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What makes the world go round?

In ‘Summer Sun’ the artwork that is depicted in this long rectangular silk chiffon scarf by VAL, it is……Fresh air. Sunshine. The great outdoors. Happy people celebrating the good life with drink and food…or noodles, to be precise!

Summer Sun - long scarf intro - Jun 2014Interestingly, whenever I drape this scarf around my outfit, the design elements that catch the eye of many a beholder, are the inclusion of a dish or two of ‘noodles’. As it turns out, this has been an interesting ice-breaker or conversation piece.

Of noodles & fun in the sun...

To enlighten the curious minds as to how the ‘noodles’ came to be incorporated into this design, allow me to elaborate….

The original colour pencil & acrylic art piece was created by yours truly for a hotel’s noodle restaurant in a Chinese city about 12 years ago. Pleased with the fantasy-like concept, the hotel replicated the artwork as a mural that ran along the full length of one wall of the restaurant, which brought the long, narrow space to life.

As the restaurant is now non-existent, the original artwork was whipped out and slightly embellished for its new life on silk chiffon! The design was then given the perfect finishing touch in the form of a border filled with the words from the poem ‘Summer Sun’, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Thoughtfully-crafted words that so aptly describe the happiness that spills out of the sunshiny scene portrayed.

For those who choose to complete their outfits with the ‘Summer Sun’ silk chiffon scarf by VAL, its exclusively original design will help to spread the joys of summer (and a dish or two of noodles) all year round!

This, and other ‘art to wear’ silk scarves by VAL are available for sale. For a preview of the complete collection, please click here.

On that note, I wish everyone blue skies and everything nice!