Saturday, December 25, 2010

No-Tie Holidays

Yes, it's that time of year again in the Southern Hemisphere. Time to shut shop and move myself to a beach at Waiheke Island - contemplating more posts for this blog (among other things).
Meanwhile, until 10 January, I'll post interesting neckerchief-related photographs from the archives on the site.
Have a great Christmas holidays and may the next year be a good one in every respect! See you in 2011!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Be Kind

The Be-Kind Collective was founded early in 2008 by Waldo Binneman and Romy Van Tonder.
With the vision to create a brand-house, alternative fashion choice(s) for like minded individuals and
creative people to wear and relish. Be-kind has collaborated with some of South Africa's leading young talent.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Neckerchief Valhalla


You think you've got something new; do the research - find nothing on the net like it, set up a blog and then, half a year further on, you discover a blog called the Neckerchief Valhalla

Okay, it seems to have died on 17 February 2009, but the thing with these blogs is: they don't disappear. 
Three great pictures I can't resist to paste here; thanks Valhalla.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Carving A Cowboy Bust - The Neckerchief

You wouldn't believe it, but even a complete course in how to carve a neckerchief for cowboys in wood... it's available through the web:
video

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Questionable Fashion Tips...

Not meant to be funny, I fear, but it makes good entertainment:
video
More sad than funny: a video showing you how to fold a bandanna so it looks cool in your back pocket...
video

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bandana Argentina



Bandana were a Latin Grammy-nominated female pop group from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They saw both local and international success from 2001 until 2004 when they disbanded. In total, they released 3 studio albums, 1 live album and DVD, and a film starring themselves. They were managed by RGB Entertainment and were a big phenomenon, causing hysteria among tween and teen girls.


Following on from a trend established by the Spice Girls in the UK & internationally in the late 1990s, Bandana became a carefully marketed product which was especially popular among young girls. Many licensed products with their brand were available to purchase, and contributed to the heightened interest in the group, occasionally referred to as 'Bandanamania'. 

Their signature bandanas of varying colours were quickly imitated by the teen population, as were their lyrics & dance routines.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bandana, with Susan Roces

Two beautiful posters for the Philippine movie Bandana (1968). Starring: Susan Roces, Romeo Vasquez, Lourdes Medel, Dante Rivero, Caridad Sanchez, Mary Walter, Nello Nayo and Gina Alajar ad Roderick Paulate) / Directed by Armando De Guzman