A weekend treat for my dear readers: a glimpse of my two most recent acquisitions. The first item is a Lotos brand hair clip which I like to imagine gives its wearer the magical power to emulate a "come hither" look even more alluring than the one on the package. A girl can dream...
Does anyone have a guess when this was made, either based on the style of packaging or on the way the clip was manufactured?
|A close up of the hardware|
|A HEKO brand chignon net made with "extra strong perlon"|
|"The word PERLON and symbol (perlon) are registered|
trademarks of the PERLON Trademark Organization Corp."
Perlon is a trademark name dating to 1952 for a type of nylon fiber developed as early as the 1930s. Whereas initially it was used exclusively in industrial settings, by the late 1940s production of women's stockings made from this synthetic fiber was in full swing. I highly recommend stopping by the German Hosiery Museum's website to read through the articles on Perlon and the GDR/DDR equivalent Dederon. (The entries are in English, if you were wondering.)
Even though the thrift store I bought this from had over a dozen of these bun nets, most were in dark brown or light brown and no blonde ones were left, so I took home the color that would blend in best with my lighter-colored hair.
Hope you enjoyed these two beauties. If you have ever used hair nets in general or chignon nets in particular, I would enjoy hearing about your experience and any tips you might offer.