Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Capsule wardrobe #65 - How to wear a scarf on a hot summer's day

The beautiful display of the Cuirs du Désert in the R-J Museum made me want to wear mine,

and I was looking for knot which would highlight one of the scarf's fabulous corners, similar to the way it has been done in the museum.

Because of the hot and sunny weather, a cowboy knot, or even a criss-cross knot, was out of the question. I started experimenting with the Collier knot instead and found a variation which leaves the ends long while bringing the corner out.

Capsule pieces: black tank and blue jeans
Shoes: blue patent leather pumps
Accessories: Hermès 'Cuirs du Désert' 90 Carré, clic-clac H enamel bracelet in bourgogne and Bolide in Bleu de Prusse
Scarf tying method: reverse collier knot, how-to below
Scarf rings: MaiTai Collection grande horn scarf rings in black

How-to
Fix the scarf in the same way to your top as with the Collier knot, but start with the scarf hanging off your neck in the basic bias fold. This brings the ends of the finished knot to your front, instead of ending up behind your neck. Pushing the scarf ring towards the center of the scarf results in long ends. The perfect scarf ring size is the Grande.

In the next step, take one end and bring it to the other side, and feed it through the scarf ring (in a basic slide or criss-cross). As with the regular Collier knot, the scarf is mostly in contact with the clothing and not the skin, which makes it an ideal knot for hot summer days.

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29 comments:

  1. A beautiful scarf worn by a very beautiful lady! <3
    Your new knot is fantastic and I am sure I will use it a lot when I soon leave for holidays.
    I must practice in the weekend :)
    What a wonderful way to highlight the corners of the scarf! Only you, my dear to discover new ways of wearing our beloved silks....
    Thank you for all the inspiration you give us.
    Blowing a bisous to you, Mxx

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    1. I was so happy to discover this way, and so nice to hear you like it too! The knot will be perfect for your holidays, hope you had fun practicing <3 Have a most wonderful weekend ahead x

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  2. Great idea! Thanks. It is indeed HOT!

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    1. Thank you, dear Laura. Keep fresh and cool!

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  3. I love everything about this look! This is such a lovely look for hot weather or any weather! Beautiful in color pairing with the CdD and in knot selection and styling.
    You look stunning as always! Thanks for this beautiful post! T xx

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    1. Aww my dearest T, so happy you like the ensemble.. many thanks! Enjoy a most wonderful and happy weekend xox

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  4. Love the new knot, MaiTai. Off for scarf playtime, I go!

    I enjoyed your photos of Cologne, too. I'm yearning to go back there soon, as it's one of my favorite cities in Germany, and truth be told, I'm rather fond of their kolsch beer.

    Orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. Love Kölsch too! Hope another trip to the Dom city will become reality in the not too distant future.

      PS. I tried the full length shot with the RVs, but because of the mirror, the image got too distorted. I won't forget your request though x

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    2. Thank you for trying to get a shot of the RVs, dear. Perhaps an action shot on the street one day?

      CS

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  5. Brilliant and so useful for a sunny day. Do you think this works best with a starchy scarf? Still waiting for some much needed sunshine here, getting fed up with cashmere in July!

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    1. Glad you like the knot! It is beautiful with a softer scarf too, I just start off with a wide basic bias fold, so that the long end fans out. Blowing some hot sunshine your way :)

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  6. Have been sitting here for five minutes to come up with a decent compliment, but too much in awe - so there: Awesome! will have to suffice. :D xox, Macs

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    1. You are so sweet and fresh, my dear Macs. Merci for the lovely comment <3 Have a happy weekend! x

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  7. What a lovely new knot! Thank you, MaiTai for sharing, and for the museum pictures - it sounds like you had a wonderful time in Cologne!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sophie! It was a lovely trip indeed, and inspirational too :)

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  8. You've worked your magic again, dearest MaiTai! As dear hair-mess said perfectly - simply awesome! Such a gorgeous and luxurious warm weather knot - truly one of the best to feature a great scarf corner. The bourgogne Clic Clac is a lovely accompaniment, and always a treat to see Ms. Bolide. Joining dear Manuela and off I go to study and practice… Hope you're enjoying a wonderful week. Much love to you with big orange hugs xox

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    1. So happy you like the new knot, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast. Hope you'll have much fun with it <3 During July and August it gets so hot that 'warm weather knots' seem to be the only way to wear our beloved silks. Will have to think of a few more :) If only I could find names for them! Much love to you, and wishing you a wonderful and happy weekend xx

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  9. Tres jolie façon de nouer votre superbe foulard .
    Je vais m en inspirer de se pas
    En plus c est une façon tres moderne avec un jean tres decontracté dans l esprit de cologne comme vous nous l avez montrée dans vos photos
    Tres amicalement
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, chère Miriam! Je suis ravi que vous aimez le nouveau nœud. Un très bon (et détendue) week-end à vous! Amitiés MT

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  10. Fabulous new knot shows your scarf design to perfection now you just have to send some sun my way to try it out, look forward also to seeing your new scarf in action and hearing what made you choose this design always very interesting,

    Have a great day
    Jane

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    1. The sunshine is on it's way! Will also upload a video featuring the LdT today, hope you'll enjoy it. Have a wonderful day too :)

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  11. I love this new knot on you! It's gorgeous and shows off the scar design so nicely.

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  12. Lovely! Are you able to upload a video showing how the knots are tied? Especially how the scarf ring is attached to the scarf.

    Thanks!

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    1. A video is on my list! In the meantime, you could check the photo tutorial on how the scarf attaches to the top Collier knot how-to

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  13. I'd always imagined this as an autumnal or winter scarf, but its working hard all year for you MT!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend too. Axo

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    1. Ah yes, there is never a dull moment for the CdD! Plus, the hardworking scarves are always the best purchases in the long run xx

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  14. Mai tai, I so enjoy your delightful blog... the scarf tied as a necklace (shown on your blog) also works for a warm day. Thanks to you , I don't feel properly dressed unless I'm wearing earrings and a scarf! Thanking you so much for your style ideas.
    Please, please keep up all your wonderful ideas and videos!
    May I ask if your've published any fashion style book ? :-)
    Cheers and best wishes, Mandy.

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