Rest assured, dear readers, that I have not fallen off the side of the earth, as it may have appeared with my uncharacteristically long and unexplained absence. I have merely been away for a week and was too hectically busy before I left to post anything before I headed off. I now have rather a back-log of things to write about and am just picking the topic of today's post somewhat at random. So here we go...
Regular and long-time readers may recall a post I wrote some time ago, lamenting my inability to pull off the glamourous, movie star headscarf style. You know the look, with the scarf crossed under the chin and knotted at the back of the neck... Well, recently I got to go for a ride in a classic 1970s Triumph Stag when I was up in Leicester for an extended family Christmas.
|Posing by the Triumph Stag (I can't actually drive so I was merely pretending that I was about to jump in behind the wheel...)|
I just happened to have my "motoring scarf" (i.e. scarf with vintage cars all over it) packed in my luggage so thought this was too good an opportunity to miss. I decided it was time to experiment with the Hollywood/motoring headscarf look, even if the weather were too cold to take advantage of the convertible function of the car.
Although it was amusing, I can't say I was entirely convinced of its success. Maybe it was the wrong scarf (too small, too narrow, too stiff?) but I am definitely thinking it's something to do with the shape of my face.
|Headscarf glamour or headscarf fail? |
I feel I look more like the Queen than a Hollywood star.
That's okay though, we can't all be glamourous Hollywood headscarf-wearing types. There are plenty of other ways for me to wear my collection of scarves. I think this one looks just fine knotted around my neck, like a kind of feminine tie/cravat device.
|Beret and necktie suits me fine.|
If, however, I do experiment with the Hollywood headscarf look again some time (perhaps with a suitably different scarf), I will be sure to let you know. Especially if it goes better next time. Then I might even be able able to identify what it was I was doing right or wrong each time and share it with any readers wanting to give the look a go.