Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MaiTai Collection in action #12

Today posting with great joy and pride the 12th edition of the MaiTai Collection in action collage. It is always such a special treat to see the various items worn by their new owners, and there is so much inspiration in the beautiful pictures they've sent. Thanks so much for participating, and for sharing your ideas and style, dear Anne, Birgit, Blighty, Carol, Cecilia, Claudia, Claudine, Faux Fuchsia, Fifi, happyface, Irina, Isa, Jasmine, Johanna, Macs, Magali, Manuela, Monika, Pam, Perla, Sheila Knight and TCH! You are the Best x

Here are the links to everyone who has their own blog or site:
Birgit: www.olfactoriastravels.com
Blighty: www.blightyworld.blogspot.com
Faux Fuchsia: www.fauxfuchsiastyle.blogspot.com
happyface: www.happyface313.com
Macs: www.macsblog.at
Perla: www.theclassicalmommy.com
Sheila Knight: www.sheilaknight.com

Todays contributions are from: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Illinois, Indonesia, Japan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Texas, United Kingdom, Virginia and Washington.



Clockwise from top left: Pam, with a ‘De la mer au ciel’ 90 carré tied into a halter top using a Petite Classique scarf ring. Macs with a 'Brides de Gala' 90 carré worn as a belt, ends secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in the basic slide. Still-life by Jasmine, with a ‘C’est la fête’ 70 carré, Jige pochette and a Grande Classique scarf ring in light MoP.



Clockwise from top left: Birgit's Garden Party with a Birkin 35 insert in naturel. Macs with a waterfall necklace in vert olive. Pam with an ‘Astrologie’ plissé, ends secured in the basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in black horn.



Clockwise from top left: Faux Fuchsia with a 'Printemps-Été 69/Automn Hiver' 70 carré tied with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring in honey in the basic slide. Johanna with a Brazil Maxi Twilly, tied with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn into a looped cross-slide. Faux Fuchsia as before. Manuela with a 'Charmes des plages Normandes' cotton carré, tied in a criss-cross knot with a Moyenne Classique MoP scarf ring.



Clockwise from top left: Cecilia with a 'Le Bal Masque' 70 carré, tied in a slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn. As before, but with the scarf folded into a rectangular stripe, and secured in the basic slide with a sunshine honey shawl ring. As before, with scarf worn in a Cowboy knot, with the ends secured in the basic slide with a Petite Classique scarf ring in african horn. Manuela with a 'Monsieur et Madame II' 90 carré as a belt, tied in a basic slide with a Grande Classique scarf ring in light MoP.



From left to right: Anne with a 'Poste et Cavalerie' 90 carré in a twist wrap, secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl. Still-life by Jasmine, with a ‘Mythiques Phoenix’ Pareo, a linen carré pochette in taupe, a shawl ring in black with sunshine and a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in honey. Macs with a Birkin35 insert in a Tod’s D bag.



From left to right: Pam with two Gavroches as a top, tied together at the corners with Classique Petite scarf rings in the basic slide. Still-life by TCH, with 'Le jardin de Leïla' 90 carrés, a Kelly Cut in white Epsom, a linen carré pochette in taupe, and a lavender sachet in gris



Clockwise from top left: Claudia with a 90 carré worn as belt, secured in the basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in light honey. Faux Fuchsia with a 'Très Kelly' 70 carré in a cowboy knot with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in honey. Perla with a Ferragamo pocket square, tied into into a criss-cross bow knot with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring. Blighty with a Gavroche tied in the basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl.



From left to right: HappyFace’sVibrato Picotin with a ‘Chasse en Inde’ 90 Carré as shoulder strap, secured with a shawl ring and a Grande Classique scarf ring. For instructions, please click here



Clockwise from top left: Johanna with a 'Robinson Chic' 90 carré, tied into a criss-cross knot with a Grande scarf ring. Anne with a 'Le Songe de la Licorne' 90 carré, tied into a slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn. Manuela with 'Coupons Indiens' 90 carré as a necklace, secured with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn.



Jasmine’s Victoria II with a Birkin 35 insert in aubergine



Clockwise from top left: Mac's Picotin MM/22 in gold with a Picotin MM/22 insert in naturel. Johanna with a 'Kashinas' Maxi Twilly, tied with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn into a looped cross-slide. Faux Fuchsia with a 'Très Kelly' 70 carré in a cowboy knot with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in honey.



Clockwise from top left: Faux Fuchsia with a 'Très Kelly' 70 carré in a cowboy knot with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in honey. Carol with a waterfall necklace in brique/saumon. Macs' Tod's D bag with a Birkin35 insert in aubergine.



Magali’s noir Picotin MM/22 with a Picotin mm/22 insert in noir/naturel



From left to right: Still-life by Isa: Carré pochette in black brushed cotton with lavender sachets in lilac and gris, Claudine with a Isaac Mizrahi silk scarf, tied in a basic slide with a Grande Classique scarf ring in dark honey



Clockwise from top left: Fifi with a ‘Colliers de Chiens’ 90 carré, tied in a Cowboy Knot with a black horn Grande Classique scarf ring in the basic slide. Anne with a 'Monsieur et Madame' Gavroche, tied into a basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in black horn. Macs with a waterfall necklace in olive. Perla with a Ferragamo pocket square, tied into a criss-cross bow knot with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring.



Clockwise from top left: Anne with a black waterfall necklace, and a 'Brazil' 90 carré tied into a drape knot with two Grande Classique scarf rings in honey horn. Pam with a ‘Les flots du cheval’ mousseline GM tied in a vertical basic slide with a shawl ring in translucent horn.
Monika with a ‘Grand Fonds’ 90 carré tied in the basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in regular Mother of Pearl. Irina with a Gavroche, tied in the basic slide with a Petite Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl.



Irina with a 'Brandebourgs' Twilly, secured in the basic slide with a Petite Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl.



Clockwise from left: Still-life by Johanna: left column: Scarf travel pochette in Rayons, lavender sachet in rose, waterfall necklaces in black, indigo, aqua and desert. Right column: Linen carré pochettes in gris, lilac and rose, scarf travel pochette in Pétales, Classique scarf rings in Grande and Moyenne. Manuela with a 90 carré in a criss-cross knot. Sheila Knight with a ‘Voyage en etoffes’ 90 carré, tied with a Grande Classique scarf ring in a criss-cross bow knot.



Clockwise from left: Macs with a cotton Carré Pochette in hot pink. Still-life by Isa: Carré pochette in mauve brushed cotton with lavender sachets in taupe and rose, and a Grande Classique scarf ring in light Mother of Pearl. Manuela with a 'Monsieur et Madame II' 90 carré as a belt, tied with a Grande Classique scarf ring in the basic slide.



MaiTai Colletion News ~ shawl pochette for single GMs, available through here





For further info on all MaiTai Collection items, please click the following links:

Anyone who would like to participate in collage #13, please send your pictures(s) and a short note with which name/ID/nick-name you would like to be credited with to: maitaicollection@orange.fr Looking forward to your contributions!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Postcards from London - final part

Ending the London series with my current favorite place to stay. The chic and tranquil 'Number Sixteen' in Sumner Place is beautifully decorated, has warm and welcoming staff, and could not be in a better position.


Tucked away in a quiet side street, it's a short walk to Brompton Cross, and just around the corner from the bustling South Kensington tube station. It's five minutes away from some of London's best museums (the fabulous Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Science and the Natural History Museum for children of any age), and within 10 minutes, you can walk to the Bluebird and King's Road.








My Kachinas Maxi Twilly London souvenir reminds me of the fun and whimsical sculpture in No 16's drawing room


Ref 091823S09 (ebene/soleil/corail)






Capsule wardrobe pieces: Light beige trousers and rust cardigan
Shoes: light beige flats
Accessories: Hermès 'Kashinas' Maxi Twilly, clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé and 22 Picotin in Sanguine
Scarf tying method: Looped cross slide, secured with a Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn


The reverse side (it's actually the front side, but I think of it as the reverse)


same knotting technique as above

  • Number Sixteen Hotel: 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG, Tel: +44 (0)20 7589 5232, www.firmdalehotels.com/number-sixteen 
  • Star of India (nearby indian restaurant),154 Old Brompton Road, Tel: +44 (0)20 373 2901 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, 4Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000, www.vam.ac.uk
  • Science Museum (DS's favorite): Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD, Tel: +44 870 870 4868, www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
  • Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD, Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000, www.nhm.ac.uk

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