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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Russian Doll or How to Wear a Silk Square

Many people see accessories as every day items that are worn without much consideration, items that are just there to hold our jeans up or to put all of our junk into... But if you look at gloves, hats, scarves and belts as items of desire and not items of necessity, you will quickly discover that they are huge contributors to a powerful result that can be achieved when putting together an outfit. After all, there must be a reason why some of the accessories have gained iconic statuses in fashion and culture, starting with Audrey Hepburn's cat eye shades to Michael Jackson's white glove...

After familiarising myself closer with Herm├Ęs over the past couple of years, I have grown serious obsession with luxury accessories, silk scarves to be specific. I have then increased my collection form zero to about 10 in a space of a year. Very slowly, I built my confidence in wearing them as, lets be honest, such classic item can feel out of place in our current minimalistic fashion world. Wrapped around my bag or neck are the usual options that I would go for, but on one very cold and snowy day in New York I felt like wrapping it around my head Grace Kelly-esque style was just the right thing to do. 

I feel like the classic way to wear silk square (around your head) has been long forgotten by modern fashionistas and I agree it is certainly not a "go-to" look, but I can't help but adore it. This throws me back to my roots, reminds me of all the chic outfits described by Tolstoi in his novels, from Anna Karenina to Natasha Rostova. Not forgetting some of the "present day" Russian muses, such as Miroslava Duma and Ulyana Sergeenko, who are regularly rocking the good old "silk square wrap" look. It might not be the easiest look to pull off, but if you are feeling brave then just go for it and don't forget, this is wearable during any season and not just winter.

Glasses - Prada
Scarf - Hermes 
Shirt - Cos 
Jumper - Missguided 
Jeans - Zara 
Gloves - River Island 
Jacket - Mango 

Photography by: www.perevertaylo.com

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