Saturday, December 22, 2012

Poodle Tricks: "Tutti Frutti" Turban

Poodles!! Where have you been?!

You better explain yourself!

Oh wait, that's right, I was the one missing. Hehe.

But I'm back with a fun poodle trick for all those bad hair days. Or in my case, too lazy to do your hair days.

You know I love the ingenious times of the 1940s. Pesky war time rationing was hard on poodles. But they didn't let it stop them from looking fabulous.

No coupons for hats? No problem. Time for a turban!

When I think of turbans, I immediately think Carmen Miranda and "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat". She was amazing. Beautiful, funny, and outstandingly talented. Not to mention a fashion star.

Consider this, can you picture Carmen Miranda without picturing a turban? Nope.

But she wasn't the only one sporting a turban. Think Greta Garbo, Hedy Lamarr, Lucille Ball. The turban was the accessory of the 30's and 40's.

There are several different ways to tie a turban. You can keep it simple like Hedy, or go crazy like Carmen. Whatever suits your personal poodle style.

I'm somewhere in between. I like a little flash, but I don't want to fall over.

Americanos tell me that my hat is high,
Because I will not take it off to kiss a guy. 

Listen to Carmen... Tie up your turbans poodles!! And don't take them off for any guy!!!


Hey! It's my eighth grade picture day hair!

Step 1: Put up your hair if it is long.

Step 2: Take a long scarf and place it over your head, making sure you are about midway on the scarf. The one I used is 70"x20".


Step 3: Begin twisting the two sides of the scarf together, keeping the twist tight as you go. Keep twisting til you reach the ends.

Hi there
Twisty twist!

Step 4: Bring the ends up, and start wrapping the scarf-twist around itself in a circle.

This is where my "Photographer" started to complain
about being late for work
This is where said "Photographer" continued complaining
and I started getting annoyed

Step 5: Tuck the ends under the flower-like knot you have formed.

And this is where I snapped at my darling "Photographer";
with a smile of course

Look! A turban!

or Night...
I'm bananas for toy-bans!

Toodles Poodles!

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