As a lover of fabrics one of my secret passions is collecting vintage scarves, my favorites are the ones given to me by my grandmother and I wear them on special occasions. Then there are the ones I wear everyday and have collected over the years on Sunday morning treasure hunting escapades to the flea market and estate sales.
I find great pleasure in their patterns and bright colors and the fact that they are each and everyone different, spanning across the era’s of fashion’s ever changing frontier. With wisp’s of printed silk you can transform any outfit from boring to chic, such is the alchemy of the scarf. The bonus is they are re-imagined and someone had the added intelligence to save them from the landfill.
The scarf works the same magic for an outfit as a pillow does for a sofa, adding the essential patterned punch to liven up and distinguish the look.
Influenced by the fashion bloggers with their “outfit of the day” post , I created this post of inspired scarf tying to share my devoted passion for my collection and to spark your creative genius for your own passion’s, what ever they may be.
Vintage 1940 “Hey Sailor” Scarf with sail boats / Navy and White stripe Friedman dress from M.E. & Blue S/S 2012 / Vintage rhinestone necklace and earrings.
Vintage 1960’s coral and navy geometric print scarf as a belt / Corfu Dress from M.E. & Blue S/S 2011. Tom Ford Sunnies.
1960’s coral and navy geometric print scarf as a belt with a silver glitter accent belt from J.Crew to add a little necessary bling.
The 1960’s coral trimmed scarf with black details doubles as instant headband chic for a bad hair day. My Essential work uniform for cold morning’s is the Katie by M.E. & Blue. I call it my fashionable sweat shirt with it’s wide Kimono Sleeves and tight banded bottom. Grey cargo’s J.Crew and Studded Stiletto’s by Be&D.
Nothing says summer quite like a halter top, this one I fashioned out of a 1980’s paisley print square scarf. Dark denim skirt J.Crew, brass buckle horse belt J.Crew, 1940’s vintage trading post silver turquoise earrings and bracelets, Navajo turquoise silver ring, sandals by Cynthia Vincent.
Enjoy this lovely weekend discovering your creative genius! XO Cindy