Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas came early - Les Plaisirs du Froid

A few days ago, a most wonderful and special surprise was waiting for me in the postbox... a breathtakingly beautiful 90 carré called 'Les Plaisirs du Froid', in ice blue, grey, ecru and gold...I literally gasped when I opened the envelope! The timing could not have been better.. the name translates into 'Pleasures of the cold', and with winter being finally here, there will be many opportunities to honor the theme of the scarf. Thank you so very much for this beautiful gift, my dearest darling Jerrine, I will treasure it forever, and think of you every time I wear it (which will be often!)

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Capsule wardrobe pieces: jacquard trousers and black turtleneck sweater
Accessories: Hermès 'Les Plaisirs du Froid' 90 carré, Collier de Chien bracelet in black matte croc and a Birkin 35 in black.
Shoes: Black ankle boots
Scarf tying method: Cowboy knot, (worn off center) with ends secured in a criss-cross knot with a Moyenne MaiTai Collection Classique horn scarf ring in black. Instead of using a scarf ring, you can tie the ends into a double knot.

Variation.. replacing the jacquard trousers with jeans creates an instant casual look

This year's Christmas pudding has been waiting since October...only six more days to go (for the recipe click here)

Some soft color options...

... and some gold

Hope everyone is enjoying a most beautiful and joyous holiday season. 

Looking forward to seeing you again in the New Year, and wishing you a very merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all the best for a fabulous, fun, healthy and happy 2015!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Baubles and Pearls

Sometimes, everything just takes so much longer than one thinks.. I was hoping to introduce my new pearl statement necklace some time ago, but it just wasn't possible. And then days of rain and overcast skies came, with no chance to take picures of the necklaces or outfits to go with it. The last couple of days have been dry and sunny at last, and so here it finally is, the latest member of the MaiTai Collection family!

Clusters of fresh water pearls, facetted crystals and faux pearls are mixed with a variety of smaller beads and pearls. The chain and clasp are 925 silver.


 Colors: blanc/ivoire, gris/argent and copper/bronze.

copper/bronze (with my trusted H&M sweater, and Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo trousers from last winter)






left: blanc/ivoire left, right: gris/argent



Made by hand with fresh water pearls, facetted crystals, faux pearls, crimp and glass beads
Length: adjustable from 50 to 57 cm (19.68" - 22.44")
Base width (excluding surpassing pearls): 5.5cm (2.16")
Length of silver chain: 7 cm (2.75")
Chain and clasp: sterling silver (925 silver)
Weight: 472 gram/16.5 oz/1.04 lbs
 Colors: blanc/ivoire, gris/argent and copper/bronze.

To prevent scarves and shawls getting caught up in the clusters of pearls and crystals, it is best to avoid wearing them in combination with the necklace.

The Pearl statement necklaces will be a permanent part of the collection, and sold out items are going to be re-stocked within 4-6 weeks.

To order, please click here


Orders placed from 12-14 December will be shipped on Monday Dec 15, 2014.

The estimated mail delivery time is (counting from the day after drop-off):
France: 2-3 business days
Europe (EU): 4-6 business days
Rest of the world: 6-12 business days


Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful and happy festive season xx

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