Sunday, April 14, 2019

Spring!

Spring is here in full bloom and blossom, carrying the promise of long and warm days ahead and a sense of excitement that only the two big season changes can bring. As the days grow longer and warmer, and the wardrobe gets gradually switched from warm and cosy winter pieces to lighter fabrics and colors, it feels like shedding a cocoon. I've added a couple of new wardrobe staples to my capsule wardrobe, which are a perfect canvas for the spring collection of long gemstone necklaces and lighter and brighter scarves.

Below: Georges Rech Tweed jacket and a couple H& M tops (both a steal at 9.95 EUR each): fine knit v-neck sweater in pale pink (US site here) and light beige linen t-shirt (US site here)


I hope you enjoy the post and have a wonderful and happy spring!
xxx


Belles du Mexique 90 mousse in the basic bias fold with a long gemstone necklace in pearl grey/rose quartz/labradorite (here). Hermes Clic H bracelet in marron glacé



long gemstone necklace in pearl grey/rose quartz/labradorite (available here)




Hermes Paris, FSH spring windows






Mythique Phoenix Pareo with a long gemstone necklace in chestnut/amazonite/moonstone (here). Mini George summer handbag in natural/black (available here) and Hermes Clic H bracelet in marron glacé.


Long gemstone necklace in chestnut/amazonite/moonstone (available here)


Back in stock (archive pic): the George summer tote, available here



Mythiques Phoenix in an asymmetrical wrap with a long gemstone necklace in grey/amethyst/labradorite (here) Hermes Quadrige printed enamel bracelet and Picotin 22 in Etoupe.


long gemstone necklace in grey/amethyst/labradorite (available here)




My new spring jacket with a long gemstone necklace in grey/amethyst/labradorite (available here). Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe and Clic H bracelet in marron glacé.





H&M linen t-shirt with MaiTai Collection cascading pearl necklace in champagne (available here) Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe and Clic H bracelet in marron glacé



Zebra Pegasus 90 carré in a cowbow knot with a with a long gemstone necklace in pearl grey/rose quartz/labradorite (here). Hermes printed Optique Chaine d'Ancre enamel bracelet




Fleurs d'Indiennes 90 carré in the basic bias fold with a long gemstone necklace in Chestnut/Amazonite/Moonstone (available here). Hermes Clic H bracelet in marron glacé





The Scarf Collector's Book is now also available in Bagatelle Bleue de Chine and Corail (here)


PS. The comment function seems to be again not working properly. You can always email your comments to maitaicollection@orange.fr and I'll post them on your behalf. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

MaiTai Collection - Collage #23

In a way, today's post is like a part two of the blog anniversary post from last month, since the Collection was born in the same year as the blog. What better way to celebrate the 10th year of the Collection than with a new collage!

The Collection is a dream come true for me. At heart it consists of items I always wished would exist, basically to enhance the pleasure we have from the wonderful things that come in orange boxes! As a scarf lover I longed for scarf rings in different sizes so that they would work with all scarf formats. I found it painful to have to store my scarves in plastic bags when traveling, and thought how wonderful a range of perfectly sized travel and storage pouches would be. Watching the interior of my beloved Hermes bags showing marks and scratches over time, made me think about a beautiful organizer that would protect my bags and more (the bag inserts line holds a special place in my heart, I've been wanting one from the day I owned my first Hermes bag). I am so grateful that through my blog there has been a chance to develop these lines, and to add other accessories too. None of this would have been possible if it wasn't for the support from all of you, my dear customers, friends and readers, thank you all so very much.

A very special thank you goes to the fabulous ladies who contributed to this collage. It makes me tremendously happy and proud to see the Collection's items worn beautifully and with style all over the world, and I love everyone's ideas and inspirational looks. Mille merci, dear Anna, Cathy, Cecilia, Célia Jaunat, Csilla, Desert Mermaid, Faux Fuchsia, hanton, Izumi, Jana, Jennifer, Julia, Katja, La Contessa, life.is.fabulous, Malgosia, Manuela, Marla in the OC, Sarah, Terese and Très Chics Boston.


Today's contributions are from:
Arizona, Australia, Austria, California, Canada, Denmark, France, Florida, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore and Sweden. Below (in alphabetical order) the links of everyone with social media pages:

Anna: instagram.com/dmitrievna2503
Cecilia: instagram.com/cecilialamb
Célia Jaunat: instagram.com/celiajaunat
Csilla: instagram.com/csillakolcsar
Faux Fuchsia: instagram.com/fauxfuchsia
hanton: instagram.com/hanton73
Jennifer: instagram.com/jennifer_m
Julia: https: instagram.com/momwithatwist
Katja: instagram.com/chinglish2015
La Contessa: instagram.com/antiquegoddess
life.is.fabulous: instagram.com/life.is.fabulous
Malgosia: instagram.com/aroma_adwena
Manuela: instagram.com/goldenbox29
Marla in the OC: instagram.com/marla_in_the_oc
Terese: instagram.com/terese.dj
Très Chics Boston: instagram.com/treschicsboston


Anna with a Jardin à Sintra 90 carré, tied in a criss-cross knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl (available here)



Still-life by Cecilia - Collector's Edition Birkin insert: Jean-Paul Gaultier in Skin Gold (available here)



Sohfi the giraffe with a reversible Grande Classique scarf ring in black/ivory/gold (collage by Jana), available here.



Still-life by life.is.fabulous: Kelly 28 with a Collector's Edition insert: Bagatelle Corail by Manuel Canovaz (available here)



Marla in the OC with a 'Le Jardin de la Maharani' 90 carré tied with a dark Mother of Pearl Grande Classique scarf ring (available here) in a snowball knot



Desert Mermaid with a Crytal Waterfall necklace in duck blue (available here) and a Parures des Samourais 90 carré in an Asymmetrical Wrap.



Still-life by Célia Jaunat with Collector's Editions Bagatelle Birkin 30 inserts in chartreuse and corail, available here



Julia with a Brides de Gala en Finesse 90 carre tied with a shawl ring in black horn (available here) into a rectangular fold



Still-life by Katja: reversible Grande Classique scarf ring in Bleu Canard/Navy/Gold (available here) and Provençal Orange Blossom soap with (clock-wise from top left): Jardin à Sintra, Chasse en Inde and Appaloosa des Steppes)



Still-life by Cecilia - detail of a Birkin 30 Collector's Edition insert: Jean-Paul Gaultier in Skin Bengale (available here)



Très Chics Boston with a Flowers of South Africa 90 carré tied into a rectangular pleated knot with a shawl ring in black horn (available here)



Still-life by Terese with Provençal Orange blossom soap



Malgosia with a square silk scarf tied into a vertical basic slide with a Grande Classique scarf ring in rosewood (available here)



Still-life by Sarah: Appaloosa des Steppes 90 carré with a Reversible Moyenne Classicque scarf ring in Orange/Taupe/Gold (available here)



Still-life by hanton - Mini Evelyne with a Mink Pom bag charm in blush (available here)



Desert Mermaid with a Mini Caba summer bag (navy/stripe, available here) and Tour de Clès 90 carré, tied with a lacquered shawl ring in Vermeil (similar here) into a rectangular pleated fold.



Coolage by Cathy W: Reversible Petite Classique scarf ring in pale pink/gris with a Collier du Chien Twilly in a vertical basic bias slide (available here)



Terese with a Pearl Collar necklace in blanc/ivoire (available here)



Still-life by Izumi (clock-wise form top left): La Danse du Cheval Marvari, Chaque Rencontre Est Unique, Jardin à Sintra, Carré en Carrés, Neige d'Antan with reversible Classique scarf rings in Pale Pink/Silver and Bleu Canard/Navy/Silver. The reversible scarf rings are available here



Still-life by Cecilia with a  Double Sens bag and Birkin 30 Collector's Edition insert in Bagatelle corail (available here)



Desert Mermaid with a 'Per Astra Ad Astra' 70 carré tied into a Collier knot with two Petite Classique scarf rings (available here)



Csilla with a Parures des Samourais 90 carré, worn as belt in the basic slide with a Grande Classique scarf ring in gold (available here)



hanton with a Cannes et Pommeaux 70 carré tied in a basic slide with a Moyenne Classique laquered scarf ring (similar here)



Still-life by Sarah: reversible Classique scarf ring in Orange/Taupe/Gold (available here) with a Kilim scarf



Faux Fuchsia with a 'Ecuries' 70 carré tied into a snowball knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in honey horn (available here)



Manuela with a 90 carré tied in a vertical basic slide with a shawl ring in sunshine honey (available here)



La Contessa with a Pearl statement necklace in copper/bronze (available here)



Cecilia with a Crystal Collar necklace in champagne (available here)


Manuela with a Tassel necklace in mocca/or (available here)



Still-life collage by Izumi:

Scarves (clock-wise from top left): Ex-Libris en Kimono, Parures des Maharajas, Au Coeur de la Vie and Nouvelle Angleterre  and similar

Scarf rings:
Lacquered Grande Classique in Bleu Marine
Reversible Moyenne Classique in Bleu Canard/Bleu Marine here
Reversible Grande Classique in Bleu Canard/Bleu Marine here
Lacquered Grande Classique in Bleu Canard (similar here)



Jennifer with a Springs 90 carré tied into a Cascade knot with an Anneau Inifinity scarf ring in black horn (available here)



You can find tutorials for all featured knots here

If you'd like to participate in future collages, please email your picture(s) to: maitaicollection@orange.fr  Please include which name/ID/nickname you'd like to be credited with, as well as your website/Instagram/social media URL in case you'd like me to link to your page. Looking forward to hopefully many contributions!