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Spectacular 1970's Handcrafted Fashions!
So here's the thing. I'm not going to get you a podcast this week. Work stuff has intruded again, among other things.
So instead, I'm sharing some amazing 1970's handmade fashion goodness, thanks to Crista, who spied this set of Creative Hands books at a garage sale and offered to send them to me.
There is So. Much. Vintage. Goodness. in these books. Today, I'll just focus on all the knit, crochet, and sewn fashion pictures. Because in my opinion, there is no greater awesome than 1970 fashion photography.
Like here. Oh, that giant hair, and the model's vaguely perturbed reaction to apparently finding herself in a rock-and-scrap-metal quarry.
If you can match your hat band, watch band, and necktie, and be patriotic all at once, then my friend, you are one stylish multitasker.
So much to love here - the needlepoint vest, all those little bows on the front of the dress, and those crazy head-outlining braids!
I am not kidding when I say, give me this stuff over some anorexic 18 year-old with messy hair, a sullen expression, and too much airbrushing any day of the week.
Who knew ponchos could be so pensive?
…Or so dang dramatic? (Bonus: tassels you can really defend yourself with!)
I have a couple great dude shots for you, too. I adore the expression of this one: "What? Your girl didn't knit you a sweater? Oh, I disdain you so strongly."
Seriously, don't we all wish this was what they did with those boyfriend sweaters we knit them?
Yeah, sure, hand-embroidered caftan and all, but what I really want to know is, what the heck is holding up that bun?!
I don't even know where to begin here… That amazingly complicated hairstyle? The fact that the dress says both "boudoir" and "baby blanket" simultaneously? The silver shoes I would snap up in a heartbeat if I ever found them in a thrift store? The brandy snifter? The humerus-bracelet?
…Still, if you want to talk hottie yarn dresses, I think this one has my vote. Bonus points for it being apparently unlined, and for the "Let's see, which of the men groveling at my feet shall I choose?" pose.
Last one: and it says to me, "Yee-haw! Let's sneak through the Biggest Doors In the World!"
Yeah, I joke around, but it's out of extreme love. 70's is glory time to me.
Also, this is not the last you'll see of these books.