May 30, 2012

I ♥ Your Headscarf Style: Jackie O

Ever since I cut my long hair to shoulder length, it’s been a total crapshoot as to how it dries naturally. The simple summer solution I’ve found is to wrap a headscarf around it while it’s drying – it keeps the roots nice and flat and amps up the waves at the bottom. So just this past weekend, I walked out of my bedroom with my Chanel camellia print scarf tied in a do-rag on my head, when my tweenage daughter with much disdain in her voice said, “Ugh Mom, if you’re going to wear that again at least let me make it look less nerdy.” She pulled the scarf further back on my head to let more hair show, and loosened the front pieces to hang down over my face. I could see where she was going, and I did oblige her, but I had a whole other look in mind. From my point of view, no one ever did or will look more chic in a headscarf than Jackie O herself.  Yes at first glance they make her look a bit too much like the verging-on-freakish Edie Beale (her Grey Gardens’ cousin), but they also added the perfect touch of unexpected eccentricity to her otherwise exceedingly classic and tasteful looks. I expect it will take my daughter a few more years to understand that, if ever.

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lindsaysuejohnson.com
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6 years 1 month ago

Rocking a scarf like this over the weekend when I refuse to wash my hair.

nyc10
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6 years 1 month ago

Jackie O – there are no women like her anymore (the grace, the poise, the humility, the reality)

Blair Bee
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6 years 1 month ago

these photos are beautiful 🙂
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Victoria
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6 years 1 month ago

And let's not forget Queen Elizabeth II. Not quite as sophisticated a fashionista as Jackie O, but she does make a statement riding horses with her Hermes scarf blowing in the wind.

Kitchen Afternoon
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6 years 1 month ago

On anyone less chic it would be a babushka!
A nice inexpensive blow and go cures bad hair too.

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