The Saz Mifsud Diaries: Outfit 3

In the last of the Saz Mifsud posts we're looking at making dresses, belts AND pants using the larger sized scarves! I'm wearing a black body con, yep the style I swear I'd never wear (and constantly rally against)!! Well, apologies in advance but it was the closest I could get to being in my skivvies, without losing my dignity!

SO here goes.. I hope you've enjoyed this series of posts as much as we have! And don't forget to head over to http://sazmifsud.com for more!

The Halter Dress

Super easy, and similar in concept to \the halter' top in the first of these posts. Drape the scarf along your back (using the longer length) and bring to the front. Cross the two ends over and tie behind your neck. Slip on a belt to cinch your waist and finish the look off! 

The Sari

Start at the halter look but skip tying the knot at the back of your neck. Instead bring the front ends to tie above your shoulder. You've got yourself a beautifully flowing boho look!

The Elegant One

This look takes a little more knotting, but that doesn't make it any harder to recreate! This time start with the scarf in front of you holding it by it's shorter end. Tie both ends behind your neck to start. Grab the scarf halfway (approximately at hip height) and knot above your right hipbone. Dress up with some heels and this dress is bound to work for smarter occasions to!

The Waist-Belt

Fold your scarf in half (just make sure it's still quite wide) and wrap around your waist, finishing off with a knot at the front. You can either stop here, or o for a prettier option by tying a soft bow at the front. The perfect accessory to accompany any plain dress!

The Harem Pants

This is such a fun look to wear! Super comfortable and still chic thanks to the beautiful print. Once again start by draping the scarf shorter side up. Tie both ends at the base of your back. Grab the two free ends at your feet and pull the scarf through your legs and up to the bas of your back. Still holding the needs in your hands, bring to the front of your waist and knot here....and of you go!

The Turban

Other than offering an interesting change to your usual hairstyle, this one is a god-send when it comes to bad hair days. It was my particular favorite when I was growing my hair out after sporting a boy cut for a couple of years. For this you need the square scarf variety. Start by folding your scarf into a triangle, position the edge along the nape of your neck, while covering your head with the rest of the scarf. Tie a knot at the top of your head using the two ends of the scarf in your hands and bring whats left to the back of your neck and twist one end over the other here. Once again bring what the loose ends to the front and tie and tuck till any leftover ends disappear... et voila! 

Once again, thanks Saz for being so inspiring! It's always fun working with you.

love,

C X

The Saz Mifsud Diaries: Outfit 2

Following last week's post, I think it's time to spill the beans on Saz Mifsud's latest collection 'Illium'. I'm happy to announce that, as of this week, Saz is letting her one-of-a-kind pieces go, bit by bit, day by day, on her website http://sazmifsud.com/.

In the meantime scroll through the images below for some more scarf-transforming tips!

The Boob-Tube

I don't think anything could be easier; simply position scarf over torso, wrap one end over the other on the back and bring together at the top of your chest in a little knot/bow. Wear with or without shirt, depending on how much skin you're willing to bare.

The One-shoulder Bandeau

Begin at 'The Boob-Tube', omitting the front bow part. Instead just bring one end to the front and across the top of your chest to the opposite shoulder. Bring the other end to your shoulder scross your back this time, and once again tie the two ends together in a simple knot. 

The Longline Waistcoat

This is one of my personal favourites! Just drape the scarf across your back bringing it forward under your armpits and tying a knot at arms length in front of you. All you've got to do now is put your head through that knot, et voila. 

The Head-wrap

This is my go-to quick fix for a bad hair day. Start by placing scarf at the nape of your neck and twisting one end over the other at the top of your head. Then tuck away the loose ends in the sides of the headband you've just created!

...and that's not all yet! The last post will be up soon, but until then don't forget to visit http://sazmifsud.com/. Also, here's a chance to get up close and personal with Saz Mifsud's creations. The scarves are being shown at the Europa Donna fashion show next Sunday. Email info@sazmifsud.com for more!

with you in knots of silk,

Claire X

PS: I'm wearing Cropped shirt by ZARA | trousers and sandals by ASOS

The Saz Mifsud Diaries: Outfit 1

The best part of being a stylist is getting to work with beautifully designed pieces and giving them your own twist. So, needless to say, I was more than thrilled when Saz Mifsud asked me to highlight different ways of wearing her magical scarves! We spent an afternoon unravelling her beautiful silk designs and playing around with different ways of wearing them. The following posts will feature but a few options; really, the possibilities are endless! For the first of the series I wore a simple black crop top (ASOS) along with high-waisted skinnies (ASOS), the perfect minimalist backdrop for Saz's wonderful creations.

The Halter

So maybe you've spotted this look on the blog before. Here's the post, should you need a reminder! It's a pretty simple method, knot at the nape of the neck, second knot at the small of your back and you're sorted!

The Cape

The larger sized scarves will come in super handy once the air starts to cool down! Simply throw over your shoulders for a light shrug or kinch at the waist. You've got a wonderful silk cape now! 

The Apron

Add a little interest to your everyday jeans by adding an apron/mini over. By simply twisting the scarf over the thighs and tying it all together on the back, you've got yourself a little apron! Suggestion:vWear over a simple pencil skirt to give it a whole new look!

The Pussy Bow

Just tie your scarf into a bow at the base of your neck. Instant upgrade to any plain old tee!

The Neck Scarf

Favoured by Audrey Hepburn, Bridget Bardot and the likes, the neck wrap/scarf is a fashion staple. Simply wrap scarf round your neck and finish off with a rough knot on the side. 

I'll be back with more soon, but until then you should really visit Saz Mifsud's website for more beautiful silk wonders.

Love,

C X