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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tricks of the Turban Trade

While rummaging through stacks of covered platforms, fringe-adorned gladiators and strappy, floral prints in preparation for our upcoming lookbook shoot, we had the oh-so-clever idea to take on the turban. Yes, I said it. TURBAN. Before you bash this divisive piece of headgear, hear me out.

The turban is a lot of look. If you can’t muster up the strength to tackle it full on, do it with a twist. You can "turban-ize" yourself in various ways: Classically tied, √° la Eartha Kitt or just wing it, adding a bit of your own personal flavor.

When I’m feeling boho, I like it knotted in the middle, dubbed “Moroccan Girl” style by Geri of Because I’m Addicted, ends tucked.  Or when my inner gypsy erupts, I like it folded in half, tied to the side or back, ends free.   The girly girl in me is also very into the “scarf-bow,” created by knotting and shaping the ends into the form of a bow.

Take a look-see below at our favorite Turban Tying Tutorial, courtesy of Because I’m Addicted:


Don’t forget to pair your turban 'do with a breezy maxi or cutoffs and a casual basic top.  

—Ashley Lacey, Lori’s Armitage Staff and creator of Stiletto Chic


   

3 comments:

skeletoes said...

Thanks for the video, Ive apparently been doing it the wrong way for awhile now..

Adriana said...

turbans are such a fun accessory in the summertime. I would typically use a colorful scarf as one. Do you recommend any other materials? Thanks!

Lori's Shoes said...

Thanks for reading, glad that it was helpful!

Skeletoes, we learn something new everyday, I was so glad to come across this video as well :)

Adriana, I, too, am so excited about the turban look for summer! Definitely grab a ton of colorful, patterned (ethnic prints, feminine florals, for example) scarfs for turban use. In terms of materials, I like to stick to actual scarves as turbans. If I am absolutely in love with a scarf's print, I will cut it down to reduce the size for turban tying :)

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