I must admit that I have badly neglected the Silk Scarf Aficionado blog as of late. So I must apologise profusely. In a futile attempt to justify my radio-silence, I provide the following reasons:
I have no internet in my house.
As if that is bad enough, I also have no TV licence. So, for the last couple of months I have resorted to the good old-fashioned book for my evening entertainment. Before anyone asks, no, I have not indulged in an excess of silk scarves that renders me unable to pay my bills! The reality is that my house is currently undergoing some changes resulting in TV and Internet being out for the time-being. Since I am unable to update this blog telepathically, I have had to graciously accept my lack of superpowers and blog as and when I can.
I have been quite busy
Firstly, I had a job interview at the University of Cambridge. Who would have thought that academics at the University of Cambridge would consider employing me for my brain?! It has been a few days with no reply, so I am assuming the worst. But, regardless, I am thrilled to have even been asked to interview. It is only a shame I cannot put that on my CV! Secondly, I had a MRI scan. Not for any serious medical reason. The University needed volunteers for research and I wanted to see what my brain looked like! (Did I mention I am a science geek?!)
I have been a little distracted
Alexander Wang hit the Outnet. Need I say more?!
Anyway, as a long overdue post, I thought I would focus on scarves to fill that awkward between-season time of year when it is perhaps too blustery for a silk scarf and too warm for a winter woolly. I have admitted in the past that I am a silk scarf purist and struggle to appreciate the humble pashmina. However, with fabrics as sumptuous as silk, cashmere and merino wool mixes, how can I hold anything against them?!
So here are my favourite picks of autumnal scarves currently available online and sure to get you daydreaming about crisp October walks through glens of senescing trees.
1) Marc by Marc Jacobs Clara floral print scarf. Made of 50% silk and 50% cashmere and measuring 178cm x 132cm, this scarf is currently available from www.matchesfashion.com priced £195.
2) Christopher Kane Leo leopard print scarf. Made of 90% modal and 10% cashmere, the scarf measures 134cm x 136cm and is currently available from www.net-a-porter.com priced £305. Check out the Alexander Wang crocodile-effect Emile tote worn by the model too.
3) Burberry checked scarf. Two of my absolutely favourite trends that seem to come back year on year include Gothic (who doesn’t like a smattering of black lace, Victoriana and leather come winter?!) and Tartan. So this scarf succeeded in getting me very excited. Made from 55% merino wool and 45% cashmere and measuring 45cm x 200cm, this scarf is priced £225 and is also available from www.net-a-porter.com
I hope I have succeeded in getting you excited for autumn, perhaps my favourite season of all.