Out of all the accessories available to us, the scarf is by far the most valuable wardrobe enhancer. In addition to adding flair to a look simply by looping it around the neck, this one piece can transform itself into a necklace, a belt, or even a bracelet. A good scarf is also your protector, shielding you from the cold, or against the sun’s rays.
Canadian designer Suzi Roher is best known as Queen of Belts. Fashionistas love her use of Italian leather and hardware, which gives a contemporary edge to her designs. Her belts will last a lifetime!
Suzi recently added a collection of scarves to her repertoire. They are something special; an object of desire and a true Shepherd’s find!
Pictured above: Suzi Roher belts. Suzi’s designs are regularly featured in fashion magazines such as In Style, Flare, Hello Canada and Lucky.
Designer Suzi Roher (pictured here with Shepherd’s Lenny Mazzarello) was a featured guest at Shepherd’s Accessory Day: A Day To Play, last fall. Suzi’s passion for design and artistic sensibility really shine through when talking to her.
Suzi Roher looks to her travels, pop culture, art and her husband’s photography for her scarves’ subject matter. Abstract shapes, Japanese anime figures, elements of nature, and celebrity images of Madonna, Canadian model D ’aria, French actresses Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau, all intermingle on these artisanal hand crafted silk-screened tableaux. An anti-pilling Modal fabric makes her seasonless, packably perfect scarves buttery and malleable. Rich and varied colour palettes make the scarf THE piece to tie an outfit together. Wear it to showcase its violet hues one day and orange tones the next. What versatility!
The Fountain of Youth
Have you noticed how the younger set will fearlessly add a scarf on almost anything, any day and every day, to add instant pizazz. They make it look so effortless! Scarf accessorizing is certainly an area in which women can take inspiration from younger girls and daughters. As women age, we sometimes get out of the groove of accessorizing. Instead of asking “How To”, our mantra becomes “I wonder If I Should”?
Above is Rachel, Marlene Shepherd’s daughter who modelled Suzi Roher scarves during her holiday visit from her first semester away at University. Rachel is a scarf aficionado! As she stands at 5’2’’, more of a petite, she wears her accessories with gusto. It’s all in the attitude.
Below, Rachel has transformed the square scarf into a vest with the help of Maggie’s magnets. (Psst, Suzi Roher loved the idea so much; she bought multiples of the magnets during her visit with us).
Rachel has certainly inspired us Shepherd’s girls, who have just a few years on her, to enjoy the beauty, colour and feel of the Suzi Roher scarves.