I bought this book from a charity shop thinking it would be really useful. I got home, stuck it on the book shelf and rediscovered it last night, three years later. I'm not quite sure how I forget about it, when it comes to tying a scarf, I need all the help. I'm definitely not one of those women who can wrap a scarf around their heads and look effortlessly glamorous. No matter how hard I try I always end up looking like a demented charwoman. I try, I fail, I rip the sodding thing off, chuck it on the floor and go out in a hat.
So, better late than never, I cracked open my case of scarves and decided to see if it was really possible to learn how to rock my scarf.
Let's see, shall me?
My first attempt.
|Victorian screen decorated with scraps bought by 11 year-old Vix from a Walsall junk shop in 1977 - I was still weird even then!|
To create this "Boho Head Wrap" I'm using a large 1970s Indian silk fringed square (almost shawl sized) bought for a few pence at a jumble sale earlier this year. This scarf is coming with me on my travels. This will be a perfect hair-style for a breezy night on the beach - so I won't be swallowing my hair with my beer.
Like my favourite-ever craft book, Yeah, I Made It Myself, what I like about this book is that they've used sketches rather than photos, giving a rough impression of how the end result should look rather than intimidating us nervous novices with a perfect image.
|In the bathroom. Lady Lichfield maxi from Helga, silver jewellery from India, turquoise hoops from the £1 and less accessory shop down the road|
This is a "Kahlo style hairdo" which I reckon would work just as well with one-length shorter hair.
I'm using a skinny Orla Keily pure silk scarf which came free in a magazine so long ago that it's virtually vintage.
To create this masterpiece all you need to do is put the scarf around your neck, centre part your hair and plait it using the scarf as the third strand - easy!
|The Wall of Misery|
The weather's awful, torrential rain and really windy. The "Twisted Hair Wrap" kept my hair looking half decent when I braved the charity shops and visited the market for my fruit & veg earlier today.
I'm using a 1930s Liberty silk scarf for this style. It cost £1 from a car boot sale (Sorry Love, I've got to charge you a quid for that, it's a posh one, ain't it?) To add more drama a really long scarf would be perfect . I've got a few second hand saris in my stash which I might cut up to use next time.
The book is full of brilliantly clever ideas, some involve sewing and others just tying. It's American but I've found copies on a UK website for less than £4 (HERE) . Accompanied by a couple of vintage scarves it would make a fab gift for a girlfriend, wouldn't it?
And no, this isn't a sponsored post, I bought the book with my own hard-earned 75p!