Monday, June 13, 2011

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." Coco Chanel

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When I first saw turbans and headscarves on blogs and in magazines I thought they looked pretty ridiculous and totally unwearable in real life. Then I saw Mademoiselle Robot wearing them and totally fell in love with the look. She is so cool and her turbans totally spice up her outfits! 
I did feel a bit strange wearing it. Going down the stairs I told my honey that I was just going to pretend to still be in NYC where nobody looks at you twice, no matter what you wear. We walked out the front door and a cyclist stared at me so intensely that he almost had an accident. Fail.
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On a side note, how amazing is this graffiti?! I've always loved sunflowers and when I saw this house I knew that I needed to do a photo shoot there. There are actually a lot of houses in my new neighborhood that are completely covered in great graffiti!
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All photos taken by my honey, thanks! x
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Dress: Monsoon, Wedges: Thrifted, Scarf: Have had it for at least 10 years. I have no idea where it came form. Probably a present?!
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What do you think about headscarves and fashion turbans?



P.S. Check out how I styled this dress before HERE


Lace | Everybody, Everywear

87 comments:

  1. That dress is so beautiful! Love how you paired it with the headband! Totally chic!
    xx,K.

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  2. i love your photos! totally vintage!

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  3. You look adorable! Love the lace on the dress.

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  4. ohhh snap. i love it. i would be staring at you too...looking good lady.

    berlin is amazing so far, we are staying in berlin mitte near the postdamer platz stop. how about you pick a place and we'll meet you there. we are happy to travel to your neighbourhood if you know a cute spot near by,

    xx

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  5. i really love how you pulled off that head scarf! that cyclist was staring in awe of your beauty for sure! haha!!

    don't think i could pull it off though. my hair's too short.

    and that background is amazing!

    xo~jane

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  6. I am totally digging the turban look both on you and in general. And you are right, that graffiti is pretty amazing!

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  7. LOVE that you shot this dress and the turban in front of that amazing wall! The first pic is my absolute favorite!! Loving the wedges too!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  8. Love the turban! It goes so well with your background!! It's soo pretty!! That dress goes so well with the pop of color! It's monotone but still has detailing that makes it an interesting feast for the eyes!

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  9. Ooh I love this shoot, what a beautiful colorful background!

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  10. Gorgeous photos! The scarf looks really cool with your hair.

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  11. Those pictures are amazing! I love your dress!

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  12. These pictures are so vibrant and Beautiful! You totally rocked the turban! xo
    www.nydontleaveme.com

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  13. That background is so cool! And beautiful headband!

    xo

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  14. the set is insane!

    love your head band!

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  15. I love love love head scarves, and I rock them in my tiny (unfashionable) town too. : ) So you're not alone!

    ps. I'm a fan of the classics too (The Great Gatsby & Mrs. Dalloway are two of my faves as well.

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  16. this dress is so gorgeous. i really love it's lace details. ... and you styled it so delicious.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  17. headpieces of all kinds make me go yay!
    you look truly lovely from top to toe.

    xx // themerrimari.blogspot.com

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  18. that wall is incredible! i always have to tell myself that too (pretend i'm in nyc) when i take outfit photos. everyone always stares, but since i usually pull over for regular photos anyway, i've gotten used to it a bit.

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  19. I have such an obsession for turbans- I adore this trend- it's exotic and chic. You look gorgeous in yours especially with that color! x

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  20. great shots-amazing background

    and awesome outfit!

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  21. I love it all!! That dress is fantastic, and you look fantabulous with the turban. Last week I tried out a turban for the first time too, and I got soooo many comments at work (mostly positive, only one negative) :) Check it out here - http://beckyleedreams.blogspot.com/2011/06/im-doing-it-guys.html

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  22. Love the photos you take. Always very beautiful locations!!!

    - Dani

    http://myjungle.tumblr.com/

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  23. You look amazing with a turban! Not everyone can carry it off but you do so with ease and such style. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  24. Ya know, I thought I would never wear a turban either...but once I tried just one, I am forever addicted. I love how you tied yours in the back like that...and I love the orange/yellow. Looks absolutely amazing with your black dress...which is also gorgeous. The graffiti is very cool:)

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  25. Aww, this is lovely,
    I love it!

    Henar ♥
    ...OH MY VOGUE!

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  26. Love the turban & it goes great with the dress (& the sunflowers). I am anxious to try the turban thing myself - just haven't gotten around to it.

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  27. I love everything about this!
    I totally hear you about the turban thingy...I sewed myself a couple of them, but have yet to wear them because I live in the middle of nowhere in a town full of hillbillies!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  28. I think all the things worked out perfectly for this photoshoot. Your lovely dress has interesting details, the turban definitely spiced it up and my goodness, what a great background!!! I'd totally pretend to be in NYC...

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  29. I love headscarves! They really dress up and complete any look. Yours looks lovely! And how amazing is that graffiti?! It's a perfect backdrop to your look :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  30. You rock the urban turban! I haven't tried one, but I think I will. It's so sophisticated. I can't get over the location of your shoot. That's the best graffiti ever!

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  31. That graffiti is INCREDIBLE. I would jump at the chance to go there, too. And don't worry, you worked the scarf perfectly. That biker just didn't know how to behold the awesome.

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  32. The grafiti is amazing! And the pics of you are gorgeous. Love the way you wore the EBEW lace pick :).

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  33. love the head band!!!! matching with sunflower too <3

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  34. Amazing, amazing photo location! I love how stark the black is against all the color. And for real, good call on the turban. You're rocking it in a way I'm pretty sure I never could (alas).

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  35. sweet! lets meet at 4 at Hagen Daaz, get coffee and then check this exhibit out. i'm excited!
    xxx

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  36. You look fantastic! Great outfit and great location.

    I like the idea of the turban trend, but unsure whether I can pull it off with my super fine hair, as strange as that sounds. It seems to me like it wouldn't suit me as much because of it.

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  37. i believe turban should be worn with confident . luckily i wont have to worry about people reaction about me wearing a turban because its part of traditional middle eastern outfit , so its nothing new or strange

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  38. Cute outfit!

    I really like headscarves on other people, but I'm a bit scared to try it out myself. I'm pretty sure I'd look ridiculous...

    In my opinion, there's only a few people who can wear this and get away with it. You're doing a marvelous job :)

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  39. you look stunning! That dress with the wall in your back, make a perfect contrast and combination! :D Love it! I'm following1

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me! :)

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  40. Absolutely loving the backdrop of these photos. That is some of the most amazing graffiti I've ever seen! Where in NYC is that?


    xo Lynzy
    www.sparklingfootsteps.com

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  41. Beautiful romantic dress! and the location is absolutely stunning. Would not imagine anything better for a perfect fashion shoot.
    Hugs & Kisses from Australia,
    http://crashingred.com
    p.s. Would love to stay in touch, following you now!

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  42. the background and the outfit are PERFECT. next time, smile at the person staring. Then they get all awkward. In NYC everyone stares, but you just get so used to it that you smile at them and it gets them to quit it.
    seriously, that sunflower mural is AMAAAZING.

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  43. You look so cute =) That mural is so awesome I absolutely love sunflowers!

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  44. amazing graffiti! loving the head scarf! :) I love tubans but am not brave enough to wear them other than in black! ha :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  45. These photos are AMAZING, Vanessa! Kudos to you for taking advantage of this awesome locale. And I think the headscarf looks fab and perfectly normal on you - but then again I don't know you or your style very well (yet!) ;)

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  46. WOAH! That wall art is awesome! What a perfect place to wear that outfit! I love the bohemian vibe. I love turbans so much. I've been looking for a good one but I'm mad at wearing headbands and things because things never stay on my head correctly lol. I love that dress. So pretty!

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  47. That's a beautiful dress!!! Love the head gear too... I could never carry it off! You do it wonderfully!

    ♥ from © tanvii.com

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  48. Those graffiti are amazing and your outfit too! I never tried headscarves...maybe one day :)

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  49. Wow!! This is one of the most stunning backdrops I've seen in a while! I think you totally rock the turban look. :)

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  50. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

    Your pictures are beautiful! You have great style. I'm definitely following :)

    www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com

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  51. I love the vibrance of these pictures! They are just lovely. And the styling of the headscarf id spot on. I haven't ventured in headscarf territory but these pictures inspire me to! xx

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  52. I just love the oufit! Its so gorgeous and simple! Love the scarf!

    Following you from Portugal*

    http://fashionviktima.blogspot.com/

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  53. That building is so so cool! I love how the paint is all over the doors and windows too. Such a cute black dress too. I don't know if I could ever wear a headscarf, but you look great. It really pops with the black dress.

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  54. You look amazing in the head scarf! That graffiti is so happy, haha that sounds strange, but it does! I love the look! And thank you for your sweet comment!

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  55. I totally get what you mean about turbans seeming a bit unwearable--but then I see some blogger like you pull it off so well it always makes me rethink that! I love the colorful pop it adds to your outfit, and that dress has such gorgeous lace details!

    -Charlotte

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  56. love the graffiti with your turban. what a perfect little photoshoot.

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  57. hey lady. yesterday was so fun! I was wondering if we could meet at 3 instead of noon. i have to do laundry and i want to skype my parents. i'll email your real email too!
    xxx

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  58. headscarves OK, tubans no. haha ^^ but hey, that's my personal opinion ey. I love these photos! the backdrop is so cute ^^ x

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  59. Love the headscarf on you. Amazing graffiti too- I've never seen anything like it!

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  60. love turbans this one looks great on you and this setting is amazing ;)

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  61. Wow wow wow I Love this outfit!
    The headband looks awesome, what a great job :). Reading you again soon.

    www.ethnicspring.blogspot.com

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  62. This looks fantastic on you! At first I thought the idea of a turban was ridiculous, but I've seen so many bloggers wear them and they all look amazing. I wish I had the confidence to just wear something like this and not care what other people think!

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  63. Seriously- the turban looks amazing on you! It really works :P That graffiti is amazing too, I love sun flowers xx

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  64. I think you look absoutely WONDERFUL! That cyclist was probably staring at you because you just looked too good. Heck, I would too!

    P.S. This graffiti is incredible!

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  65. You look so nice in that turban! The ciclist really should have crashed to stop staring, I hate when people stare.
    Your dress is super nice too! And that background is amazing.

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  66. wow, i love this like i love turbans. You look so great, and the setup is clever too.

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  67. Oh, I wish my house would be painted with sunflowers lik this.Its so beautiful.
    Yayy! for your courage!Your headband complited your look so perfectly.
    For so long time I have been wanting to wear some headband as well. But I think my town is not ready yet for it. haha! I shock them too mutch already.

    xoxo Ra

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  68. love them!! definitely a fashion yes!


    Much love <3

    http://jessyrob.blogspot.com

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  69. CUTE scarf! I love how it's wrapped around :) I wish I could pull that off! Thought about it...it hasn't happened yet!

    -Christina
    itschristinaly.com

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  70. Don't worry about what anyone thinks of you, you dress for you :) but on a note, it looks FAB on you. Also these photo's are incredible x

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  71. Your head scarf and the background of these pictures is sooooo beautiful. Suddenly I want a sunflower house!

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  72. This outfit is amazing by the way. I love the 20s come 70s silhouette. And another awesome background. I reallllly want to visit Berlin!

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  73. Omg, LOVE LOVE LOVE this shoot! The mix of the black dress with the orange scarf and yellow wall-- it looks fantastic!

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  74. these photos are incredible!! i nearly gasped when i saw that amazing bright graffiti, and your bright headscarf and yellow shoes look amazing with the black dress against that backdrop. just gorgeous, all of it :)

    i always associate headscarves with hippies, and used to wear them a lot more back in my more bohemian days, but the turbans of today are decidedly more chic and that makes it difficult for me to pull them off. i'm just not chic enough! you look TRES tres chic in this look. it's all about balance, i think.

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  75. Oh wow! Thank you so much everyone! I am really happy that you all like these photos :) xxx

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  76. Beautiful photos! Love your dress! :) Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! :)

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.com

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  77. LOVE this outfit...the lace dress and scarf are just perfect!

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  78. Thanks for visit me.
    Your blog is really incredible.
    This pics are very nice.I like it.
    kisses from Spain

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  79. What an amazing mural/graffiti! I really love how you're wearing the headwrap.

    http://voicefromthewall.blogspot.com/

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  80. I adore your dress and scarf!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  81. i think these may be my favorite photos of you so far! that graffiti rocks, but i kinda have a thing for graffiti.

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  82. I love your pictures!! they are awesome! I have to say this dress is my fave!! super cute! xo

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