Sunday, May 10, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx Scarf Inspiration!

Dr. Birx has sparked a huge interest in scarves in recent weeks, so I thought it would be fun to create looks that are inspired by her outfits, color choices, or scarves. The pictures of Dr. Birx's are from the fan IG page: "Deborah Birx Scarves" (here), who gave me their kind permission to feature them here.

She always uses a triangular starting point when tying her square silk scarves, and yet the resulting knots and ties are varied. She flips, for example, the bib of a cowboy knot sideways or behind her neck, or tucks it into her clothing.

You'll also find a couple of new knots in this post (a direct outcome of the extra free time due to lockdown). Tutorials for these will be included free of charge in future updates to my Scarf Art App. The Camélia knot tutorial is nearly finished and will also feature in the next blog. All others still need filming, which is unfortunately not possible in the current circumstances.

It is not my intention to attach any political context to this post. It is meant to be a lighthearted distraction from the current situation, while also acknowledging the attention Dr. Birx's public appearances have given to scarves globally. I think it also makes a good showcase for how lovely non-Hermes scarves can look when beautifully tied and worn.

Keep safe, and hope you enjoy the post!



Red/White/Gold/Black

Dr. Birx with an "Eagle Silk Scarf" (by Ann Hand) in a cowboy knot.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here


"La Reale" Hermes 90 scarf in a Camélia knot (new) and a Hermes Caleche narrow printed enamel bracelet in black/gold.



A Camélia knot how-to (it will be included in the Scarf Art App in one of the next free updates):

Blue/Black/White

Dr. Birx with a "Papilio" scarf (by Emilio Pucci) in a Shoulder Wrap.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here



'Robe du Soir' 90 Hermes scarf in a Vertical Basic Slide, secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in silver (available here)

Archive picture


Pink/White/Black

Dr. Birx with a "Retour à la Terre" Hermes 90 scarf in a Shoulder Wrap, worn close to the neck and with ends left long.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here


"Carré Kantha" Hermes 90 scarf in a Brezel knot



Green/Black

Dr. Birx with an unidentified scarf in a Bib knot, worn sideways and with a short bib short and long ends.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here


"Au Coeur de la Vie" Hermes 90 Mousseline in a looped Criss-Cross Bow knot.




Orange/Beige/Blue

Dr. Birx with a "Rocaille II" Hermes 90 scarf in a Bib knot. The Bib is gathered close to the neck and the ends are left long.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here


"Puzzle II" Hermes 90 scarf in a Cowboy knot. The ends are tucked away underneath the bib



Black/Light Blue

Dr. Birx with an unidentified scarf in a cowboy knot, and with the bib part tucked under the clothing.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here


"Les Plaisirs du Froid" Hermes 90 scarf secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in gold (available here) in a Looped Basic slide.



Leaves

Dr. Birx with an unidentified scarf (design resemblance to "Tourbillon") in a Shoulder Wrap.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here


"Index Palmarum" Hermes 90 scarf in a Shoulder Wrap.


Variation: In a "Chemisier" with a long gemstone necklace in Tilleul/Jade/Grey Quartz (available here)


Pink/Grey

Dr. Birx with an unidentified scarf in a cowboy knot with long ends and worn close to the neck.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here

"Carré Kantha" Hermes 90 scarf once looped around the neck with ends tied into a small square knot.



Tucked-in Cowboy knot

Dr. Birx with an Emilio Pucci scarf (as before) worn in a Cowboy knot. The bib part is tucked under her jacket.

photo credit: deborahbirxscarves on Instagram here
 
"Robe du Soir" Hermes 90 scarf in the same knot as Dr. Birx above.





Sunday, April 19, 2020

Spring postcard and new necklaces

I  hope this finds you well and safe, and with a positive spirit despite the new reality we are all facing.

It feels a bit strange introducing the new summery colored gemstone necklaces at a time when spring is mostly experienced through the window, but when I started working on the collection earlier this year, there was no way one could have imagined the situation we'd find ourselves in just a couple of months later.



I am thankful to be living in the countryside, and being allowed to leave the house for an hour each day to exercise. The dogs look forward to it as much as I do, and it is a wonderful respite to immerse oneself in a nature bursting with young green leaves and fresh grass, buds, blossoms, and birdsong. I hope the images captured along the way bring you as much joy and hope as they brought me, as well as inspiration for a time when we'll be able to enjoy spring and summer the way we did before.

Stay healthy and well.


Important - current shipping status:

• We ship from Wednesday to Fridays, as the post offices remain closed from Sat to Tue.

• Substantial delays to the estimated delivery are the norm. Many countries place incoming packages under a two-week quarantine prior to handling. Additional delays occur due to reduced workforces and global transportation disruptions.

 • All packages are shipped insured. Deliveries might take long, but they are protected.



Index Palmarum in a Bib knot with a long gemstone necklace in Tilleul/Jade/Grey Quartz (available here)Hermes Clic H bracelet in marron glacé. Biba sparkling bracelet here



Jade beads surrounded by semi-precious stones





Spring pastels. Long gemstone necklace in Gris Perle/Agate Gris/Agate Blanc (available here). Hermes Clic H bracelet in marron glacé. Biba sparkling bracelet here





Au Coeur de la Vie 90 mousseline, also in a Bib knot, with a gemstone necklace in Purpur/Amethyst/Citrine (available here). Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire and Elephant printed enamel bracelet.






Belles du Mexique 90 mousseline in the basic bias fold with a gemstone necklace in Pink/Rose Quartz/Citrine (available here)



Pink/Rose Quartz/Citrine necklace - detail





Aux Pays des Epices 90 scarf in a basic bias fold with a gemstone necklace in Gris Perle/Agate Gris/Agate Blanc (available here). Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe and Clic H bracelet in marron glacé.



Gris Perle/Agate Gris/Agate Blanc - detail




Long gemstone necklace in Tilleul/Jade/Grey Quartz (available here) with a Ceintures et Liens CSGM and a Clic H bracelet in marron glacé. Biba sparkling bracelet here





Pink! Zero-Gravity scarf ring in sorbet/rose gold (available here), Anneau Infinity scarf ring in rose gold (here), Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet in sakura/rose gold and Dior Addict Hyaluronic lip maximizer in 001.



Gemstone necklace in Pink/Rose Quartz/Citrine (available here) with a Sous l'Egide du Mars CSGM in the Basic Bias fold. Hermes bracelet as above. Biba sparkling bracelet here





Index Palmarum in a Chemisier knot (how-to coming) with a Tilleul/Jade/Grey Quartz (available here) gemstone necklace. Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe and Clic H bracelet in marron glacé.





As before, but with a necklace in Purpur/Amethyst/Citrine (available here)





Necklace as above with a Ceintures et Liens CSGM. Biba sparkling bracelet here






Download my scarf-tying app at the Apple App Store: 45 video tutorials | 450+ photos | 12.99 USD

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scarf-art/id1493968688?l=de&ls=1


The app will receive an update tomorrow. It includes a tutorial and extra blog on the Petit Bib knot, as well as improved videos on a couple of other knots. Those with German phone settings now have the tutorial steps in German.