Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Am Now I "Snood Snob" Convert!

This is me, wearing my new black snood that I bought from Arthelia's Attic on Etsy.com! I bought two others in warm red and green. I found out about these fantastically made, beautiful snoods from Brittany of Va Voom Vintage! Here is the link:

http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com/2010/07/snood-snob-and-dress-she-made.html


Like Brittany, my first snoods were made of rayon. I bought mine from vintage clothing shops and online stores that sold vintage repro clothing. The rayon weave has the tendency to droop over time and it can even shred, causing little strings to hang out. Not a pretty sight, let me tell you! Since my hair is still on the shorter side (I have an original length Middy), the bottom of the rayon snood looks "flappy." If I had longer hair, this droopiness would be more "filled out."

However, with my new hand-knit snood, my shorter hair is not really an issue. The knit-weave is tighter and lays nicer on the head. The elastic band that encircles the snood's opening is also not as tight as the rayon version. Unlike the rayon, these knit snoods do not want to slip off! They fit well and feel secure without being too small in the band. The fit is perfect.


I am so happy with my new snoods! I will never go back to the rayon ever again! So, like Brittany, I am a now "snood snob!"


If you are looking for gorgeous, elegantly made snoods for your vintage wardrobe, be sure to visit Arthelia's Attic!


http://www.etsy.com/shop/artheliasattic

16 comments:

  1. I have never worn a snood! Maybe I'll look into getting one though. They would be nice for the winter months when its too wet out to curl my hair.

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  2. Holly,

    I usually wear a snood on lazy days or when my hair needs to be unwashed on the day I get my cut and color at the salon. Today is a "lazy day."

    It has been raining off and on here in the DC Metro region so I just blew dried my bangs with a barrel brush and let the rest air dry as I did house chores this morning before going to work. There was no way I was going to do a curl set only to have the humidity and rain turn into a chia pet!

    By the way, I love your hair post! The new cut looks great (as always!)

    Tara

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  3. Thanks, Rachelle! I can really see myself wanting more colors!

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  4. oooh I want one..you look so cute..I have a red rayon one and it hangs,lol

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  5. La Dama,

    Thanks for the compliment!

    I think the rayon snoods hang because they lose their shape over time.

    The knit ones are fabulous! I wish I could knit. If I could, I would make these in so many colors!

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  6. You have just inspired me to blog a tip about snoods! Your new snood looks great!

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  7. Ooh you look lovely! Love the big bow on top too :)

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  8. Thanks, Kim! I cannot wait to read your post!

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  9. Thank you, Clare! The bow was added by the snood maker, Naomi! It can be removed since it attached with a safety pin. I normally wear hair flowers with snoods, but today I decided to leave the bow on for a different look.

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  10. I love snoods,yours looks adorable

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  11. I know, right? She makes the BEST snoods! I need to pick up a few more in different colors.

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  12. Thank you for your compliment, Art Deco Dame! Snoods are so versatile! Not only are they pretty, they can be used to cover a bad hair day or hair that needs a root touch up! (ahem, like me ;)

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  13. Brittany,

    Thanks again for your wonderful post about Naomi's snoods! I had no idea there was another option other than rayon! I agree that Naomi's snoods are just amazing and I want more too!

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  14. It looks wonderful on you! Thank you SO much!

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  15. No, thank YOU, Naomi! :) Your snoods are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I am so happy with mine and I now I will be getting more! I am telling all of my vintage gals about your beautiful snoods! No more rayon junk for this gal!

    Again, thank you and thanks for following my blog! Keep up the amazing work!

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