June 27, 2011
Behind the Scenes : Bandannas
Posted by Stephanie Hung
While working on the bandannas story with the collecting department (for the July issue of Living), I learned that this humble cloth has quite a history. Made famous by Martha Washington, and popularized by cowboys and rock-n-rollers, the bandanna has become a symbol of Americana.
1 A bandanna's border can be a telltale sign of its age.
2 Older ones have small dots, squares, or mixed patterns,
3 while newer ones often have paisleys and curlicues.
4 Hand-rolled edges can also signify a vintage piece.
Using only indigo-blue ones, we found many ways to feature vintage and new bandannas.
This was also my first shoot featuring animals. It was interesting to see what a difference they made in the picture, even if it did take a little wrangling.
1 These artfully displayed bandannas already made a beautiful picture.
2 Here's Lucy, making herself comfortable on set.
6 The final selection.
7 It can be difficult to stay put...
11 ...until you find the perfect spot.
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