Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scarf Profile ~ Chaînes et Gourmettes

Today's profile is a 70 Vintage Carré from AW2008, featuring pieces of Hermès' silver jewellery collection, arranged in diagonal rows. The animal print border is reminiscent of the trays on which jewellery is presented to clients at FSH.

With the exception of the scarf top, all pics started with folding the scarf in the basic bias, then pulling it either through a scarf ring, knotting the ends together behind the waist, or tying it with a bow tie to the handle of a bag. I am lucky to have this beautiful design in two CWs, which also allows me to knot them together for a fabulous and easy top.

Ref no 982497S, in white/grey (04) and brown/grey (05)


Farandole necklace in silver, and printed on silk


17 comments:

  1. Black and white... my favorite!

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  2. Upon second look, I guess it's not really black and white... but I love these scarves just the same. I just love the one with the dress... trés chic!

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  3. I only need to look at your fabulous avatar pic, dear Teri! If one could only have two 'colors', those would be the ones :-)

    And yes, the 'black' scarf is a greyish dark brown IRL, sorry that it does not seem to come out that well in the pics. Love wearing Ms White as a belt, as the silver chains make it look so structured.

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  4. So chic, so glamorous. Maitai do you ever wear other scarves from other brands? Or are you loyal to the magic that is Hermes?

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  5. Wonderful post, MaiTai! I've rediscovered the charms of the 70s myself lately, also wearing two at a time... I adore the photos of both your Chaînes et Gourmettes - makes me want to run out and find both CWs!

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  6. Wohoo, we're twins on the grey! It was my first 70 and totally made me fall in love with that size. You look stunning with either one, which is definitly not a big surprise ;-) as we all know, you look stunning in anything (including garbage bags LOL)! wishing you a lovely week, hugs, HM.

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  7. I love the way you tied two different cws to make a top. Très chic.

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  8. Perfect!
    Normally I would not instantly fall for a design like this, but, knotted it looks wonderful. Also as a belt on the blue dress.
    Love the top that creates such a stunning effect by simply using both colours. What a great idea. I will consider this possibility next time at H I can't make up my mind between two carrés, hehe.

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  9. One of my favourite 70s!! =) Beautiful on you, and such lovely memories too xx Have a good week!!

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  10. I have always been curious about the significance of the animal print border. Thank you, dear MT, for your finer hints and details. Maybe in one of your posts you can tell us about the jewelry counter at FSH. The metier of my dear SA in Beverly Hills is jewelry. In BH they dont use the animal print to show jewelry to customers. Terese

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  11. Faux Fuchsia, dance, hair-mess, booksnchocolate, angolfa, DD and Terese ~ many thanks for the lovely comments and compliments, and sorry for the late reply, I came back home very late last night after a short trip to the city of lights. More on the blog later... xx

    Good question, Faux Fuchsia! I am mostly loyal to Hermès, especially in the classic silk Carré format, and to be honest, most of my scarves are Hermès. With the fur collar, I enjoy experimenting with other formats too, such as fun and funky chiffons with sequins, beaded bands etc. Will try and post pics one day :-)

    Cheers to the 70s, dear dance! Great to hear that you love the two-scarf top too, it has such a fabulous effect! Have you got favorite designs you use for that look? I found an example in the Knotting cards Vol II post on how it looks with two different designs, it's a fabulous effect too!
    http://hpublications.blogspot.com/2010/03/scarf-knotting-cards-vol-ii.html

    hair-mess, twins again, wohoo!!! Wish we'd be twins on your yummy chocolate Birkin too, hehe.. Have a lovely week too, dear. <3

    Dear booksnchocolate, happy you like it, it makes such a great summer look, with so few ingrediences. I am always thrilled when finding secondary usages for my scarves :-)

    angolfa, yep, the top is a great help to enable oneself to go for two CWs, lol! Have you seen the way this look has been created with the new 'giant' Dip Dyes? It's the last image on the third Vol. of the knotting cards. http://hpublications.blogspot.com/2010/03/scarf-knotting-cards-vol-iii.html
    It can get expensive, phew...

    Lovely memories indeed, dearest DD, so great to be twins with you on the white one <3

    Dear Terese, I will take notes of the jewelry department on my next trip, which will hopefully be soon. My local H does not present the jewelry on trays with the animal print either, my SA told me that they only have them at FSH . Hope to be able to report back soon x

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  12. What a beautiful collection! Oh, if only I had that scarf... *sigh* =)

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  13. Thank you, Ann, and welcome to my blog :-) Sending you scarf hugs re the C&G

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  14. I loves these scarves both fortheir size and the colours - I'm on the chase!

    Maisie Z xox

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  15. Happy hunting, dearest Maisie! <3

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  16. Hello, I found this scarf on my travels last week and loved the design..promptly bought..only to find in the light of day the colour drained me !! so sad!! Luckily Hermes as always were wonderful and I was able to exchange... now happily in love with my new Tigre Royal shawl in golds and cream !! but still wishing I could have done justice to the fabulous Gourmettes !! maybe the lighter colourway ?!! mou mou

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  17. Hope you had fun and happy travels, dear mou mou, and welcome back! Your new shawl is a superb replacement for the 70 C&G, many congratulations! I can imagine the white CW to look stunning on you, and beautiful with your hair and coloring :-)

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