Friday, 18 May 2012

Queen Magazine: Vintage Accessories 1969




A four page editorial from Queen Magazine originally published in 1969, suggesting various ways to wear a new range of head scarves, step this way to achieve your most desired look, are you a vamp, a nun, a pirate or a spy?


Fact:  Three-cornered double giselle hood, by Linda Archer Boutique, in black, white, red, green, blue, beige, pink, apricot, flame or lavender.

Figure £4 5s, at Simpson, Piccadilly, W1, or by post (2s 6d extra for postage and packing) from Cardogan Postal Service, 43a Wigmore Street, W1.

Fantasy:  Day and/or night suitability cutting down hairdresser's bills; throttling the Postmaster General or....



As a vamp-bring one side round to the other and tie over an ear, then wind a pearl band around your head, tie it and knot it with the hood (the band of pearls ending in tassels, by Adrien Mann, about £7 10s ; from Debenham and Freebody, Wigmore Street, W1.), and add a black rayon georgette cat suit, by Frank Usher, about £22 5s; at Derry and Toms, Kensington High Street, W8 ; pearl and black enamel rings from a selection at the Purple Shop.




As a nun-just put it on your head and leave the ends loose, and add a silver cross set with onyx, about £9 ; from a selection at the Purple Shop, Chelsea Antique Market, King's Road, SW3.




As a pirate-bring one side round to the other and tie over an ear, and add a black satin shirt, single- breasted, buttoning down front, by Ossie Clark, 10gns; at Quorum, Radnor Walk, SW3; plus link bracelet in dark brown with gold beading; gilt and brown-stone belt set on black velvet, £15; rings; all from a selection at the Purple Shop; and a stamp with a possible post-budget design fot the PMG's second class mail....




As a spy-bring one side round to the other and tie over an ear, then tie a scarf around your head, and knot it with the hood, and add a round pearl ring ; from a selection ( like the black and white spotted scarf, £10) at the Purple Shop, Chelsea Antique Market...




                                                            PHOTO CREDITS

All images scanned by Sweet jane from Queen Magazine, April 1969, all original text courtesy of Queen, all photographs by John Vaughan.

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