All Wrapped Up
While strolling aimlessly in the Berlin neighborhood of Friedrichshain yesterday, my partner and I happened upon one of dozens of flea markets in the city and couldn't resist a little exploration. In the midst of the merry mess of hipsters sorting through the odds and ends of vintage and handmade objects, something caught my eye.
I saw a man trying on a hooded scarf and I drew closer to further inspect: an expertly hand-stitched unisex wool piece lined in a soft cozy fleece. You would have thought I won the lottery by my reaction. With my unruly mop of curly hair most beanies struggle to cover my head and so every winter I face the cold relying on these curls alone to insulate.
But not any more.
Up until this point the only hooded scarves I've come across have been DIY Etsy-ish numbers that look like something Granny crocheted. However, this one was so well-made that I knew it would be a perfect winter solution. Yes, I vaguely resemble one of Santa's helpers but, hey, it's all in the spirit of the season.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a comparable hoodie scarf at any of the brands or retailers that I patron but I'll update this post with a link out if I do.
If you happen to be in (or live in) Berlin this winter visit the Flea Market at Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain on Sundays. The woman who makes the scarves doesn't have a website (and didn't want any promotion) but claims to be there every week.
The cream Muji wool sweater and gray Genetic jeans I discuss in the editorial "Work From Home" with links to comparable styles. The off-white J.Crew wool coat is 5+ years old however you can find more updated and chic options by Joseph, Max Mara, Reiss, and Vince.
Styling, modeling, and photography by Aja Nicole Edmond. Feel free to use images with link back to this site.