July 08, 2014


We all know that “la mode est une éternel recommencement!“ (Coco Chanel), meaning in French "fashion forever repeats itself!".  

Now... let's think about the pirates! They would always wear a headscarf, by itself or under a hat: part of the pirate “dress code” in a sense… Are pirates remembered as fashion icons? Not really. Can one say they are inspiring fashion? Probably yes. To be honest, today they are inspirational to women more than to men, unless men want to copy John Galliano who is a well known - and incredibly eccentric - pirate scarf addict.

It is the way it is: women love to borrow styles from men. Pirates are long gone. But the pirate scarf style has survived and it's even become very trendy and a symbol of extreme glamour.

Some will tell you that a pirate scarf is perfect on a bad hair day… Yes and no. It’s always better with nice hair jutting from out the scarf… 

French silk scarf, green color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a pirate scarf

Some will say: I don’t know how to do it! Oh really? It’s much simpler than what you would think: just wrap your scarf - either a 36x36" (90x90cm) square scarf folded into a triangle or an oblong scarf (click here to see all ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk twill  scarves and oblong silk stoles) around your head - placing the scarf low on your forehead - and tie it with a double tight knot at the back of your head. Et voilà! Then, whether you keep it simple with a double knot or you decide to create a fluffy bow, you are good to go with a delightfully feminine head wrap….

Demonstration with a few photos:

Black polka dot scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ ties as a pirate head scarf

Black polka dot scarf  by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ styled pirate way

Pirate black polka dot scarf  by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ and sunglasses for a summer look

Nautical scarf, silk scarf grey by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ over the hair to be a stylish pirate

Nautical scarf, silk, grey by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ as a pirate scarf 

Beach wear with an ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarf as a head scarf

Nautical head scarf, silk, grey color for a summer style

Paris New York silk twill scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied pirate style

Silk scarf, green, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ pirate style

French silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ worn in the pirate style and as a halter top


Well... Jack Sparrow /Johnny Depp is a sexy pirate indeed... 

.... But with little creativity we, women, can be much sexier than him and win the sexiness challenge! Don't you agree? It's all about daring to wear the "Pirate Style" with ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves!

Farewell stylish pirate Ladies ;-)


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