• Tying Up the Step-It-Up Scarf

    The silk scarf is a game changer. It is quite possibly the most versatile accessory to which we have easy access (check your local thrift stores, dearies). Long as you may look, though, you won't find a wondrous wrapper quite like the likes of Alexia. These aren't merely squares of pretty patterns, no. These are embellished, emblazoned, empowering and fabulously fringed. Usually the trick to the scarf is all in how you wear it (like in this quick vid Alexia tweeted below). But in this case, it's what is hanging off the scarf that does the trick.

    Alexia's penchant for embellishment was catapulted into stardom when in 2002, her crazy cool jeans were shot by Mario Testino for the cover of British Vogue. She was only just out of Central Saint Martins when this denim was scooped up for what would be the crowning achievement of any recent grad. On top of the cover shot, the photo went on to be featured in the National Portrait Gallery, and soon thereafter, orders from the the Beckhams, Ginger Spice, Kelis and other celebs of early 2000s prowess. 

    She toys with luxury in this super elegantly playful way. Zippers, studs, jewels fringe, and prismatic colors are what make Alexia pop. Her inspiration comes not only from the simple joys of life, like standing outside and gazing into the sky in pure wonderment, but also through cultural strolls through the current Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern. 

    The zippers aren't, however, just there for comic relief. They function to make the scarf more versatile. You decide whether you're wearing it tied Audrey Hepburn style, riding shotgun in an Aston Martin, or tie it in a band across your forehead for frolicking through the music-filled meadows of Glastonbury. 

    These handmade scarves give instant rockstar status.

  • How to Wear It