Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yellow plums and the Cent Plis de Miao

Another highlight of summer is the arrival of the wonderfully tasty yellow plums and green gages (Reine Claudes) in the fruit stalls. I love their fresh colors, which remind me of the beautiful muted yellows in the Cent Plis de Miao!

Tonight we went out to have dinner with friends, and it was a great opportunity to try out the scarf as a top. The 'triangle' method is a tad revealing at the back, so I've covered up with a light cotton wrap (alternativly, you could try wearing a tube top underneath)

Scarf tying method: Fold your scarf into a triangle, and hold in front of your body like below

then secure both ends with a tight double knot behind your back.

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  1. Dear MaiTai, love the yellow and blue in your scarf, goes so well with the plums. I mentioned you in my bloggie - a propos Hermes in Selfridges! Bx

  2. Love the H in Selfridges post, dear Blighty, you are such a star for taking so many fabulous pics! Thank you also for your kind words. As always, I had a great time browsing through your blog (and a few hearty laughs), love your sense of humor! x

  3. Dearest MaiTai, Just divine! Probably my favorite way to see a scarf on someone. You are out of this world beautiful, dearest MaiTai! Hugs, xx

  4. You are like a bright ray of sunshine on a summer's day!
    How beautiful you are with the CPdeM in this color way and the yellow plums are not too bad ,either!
    I wonder what juicy delight you have in store for them? Hopefully,some made it to the table at chez MT or do you and DS have a tummy ache from eating too many fresh plums?

  5. OK I give up, now I simply have to get this one! Mind if I help myself to a plum? Such a beautiful way of showing off the scarf's design - a triumph, dear MaiTai! xx

  6. Hey your chicness! You know, I'm not the jealous type, but if there's something I'd just love to be able to do with Hermès silk, is wear it as a top. Oh well, at least I can enjoy your gorgeous pics! ;-) Have a great weekend, hugs, HM

  7. Such beautiful colours in such wonderful combinations. You are beautifully elegant as always Dear Mai Tai.



  8. Dear MaiTai

    The way you combine the pictures of your posts is so nice and colourful! I love plums myself and my favourite ones are the small green plums. They are the sweetest! The way you tied the scarf is very nice and you look so elegant! (as always!)
    Hug, M.

  9. WOWZA!!! That is the prettiest summer outfit EVER! You continue to blow me away with your amazing style, MaiTai. Simply beautiful.

  10. Thank you, dearest Scarf Enthusiast, you are too kind! So nice to hear that this is one of your favorite ways to wear a scarf. I love it too, as it allows us to see so much of the design x

    And your comment is like a ray of sunshine too, my dear Trudye, thank you <3 All plums were consumed 'nature', but of course they would have been perfect for a tarte too. Your comment inspired me to make one soon, hugs!!

    I need one of the whistling emoticons here, dear sushi queen! I thought it was just a matter of time, hehe.. I am sure you will not regret it, it has become one of my favourites. Looking forward to become plum twins with you! <3

    Hey classicissimo hair-mess! Aww, I know that a scarf top would be just stunning on you! And if you feel like dressing up a bit more, you can always throw a cardie or jacket on top. Perfect for a champagne party! :=) PS. Ever tried a fluide? Apparently they make incredibly easy tops x

    Thank you, dearest Maisie. The colours got me mesmerised too.. a truly wonderful combination, as they are strong without being too bright. Here’s to H’s colourists!

    So happy you like the melange of the collages, Manuela, thank you, dearest. The little green plums are a hot favourite chez MT as well, oh the joys of summer! Have a wonderful one x

    You are so sweet to say, dear xandrah, happy you like the look, and thank you for your lovely comment :-)

  11. This is so beautiful! And brings back lovely memories of FSH too xx

  12. Aww, it was so much fun choosing it together!! Hugs to you <3

  13. You're too kind - I guess I could try it with a jacket, as I really can't go sans bra. Totally dislike the feeling and the shape of - well, enough said. And no, strapless bras just don't work. :-) In any case, I still love your look and the way you combined it. Plus I must say, ITA with Trudey, you also remind me of summer, crisp and sparkly summer mornings!

  14. We will get there, dearest hair-mess. Try the 90 Carré as a halter top, and choose a bra for underneath that allows you to wear it halter style ('huit' makes them, but I am sure there are others too) First step done! With a nice jacket or cardie on top, you are ready to rock'n'roll! xx