Vintage Cosmo

It’s probably not a big surpise that one of my favorite hobbies is thrift store shopping. There’s nothing like the thrill of finding something incredible – and the price is always right! A few weeks ago I had some good luck and found six vintage fashion magazines. This Cosmopolitan, from March of 1978, is the oldest of the bunch and it’s pretty fabulous.

Check out the cover:

The pages inside just get better. I’m totally in love with the simplicity of this Sears Ad – and I want those boots!

vintage cosmo ad

This editorial shot accompanies an article entitled “Boredom and How to Beat It”. Although it’s almost 30 years old, it feels incredibly modern and that glittering dress looks enticingly other-worldly.

Vintage cosmo shot

Finally, another ad, this time for N’est-ce Pas? jeans. According to the ad they’re, “Flat on your tummy. Sleek on your thighs. And oh! What a pretty derrière they make.”

Ever wonder where today’s high-waisted trend comes from?

cosmo jeans ad

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    Natasha 05/12/2008 at 5:39 am #

    I love Cosmo and to see it in a vintage point is a classic. Its close to breath takin.
    Please keep me up to date as a fashion design student this is right up my allie, thank you!!

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    Cosmo lover 02/26/2009 at 12:08 am #

    I too am in love with Cosmo and have 100’s of issues from around the world. My fav’s are the issues from the 70’s – they’re so beautiful!

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