A couple of days ago a unusual container of buttons were left on the front porch; a Tupperware bowl taped up and with the postage pasted on the lid containing over a kilo of buttons. No envelope, box or other packaging. Here’s what I picked out from the stash.
Beauclaire and Beutron buttons, a Beutron buckle and some Paua shell.
Continuing on in my series on teenagers in Australian media: The 1960’s
Women’s Weekly 20th April 1960. “Dianne, in her search for a book, wears slim palatine slacks and a side buttoning jerkin. Carol Anne in a buttoned car coat of palatine trimmed with matching corded velvet collar and cuffs. Rosemary’s jacket, cut straight from a wide yoke, tops a slim skirt with a deep slit backed by an extra panel in the back.
4th October 1961. A lively young dress named ‘Rosanne’.
And for the boys;
Casual shirt of mediallion-printed gold cotton with a continental collar with matching bermudas.
Slim-line sports coat with cut-away jacket, narrow lapels and Stiletto trousers of terylene-and-wool. Narrow-brim, brown straw hat tops off the outfit. And don’t forget to encourage the young to smoke because it’s cool.
19th September 1962. This is so bad it’s good! What a lovely teenage couple.