Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Capsule wardrobe #151

'Au coeur de la Vie' mousseline PM, by Aline Honoré


Capsule wardrobe pieces: off white cotton trousers and purple sweater 
Accessories: Hermès 'Au coeur de la vie' Mousseline PM (pictured with a waterfall necklace in lavender grey) and clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé.
Shoes: beige patent leather flats
Scarf tying method: asymmetrical shoulder wrap

Variation: with a pink/cream jacket instead of the purple sweater, and the scarf worn in the basic bias fold

'Au coeur de la Vie' with a Carré Pochette (updated quilted version)

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely and happy spring, filled with sunshine and beautiful blossoms xxx

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

New necklaces and summer additions

The arrival of the first warm and summery days coincided with the arrival of the new necklaces I was so excited to discover when in Paris last January. They have clean and contemporary lines, which gives an easy, chic and stylish finishing touch to casual as well as dressy looks. I previously  tried them with wintery wardrobe items, and they were fabulous in combination with sweaters, dresses and cardigans. It's been great fun to pair them with spring and summer looks for this post, they are truly wonderful for all year round.

The bright and sunny days have also inspired a couple of summer wardrobe purchases. The patterned silk top with abstract red flowers was simply love at first sight. It can be worn as a blouse or jacket, and dressed up and down with ease. The flowers have a lovely variety of shades of red, which makes it easy to combine with other items. I bought it at Max Mara, but couldn't find an online link (according to the label the model number is 1111085200).  The trousers (also by Max Mara) are a much needed replacement for a pair of light cotton trousers which came to the end of their life. The b&w printed tunic top is from www.comptoirdescotonniers.com, and gives a fresh touch to black and white summer outfits. It can be worn as a dress, tunic or even a shirt, as it tucks easily into a pair of trousers.

Capsule pieces: red patterned top and off white trousers
Accessories: Pendant necklace in or. Hermès Picotin 22 in sanguine, Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc, or clic H in marron glacé and Clic clac H in bourgogne.
Shoes: Superga sneakers or Oran sandals in bronze

Capsule pieces: black and white patterned tunique shirt and black trousers, or white jeans with short sleeved cardigan in black
Accessories: Tassel necklace in noir/argent. Hermès Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc or 'Quadrige' enamel printed bracelet.
Shoes: black patent pumps (Belle Vivier 45 by Roger Vivier)

Capsule pieces: Off white cotton trousers and burnt orange linen sweater.
Accessories: Tassel necklace in noir/argent. Hermès Picotin MM in etoupe, Clic H bracelet in marron glacé or 'Quadrige' enamel printed bracelet.
Scarf: ExLibris cashmere GM worn in the basic bias fold, and wound once around the neck
Shoes: Superga sneakers


Capsule pieces: cream silk shirt and dark blue jeans
Accessories: Tassel necklace in mocca/or (above) and Pendant necklace in or (below). Hermès Kelly in ebene,  'Quadrige' enamel printed bracelet (above) and Kelly Double Tour bracelet in ebene (below).
Scarf: 'Kachinas' Maxi Twilly (above)


Capsule pieces: lavender silk top and off white cotton trousers (I've had the top for more than fifteen years, but haven't worn it for a very long time since the cut and shape looked dated. But with the return of looser fitting clothing and fluid cuts, I am so glad I kept it all that time. It's perfect again!)
Accessories: Pendant necklace in or and Hermès 'Elephant' enamel printed bracelet

Capsule pieces: animal print top, beige cardigan and off white trousers
Accessories: Tassel necklace in mocca/or. Hermès Picotin 22 in taupe and 'Caleche' printed enamel bracelet
Shoes: Superga sneakers or Oran sandals in bronze

Pendant necklace: cotton cord in light mocca, metal parts 22 carat gold gilded
Tassel necklace mocca/or: cotton cord in taupe, silk tassel in mocca, metal parts 22 carat gold gilded
Tassel necklace noir/argent: cotton cord in light mocca, silk tassel in black, metal parts rhodium gilded
Weight: under 75 gr (2.6 oz)

The necklaces are nickel free and made by hand.

Price: 132 EUR plus shipping, available through here

Available in two sizes: 90 cm (35") and 84 cm (33")

Care instructions:
To preserve the beauty of the gilded gold or rhodium finish, please don’t let the metal parts come into contact with perfume, and avoid having  the surface scratched by friction, or sticky or sharp objects.

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