Ornithological pursuits

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!)

Anonymous Posh
Shop 43, Royal Arcade Annexe
(03) 9650 4263

:: Arwen ::



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2 responses to “Ornithological pursuits

  1. Kate

    “Be a leader! Start a fad! Knot a small scarf around your upper arm, to wear with a sleeveless dress or shell. Or tie a scarf in a saucy fashion to accent the band of your knee sock!”

    From Scarf Ability: 25 Ways to Tie a Scarf, a 1960s booklet published by Sears Roebuck & Co., helpfully webified here. Great illustrations.

    I’m not sure if this will help your tourniquet troubles per se, but it’s quite lovely and a bit funny.


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