When I was young I waited anxiously for the next issue of Seventeen magazine to arrive. I saved (and moved more times than is reasonable) a few issues. This is the cover of one of my favorites:
It’s from May 1968, cost 50 cents. The model’s name is Collen Corby and I wanted to look just like her. What struck me as I flipped through this recently was how many things are still the same! Fringe is in again! Gladiator sandals are popular right now.Records and turntables are all the rage.Dry shampoo — what’s old is new.
Fake eyelashes were popular then and now. Tights!
Look at this opinion piece! Title: We Need A Woman President
But some things have changed. Look at this ad for Wonder Bread!
There were lots of ads for china and silver:And for engagement rings:There also lots of ads for hope chests, secretarial schools, fashion, medical assistants, and airline training. But this ad is one of my favorites — here’s to flower power! Did you read Seventeen when you were young?