When I first looked at this cover of the 1962 Christmas Recipes booklet, “To you, best ever, from” Wisconsin Power and Light Company, I thought the image was of one woman with a huge bouffant — or some furry hat. But apparently it’s a woman and her child.
And graduated to hair and fashion in Harper’s Bazaar, September 1961.
OK, so it’s not what you expected… But if you pronounce “toilet” in a frou-frou French way, you’ll be reminded that it’s intended meaning was not a bathroom fixture but rather the fixtures on a lady’s vanity.
Vintage women’s hair brush, comb and mirror sets from 1954 via Viva Vintage.
The poodle is there to balance out her hair. (Photo of Diane Arbus via La Contessa.)
I normally don’t even look at JFK stuff; everyone saved all their Kennedy stuff, so the Age Of Camelot memorabilia is quite common. But when I spotted this 1962 Dell Purse Book, # 4160, The Jacqueline Touch, I had to pick it up because it seemed so unique to me.
I was rewarded with six pages of “First Lady Dos” — which I now share with you!
Back in 1961, readers voted on which style of hair Linda Lee, aka Supergirl, should have; the results of that poll, published in Adventure Comics #387, revealed that the favored hairstyle was Campus Cuddle-Bun — but they were still accepting ideas.