Saturday, 18 April 2009

Summer Scarf - A Hot Trend This Summer

Summer Scarf is a hot trend this summer. Already this spring several celebrities have been spotted wearing light weight spring scarves. They are definitely going to be HOT this summer. Below are some of images of few celebrities in summer scarves:




But I think if a summer scarf is bit more colourful then it will really stand out and will give great looks with white or any other single colour top. I think scarves are great for summer as they offer layering and versatility with genuine style.

Here are few things you should take care of while selecting a summer scarf:
  1. It should be very light weight.
  2. Some scarves come with airy feel to them I mean in terms of design. See image below for such a scarf.
  3. Soft fabric feels great to skin even in summer.There are summer scarves available in market which are made from merino. Also cotton summer scarves are also very popular these days.
  4. Long and wide scarves are great for summer. As in summer you won't be tying them very close to neck, instead you will use scarves to give that extra bit of colour and layering.
Here is very beautiful, vibrant summer scarf made from 100% extra fine merino. Extra fine merino feels great to skin and makes it very light weight. The way scarf has been designed, its great for summer.


Above summer scarves can be purchased from UniqLooks-Women's Scarves Online Shop.

Get that extra layer of fashionable summer scarf this summer and you can easily stand out from rest of crowd on streets.


This Blog post has been written by sahota on Scarf and Shawl Blog.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Do you Know that Wearing Black and White check Scarf mean Supporting Terrorism?

The US chain Dunkin' Donuts has pulled an advert in which the celebrity chef was wearing a scarf in black and white check design. There were complaints that the scarf worn by a celebrity chef offered symbolic support for Islamic extremism. And it got a lot of media coverage.
Actually the theory behind these allegations were that this scarf design resembles a traditional Arab keffiyeh.

There was mixed response on internet about this. Some thought it should not be related to terrorism others think it do help spread the message in support or terrorism.

Even though Dunkin' Donuts has acted responsibly and considering that this ad might have caused confusion so pulled ad and said that

"The silk scarf had been selected by Rachael Ray's stylist and that no symbolism was intended. But given the possibility of misperception the commercial was no longer being used."

What is your opinion about this? Do you think black and white check scarf supports terrorism?

Friday, 13 June 2008

What is difference between scarf, stole and shawl?

Considering that this is my first post on this blog after the introductory first post, I thought it will be great to share the answer to the most frequently asked question about scarves and shawls. And this question is What is difference between scarf, stole and shawl?

The only difference between scarf, stole and shawl is the size. And most of times the differ by width.

Scarf - Size of scarf normally varies from 10cm -40cm in width and 120cm - 200 cm in length. Among scarves also they differ a lot in size. Specially summer and winter scarves.

Stole - Stoles are also sometimes called wraps. Generally comes in size of 50-70 cm wide to 175cm -190cm long.

Shawl- Shawls mostly come 80-110 cm wide to 180 cm - 210 cm long.

As you can see there is not great difference between size of stole and shawl. Traditionally shawl was popular word in India, Pakistan and Nepal. But now it has been widely adopted in west also. And in past shawl was used for winter only and were made from only pure wool.



Welcome to my blog about scarves and shawls?

Hi All,

I welcome you all to this blog which I have made for scarf and shawl news and new launches on the market. I regularly write about cashmere and issues surrounding cashmere on Cashmere Guide. So if you want to get more information about cashmere such as What is Cashmere ? then do visit Cashmere Guide.

I also run a small website which sells 100% pure handmade cashmere scarves. This website is an effort to increase awareness among people about pure cashmere and to support rural women in India who hand made these beautiful scarves. You can visit the website at http://www.uniqlooks.com

I will always look forward to your feedback about this blog about scarves and shawls and any of my other websites as mentioned above.

So please do share your thoughts by commenting to the posts, I will make sure that I reply to each and every comment or feedback that you will give. So looking forward to your comments.

regards
Sahota