Selma Blair is showing off a new headscarf and revealing that it’s much more than just a fashionable accessory. The “Cruel Intentions” star took to Instagram on Wednesday and revealed to fans she was sent the newest fashion item, which happens to be a collaboration between retail chain, Talbots, and the Susan G. Komen foundation.
The annual Talbots X Susan G. Komen scarves have become well-known for highlighting female artists and also using the proceeds from sales in the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
Selma Blair shared one of the scarves for 2020, designed by award-winning British designer Karen Mabon.
“Each year, I look forward to the time the new TalbotsxSusanGKomen scarf arrives. @susangkomen saves lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer,” Blair wrote to her fans.
She added, “I might not have known about this important collaboration highlighting artists, women and breast cancer if not for my long time friend @janeylopatypr, who first sent me these scarves to admire and use and help get out the word.”
Blair showed a beautiful close-up shot of her face while wearing the headscarf, and noted, “It takes a village, as we know, and I really appreciate the women I know and support. And support me. And us. And you. This scarf by the artist… Karen Mabon @karenmabon so charmingly, boldly and beautifully shows the story of women lifting each other up.”
Talbots touts the annual scarves as “The Art of the Scarf” and describes the initiative on their website:
“Talbots commissioned three internationally renowned female artists to interpret the courage, strength and determination of women. The result is our 3rd annual limited-edition collection of one-of-a-kind scarves. Each is pure silk and a luxurious 41” square.”
Susan G. Komen is the largest and most widely recognized nonprofit organization strictly focused on the fight against breast cancer. In the early 80s, a woman named Susan G. Komen was dying of breast cancer and her sister promised to find a cure. The foundation was established shortly thereafter and has been a dominant force in raising funds for research against the disease.
According to the Susan G. Komen website, “[We’ve] invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 40 percent between 1989-2016 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.”
The awareness Selma Blair is bringing for the Talbots scarves comes on the heels of her big evening out for dinner at a West Hollywood hotspot. Blair shared photos from her trip to Mauro’s, the cafe inside Fred Segal, and she wrote about the joy the little trip brought:
“A fresh getup for dinner at Mauro’s. Clinging to this parking lot for dining sanity. Delicious. It’s my one big evening out every so often…the light has been golden from the fires. But clearing. Also Fred Segal is an LA staple and more charming and appreciated than ever.”