Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Photo Swoon – Scarved for Life

1940s head scarf

vintage pin curl setting #pincurl #vintage

Yesterday, I showed you my hair in a pin curl setting under wraps beneath a red silk scarf (view here). Today, I'm sharing a few vintage photographs that inspired that look. 

A pin curl setting isn't super easy, nor does it happen fast. If you're going to do all that blasted work, you better protect it so it isn't time wasted. One way to do this is to wrap the curled setting tightly in a head scarf or turban wrap. You can choose a multitude of styles, but it is best to choose a breathable natural fabric if you want your setting to dry. Mine from yesterday is a super lightweight raw silk in a long rectangular scarf shape. If you're doing a dry setting, it doesn't much matter what you use. Just make sure to secure it with a couple bobby pins so that it stays in place. Speaking of self promotion, there are some cute bobby pins in my shop that would be perfect to secure a scarf! :-)

daytime head scarf vintage

You can tie it in a bow or knot it up top like above for a playful daytime do or you can choose a larger scarf and wrap it around the neck and loosely tie it behind for an elegant look.

Elegant vintage head scarf

head scarf vintage lady on bike

Vintage ladies in daytime head scarves #vintage

There are so many ways to tie your scarf. You can do a super simplistic one like the lovely ladies above or you can get quite creative like this fantastic example below. 

Parisian headscarf #vintage #headscarf #paris

Head scarves aren't just for vintage lovers either. There are tons of examples worn today. Have you ever worn a head scarf? How did you style it?

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  1. I'm a scarf beauty. Hah it's the most important part of my every outfit. Yes it's not only vintage.

  2. I've never worn scarves, but I think the look is beautiful.

    Have a happy weekend. ☺

  3. Wonderful photos and inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing - amazing how those women managed to stay elegant even while having their hair done! x

  4. So pretty! I'm going to have to experiment...

  5. Love it doll!! :) I put my cutlers in last night. But today they look atrocious. :( I so wanted pretty curls. I think next time I will roll them while my hair is damp. And watch some tutorials to see how to roll it for the look I am seeking. Xoxo!

    1. Oh darnnit! I do mine from wet hair and usually have better results. Good luck!

  6. This feminine activity (the hair curling and scarf-wearing) reminds me so vividly of my mother and her generation. Watching them as a little boy, I was so envious. I wanted so badly to join them but knew that was forbidden. Even now, seeing you do this, evokes deep and powerful emotions in me. I'm sure you never expected one of your blog-readers to feel that!

    1. Oh how hard this must have been! I do hope that the emotions and memories are mixed at least and some are good? Watching my mom with her curling iron is one of the easiest memories to conjure up for me. I saw it so often that I can see her facial expressions and everything!

  7. I love that 'elegant' look! It's so pretty and I'm so glad scarves are coming back, or maybe they didn't go away but I love this look!

  8. Seriously love this stylish scarf filled post! Headscarves have long been a favourite vintage accessory of mine as well, and one which I reached for a lot in particular during the last few months with my real hair. I find they work wonders with a wig, too, which is great, as I wasn't in any kind of hurry to put the brakes on wearing them! :)

    ♥ Jessica