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Though the best selling novels and blockbuster films were called “Harry Potter,” we at Zazou believe it could have been renamed the “Wizarding World of Wraps!”


In addition to wands and broomsticks, the young students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were also required to don cloaks and, during the snowy months in Scotland, thick scarves in the colors of their respective houses.


In “Harry Potter,” Hogwarts is divided into four separate houses, all of which were named after the four founders of the school. The four houses include Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.


The books’ and movies’ protagonists, Harry, Hermione and Ron, reside in Gryffindor, a house which bears the colors scarlet and gold and is represented by a lion mascot.

All three of the young stars, at one point or another, wear their warm, widely-cut Gryffindor scarves throughout the halls and classrooms of Hogwarts. Their scarves beam with the striped colors of their house, although the width of the stripes seemed to vary throughout the eight “Harry Potter” films, which include “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” “The Chamber of Secrets,” “The Prisoner of Azkaban,” “The Goblet of Fire,” “The Order of the Phoenix,” “The Half-Blood Prince,” “The Deathly Hallows – Part I” and “The Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”


Some characters, such as Hermione, also wore their own scarves on the school grounds, which offered a rare glimpse into the heroes’ own personal styles.


Which “Harry Potter” book/film is your favorite?

What house would the sorting hat place you in?

Images courtesy Wikipedia

Hello my little zebras!

So, I have decided that every once in a while I could fill you in on the life and times of a Sterling Styles and Zazou intern. If you have not read about me yet in the ‘About the Blogger’ tab at the top of the page, I will give you a quick synopsis about myself right here and now.

My name is Micheala, I am 21 years old and I am a recent graduate of Cal Poly Pomona (Go Broncos!). I majored in Apparel Merchandising and Management and minored in Journalism. The thinking behind that  was I wanted to prepare myself for the world of fashion journalism!

Below is a selfie from today, my fourth day at my internship here in sunny Southern California (I know, the bangs need a trimmin’).

fourth day!

After snapping the selfie, I eagerly dialed the number of Christopher Carroll, the man behind the designs of Zazou scarfs. I wanted to interview Chris for this very blog.

We talked on the phone for nearly 25 minutes, during which he asked me questions about myself and I asked him about his career, inspirations and advice for those just starting out in the fashion industry.

It was so exciting to talk to someone who has actually made a name for himself in such a cutthroat industry, and even though I was a little nervous at first, Chris soon eased my tension with his sincerity and good natured attitude.

It was so wonderful to talk with someone who is so talented, yet so down to earth. Chris could not have been nicer during the phone interview, and he graciously added that if I ever need help or advice,  I could give him a call.

Thus far,  have utilized skills obtained from many of my Communication classes I took at Cal Poly Pomona. In my Reporting courses, we learned how to conduct interviews and set up articles. I also learned in AMM 245, Consumerism, Impact and Issues, because that class discussed customers and how they respond to products and ads. With this blog, I am attempting to communicate with consumers and appeal to their needs and interests. This use of social media also corresponds with AMM 230, Fashion Promotion, because I am constantly trying to promote the Zazou and Sterling Styles name.

It has been a great start to this Thursday so far – let’s hope this positivity continues!

Ombre Lettuce Edge

The 1225 Lettuce Edge scarf from Zazou ( capitalizes on the popular ombre trend, as the dyed purple seamlessly fades into a deep blue, proving that your new hairstyle can match your accessories as well!


Welcome back to  Scarf Stars, where we attempt to stock the Hollywood Square cubicles with fabulously famous scarves (or, in actuality, have some fun with scarves in cinema).

Today’s celebrity accessory was not necessarily made for style, but for practical reasons instead, because winter in the home town of Ralph, Randy and the Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle, is as snowy and cold as it gets.

A Christmas Story

To protect himself from the nose-nipping air, Randy from 1983’s “A Christmas Story” rocks one thick, wool scarf that covers his neck and the majority of his face.


The bulky scarf, however, is the least of Randy’s worries, seeing as his padded red snow suit prohibits him from even putting his arms down!

Stay warm Randy, and if you want to trade in your scarf-mask for some sleeker, less binding garments, check out  scarves at!


The Fall 2013 Zazou collection boasts many stunners, but one of my favorites is the this blue and peachy pink number called 097 Floating Threads from

The beautiful color of the blue in the scarf is incredibly unique and really brings out the blue in the model’s eyes. Also, I love how the floating threads near the bottom of the scarf resemble a jelly fish gliding beneath the ocean waves. Truly inspired 🙂

Jelly Fish

Gold Cloth

One of the boldest looking scarves from the Zazou Fall 2013 lineup is this golden orange wrap.

The gold threads mixed within the burnt orange shimmer under the light, and the fringe adds a nice, playful touch to the garment.