One More Way to Use Your Neck Scarves

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by Leandra Medine
July 24, 2014
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Long live Tupac

Remember when Andy Milonakis sang “I rock peas on my head, but don’t call me a pea-head?” In the event that you don’t, here is a refresher.

In the event you’ve never heard the theme song of the latter’s eponymous MTV2 show, aren’t you glad I showed it to you?

I’ve been thinking a lot about whether or not you should feel comfortable calling me scarf head because as fate and my terrible mental bank of pop culture references would have it, I’ve been rocking scarves on my head a lot lately. And as far as my personal knowledge can tell, this is the primordial fault of both the late Tupac Shakur, who tied bandanas around his always-freshly-shaven scalp with the swagger of Vidal Sassoon, and the most recent miscue (hold the mis-) of one Giambattista Valli.

He showed a pastel array of volcanically large tulle skirts with polos and seemingly prosaic white head scarves, which in spite of the aforementioned volcanoes and polos became the singular image, coupled with cool sunglasses, worth writing home about.

It was so cool and I think I can say that with conviction because it incited that reaction of I want to/can be that girl which is what brings us here where you will find at least five photos of me wearing the same outfit (a top from Vika Gazinskaya‘s awesome ass collaboration with & Other Stories, Miu Miu red jeans and Isabel Marant sandals), playing the Go Big or Go Home game as evidenced by a banana clutch and green headscarf wrapped into my hair. Consider me the most flamboyant extra among a group of Fiddlers that dance on Roofs and Broadway.

But that’s not all: wearing it has given at least ten more dollars to the cost-per-wear jar because my neck scarves and arm scarves are head bandages, too! If you remember just one thing, though, let it be that beating summer’s heat or at the very least, the sweat pool that develops at the back of a woman’s neck, is as simple as a roll and tie.

K, bye!

Feature Image: Tupac Shakur & Giambattista Valli Spring 2015 Couture courtesy of The Cut

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  • Tracy

    These head scarves are so stylish!

    http://fashion-soup.com/

    • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

      I agree! I love a head scarf, they’re so much fun!

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  • kate

    i’ve always taken pride in the fact that i can sing this song in its entirety. HEY cool scarf! and outfit, everything, etc. bye bye!

  • Lauren Cunningham

    Anything accessory that makes me look like less of a sweaty mess is an accessory I can get ahead with. Pun intended (it’s always intended)

    redlipstortillachips.com

  • Mariah

    This sounds great for days leading up to my weekly hair washing when it starts looking greasy. That’s right, once a week (though I shower more often, I assure you). I will be using this with all those girl scout bandannas I have kept over the years and never been able to wear.

    Theatricality by Mariah

  • http://adeliberateimagination.wordpress.com/ CJKEYS2

    I need to start wearing the scarves your way, because the way I tie them (see my default) has left one too many awkward forehead tan lines. It was fun to snap chat them, though.

  • GapToothedGirl

    Giambattista Valli haute couture ipnitized me…I’m gonna try it now!!

    XOX, Gap.

    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  • AleksKop ‘Wandering Minds’

    Really cool way of reusing this accessory! My own most favourite is to tie head scarfs around your belt or handles of the handbag! I always was into reinventing new ways from same pieces in the wardrobe!
    ourwanderingminds.com

  • http://dfcghbnkmm.com AnnCates

    I love scarves! It might even be an obsession!
    Much Love, AnnCates xx
    anncates.blogspot.com

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    I love Pac. He went to the high school right at the base of the “mountain” where I spent so many hours lounging, hiking, playing. He’s in the very fibers of the Bay Area. There was a gentleness and intelligence to him that made him seem as if he had a crystal ball that held the future.

    His song, “Changes,” came on shuffle the other day and I realized that, unfortunately, his lyrics ring just as true today as they did in ’98 when the song was released:

    1.Corrupted police force w/ unfair tactics in identifying and accusing citizens

    2. “Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live and let’s change the way we treat each other.” —> true, we need to all do this to help ourselves, each other, our home.

    3. “There’s war on the streets and the war in the Middle East.” —-> Unfortunately very timely, very true.

    So while one song certainly won’t change anything, its date of release when we factor in listening it today will certainly make us pause in our lives and go: you know what? We have to try a little harder, because clearly the current level of effort has not yet helped. Some things we have zero control over, but so many things we do.

    And I think that’s what Pac was trying to point out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay9BWM8lwOA
    ——
    On a lighter note, he is also one of my style icons. So polished in a very urban way. I mean….how can you resist:

    • Leandra Medine

      Emma for pres!

      • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

        I’m convinced that the presidency is one of the least efficient ways to get anything done, at least in our country. Both sides are so stubborn. Changes for the better could very well be happening right now and yet party politics always has to come in and rob us all of a better country. Too many egos for radical changes for the massiveness of humanity.

    • http://adeliberateimagination.wordpress.com/ CJKEYS2

      PREACCCCH, girl.

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    • mikehusseymkh

      I just got paid $7500 working off my computer this month. And if you think that’s cool, my friend has twin toddlers and made over $8k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do…..

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  • Johanna

    The head scarf thing is a bit Chiquita Banana… But with those great shoes, no one will notice your head!

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    I almost forgot to say that you look marvelous, Leandra.

  • katherine

    This outfit speaks to me…LOVE IT!

  • Haiku Jew

    Obsession with scarves
    can be costly, like cocaine
    covet Picasso.

    • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

      Hey, glad you’re here on MR, too! X

      • Haiku Jew

        I like your comments
        they ring with intelligence
        nice to “see you,” too!

  • http://dolceandgabriella.wordpress.com Gigi Gastevich

    Perfect idea for keeping hair away from your face and sweat away from your hair. And gorgeous vintage scarves are everywhere…flea markets, garage sales etc for way cheap!

    Love, Gigi
    Dolce and Gabriella

  • http://sweettrendsandsequins.blogspot.com/ SweetTrends&Sequins

    I wish I could pull off head scarves! (or her outfit!). I can barely pull off headbands! Loved the article!
    ~M
    For DIY’s, outfit inspirations and thrift-store transformations check out http://sweettrendsandsequins.blogspot.com/

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  • LaShawnda G

    thats pretty much how i wear my scarves every day.
    and i miss Tupac so much.

  • Tara Edie

    Scarves are THE most versatile accessory. And they can double as some pretty dapper decor details too. Love ‘em.

    http://www.southbysunset.com

  • http://curiouscomponents.blogspot.in/?spref=fb Shivi Srishti

    Scarves act as great saviors on a bad hair days.You should try going for more printed scarves they look much classy and add vibrancy to the entire outfit.Though i completely adore the one you are carrying.
    http://www.curiouscomponents.com

  • serly

    great style !

    warm regards serly
    jam tangan pria

  • elise maiberger

    welcome to the party, white girls!

  • Barbara

    Hi! I’m trying to find this Miu Miu’s jeans. Where Can I buy it?

  • Brooke

    Literally my friend and I sign this song all the time and to this day call eachother IJ, short for idiot jerk

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