Four of Jonathan Saunders’ Cruise 2012 scarves. Mrs. Cameron chose the vivid blue print for Mrs. Obama.
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For those who find these kinds of international relations too politically correct, one only need look to the Nicole Richie, Gisele Bunchen, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba set to get another angle on scarfing it. Rarely are these paparazzi darlings snapped in their coolio leisure ware sans neck gear. In Nicole Richie’s case, the scarf morphs from head to neck and back again, sometimes in the same day.
Abracadabra: Nicole Richie moves her McQueen scarf (from www.net-a-porter.com) all around.
More than dynamic shoes, charismatic sunnies or a spine-tingling bag, a scarf is the easiest way to sew up a ho-hum tee/tank and jeans into a thought-about-it look. The little piece of cloth can pop colour into a dreary ensemble, spin a maxi dress from frowzy to free-spirit, or revolve unruly hair into compliance.
Clockwise from above left: Kate Moss (in a Vassilisa Fall 2012 print from www.shop.vassilisa.com), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicole Richie, a street styler, and Gisele Bundchen get-it-going with scarves.
Which brings us to the age old query…How to tie one on? Personally I am a fan of the “free hang”, with the “once around” a close second. For those who want more from their silk or chiffon, the fashion house assimilated with scarf dressing, Hermés, delivers. Their pdf presentation will show you how to morph a square of fabric into a neck accessory, hair band, belt, top, turban or even a satchel. Which gives a lot of miles to that gifty Sam Cam bestowed on Michelle Obama, “pwning” her hubby and the ping pong table he chose for Mr. O.