scarf ties video done Brady-Bunch style
November 15, 2011 10:31 AM   Subscribe

A hypnotic little tutorial on 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how it was made (filmed in her bedroom). (via Already Pretty)
posted by flex (32 comments total) 117 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's nothing. Just watch – I can wear a scarf in under 20 seconds...
posted by koeselitz at 10:38 AM on November 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


That's not at all how I'd do the "where to look" choreography. Rather than memorize a bunch of angles and set up a mirror with post-its, why not a big "LOOK HERE" sign on a long arm? It automatically moves to the right place for the current show and you just look at it. (Actually, you'd want two so you can look at one while the other is moving and then switch.)

Sounds like a lot of work, but they already wrote a bunch of software and timings and practiced, so it would probably be less work overall. And re-usable (in case you changed orders or wanted to do another project, etc).
posted by DU at 10:43 AM on November 15, 2011


Very cool. A nice distaff companion to one of my favorite books: The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie.
posted by etc. at 10:45 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this... gave me a bunch of ideas, and was fun to watch too!
posted by kinnakeet at 10:48 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oddly hypnotic. I wonder how many people there are in the world who actively choose between more than, say, three ways to wear a scarf in their day-to-day life.

Excluding French women, I guess.
posted by yoink at 10:52 AM on November 15, 2011


I wouldn't even begin to know how to make a video like this, but she's really pretty and it was a lot of fun to watch. Plus, I all extra covet that Alexander McQueen skull scarf she has in the first few!
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 10:52 AM on November 15, 2011


Wot? No Isadora?
posted by Jode at 11:05 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I routinely mix up my scarf wearing styles. But I'm a gay man, so YMMV. Loved the video too.
posted by msbutah at 11:05 AM on November 15, 2011


Twenty-five ways? I am unclear on how the "Infinity" differs from the "DIY Infinity". I would demand a recount, but it seems uncharitable given that I finally have ideas for more than two ways to wear my gorgeous but unmanageably long dupatta scarf.
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:12 AM on November 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


I've taken to wearing scarves regularly, so this video was super helpful!
posted by research monkey at 11:16 AM on November 15, 2011


I routinely mix up my scarf wearing styles.

How many different styles are in your rotation?
posted by yoink at 11:19 AM on November 15, 2011


Pretty great, but this is still my favorite youtube scarf video.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 11:23 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I first thought it was going to be about this kind of scarf, and was sadly disappointed.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 11:34 AM on November 15, 2011


That made me really happy. I liked watching the small versions of her in the background while the main scarf action was happening. In the bottom couple squares on the right side she was really grooving to the music a lot.
posted by Babblesort at 11:44 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now there's a scarf.
posted by needled at 12:52 PM on November 15, 2011


Oh man, that twisted double loop is a great compliment to the good old european loop.
posted by pts at 1:05 PM on November 15, 2011


I use this video all the time! And I always get compliments for how awesome my scarves are, and I never tell them I blatantly stole the ideas from this video.

I believe the difference between the infinity and the DIY infinity involves the type of scarf -- one starts with a square and the other starts with a long rectangle.
posted by lilac girl at 1:45 PM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


yoink: Oddly hypnotic. I wonder how many people there are in the world who actively choose between more than, say, three ways to wear a scarf in their day-to-day life.

Well, different scarfs, coats and weather require different ways of tying a scarf for maximum comfort. The European Loop is usually your best bet on a cold and/or wet and/or windy day, though some scarfs don't respond well to it. I had one scarf which caused me endless trouble until I hit on folding it in thirds, creating a sort of Double European Loop, at which point it promptly became my favorite and warmest scarf.
posted by Kattullus at 2:51 PM on November 15, 2011


Oddly hypnotic.

Exactly what I thought!

I'm way impressed with the editing and the link grid at the very end. Nicely done.
posted by zomg at 3:25 PM on November 15, 2011


Ooh, I love this! Scarves are a necessity in the Great White North and I enjoy my collection. For whatever reason, I'm always being asked how I tie mine, so I'm passing this video on in memory of the Hawai'ian roomie who taught me the European knot one Spanish winter.
posted by librarylis at 3:52 PM on November 15, 2011


Beautiful woman gives useful fashion advice without talking about herself for 10 minutes first, and never says "hey guys". What’s not to like?
posted by bongo_x at 4:07 PM on November 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


What if The Brady Bunch consisted of 25 identical twins obsessed with scarves?
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:11 PM on November 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Poo. I just noticed the title.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:12 PM on November 15, 2011


I liked watching it, but as a non-scarf-wearing novice, I felt it moved too quickly to really demonstrate scarf katas. I think I'm a kinesthetic learner, though.
posted by immlass at 4:19 PM on November 15, 2011


90% of these styles would make me look like a big dork. How come they all look so beautiful on her?
posted by lollusc at 5:03 PM on November 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


Really cute video! Lots of good ideas in there.
posted by triggerfinger at 5:07 PM on November 15, 2011


Nice video! I didn't know what it what is was called, but generally used the European loop. I must try the Magic Trick! I made myself a hooded scarf recently and will have to try a few modifications of these styles too.
posted by wiskunde at 5:33 PM on November 15, 2011


that was awesome. i have a gazillion scarves and will be using that video in the AM. huzzah!
posted by sio42 at 8:20 PM on November 15, 2011


thank you for this! I have so many scarves and had so little imagination on how to tie them. This is lovely.
And I love how I can see the 25 styles together at the end, click one of them and be shown a video just about that one style, so I can learn at my own pace :-|
Well done model and video creator!
posted by seawallrunner at 9:36 PM on November 15, 2011


Charming model, nice music, fantastic links at the end and the thing gets right down to business, which I LOVE.

This X the number of my scarves = incredible style options! Thanks so much for the link.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:03 AM on November 16, 2011


from the About section of her blog: she grew up homeless, graduated from Berkely with a psych degree, and helps kids at the San Francisco Juvenile Detention Center pass the high school exit exam "so they’ll have a second chance in life once they leave juvenile hall."

a beautiful woman indeed.
posted by moss free at 10:33 AM on November 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


Thanks- I needed that!
posted by puddinghead at 9:31 PM on November 18, 2011


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