Saturday, November 18, 2017

MaiTai Collection collage #20 and pre-Christmas sale

It always is with great joy that I post a new collage.. it is really a wonderful treat to see items of the collection styled with such aplomb and creativity by fabulous women from around the world, and the still-life pictures always provide fresh ideas for new color and texture combinations. Because of the many contributions received there is more to come; part two/collage #21 will be posted next Saturday (November 25).

And there is more reason to celebrate since this is the 20th edition of the collage! An enormous thank you to everyone who contributed over the years or purchased from the collection. Without your support the dream of the collection would never have come true. 
To mark the occasion I've launched a special four-week pre-Christmas sale with items that are either perfect festive accessories, or make great gifts for the holiday season. The sale items change weekly and revert to their  regular prices afterwards.  To access the sale and find out more about the schedule and items in the sales coming up in the next three weeks, please click here



Now over to the swans and ladies... thank you so much for participating, dearest Barbara A, Cecilia, Desert Mermaid, Faux Fuchsia, Happyface313, Hrvoja, Jerrine, Joanie, Jonathan, La Contessa, Lauren, Macs, Manuela, Marla in the OC, Megan, Naomi, Random_Photo_Diary, Rumiko, Tanja and Trudye - you and your pictures are beautiful and inspirational!

Links in alphabetical order to everyone who has their own blog or IG site:
Ann-Charlotte: www.instagram.com/anncharlottefleurdelys
Barbara A: www.instagram.com/mademoiselle_orange
Cecilia: www.instagram.com/cecilialamb
La Contessa: www.thevintagecontessa.net
Faux Fuchsia: www.fauxfuchsiastyle.blogspot.com
happyface313:www.happyface313.com 
Jonathan: https://www.instagram.com/the_beautiful_brain/
Katja: www.instagram.com/chinglish2015
Lauren: https://www.instagram.com/birdieone/
Macs Vie(nne): https://www.instagram.com/macs_vie/
Manuela: www.instagram.com/goldenbox29
Marla in the OC: www.instagram.com/marla_in_the_oc
Random_Photo_Diary: https://www.instagram.com/random_photo_diary/
Rumiko:  https://www.instagram.com/rumi82/
Tanja: https://www.instagram.com/pearlsinblueboxes/


Todays contributions are from: Arizona, Australia, Austria, California, Colorado, Croatia, Denmark, DC, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Maryland, Japan, Philadelphia, Singapore, Texas and United Kingdom.





Marla in the OC with a De La Mer Au Ciel 90 carré tied as a belt (basic bias fold + basic slide) with a Grande Classique scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl (available here)



Still-life by happyface313 with a Picotin inVibrato and a Chasse en Inde 90 carré. Scarf rings: Lacquered Grande Classique and Shawl ring in purple and a Grande Classique in honey




Still-life by random_photo_diary - Scarf Collector's Book in gris (available here) and lacquered Classique scarf rings in Or (Grande and Moyenne, available here)



Hrvoja with a Double Anneau necklace in noir/argent (available here)



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





Happyface313 with a h.com 90 carré tied as a necklace with lacquered Grande Classique and Shawl ring in purple



Cecilia with a Crystal cluster necklace in cinnamon rose (available here)



Jonathan with a La Ronde des Heures 90 carre tied in a criss-cross knot with a lacquered Grande Classique scarf ring in ivoire (available here)



Still-life by Tanja with a Vintage 90 carré and a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Vieux Rose (similar here)



Tanja with a Maître de la Forret 90 carré in a reverse basic bias fold, tied with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in Vieux Rose (similar here)



Still-life by Rumiko with Classique scarf rings: Petite in Mother of Pearl and Moyenne in rosewood (available here)

https://maitaicollection.com/collections/test/Lacquer

Faux Fuchsia with a Parures Oceanes 90 scarf, tied with a lacquered Shawl ring in Vieux Rose (similar here) in the basic slide



Still-life by Cecilia - Kelly 28 in black box with MaiTai Collection Mink charms (Duos) in various colors (available here)

https://maitaicollection.com/collections/bag-charms

Manuela with a Waterfall necklace in black (available here)

https://maitaicollection.com/collections/waterfall-necklaces

Cecilia with a Crystal flower necklace (available here)



Joanie with a Parures des Samouraïs 90 carre in the basic bias fold and a MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in Gris/Prehnite/Garnet (available here)



Barbara with a Gavroche/Pocket Sqaure tied into the basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in black horn (available here)

https://maitaicollection.com/collections/classique-horn-wood-mother-of-pearl

Still-life by Lauren - Panthera Pardus 90 carré, with a lacquered Anneau Infinity in Light Taupe (similar here), a Grande Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl (available here) and ribboned scarf ring boxes



Still-life by Jerrine - Bleu Nuit/Gris Muette SO Birkin with a Ludovicus Magnus 90 carré and MaiTai Collection Mink Poms Duo in sapphire/dark grey (available here)

 https://maitaicollection.com/collections/bag-charms

Collage by Barbara - variations with a fox fur collar in midnight blue (available here)


Desert Mermaid with a Mini Caba bag in navy/stripes (similar here)


Naomi with a Ors Bleus d'Afrique 90 carré in a cowboy knot and a long gemstone necklace in Gris/Citrine (similar here)






Still-life by Trudye - Parures des Samouraïs 90 carré with a Tassel necklace in Mocca/Or (available here) and horn bracelets



Megan with a Parures des Samouraïs 90 scarf tied into a Waterfall knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in rosewood (available here)




Macs with a Poneys de Polo 90 scarf tied in a criss-cross slide with a lacquered Grande Classique scarf ring in orange (available here)


The tutorials for the featured scarf knots featured can be found here

Have a wonderful weekend and happy Thanksgiving Week ahead everyone.

xx


Coming next: part two

Sunday, October 29, 2017

New MaiTai Collection items and Hermes autumn window inspiration (pt III)

With perfect timing, some new MaiTai Collection items arrived at the right moment to join in to the final part of the Hermes window autumn inspiration series. Hope you like the resulting looks and the mixes of new and existing pieces!



Black trousers and black sleeveless top (temperatures reached a summer 26 celsius last week!) framed by an Hermes Kachinas Maxi Twilly, Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc, a Picotin 22 in Sanguine and a MaiTai Collection new long gemstone necklace in Gris/Agate/Smokey Quartz (available here)





Similar color combinations previously on the blog (click on the images to see the full posts): left 10/2014, centre 11/2014, right 04/2014



An autumn classic.. mustard!



Photo Finish 90 carre in a cowboy knot (ends secured with a Petite Classique scarf ring in a criss-cross knot). Picotin 26/GM with new MaiTai Collection Double Mink Poms bag charms in Sauvage/Navy (available here)



Variation with a Brazil Maxi Twilly worn as belt (11/2013)





Parures des Samourias in CW5 (ebene/bleu/orange)



Parures des Samourais 90 scarf tied into a cowboy knot (instead of bringing the ends forward, they are tied with a Petite Classique scarf ring in the basic slide behind the neck (you can make a small double knot instead).
Accessoires: MaiTai Collection new long gemstone necklace in Bleu Jean/Labradorite/Garnet (available here), Hermes clic-clac H braclet in Bleu Indiens and Evelyne 29 in Bleu Agate.




Tigre Royal 140 silk scarf in the basic bias fold with a MaiTai Collection Gemstone Waterfall necklace in Aquamarine/Turquoise (available here), an Hermes Picotin 22 in Sanguine and a Clic-Clac H bracelet in Bleu Indiens


Tigre Royal variations: left and centre 02/2017  right:10/2016



RTW Silk blouse in Toutsy's Flamingo Party design



Accessorizing with pink and orange: Coupons Indiens 90 scarf in the basic bias fold and new MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in FramboisePlum/Labradorite/Garnet (available here)



Phoenix Mythiques (design also by Toutsy) with a MaiTai Collection 90 carré single pochette in Fuchsia (available here)


Mythiques Phoenix in the basic bias fold. Accessories: Hermes Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc, Picotin 22 in rubis and  MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace as above (available here)



Variation: Scarf worn as a belt with the ends secured behind the back in the basic slide (you can make a small double knot instead) Accessories: Hermes Clic H bracelet in black, studded Zara Clutch and new MaiTai Collection long gemstone necklace in Plum/Labradorite/Garnet (available here)




Also new: MaiTai Collection mink bag charms, available as single poms (here) and double poms (here) Made in France.





Have a wonderful week ahead everyone xx


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