January 10, 2013

HRF is giving away a custom snood from Arthelia's Attic

Like many who follow a large number of blogs, I often encounter - and frequently enter - posts for giveaways, but it's not everyday that I spot one that seems so serendipitously well timed.

You see, as of late, I've had snoods on the brain big time! I've been finding that one of the best ways to help my wig look less wig-ish (which to be fair, this one honestly doesn't to begin with, but this is handy advice in general, so I really wanted to share it) is to use hair accessories.

Nearly every day that I've worn my wig so far, I've partnered it with a hair accessory and/or hat of some kind. Barrettes and hair flowers have been the most common to date, but right around the new year, I started to get a mad hankering to sport my snoods. I have a few, but they're all made from inexpensive rayon and must not be colour fast, because I've had the dye on two of them run when they got wet (one wrecking a beloved white blouse when this occurred on a rainy summer day last year), so I very rarely wear them (and honestly, may repurpose them as craft supplies one day after I've got some better snoods).

I adore the classic look of snoods however, which, for us vintage gals, channels instant thoughts of the 1940s first and foremost and really want to get into wearing them, especially after seeing how incredible fellow vintage fashionistas like Laurence look in their stylish examples of this timeless hair accessory.

Now that I'm sporting a wig fulltime, interestingly enough, it works out even better for me to wear snoods because I have more hair to fill them with (before, even when my hair was fully curled, it often didn't look very voluminous inside of a snood).

After an evening spent hunting for snoods on eBay, etsy and elsewhere, and finding a a few potentially good sources, I asked on Facebook for some recommendations for snoods and Laurence replied with a recommendation for etsy seller Arthelia's Attic.


Arthelia's Attic vintage reproduction snood, vintage hair accessory, in navy blue

{Arthelia's Attic offers high quality handmade snoods (made using a pattern from 1942) in an array of beautiful colours. Amongst which the lovely navy blue pictured above is definitely one of my favourites.}



I'd learned of this seller some time ago and just rediscovered them that day myself, so it seemed to be a really good sign that they were the first snood seller recommended to me. I'm budgeting and watching my spending exceedingly carefully at the moment, so tempted as I've been, I haven't bought a snood from Arthelia's Attic or anyone else so far (but, boy, am I itching to do so!).

You can imagine my delight then when, earlier this week, I saw that the the blog Haute Rockabilly Fashion was offering readers a chance to win a custom Arthelia's Attic Snood. I just about jumped out my seat with excitement when I discovered that and couldn't enter fast enough. I know that many of you are big time snood enthusiasts, too, so if you'd like to enter, all you have to do is post about the giveaway on your blog on, or before, January 14th; follow HRF, and leave a comment on the giveaway post letting her know that you entered.

I'm smitten with the snoods from Arthelia's Attic and am keeping my fingers, toes and curls crossed that I maybe, just maybe, the snood gods will smile on me and I'll end up being the winner of one of Arthelia's gorgeous offerings (I can just imagine how cute they'd look with my wig!).

25 comments:

  1. The Arthelia's Attic snoods are awesome! Hope you win!

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  2. I love your post, every your thoughts.
    you re such my inspire for vintage, I m trying on vintage until now.. and seeing your blog it really makes me happy<3

    followed your blog, n like your fanpage on fb dear<3

    Xoxo,Ila
    Indonesia

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  3. Thank you, Jess for the heads up!!!!!!!!! :D

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  4. I am smitten with snoods to! Thanks for the giveaway heads up! I plan to be making some of my own soon! Wish me luck heheh xox

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  5. Oooooh! Boy! I've been a fan of that little Etsy shop since I-don't-know when. :D Thanks for the heads up!

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  6. That's so weird- I just was looking at that on etsy and about to buy it! I love snoods! x

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  7. I love these!! I am so happy you did this post because not too long ago I tried to find one but I had no idea what they were called- so in return I wasn't finding what I wanted. So thank you- again!

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  8. Ive entered too, but Im really hoping you win this one! =)

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  9. Done and done! I've entered and would like to win my first snood! They've been on my mind lately, too!

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  10. I have two snoods from Arthelais Attic and I love them! There will be more, I need a green one and a white one and... :)

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  11. *** Hello my lovelies, for the past three days we've been experiencing an inexplicable (as our provider is not giving us any answers yet) internet outage at our house, which is not fun at all (not the least because we work from home and depend on the internet for our livelihood!).

    As such, I may continue to be a bit MIA for the next little while. I can use the web from my iPhone when I'm out and about, or even if I just go out to the car outside, which is what I'm doing right now), but do apologize if it takes me a little while as such to visit your blogs in turn and to stay abreast with feeds, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc until this matter is straightened out.

    Thank you for your understanding - have a beautiful Friday, everyone!
    ♥ Jessica ***

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  12. Good luck...I have my fingers crossed for you! I must say Laurence does look so good in her snood, so neat and smart and fun...alll at the same time.I'm sure your new locks will work beautifully with the snood. xx Shauna

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  13. Just read your internet problem comment...very sorry to hear...I hate it when I don't have access to all my usual internet time. Hope it's all rectified soon .xxx

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  14. Ooh snoods are lovely, great for keeping hair out of the way!

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  15. Those snoods are adorable :)

    I don't know what went wrong, but I commented on your previous blog but somehow it never came through.

    I just wanted to say that I love the wig on you! It looks quite natural and the color is stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Anthea. I love how natural the colour looks, too. I had a close friend when I was in grade school who had almost the exact same colour of (natural hair) and I adored it at the time. Who would have guessed I'd grow up to buy a wig in the same shade as her locks?! :)

      I'm sorry that your first comment didn't go through. That's very odd - especially because you're the second person to say that to me this week. I think I may need to fire off a message to Blogger's support team (though I'm not holding my breath that they'll reply, they rarely do and when they do, it's usually cut and paste boiler plate) to see there's an issue with the platform right now regarding commenting. Please let me know if you encounter that issue again when commenting.

      ♥ Jessica

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  16. Good luck in the giveaway Jessica! The one pictured is just lovely!
    Jamie

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  17. I hope the snood of your dreams lands in your lap sooner rather than later, I really do. I tried on a 'Dusty Springfield' wig once and added daisy hair clips and it really did make the leap from just okay to looking absolutely fabulous just because of those clips!

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Melanie! How cool that you got to try on a Dusty Springfield wig once! Was it channeling her bouffant volume years?

      ♥ Jessica

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  18. Hi i just started following you on pinterest. I just found your blog, you write really well and show a lot of passion for vintage.

    www.annanuttall.com

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  19. I really hope you win!!! :D Best of luck!!

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