Despite having been born in the nineties, my childhood was full of throwbacks to the 1960s and 70s due to influence of my mother - a true child of the 60s and 70s. I was raised on black and white videos of 'Watch With Mother' and developed a love of 60s music through listening to records on my mother's old jukebox, and her singing around the house. I had a collection of CDs featuring music from the 60s, knowing most of the words to the songs on them and, as a result, never had much knowledge of modern chart music until my early teens. I spent my teens pouring over my mother's collection of 70s Jackie magazines (resulting in a minor crush on David Cassidy) and my year 11 prom dress? A blue rockabilly style dress with a massive petticoat.
I now own a few Jackie magazines myself which still I read and love, from the lovely style of the comic strips to the photography and sweet letters sent in by readers. One aspect which really fascinates me is the adverts which often consist of beautifully drawn comic strips. I enjoy looking at how makeup has changed over the years both in price and appearance, comparing brands' vintage and modern forms.
It's so interesting to see how Bourjois has changed over the years. I absolutely love the packaging of the product in this advert and it makes me wonder - why did they ever change it? Can we also just take a moment to appreciate the fact that blush used to cost 14p compared to £7.99 now? We all know the value of money has changed an awful lot in recent decades, but it's still a shock to realize by just how much! The magazines themselves also cost only 3½p and my mother tells me that, even with four siblings, her parents gave her 30p pocket money a week - that's a lot of magazines!