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Looking Good

This category includes all fashion, beauty, exercise and fitness materials.

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The 80s Style in a Nutshell

Cristina Ferrare Style
How Have It In Every Part of Your Life
DeLorean and Cohen


If you were alive and paying attention in the 1980s, you might recognize Cristina as the 3rd wife of John DeLorean, designer of the Back to the Future car/time machine , Currently, Cristine can be seen on the Hallmark Channel’s show Home & Family and authoring cookbooks. This book is essentially the 80s in a nutshell. We have big hair, leg warmers, shiny fashions, Golden Door Spa diets, and of course a husband on trial (and aquitted) for cocaine trafficking.

Aside from the micro 80s experience, I can’t see a reason for a public library to hang on to this. To the public library holding this: What are you waiting for?

I will be in the back looking for my Jane Fonda exercise tapes if anyone needs me.


PS: I also found this somewhat recent pop culture reference on the show the Goldbergs and DeLorean’s daughter being not too enthusiastic over at Jalopnik.


More 80s Lifestyle:

New Year, New Body

Stress Busters!

Krystal Carrington Workout

Fabric Decorating

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Save your face!


Miss Craig’s Face-Saving Exercises

Are you aging? Do you have time on your hands to stare into a mirror and make faces? This might be the book you are waiting for! Miss Craig shows us how to do a routine that can keep our faces in check. I know all of you want to give this a try so you can be beautiful for your library clients.

This little gem comes by way of a smallish public library that actually sent it to the bindery, so this information will be available to everyone for a long time. I think the only question left is how does Miss Craig look after so many years? Looking for more about this book and Miss Craig, click over to Wild Beauty for a great article. By the way, this isn’t the first time Miss Craig has dropped by ALB, she is also featured here.

Smile, ladies!


More beauty tips from yesteryear:

DIY Facelift

This is your face doing isometrics

Debbie does exercise

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Your Secret Powers as a Woman


Your Power as a Woman
How to Develop and Use It


Direct from the late 1950s, this book is the answer to all your questions! You can be happy with a few simple “fixes”. In the 4th picture below, do an assesment of your physical attributes, in the NUDE! Don’t forget that a woman’s voice is evidently a bit irritating, so practice some modulation and tone. Next, everyone needs to take that test to find out just how your woman powers have developed. Answer honestly!

So after your evaluation of your physical traits and those special woman skills, now you need to fix yourself. Your bustline can be a problem area. If your breasts are saggy, talk to your doctor. You might have a “glandular malfunction”. This book has lots of good advice like dieting, meeting a nice man at work, and sparkling conversation tips (remember to shut up, because men like that!). Ladies, you also need to take a look at the list of “male grievances”  and check yourself. You don’t want to be unkempt. Remember your key to happiness is to be pretty and make the man in your life happy.  Get busy, the clock is ticking!


More Lady Happiness:

Cure the Blahs!

Turn on the charm (Potentially disturbing for work, since there is a woman in a girdle wearing a mask. Really.)

Obey your man and God will love you more

Coo and purr your way into a man’s heart

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