Sunday, April 24, 2016

Early summer and MaiTai Collection additions

April this year has been warm and summery, the trees are already green and lush and the fields full of wildflower bloom.

I don't think I've ever started so early to tie my scarves in summery knots, but with the thermometer climbing up to 27 celsius last week, a light and airy scarf necklace turned out to be a great way to wear my Fleurs d'Indiennes 90 carré while the new MaiTai Collection cluster earrings in lemon complete the look by adding an extra summery touch (available here)

Capsule pieces: ecru cotton trousers and orange linen sweater
Accessories: Hermes 'Fleurs d'Indiennes' 90 carré, Clic-clac H enamel bracelet in bleu indiens and a Bolide 31 in Bleu de Prusse. MaiTai Collection Cluster earrings in lemon (available here)
Shoes: Superga sneakers
Scarf tying method: Scarf necklace (click here for a how-to) with ends secured in the basic slide with a Petite Classique scarf ring in sunshine honey (available here)

Variation - replacing the orange sweater with a dark blue shirt and the blue Bolide with a Picotin 22 in sanguine.

The cluster earrings come in lemon, cobalt blue and silver.. here pairing the cobalt blue with a Cavalleria d'Etriers cashmere shawl worn in the basic bias fold 

More summery MaiTai Collection additions: the Turquenite statement necklace has been joined by a version in red and orange. Wearing the red with black trousers and an ecru silk shirt and an Hermès 'Capitales' printed enamel bracelet.

With warmer temperatures and longer days it will soon be time to get out favorite summer recipes... start a balmy summer night with strawberry Rossini cocktails and indulge with a mixed berry Pavlova for desert.


Cluster earrings in silver with a pearl statement necklace in gris/argent

The scarf book organizer/storage solution for 90 carrés is now also available in Toile de Jouy

It is perfect for storing up to eight 90 carrés (you can substitute one of the 90 scarves with a cashmere GM or exchange them for Maxi Twillys or 70 scarves) Available here

Also new: sequined stole in a taupe/ecru ombré (available here)

Upcoming: Kelly 28 inserts and Kelly Pochette liner and protective pouch 

Have a wonderful remaining spring and summer ahead everyone xx

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

London, a new scarf and a scarf booklet give-away

It's been a bit longer than usual, and I am really sorry for the wait. Easter came and went, and the following week we left for England for a wedding, and then stayed in London for a few days. All in all it has been a very busy time, which is the reason this post is so late. To bridge the gaps between blog posts, my Instagram page is updated daily. It's not intended to replace the blog, but it is a great way to keep in touch and to share pictures which might not necessarily have a place elsewhere. Hope to see you there

Before heading to England, I bought a new scarf which I absolutely adore. Apart from the animals in the centre and a few color and design variations throughout, the scarf is very much symmetrical. As a result, there isn't a big difference between the two basic bias folds, but the beauty and richness of the African themed creatures, flora and border make more than up for it.

La Marche du Zambèze. Design by Ardmore Artists. Ref Nr: H002987S CW 01 (blanc/vert/brun)

For those who are still deciding on a scarf from the spring/summer collection or looking for Hermès inspiration,  I have six scarf booklets to give away.

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Capsule pieces: pale pink cardigan and ecru cotton trousers
Accessories: Hermes 'La Marche du Zambèze' 90 carré, Clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé and Picotin 22 in etoupe. MaiTai Collection sparkling bracelet and chandelier earrings in rose (available here)
Scarf tying method: Vertical basic slide (click here for a how-to) with a MaiTai Collection Grande Classique scarf ring in black horn (available here)

The entrance to Fortnum and Mason reminded me of the colors of my new scarf..

Capsule pieces: camel oversized top, rust cardigan and ecru cotton trousers
Accessories: Hermes 'La Marche du Zambèze' 90 carré and Clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé. MaiTai Collection Double Anneau necklace in noir/or (available here)
Shoes: nude ballet flats ('Caroline' by Tory Burch)
Scarf tying method: Basic bias fold (click here for a how-to)

Double Anneau necklace in noir/or

Capsule pieces: jeans, ecru silk shirt and grey sweater
Accessories: Hermes 'La Marche du Zambèze' 90 carré and Picotin 22 in sanguine
Shoes: grey patent flats (Belle Vivier by Roger Vivier)

Elephant sculpture on Park Lane/ Hyde Park Corner by British artist Bushra Fakhoury

Scarf tied into a reverse basic bias fold (click here for a how-to) with a MaiTai Collection lacquered Anneau Infinity in Bleu Marine (available here) Preview of MaiTai Collection Cluster Earrings in cobalt blue.

One of Harrods' magnificently opulent food halls

Jeroboams wine merchant on Elizabeth Street (click here to see more on Elizabeth Street and Belgravia)

Rococo chocolates on the Kings Road. One of my favorites, and not just for the taste, but for the pretty packaging too (to see more on Rococo and Chelsea, click here)

Capsule pieces: jeans and pale blue linen shirt
Accessories: Hermes 'La Marche du Zambèze' 90 carré, Clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé and Picotin 22 in rubis. MaiTai Collection Cluster earrings in lemon (coming soon)
Shoes: two tone moccasins
Scarf tying method: Cowboy knot (click here for a how-to) with ends secured in the basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl (available here)

Stair case at Fortnum and Masons,  Piccadilly.

Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A IER,  Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 8040.
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL, Tel: +44 (0)20 77,
Jeroboams, 50-52 Elizabeth St, London SW1W, Tel: +44 (0)20 8479 5100, 
More info on Elizabeth Street's website:
Rococo Chocolates: 321 Kings Road, London SW3 5EP, Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 5857,

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