Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Funny: "The Scarf" (How NOT To Tie One) + Costume Preview

Yeah, so, you know that feeling you get when you're trying to tie a scarf just right... or you keep putting on different skirts and yet somehow NONE of them work with the top you're wearing, but when you change your top, the new top doesn't work, and you start to leave the house, but then you stop and look in the mirror and you're just like. WAIT. NO. And you're late for something, but ...

Then you may get a little deja vu while watching this comedy video short by my friend Stephanie Bencin (no blog, but she's on Tumblr and Twitter), a fabulous up-and-coming comedy writer/filmmaker. Stephanie is a documentary film researcher by day, and by night writes for The Prom, a sketch comedy team that performs at New York's Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre (founded by the awesome Amy Pohler, among others).

Anyway, Stephanie recently drafted me to do what could very generously be called costume design (to say I am not on a Dreamstress level would be an understatement) for another upcoming video... the same comedy costuming project I mentioned before that required I buy copious amounts of (shudder) fleece. Here's a sneak peek--Z was really sad she couldn't keep the costume when it was done.

Z hiding under the black polar fleece

And the above video details:

"The Scarf"

  • Written by Stephanie Bencin
  • Directed and Edited by Adam Sacks
  • Shot by Andy Bond
  • Starring Moujan Zolfaghari
  • Featuring Lauren Adams, Sasheer Zamata and Matt Cutler
  • Music by Lawrence Kim

If you enjoy the video, please do your part for female comedians and leave comments here or on YouTube, share it on Facebook, Twitter and so on--Stephanie is just starting to do more of these comedy shorts and any feedback and exposure would have a super big impact! (AND would likely mean you will get to see more entertaining costuming projects here in future).

P.S. Sorry to those of you reading on non-video-friendly devices, but it's worth emailing or bookmarking and watching later!

P.P.S. Speaking of scarves, how beautiful (if super large) is Sarai's scarf collection? I only own 6 or 7 and I really need to start wearing them more often. Honestly, I am terrified of my poor scarf manipulation skills, and in a fit of anxiety a few years ago actually purchased two books on scarf tying.

P.P.P.S. Here I am in 2009 on a rare scarf-wearing occasion in Paris with a turquoise Diane Von Furstenberg silk scarf I bought on deep sale ages back. I definitely didn't have it on right, but cliché or no, I was more scared of NOT wearing a scarf in Paris than wearing it wrong, if that makes sense:

Obligatory photos of Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)


  1. so so funny. Thanks for sharing. I love the DVF scarf too. Scarves are awesome--an extension of my necklace love, but more versatile. Sarai's collection is quite impressive. If they're vintage, and they're silk, they have a tendency to come home with me too.

  2. LOL I hate those b*tches on the subway that seem to have the perfect scarf tied in the perfect way, yet managing to look like they just tossed it on. ha ha ha

  3. Love it!!! Can so relate - i love scarves, but can never seem to tie them so they look good...and those same b*tches are on the DC subway system also......hehehehe

  4. 25 ways to wear a scarf in 4.5 minutes:

    Hypnotic video and answer to my scarf related struggles. :)

  5. ha ha. Who doesn't feel like this? Very funny:)


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