7 Space-Themed Vintage Trademarks

While tumbling (surfing tumblr.com) and parousing my vintage dELiA*s clothing catalogue, I came across a (you guessed it) synchronicity! Zooming in on the items I liked, I noticed the clothing brands and trademarks were cosmic-sounding names.

Here are more than a few star-themed ones. It seems the late 90s and early 2000s were styled galactically with silvery backdrops and star rivets on superflares.

Should these motifs ease your shopper’s guilt, consider your feelings because thrifting helps save the environment (especially with jeans). This may also rejuvenate your spirit as a recent study of elders placed in homes with their childhood items showed signs of anti-aging.

Home-sick starseeds can understand this or at least get a kick out of when the satin sequin trim platforms read “Sorry, silver not available“.

  1. UFO Jeans (1967): “[…] classic military styles as a foundation to adapt and reinvent for the times […] using music, arts, politics, and contemporary ideologies as inspiration.” These were the pants the breakers, skaters and ravers would wear and still do, today.
  2. Spacegirlz : This name made tons of used plaid shorts and pants online, especially on Vinted.com (an alternative to Poshmark and DePop buy-trade-sell apps). Board-shorts were all the rave because they represented the fun, beachy, surf-culture that California is all about. They were also too short to wear to most public and religious schools in the U.S. Breaking the rules would get you sent home or with a phone call to your parents to “put on some clothes”! We should have told them it was to save the oceans.
  3. Starlette: This is a very-hard-to-find company! It’s made in the USA and they created the “STAR HOODIE.” They have some spinoffs of the name, but it’s probably retired. You can imagine this with those wrecking ball and barbed wire necklaces that were so…metal. You can be easy-going while rocking a rainbow decoration right over the heart-chakra.
  4. Stella Starr: Interestingly, this shirt could mix and match with with any of the other items as the main throwback color scheme was Earthy and laid-back. This has got the baseball -look with Wet Seal or Contempo Casual club-style zebra print and Spice Girl power attitude. Coincidentally, there’s an indie rock band with the same name and one of their songs is called “Moon Girl” (2003).
  5. 3 Star UK: It sounds like Orion’s belt is in a catalogue. Here the star and baseball tee -trend continues! This was also made in the USA although it’s got “UK” in the name. (Maybe this has something to do with the punk-rock designer.) If you want to recreate this look you can iron on silver heat-press letters or use an embroidery machine for decorating with empowering slogans, rather than supporting mass-produced factory mothball items. D.I.Y. is also a wicked cool way to help Mother Nature.
  6. Starburst Lipstick by Petunia: No, Harry Potter’s aunt did not create a lip-kit. “Wish-on-a-star pink”, “starry night lilac” and “starkles orange” are color names in the accessories section of this catalogue. Cosmic consciousness, it seems, has trickled through in the most unusual of ways. These are featured right next to some silver glitter star hair-clips, rings and a “Machu Pichu” hat (spelled with one “c” instead of two for legal reasons). Also, I’ll predict what’s next: chakra makeup.
  7. Tiny Planet: Continued in this section are rainbow mini lanterns and the “STARRY NIGHT” laundry bag by Tiny Planet. Is it just me or could someone be messin’ with a Mandela hologram? They also made a monkey floor mat, laundry hampers, moon-patched TV pillows, penguin stationary and bedding.

 

If you are considering having your own trademark, know that you’ll need to send a check to your state office and claim it for approximately $10 (for one year). A (TM) protects brand-names and logos of goods, services and forms of intellectual property.

 

~Krista Raisa

Channel, Teacher, Artist

 

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