Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Double scarves, double fun - how to's

Doubling scarves is a wonderful way to add warmth, or to simply create volume or interest. As promised in my previous blog post, here are some how-to's and variations.

With 90 carrés

Fold both scarves in the basic bias. Wrap scarf #1 once around your neck, and place scarf #2 on top. Pull all four scarf ends through a smooth round ring (here an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black lacquer), and push the ring up towards your neck.



Finding pairings is fun... you can match your scarves by color, pattern or design. Even unlikely candidates might go well together in the end, as the only visible part of scarf #1 is the centre, whereas scarf #2 shows both corners and almost the full bias fold.


This knot works great when you'd like to highlight a scarf's centre while hiding it's corners, or vice versa.  Below the same two scarves, but in reversed order, showing the different effects the placing of them have.

Variation: Fold both scarves in the basic bias and place around your neck, then pull their ends through a round and smooth scarf ring (here an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black lacquer)

'Mythique Phoenix' and 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carrés


As above, but ends pulled through a shawl ring (in ebony) in a vertical basic slide

'Carré en Carré' and 'Monsieur et Madame' 90 carrés

Double basic bias fold
Fold both scarves in the basic bias, and place one on top of the other. Slide a shawl ring (here in black horn) to the centre, then place the resulting scarf band around your neck (the shawl ring holds the scarves together, and prevents them from  sliding once they are placed around your neck)

'Mythique Phoenix' and 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carrés



Criss-cross bow knot with a 90 carré and a mousseline PM. Fold both scarves in the basic bias fold, then slide a Grande Classique scarf ring up both scarf ends on one side, and proceed with the criss-cross bow knot as shown here

'Carré Kantha' 90 carré and 'Au Coeur de la Vie' PM mousseline


As above, with a 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré and 'Belles du Mexique' mousseline PM

With 70 carrés

Fold two 70 carrés in the basic bias fold and place around your neck. Then pull all four scarf ends through a smooth round ring (here an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black lacquer), and push the ring up towards your neck.

'C'est la fête' and 'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carrés

As above, but with a PM mousseline instead of the second 70 carrée

'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carré and 'Belles du Mexique' mousseline PM


With a Plissé in a Twist wrap: Fold both scarves in the basic bias, and place around your neck. Follow the instructions for the twist wrap, using a Grande Classique scarf ring (here in black horn)


'Projet Carré' Plissé and 'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carré


Variation: as above, but replacing the Plissé with a Mousseline PM scarf (with a Grande Classique scarf ring in regular Mother of Pearl)

'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carré and 'Belles du Mexique' mousseline PM

I'll be away for a few days, and look forward to catching up with you by the end of the month xx


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Capsule wardrobe #148 - double scarves, double fun

In the winter months, cashmere shawls and scarf fur collars tend to get a lot of outings, but if silk scarves are worn in pairs, they can easily keep your neck warm and protected too.


'Cuirs du Désert' and 'Photo Finish' 90 carrés in the basic bias fold. CdD wound once around the neck, and both secured in a Slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn (you can use any kind of a smooth round ring instead)








Zebra Pegasus and Mythiques Phoenix, tied as above






Mythiques Phoenix (left) and Zebra Pegasus (right)




Capsule wardrobe pieces: jeans and black turtleneck sweater
Accessories: Hermès 'Zebra Pegasus' and 'Mythiques Phoenix' 90 carrés, Clic H bracelet in black and Birkin 35 in black.
Shoes: Black ankle boots
Scarf tying method: Fold both 90 carrés in the basic bias fold. Mythique Phoenix is wound once around the neck, and both secured in a Slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn.




With 70 carrés: 'C'est la fête' and 'Chaines et Gourmettes' 70 carrés placed around the neck in the basic bias fold, ends secured in the Simple Loop with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn





'C'est la fête' (back) and 'Chaines et Gourmettes' (front)




How-to's and variations next.


Have a great week everyone

 xx


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