When I was in high school, I began to shop at thrift stores. Wearing vintage clothing was fun for me and my giggly girlfriends. Now, I shop there because I can find a pie tin for 49 cents. For 99 cents, I can find a thirty-four year old issue of teen girls’ favorite magazine.
I’d be happier if the first adjective that came to my mind when I saw the cover was “groovy” and not “sporty”. Still, Chris Evert’s hair is feathered quite nicely, so it’s not all bad. I stopped reading this magazine when I graduated high school, so I cannot compare it to what the mag currently is like. But, it is a bit different than the issues I perused.
Most noteworthy difference is the abundance of ads geared towards engagement. I remember this being a high school girls magazine. In high school parents are typically shoving their daughters towards college or even a job. Most girls are not looking for their wedding ring. There were also ads for china patterns, one with a feathered haired girl standing in a meadow with a soft glow effect on the entire picture. There were an abundance of soft glow pics in this issue come to think of it. The 70’s were dreamy.
The other huge difference were the ads for clothing patterns for the youth of America to sew themselves. Now, I would honestly love to know how to sew. But when I was young, hand made outfits meant you were home schooled and smelled like oatmeal.
Saved my favorite for last:
The articles in the magazine are dull. It was all about the ads for me.