As I sat down with the latest Vogue in my hands, the pages seemed to whisper secrets from the 1970s, a time when style knew no bounds and bold statements were the order of the day. It struck me then – turbans, those majestic wraps of elegance, are making a triumphant return, and I, for one, couldn’t be more thrilled. Picture this: I’m donning a turban crafted from a vintage Pucci print fabric, a treasure no longer in circulation since its runway debut. The very thought fills me with an audacious spirit, urging me to declare, “This summer, turbans are not just an accessory, they’re a revelation.” The background tiles are over 100 years old in the Junior Suite here at Hotel Excelsior.

Junior Suite Hotel Excelsior Venice

Diving headfirst into this exploration, my journey began in the enchanting city of Venice. Staying at the Hotel Excelsior on the Venice Lido offered the perfect backdrop for my turban tales. From shuttle boats to sandy beaches, my turban was not just a headpiece; it was a statement, turning heads and sparking conversations within the opulent confines of this five-star haven.

Vogue turban 2024

Venice Turban Gracie Opulanza summer style

The Art Of Turban Styling

The art of turban styling, I’ve discovered, is not just about covering up those bad hair days; it’s a testament to elegance, a nod to the glamour of days gone by, and a bold statement in the present. Whether you’re lounging by a pool, attending a glittering event, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll through city streets, a turban adds an element of mystique and sophistication to any outfit.

So, my dear readers, as the summer sun beckons, I urge you to embrace the turban. Experiment with colors, patterns, and fabrics. Let your turban be an extension of your personality, a reflection of your mood, and a statement of your style. Whether you’re inspired by the opulent lifestyles of vintage icons or drawn to the vibrant hues of contemporary prints, remember – the turban is more than just an alternative to hats. It’s a symbol of style, an emblem of elegance, and, perhaps most importantly, a reflection of the bold and beautiful you.

In a world where fashion often circles back to its roots, the turban stands out as a timeless piece, versatile and vibrant, ready to accompany you on your summer adventures. So, as you plan your wardrobe for the warmer months ahead, consider the turban not just as an accessory, but as a centerpiece, a conversation starter, and a bridge between the past and the present.

Laugh in the face of conventional headwear, my friends. This summer, let’s make a pact to turn heads, inspire conversations, and, above all, embrace the unique charm and endless possibilities of the turban. After all, in a world that often feels all too serious, a splash of color, a dash of daring, and a touch of vintage glamour might just be the perfect recipe for a summer filled with style, laughter, and a whole lot of fabulous turbans.



Pucci Turban Venice Gracie Opulanza Italy summer (3)

Hotel Excelsior, Lido Venice.


Clad In Green From Head To Toe

One sunny morning, I decided to embody the essence of monochrome magic. Clad in green from head to toe, I paired my vibrant green turban with a floral pleated skirt and a matching top. The ensemble was nothing short of street summer chic, especially with my pointed flats adding the perfect finishing touch. Imagine the scene – navigating the famous Venice canals in a classic Riva boat, turban gracefully perched atop my head. Inspired by the illustrious women of yesteryear, I felt nothing short of glamorous and confident.

My relationship with my hair is, shall we say, complicated, particularly when seaside locales come into play. The turban, in all its glory, serves as my stylish shield, allowing me to bask in the sun, swim, and parade around the pool without a single worry about my hair succumbing to the elements. And let’s not forget the allure of color clashing. There’s an undeniable thrill in pairing my turban with silver and copper accessories, allowing the Pucci print to speak volumes while I opt for copper hues to elevate the look further.

Turban green Venice

Turban green Venice



Swimming With Your Turban

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the turban serves a practical purpose, shielding my tresses from the relentless summer sun while keeping me cool and composed. It’s a stylish solution to the summer dilemma of maintaining elegance in the face of sweltering heat. With a metallic turban perched atop my head, I navigate the season’s challenges with grace, turning what could be a fashion faux pas into a moment of chic resilience.

Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Swimming pool

Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Swimming pool

So, to those who dare to embrace the unconventional, who yearn to stand out in a sea of sameness, I extend an invitation to explore the radiant world of metallic turbans. Let this summer be a canvas for your style experiments, with the metallic turban as your crown jewel. Whether you’re drawn to the understated elegance of matte finishes or the bold statement of high-shine fabrics, there’s a metallic turban out there that speaks to your soul, ready to elevate your summer style to dazzling new heights.


The magic of metallic turbans

On a day filled with the promise of adventure, I found myself reaching for a silver turban, its fabric catching the light with every turn of my head, creating a mesmerizing glow. Paired with a simple white dress, the turban transformed my ensemble into a vision of modern elegance. Whether strolling through bustling market streets or attending a sunset soiree, the metallic turban became my signature, a beacon of style that whispered tales of opulence and allure.

The magic of metallic turbans lies not just in their visual appeal but in their versatility. Gold turbans, with their warm undertones, complement sun-kissed skin beautifully, evoking images of goddesses and queens from ancient lore. Silver, on the other hand, offers a cool sophistication, perfect for evenings when the air is filled with the promise of mystery and romance. And then there’s bronze, a sublime choice for those who revel in the rustic charm and depth of its earthy tones.

Embracing the metallic turban as a summer staple invites a playful experimentation with textures and contrasts. Imagine the juxtaposition of a sleek, metallic turban against a flowy, bohemian maxi dress. The combination is unexpected, yet harmoniously balanced, offering a visual feast that captivates and charms. It’s this blend of the traditional and the contemporary, the subtle and the spectacular, that makes the metallic turban a versatile companion for any summer occasion.

Turban for Summer Cruella
In a season that celebrates light and warmth, let your style reflect the same. Opt for a metallic turban and watch as your summer outfits transform from mundane to magnificent. After all, in the grand tapestry of fashion, it’s those who dare to shine that leave the most unforgettable impressions.