Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Let's Try To Make Turbans Happen, 'Kay?

I can count on zero hands the number of times I've worn a turban. But the other day I made a very spurious decision to get my hair trimmed at Mizu Salon -- FANTASTIC decision, by the way, so look for a GLOWING review on post haste! -- and HI! They wrap your hair in a perfect towel turban. I'm being halfway serious when I say I kind of want to make turbans work. Don't I look so relaxed and at ease? It's totally the turban talking.

Now, this all kind of begs the question, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WEAR A TURBAN WITH, fashionably speaking. I haven't actually tried it (yet), but I'd opt for some super casual jeans, a blazer, and an easy t-shirt in a weekend-wear way. Like, the key is to basically MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU'RE NOT WEARING A TURBAN, you know? Like it was a cool, casual afterthought. Like, please don't go all Aladdin and do harem pants, gladiator sandals and everything. Because then it's like HEY Y'ALL! LOOK AT ME! I'M DARING TO WEAR A TURBAN! Just pretend you're not!

Anyway, my all-time classic turban inspiration is the photo of the beautiful Marisa Berenson. Think, more that, less this:

And check out Camilla And Marc's Spring/  Summer 2011 collection, because turbans are very much happening there.


persephone said...

Turbans are just so OTT glamour , they remind me of like, a Dynasty/Jackie Collins type hybrid of a woman.. cocktails at lunch, evil schemes and swooning.
I might be reading too much into it though..

Jess said...

I am in love with turbans, provided they aren't too ostentatious. And they seem like they would be great for bad hair days. I'm a little skittish about wearing them, though...I don't know if me and my pale skin, blonde hair, and glasses could pull it off elegantly. I keep wrapping them in my room over and over, so maybe one of these days I'll finally bust out wearing one.

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