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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Bandana Mania

Some blogs give you 3 ways to wear a Bandana. I am going to give you way more than 3 combinations.
But first what do you really know about Bandana or Kerchief as we could also called it ?

Where is it coming from ?

A kerchief (from the French couvre-chef, "cover the head") also known as a bandana or bandanna, is a triangular or square piece of cloth tied around the head or around the neck for protective or decorative purposes. The popularity of head kerchiefs may vary by culture (gang subcultures, workers..) or religion duty or commitment (jewish, orthodoxes..)

A bandana is a type of large, usually colorful, kerchief, usually worn on the head or around the neck. Bandanas are frequently printed in a paisley pattern ( droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian/Iranian origin)

There are three classical colors, black, blue & red.
Where to find them ?

You can definitely find some in vintage shops, but some very old one, could reach about 100$.
Better to buy a new one at 15$ and to make it old yourself, by wearing it a lot !

Dress code advise ?

Of course, forbidden the cowboy total look ! So for a Street Style session, please keep your Santiags in your closet while you are wearing a Bandana. Otherwise you are living in the Montana, and you are already riding horse, then there is no problem.

Please find below some of the best ways to wear a bandana every day 
( credit photos : Pinterest )

1. Around the neck, not to tight. 

Classic & Chic


More Western Way

2. As a bag accessories,  hitch around the strap.


3. Hair accessories, as a bow or on the front head.


4. Ankle Accessories, some girls like to be original right. And it's still very chic.


5. The Classical wrist Bandana cuff.


Hope you'll find your Bandana Style.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Who said that Converse was not cool ? 

For more than 10 years, the Converse sneakers are omnipresent. From the playground to the after-show it now became a Basic shoes that no one is throwing out their closet. 

Let's learn a little bit more about Converse :

Why is this cult?

1908 : Converse began as a rubber shoe company specializing in galoshes. Soon after, they started using their rubber to make sneakers. 
1920 : They renamed their canvas basketball sneaker the “All Star.” The name stuck. 

The shoes were first produced in 1917 as the "All Star," Converse's attempt to capture the basketball shoe market. Chuck Taylor, a basketball player and shoe salesman for Converse, improved the shoe's design and became the product's spokesperson in the 1920s.

You, however, saw them as something more… and started wearing Converse sneakers to do whatever you wanted. You played music, made art, skated the streets and kicked back. You wore them as fashion. You wore them to work. You customized them with your personal style. You did everything to them, and in them. 

Converse sneakers has an unlimited potential!
To this day, this company spirit continues with all of their sneakers and apparel for All Star, Cons and Jack Purcell.
An improved model, the Chuck Taylor II, was announced by company management in July 2015. Incorporating Nike technology, it retains the outward appearance of the original while employing a modern lightweight insole for increased comfort and reduced fatigue. The new shoes are expected to sell for $80, a 60% premium over the originals' $50 !

Dress Code Advise ?

Everything from jeans to skirts, dresses ! 
Find Below some of the best Converse styles ! 
(Source : Bloglovin')

Your must have ?

The Classic Chuck, "Chuck Taylors" are made of various materials such as leather, the original and most widely known version of the shoe is made from cotton canvas.
Shop Here, on Converse site.

The addicts ?
Everyone...! and definitely me.