Work's been very busy, and I really haven't had time or energy for blogging lately. This busy patch should be over in another week or week and a half. So expect me back somewhere in the next couple of weeks.
But to tide you over until then, here's a link to an impressive video that will show you how to use a scarf to copy Princess Leah's hair-do, because it was just too good not to share. As the demonstrator says, though, don't wear it if you need to listen carefully to something, all that fabric over the ears makes it hard to hear.
Maybe I'll give it a try sometime. We'll see...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
I'm always tempted to use something with a drop or a bangle in the front, evoking a tikka/bindi (Indian forehead decorations, which seem to evolve out of religious decorations/caste markers, but seem to be part of secular fashion as well). But as as pale an Ashkenazi as I am, it feels culturally inappropriate- something akin to orientalism. So while I tried out a necklace with more oomph, and also a bunch of bits that dangled onto my forehead, I decided against. I didn't take a picture- but even if I did, I might well be uncomfortable putting it online. What do you think?
How do you cover for attending a wedding, or other formal event? Where are the cultural boundaries in what you will or won't wear?