Thursday, July 16, 2015

How do you wear that? - Bandannas (AM)

I have a great idea for a new Miss Soft Crab segment. It's called How Do You Wear That? 
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it involves the Misses Soft Crab discussing how to go about implementing a particular look one of us wants to try for ourselves. Great idea, right? Maybe, maybe not, let's find out.  
First up: headscarves, or bandannas, or whatever you want to call them. 
The other day I went to see Far From the Madding Crowd because it was very cold and I didn't want to just stay home in front of the heater, yet I also wanted to stay warm, so it was off to the cinema with me. 
Anyway, Carey Mulligan spends a goodly part of the film wearing a headscarf/bandanna type thing and working in the fields in very beautiful golden light. 


Her hair is pretty but it also looks like it's substantially out of her way, which is very appealing to me. 
I knew straight away that I wanted to try it for myself. And not in the half-hearted ways I have experimented with headscarves before. I mean, we've all put a scarf around our head, but it can go pretty terribly wrong. For every Carey Mulligan there's a chump wearing a bandanna in a way that just doesn't quite sit right and you know they are hurting inside because they dared to go for a look, but didn't pull it off and have to walk around all day with the equivalent of a scarlet letter on their dress. 
American and English royalty seem to be particularly at-risk when it comes to effing up the headscarf. 

And you know it hurts me to highlight this failure, because you know how we feel about QEII style on this blog. 
Anyway, I need to know how to wear a bandanna in a way that keeps the hair off my face, but probably lets my fringe out, but also feels nice and snug and secure and not like it's going to become displaced and more trouble than it's worth (which is pretty much my previous experience).
Do I need a bandanna of specific dimensions, or is it more about the fold and tie? Do people think there is room for hair out and a bandanna, or is it mostly an up-do kind of thing? 
Are there other things I should ask/know?
Basically, I just want to know how to wear that...

1 comment:

  1. Dear K.
    My main thought I that if you want a snug ,comfortable and secure wear than don't base you look on film fashion . That is unless you have 30 wardrobe people shadowing your every move and it looks like that even the queen can't afford that luxary.