Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MaiTai Collection in action #14

It is with tremendous joy that I'm posting a new edition of the MaiTai Collection in action. As always, there is so much fabulous inspiration and style in everyone's pictures and looks, and it fills me with such hapiness to see the items of the collection worn and styled so beautifully around the globe. Thank you so much for participating, dear Anne, Asami, Blighty, camilieri, Cecilia, DeLois, DiamondS, Elaine, Elizabeth, Elna, Erika, Eva, Faux Fuchsia, Florence, happyface313, H.O., Irina, Jennifer, Julia, Macs, Manuela, Marla in the OC, Marsha, Monica, Perla and Ramona. You are all absolutely wonderful!

Todays contributions come from: Arizona, Australia, Austria, Belgium, California, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Illinois, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Texas, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Virginia. Thanks so much everyone for participating!




Here are the links to everyone who has their own blog or site:
Perla: www.theclassicalmommy.com


H.O. with an 'H Comme  Hermès' 70 carré, secured into a slip knot with an Anneau Infinity in black  horn.


Monica's 'Les Courses' 90 carré tied with a shawl ring in black horn. Eva with a pearl statement necklace in blanc/ivoire.


Still-life by Jennifer - Anneau Infinity, shawl and Classique scarf rings in their boxes


Clockwise from top left: Irina with a 'Au Coeur de la Vie' 90 carré looped once around the neck, with ends secured into a criss-cross knot with a Moyenne scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl. Julia with two 90 carrés ('Vif Argent' and 'Parcour d'H) tied into a criss-cross knot with a shawl ring in black with sunshine horn. Cecilia's HAC 28 in potiron with a Birkin 30 organizer/insert in toile.


Clockwise from top left: Perla with a Cartier silk carré in a Butterfly knot, tied with a lacquered Anneau Infinity in clay. H.O. with a 'Aux Portes du Palais' cashmere GM, tied into a criss-cross knot with a shawl ring in sunshine honey horn. Still-life by Jennifer: Carré pochette in lilac, waterfall necklace in black and scarf rings in their boxes.


Cecilia with a pearl statement necklace in blanc/ivoire



Still-life by Monica with a waterfall necklace in black


Clockwise from top left: Still-life by happyface313: Lacquered Grande Classique scarf ring in purple with a 'La Femme aux Semelles de Vent' 90 carreé. Same as before, knotted into a snowball knot. happyface313's lacquered Grande in purple, and PM/18 Picotin insert/organizer in lilac. Julia with two 90 carrés ('Aux Pays des Epices' and 'Quadri?') tied into a criss-cross knot with a shawl ring in black with sunshine horn.


Still life by DeLois with Hermès Plissé box and two ribboned Classique scarf ring boxes.


Clockwise from top left: Irina with a 'Mythes et Méthamorphoses' 90 carré, tied into a criss-cross bow knot with a Moyenne scarf ring in sunshine honey. Still-life by Asami, with a Bolduc au Carré' Twilly and a Petite Classique scarf ring in black horn. Cecilia with a turquoise 'Peuple du Vent' 55 Bandana, tied into a slip knot with a black horn Anneau Infinity scarf ring. Still-life by Macs with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in bordeaux and a 'Harnais de Course' cashmere GM.


Still-life by Monica with shawl ring in sunshine honey (pictured with a 'Très Kelly' 70 carré), and a waterfall necklace in black and Grande Classique scarf ring in honey (pictured on 'Mr et Mme' 90 carré)



Clockwise from top left: Marla in the OC with new version gemstone necklace in soleil d'or. camilieri with waterfall necklaces in ecru/ebene and deep salmon


Still-life by Jennifer: Carré pochette in lilac, waterfall necklace in black and wrapped Anneau Infinity and Classique scarf ring boxes.


Cecilia with a 'Peuple du Vent' 55 Bandana in noir, tied into choker with a shawl ring in black horn. Marla in the OC with a SAGA fox fur collar in khaki, 'Rose de Compas (?)' 90 carré and a Grande Classique scarf ring in african horn. calimieri with a SAGA fox fur collar in mocca. Double Sens bag by DiamondS, with a Birkin35 organizer/insert in noir/naturel.



Collage by Manuela, with two variations of wearing two 90 carrés together: 'Fêtes Vénitiennes' (in two CWs), and 'Mythiques Phoenix' with a 'Zebra Pegasus', both combinations tied together in a slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn.


Clockwise from top left: Faux Fuchsia with a 'Spinnakers' 90 carré, tied into a cowboy knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in honey. Still-life by Elizabeth with a shawl travel pochette in hot pink, and shawl rings in ebony and black horn. Cecilia with a 'Ex-Libris' 55 Bandana in rose indien, tied with a lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf ring in vieux rose into a slip knot. Still-life by Marla in the OC, with a 'À l'Ombre des Boulevards' 90 carré and a lacquered shawl ring in bordeaux. Elaine with a 'Grand Fonds' 90 Carré, tied in a vertical basic slide with a lacquered shawl ring in bleu marine.


From left to right: Faux Fuchsia with a 'Printemps-Été 69/Automn Hiver' 70 carré, tied into an asymmetrical wrap with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in honey. Marla in the OC, with a 'À l'Ombre des Boulevards' 90 carré tied into a rectangular criss-cross knot with a lacquered shawl ring in bordeaux. Anne with a 'Festival des Amazones' Gavroche, tied into the basic slide with a Petite Classique scarf ring in black horn.


Cecilia with a pearl statement necklace in blanc/ivoire, worn on the reverse side.


Clockwise from top left: Florence's Burberry 'Canterbury' with a Picotin GM/26 organizer/insert in noir/naturel. Monica with a pearl statement necklace in gris/argent. Elna with a SAGA scarf fur collar in mocca. Johanna with a 'Kelly en Perles' 70 carré tied in the basic slide with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in ebony.


Clockwise from top left: Cecilia with a 'Monsieur et Madame II' cashmere GM, tied once around the neck and ends secured in the basic slide with a lacquered shawl ring in bleu canard. Johanna with a 'L'instructions du Roy' cashmere GM tied into a cowboy knot with a horn shawl ring in black. Cecilia with a SAGA mink fur collar in emerald green, and a long gemstone necklace in turquoise. Johanna as above.


Still-life by Monica with a pearl statement necklace in gris/argent

 
Clockwise from top left: Monica with a waterfall necklace in black. Marla in the OC with 'Marcelina' and 'Le Bal des Oiseaux' 90 carrés tied together with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black. Manuela with a waterfall necklace in bleu jean. Ramona with a silk carré tied in the basic slice with a Grande Classique scarf ring in dark Mother of Pearl.


Clockwise from top left: Johanna with a 'Bolduc au Carré' 90 carré, tied into a criss-cross knot with a shawl ring in black horn. Perla with a 'Promenades de Paris' 70 carré tied into a Waterfall knot with a Moyenne Classique scarf ring in Mother of Pearl. Blighty with a 'Le Robinson Chic' 90 carré, tied into a criss-cross knot with a lacquered Grande scarf ring in bordeaux. Double Sens bag by DiamondS, with a Birkin35 organizer/insert in noir/naturel.


Still life (left) by Erika: Kelly 35 with Kelly 35 organizer/insert in taupe, and lavender sachet in taupe. Still lifes (right) by Marsha: Shawl rings in black horn and warm rayons, lacquered Grande Classique scarf ring in clay and lavender sachet in lilac.




For further info on all MaiTai Collection items, please click the following links:

SCARF AND SHAWL RINGS
Classique - Grande, Moyenne and Petite
Anneau Infinity
Shawl rings
Lacquer collection

POCHETTES
Scarf travel pochettes
Carré pochettes - single
Shawl pochette - single
Shawl pochettes - travel

BAG INSERTS
for Picotins - size PM/18
for Picotins - size MM/22
for Picotins- size GM/26
for Bolides - size 31
for Birkins - size 35
for Birkins - size 30
for Kellys 32 and 35 - already available, but photos yet to come: click here 

HOME COLLECTION
Horn tableware - small bowls
Horn tableware - salad servers
'Lavande de Provence' lavender sachets

NECKLACES
Waterfall necklaces 
Gemstone necklace long (I am currently working on new versions, with different stones. More information to come soon)
Pearl statement necklace 

SCARF FUR COLLARS
SAGA fox
SAGA mink


Anyone who would like to participate in collage #15, please send your picture(s) and a short note with which name/ID/nick-name you would like to be credited with to: maitaicollection@orange.fr Looking forward to your contributions!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Style challenge - shoes

Thanks to dearest sammie, a fab and fun discussion on how to wear bright colored shoes ensued in the comment section of the previous post. Many fantastic suggestions were made on how to tie the look together by adding touches of green, whether by items of clothing, bracelets, scarves or necklaces. Thanks so much everyone for participating, and to sammie for the fun challenge!

There are some beautiful green pieces in the shops right now, but as I don't own any (yet), I borrowed some from Hermès and Gerard Darel for the style sheets below. 

Here's to sammie's fabulous new shoes, Salon fun, global friendship and the start of spring!

Stylesheet #1


Green sweater (similar as cardigan here)
Flamingo Party 90 carré, cw29 (blanc/vert/fuchsia) here
Collier du Chien silver bracelet here


Stylesheet #2
 

Bracelet: Baby Pavane in Epsom bamboo here
Bolduc au Carré' 90 carré, CW13 here
'Andromede' green short sleeved knitted top by Gerard Darel here
'Aureolin' trousers by Gerard Darel, here

Stylesheet #3

 


'Como' lacquered bracelet in émeraude/malachite here 
'Alea' dress/tunic by Gerard Darel here
'Colliers de Chiens' printed enamel bracelet here
'Amazone' trousers in marine by Gerard Darel here
'Anael' trousers in marine by Gerard Darel here 

Stylesheet #4


'Le Songe de la Licorne' Cashmere GM, CW16 here
'Coup de Fouet' printed enamel bracelet here

Stylesheet #5


Dalva earings here 
'Atlantique' linen t-shirt by Gerard Darel here
Maxi Twilly 'Carré en Carré' CW02 here
'Balcons du Guadalquivir' printed enamel bracelet here
'Amazone' trousers in marine by Gerard Darel here
Cashmere GM 'Rose de Compass' CW09 here

Stylesheet #6

'Arles' printed black t-shirt by Gerard Darel here
Bracelet: Baby Pavane in Epsom bamboo here
'Arty' silk printed top by Gerard Darel here
'Aureolin' trousers by Gerard Darel, here

Stylesheet #7


'Flamingo Party' Jersey Maxi Poitu, CW02 (orange/vert/rouge) here
'Como' lacquered bracelet in émeraude/malachite and capucine/orange here
'Angus' linen sweater by Gerard Darel here

Stylesheet #8


Merino Wrap (top left) in heather by Kettlewell Colours here 
Lacquered scarf ring in Vert Sapin, MaiTai Collection here
Bracelet: Baby Pavane in Epsom bamboo here


Which is your favorite?

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