Is it me or has black TV (is that a thing, like black twitter?) become a lot more realistic in their portrayal of black woman. If you watched early seasons of “How to get away with murder”, remember when Annalise Keating was sitting between her mother’s legs getting her scalp based? It was such a small scene but daaamn, how many times do you see that on TV?! Insecure is the same way, they capture the black woman’s gaze in the smallest of things man. Like, the way Issa is always in a headscarf in the morning, it feels… revolutionary, which is sad but hey, it is what it is. I think that’s part of the huge appeal of Insecure, they have really paid attention to the small details and Ayanna James Kimani, the show’s costume designer, has NAILED the mix of culture and fashion. Issa’s character is known to wear thought provoking T-shirts and Ayanna has intentionally supported black and Indie designer’s throughout the three seasons which is really cool. For me though, Issa’s headscarf’s have really stood out to me because it’s the first show I’ve seen portraying a natural haired woman wearing scarves to bed the way I would but also because her scarves are really dope.
It also got me thinking about how this essential sleep item is a legitimate accessory that I’ve neglected over the years. So, I’ve decided I’m going to be more intentional with the kind of headscarves I go to bed in. I mean, I’m always thinking about the cute luxurious pajamas I want to buy but I never think about the scarf, so anyway, I’m thinking about the scarf now. I am determined to have a collection of cute scarves to go to bed in. So I created a list of a few cute ones I’ve come across online.
- Country Road Angle stripe scarf
- Carrington Multi scarf
- Dolce & Gabbana floral print scarf
- Poetry Amabella silk scarf
Anyone else trying to look head to toe cute at bed time?