Style File

  • Tuesday Snow Day

    Tuesday Snow Day

    Cappuccino's first snow...

    Here I am, Pom-sitting my little sister's 4-month old puppy,  Cappuccino.

    I am wearing the warmest Canada Goose puffer jacket with oversized cayote fur collar to keep the biting 32-degree weather at bay. 

    Cappuccino is staying warm with a pair of old earmuffs and a down jacket from fabdog.

  • Chemo Chic - Julie Pazderka

    Chemo Chic - Julie Pazderka

     

    Julie Pazderka reached out to me months ago a few days after I launched my website. She has been a constant source of support and strength. At 24-years old she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She was treated with the chemotherapy Doxurubicin, the "red devil" as she calls it. I know that description is true; I was treated with it too! She fought like a superstar, traveled the world. She had a slight setback as some bad cells tried to creep back this past summer, but she has been in remission since September, looking fabulous, holding her head high, inspiring young women around the world. 


    Here she is in Cambodia, in a vintage white Ralph Lauren button down and a pair of custom silk pants she had made in Vietnam.

    For a formal ball in Bohemia, she pairs a long white jersey turban with a "blinged out quinceañera" dress she found on her travels. Julie, our prayers and thoughts to you every day. We are inspired by your beauty, grace, and unwavering strength.

    Visit Julie's blog at:

    www.downtownpeach.blogspot.com

  • For Giulia

    For Giulia

    Tracey Van Voorhis created this line of turbans after watching her mother struggle to keep her sense of self, dignity, femininity, and confidence as she battled a terminal brain cancer.

    Her pieces are of a quality rarely seen on the market, the linings mostly made of cashmere or lambs wool, the finest fabrics and design I have seen. Here, my beautiful sister Kiki models the "Jones" in a divine polyester satin in the most most beautiful emerald. And my favorite: the "Jane" in Brit.

    Visit Robin Hoods to view the full collection and show your support!

  • Tying a Headscarf: Turban Style

    Tying a Headscarf: Turban Style

    I think it’s a good idea to start experimenting with headscarves before your hair falls out completely. This will allow you to play around and decide which styles work for you. My hair is thinning very quickly, so I have been wearing my headscarf in a modified turban style. It covers the top of my head, but lets the remaining hair peek out underneath. I never use anything smaller than a 32-inch square headscarf. I find that softer silks and cottons work well for this style, as they are malleable and easy to manipulate.

    Step 1:  Fold your scarf in half, on the diagonal.

    Step 2: Wrap the scarf around the base of your head, corners facing forward. The point of the triangle should now be resting on your forehead.

    Step 3: Tie the corners into a knot and pull taught until your scarf feels snug on your head.

    Step 4: Pull the remaining corners towards the back of your head, twisting as you go. Secure with a knot at the base of your neck. Now lift the triangle off your forehead, roll it up, and tuck it into the folds of the twists you just created. Voilà!