It’s June, and we’re obviously already melting in Thessaloniki. Soon, most locals will be packing up and getting out of town for most days at a time, returning to the heat of the city only for brief visits. Only for provisions not found in our summer villages. Who wants to be in the city during the summer? No one. That’s who. The pavements burn. The air is heavy and dry. You practically hallucinate in all the heat. It all gets so out of hand.
Sound familiar? That’s because it is. Bananorama. Throwback Thursday.
Note how cute they look in their coveralls and red lipstick. Working at a gas station in Manhattan in the middle of the summer sounds cruel indeed. But things always get better in hot sticky NY when the sun goes down. Even in the video, there’s a happy ending – complete with spontaneous dancing and a rooftop party.
Note one of them is kind of wearing a turban (schmata?). Which brings me to my next point…
City’s unbearable so we muses take to the coast and wander around, mostly aimlessly, for days at a time. No clocks, no schedules. Perfect circumstances for wearing a turban all day. Because, let’s face it. We’ve got to protect our heads from the heat, and our hair from the sun and the salt.
If turbans are just too much fabric for ya, go with the turband look. You can learn to make your own, or you can go out and buy yourself one and just be done with it. Cult Gaia makes amazing turbands (and flower crowns) with vintage looks so authentic, I bet no one can tell the difference. Like the clip on tie version of turbans. Or something like that.
Once full summer mode hits, I’ll be makin’ them myself. Turbans, turbands, headbands, what-have-you. Here’s what’s inspiring right now:
Feel free to play, and we’ll have more to come on turbans later. As E says, “Tubans φορ εβερ!”
Don’t forget the red lipstick.