Thursday, June 22, 2017

Let's Groove this Blog Up!!

Okay, okay, hot on the heels of last week's surprise Thursday post, I decided to make it a regular feature.... a regular Thursday feature of the mostest awesomeness groovy videos from the 60s and 70s that is!!

Yeah, yeah, no Kathy pics, but that's okay!!  Let's Groove This Baby, baby!!

Feel the grove Baby!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

K Club Special - Part 35, Karen Bruun - Part 5

Karen Bruun was certainly a fixture i teh Big Book Catalogs for a long, long time.  We've covered her career before in previous K Club Special posts.....\

So let's take a closer look at her career one more time!!

Karen was a fixture in all the Big Book Catalogs of the 70s, including Wards....

And Eaton's.  (1)

Why not another pic from that Eaton's catalog?  This time with Cay Sanderson! (1)

Naturally she was popular in the mainstream catalogs like JCP here (along with Kathy and Kay)

Whoops, another Eaton's pic, this time with Colleen! (1)

Karen was also popular in print ads of the era.  However, this product is kind of bizarre.  You could dye bedspreads and such with it.  That doesn't sound like a good idea to me. And apparently it wasn't.

A pic from late in Karen's career in 1981.  Still looking good!

 And on the cover of Simpsons Sears along with Dottie!!

Simply lovely, classic, and elegant.  Karen was the quintessential strawberry blonde!

One last pic of Kathy and Karen. What a pair!  They were the ultimate blonde tag team champions of 70s Big Book catalogs! (1)


(1) These pics courtesy of JJ's Playhouse.  Thanks!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sizzlin' Summertime Sleepwear - Part 9!!

Of course the Summer sun keep the action sizzlin' on the beach, but the Summer nighttime sizzled too with all the hot and groovy sleepwear form the 70s Big Book Catalogs!!

"Shirting the Issue?"  Certainly not!  Karen, Barbara, Kathy, Kay and friend are scorching hot in these summertime sleepwear fashions from JCP!

I'm sure most of you gravitated to the cute gals on the right thus missing the gigantic V thing on the left which probably stands for Victory.  Or maybe it's a pointer for clueless hubby?!?

There's nothing Outrageous about these gals. And let's face it, Pia, with that giraffe on her sleeper shirt and the lollipop, is looking Uber hot!!

 In addition to Dottie and Kathy we have Cay and Kay side by side. It's a veritable K Club overload!! (Pic is courtesy of Blue Senshi, Thanks!)

So let's check out that inset pic of Kathy.....
 Flowers at bedtime?!?  Kathy does not seem impressed.  But we also have .......another inset!!

And inset within an inset!!  Is that like a dream within a dream??  That would describe Kathy perfectly!!

When you speak of 70s catalog sleepwear you're talking Nylon Tricot fabrics baby.  Let's check 'em out!!
 Anyone else notice how many of these pics have Mick Lindberg in them?

Kay, Karen, and Peggy, very nice!! Sweet dreams are made of these.

So, of course, the most natural prop for a sleepwear pic is a......ladder??????

Of course, we can;t leave out the classic lingerie.  One could sleep in those too.....
Or maybe not!  Let's face it, Kathy absolutely kills it here!!  So on that note, sweet summertime dreams everyone!!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Let it Rain - Part 6!!

Well it's teh rainy season, and just because raindrops are dropping on your head doesn't mean that you couldn't step out in those groovy 70s style!!

Kathy starts us off with rain slickers made of something called "nylon cire."  It's basically a fancy term to describe something with a glazed look.

 All weather coats from Aldens was actually an excuse to show off your groovy go-go boots!

Not only boots, but fake leather, personalized handbags too!!

And not only boots and handbags, shower-to-shine scarves too!!

Whoops, back to Kathy and the cire!  Despite no boots, no scarves, or no handbags Kathy is all smiles (as usual.)

Is this turning into a cire post?!?  These two jetsetters certainly think so.

All I can say here is Shower Togs, YEAH!!

Back to the scarves, groovy baby!!

Back to the slickers and a perfect way to end this rainy post with Kathy and Karen!! (pic is courtesy of Blue Senshi, Thanks!)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Let's Get Into Physical Part 6, Summertime Fun!

Now that Summer is here, I present to you, dear readers, the teeniest, tiniest pics of Kathy in my collection..

Just in time for Memorial Day beach fun, His 'n Hers Fun-in-The-Sun separates from JCP (circa 1978, which was a VERY good year for me.) (1)

So your probably saying to yourself "Hey where's Kathy?"  Well if you blinked you'd miss it.  Let's zoom in on that hot beach volleyball scene....

Yep, it's her!  I had this catalog for some time before I noticed this myself.  I have two questions: Where was this shot at (mountains in the background), and, more importantly, why wasn't I invited to play too?!? (2)

The "Apres Le Volleyball". Everyone seems to be a winner here!  Hmmm, on second thought, this would have made a good Michelob commercial!


(1) My first year in college and my first steady girlfriend, fond memories, good times!

(2) I don't mean to, ahem, brag, but I will (it's MY blog after all!)  V-Ball was my sport, played with a select club, had dreams of making it big, but had to focus on school instead.

(3) Yeah, yeah, this post is kind of short, but I'm traveling this weekend.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great Expectations - Part 6!!

"First comes love, then comes marriage (last week), and then comes baby in a baby carriage (this week.)"    But with the Big Book catalogs of the 70s you could spend that "special time" in style!

And  there we see how the gals of the 70s spent that "special waiting time".  All smiles here.  Except, what is Kathy doing in a wig?!? This isn't a wig post??

Hey, that's much better!!

 Ahh, no post on maternity wear would be complete without the timeless and classic "tent dress." No way these models can make THAT look sexy!!
Well, I stand corrected!!

Whaaat? Another maternity pic of Kathy in a wig??

A random maternity pic, it isn't even randomly weird, just random........

You KNOW why I included this pic. Yep, the hat - gotta love that hat that Kay is sporting.  BTW, it sure seems that Wendy Hill is in a lot of these maternity pics?!?

Matching hats, shoes, and purses. Remember ladies - accessorize.  That's the key to a successful pregnancy!

Oh come on!  Nobody is this happy when they're pregnant.  Well maybe they would be if they were stepping out in these groovy 70s style.  And in case you're wondering: Yes, Kay's left hand is sporting a wedding band.  Remember that this was the 70s and like we said at the top "First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes baby in a baby carriage.  (Of course the other model is hiding her left hand, so we're not sure is going on there!)

Just so there's no doubt about it!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

That's So 70s: Say Yes to the Dress - Part 6!

Yep, the wedding season is upon us.  And as I mentioned in the last post on 70s weddings, one of my daughters is going to be the MOH at her friend's wedding in about, oh crap, it's next weekend!! And I don't have a THING to wear!  Not to worry, these 70s (and 80s) Bride's magazines will give us plenty of help!

Well maybe they will be of help.  After all, this was the era of the Big Floppy Bridesmaid Hats (BFBH for short). (1)

Need I say more, BFBH galore!

This bridesmaid is like "Okay, whatever, you're getting married before me, so what.  That's no reason to make me wear this dress."

And when the brides didn't force their wedding party to wear the BFBH, they made them wear something equally weird - like pill box hats.  All I can say is "That's Sooooo 70s!"

Okay, this is getting just bizarre at this point.  Both the women are looking down on the girl thinking "Yes, little one, you will be scarred for life."

Oh dear, this post is really going off into the deep blue end here!  The expression on the little girl's face is screaming "Why, why, why..."

Speaking of the groom's party, I need some ideas for next week's wedding....
Apparently the ruffled shirt, lavender tux look was all the rage back then.  This lucky guy has two babes scoping him out.  However, I'm not sure this would work for me (Don't want to upstage the bride, ya know!)

Of course, the guys back then (like now) are less about the wedding itself, and more about the honeymoon...

Well, maybe not this guy.  This is simply cringe worthy: he's leaning in, shes leaning while avoiding the direct kiss. Her expression is saying "Loser."  Basically his only purpose in her life is to be something to grab in case she starts to fall over the side of the boat.  I think the honeymoon is already over for this guy!

Now this is how's it done!  Frustrated Boat Guy could learn a thing or two from this Smooth Operator!

Yeah, uhh, right.  The most important consideration is the mattress.  Of course if its Frustrated Boat Guy, then it doesn't matter - he's probably sleeping on the couch anyway!

Confession time here dear readers.  I kind of messed up.  I should have done this post about a week earlier. Oh well, better late than never......
Yep, that's our Kathy.  No BFBH here!!  And that is Karen Welch and Wendy Hill. (2)


(1) Pic is courtesy of Blue Senshi, Thanks.  And, BTW, it is from 1982, very late in Kathy's modeling career.

(2) I really debated whether to include this or not.  I have a policy of only posting items that are of a commercial or professional nature (no personal photos.)  However, this did appear in a Modern Bride magazine, so it's fair game (I hope!)