Friday, 13 January 2012

Grace Kelly Headscarf

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Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace.

After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a deglamorized, Academy Award-winning performance. She retired from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties in Monaco. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. She also retained her American roots, maintaining dual US and Monégasque citizenships.

She died after suffering a stroke on September 14, 1982, when she lost control of her automobile and crashed. Her daughter, Princess Stéphanie, was in the car with her, and survived the accident.

In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema.

Read more about Grace Kelly at Wikipedia

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Audrey Hepburn Headscarf

Audrey Hepburn is one of iconic headscarf fashion

Audrey Hepburn headscarf, Image Source:

Actress Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's, remains one of Hollywood's greatest style icons and one of the world's most successful actresses.

Actress and philanthropist Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. At age 22, she starred in the Broadway production of Gigi. Two years later, she starred in the film Roman Holiday (1953) with Gregory Peck. In 1961, she set new fashion standards as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. In her later years, acting took a back seat to her work on behalf of children.

Audrey Hepburn Quote: "I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Headscarf Fashion Trend is Back

The headscarf makes its comeback.

2012 might just be the perfect year for a headscarf revival, and that has a lot to do with the fact that it’s a year whose fashion is defined by revivals. Look over all the trends for spring 2012 and those which are being carried into autumn / fall 2012 and you’ll find amongst them revivals of 1930s, 1960s and 1970s fashion. While not all of the fashion revived from each decade are compatible, the headscarf certainly is. And so 2012 provides something of a perfect oppotunity for the headscarf to become fashionable yet again.

Headscarf fashion

But in what form? And is it limited to just the revival of three discinct decades?

The 1940s headscarf

To answer that last question: no, the revival of the headscarf is in no way limited to the revival of fashion from the 30s, 60s and 70s. These three decades instead allow for the revival of styles of headscarves based on the romance of periods of 20th century fashion that have gone on to be romanticised and become iconic. Hence New Zealand designer Karen Walker’s spring / summer 2012 collection played not to the 30s, 60s or 70s, but instead to the 1940s – and a particular part of it at that. While most designers are wont to play to high society when they draw inspiration from past eras of fashion, Karen Walker’s take on the fashionable headscarf for 2012 sits more inline with 1940s Rosie The Riveter iconography.

The 1970s headscarf

The 1970s might currently be in a state of fashion revival, but it was a decade that itself borrowed motifs from an earlier period of fashion: the 1930s. So with the 70s revival well underway and the 30s revival simmering until A/W ’12, it’s the version of the 1970s headscarf that we look to in 2012.

Here we turn to siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz and their Nicholas K label’s S/S ’12 offering. A collection both urban and modern, Nicholas K S/S ’12 took a long and flowing approach to the headscarf.

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The 1960s headscarf

More associated with the 1950s and 60s is the headscarf folded into a triangular shape and tied under the chin. It’s the typical accompaniment to oversized sunglasses and vintage convertible cars, and a regular vision of incognito glamour for screen stars like Audrey Hepburn. In fact, it’s hard not to look like a vintage starlet when you don this type of headscarf. While a little overlooked on the runways, the bond between this accessory and the ’60s means it’s perfectly wearable in 2012 by association.


Monday, 9 January 2012

Dolce Gabbana Headscarf

For Autumn/Winter, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith and Jean Paul Gaultier all showed beautiful models wearing – I kid you not - headscarves. Yes, it seems that the hitherto frumpy style, beloved of Hilda Ogden and the Queen, is back.

As part of the new season's obsession with traditionally British heritage looks – such as tweed, tartan and Country House chic – the bright, print silk headscarf is back on our radar.

Take celebrities, like Amy Winehouse, rocking this retro style, and the general love for all things vintage – and it's no surprise the headscarf is this season's hottest hair look. For why, just read more

"I do think we will be seeing a fair amount of headscarves around over the next few months," Gaia Geddes, executive fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar, tells the Telegraph "But the fashion may be better suited to young girls, who will be able to pull it off with the right tongue-in-cheek manner."

Never forget the catwalk-to-closet rule – don't wear all the trends, all at once. So team your headscarf with a simple, plain outfit. For an irreverent look, pair with summer's coral lipstick and bright nails. Or take inspiration from Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, and wear with classic red lips, a plain cotton dress and a dose of screen siren attitude.


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