Saturday, April 19, 2014

MaiTai Collection in action - collage #10

I am so very happy to present the 10th MaiTai Collection in action collage today!

The contributions are from Australia, Austria, California, Denmark, France, Hawaii, Ohio, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Texas, United Kingdom and Wyoming.

Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous pictures, ideas and style, dear Anna B, bagmoma, Bernie, Blighty, happyface, Faux Fuchsia, gkaroma, Jasmine, Linda, Manuela, Marla in the OC, msT, Myriam, Pam, Perla and Wordlark. Love each and every one of your pictures x

Faux Fuchsia: www.fauxfuchsiastyle.blogspot.com 
happyface: www.happyface313.com
Perla: www.theclassicalmommy.com
Marla in the OC: Works as a personal stylist in the OC area. For anyone interested, please send an email to maitaicollection@orange.fr, and I'll forward it to her!


From left to right: Still-life by Linda of the order that has just arrived.. Grande, Moyenne and Petite in dark Mother of Pearl. Right Faux Fuchsia's 'Circus' 70 carré,  secured with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring in a criss-cross bow knot


Lilac lavender sachets... left by Wordlark, right by Perla


Clockwise from top left: Anna B with a waterfall necklace in ecru/ebene, and a horn bracelet in mushroom. Pam with a 'Carré en Carré 90 carré in a pleated criss-cross knot, Bernie with a 'Jardin d'Andalusie' 90 carré, ends tied in the basic slide with a Grande Classique scarf ring


Perla with a waterfall necklace in raisin (left), and with a small format silk scarf tied into a snowball knot with a Classique Petite scarf ring (right)


happyface313 with a 'Tohu Bohu' Plissé and Classique Moyenne MoP scarf ring. Her detailled knotting instructions here



Perla with a 'Tropique' 70 carré, tied into a waterfall knot with a Classique Moyenne scarf ring



From left to right: gkaroma with a generic Nordstrom cashmere scarf, secured with a black horn shawl ring in a criss-cross knot. happyface with a Tohu Bohu plissé, tied with a sunshine honey shawl ring in a vertical basic slide. gkaroma with a 'Pierres d'Orient et d'Occident' 90 carré, tied with a black horn Anneau Infinity in a slip knot



bagmoma with a Carré en Carré' 90 carré, tied with a black horn shawl ring in the basic slide


Clockwise from top left: Faux Fuchsia with a 'Très Kelly' 70 carré, tied with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring into a criss-cross bow knot. Blighty with a 'Monsieur et Madame' Gavroche, secured with a Classique Moyenne MoP scarf ring in the basic slide. Marla in the OC also with a 'Monsieur et Madame' Gavroche, worn with a SAGA fox fur collar in khaki (two loop method). msT with a 'Aux Portes du Palais' plissé, ends secured with a Classique Petite scarf ring in bone, in the basic slide.


Faux Fuchia with a 'Mexique' 90 carré, secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in honey ~ Criss-cross knot (left) and basic slide (right)


Clockwise from top left: bagmoma with an 'Ex-Libris' cashmere GM, tied into a cowboy knot with a black horn shawl ring. Perla with a Ferragamo pocket square, tied into a snowball knot with a Classique Petite scarf ring in Mother of Pearl. Myriam with a black SAGA fox fur collar as head band, secured with an OP'H 70 carré in the five loop method. Manuela with a 'Pele Mele' cashmere scarf secured with a shawl ring in honey


Perla with a Cheval Fleuri' 70 Carré, tied with a Moyenne scarf ring in sunshine honey in a criss-cross knot


From left to right: bagmoma with a SAGA fox fur collar in mocca. Manuela with a 'La Promenade de Longchamps' 90 carré, tied with a grande scarf ring into a snow ball knot



Clockwise form top left: gkaroma with a 'L'art de Temari' cashmere GM, tied with a shawl ring in translucent horn in the basic slide. Horn bangle in mushroom. Jasmine with a taupe SAGA fox fur collar, held in place by south sea pearls on a white gold strand. Faux Fuchsia with a 'Circus' 70 carré, tied in the basic slide with a Grande Classique scarf ring in honey horn.



For more info and how to order the MaiTai Collection items featured in this post, please click the links below:


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Carré pochettes
Scarf travel pochettes
Picotin bag inserts (MM size only, more sizes to come)
Horn table ware
Gemstone necklace


Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely Easter weekend, and wishing you all a very happy Easter!

xx


MaiTai Colleciton news - the Carré Pochettes are now also available in brushed cotton sateen




Available in four colors: black, mauve, taupe and hot pink



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Style challenge - leopard print!

Today's style challenge was submitted by Faux Fuchsia (www.fauxfuchsiastyle.blogspot.com), via blog comment

For your next challenge please do something with leopard print.

Thank you Maitai. x

The request has been quickly endorsed by haverfordgirl, markdownmaven and Marla in the OC (who's been suggesting it for years to me), and a fun discussion evolved. Back to Faux Fuchsia:

Can I just say that I love the comments on this blog?

Seems like you are going to have to beg borrow or steal something in leopard becuse it's what the People want Maitai.

I have a leopard cardy and a leaopard jacket and need to figure out what colours and styles would work with this? Somehting in neautral and caramel I'spose?

... x
Impossible to resist you, dear Faux Fuchsia, and the others! I have not bought any leopard print clothing since the eighties (I seem to gravitate towards reptile print), so this was a real challenge to me. I never notice leopard print when out and about, but suddenly I'm seeing it everywhere.. on carpets, cushions, and in every other shop. I was surprised to find just how many different leopard prints exist... big and bold, tiny and almost monochrome, warm and cool, different colours... A small print in blue and grey caught my eye, but I thought it would be cheating the challenge... So I went for a classic print shirt and cardie instead.

my new shirt from Zara (39.95 EUR),



and a cardigan in slightly cooler colors from Monoprix


definitely a 'bon prix!'


Since autumn has just started chez Faux Fuchsia, I am including some wintery options too.

I had so much fun with this challenge, that there's going to be a part 2. Part 1 starts with 'tone in tone' combinations, and then moves on to incorporate color.

Look #1 - Tone in tone





Capsule wardrobe pieces:  leopard print shirt and Chino wide leg trousers in beige (Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo)
Shoes: ballet flats
Accessories: Hermès 'Brides de Gala' 90 Dip Dye Carré
Scarf tying method: asymmetrical wrap secured with a  MaiTai Collection Grande Classique scarf ring in black horn,(you can tie the ends into a double knot instead)

Variation: with a MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace in black instead of the scarf, plus a Kelly Double Tour bracelet and a crew neck sweater


Look #2 - Tone in tone, with a pop of color from scarf and bag




Capsule wardrobe pieces:  leopard print shirt and Chino wide leg trousers in beige (Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo)
Shoes: ballet flats
Accessories: Hermès 'Coupons Indiens' 90 Carré and 'Clic-clac H' enamel bracelet in bourgogne.
Scarf tying method: criss cross bow knot tied with a MaiTai Collection Grande Classique scarf ring in black horn

 

Look #3 - Choosing a scarf with similar color elements to the leopard print, and wearing trousers in accord with the scarf's predominant color.




Capsule wardrobe pieces: grey trousers, black sweater and leopard print cardigan
Shoes: grey patent flats
Accessories: Hermès 'La presentation de chevaux' 90 Carré and 'Clic H' enamel bracelet in black.
Scarf tying method: fold scarf into a rectangle and plead into a narrow strip. Tied with a MaiTai Collection shawl ring in black horn in the basic slide.


Look #4 - Tone in tone with a light base, and a pop of happy sunshine yellow



Capsule wardrobe pieces: light beige cotton trousers and leopard print cardigan
Shoes: yellow patent flats
Accessories: Hermès 'L'instruction du Roy' cashmere GM, 'Clic H' enamel bracelet in marron glacé and Picotin in etoupe (and a Picotin insert inside!)
Scarf tying method: Cowboy knot with ends secured into a basic slide with a MaiTai Collection shawl ring in dark sunshine horn.
 

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