Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A long break...

It’s been a while, again. I really wanted to get my old site up and running within a month and keep blogging regularly, but a lot of otherwise very welcome work prevented me from doing much that wasn’t immediately work-related.

I have finally found a way to keep updating my old site on the new PCs, not an easy feat at all for someone who has never been that knowledgeable about computers. Putting all of the pending content together and generating pages however is now a lower priority among all the things going on, but the site will be up again.

Meanwhile, I’m trying to keep up with upcoming movies… I’ve already written about Carol and Cate Blanchett’s headscarf scenes, but it looks Sarah Paulson is getting some nice ones.

She’s wearing a nice Kelly here. Sarah Paulson has already been headscarved (Classic-style) in American Horror Story…


… Which would mean she would almost be a Scarf Lady on the site.

Also of notice was the trailer for Joy, which shows Jennifer Lawrence in a Classic headscarf.

I think this is a first for her, but I haven’t had time to check her whole filmography. Looks like we’re in for a nice season, though!

Stay safe, stay covered and enjoy the holidays!

Monday, 5 October 2015

On Classics...

Well, it's been a while since I hit a bit of a block with my dear old website. No hosting trouble this time, unfortunately it's the "generation" side that is having problems.

The site as I said many times before is a bit of a relic. It's very, very old style. I never realized how old style it was until I was forced to get a new PC and found out that half of the software I have been using to build and maintain it no longer works or is unsupported.

Now what? I could change the whole site but it would be a very big and very time-consuming task. I could simply generate the new pages in a new way, but it would not be possible to have a style consistent with the past, though I think maybe it wouldn't be the worst solution. I could simply turn to a more modern way to share contents, after all this site has been around when there was no Flickr, Imageshack and other picture hosting sites.

I could simply do everything from this blog, too. After all, there used to be a dedicated section on the site on writings which ended up being better served by the blog.

Or I could try, as I'm doing now, to make the old software suite work in some way to keep things going. However, this is only postponing the inevitable...

It's a choice I'm going to have to make, sooner or later. I'd rather keep some control of my content and the traditional web hosting seems to be still the best way. I don't know, I'm not an expert and what I know I had to be taught very patiently. If you have any suggestions, I'd like to hear them.


I have already written about "Carol", and the new trailer is simply great. There are a lot of women wearing headscarves (not surprising) but I'll have to wait until I have seen the movie to say more.
There is however another movie coming up, "Brooklyn", starring Saoirse Ronan who in a scene from the trailer is seen wearing a Classic headscarf...

Being a movie set in the 1950s, it's a natural choice. But I can't help thinking about how many Classics I'm seeing those times. On the fashion side, Dolce & Gabbana have done it again...


... And so has Moschino.

And while it's normal for fashion models and actresses to be headscarved, the Classic has been adorning the heads of singers...

Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, as photographed by Jamie Hakwesworth for The New York Times Style Magazine.
Amber Rose, at Kari Feinstein's pre-Golden Globes Style lounge.
... And of lots, lots of fashion bloggers.

Evgenya Tarletskaya (

Anastasya Zayarskaya (
I will have to write a post on just how many fashion bloggers out there have embraced the headscarf!
The one above is a very modern take, seen in the "Heartbreak Hotel" video for the Autumn-Winter 2014 Sophia Webster collection. I should mention Sophia makes shoes. Anyway, while in the Classic usually the knot is tight under the chin and the tail well draped over the back, in this interesting variation the wrap is looser and the upper tail purposefully folded upwards exposing the lower one. I wonder if it's going to ever catch.

The Classic is definitely a Classic. It's nice to see it so often again.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

A little announcement...

Due to unforeseen difficulties (this time the hosting is absolutely NOT to blame) I won't be able to update my site for a while. I'll let you all know when I can resume the regular monthly updates. Thank you for your patience!

Monday, 25 May 2015


Long time, no post... But no worries, I'm still here.
Anyone remember Far from Heaven, the 2002 Todd Haynes movie with a stunningly beautiful Julianne Moore?

It was one great period piece, made to look like it had been actually made in the 1950s, and Julianne Moore in a Kelly headscarf was a great sight.

Haynes later directed the TV miniseries Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet.

Being another period piece, Kate got to wear a nice Classic. This scene also got Kate her Scarf Lady award on the site.

The latest period piece from Haynes is Carol, a movie based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, also sometimes titled Salt. It stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. From what I have seen so far, we'll probably see some nice headscarf scenes.

This is a promotional image, showing Cate in a Kelly wrap on a convertible.

Cate in a Kelly again, on the set.

Those images are from a video of the shooting in Cincinnati, which seems tied to the "Christmas Tree shopping scene" seen in this clip.

"Carol" is due out in December 2015. I for one am looking forward to it.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Chloe, in style

I recently stumbled on this InStyle photoshoot from August 2013 (yes, I know, once again late) featuring the lovely Chloe Grace Moretz. Among other outfits she wears a very peculiarly styled Classic headscarf...

 ...  Adorned with flowers which delicately frame her face. This is a very interesting take on the Classic, although I suspect not too practical.
 Chloe seems to have had some fun modelling for this photoshoot. Here are some images of her wearing her headwrap and having it adjusted...
  ... Just watch the "making of" video here.

  I was almost sure I had already seen something like Chloe's flowered headscarf and apparently I was right: Vivienne Westwood's Red Label Spring-Summer 2013 collection included one such wrap.
I wonder if that was the look the photographers were shooting for. In any case, it's a stunning one!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Hello, Norma Jean

Lifetime is producing a new miniseries on Marilyn Monroe's life based on the book The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Marilyn herself is played by Kelli Garner, and from some pictures found around in the web, it looks very good.

She looks absolutely gorgeous in her plain blue Classic headscarf. Kelli Garner is no headwrap newcomes, since she's already worn a Classic scarf in the Pan Am episode Diplomatic Relations.

The most recent actress to take on Marilyn Monroe and wearing a Classic headscarf was Michelle Williams in the movie My Week with Marilyn.

And before her, Susan Griffith wore one in the Quantum Leap episode Goodbye, Norma Jean.

Marilyn Monroe wasn't known for her headscarf scenes but was a wearer in real life. I can't wait for this new miniseries.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New Year, new home.

Well, after being offline for so long and pretty much fed up with zymic's lack of responsiveness I decided to give another try at finding a new host.

And guess what? I succeeded! The site is now online again courtesy of Lima-City, which has proven to be the only one able to cope with that deaf old, clunky, node-rich thing.

The new address is May it live long! There are about four months of updates to catch up so enjoy.