Let's talk tassels
I like the tassel trend. I see them everywhere in stores and on people and there are so many different versions. Beaded tassels, brightley colored thread tassels, gold and silver tassels.
My husband walked into Marion's at 1301 4th St. N a while back and asked what would be a good necklae or bracelet for his fabulous, lovely, ravishing wife. They sold him on a long silver chain with a tassel on each end.
I love it. I can tie it different lengths and even use it as a belt. I could even use it for crabbing or securing shelter if I were stranded on a desert island. Remember how Tom Hanks used that ballet tutu in "Cast Away."You gotta think about these things, you know.
I spied a pretty one around the lovely neck of Jessie Karikas who works at Designers' Consigner at 7038 Central Ave. She said when she first started wearing hers several years ago before they were as popular friends teased her that she looked like she was wearing the tie-back of curtains.
We can't talk about tassels and fashion without bringing up the woman who wore them best. In the parody of Gone With The Wind, Carol Burnett mimics how Scarlett famously made a dress out of velvet drapes. She descends the staircase with the whole curtain rod across her shoulders, giant tassels tied around her waist and a tassel hat.
When "Rat" Butler compliments the dress she quips:
"Thank you, I saw it in a window and I just couldn't resist it."
Whether you like the tassel craze or not, click on the link above for a good laugh.