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Vera Scarves & Such

One of my favorite craft book series are the 99 Ways books. I have both the 99 Ways to Deck out Your Denim book, and the 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Tie and Rock Your Scarf book. The scarf book introduced me to Vera Neumann scarves, which I have been collecting obsessively since.

I thought I would post a few photos of my scarf (& napkin) collection and a roundup of the best Vera information I have found online.

Vera Napkins

First link is The Vera Company which now owns all Vera prints and is trying to resurrect the brand, selling the designs to Macy's (very nice table linens) and Anthropologie (clothes, scarves, and housewares). The most exciting is their announcement that they will be releasing a book (with lots of photos!) in March 2010. They also have their own blog which features lots of scarf tying tips. (Although my favorite scarf tying guide is the Play Time with Your Hermes Scarf pdfs)

My next favorite resource are the flickr groups Vera Neumann and Vera Textiles which feature hundreds of stunning photos of Vera designs.

Vera Scarves

Design*Sponge visited the Vera exhibit at a NY Anthropologie.

The Smithsonian featured Vera at a 1972 exhibit and even commissioned her to design a poster, which has sadly sold out.

The W Magazine posted an article with Anthropologie's Chief Merchandising Officer, Wendy Wurtzburger, about their collaboration with The Vera Company. Check out the photo of the beautiful Central Park scarf.

Vera Scarves 2

Scroll through all of True Up's posts tagged with Vera Neumann for some lovely photos.

Retro Age Vintage Fabrics posted a 1964 article about Vera and her husband.

Fizzy Lizzie has a beautiful overview of Vera information, including how to date her pieces based on the signature.

The design site Ars Longa, by Scott Lindberg, also features some great Vera information. You might recognize Scott's enviable collection of Vera designs from the flickr groups.

Miss Modish wears a gorgeous Vera blouse.

The Fashion Lawyer interviews Susan Seid of the Vera Company.

Ouno Designs creates patchwork bed quilts from vintage scarves.

Most importantly, my favorite resources for buying Vera are Etsy and occasionally I'll try my luck with Ebay.

Lastly, for general scarf knowledge, my new favorite website, Corporette, answers the question How to Wear Silk Scarves? and Brooks Brothers has another lovely scarf styling guide.

My flickr favorites:
Vera Mosaic


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Hi, Thanks so much for all the links and research. While thrifting recently, I found four Vera wall hangings, which I originally thought I would sell on Ebay. Now that I'm doing research to figure out pricing, I am realizing it will be hard to part with these wall hangings. I just may end up hanging them in my home! I can't wait for the book to come out.

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMinnie

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