Monday, October 19, 2009

Detail of the Week



Scarves. Plaid, striped, floral...plain, tasseled, ruffled...tied around the neck, head, wrist, or handbag handle...LV, Burberry, Hermes...don't you just love scarves?

"The history of the scarf dates back at least as far as ancient Rome. A linen kerchief known as a sudarium (Latin term for “sweat cloth”) was used by the Romans to wipe their necks and faces. The ancient Romans developed the scarf into a diverse men's fashion accessory, whether knotted to a belt or worn around the neck. Of course this style was quickly adopted by women also, and the scarf has since become synonymous with women’s fashion." (source link here)










On a more fashion angle, scarves are a must—have and classic item, particularly now that Autumn has arrived! (though light weight ones are lovely in spring/summer) I love how they can take a boring outfit and make it vibrant, coordinate colors, and bring an outfit from casual and simple to elegant and sophisticated. French women are famous for their natural ability to don a scarf, last minute mind you, and wear it with such ease and style. Last night, I was watching "Le Divorce", starring Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts, in which there was a whole little scene, showcasing all of the elegant women in Paris and the many ways in which to style their scarves and shawls. Incroyable!

I felt so inspired to try some new looks, I went in search of different ways to tie, drape, and knot...I came a cross an amazing site! (Click here) This site illustrates over 40 ways to wear your scarves! I hope you feel inspired to try a few out! Also, as an added bonus, they offer special care instructions for silk scarves. Do you like to wear scarves, also?

/image 01 Louis Vuitton/ image 02 & 03 Garance Doré/image 04 link/image 05 to 09 Garance Doré/

23 comments:

  1. Oh, how I love scarves! That last one looks sooo cozy!

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  2. I love wearing scarves - I've amassed quite a collection. I love how effortlessly they dress up an outfit. Thanks for the link - it will definitely help me be more creative with how to wear them

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  3. Sarah,
    I love your blog a lot! Stunning posts! I add you to my bloglist immediately!

    xx
    Greet

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  4. I adore scarves. that first image from louis vuitton is perfect! xo

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  5. Yes, yes and more yes to scarves. Thanks for sharing all the ways to wear them. They are a must for me.

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  6. Thank you for the fabulous post about scarves, I'm always looking for new ways to tie them. Wow I espcially loved that first photo!

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  7. gorgeous! those rings in that first image are killing me though.

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  8. As far as little details go, Sarah, I'm head over heels for that gorgeous pink quilted lining in the LV bag in the first picture.

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  9. What a lovely post Sarah!! That link to the "ways to tie scarves" is great!

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  10. I adore Le Divorce!!! :) Because it's all about Paris to me and anything with or about Paris is very special.
    These photos you picked are stunning... Not only because of the scarves (thanks for the ideas, darling!), but because of the emotions. Photos 3 and 5 are my absolute favourites... And I totally adore the pink LV purse. :)

    Wishing you a beautiful day!
    xxx

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  11. I cannot resist scarves, even though I have 2 boxes full *wink. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I loved watching the women in Paris wear their scarves. Before I went, I only wore my scarf maybe 5 ways, but now feel so inspired! I understand exactly what you mean about the emotions, Little Rus...I miss France so much sometimes and can't wait to return :)

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  12. I love the details here! The subtle color pairings in each photo are marvelous, but my favorite is definitely the woman with the tortoise shell sunglasses that echoes similar tones of black and brown in her scarf. Thanks for the inspiration, Sarah!

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  13. I'm loving the one before the last. How creative. On a side note, that gray hair is beautiful!

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  14. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I appreciate is a lot :)

    Feel free to stop by The Drifter and the Gypsy again and say hello and don't forget to follow my blog!

    xoxo,
    Micaela

    P.S. I'm adding you to my blog roll :)

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  15. Beautiful examples!
    I love Miss Cherie too - but my favorite is 1945 by Dior. I don't think it was sold in the U.S. - I bought it in London years ago. It's wonderful!

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  16. Skyla -- I don't think I have ever seen that one/smelled it before! I must check it out, when in Europe :)

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  17. Lovely scarf collection! Almost include all kinds of scarves, fur, silk scarves, or knitted scarves! All beautiful!

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  18. love this post and the fact that you included a picture of an elegant mature woman :) I have always liked a scarf in the hair like the one in the sixth picture...and I can wait to wear the lovely and delicate grey knit shawl/scarf I bought in Avignon last fall!

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  19. Beautiful collection Sarah - thanks for the link to the scarf site... itching to try some of these. My scarf collection has overgrown my one drawer and this may justify a further expansion!

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  20. Love this post Sarah as scarfs are SO my thing! I wear them practically everyday!!! Thanks for the site that shows different ways to wear them, I'll have to try them out!

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  21. i do so love scarves! what a wonderful post. inspires me to tie mine differently, as seen in the 2nd to last pic, how it's knotted.

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