1970s - Fashion on Paper

In college I studies architecture
and of all the times for America to become a rich country
how sad it had happened in the 1970s
Even Disney World itself suffered from this period
however, on the other side of the artistic spectrum
we find art and fashion
which brought us color, youth and timeless classics.
While 70's fashion is in full revival
concrete structures made to last the age of time are being torn down.

I've always been drawn to 1970s illustrations
from sewing patterns to Japanese Anime
so I was so excited when I stumbled upon
this set of vintage fashion dolls
made by the Whitman Company in 1970
for just $3!

I'm not sure if I have all the pieces
but they are in great played with condition.

There are some awesome outfits
that I wouldn't mind owning!

even "ken" has some pretty sharp getups

but what amused me more than anything
are the matching hunter green suites
for the bride and groom!

I also recently found two great fashion plate toys
both made by the Tomy Toy Company
in the late 1970s.

I remember loving these as a little girl!
I can't believe I found these with not one missing plate!

This set is equally fun
with all the elements a child might need
to make there momma
one very special card.


la boom! said...

OMG! I had a similar set years ago. You could even choose the texture of the fabric... I wonder where can it be now...
Thank you for bringing back memories!


sassypackrat said...

I had those fashion plates! I loved those so much! What a great find!

freaked out 'n small said...

I'd completely forgotten about my Fashion Plates until reading this post! I'm going to have to see if I can find some now! :)

Hearthandmade said...

your blog is too cute! i love these :)

Tammy said...

I had fashion plates and the card one! I loved them!!! I remember asking for new crayons only to rip the papaer of and make rainbow outfits and multicolored cards. Thanks the the memory stroll :)

Heather C. said...

I'm another fashion plate owner. I remember going through so much paper that eventually, my mother refused to let me have anymore.

I also abused the spirograph so it's understandable to keep the paper away...