Dear Ralph Lauren and Lacoste,
I know hair accessories have been on the brain, between Blair Waldorf's head bands and Mad Men's occasional chic little hat. One would hope these muses would inspire designers to create fabulous new head coverings. As you know, in her Spring 2007 collection Miuccia Prada sent out jewel toned silk turbans. These turbans occasionally appeared in fashion spreads and were all over the blogosphere, but were picked up by very few actual consumers. It has not been quite long enough since the Prada turbans for turbans to be a novelty and create the same buzz. Plus, your turbans are a little fug. Diane Von Furstenburg's floral circlets are more commercial, if a bit of a throwback to the Marc Jacobs Spring 2007 floral liberty headbands. I'm pretty sure that these romantic little accessories will be the darlings of fashion editors...leaving little room on the heads of models for turbans this season. How about turning to Ingrid Bergman in Indiscreet or Isabella Blow for inspiration next season? Especially you Ralph, middle eastern style head gear is so over.
P.S. SO, as it turns out, Ralph Lauren's hats were designed by Isabella Blow's favorite milliner, Philip Treacy. Thanks for the correction Easy and Elegant Life. I feel a bit silly! But, I still stand by my belief that turbans are just a bad idea. And by the way, I'm kind of in love with Easy and Elegant Life. I encourage you to all go and check it out!