Twilly looks great with this knot!
Lovely reminder of the criss-cross bow knot! Thanks so much for sharing this. Looks like a wonderful way to wear a Twilly on a warm day, without having it tight on the neck. Light and breezy!
How fun and elegant are the twillys! I love them worn as bracelets too.Side note: my mother gave me my first Hermès scarf for my birthday last month and it's one of the most beautiful gifts I have ever had. Now I understand even better why you treasure your scarves so much! Your website has been an inspiration on how to wear mine; merci!
Many thanks, dear Tereza, NiniKnows and ritournelleblog.Niniknows, so true, it's more like wearing a silk necklace :-)Congrats on your first H scarf and happy belated birthday, dear ritournelleblog!
The scarf is a wonderful addition to your outfit. It gives it such an elegant touch!Sherry @ A Happy Valentine
A great choice on a warm Summer day, my dear MaiTai. You look wonderful as always! Enjoy a lovely weekend. Warm hugs, M.
So simple, yet very lovely. Cousins with you on the 'Maillons'. I'm in envy of your colorway. I, unfortunately made the dreadful mistake of purchasing mine in orange. Of course, that was prior to the MT scarf purchasing rules! LOL.Hugs, dear.CS
Thank you for this lovely knot and instructions - it is even more special since we are twins on the EenD and the Capitals, and cousins on the Maillons! I will for sure try this one out - so classic yet fun! Have a great weekend! xoxL.
Clean, stylish and simply glowing outfit, a big inspiration to make us experiment with our items and try to find the hidden charm in them. Have a wonderful weekend. P.S. Dear CS, I believe your orange twilly might be worth a second look. How anything orange might be dreadful? (LOL, paraphrasing Audrey Hepburn and laughing at myself for borderless love of anything orange)
Such a wonderful idea for warm days!! And thanks to your little helper for showing the different twillies!xo, sam
Anonymous: I do very much like the color orange in sunsets, flowers, etc., and orange boxes tied with bolduc ribbon make be positively giddy! But orange silk (even H!) tied around my neck - not so much. Maillons, in the orange colorway, also has bright pink and purple in it as well. I purchased it thinking that with those two colors I could coax the orange into liking me. Oh, and how hard I tried! But it was not to be, not with my fair skin, medium blonde hair, and green/gray eyes. Even with almost caked on bronzer, the orange Maillons screamed a defiant "no". MT Rule # 1 - "the scarf should flatter you and illuminate your face". (I looked like I was on my way to the morgue.) So from one Ms. Hepburn fan (?) to another, I end with this quote "There are certain shades of limelight (read: orange) that can wreck a girl's complexion". How true!LOLCS
Dear CS, sorry for not signing my previous post (Anonymous talking about orange) LOL. There is no person in this world who is trying to get rid of orange more than me myself - the colour suits me, but I have too many orange in everything. When my neighbour told me:"Hello, Orange", I started the other colours. Today, although I had not read your post before it, I was doing very hard with my wardrobe and was cross-combining it with my two scarves which do not belong to orange family. Will see about the result, still unsure. Now, I am planning purchase of several cashmere cardigans which might (might!) improve the outfits with non-orange scarves. Both MT and Audrey are right . And when something screams "yes" in first 30 seconds, it is "buy it". Even if orange, LOL. Hugs, Lilian
Thank you ladies for the lovely comments.Happy you like the look, many thanks Sherry from Alabama.Hope you had a most wonderful weekend too, dearest Manuela xAwh, so sorry to hear, my dear CS. If it does not suit your coloring, perhaps you could try knotting it on a bag handle instead.Twin and cousin hugs to you, dear lanit! So true, my dear Lilian, even the most simple clothes shine with the help of our beloved H!Happy you like the knot, dear Sam. Cecilia says hi and thank you too ;-)CS and Lilian, it always is a joy to read your lively exchanges x
Oh, dear Lilian, I thought it might be you, as in the past you encouraged me to set out of my comfort range. If you could somehow see me in orange, you would agree and ask me to please take it off. Then we would share a good laugh at how dreadful it really looked on me! LOL Re: your love of orange. Could it be your neighbor was envious of your bold choice? Please do not give up orange if you love it so! As for your planned purchased cardigans, perhaps the latest reveal by our H stylist par excellence will give you clues? I'm thinking you and our dear, MT will become scarf twins on this one very soon. I hope so!ORANGE hugs, dear Lilian and MaiTai.CS
Dear CS, I must write this although many readers will laugh at me! First to say, my neighbour actually adores my oranges, but I had not realized I had been wearing something orange every day before she told me so. Then, I felt...I should take some rest from orange. I learned that I need strong colours and that neutrals do not function with me, at least not in big quantities. I bought some non-orange scarves. But, now, there is a different person watching me from the mirror. I took ALL my clothing out of the cupboard, went to the shopping center and bought 22 (twenty two, yes) clothing items on final sale, in different colour schemes (carefully planned)+ 7 lipsticks (inexpensive ones). The investment was not big (final sale pricing), but I learnt a lot. Sometimes, if you recognize which colours were mixed to get certain shade (which is maybe not "yours"), you can use that "source colour" (which might be from "your" colour palette) with the scarf and get a nice outfit. I learnt how to dress up and down with the same scarf, sometimes it is enough to wear a simple crisp white shirt and move a scarf a little bit down, add some jewellery or lipstick to soften it or bring it to the impact level you want. I had a lot of fun and learnt a lot. Thanks to our dear MaiTai for giving me inspiration and pointing the way. I hope your twilly will find some hidden way to cheer you up, my dear. Maybe some neutral jewellery...hm...or tied on the bag? As I wrote in MT TV post, the ELenK is too good to be true. MT, please do not publish if too long. Hugs, Lilian
Oh, Lilian! I am so impressed with your shopping prowlness! Twenty-two items all on final markdown? Lady luck was on your side that day, wasn't she? Congratulations, dear. And lipstick, too? Oh, that's a weakness of mine. I am rarely without three tubes in my handbag. I've given great thought about what you said regarding the "source color", and agree that you have an excellent point, one that I had not fully considered. Here's an example that I would very much like to know your thoughts on, and yours, too, MaiTai. If the color in the scarf is aqua, which is blue and green, would you wear green with the aqua? Or would you take it back another step to blue and yellow make green, and pair the aqua scarf with yellow? This is truly very interesting to me. You really have pushed me again Lilian to think outside of the box. And MaiTai, dear, MaiTai, I have learned so much from you. All of the ways that I tie my scarves are because of you and your generosity for taking the time to show all of us how to wear our scarves and pair them with our wardrobes. Many thanks again for the lengthy asymmetrical shoulder wrap feature from several months ago. Just last week I was asked by the manager of our local bank how I tied my scarf. She confessed to having been watching me the entire time I was there, and said she had to stop me to find out how I folded the asymmetrical shoulder wrap. See how far your generosity has reached, dear MT? (I gave a demonstration of her desk! LOL)Hugs, dearsCS
So glad to have read your post, CS - I had very similar experience in the supermarket,at the fruit dept, where it was proved that MaiTai did big things for us! A lady was cruising around me and my husband thought she was a pickpocket, but she finally asked me:"Please, teach me how you knotted your scarf!" I showed the knot and scarf ring to her and wrote MT's blog website! As for my 22 clothing pieces plus 7 lipsticks - they were a part of the serious scientific experiment (almost no LOL), I think this clothing is actually too low quality to be worn daily, maybe good for spending time in the forest(full LOL). My intention was to combine different cool and warm colour shades with scarves, I needed many items for many colour shades...deep green, blue, warm dark reds, bright neutrals, whites, even TWO patterns together, which I had not done ever before. I made the plan and obtained million different results. It is similar what MT did in her previous threads and she inspired me - add belt, take it off, add warm scarf, add cool scarf...As for your colouring question - I would recommend to have a look at Pani La Shar strip of the Carre en Carre scarf cw 02. There is aqua, yellow and deep green colour on the Indian. I would always combine aqua and deep green, as both aqua and yellow are "high fly" colours for me, I need some stability in the combination and like a single "pop up" colour, two would be too much and too extravagant for me. Green is perfect, IMO. Hermes did the same, LOL. Please, see Cent Plis des Miao above in MT's video - I combine it with dark green (my colour) or dark blue (not my colour), but CPdM then "jumps high" in that combination and it really looks good with its most beautiful and simply brightening purplish areas, although CPdM colouring, theoretically, is not most suitable for me(I simply loved it too much, very feminine). I think Hermes is a very good teacher - boy, how they put cool and warm colouring together, play with them and make the most impossible combinations. Very interesting and a beautiful learning experience to look at their scarves and learn about the colours. After that, a visit to MaiTai's blog is a must, as she is a master of all masters who have ever worn Hermes items and she simply holds magic in her pocket and always bring new dimension into the H world. Hugs to both of you
Thank you , Lilian for your lengthy explanation. I am always interested in how other people pair the color of their clothes to scarves. Most of the time, I do not stray too far from the color of the scarf and will pick up a color or two in clothing. But at times, it's nice to have a strong contrast. Why, oh why, did you have to point out CPdM? LOL. (Add that one to the list that I wish I had purchased).Dear MaiTai: I do owe a great gratitude to you for all that you do with your blog. The decisions you have made with your scarves have also influenced mine. FdI is one that I would never have looked at, and ended up buying it in violet/lime green/turquoise. It's very striking with white, gray, navy, and other blues. It's one of my favorites. Thanks to you.Hugs, cs