Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn additions and B30 insert

Apart from replacing a few items with similar staples (jeans, sweaters etc), my autumn acquisitions consist of just three pieces so far. It may not seem a lot, but they go a long way.. opening up many new ways to mix and combine, and giving my wardrobe a wonderful new twist.


Silk blouse by Sport Max


Woman's Hayword Cardigan (detail) by American Vintage, with Zebra Pegasus 90 carré


Pale pink sweater with silk layer hem detail (here in silver) by Mint Velvet


Mixed with black


Mixed with pastels

Our temperatures are already cool and autumn like in the mornings and evenings, but by mid-day it gets warm and summery again (with temperatures climbing to 25˚celsius). Most days I dress in light capsule wardrobe pieces, and then supplement them with various layers to adapt to the changes in temperature. The scarf fur collar is perfect to keep the neck warm against the early morning autumn chill, and later in the day, the mousseline is wonderfully light and airy for solo wear.


Capsule wardrobe pieces: pale pink sweater and beige trousers
Accessories: Hermès 'Belles de Mexique' PM mousseline and Clic-Clac H enamel bracelet in bourgogne. MaiTai Collection SAGA fox fur collar in mocca
Shoes: patent leather flats in beige
Scarf tying method: basic bias fold worn with the fur collar in the five-loop method


Mixed with navy




Capsule wardrobe pieces: pale pink sweater, dark blue jeans and trench
Accessories: Hermès 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré, Clic-Clac H enamel bracelet in bourgogne and Picotin MM/22 in etoupe
Shoes: patent leather flats in beige
Scarf tying method: Cowboy knot secured with a MaiTai Collection Moyenne Classique lacquered scarf ring in clay.


As above, only with a brown leather jacket instead of the navy trench coat, and an Moyenne Classique scarf ring in vieux rose instead of clay

 




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Monday, October 20, 2014

Lacquer collection

For a long time I've been wanting to expand the choices of my scarf and shawl rings, and to offer them in a range of high quality lacquer in beautiful colors.

In the beginning, I thought the process of lacquering would also be a wonderful way to rescue horn or wood rings which, although perfect in shape and craftsmanship, came in colors that fell out of the color families. But during the research, tests and trials it became clear that the lacquer collection would become much more than a rescue operation... the exquisite quality of lacquer with it's high polished finishes and fantastic color possibities make them a fresh and modern companion for our scarves, and perfect to compliment/expand the natural shades of the horn and wood collection. 

It took a long time finding lacquer artists who could produce the outstanding quality I was looking for. Many more trials to get the colors right followed. They had to be more than just beautiful shades, but also to be versatile enough to blend in easily with the various colors surrounding them (see examples with scarves below). I am so happy to finally be able to bring you the MT scarf and shawl ring lacquer collection, available in seven colors:

Vert Sapin





Clay





Bordeaux





Vieux Rose





Bleu Canard





Purple





Bleu Marine





The base of the lacquered rings are exquisitely hand made horn or wood rings from my collection. For price information or to place an order, please go to: www.scarfrings.com

Lacquered items have an extremely smooth, hard and durable surface. To ensure that your lacquered scarf and shawl rings keep their perfect shine, and to protect them from surface scratches, please store them in the velvet pouch they come with. Also note that lacquer might chip if dropped from a height onto a hard surface.