Thursday, July 24, 2008

Marmee and Me

I adore Linda Evangelista. It’s part Canadian pride, part absolute respect for her talent at striking the right pose, exuding the right attitude. If memory serves, Steven Meisel once praised her ability to flare her nostril (just one!) in exactly the right manner.

But I’m not sure whether this gorgeous woman can convince me to wear a snood.

Take a look at the Prada photographs for fall 2008 in any good magazine: Linda’s hair is wrapped in a snood in each image. From the Renaissance to the 1800s, snoods were practical; they kept a woman’s hair neat, tidy, and off her face, with very little effort.

Think Marmee from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Or for a more glamorous visual, how about Juliet Capulet?

To me, the snood is simply too costume-y, too nostalgic to wear on the street. I’d feel old, antique, really, and I’d rather leave that vibe to my furniture.

So if you hear a “Knock! Knock!”

followed by “Snood’s there?”

Don’t open the door.


WendyB said...

I love Linda and will do anything she tells me to. ANYTHING! ;-)

Always In Style said...

I adore Linda...long may she reign as Queen of the supermodels!

As for snoods, I really kind of dig them. Not sure if I could pull one off but I do admire those who can.

Deborah said...

I remember first seeing Linda in a J Crew catalog years and years ago. Even then she was a standout. Her comment several years ago about not getting out of bed for less than $10,000 was a real turnoff however, and I've never felt the same about her since.

That snood is kind of interesting, but I would never wear it - it takes a certain attitude to pull it off. How unusual that Prada would feature them so prominently.

Anonymous said...

I think I may have a little snood love, I'd get one laced with pearls and pretend to be Ms Evangilista (I think it helps to have a hearty fantasy life if you are going to wear a snood).

enc said...

Linda is my favorite model ever. She always looks perfect.

The snood isn't for me, but I know one blogger who does it well: Super Kawaii Mama.

Imelda Matt said...

I'd happily wear a snood, it's just too camp to pass up!