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.

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