Much like good pesto, Rob Delaney's twitter feed, and the second season of Friends, street style is something I will never get tired of consuming over and over and over again. Believe me when I say it is one of the best eyeball fertilizers there ever was.
In particular, I am a huge fan of the smattering of Russian street style celebs that constantly grace the lenses of Scott Schuman, Tommy Ton, Caroline Blomst, Adam Katz Sinding, Vanessa Jackman, Phil Oh, and Tamu McPherson (to name a few gems). I have
While Veeks and Uls (my nicknames for them--ya dig?) have an abundant repertoire of self-tested fashion innovations worth imitating, I've recently become especially enamored with their headscarves. Both of these women sport headscarves on a frequent basis (usually tied underneath the chin or behind the neck) and manage to make them look positively DARLING. And I don't throw that word around lightly because a) it rhymes with my name so I have to respect its space and b) I am not a mother in an E. Nesbit book. So: trust.
Given my devoted fandom and application of said selectively applied adjective, I clearly had to try out their headscarf technique on my very own American self.
Eh voila. I decided that I might as well go all the way and not only wear a headscarf à la Vika and Ulyana but also steal their entire feminine-with-a-serious-twist aesthetic which to me meant a cardigan buttoned all the way up, a high-waisted bell skirt, and a weird but cool gold pin that could have conceivably been inherited from my Russian war vet great-uncle but in actuality is a find from my mom's top drawer.
The question is: do I look more like a Russian street style star... or a Russian grandmother? Am I about to walk into Lincoln Center... or into a chicken coop? In other words, CAN I PULL OFF THE HEADSCARF?? Note that I took these pictures from the safety of the great indoors because I am unsure of the answer to that question and also a coward.
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