"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Monday, August 10, 2009

Vintage Ad of the Day

Apparently, the "sexy librarian" look has been popular a lot longer than I thought. Here, it's being used to sell Hanes' stockings:


Text reads:
You can read about women who are unforgettable, disarming, and a not-so-quiet sensation,

or, become one by wearing new MYSTRECE. If you dipped your legs in liquid chiffon, you'd get the fit, the look, the utter cling of MYSTRECE. And for pennies more, you get that Hanes exclusive: No run can grow past the nude heel and demi toe.

Don't ask me what it is about clingy stockings that makes a woman "disarming" or a "sensation", because I don't really get it either.



Kelly said...

On the bright side, at least they're portraying women as being able to lift, like, 200 pounds' worth of books, right? Right?



And for another thing, those stockings are fugly.

plumpdumpling said...

But . . . this isn't even remotely sexy.