If you don’t know your dingledangler from your Kluck from your zoozer, you’ll want to know this Flapper slang from the 1920s!
Everybody’s doing it. Swingers, congressmen, housewives, businessmen, engaged couples, secretaries and kids. They’re all out there jogging.
Here’s a look back to the most beautifully stylish vintage clothing for women from the mid-1920s, with tips on how to choose the finest fashions.
Ulcers bothering you? Try Silly Putty (1951) by Glenn Williams Well, sir, I’m here to tell you that in the past couple of days, I’ve
A Trapper Keeper was a super-popular binder/portfolio that came in a wide range of colors and designs — and almost every schoolkid in the ’80s seemed to have one. Take a look back at these 10 Trappers and see which ones you remember!
Swatch (short for “Swiss watch”), an up-to-the-minute quartz marvel introduced in 1983 with bold colors and zappy graphics, is gambling that clunkiness will become the byword in chic, or reverse chic, for the 1980s.
The ‘in’ gift of the year! Lava lamps are so unusual they defy description! You’ll want several! Beautiful! New! Exotic! Fascinating! Intriguing!
More than a hundred years ago, daring women started to wear nose rings as a fashion statement. Take a look back at their favorite jewelry styles… and the reaction to the rings.
See what kids in the early ’80s were hoping to find under the Christmas tree by browsing the toys and games section of the 1981 Sears Wishbook catalog!
Anyone obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake probably dreamed of winning a bedroom makeover like this one from 1982. The prize package included more than 75 pieces of sugary sweet delight – toys, of course, but also wallpaper, roller skates and more.
Mood rings were incredibly popular pieces of jewelry in the mid-1970s. – call it a colorful fad. So do the rings actually work? What do the mood ring colors mean? Find out here!
‘Just add water and you’ve got instant life!’ they said. ‘Over 150 amazing Sea-Monkeys born ALIVE before YOUR eyes!’ But, oh, the disappointment when the critters didn’t look anything like the pictures on the package.
The Hula Hoop fad had millions of children and adults shaking their hips to make the hoop spin. See what the craze was all about – and how to hoop!
A Tom Collins isn’t a drink just named after some guy, somewhere. It’s a drink named after nobody, nowhere. Ah, but there’s a story to go along with it all. Find out the backstory of “Have you seen Tom Collins?” — and get recipes for four original, old-fashioned versions of the Tom Collins cocktail!
The bouffant coiffure has had its day. What’s needed to set off evening clothes is a smooth, high-piled coiffure — a new hairdo that creates the illusion of tall elegance — the beehive.
Catchphrases have a way of enlivening our lives. Catchphrases become code words for some not-so-secret organization of people whom the catch-phrases have hooked.
This story by Hal Boyle, a nationally-syndicated columnist (and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist) was one of the first that attempted to describe the latest fad that gripped the land — some crazy thing the kids called rock ‘n’ roll.
They came without warning, captivating the ears of joggers, students, bicycle riders, commuters and roller skaters. Weighing little more than a pound, they pack more sociological punch than a load of hula hoops. They are personal stereos.
An Eastern corset dealer, who has in his time evidently written editorials for a circus, claims that his corset makes any thin figure a vision of loveliness, baffling description, and defying exaggeration.
This summer’s big cube is a maddening Mondrian-colored plastic puzzle, composed of 27 subcubes that rotate on horizontal and vertical axes.
Fortunes in small things “The philosophical maxim, “Nothing is small or insignificant,” is strikingly realized in the history of what seem to be petty inventions.
N.Y. becomes Twistin’ Town U.S.A. as dance fad grows New York – This city has turned into a twistin’ town. The latest dance fad has
For more classic fashion from the twenties, check out Vintage Women: Adult Coloring Book #3: Vintage Fashion from the Early 1920s and Vintage Women: Adult
Get unforgettable ’50s eye makeup with these vintage beauty tips straight from the fifties! Find out the best ways to use eyeshadow, liner, mascara & more.
Vanning has become an American craze. Today it means to personalize a common van and build a lifestyle around it. Throngs of Americans are doing it. A key feature of the outing is the mutual admiration of vans and the adorning artwork.