Leopardo

    I found this epic scarf at an estate sale in my neighborhood recently. Lately I have been going to more of these sales – it’s always fun to get a glimpse into someone’s home and see how they lived. And in my neighborhood there are some great old houses that have amazing features […]

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Bohemian Wanderlust

  Sometimes a scarf conjures a mood. For me this one recalls images from the 1970’s of terribly chic women lounging on a yacht in Greece or on the French Riviera. Sexy, hedonistic and carefree. A little Lauren Hutton, Talitha Getty and Jerry Hall all in one. The simplicity of the batik-like artwork is lovely […]

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Butterfly Patterns

I scored this vintage Gucci scarf a couple of months ago – love it! I think it is from the 1970’s. Featuring a grid layout of different butterflies, it is a riot of colors and patterns.     It got me to thinking about other great patterns of butterflies on fabrics, wallpapers and in fashion. […]

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Vintage Hermes Scarf

This delicate chiffon scarf is by Hermes. I haven’t been able to identify the artist or designer but it is a sweet spring vignette of birds and frolicking squirrels.

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Giorgio di sant’Angelo

I found this scarf by fashion designer Giorgio di Sant’Angelo at the recent Vintage Fashion Expo in Los Angeles. The colors grabbed me as did the graphic design. I was familiar with the name Sant’Angelo but really knew nothing about the designer or his work.   Sant’Angelo was an American fashion designer born in Italy […]

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Celestial Patterns in Home Textiles and Fashion

I came across this scarf when I visited my mother last Christmas. It was my father’s but I had never seen it before. My dad was rather debonair and had a few silk handkerchiefs and scarves but I don’t remember him wearing them much in my day – he probably did more often in the […]

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Peacock Feather Patterns

“Hera” is one of the most iconic fabric designs of all time but also in the history of Liberty of London. The pattern was designed in 1887 by Arthur Silver. The name “Hera” is derived from the Greek goddess whose favorite animal was the peacock. Liberty acquired the design from Arthur Silver’s studio and has […]

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The Eye Scarf – Kenzo

I bought this scarf a couple of years ago at the Kenzo boutique when I was in Paris for the Maison & Objet show. Their name for it is “Eyes Allover” and it is one of my absolute favorite scarves. The eye as design motif seems to be having a resurgence lately in fashion and […]

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Gucci – Vintage Equestrian Scarf

A classic Gucci scarf from my collection – in an equestrian theme which has been a Gucci signature for decades. This scarf features a horse bridle and stirrups – symbols of horseback riding that Gucci used early on to signify and attract a wealthy clientele.  

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Marimekko and Nature

  This Marimekko scarf features a section of the “Ruusupuu” design created in 1957 by Maija Isola. The name translates to “Rosetree” and it is one of the fabric company’s most iconic designs.     The legendary Maija Isola was the first full time designer hired by Marimekko in 1949. Isola was first and foremost […]

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