Monday, August 13, 2018

Summer

Summer's been unfolding in beautiful colors, ripening fruit and very warm temperatures. Instead of taking the dogs for a walk in the afternoon I get up early in morning, when it is still relatively cool from the night. Everything looks beautiful and fresh then, and it is when I take most of my pictures. I hope you also enjoy the photos I took during a very enjoyable lunch at the Villa Gallici in Aix-en-Provence.. the romantic setting and plush decorations make it a haven of comfort, and the food is wonderful and delicious too. Thankfully a thunderstorm last week caused the temperatures to drop from the heatwave that lingered for far too long over most of Europe, and one can almost feel that autumn will be around the corner soon.  My scarves are making a re-appearance in the form of belts and sashes, or tied in cool and breezy knots which don't come into much contact with the skin, and featherlight mousseline scarves are of course perfect for the summer!



Hermes De Madras à Zakynthos 90 carré worn as a sash with a clic H bracelet in marron glacé and a Kelly 32 in ebene. New MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in chestnut/jade/tiger eye (available here)






Hermes Fantaisies Indiennes mousseline GM in a basic bias fold and a Picotin 22 in sanguine.
MaiTai Collection necklace as above and multi-strand bracelet in gold (available here)



Well hello!


Variation - scarf as above, but teamed with white and gold. Tassel necklace in Mocca/Or (available here) and multi-strand bracelet as before (here)





All black with a Hermes Brazil Maxi Twilly and an MTC long gemstone necklace in Caramel/Jade/Tiger Eye (available here)





Queen Anne's lace - withering gracefully



Hermes Parures de Samourais 90 carré in a cowboy knot (ends tied behind the neck with a Petite Classique scarf ring in the basic slide) and Grand Apparat extra-large printed enamel bracelet. MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace Chestnut/Jade/Tiger Eye (available here) and multi-strand bracelet in gold (here)





Variation - top as above, but with white jeans and a Au Coeur de la Vie PM mousseline tied with a Petite Classique scarf ring in silver into a criss-cross-bow knot. Hermes Picotin 22 in rubis and Clic Clac H bracelet in Bleu Indiens. MaiTai Collection multi-strand bracelet in silver (available here)





Variation of the knot (half bow knot) with an Anneau Infinity and the De Madras à Zakynthos scarf from the first picture



Serene and beautiful the La Villa Gallici lunch terrace





If I'd known about the roses in the fountain at the Villa Gallici, I would have worn my gemstone petal necklace (available here) and Theory flower dress. Next time for sure, so today just an archive picture instead.







Wearing one of my most treasured scarves in one of my favorite knots with scarves and knots - La Presentation de Cheveaux in an asymmetrical wrap. Accessorizing with a Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphir and Charniere bracelet in black lizard. MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in Caramel/Jade/Tiger Eye and multi-strand bracelet in gold (here)



scarf detail with a chestnut tassel, working equally well



Variation: as before, but with black trousers instead of the jeans. It always amazes how different a look can be with just one item changing





Same knot as above, but with last year's Parures des Samourais. With a relatively new scarf the knot appears more sculpted and three dimensional, it  hasn't developed a vintage silk's soft hand yet.





Have a wonderful remaining August everyone 

xxx



La Villa Gallici, 18 Avenue de la Violette, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France. Tel: +33 4 42 23 29 23
 https://www.villagallici.com/en/


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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Purple and chartreuse - capsule wardrobe #178

It's been a busy early summer, and I am still very much immersed in new projects and working on new ideas. Having not had much time to shop, I'm accessorizing trusted wardrobe essentials instead. Some of these go back to the early days of the blog (the purple sweater was featured in 2010), while most of the others go back half a decade, which also includes the scarves and bracelets. Love them as much now as I did then, and with the arrival of the new generation long gemstone necklaces it was great fun to explore new ways to wear and accessorize those staple pieces.



Hermes Aux Coeur de la Vie 90 mousseline in a long cowboy knot (tie ends behind your neck instead of bringing them forward) and Picotin 22 in Etoupe. MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in purple/agate/amethyst (new, available here)











Capsule pieces: white and blue jeans, purple sweater and cream silk shirt
Accessories:
Hermes Au Coeur de la Vie 90 mousseline scarf, Kelly 32 in Ebene and Picotin 22 in Etoupe. Clic H bracelet in marron glacé.
MaiTai Collection multistrand bracelet in gold (available here) and long gemstone necklace in purple/agate/amethyst (available here)






Above: Hermes Photo Finish 90 carré and Picotin 22 in Etoupe. MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in chartreuse/jade/amethyst (available here) and multistrand bracelet in gold (available here)
Capsule pieces: white jeans and a grey t-shirt. Shoes: nude ballet flats/tan sandals


Below: Necklace, bag and scarf as before. Clic Clac H bracelet in Bleu Indiens
Capsule pieces: jeans and cream silk shirt. Shoes: sunshine yellow patent leather flats





Hermes Cent Plis de Miao 90 carré in the basic bias fold and Clic Clac H bracelet in Bleu Indiens. MaiTai Collection necklace as above and Mini George summer bag (available here)




Cent Plis de Miao scarf necklace (click here for a how-to) - perfect for warm summer days





Hermes Parures des Samourais 90 carré in an asymmetrical wrap (click here for a how-to) and Picotin 22 in Etoupe. MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in chartreuse/jade/amethyst (available here) and a MaiTai Collection multistrand bracelet in gold (available here)





chartreuse/jade/amethyst (available here)





Hermes Pani-La Shar Pawnee 70 carré in an asymmetrical wrap (click here for a how-to) Clic Clac H bracelet in Bleu Indiens and Picotin 22 in Etoupe. Long gemstone necklace as above.



Parures de Samourais



Hermes Parures de Samourais 90 carré and a Picotin 22 in Etoupe. Scarf tied in a pleated rectangular fold with a MaiTai Collection Grande Classique scarf ring in gold (available here) multistrand bracelet in gold (here)



Grande Classique scarf ring in gold (here)




Mojito, s'il vous plaît!




Have a wonderful and happy July everyone xx


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