Many thanks to the patient shop assistant in Anonymous Posh who consented to be my model for this shot. I fell in love with this scarf and the idea of making it into a neck accessoire – I could simultaneously study Australian ornithology while looking chic and kind of French! (Or approximating the Australian idea of French.)
There are a few problems with this plan, however. First: I lived in Paris for six months and saw virtually no-one with scarves around their necks, except for the grand old bids in the fifth arrondissement. Instead, everyone my age was wearing shapeless cardigans from Zadig and Voltaire and well-cut trousers from APC, all in varying shades of black.
Second: I am crap at tying neck scarves. They always end up looking like I’ve staunched a wound or put a tourniquet on rather than looking effortless. (Call me if you get bitten by a snake!)
Shop 43, Royal Arcade Annexe
(03) 9650 4263
:: Arwen ::