25 June 2009
small silk scarf
In some cultures symbolizes sanctity, character, modesty and religious attire. Fashionistas consider it as luxury and keep it in jewelery box. Lot of people wouldn’t borrow it to their best friend because there is story that is keeper of your personality and scent.
Even the simple outfit can be improved with neatly picked scarf. Since we lately love lot of long scarves, leopard print, McQueen’s skulls, Etro’s royalty bohemian rhapsody, seems that we forgot about Riviera chic; small silk scarf.
The distinction of the silk scarf is really in its size, so classic Hermès measures 90cm and weighs only 65 grams. Geometry on the side, small silk scarf really turns out that luxurious effect to make mystique diva of the girl. Since Hermès carré is nobility among the scarves, some believe that girl didn’t make in her life as long as she doesn’t own her own carre; picked in Hermes Paris. So you can touch it and feel it or smell it just like Vogue’s paper. Some are paraphrasing same story about Pucci cognizable prints on small piece of fabric.
What is common to scarves of Hermès, Pucci, Lacroix, Versace, Casol or Ferragamo is their uniqueness. Whether the story on the fabric or memories and moments you will create wearing the same fabric.
Some people frame their Hermes scarf like fait du art or sleep on it instead of pillow .I believe in more creative ways. Tres chic as headband, belt or enveloped around straps of your top or like a bow on the back, isn’t it?
When I was looking for scarves online I must admit I am amazed by vintage 80s collection from nastygal. Also I found some alternative but still beautiful buys on the budget.
first photo; vintage collection on nastygal,Lin Beeser Takatuka Scarf from Barneys
second photo; Crochet Twin Scarf on Urban Outfitters,chains on print on topshop scarf, Miss Selfridge navy chains,Asos Chain scarf,Jojo and Malou college scarf at farfetch
p.s. scarf is like a final touch of the outfit, like a fragrance so it’s not the sin to spray a few drops of your personality on it. Never know where you might leave it. Unless you wear Hermès. In that case pay attention.
Special thanks to Benjamnin Nitot for disposing usage of photos from editorial Hermes Street Style for this post. Very wide collection of his beautiful and inspirational editorial work can be viewed on nitot page