Sunday, November 15, 2020

Gold and rust, after all

Having said in my last post that I preferred bright jewel colors over the warm shades I usually wear at this time of year,  I have to admit that this month's dazzling display of fields and leaves turning gold, brown and red has turned me back to my regular autumn scarves (which were practically begging to be taken out of the drawer).

My pink coat gets a rest until winter sets in, by which time our second lockdown should have ended. We are halfway through, with two more weeks to go. I am truly grateful to live in the countryside with the sense of freedom that the daily walks with my dogs give me. Hope everyone is healthy, safe, and in good spirits despite the challenges that 2020 brings us.


Long gemstone necklaces - in warm rich colors and with separately available tassels (here)


A well-mannered little pony keeping his social distance


The shape of the fence and the colors behind reminded me of my "Cents Plis de Miao" Hermes 90 scarf, here in the basic bias fold (the scarf even features a pony, see below). Also by Hermes: Kelly Double Tour bracelet in ebene. MaiTai Collection long gemstone (here), gemstone bracelet in taupe (here) and amethyst charm bracelet (here). Nudo ring by Pomellato (here) and coat by Majestic Filature (here)



The Cent Plis de Miao's bejeweled pony features an amethyst and green gemstone bead,


and is a perfect introduction for the new amethyst gemstone bracelet (all gemstone charm bracelets are back in stock):




Long gemstone necklace in Amethyst/Citrine/Amethyst (here). Bracelets as above. Tippi Sweater by J.Crew and trousers by Massimo Dutti 



The "Les Cuirs de Desert" Hermes 90 scarf is another autumn favorite of many years. Here in a Bib knot with a MaiTai Collection long gemstone in Agate/Citrine/Tiger's Eye (here). Bracelets as before.



As above, but with a Hermes "Carré en Carré" 90 scarf the basic bias fold and the gemstone necklace with a vieux d'or colored tassel (here)



Variation with a dark teal sweater instead of the beige and the "Les Cuirs de Desert" Hermes 90 scarf tied as before. Necklace and bracelets as above.


The new version of the Tiger's Eye gemstone charm bracelet (available here)



 With a Hermes "La Presentation de Chevaux" 90 scarf in a pleated criss-cross knot, secured with a MaiTai Collection Classique scarf ring in gold (here). Bracelets as before. Coat by Tara Jarmon and shoes (Gomette) by Roger Vivier.



Variation of the Carré en Carré look above, only with the gemstone necklace in a rust-red tassel (here)

Stay safe and well.

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You can find the tutorials for all scarf ties on my Scarf Art app:



Sunday, October 18, 2020

Autumn colors

Most autumn posts in the past have been filled with rich and warm colors such as yellow, rust, browns, and gold, and probably featuring staple fall pieces such as my mustard-colored skirt and the Carré en Carré 90 scarf.

This year my autumn wardrobe consists of jewel colors and cool neutrals, which I partly blame on the offerings of two French clothing brands: Tara Jarmon's jewel-tone coats and sweaters are such a joyous distraction from the bizarreness of 2020, and Majestic Filatures' casual chic items are fabulously easy to wear and soft and beautiful to the touch. Since most of these additions are fairly new and therefore still available online,  I'm adding the links in the descriptions below (I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the brands mentioned in this post).

Also introducing the new MaiTai Collection gemstone charm bracelets (here) that I had made earlier this year. So happy with how well they fit in with the cool autumnal and jewel tones of my fall wardrobe.

Hope you had a great start into the scarf season and have a wonderful remaining autumn!

xxx



Plumes en Fête 90 scarf in a Petit Bib with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold (here). Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet in Rose Sakura and Elephants printed enamel bracelet. Coat by Tara Jarmon (spring/summer) and navy sweater by J Crew (here).



Plumes en Fête 90 scarf as above, this time tied in a Palmier with a Grande Classique scarf ring in raspberry pink/purple/gold. Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet in Rose Sakura as above. MaiTai Collection gemstone charm bracelets in pale pink rose quartz and light blue Agate (available here).  Mathieu coat by Tara Jarmon (here in a different pink).



Variation: as above, but with the scarf tied in a Criss-Cross knot with the same Grande Classique reversible scarf ring raspberry pink/purple/rose gold.



Les Bassets 70 Vintage silk in a Sautoir with a MaiTai Collection Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold (here) and gemstone bracelet in taupe (here). Coat and flared trousers by Majestic Filature (here and here)



Coat as above with a Ceintures et Liens CSGM tied in a looped slip knot with an MTC Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold (here). Hermes Marche du Savanne printed enamel bracelet. MaiTai Collection gemstone charm bracelet in rose quartz and agate (here). Sweater by Tara Jarmon, Trousers by Massimo Dutti (here). Coat as above.


Gemstone charm bracelet details (here)



My Coupons Indiens 90 scarf dates back to 2008 and I was thrilled to find how beautifully it goes with my new pink coat . . . mixing old with new is my favorite way to put an outfit together. Scarf tied in a Sautoir with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in rose gold (here). Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet in Rose Sakura.


Below the stripey brown version of the Coupons Indiens, tied in a Sautoir as above. Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet in Ebene with GHW. Shirt by Majestic Filature (here


The Coupons Indiens is a perfect example for the importance to pay attention to the diagonal axis of a scarf design: it is the part that you see most of, in the majority of scarf ties and knots.


The Coupons Indiens has two different diagonal axes, which result in two distinctly different versions when folded in the basic bias: 


Shirt, trousers, and accessories as above, but with a Chaines et Gourmettes 70 Vintage silk instead of the Coupons Indiens



With a Cavalleria d'Etriers CSGM tied in a looped cross slide with an MTC Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold, as above. Hermes Marche du Savanne printed enamel bracelet. MaiTai Collection gemstone charm bracelet in green Agate (here). Sweater by Tara Jarmon, trousers by Majestic Filatures (here).


Gemstone charm bracelet detail:


As above but with a coat and the Les Bassets 70 Vintage silk (instead of the CSGM) in a Sautoir knot with a MaiTai Collection Anneau Infinity scarf ring in gold, as above. MTC gemstone bracelet in taupe (here) and gemstone charm bracelet in green agate (here). Trousers and coat by Majestic Filature (here and here).


Hermes Heure H watch stacked with a MTC gemstone bracelet in Taupe (here)


You can find the tutorials for all scarf ties on my Scarf Art app:




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