Virginia Slims 120’s ~ Cigarette Adverts [1985]

“The longest Slims of all.”
These ads for Virginia Slims 120’s cigarettes date from 1985.

Virginia Slims Ultra Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987-1988]

“The lightest style of Slims.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Ultra Lights cigarettes date from 1987-88.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1960’s-1980’s] Fat Fingered Men

“We make Virginia Slims especially for women because they are biologically superior to me.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-84 and were slightly tongue in cheek.

Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1984] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes with a plain white background date from 1980-84.

Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1985] Style 1

“In the crush-proof purse pack.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes date from 1980-85 and continued in the same two styles as the original cigarettes.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980’s] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1980-89 and continue in the same style as the previous decade.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1991] Style 1

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1980-91.

Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1988-1989]

“The slimmest slim!”
This ad campaign for Capari cigarettes dates from 1988-89.

Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987]

“The slimmest slim in town.”
This ad campaign for Capari cigarettes dates from 1987.

Musical Instruments in Catalogues [1960’s to 1990’s]

“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.

Blue Peter Annual Christmas Crafts [1962-1982]

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.

White Swan Uniforms ~ Adverts [1970’s-1980’s]

“Professionally styled for cool efficiency.”
These ads for White Swan Uniforms are from 1971-88.

Children’s Fancy Dress Patterns [1970’s-1990’s]

“Costumes galore!”
Wondering what to dress up for Halloween this year? Look no further!

Frightful Trading Card Wrappers [1980’s]

“Cards – Stickers – Bubblegum”
Here’s a selection of horror movie themed trading card wrappers by Topps from the 1980’s.

LoveLines: Girls Accessories ~ Catalogues [1988]

“LoveLines”
LoveLines were a range of girls accessories produced by Delavennat in 1988. The line included sunglasses, umbrellas, bags, purses and a few other accessories.

Hanes Alive: Support Pantyhose ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“No one knows I’m wearing support pantyhose.”
These Hanes Alive support pantyhose adverts date from between 1979-83.

Hanes “Gentlemen Prefer Hanes” ~ Adverts [1970’s-1980’s]

“Gentlemen Prefer Hanes”
These unashamedly awful Hanes pantyhose adverts date from between 1973-84. Each one features a man leering at another woman’s legs whilst out with his wife or girlfriend. I don’t know about them being gentlemen, more like creepymen!

Magic Shaving Powder ~ Adverts [1960’s-1980’s]

“She’ll flip with your cool magic.”
These ads for Magic Shaving Powder and Magic After Shave Cream by Carson date between 1964-81.

National Girobank ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Free record token when you open an account.”
These ads for National Girobank are from 1982-84. The account was for 15 to 19 year olds and offered record tokens as an incentive to open an account.

Barclays Bank “Supersavers Club” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Add a little excitement to your interest.”
These ads for the children’s Supersavers account from Barclays Bank are from 1982-85. The ads were aimed at teenagers.

Midland Bank “Griffin Savers” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“New Griffin Savers Account has a lot to offer young savers.”
This Midland Bank advert is from 1984-85. I had the Griffin Savers Account myself and still have the dictionary and pencil case somewhere!

NatWest “On Line Account” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Isn’t it time you replaced your piggy bank?”
These graphic design style ads for NatWest banks On Line account are from 1986-87. The account was aimed at teenagers.

NatWest “Ade Edmonson” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Not everyone Ade Edmonson met was a complete and utter b…”
Young Ones character Vivian, played by comedian Ade Edmonson, advertised for Natwest bank in 1987 (print & TV).

Debbie Gibson “Natural Wonder Cosmetics” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Pretty was never so pure.”
These ads for Natural Wonder Cosmetics by Revlon are from 1988-90, during which time Debbie Gibson was spokeswoman.

Debbie Gibson “Electric Youth” Perfume ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Electric Youth – The electric fragrance!”
These ads for Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” perfume are from 1989-90. It was produced by Revlon and distributed by Natural Wonder Cosmetics, which Debbie Gibson advertised between 1988-90.

Shockwaves by Wella ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Send out Shockwaves.”
These hair product ads for Shockwaves by Wella are from 1986.

17 Cosmetics “Real Girls Wear” ~ Adverts [1986]

“Real girls wear 17 Cosmetics.”
These ads for 17 Cosmetics by Boots are from 1986.

17 Cosmetics “Looks Even Better On A Girl”~ Adverts [1985]

“Looks even better on a girl.”
These ads for 17 Cosmetics by Boots are from 1985.