Thursday, May 29, 2008

shaman, shema, shemagh, blagh

I don't remember what came first, ripping off shemaghs or ripping off the Oaxacan embroidery dress, but I can tell you one thing, The brown peoples are being exploited!!! As I'm sure everyone already has their shemaghs, bought at places like Urban or flea markets like Denios (I actually got mine at a army surplus store), take a look at what this little scarf is also inspiring....

Josh's old boss, founder of Vapors Magazine, and now half owner of Official fitted hats, Jason Maggio, has taken the Shemagh and turned it into a hat. These damn hats are freakin so popular! When I joined him in Las Vegas last year for a trade show, they were the most coveted. They came in crazy neon colors like pink and blue (see pic below, to the right, by Jason himself). I bet you've seen quite a few peps wearing them to Lipstick and Press and what not.

And that's not the only thing. Somehow, one little scarf has helped inspire an entire collection, by the lovely Isabel Marant. Here is her Spring 2008 collection (check it out on Elle)
Here we see the direct inspiration. It's "Eh", but the rest of the collection is oh so cute.

Like these sandals! I love these sandals. They are so simple and somehow remind me of being a kid. And I guess they're alot better than your typical "gladiator" sandal I'm sure we will be seeing all summer (I'm guilty too, I already got me two pairs!)

Oooooh, a onesie. God, I still need one.

This dress has absolutely no correlation to the shemagh, but it looks so comfy and sophisticated at the same time.

The end!


Kennedy said...

I love all of these! They look really comfy but still pretty.

ps- I really like your blog too <3

Yadira said...

Thanks! I love your blog too!


Ixchel said...

I got all my shemaghs at the surplus store too! And at 14 bucks a pop, how can you refuse!