Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dedicated Follower of Phashun

Those who know me personally are forever saying, "Dag, you are such a hep-cat!" And don't I know it. I mean, I spend a lot of my time figuring out just how to affect the right image for my presentation to the world, dressing just so, making sure my every accessory is the right piece to give the right impression to the admiring masses. It's a "thing" with me. So you'll see below why I am so encouraged that all the babes who flock to me are now starting to pay attention too to their image, to making sure that when they follow some discrete distance behind me they look "just so" too. And that is? Well, the latest is the Burn Victim look. Yup, all covered up in the latest and the finest. These babes want to be seen with me, they gotta look right. Cause I'm a hep cat.

Babes? Are you ready for this?

Headscarves, the new trend

Headscarves are becoming the new hot trend in Western fashion, with famed designer labels and industry biggest names explaining the appeal of the headwear as a comeback of elegance and chastity to the runways.

"We wanted to revamp the headscarf," Domenico Dolce, co-founder of the Italian fashion house Dolce and Gabana, told The Telegraph on Wednesday, July 16.

"[We want to] give it a new life and introduce it to a younger generation."

The famous Luxury fashion house D&G and other big names in the industry, like Paul Smith, Vera Wang and Jean Paul Gaultier, are now leading the new fad with their designs.

On the catwalks for autumn/winter, many of the industry's noted brands offered the headscarf.

"Our aim was to give it a modern and cool twist," says Dolce.

The trend is also appealing to the customers.

Hermès, the French high fashion house renowned for its range of designs of silk headscarves, has seen a rise in the sales recently.

Vivienne Alexander says the company has been selling out to "a much younger crowd than usual."

And with the rocketing demand, designers are coming out with a wider variety of the head covering in their collections.

"I do think we will be seeing a fair amount of headscarves around over the next few months," says Gaia Geddes, executive fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar.

Industry experts agree the new headscarves trend is about bringing a touch of modesty and chic to the runways.

According to Dennis Nothdruft, curator of London's Fashion and Textile Museum, the headscarf resurgence is about a new sense of "chastity" in fashion.

He affirms that the trend is not all new after all.

"Women wore headscarves in medieval times to maintain their modesty," he explains.

Others believe the headscarf is lending a sense of elegance to woman's appearance.

They contend that customers want to imitate the caliber of famous women who have emphasized the headscarf's glamorous and sophisticated look, like the American movie star Grace Kelly.

Alexander, of Hermès fashion house, says that a sizable proportion of their customers are Muslims, who wear their products as hijab, Islam's obligatory code of dress for women.

But she affirms that the large bulk of the clients are non-Muslims who are seeking a modest, elegant look.

"This is more about a return to that elegant Grace Kelly era than anything else."

Thanks to Esther at:

from: Source: Islam Online (English)

Yup, I'm thinking Grace Kelly.

Be sure to see the latest in up-and-coming. Stylin'.

Ladies, I'm only marrying the first four of you who turn me on at the moment; but take it easy because when I get tired of them I'll turf them for four new ones, and you might be one of those lucky gals if you don't make it first time out. It's 'cause I'm a hep cat.


CGW said...

Sorry, Dag, my hair is below my waist and I can't keep it "coiffed up". and I'm certainly not cutting it for you!

Dag said...

That is a problem for women with long hair. How to hide it with a scarf. Yup, the burqa might do it.

I, on the other hand, and one of those "Let it all hang out" kind of guys. I resist going out with girls whose hair is shorter than mine. Burqas are the exact right thing in cases of girls with tattoos, though.

I see an increasing number of women, men too, with what is called "sleeves," tattoos going from shoulders to the wrists so that people look like William Morris wall-paper. Legs, backs, chests, all of their bodies covered in a melange of tattoos. I barf.

Girls are girls for a reason, long-haired and sexy and lovely and attractive because that's what girls are. The more girl a girl is the better. But being covered up in a niqab or a tattoos is some awful thing to me. It' a bad thing. At least a burqa can come off. Looking like one has been passed by a logging truck in a storm is not the kind of impression one would usually like to make to the world. It says to me, "I am not a Human being but a timid and fearful and hollow thing, a piece of stuff stepped over on a camping trip in a forest."

Guys do as bad or worse these days in their pursuit of the masculine. They often act like girls. It's a terrible thing to see this parody of humanness parading as authentic.

Most of the girls I know are in their forties and fifties, and still they look beautiful and fine, because I know who I'm looking at, at women who are alive and lovely. And men are still handsome and brave; and together we make excellent couples.

Down with burqas and tattoos. Let us be mature and let us, in our wisdom, celebrate our beauties with Grace.