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Friday, June 9, 2017

Fashion For The Ages ~ The Art of the Scarf

I’m excited to announce that my daughter Lou and I will now be collaborating on a series of fashion posts. We will be providing how various on trend looks can be worn by women of all ages resulting in… Fashion For The Ages.

It seemed appropriate to kick off this new series with such a classic accessory since so many of our favorite fashion icons regularly incorporated scarves into their fashionable repertoire.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis knew how to style a scarf multiple ways.

It was almost impossible to select a favorite photo of Audrey Hepburn wearing a scarf as there are SO many. But this image of Hepburn and Mr. Famous always makes us smile.

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The Queen of scarf wearing belongs to none other than Elizabeth II.

No doubt she has influenced her granddaughter in law, Duchess Catherine, who has helped make the scarf fashionable among the younger set once again.

For those of you who may not know Lou, she began her career in fashion while still in high school working as a visual intern at Anthropologie. She earned a degree in fashion design and currently works in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as the visual display manager for Free People, a sister company to Anthropologie. She creates the beautiful store displays that inspire so many.

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Lou is a fashion risk taker that so many of us wish we could be. She is inspired by everything around her.

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Indeed I now rarely go out without first being styled by Lou. #grocerystoredatenight


We both often wear scarves in the traditional manner.

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Or add on a pin, earring or locket.

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We agree that no one wore a scarf, ascot style, better than Lauren Bacall.

But we try.

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The double knot is easy and fun.

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Of course living in Texas we love to channel our inner cowgirl…

… bandana style.

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Scarves are also great for keeping tidy while doing daily chores.

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But our favorite way to wear a scarf is matching with a best friend.

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All of the scarves shown are made from vintage fabrics and available in the DTA Etsy Shoppe.

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Do you like to wear scarves?

Laura +Lou


GSGreatEscaper said...

On the QEII voyage to England, we attended many lectures. One day we learned how to fold napkins from Paul Burrell, and immediately after that, cruise director Maureen, who had served in the same job on the Queen Mary, demonstrated how to wear scarves. Many of the techniques were the same!

As for scarves, when I wear a head scarf and people mock me, I use my famous line "If it's good enough for the Queen, it's good enough for me." And I keep a cache of bandannas in my camping box - not only do they keep long hair out of fires, they serve as impromptu napkins, for cleaning, pot holders, ropes and bandages!

Lou has certainly matured into a striking young woman of fashion. Had I not inherited many scarves from my mother and great aunt, I'd go for some of your lovely creations!

Stacey said...

Your daughter is a beauty!!

Scarves are so much fun. This is a fun post. :)

Jeanie said...

Lou is shockingly gorgeous and striking! And she knows how to work wonders with style, scarves included. Loved the vintage photo. It's a favorite accessory of mine, too (and probably the one I make the most!) Loads of good ideas -- I love the pin!

ImagiMeri said...

Lou baby is stunning, as usual. Sending my love to you all. I treasure the memories of our Roundtop adventure last year with both of you.

Auntie Em said...

Your daughter is her Mom!
I guess I have lived long enough to see scarves go in and out of fashion. They can look amazing with an outfit or just be a nuisance. My aunt and mother always wore them in the style of Her Majesty. That is a look best suited for someone over 80 and in place of the crown they usually have on their head. lol
I wore a large man's, cotton handkerchief in navy print over my long straight hair in the 70's in headband style. I use to put one on our daughter when she was little as well instead of a bonnet. Loved her little blond head covered with a smaller version of my hankie.
During the 80s and early 90s I did the silk and fancy ties and even the fancy clips and rings and do-dads that went with the scarf craze. Too bad there was no YouTube then. Would have saved me hours in front of a mirror with a book. hahaha
Thanks for the fun post and all the cute ways to wear a scarf. Maybe I need to dig out some of my vintage ones and give them a go again. And then again...maybe not. :)

Mary Sorensen said...

I never thought of adding a pin or locket to a scarf - what a great idea! LOVE all the old photos. I'm really glad scarves are making a comeback - I used to wear them all the time, stopped, now I can begin again! As, always, thank you for your posts!!! Have a great weekend. Love, Mary S.

GSGreatEscaper said...

Last night I watched Royal Wedding on TMC, and there was Jane Powell wearing a scarf with a pin! Isn't it always the way - you see something once and then it turns up everywhere!

Katie Mansfield said...

Adorable. You all will single handedly bring the scarf back into fashion. Great photos. I have several vintage scarves that are too fun.

Bloggymom said...

I don't wear long scarves very often as I am full chested and I feel like they get stuck on my "shelf". I would love to wear scarves in my hair.... I just need to get brave and fashion forward.

Love all of your scarf ideas. I see so many pretty scarves at the flea market and antique stores.... I just need to break down and buy a few.