down. Apex style.” These ads for Apex hair products date from 1960-69.
“Flagg shoes, for the outspoken few.” These ads for Flagg Bros men’s shoes date from 1966-72.
“What this generation needs is a formal education.”These ads for After Six formal menswear date from 1956 to 1979.
“What do they mean clean…clean…clean?” These ads for Fleischmann’s gin date from 1960-63.
“Italian designers capture tone of ‘way out’ world.”Space-age fashions from Ebony magazine, October 1965.
Last Christmas I bought myself a large pile of vintage Blue Peter annuals. It was never one of my favourite programmes on telly, but I did enjoy the craft items they made out of toilet rolls and sticky back plastic! Here’s a few Christmas crafts from various annals dating from 1965-82.