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The Art of the Turban #1 | Manolo for the Big Girl

The Art of the Turban #1

That’s right, it’s a new featurette and its mission is this: to convince all those doubters and sayers of nay that the only reason the turban isn’t back is that it never left. So with a nod to the lovely and talented Tom Sutpen (creator of one of my favorite blogs of cultural import) for the title’s conceit I want to remind you:

You cannot stop the turban, you can only hope to accessorize it.

Vermeer Girl with the Pearl Earring
Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” 1665

La Carla and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, wife of Sheikh Hamad of Qatar
Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, 2009

Olga Baclanova, 1943

5 Responses to “The Art of the Turban #1”

  1. Margo July 8, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    I’ll take the turban over harem pants any day.

  2. Twistie July 8, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    And you complain about my crushed velvets.

    (ducks the wrath of Plumcakea)

  3. La BellaDonna July 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    I love turbans and make some pretty fabulous ones.

    I also offer refuge to harem pants and crushed velvets.

    Heck, I’ll wear a crushed velvet turban WITH crushed velvet harem pants!

    … And yes, I really do mean it. And I’ll look fabulous doing it, too.

  4. Frances July 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    I would totally wear turbans, the ones you’ve shown plus proper ‘turban’ turbans. Really. I’m Asian Indian anyway, so if people ask, I’ll just sniff and say “It’s CULTURAL”. Plumcake, you are a goddess. No one else (Not even Style Spy :-( ) seems to see the need for turbans.

  5. daisyj July 12, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    Nothing to do with turbans but, Plumcake, I just bought a pair of emerald de la Renta d’orsays on a drunken impulse, and as I clicked “confirm” I thought of you. And I just thought you ought to know.