Friday, August 10, 2012

Hollywood Hed-Topper scarf - ingenious!



I recently acquired several mysterious scarves labeled Hollywood Hed-Topper - Arlis Mfg. Co. Los Angeles. Basically each scarf is a large square with a lined band that extends beyond the square and has a clear ring on one end, snaps on the other. Wrapping it around one’s head and snapping the band together made sense to me, but I just knew there was more to this.  Today I stumbled upon the instructions—what a coup for the manufacturers to have Jayne Mansfield show off their creation! 

From hakes.com, where a scarf with its original packaging was auctioned
 So I tried some stunts of my own and I am in love with this scarf! Thank goodness I have two more (navy with white polka dots and burgundy) to ease the pain of letting this one go! 

The Hollywood Hed-Topper (also good as a neck-ringer!) available in my Etsy shop
Etsy crafters take note...this design would be fun to make and stock in your store, would it not? 

10 comments:

Victoria said...

That is a totally awesome scarf, right down to the print of the fabric. It would make a wonderful item to make and sell on Etsy. I love polka dots, your other 'keepers' sound like a dream.

denisebrain said...

This is probably the best of the scarves because of the great print. I can really see crafting something similar in fabrics to coordinate with vintage and modern outfits.

The others are pretty dreamy alright...thanks Victoria!

Laurence said...

What a lovely find!!! You are really lucky to be able to find the instructions! I found one quite close to this one some years ago but never know how to correctly use it...

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Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

What cool finds--both the scarves and the instructions! The turban look is particularly adorable on you.

denisebrain said...

Thanks Karen, I love the turban style too, as well as what the instructions call the buccaneer.

Now you know how to wear it, right Laurence? :)

fuzzylizzie said...

I adore this! I'm so glad that you were able to locate the instruction.

Louise said...

Oooh! Now I want one- I agree that this is something that Etsy sewers should consider making.

denisebrain said...

If I can get my act together, it will be me crafting these! ;)

Louise said...

Yah! I look forward to what you can create.

Giselle said...

What a beautiful scarf! I've been dying to find one to use as a turban. I love that you can use this one so many different ways.