This month, as the weather gets warmer we are putting the spotlight on neckerchiefs!
We love the Girl Guides... and Boy Scouts style of this knot, it works particularly well with a bright scarf!
The neckerchief fold is simple and works very well with a small scarf or a pocket square. Fold the scarf into a triangle, roll the long edge towards the point leaving a portion of the corner unrolled. The neckerchief is then fastened around the neck with the ends tied into a knot.
It's official, Spring is upon us! To celebrate we want to share our favourite head scarf: The Turban
We love turbans here at the CFM Studio! Not only can they rescue a bad hair day, they can also be worn in the evening as a glamorous head piece, à la Grace Kelly (see below).
In essence, the turban is quite a simple knot to create. All you need is a long scarf. Depending on it's width, you might want to fold it in half lengthwise. Line up the centre of the scarf with the base of you head. Lift each side up to cover your ears, twist at the top and knot at the back.
Time to share with you some of our favourite and fun ways to tie your scarf!
We love this amazing look by Vika Gazinskaya, above left. Simply use a large square scarf, fold it into a triangle, arrange it on her head and plait it with your hair into a large braid, dreamy!. On the left, Susie Bubble’s silky cap is great too! Simply fold your square scarf into a triangle, place it on top of a baseball cap and tie a knot at the back!
London Fashion Week has just ended earlier this week, and we've recovered just enough to compile all our favourite looks, expect some crazy chunky knits, some beautiful leather appliqués, some sequins, some shimmers and much more, enjoy our selection!
We were very lucky this season to be invited to the fabulous AW16 presentation of Clio Peppiatt last weekend at London Fashion Week! We've been big fans of her work since a few seasons now, and it was so much fun to see what she's been up to!
I love her kitsch and glamorous universe, she is so good at mixing fun techniques such as appliqués and patchworks in her work, and I love her very cute and feminine illustrations!
Her new collection is called Motel Clio, and it is about this Motel world she's created and where she has dressed each characters: the lobby boy, the glamorous ladies at the cocktail bar, and the tourists..
She's collaborated on a few accessories with the fabulous Tatty devine, Check out the clutch bag below, it's a complete dream!! And what's more? The show was styled by the amazing stylist Adele Cany! It goes without saying, we want it all! Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures, all courtesy of our dear friend Kirsty from Fashion For Lunch.
Let’s start the month with one of our favourite scarf knots, The Bandana Style Knot!
It is a personal favourite, I could almost call it my go-to knot! I love how it adds a dash of colour to an everyday outfit :-)
This style is very simple to do and it can be achieved using a square scarf of any size!
They all start the same way; First, fold your square scarf in half from one corner to the other to form a triangle. Bring the two corners which are furthest away from each other over your shoulders and around your neck.
For smaller scarves, simply tie a knot behind your neck adjusting the front to create some attractive folds.
For larger scarves, wrap the two corners around your neck and bring them back over to the front, then tie them into a simple knot or a bow.
You can also knot each corner individually to give them a little weight or wear it loose over your shoulders as seen below in the last photo by Hermes.
Wrap up warm... it's cold outside! Our wool scarves can be styled in an infinite number of ways and for different occasions, from seasonal walks in the park to a nice afternoon tea with friends. Here are our 3 favourite styles!
Temperatures are falling which means Autumn is finally upon us. Here are three ways to style your square scarf to keep you warm and looking chic during the cooler months ahead.
1: Try the bandana knot with a medium scarf, fold it into a triangle, wrap around the neck and knot at the front.
2: The small sailor knot and cravat knot are two of our favourites! Simply fold the scarf into a triangle, roll the scarf, wrap around the neck and knot at the front. Chic!
3: This knot is very stylish and works great with a simple shirt and a small square scarf, simply fold the scarf into a triangle, roll the scarf, wrap around underneath the collar of your shirt, and tie like a cravat at the front.
Sonia Delaunay (1885 – 1979) is one of my favourite artists. She was born in Russia but spent most of her working life in Paris, Spain and Portugal where she developed her unique artistic style. She was so versatile - her work extending to painting, textile design, fashion design and she even worked on set designs and costumes for plays. She was also a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.
She made clothes for private clients and friends, and in the early twenties created a whole line of fabric designs using geometrical shapes and bold colours. She also started her own label called Simultané.
If you haven’t already, you should get to the Tate Modern as quickly as possible to see the retrospective of her work on show, it is truly mind blowing! The exhibition shows a large collection of her works from early portraits, her textile designs and her paintings, to her beautiful watercolour fashion illustrations.
I am a huge fan of Madmen. Set in the 1960’s, and produced by Matthew Weiner, the TV series follows the lives of men and women in an advertising company calling Sterling Cooper on Madison Avenue, New York.
The women characters are very fabulous and the styling (by Janie Bryant) is absolutely beautiful. Here are some of my favourite looks, sporting classic square scarves of course!
Gorgeous Bettie Draper (below) favours square scarves worn as bandanas - really pretty and an easy look to achieve, perfect to update a work outfit. Simply fold your square scarf in half into a triangle and drape over your shoulders. You can knot a little bow at the front if you like.
Below, Megan Draper and Joan Harris wear their scarves as headscarves. It is such a pretty look and a great way to style a scarf particularly when it gets a bit too warm to cover your neck.
Below are a few looks where Peggie Olsen, Betty and Joan wear scarves as cravats, very chic!
It's just so incredible to be given such a candid view of the fashion world. Whether it's looking at the life of a fashion editor (Diana Vreeland in The Eye Has to Travel), or the intricacies of running a top fashion house (Alexander McQueen in McQueen & I), or the inspiring life-long passion for style as seen in Lina Plioplyte's Advanced Style.
Below are the trailers of some of my favourite films about fashion.
Diana Vreeland : The eye has to travel - Lisa Immordino vreeland
McQueen and I - Louise Osmond
The September Issue - R.J. Cutler
Bill Cunningham New York - Richard Press
Advanced Style - Lina Plioplyte
Scatter My Ashes at Bergsdof Goodman - Matthew Miele