The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 25, 1969 · Page 11
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 11

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The Unisex Look Is Officiafly Here By Ruth Davis N EW YORK, N.Y, (REUTERS)-The unisex look - Interchangeable clothes for men and women — is now officially in. Leading American designers have approved of it. One fashion commentator says, "There is just one way of telling the sexes apart these days — by the length of their hair. Men wear It only to the shoulders; girls, nearly to the waist." One New York store is doing a roaring trade for men and women alike in the sale of second-hand convict shirts, reputedly bought from former inmates. The idea originated amid the hippy colonies such as the one in New York's Greenwich Village, where the manager of one menswear store, "Zilch," declared, "About 80 per cent of our customers nowadays are girls." S INGLE-SEX boutiques are opening up in many parts of the country, as the look catches on among ordinary youngsters. Most of them would never dream of smoking pot and would strongly disapprove of the philosophy of the hippies — but they admire their colorful and practical style of dressing. Dressing hippy-style means wearing a vivid, psychedelic shirt,, or a flowered T-shirt or maybe one printed with a political motif, like "Black Is Beautiful" or the nuclear disarmament symbol. With these go elephant pants, like Navy bell-bottoms, a sleeveless Mexican jacket or an Indian wool blanket flung over the shoulders, — and, of course, strings and strings of beads. There are also gypsy "scarf dresses" cut in one piece from gaily flowered fabrics. Girls wear them as mini-dresses, men as a tunic over their pants. T HE unisex look has received official sanction from designers, who featured it in their fall collections during the annual two-week fashion marathon in New York. Bit American society women who boy their clothes from New York's fashionable Seventh avenn« designers are being offered a highly sophisticated, rarefied version of the trend. Designers have emphasized The make-it-together look is the talk of the season. These vests, belted in leather, are by Laurence Kaye. Girl's blouse is by Palacio. panlsuits -tor both day and evening wear, linking them to mensweaf by using identical fabrics and color schemes. But they have retained a distinctively feminine cut. One male model strode a fashion stage wearing a honndstooth check sports salt with • heavy cahle-knil sweater. Hit female counterpart wort tapered pants and a sleeveless cardigan Jacket In the tame homdstooth check fabric, over • colorful, loose-sleeved blouse. After dark, women can wear "smoking suits" like men, but the feminine version is likely to be in soft black velvet, accompanied by a lavish, bow-trimmed silk shirt. mHE pantsuit, originally de- 1 signed for casual, sporty wear, now displays astonish' ing versatility. It comes in all lengths, from natty Bermudas above the knee, to regency style midcalf knickerbockers or ankle-length, flaring trousers. For casual wear, you add a sleeveless waistcoat, and for formal occasions a long slim tunic which also'tan be worn alone as a dress. The jumpsuit or catsuit is another indispensible item in the well-dressed woman's wardrobe this fall. For weekend wear, there are neat fitted suits over which you slip a miniskirt or a long cardigan. In the evenings, long, flowing, romantic Jumpsuits have almost replaced evening dresses, won under a striking, ankle-length coat. Men have borrowed from women both the sleeveless jacket and the tunic. And men will be wearing more and more bright colors, not just in shirts and ties but in suit fabrics, shoes and accessories. A PAGE FOR % PtJ JttmneJ Jlefliflf r Friday, July 25,1969 Patties hold a surprise —on the square! Chefs Special: Squareburgers Decorate Your Tresses AMY By Jack Tlppir By Barbara Varro CHICAGO, ILL.-Long lush \U hair Isn't enough, even though Its the smart coiffure of the moment. A girl has to decorate her flowing tresses to be chic this season. Some of the swinging hair accessories are purely frivolous. Others serve as a pretty and practical means of taming a wild mane, inch as the classic scarf or ribbon used to slick the hair back into a George Washington tlewig style. The jazziest new accessories designed to go to a girl's head are ropes of silk, braid, colorful strips of yarn, gold chains, plastic beads, jeweled rings and tassels. All of the hoopla in hair accessories is a natural outgrowth of the gypsy fashions that have upgraded the ban- gled and beaded look from merely gaudy to glamorous. Suddenly it's fashionable to be super accessorized with chains at the «neck, wrists, hips, sashes at the waist, and braided ropes lashing clothes to the body, Think! Dear Mrs. Rickert I am an 18-year-old girl, a college freshman. I attend a school i n another state, and a boy from my state was giving me rides to and from school. U s u ally, there were others with us, but one Sunday we drove back to school alone. When we arrived at school, he asked me out to his trailer. I went and had a few drinks and things progressed from there, if you know what I mean. I wasn't drunk, but I thought I was doing the right thing by proving to him how much I liked him. Now I know I was wrong. Anyway, I went out to his trailer several times. After the last tune, about seven weeks ago, he made a very crude remark about me, and we don't even speak to each other any more. I have found other rides to and from school, and my friends say to forget him. If I really wanted to, I could, but I guess I don't want to. After all be has done to hurt me, I would still go out with him if he asked me. I like him so much, mayba even love him. I guess he thinks 1 am a tramp, but I'm not, and I would like for him to know it Should I write him a letter, call him or tell him face to face the next time I see him? Please don't tell me to forget him. -Candy Mrs. Ricker says: You said, "Don't tell me to forget Larry." Well, this would be the wise and intelligent thing for you to do. Larry found out you were "easy" and he reacted like most boys would under the circumstances — he lost interest. Obviously he has no real affection for you, and you are old enough to face facts. If you date Larry again, you know yon will let the same things happen as before, yet you complain about the way he treated you. If you had behaved better, your relationship with bun would have been much better. It's not so much what 'Larry did that hurt you — it's what you have done to hurt yourself that's important. Everybody makes mistakes of one kind or another, but only a stupid person keeps on making the same mistakes. My advice? Stay away from Larry. Don't call, write or try to talk to him face to face. Keep busy with school work and activities. If you date other boys, profit by your experience with Larry, and keep your boy-girl rela- tionships on a decent basis from now on. Ignore Him : Dear Mrs. TUcker: I am 13. There is a boy I know who is always making insulting remarks about the braces I wear on my teeth. It hurts my feelings, and he has done it so much I am beginning to feel self-conscious about smiling. Actually he needs braces himself, but I wouldn't be so mean as to make cracks about his buck teeth. What can I do to make him stop embarrassing me? -Roberta Mrs. Ricker says: You should not feel embarrassed because of the braces on your teeth. When youngsters have crooked or protuding teeth, one of the finest things their parents can do for them is to send them to a competent orthodontist. My.advice Is to Ignore the boy and bis remarks; both are unimportant. He probably wishes he could have his teeth straightened, too. Once ho realizes he is not bothering you with his remarks, I believe he will stop making them. Jn the meantime, smile and be glad your parents care enough to have your teeth straightened. Concentrate on how wonderful it will be when the braces are off and you have nice, even teeth. "Well, if it isn't the Papa tear...G'MORNING, MR.BEARI" By Dorothy Ycglin (The Register's Food Editor) mHIS IS THE heyday of a JL unique breed — the backyard gourmet. He's the guy who loves to concoct but hates to clean up. Shiny kitchen counters cramp his style, but watch him create in an outdoor setting! He'd rather stay away from the grill than serve a plain hot dog or an unadorned ham- bnfger—it would ruin his reputation. Bnrgers-on-the-Square are his kind of meal. Their offbeat shape and surprise flavor are bound to strike the fancy of the outdoor chef, gourmet or not, as well as his fans. Two thin, square beef! patties are pressed together with a middle layer of shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped ripe olives. Imagine the delight of bit- Ing into a plump burger and finding a melted cheese center! For a basting sauce, canned beef gravy is used—with a lift from bacon, onion and chili powder. Corn chips and crumbled bacon make the perfect garnish. Burgers-on-the-Square 1 Ib. ground beef 1 egg, slightly beaten '/« cup fine dry bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt % cup shredded Cheddar cheese </4 cup chopped ripe olives 2 slices' bacon Vt cup sliced onion 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 can (10% oz.) beef gravy '.2 cup crushed corn chips Combine beef, egg, crumbs and salt. Pat Into 8 thin, square patties. Combine cheese and olives; place near center of four patties. Top with remaining patties; press edges together to seal. In saucepan, cook bacon; remove and crumble. Add onion and chili powder to drippings and cook until onion is tender. Add gravy. „ Place patties on grill 4 Inches above glpwing coals. Cook turning and brushing with sauce until done. Heat remaining sauce and serve with patties. Garnish with bacon and corn chips. Makes 4. ' (Indoor Method: Use skillet instead of s a u c e p a n for cooking bacon. Remove bacon and brown patties in drippings while onion cooks with chili powder. Add gravy; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring now and then.) POINTS FOR PARENTS Mother: "I don't think Jenny will ever learn to swim. She's afraid of getting her face in the water." Father: "Make her lie on her stomach and float. She has to learn to get her face wet sometime." Mother: "Try ducking your face in the water here in the shallow part of the pool, without trying to swim. You can lift your head up as soon as you want to. It's easy to hold your breath for a few seconds." Let a beginning swimmer practice holding her breath la a small amount of water in a pool, or even in the bathtub, until she realizes she can come up for air whenever she wants to. Two Iowa women were named officera of the Nation al Secretaries Association al its recent convention at Miami Beach, Fla. Mrs. Phyllis Bauer of Bettendorf was installed as president-elect of the association and Helen Moe of Des Moines was re-elected Northwest District trustee. Mrs. Bauer, wife of Harry Bauer, is secretary to Attorney Richard M. McMahon and has served as northwest district director for two years. Miss Moe is secretary to Edward V. Meury, director of personnel, Green Construction Co. She served as international secretary for two years and as international treasurer, for two years. YOUNKERS STORE FOR HOMES Go Ahead-Spill the Beans! it's Vectra® So durable, so color-fast, just sponge off spills with soap and water. Woven Vectra® is one of today's miracle fabrics that's stain resistant, moth and mildew proof and non-allergenic. It's the fabric that lets the family back into the living room. 85" Contemporary Sofa with loose pillow back design is available in green, topaz, blue-green and black-gold. Arm caps included. Specially Priced at 266 During the August Furniture Sale ayant DESIGNS by KROCHUKN —Fifth Floor, Store for Homes, Downtown; Merle Hay Plaza and Cedar Rapids.

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