Spring! Pucci!

A recent find – I love this bright and crisp cotton scarf by Pucci. I’ve learned that it was designed in the 1970’s and is titled “Westinghouse.”

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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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Cherry Blossom season and a vintage Vera scarf

In honor of spring and cherry blossom season, here is a lovely vintage scarf by Vera (Vera Neumann). It is such a cheerful piece and features Vera’s signature loose brush stokes. I also love the pink with the accent of chartreuse.

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The Explorers Vintage Scarf

I found this scarf at a flea market and I have to admit – I was not crazy about the colors or the design. But something about the subject peaked my interest. It is unusual for a scarf or fashion accessory; a grid of well known explorers with their dates of birth and death. Certainly […]

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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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Maggy Rouff – Fashion Designer & Vintage Scarf

This scarf is by Maggy Rouff, a French fashion designer whom I had never heard of but who had a impressive career. She began designing in Paris at The House of Drecoll where her parents were the directors. Eventually Rouff started her own line in 1929 with a particular emphasis on evening gowns. Rouff’s work […]

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Blue Buttons – Vintage Scarf

      Another great vintage find featuring a charming layout of buttons. On close inspection I discovered the “R” signature or logo cleverly framing a button in the corner. I’ve been doing some research to try to identify the “R” to no avail – if anyone knows the designer of this scarf please let […]

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Butterflies and Flowers

  This beautiful vintage silk scarf is a recent find from my mother. It was stored away in someone’s attic for years. It has no label or signature so I have no identification on the designer or manufacturer. The colors are so lush and at the same time so soft. The artwork in the butterflies […]

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