Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Scarves. That ultimate 1950s accessory has always been intriguing to me--especially after living in and traveling around France. After buying my mother some Hermès scarves for her birthday last year, we looked around us to try to figure out how it was that French women all miraculously seemed to have a different style...After a while we gave up and stuck to the simple styles that she has been sporting since the 1970s, but recently I hunted down some style manuals with twenty different looks from the King of Scarves themselves--Hermès--courtesy of Bunnyshop.

These two look-books present a number of amazing ideas for using a large square silk scarf (carré)--not only as neck adornment, but for your head, waist etc. So, as winter melts into spring, cast off your cashmere and wool scarves, and adopt a fab silk scarf--whether new or vintage. Last season's fashion shows showed a heavy retro influence--especially for swimsuits--so embrace this style!

Here are some images taken from another source as well, and I especially hope that the Kelly makes a comeback. I have spotted a number of people posted on The Sartorialist sporting turbans in Paris, so who knows? Just click on each pic to see it enlarged.













3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the post. Esp on the old stuff! Recent addict of the scarf & taking notes!

John said...

Here is another vote for the return of the Kelly !

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely with the vote on the Kelly!

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