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Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Scarf for USC Trojans!

Here I am, the scarf maker, standing in my shower ('cause I have a good mirror there), modeling a scarf I made from cardinal and gold plaid, backed with cardinal red corduroy. These are the colors of USC: the Trojans. "Cardinal" in the USC case is a kind of maroon red. The official USC color designation is cardinal so that's what I'm calling it. This would make a nice gift for a University of Southern California alum.

Friday, October 12, 2012

A gardener blooms in the evening.

Bruce is a professional gardener/landscaper, and the owner of Vertumni fine landscaping in Seattle. I got him out of his gardening gear and into his velvet evening jacket to model this Scarf Moment black and blue pinstriped scarf. The light blue reverse of this scarf is an incredibly soft vintage cashmere! And the color really matches Bruce's eyes! But you don't have to have blue eyes to wear this scarf. I will have versions of it at Unique NY and Bazaar Bizarre SF (see previous post for details).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Warm and Stylish customers having a Scarf Moment

Here are a few of my customers from last winter's Bazaar Bizarre in San Francisco, wearing their Scarf Moment scarves. Look how creative they got with their scarf tying methods! I'm looking forward to seeing old customers and meeting new ones in New York and San Francisco this Fall. Bazaar Bizarre will be held on December 1st and 2nd, 2012.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gwendolyn in a Granny dress, and flowers

Here's my favorite Los Angeles singer/songwriter, Gwendolyn, backstage at the Bootleg Bar where she was performing with her country/western band. This scarf I made from a floral corduroy that's probably from the 70s matches quite well with Gwendolyn's 70s granny dress. Do you watch the show Weeds? Gwendolyn makes some of the music for that show. If you like it, check out her latest album, Bright Light. And you too can have a scarf like Gwendolyn's. I will be posting soon about which craft shows The Scarf Moment will be selling at.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Silk Stripes for 2012

Here's DJ and musician Charlie Sputnik modeling a scarf made from a fantastic striped silk. I met Charlie when I myself was DJing at the Standard Hotel. I've made a few versions in the limited amount of this vintage fabric I found. Although I'm sold out of the grey flannel backed scarf shown, I have one backed with green silk, one backed with yellow silk (which Charlie is wearing) and one backed with a black quilted cotton. Soon to be sold at a craft fair near you.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sophisticated Patchwork in Cashmere and Silk

For Winter 2012 I've made a small selection of one-of-a-kind patch-worked scarves. Sometimes I acquire pieces of fabric that are too small on their own to make into scarves, but that are too beautiful to discard. In this case, I acquired some luxurious but small pieces of red and black cashmere. I patched these together and backed it with red and black silk crepe, and voila, a red and black scarf modeled by gorgeous film producer Samantha.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Another Shade of Grey

For the 2012 season I've made some monochromatic scarves, which is a change of pace for the Scarf Moment. I usually look for prints and stripes and plaids. I found a few yards of this very fine silk with a windowpane jacquard pattern in a shade of grey that perfectly matched some vintage cotton velvet (velveteen, for those of you who are into fabric technicalities) from my collection. Omar is modeling this scarf, that will look as good on a woman as it does on this man.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stripes on stars, for 2012

For the Winter 2012 season I've been making lots of striped scarves. Of course, whatever I happen to make is by chance, since most of the fabric I use for scarves is vintage: found at estate sales and thrift shops. But the universe has brought me lots of stripes this season. This one is a cotton in (fewer than fifty) shades of grey and red. I made a lightweight scarf for fall or spring by backing it with black linen. Modeled by gorgeous star Jillian King, still looking as good as when I met her, oh, let's just say a few years ago.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey, minus 49

Most of my scarves have a vintage print, plaid or stripe on one side and a new solid fabric on the other. But I never pass up a nice vintage solid fabric, so sometimes I get to make scarves that are vintage on both sides. Such is the case here, where I combined an old grey wool flannel with a red and grey striped cotton fabric that's probably from the fifties. The greys matched up perfectly. Modeled by the incredibly talented Los Angeles artist Duane Paul


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Maybe Marimekko, for 2012

The Scarf Moment has been busy making scarves all summer, gearing up for the 2012 holiday season. Here's one of the new scarves, modeled by lovely webdesigner Alison of The scarf is made from a vintage grey and white cotton fabric that might be by Marimekko. It certainly has that Marimekko look, with checks in a print that looks like it was based on a handpainted design. The reverse of this scarf is soft black corduroy.