Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunset Fiesta Turban, Head Scarf or Chemo Hat

These colors are delicious - vibrant orange and soft yellow sweep together like a summer sunset in a light, sheer chiffon.  Embroidered with jewel tones of deep blue and teal, this will look stunning with summer outfits - from crisp whites to jeans or a bathing suit.  You can shop and see and other styling ideas at Titillating Turbans.

Last year at the LA Textile Show we took some time to browse through the fabric district outside.  Seems 13 floors of fabric just wasn't enough for me.  I saw this fabric from across the street and bought the whole bolt.  Sadly, it is one-of-a-kind and I can't get any more, so if you like it grab it now!

It ties beautifully into a bow, you can wrap the ends around the band to create a turban look - for Sex and the City fans - or wear the band alone as a light scarf, headband or sash belt.

In between working like a crazed elf, I'm wandering more deeply into the wonderful world of textiles.  This month I'll be taking classes to update my skills in silk painting and then learning to texturize it with other fibers.  A long, labor intensive process, but the possibilities are endless.  I am so curious to see how it eventually ends up on my head.

I hope you are enjoying this fabulous weather! Our garden has loved the alternating rain & warm weather, and we have more blooms and figs than ever.

What are you doing this season to dust off the cobwebs (whether your house or your brain)?


Waceystyle said...

Fab blog and I love the turbans!

LaurieA (@Turban_Diva) said...

Thanks! I'd love for folks to go visit your blog for more great tips & pics at WaceyStyle!

RepublicOfChic said...

Hi Laurie!

Thanks for visiting our blog :) I love the turban ideas here. Will I be seeing more on gardening here? Maybe somw writing too? :)

LaurieA (@Turban_Diva) said...

Oh! I just went to your shopping site - those leggings are awesome!! I was on hold for a few weeks waiting for new lighting equipment to come in, so you'll be seeing a lot of new photos.

As far as gardening, the spring went by in a flash and now it's in the 100's. With an unusual increase in rain over the past 8 months, the garden has much unexpected activity. My beloved green fig tree usually has a few tiny, dry figs in the spring. They drop off and a new full crop is rich and juicy by mid-August, right in time for my birthday.

This year it has been laden with rapidly growing figs over the past two months. They had the appearance of ripeness this week, but to my disappointment, the insides were dry. Delightfully, the birthday crop is following close behind! I picked off and discarded those on the lower branches, and let the birds enjoy the upper branches. There is a colorful rainbow of red and yellow finches, blue jays and robins feasting on the treetops!

So nice to meet you and I invite others to visit your blog/shop by clicking on your profile.