“Then & Now”: Vintage Ads Predict The Future (!)

People were so smart back then….

Have you ever done the “that was then, this is now” conversations before? Like, perhaps with an older family member?
Well, we dug up some very fascinating vintage photos/videos that kinda made some surprisingly accurate predictions of the future (aka “now”)- giving our previous generations some well-deserved credit on their technological capabilities.
Anyway, check this content out for yourself…

(Upon review, you may even end up holding off on the “still using dial-up” wisecracks you had aimed at your elders this holiday season…A high-five would be more appropriate, don’t you think? 🙂

When Western Electric pushed the invention of a phone crossed with a TV set they probably had no idea that we would be able to do such a thing on our mobiles pretty much anywhere (that has a decent signal)
When Western Electric pushed the invention of a phone crossed with a TV set they probably had no idea that we would be able to do such a thing on our mobiles pretty much anywhere (that has a decent signal)
This illustration seems to predict the rise of solar power, which can make households self-sufficient,
This illustration seems to predict the rise of solar power, which can make households self-sufficient,
At a time when chalkboards were still the norm and long before interactive white boards were introduced, this 'virtual classroom' was predicted in Arthur Radebaugh's Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think.
At a time when chalkboards were still the norm and long before interactive white boards were introduced, this ‘virtual classroom’ was predicted in Arthur Radebaugh’s Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think.

1. Walter Cronkite in the Living Room of 2001
This 1967 view of how we’d control our home entertainment is a little off, but the concepts are solid.

2. Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet
Filmed in the ’70s, Arthur C. Clarke speaks about his vision for the Internet and computing in 2001.

The World in 2014 as Predicted by Isaac Asimov
During the World’s Fair in New York in 1964, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made ​​predictions about how the world would be 50 years later, which were published in thenewspaper The New York Times. Reading them today, you can see that the authormanaged to predict nearly all modern technological achievements!

According to Asimov, half of the electricity in 2014 will be produced by nuclear power plants, and solar power stations will operate in the vast deserts of Arizona and Kazakhstan. The connection will be satellite-based and spacecraft will successfully reach Mars.

These were actually fantasies of Asimov, who confirmed that the phones will become mobile and pocket-sized and that their screens will allows us to read books and see the photos.

Technical devices will work without wires, and long-lasting or rechargeable batteries will be used instead.

Films will be projected in three-dimensional form and time for cooking food and doing boring housework will be significantly reduced thanks to household appliances with automatic timers: toasters, ovens, coffee machines, etc.

According to Asimov, the view of the city of 2014 will change: some buildings and a large part of the urban area will be under the ground because in this way it will be possible to save energy for heating homes in the winter and cooling in the summer (Already today there are underground parking garages and whole malls!). On the surface there will be parks, backyard and even grazing animals.

The means of transport, in accordance with the provisions of the writer, will cease to come into contact with the road, but will fly above the ground at a height of about one meter. The river and sea vessels will glide over the water and the speed will increase significantly.

Also Asimov predicted that in 2014 the Earth’s population will increase to 6.5 billion and that 350 million people will live in the U.S. (on June 1, 2013, the U.S. recorded 316 million). Population growth will force humanity to search for new food resources in the Arctic and in the deserts. For example, microorganisms that will transform yeasts and algae into nutrient foods will be used.

According to forecasts of the author, the main problem of humanity in 2014 will be as strange as it may seem – the boredom! For this reason psychology will be incredibly developed and psychotherapists will have very great prestige.

Today, all mentioned above seem to us ordinary and mundane while in 1964 these were bold, original and absolutely fantastic thoughts. Despite the fact that not all the Asimov’s ideas came true till now, maybe we will see them getting real in the not so distant future!

Happy Holidays!







  1. Mashable: http://mashable.com/2013/12/22/vintage-videos-predict-future/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#gallery/future-predictions/52b71ca897b2f84a7c0054f2
  2. DailyMail.co.uk: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111901/The-iPad-1935-Vintage-ad-shows-hi-tech-vision-future–accurate-it.html
  3. Vintage Ad Browser: http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/future-ads-1960s

Flashback Friday: Funny 60’s Ads + Vintage Beatles / Elvis Articles!

Happy Flashback Friday!

This week we bring you a look back at the simpler days in life…

We grabbed some ads / interesting article from Glamour Mag (circa 1967!):

And here’s some cool Beatles / Elvis articles from a Screen Stories (circa 1968) and Silver Screen (circa 1666) for you to scope out!

THE BEATLES / Screen Stories (1968)

ELVIS / Silver Screen (1966)




Top Ten Party Picks!

Top Ten Party Picks

1. Rare London Strappy Black Dress

2. Vince Camuto Tweed Jacket

3. Michael Kors Snake Skin Sandals

4. Kate spade Necklace

5. GUESS Ring

6. CÉLINE Black Sunglasses

7. Rock N Rose Rhinestone Headband

8. Jerry Terrence Original Vintage Stripe Handbag

9. DIOR Manicure tool

10. DIOR Black Eye Makeup

Weekend Wrap-Up: Featuring Winter Blogger Style / Hot Cocoa How To’s

Hello fellow Winter Wonderlanders!

So, we know living in Southern California is rarely cold, and we get kinda bummed (well, not tooo much!) that we can’t usually layer up in those amazing winter coats and scarves, let alone gloves! But this weekend was actually nice, because it was chilly and we got to finally test out our winter gear!

We love to get inspiration from bloggers around the world in their winter garbs, and put together 

from this past weekend.

Take a look-see!

1. Irina Lakicevic from A Portable Package wears: Current & Elliot dungarees, Vanessa Brunocoat, Acne shirt (mens), Saint Laurent pumps, by Malene Birger purse, vintage necklace and Eddie Borgo bracelet.


2. Anouska Proetta Brandon wears: Marks & Spencer jacket & top, SuperTrash boots, Guess skirt & backpack, Chupi rings.


3. Andy Torres from Style Scrapbook wears:  Coat by  ZARA, Sweater by COS, Dress by & Other Stories, Boots by Coach, Bag by Proenza Schouler.


4. Hallie Daily wears Camel Coat by Reiss, Red Mini Clutch by Reiss, Rockstud Shoes by Valentino, Plaid Shirt by J.CrewSkinny Jeans by JBrand, Sunglasses by Ray Ban Clubmaster


5. Alexandra from Lovely Pepa wears: Coat by Minusey (au/w 13-14), Jeans by J Brand, Booties by Anine Bing, Beanie by h&m (au/w 13-14), Bag by Givenchy Antigona

6. Hanneli Mustaparta from Hanneli does a  Coveteur shoot for Mercedes Benz (out in January) and wears:  Dress by Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti, Dress by  Valentino,  Shoes by Calvin Klein Collection,  Anklet by  Jennifer Fisher.

…Oh, and BTW- We totally re-discovered Hot Chocolate (with Peppermint!) and Starbucks doesn’t mess around with theirs! We liked it so much, we hunted down a top-secret recipe with instructions on how to DIY it at home 🙂


1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups milk (substitute soy if desired- we like the vanilla soy!)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
garnish whipped cream
1 stick  candy cane (the mini ones are appropriate size for these measurements)

1. Combine the water, cocoa, sugar and candy cane in a 16-ounce microwave-safe pitcher, such as a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Zap the mixture on high for 30 seconds, or until hot. Stir well to create chocolate syrup.
2. Add the milk to the chocolate syrup and microwave the mixture for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until hot. Add the vanilla and pour the drink into a 16-ounce coffee mug. Serve with whipped cream on top.

Makes one 16-ounce (grande size) serving!

Until next time, stay warm and snuggly!



Flashback Friday: Old School Carpetbag Pics!

Let’s Take A Carpetbag Ride to the 60’s!

This afternoon we were excited to leaf through some amazing original black & white Jerry Terrence photos..

We picked a few  to share! We had cutie-pie actress/singer Donna Lauren as one of our feature models, as well as these other fab hipsters.

Oldie but goody pics from the original days of JT Carpetbag!

Here’s a cool infographic about our company history!

For more information, visit our website: 

Stay tuned for more Vintage Photos next Flashback Friday!



Re-Invintage Your Old Clothes: The Right Way In 5 Ways

Re-Invintage Your Old Clothes!

Here’s our Fab Five on Solving Your Wardrobe Woes:

1. Make a Difference & Donate

Charities like The Salvation Army & Goodwill will graciously take in your unwanted garbs, and The Salvation Army even offers pick-up services.

2. Throw A Swap Party!

We don’t know about you, but we ❤ any excuse to have a party- and who wouldn’t relish at the opp to show their wardrobe off at the same time? Text/Evite some of your fashionista friends to come over for some 2-Buck Chuck (Trader Joe’s wine) and brie- keeping in mind they are of similar size and style taste. You will have a chance to catch up, your land of misfit clothes will have a home and you will take in some coveted strays as well!

3. Swap Your Clothes Online

Online platforms ranking best for this service are Bib & Tuck and 99dresses–  Their setup allows you to add your clothing and use it as cash to trade with other members for a virtually stress-free swap!

4. Recycle at H&M

We just found this info and are pretty impressed by it- H&M has a program called Garment Collection, which offers retail discounts for recycled goods! You can go online to find out drop-off locations, then grab that new sweater on your way out at a guilt-free price 🙂

5. Cash In 

Our favorite spots to sell clothing to are Crossroads Trading Co., Buffalo Exchange, and Wastleand– They let you bring in unwanted (mostly designer gear only!) merch and will either pay out at 35% in cash or 50% in trade!

Happy (Re-Invintage) Holidays!


Top Ten CAMO Finds

Go Incognito In Camo With our “Top Ten Camo Finds”!
Stay under the radar and on top of your game in camouflage! We hunted down our top ten fave camo finds for your holiday gift giving pleasure- Whether it be from you to a friend, or from “Santa” to you 🙂


1. UNIF Camo Coat: $395

2. Valentino Dress: $1,210

3. Hudson Jeans Slim Skinny Jeans: $375

4. Jerry Terrence Original Camo Print Large Tote: $135

5. Michael Kors Avra Fur Camo Stilettos: $186

6. Nasty Gal Cotton Skirt: $58

7. Retro SuperFuture Camouflage Sunglasses: $190

8. Karl Lagerfeld Dial Watch: $195

9. Current Elliott Camo Shirt: $246

10. Proenza Schouler Camouflage Scarf: $695


“Clash of the Tartans” (Plaid Gone Mad!)

Welcome to THE styling challenge of 2013- “The Clash of the Tartans!” (Plaid that is…)

So we here at Jerry Terrence ❤ us some PLAID- and we ESPECIALLY love the plethora of plaid looks flooding the runways and blogs for Spring 2014!

Here are some of our faves:

Another thing we would like to point out is this-

“Is it just us, or did the rules of fashion just get overturned???”

We know, right? But take a look at our fashion history over the course of the last 4-5 years (at least), and you will notice:

  • prints being mixed with prints
  • white NOT being worn on Labor Day
  • seasons, along with their traditional color palettes pretty much going backwards (theoretically speaking).

So based on this  theory that “YES, the rules don’t apply anymore”, and discovering a new-found freedom to mix-and-match as we please, we decided to put our beloved plaids to the ULTIMATE test- We put together 3 looks for your style pleasure- and for insanity’s sake we used a different plaid for almost every item (!!!)

Check them out (no pun intended!) below:


Burberry Bomber Jacket: $665

Burberry Striped Skirt: $344

ASOS Pointed-Toe Pumps: $45

Rag & Bone Plaid Driving Gloves

JT Carpetbag Plaid Duffel Bag

Lanvin Dress: $2,990

3 1 Phillip Lim Jacket: $920

Michael Kors Platform Sandals: $165

Simone Camille Houndstooth Handbag: $273

Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Sunglasses: $310

Prabal Gurung Blouse

Stella McCartney Jacket: $740

7 For All Mankind Skinny Jeans

Christian Louboutin Slip-On Shoes: $645

Chanel Sunglasses
So, what do you think about our plaid culture clash?
Vote Here!
Oh, and one last minute tidbit before we sign off is:
If you are going to mix-and-match your plaids, please make sure you keep all items within a similar or complementary color palette! …you don’t want to end up being mistaken for a member of the traveling circus, or do you??? hmmm… 🙂