Thursday, May 11, 2017

New scarf and MaiTai Collection straw bags

As many of you guessed already, my new scarf addition is the magnificent Parures de Samouraïs! The fantastic detailing seems to have stolen everyone's heart, and it is no surprise that it is said to be the bestseller of the season. I am so thrilled to own another stunning Aline Honoré silk, I adore her work and most of my favorite scarves are designed by her. What's more it's offered in so many beautiful colorways that it is hard to choose just one. For all I know, my choice (CW05 ébène/bleu/orange) might have been influenced by walking past the corner window on Faubourg Saint-Honore just moments before approaching the scarf counter....

As a belt with a MaiTai Collection mineral statement necklace in orange

Style sheet for the above and below

Capsule pieces: black trousers, blue tunic blouse (above) and white layered top (below)
Accessories (above and below): Hermes Parures de Samouraïs 90 scarf and a black croc Kelly Dog bracelet. MaiTai Collection Howlite necklace in orange. Above: Hermes Mini Kelly in black croc. Below: Mini Caba in black natural (available here)
Shoes: patent leather flats in nude (Tory Burch) and patent leather black pumps (Roger Vivier)

Adding a new scarf to one's wardrobe is always exciting... it is fun to explore how it works with existing wardrobe pieces, whether they are new additions or favorite staples. In addition, a scarf's design or color combinations may evoke memories of captured images or places visited in the past, inspiring new outfit ideas. These associations are often subconscious, but this time I know it's because we recently met a lovely group of friends, and one of the couples was from Barcelona. It made me think of the fun times we had there, and how magnificent the vivid colours and patterns on some of the building's details were. The tiled columns in the Palau de la Música form a happy union and stand in beautiful harmony, just as the many colors and patterns of the Parures de Samouraïs!

in a cowboy knot ends secured behind the neck with a petite scarf ring in a basic slide (you can make a small double knot instead) and with the new Mini Caba straw bag, as above (available here)

More memories of Barcelona, and the fun lunch we had at the Cuines Santa Caterina

basic bias fold

Reverse basic bias fold - bringing out the blues

Also new, in the theme of blue - MaiTai Collection linen table runner (available here)

100% linen. Made in France.

Style sheet for the above and below

Capsule pieces: blue tunic blouse with blue trousers (above) and white jeans (below)
Accessories: Hermes Parures de Samouraïs 90 scarf, clic-clac enamel bracelet in Bleu Indiens. Evelyne PM in Bleu Agate (above) and Picotin MM in Sanguine (below).
Scarf tie: Reversed basic bias fold with a MaiTai Collection Anneau Infinity in black horn (available here). MaiTai Collection Howlite necklace in orange (available here) and Mini Caba straw basket in natural/black (available here)
Shoes: patent leather flats in nude (Tory Burch)

Orange and blue.. La Mamounia, Marrakech in 2015

Asymmetrical wrap (click here for a how-to) with a MaiTai Collection statement pearl necklace in blanc/ivoire (available here) Hermes Evelyne PM bag in Bleu Agate and Elephant printed enamel bracelet.

Cowboy knot as above. MaiTai Collection Sparkling Crystal Earrings in dove grey (available here) and Mini Caba straw bag in black/natural (available here)

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hermes spring windows

As always, the Hermes windows at the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré store are not only a marvel to look at, but a fantastic source of inspiration too. The beautiful color combinations provide fresh ideas for everyone's spring and summer wardrobe, while the beauty and craftmenship of the items on display take your breath away. Hope you enjoy looking at the windows as much as I did capturing them for you!

Milo in blue!

Inspired by the Balcon de Guadalquivir porcelain above... Roley wearing a Bolduc au Carré Twilly in the basic slide, secured with a Petite Classique scarf ring in black horn

To see more of Roley and his brother Milo's adventures, follow them on Instagram:

Coming next: A new scarf and MaiTai Collection spring/summer additions!

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