8 Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s

Spring is here. And that makes it a perfect time for a fresh new look. New as in old. Old as in from 1970.

These eight shoulder, or shorter, length hair styles were designed by top stylists from leading New York salons back in the seventies. Hair Salon Kenneth, The Crimpers Salon and the Salon at Bergdorf Goodman.

These vintage hair cuts could just be that point of inspiration for reinventing yourself this coming season.

Mod and Mint: 8 Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s
1. Above style is called the Fluffy Flip. A shoulder length pageboy cut set on electric rollers. Ends are then lightly teased with a brush.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - Medium short hair cut
2. La Belle Epoque is a turn-of-the-century style, an up swept medium-short cut. Curls are set on tiny rollers and pulled out with fingers.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - The Coco Chanel Cut
3. Coco, the famous Chanel hairdo, so girlishly feminine with eyebrow length bangs, was revived by Katharine Hepburn in the musical comedy Coco in 1969.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - The Chanel Cut
4. Chanel #2 is the same medium short cut as Coco. Set with hair swept back behind the ears and ends flipped forward.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - Pageboy bob style cut
5. The Serf is a helmet bob hair cut to curve naturally into a smooth pageboy style.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s
6. Suzy is another version of the helmet cut, curls set and brushed into a swirly tousle once the hallmark of model Suzy Parker.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - Bergdorf Goodman Top knot Hair
7. The Top-Knot is a Bergdorf Goodman style. A medium length cut partially knotted in a two-way ponytail for height without teasing.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s
8. Back Ringlets is the same cut as the top-knot, this time swept back behind the ears and pinned. Ends are covered at the nape with a curly wiglet.

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A Paper Zoo – Vintage 60s Animal Poetry Book

 

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s Childrens book illustration - A Paper Zoo Giraffe
Occasionally i sell vintage treasures in my shop that i regret a little. Or that i did list for sale, but was secretly hoping nobody would buy, so i could’ve kept it. Sometimes i have something and i think it’s just time for it to move on to a new loving home. I can’t keep all the goodies to myself.
All of the above is true for this vintage book from the 1960s, A Paper Zoo – A Collection of Animal Poems by Modern American Poets.
I sold this book almost a month ago, and i truly hope the new owner loves it as much as i did. As i still do.

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s Childrens book Lion illustration - A Paper Zoo
Before i shipped it, i scanned a few of my favorite pages. These type of illustrations is why i love to make illustrations myself (yes i do illustrations, no i haven’t found the time to do so in a long long time).
I love that it is a poetry book for children, but that the poems aren’t specifically written for children. The poems were selected by Renee Karol Weiss and the amazing amazing (intentionally double amazing) illustrations were done by Ellen Raskin.

In the book’s afterword Renee Karol Weiss explains that she found that young children will respond to the very best in art. As a kindergarten teacher she mixed Bach and Beethoven, and Roualt and Picasso in with more typical classic childrens music and images. She did the same with American Poets, mixing them in with childrens nursery rhymes.
The poems in A Paper Zoo were selected with the belief that the young child could enjoy them and continue to grow with them.

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s Childrens book Horse illustration - A Paper Zoo
Being a new mother i like this way of thinking and i will definitely continue to try to expose my little boy to art both specifically aimed at kids, and ‘grown up’ art as well. For now i’ll save these images with the poems for him to enjoy. He has a couple of vintage lions on the walls of his nursery, so i think the page with the lion poem will be perfect to print and frame! Ellen Raskins art just screams out to be admired. Marvelous mod orange and green drawings, great to view from a little distance and so much detail to discover close up.

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s Childrens book Mouse illustration - A Paper Zoo

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Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knits

 

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knit Outfits
My mom taught me how to knit when I was a little girl. Just a few basic stitches. I could make a scarf, and i think i once made a basic dress for one of my dolls. But that is over 30 years ago. I do know how to crochet and made many crocheted items in the past number of years. When i look at these knit fashion photos from the sixties, i think i should really dust off those knitting needles and get my skill up.

The orange dress above features one long cable running down each side from neckline to hemline, front and back, for a long casual sweater look. Yes please!

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knit Outfits
Or this long coat made of mohair and tweed yarn combined. Casual loose line, decorated solely with a large ribbed collar. Elegantly matched with gray gloves and satin scarf. I say, perfect now that the weather is turning a bit colder!
And the shirt suit on the right is very Mad Men as well. A hip length jacket with a shirt collar, knit in a novelty ribbed stitch. Buttoned cuffs and slits at the sides.

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knit Outfits
How comfy is this gorgeous wool tweed coat with matching scarf for upcoming wintry days. Patch pockets, three-quarter sleeves and leather buttons.
Or what about a sweater dress of mohair in wonderful fall colors? Made exactly like a sweater even to the ribbed cuffs, neckline and hem and the grosgrain ribbon binding down the front.

On another note, when did we ladies stop wearing those wonderful hats?

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Vintage Childrens Fashion Illustrations

These mod childrens fashion illustrations come from a vintage Dutch sewing magazine from the early 1970’s.
I think the outfits are just too adorable and i love the color schemes used.
Makes me itch to get my sewing machine out and start making some vintage style clothes for my baby boy!

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Fashion Illustrations 1974
I think i recognize these first two as the work by Dutch illustrator Ans van Emden. She was mentioned as one of the magazine’s contributors, but the images weren’t signed, so i’m not completely sure.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Fashion Illustrations 1974
And because it’s almost Halloween, here are some wonderful illustrations of childrens dress up costumes from the same magazine. Halloween isn’t celebrated in the Netherlands, so these costumes were designed for the Carnival celebration that is held each year in early spring.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Halloween Fashion Illustrations 1974
This is the work by Loes Dirksen. I don’t know any more of her work, but these pages were signed with her name.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Halloween Fashion Illustrations 1974

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5 Amazing Monochromatic Vintage Interiors

Home decorating in the 1970’s was all about using color. And if you went for it, you went for it. Crazy Amazing, or Wonderful Amazing. You be the judge.

Mod and Mint: 5 Amazing Monochromatic Vintage Interiors

Brush-On Paint Design in Yellow.
Forget about decorating with wallpaper, pictures and mirrors. Open your eyes – and your mind – to painted wall designs, as designer Lawrence Peabody did here. Notice how the free-form supergraphic on wall flows right onto the conversational seating arrangement. (originally posted this photo over on my previous blog ismoyo.com)

Mod and Mint: 5 Amazing Monochromatic Vintage Interiors
Living in Purple and Red.
The couch and wall covering have been done in the same color scheme of purples and reds. The patterns of circles and stripes make that the sofa does not visually disappears into its background.

Mod and Mint: 5 Amazing Monochromatic Vintage Interiors
Suspension space savers in Orange and Pink.
Wooden shelves held together by chains surround the vanity table. Shelves are painted orange to match the wall covering and carpet.

Mod and Mint: 5 Amazing Monochromatic Vintage Interiors
Wicker dinner in Pink.
Have a seat. If you can find the chair that is. Wicker table and peacock chairs painted in hot pink to match the rest of the interior.

Mod and Mint: 5 Amazing Monochromatic Vintage Interiors
Color it Green.
Floor to ceiling posts and overhead beams, painted parrot green, bring architectural interest to the room. Roll-up shades on windows and in front of shelving, continue the strong vertical impact. Green metal dining set by Meadowcraft on shaggy rug.

All images found in vintage home decorating books and magazines from the 1970’s from my personal collection.
Want your own vintage magazines? I can’t keep them all to myself, so i have some listed for sale in the Mod and Mint shop on Etsy.

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