Over the years I have mentioned on this blog that I have a seriously crazy vintage magazine collection. How they have survived I'll never know. When ever we have moved our helpers have always tried to get me to get rid of them due to the fact the boxes weigh a ton. I stuck to my guns an have held on to them. The only ones I sold were the ones with GIA(Helmut Newton) which fetched over 300.00 each at auction after the bio came out about her life. I have Vogue, Vogue Italia 70's 80's 90's until now, vintage Vogue Belleza, Linea Italiana, Donna, French Vogue Uber rare Vanity magazines from the early eighties too many to name. All the Madonna covers, Princess Diana, Jerry Hall rare Edwardian magazines and 20s' French magazines. My collection starts from 1909 until now. My friend JoAnne Fradkin who was a make-up artist in L.A. gave me her entire collection of 70's and 80's mags as well during the 80's. That added to my pre existing collection made it massive. This issue is one of my favorites and I scanned it today. After watching the new HBO show "In Vogue" I was really inspired especially when they mention Patti Hansen so much. So here is a rare editorial of Patti Hansen December 1977 French Vogue. I googled and didn't see it online. This may be the only scan. Enjoy
The kokoshnik (Russian: коко́шник; IPA: [kɐˈkoʂnʲɪk]) is commonly used name for a variety of a traditional Russian head-dresses worn by women and girls to accompany the sarafan, primarily worn in the northern regions of Russia in the 16th to 19th centuries.
Historically a kokoshnik is a headdress worn by married women, though maidens wore a headdress very similar to a kokoshnik, but open in the back, named a "povyazka". The word "kokoshnik" describes a great variety of headdresses worn throughout Russia, including the cylindrical hats of Veliky Novgorod, two pointed nimbus "kika" of Vladimir, triangular shaped "kika" of Kostroma, small pearl hats of Kargopol or scarlet kokoshniks of Moscow etc.
While in the past kokoshnik styles varied greatly, currently a kokoshnik is generally associated with a tall, nimbus or crest shaped headdress which is tied at the back of the head with long thick ribbons in a large bow. The crest can be embroidered with pearls and goldwork or simple applique, usually using plant and flower motifs. The forehead area is frequently decorated with pearl netting. While wearing kokoshnik the woman usually wears her hair in a plait. It resembles the French hood worn in Tudor England, but without the black veil.
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia and Natalie Portman as the Star Wars character Padmé Amidala wearing the Travel Gown, inspired by Russian fashion.
The word kokoshnik first appears in the 16th century documents, and comes from the Old Slavic kokosh, which means a hen or a cockerell. However, the earliest head dress pieces of the similar type (rigid cylindrical hat which completely covered the hair) have been found in the 10th- to 12th-century burials in Veliky Novgorod.
Kokoshnik gave its name to the decorative corbel arch that was a distinctive element of traditional Russian architecture since 16th century (see kokoshnik in architecture).
As you all know from a previous entry BQ has been honored to be chosen to make a reinterpretation of Lady Bird Johnson's dress along with a few other Austin designers. The dress will be on display for a couple months after the September event. I am selling the dress after. Email me to pre order there will only be one. For my customers who follow my diary this is a chance to buy a very unique garment! Thanks BQ