Check Out The Dallas-Made, Must-Have Scarf Of The Season.
It's the ultimate conundrum: When the temperature drops and scarf season hits, how in hell are you supposed to keep your neck warm without swapping out your hip-hop cred in exchange for all-out doucher status?
Well, one local sewing aficionado's stumbled upon the answer. Emily Cain, who the more drinking-inclined among us might recognize from stints slinging drinks behind the bars at Goodfriend, The Double Wide and, most recently, Beauty Bar, has created a scarf that mimics the look of your favorite rapper's over-the-top neckpiece by linking multiple gold-colored mini-scarfs into a complete, connected chain.
It's pretty freakin' rad. So, after stumbling across the scarf-chain on our social media feeds, we reached out to Cain to learn more about how she came up with the concept and where the more fashionable among us may even find it. You can read all about that below.
OK, first up: How'd you come up with this chain idea?
I came up with it three or four years ago, right before one of those Elements of Hip Hop shows that the Rec Shop puts on. I had to brainstorm what I could make that fit the criteria of the show. I love to knit, and I love hip-hop. It just kind of made sense.
How do you make it? How long does it take?
I knit and then hand-sew the pieces into links. It takes about a week and a half to make this style of chain. I make others that are longer with smaller links, too. Those take about two and half weeks to make and construct.
Have you sold many yet?
I never thought I would sell one! Now, I have officially sold 15.
Have you worn one of these chains out in public? What's the reaction been?
I have not actually worn one out in public — only because I have never made myself one. But I have been around when other people are wearing them, and the response is pretty positive! There's a rapper in Houston who has one and wears it at all his shows, photoshoots and red carpet events. When he post a picture, I creep on his Instagram and check out the comments. It seems Houston really likes my chain. Now if I could only get Paul Wall to wear one!
OK, so the obvious stuff now. Where can someone get one of these? And for how much?
I have officially set up a store on Etsy called EmilyLadyCain. Right now, I only have this style of chain up. It cost $67, includes shipping and handling. I will have more styles up soon.