Sunday, May 13, 2018

FSH inspiration and new accessoires!

The colors in the Hermes Paris spring windows immediately made me think of a holiday at a seaside resort,  a place like Deauville perhaps: the different shades of blue mixed with white, black and silver provided a fresh and breezy atmosphere, and made the perfect backdrop for the occasional splash of burgundy, orange, cognac and gold.

The beautiful strong blues obviously had an effect on me... when browsing the scarf counter I was thrilled to find my favorite spring/summer design in a CW that seemed to have come straight out of the widow display.

I'm also very happy and excited to launch a new version of the long gemstone necklace and a new silver and gold version for the Classique scarf rings.

Hope you enjoy the window inspired spring looks and have a wonderful May everyone! xxx

Robe du Soir - design by Florence Manlik, Ref #H003174S, CW18 (marine/encre/blanc)




My new Hermes spring/summer scarf: Robe du Soir in a basic bias fold. Accessorized with a new MaiTai Collection softwater pearl brooch (coming at end of May), teardrop earrings and multistrand bracelet in silver (available here). Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire.





Black, orange and white
Accessoires: MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in noir/smokey quartz/labradorite (available here), Mini Caba summer bag (back in stock early next month) and multistrand bracelet in gold (available here)





corner window


Robe du Soir in a vertical basic slide with the new Grande Classique scarf ring in silver. Other Accessories: Hermes Birkin 35 in black and Chaine d'Ancre printed enamel bracelet. MaiTai Collection single mink pom bag charm (available here) and multistrand bracelet in silver (here) Sunglasses by Dior.





RdS as a halter top. Accessoires: MaiTai Collection tear drop earrings, waterfall necklace and multistrand bracelet in silver (all available here). Hermes Chaine d'ancre printed enamel bracelet.






Accssorising a printed shirt (Etro) and blue trousers with a MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in sauge/smokey quartz/agate (available here) and a multistrand bracelet in silver (here).
Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire and Chaine d'Ancre printed enamel bracelet.



Variation: white jeans instead of blue cotton trousers and an Hermes Evelyne in Bleu Agate instead of the Picotin.



Scarf ring news - the Classique rings are now also available in gold and silver (here)





Robe du Soir in a vertical basic slide (scarf wrapped once around the neck beforehand) with the new Classique scarf ring in gold. Other Accessories: Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire and Marche du Zambeze printed enamel bracelet. MaiTai Collection multistrand bracelet in gold (here)



As above, but with a Puzzle II 90 carré and darling Milo (you can follow his, and his brother Roley's adventures on Instagram: instagram.com/the.wiener.boys)






Hermes Robe du Soir 90 carré in vertical basic slide, secured with the new Grande Classique scarf ring in silver (available here). Other accessories: Hermès Bolide 31 and Chaine d'Ancre printed enamel bracelet and MaiTai Collection multistrand bracelet in silver (available here)







MaiTai Collection Multistrand bracelet and tear drop earrings in silver (available here), Hermes Clic H enamel bracelet in black and Kelly Pochette in black croc.







Hermes Aux Pays des Epices 90 carré in a basic bias fold, Clic Clac H bracelet in Bourgogne and Picotin 22 in Etoupe.
MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in sauge/smokey quartz/agate (available here)



MaiTai Collection Classique scarf ring in gold (here)



Variation: as above but with a gris/citrine/garnet long gemstone necklace (available here)





In a criss-cross bow knot, secured with a Grande Classique scarf ring in silver (here). Hermes Evelyne 33 in Etoupe and Chaine d'Ancre printed enamel bracelet.





Black and Blue. Accessorizing with an Hermes Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc and a MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in gris/citrine/garnet (available here)





The new MaiTai Collection Classique scarf ring in silver (available here)





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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Bangkok travel wardrobe

In the final instalment of the Thailand travelogue (which took so much longer to post than I thought/hoped) I've adapted the Koh Samui travel wardrobe for our stay in Bangkok. The city impressions are a mix of pictures from markets, restaurants and the beautiful interior decoration Christian Lacroix designed for the hotel we stayed in (SO Sofitel).


Combining the long skirt I wore in the evenings at Koh Samui with a sleeveless top for a daytime look. Accessories: Mini Caba summer bag (here), single strand necklace (part of necklace duo, available here) and teardrop earrings in gold (here). Hermes Clic H bracelet in black.


Street food at the Old Siam Plaza food market (click here to see more)


Long floral dress (Lewie by Theory) dressed casually with a Mini George summer bag (available here), Double Anneau necklace in noir/or (available here) and Hermes Marche de Savana printed enamel bracelet


A dachshund (!) sculpture in celebration of the Year of the Dog at the entrance to the glitzy Siam Paragon shopping mall. If you love Dachshunds, click here to see or follow my boys' adventures!




Same dress as above, accessorized for the evening with a crystal collar necklace in the new sea green (available here). Kelly Pochette in black croc and black lizard Charniere bracelet by Hermes.


Street vendor in Chinatown


The floor length dresses worked just as well in Bangkok as in the beach resort, only that in the city I wore them with strappy sandals instead of flats. For a mid-winter holiday long dresses have the added benefit of covering winter white legs. Accessories: Mini George summer bag (available here) and Hermes Lena horn necklace and Clic H enamel bracelet in black.


The roof top pool at our hotel was a lovely place to relax after spending the day walking the bustling streets of Bangkok



This fringed and hand-embroidered cotton poncho was a Bangkok find and works just as well at the hotel's poolside as it did on Koh Samui (A limited number is available here). Accessories: Ornament necklace, three-strand earrings and a multi-strand bracelet in gold (all available here). Summer bag: Mini Caba in black (here)



The modern and elegant Ma Maison restaurant (the menu is Thai, despite the French name) is set in the romantic gardens of the Nai Lert Park Heritage Home and surrounded by lush trees and manicured lawns. It was another great tip from our friends, with whom we enjoyed a wonderful dinner there.



Same dress as worn in Koh Samui, but with the smaller and dressier Mini George summer bag (available here) and sparkling Chandelier Crystal earrings in dove grey (here)



Room with a view


The beautiful silk chiffon kaftan dress is another Bangkok find. I brought a few back for the shop (available in black and blue, click here). Accessories: Ornament necklace (available here)



Dinner at the Chef's table at the Park Society restaurant made for a memorable last evening in Bangkok



Skirt as further above, this time dressed up with a gemstone waterfall necklace in sienna/ecru/champagne (available here) and an Hermes Grand Apparat printed enamel bracelet





Variation: as above, but with a gemstone waterfall necklace in gris/taupe/argile (available here)



The SO Sofitel's staff uniform, designed by Christian Lacroix



Lounge with a view



Top and jeans as worn in Koh Samui, but with a Waterfall necklace and multi strand bracelet in silver (available here)





Black and white printed kaftan with a necklace trio in gold (available here) and a Hermes Caleche narrow enamel bracelet




Travel wardrobe - clothes, shoes and bags:



Travel wardrobe - accessories:

8 bracelets
• Hermes: Clic H in black, Quadrige printed enamel, Charniere in black lizard, Caleche narrow, La Marche de Savana large and Grand Apparat extra large printed enamel 
• MaiTai Collection: Multi strand bracelets in silver and gold (here)

12 necklaces:
MaiTai Collection: Double Anneau necklaces in noir/or and noir/argent (here). Waterfall necklace in gold and silver, Tassel and Multi-strand necklace duo in silver and necklace trio in gold (Multi-strand, Ornament and single strand). All available here

 6 pairs of earrings:
Chanel: Gold and beige (Metal/Resin/Strass). Available here
MaiTai Collection: Tear drop and three-strand earrings in silver and gold (available here) and crystal chandelier earrings in dove grey (here)

Gold and silver accessories:



Gemstone and crystal necklaces:

Top row: Crystal collar necklace in the new sea green (available here) and gemstone waterfall necklace in sienna/ecru/champagne (left) and gris/taupe/argile (right). Available here



Getting organized:

The jewelry organizer (available here) holds the bracelets and two Double Anneau necklaces. Each bracelet has an individual pocket, so that they won't bang against each other during transport.



The earrings and remaining necklaces are stored in the velvet pouches they come with:



Voilà - ready to go!



Side by side pictures on outfits variations:

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Ma Maison: 2 Wireless road, Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. 
Tel: +66 2 655 4773

SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500. Tel +66 2624 0000
www.so-sofitel-bangkok.com

Park Society Restaurant: on the 29th floor of the SO Sofitel.
Tel: +66 2 624 0000

Old Siam Plaza Food Hall: Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200. Open from 10 am to 8 pm www.theoldsiam.co.th