Ever since our trip to New York, Mr That's Not My Age has remained scarf-less. Bare-necked. We don't mind a spot of clothes swapping in this relationship - though, apart from a pair of my baggy old track pants he wears for running, it's mainly one-way traffic. There's a photo of me somewhere with this newly acquired accessory draped around my neck, which I promise to show you very soon. The thing I really like about the Blog Widower's scarf is the size. It's large enough to wrap around a couple of times which gives a more relaxed - dare I say - bohemian feel:
So, on my quest to return said scarf to its rightful owner (London is quite chilly at the moment so I'm feeling a bit guilty - and it probably needs a wash) and invest in my own accessories, I found these lovely silk scarves by Richard Weston. Printed with scanned images of precious stones. Beautiful, aren't they?
The 58-year-old chair in architecture at Cardiff University has worked in academia for over 30 years, and only recently discovered a talent for textile design (he was the star of BBC reality TV show The Next Big Thing, last year). His accessories are available from Liberty and the website WestonEarthImages. Weston says modestly, 'I suspect most people are a little bemused - a middle-aged, overweight professor with higgledy-piggledy teeth is the antithesis of designer-stereotypes.'
|The professor with a poster of himself, in a scarf.|
There's hope for me yet. How do you wear your scarf?