Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Scarf profile ~ Châle Damier

Today's profile is the Damier Cashmere shawl, my favorite GM. The Damier was introduced in the AW2008 collection, the Year of India. Although the cashmere/silk mix is identical to the regular GMs, the Damier is lightweight and has a very fine weave, it is almost see through. At the beginning I was anxious that it might be more fragile than the regular GMs, but it has proved to be an absolute star, no pulls, snags or piling. I was hoping that this type of shawl would have been offered again as part of the AW2009 collection, but sadly it has not. It makes me cherish the one I have got even more. It will also always remind me of a fun and wonderful afternoon, spend in fabulous company (they turned out to be ace enablers too)


Apart from the wonderful texture, I love the soft pastel colors of the paisley pattern and the contrast of the stronger colors that form the border, they remind me of spice markets in India. The Hermes gift ribbon (bolduc) divides the border from the pain part of the shawl, providing a perfect frame and wonderful structure.


Cashmere GM (Grand Model) 140 x 140cm
65% cashmere, 35%silk
AW2008 collection

24 comments:

  1. Love the colours on your damier! Thank you for sharing about the fabric and you look fabulous as always :)

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  2. The Damier is even more exquisite in real life. You're not the only one who wishes it would be offered again. Why I did not buy one at the same time is beyond me. that and the magic scarf! well at least I can enjoy them through your lovely photos!!

    FINALLY got the vert anis kelly wallet! mon ami picked it up for me while on a biz trip to NYC. yay me!

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  3. You look fabulous in these shades.

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  4. DD, great to see you again, hope you had a fab trip! x

    dogbiskit, never mind the Damier and the Magic scarf, you have finally found your HG Kelly Wallet!! Yay to that and many congratulations!!!

    FauxFuchsia, so nice of you to say, thank you :-)

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  5. I looked at this when I first 'woke up' to H, sadly I was a little too overawed to go for one. Still, I can admire you looking amazing in your fantastic shots with yours!!! xxxx

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  6. ahh, that's exactly the kind of style and colour I was looking for in my first GM. But then DH surprised me with the PdV this Christmas, which is rather colourful, so I'll have to postpone a second one until I find something as beautiful as this. You look stunningly chic, as always!

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  7. I've followed your blog for quite some time now and I just wanted to say how lovely it is. You have such great style and I enjoy seeing how you wear your Hermes pieces.

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  8. DB, I know what you mean..I was under shock when I bought my first GM. I truly hope the Damier will have a come back, a chance for us to become twins yet again! x

    hair-mess, ITA, the Damier would be lovely with your wardrobe, but your hubby chose a more perfect one still, the PdV is 100% divine on you :-)

    Lulu, thank you so much, I am touched by the lovely compliment and am really happy that you enjoy it here!

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  9. MaiTai, these beautiful pictures should be put to fashion/style magazines! :)

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  10. This is the loveliest of the damier shawls. Beautiful pattern and colors!

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  11. M, you are too kind, thank you for the lovely compliment :-)

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  12. Thank you lulilu :-)

    I'm with you, this is also my favorite Damier CW/pattern. And yet, I sometimes still think longingly, and with a tiny pang of regret, about the fabulous blue/purple/green I once saw, it was just beautiful too, sigh! x

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  13. Hi

    Have you indulged in anything from the new season's collection yet??
    I haven't been able to get through the snow to my nearest boutique yet so would interested to learn about your view of the collection and any favourites??
    X

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  14. MaiTai - Stunning! And the scarf is glorious too! What a lovely CW.

    MaisieZ- recent Member of the International Group of Enablers (MIGE)

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  15. Hi Sidibirani, I have not had much chance either to check on the incoming SS2010 stock. From what I've seen so far, I love the look (and feel) of the 140 Dip Dye (will have to investigate further how much it creases), and love the Brides de Rebelles 90 Carré and Mousseline shawl. The Kelly en Perles is seriously tempting, but I'm not too keen to add another 70 size at the moment. It will come out as a Silky City bag, which would be great fun way, as it would show the design beautifully. There are still a lot of SS scarves that I look forward to seeing IRL, and I will hopefully be able to report back soon. Hope the snow will melt and allow you to check them out soon!

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  16. Thank you Maisie! I want to become a member of MIGE too!! ;-)

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  17. Are you sure you're not already a member w your passion, encouragement and generosity which is so much a part of your "joie de vivre"?

    MaisieZ XX

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  18. Aww Maisie, if you say so! x Now, we need a 'badge', don't we? ;-)

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  19. Dear Mai Tai - Would a scarf ring w an insignia be a possability?

    MaisieZ ox

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  20. Absolutely, excellent idea, Maisie! x

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  21. jeszica here!! You look absolutely STUNNING!! So chic!

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  22. Hi jeszica, how lovely to see you here!!!

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  23. I really loved your blog, but with the fur I will no longer follow. Please think about it.

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  24. Astrid, I am sorry if my blog content offends you. Wishing you all the best :-)

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