Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Today wearing ~ Brazil II Gavroche

This beautiful Gavroche took me by surprise, I thought that on me, it might perhaps be a little too bright. But when folded, the neutral colored background and feathers dominate, with the border just adding a splash of color.

I bought it with spring/summer in mind, but as it was cold today, I teamed it up with a chunky knit and my Salt&Pepper fur collar. It brightened up a gloomy day in a wonderful way!



The design (Brazil II, which is a zoom of the 1988 Brazil Carré) features beautiful and exotic feathers and pearls, as used by the Indians in Brazil since centuries, for headdresses, rituals and ceremonies. For more detail shots of Brazil II click here

23 comments:

  1. How gorgeous is this on you!! Looking beautiful as always :) Reminds me a little of the enamel you had xx

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  2. Thank you DD, and you are so right re the enamel, should have kept it of course! Now, imagine a lagoon Bolide!

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  3. I agree a Lagoon Bolide would look lovely with the whole ensemble

    However its not needed as you look totally breathtaking as usual, I love the way the colours all blend so well.

    Spring is on its way Mai Tai, she is just a little late waking up.

    x

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  4. LOL, a lagoon bolide would be really pretty, imho one in that colour family (even ciel) would be lovely :) Love the injection of colour, just looks wonderful on you! xx

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  5. Ardneish, many thanks for your input and kind words. The anticipation of spring makes me yearn for color, but as you've said, she'll be here soon, so I try and keep a cool head in the meantime! x

    DD, I get the point, lol!! Ciel is a strong possibility, and technically it's still a neutral ;-)

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  6. You look gorgeous as always, and now we are scarf twins! I agree that this scarf is surprisingly 'neutral'. It also looks beautiful with my black fox collar. Unfortunately, it is too warm to wear fur. We have been having an early Spring, which started in January!

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  7. Hey, great combination! My eye was caught by the colour of the scarf, but, you are so right; when folded it just gives a nice touch and blends in wonderfully. With a look like this spring feels coming nearer already.

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  8. Hey beautiful - I really have to consult my dictionary as I keep repeating myself. thinkin,... - you make it all look so easy, so effortlessly chic - a different colour combination, but still totally you! HM <3

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  9. ...and it's a gavroche? It looks like a 45"x45" carré. However, great combination.

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  10. Beautiful splash of colour, it suits you well, I love Brazil.

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  11. LCanemone, how lovely to be twins with you, yay! Will definitely try the scarf with the black fox next. So lucky to be blessed with an early spring (ours is so late this year), but sad that the fur season was so short for you. Good to know that the next winter will come! x

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  12. Dear angolfa, happy you like the combo! Another great example for the mantra 'try b4 buy', even if it is the most unlikely piece. Often these 'surprise buys' end up being my favorites ones. And yes, it is a Gavroche, which is how the 45x45cm squares are called to in France. Outside France, they are also referred to as Pocket Squares or Pochettes <3

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  13. hair-mess, there's no need for a dictionary, you have such a great way with words, I adore 'but still totally you'. Thank you, dear (and angolfa too)! x

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  14. Dear ABGinDC,

    Merci, and hi from one Brazil lover to another! :-)

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  15. Welcome back Mai Tai. How clever that you add a dash of color to neutrals. This gavroche looks like a storm grey. IRL would you call the grey color "storm?" PS - I'm loving my S&P fur collar. Thanks

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  16. Dear Terese, thank you for the warm welcome back and kind compliments. It's always hard to caputure the true colors in pics, and I see what you mean. But I would not call the background a storm grey, it is more of a cool, greyish brown. Perhaps best described as a lighter shade of the brown/grey 'Chaînes et Gourmettes'. It's another 'chameleon scarf', I tried it this afternoon with all fur collars and it looks spectacular with each and every one of them! x

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  17. Glorious MaiTai! What a breath of fresh air - perfect for this time of year!

    Maisie

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  18. Thank you dear Maisie. You've said it so well, it feels like a breath of fresh air indeed! x

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  19. When I wear a chunky knit sweater, I look like a fisherwoman, but you look elegant!
    at the risk of sounding rude, you all must be really well off to be able to afford so many things from H! I love the site though... the styles look great with my 10€ scarves too :)

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  20. Thank you for your comment panoxia, and happy you enjoy my site. I think style and money are unrelated issues, and even though I am a big H aficionado, all techniques shown here will work with any other scarf too. IMO the secret to a chic look lies is the effort, and a 10 EUR scarf worn with flair and style can be absolutely traffic stopping gorgeous. Personally I enjoy mixing high end with low, the cardie is by Esprit ;-) Hope you'll continue to enjoy it here!

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  21. We're twins on the Brazil II so I feel honor to share your good taste. Love your demo with the taupe sweater. Thanks dear.

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  22. Brazil hugs to you, dear gtwdell, great to be twins with you! :-)

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