Thursday, August 2, 2012

Capsule wardrobe #66 - Sunflowers in Provence

In July and August millions of sunflowers greet passers-bys along the country roads, always with their beautiful heads turned in unison towards the sun.

I snapped this field on the way to a meeting, and when getting dressed for going out to dinner in the evening, I reached for the Presentation de Cheveaux in sunflower yellow. The nights are still very warm, so I decided on the cool and loose drape knot (reversed Collier knot)


Capsule pieces: black tank and trousers
Shoes: black sandals
Accessories: Hermès 'Presentation de Cheveaux' 90 Carré, clic H enamel bracelet in black, Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc and Birkin in black Togo. Necklace: MT Collection waterfall necklace in black
Scarf tying method: Drape knot, how-to video to come (in the meantime, see instructions on previous Drape knot post)
Scarf rings: MaiTai Collection grande horn scarf rings in black




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28 comments:

  1. Very pretty and so lovely to be inspired by nature. You look summery and fresh and I trust you had a wonderful evening. I am growing a range of sunflowers this year, including some red/yellow ones. Your post makes me want to grab my yellow 'Amours'!

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    1. I thought of you when choosing the scarf, dear Bienchen. On the last post with this knot you wondered how it would look with a soft/vintage scarf. Your sunflowers must be stunning!

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  2. Seeing the sunflowers makes me smile and think of them as little children with their heads dozing in the warm sun. I have read your blog for years but alas, am finally taking the time to thank you. You have a phenomenal way of looking at nature and the world around you and connecting it with the beauty that is Hermes. I thoroughly enjoy being inspired by your perspectives. I also am looking forward to my trio of horn scarf rings that ordered from you last week---more fun will ensue upon their arrival.
    EzeFrance

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    1. So very happy to hear that my posts have been a source of enjoyment and inspiration for such a long time, many thanks for the lovely and kind comment. Hope your scarf rings will be with you soon, and wishing you many fun playtimes with them!

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  3. Such a beautiful look, my dear MaiTai! And such a beautiful and very special scarf! A perfect match with the Summer colours! Love your black top as well :)
    I hope uou are enjoying a lovely Summer and send you a warm hug, Manuela

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    1. You are so sweet to stop by during your holidays, my dear Manuela. Hope you are continuing to have a most wonderful time! Sunshine hugs x

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    2. With a great pleasure, my dear friend. Thank you.
      Sunshine hugs to you too. Xx

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  4. Dearest MaiTai,

    Such a warm, lovely glow -- both you AND the PdeC! It is summer here in San Francisco too, but that means fog and chilly nights. I have been trying to decide which cozy dip dye to snuggle into! I've been looking for the brown and black Brides de Gala (inspired by an earlier posting of yours, of course), but it is nowhere to be found. Then the aubergine/lie de vin caught my eye, but ... too far from neutral. Wandering into our local H boutique, I found IT. The 140 cm dip dye "Bouclerie" in charbon/encre/vert. It has the whole marron/black thing going on -- with a bit of chestnut and blue as well. The "vert" is a deep khaki that is much more grey than green, and the whole is wrapped in an aubergine border. Far from compromising, I feel that I got everything I was looking for in one! "Tout est pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes!"

    Warmly,

    Barbara

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    1. Congratulations on your fabulous score, dear Barbara! The colors of your new treasure sounds absolutely magnificent. I have not seen this CW in person, but looking very much forward to it. Have fun playing, the design ties beautifully.

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  5. Love the yellow, so fresh.

    Loved the Catherine B post too x

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    1. Happy yellow greetings to you, my dear FF. Hope you are feeling better, and have a most wonderful weekend! xx

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  6. Supremely elegant, I adore the shape of the tank, it has such a feminine cut.

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    1. I love the top too, and wish I had it more colors.. makes me think I need to find tailor and get them made (and maybe a few other pieces as well).

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  7. Dear MaiTai - As always you show us seemingly effortless beauty and harmony with nature. You look wonderful in this ensemble and there is a special warmth with this particular silk encircling your shoulders.
    Here, it is far too hot and humid for silk but I did entwine my 140 coton with my horn necklace and drape it around my shoulders to accommodate both the heat and the draughty air conditioning.
    Take good care and so many thanks once again,

    Maisie xox

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    1. My dear Maisie, you are so sweet and kind to remember the specialness of this scarf, thank you for the lovely words. Looking forward for hot and humid turning into cool and crisp! Have a lovely weekend x

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  8. I have learned so much from your posts! I have been doing something inspired by this, but think it is about time for me to get some of the scarf rings (rather than tying the scarf directly onto the dress strap -- which is OK, but not so polished). I am wondering which size scarf rings are most appropriate for this (so that I can order them before you go on holiday). Also looking forward to visiting that vintage scarf shop when I'm back in Paris after the new year. Susan

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    1. Dear Susan, it is wonderfully rewarding to hear that the posts are helpful, thanks so much for the the lovely comment. For the drape knot with a 90 Carré, you’ll need Grande scarf rings. For a mousse or a 70 Carré the Moyenne size is perfect. A how-to video is coming next!

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  9. Chere MAITAI vous etes vraiment toujours magnifique j avais deja remarquée avec votre manteau mais le jaune vous vas a ravir
    Avec votre tenue toute en noir c est vraiment sublime
    Il est vrai qu avec chere chaleur meme le soir le carré se porte loin du cou En se moment je les porte aussi en bandeau quand je roule avec ma voiture decapotée
    Vous seriez adorable de nous donné des idées pour porter sur soi ou en accesoire le format gavroche
    Merci d avance
    Tres amicalement
    MYRIAM

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    1. Chère Myriam, quelle superbe façon de porter votre foulard en été, en voiture decapotée! Merci pour partager cette magnifique image, et aussi pour votre gentil commentaire. Et dés que le temps refraîchira un peu, je vais sortir mes Gavroches (et les idées!). Merci pour votre demande <3 Amitiés, MT

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  10. Your face looks as radiant as the field of sunflowers that inspired your look. I echo the sentiments of one of the ladies above, I have learned so much from you! Thanks!!

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    1. Standing next to the flowers was such a happy moment, dear Gina. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, and have a lovely remaining weekend!

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  11. Stunning! This scarf paired with your black tank top and trousers provides a wonderful look. And I love how you find inspiration in mother nature.
    Have a lovely weekend, dear MT!

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    1. I was so special to wear my sunflower yellow scarf in honor of this beautiful and happy field, my dear booknchocolate. Enjoy a lovely Sunday evening <3

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  12. Another wonderful look dear MaiTai! And I love that you've linked this very special scarf with the gorgeous and happy sunflowers. I know this scarf is particularly dear to you and you've found a delightful way to wear it. I too love the way you always make your outfits harmonise with nature and I adore the photos of your Provence! The whole look is summery and sophisticated.

    Enjoy those sunflowers!

    Melusine x

    PS: I went to a lavender farm recently and it took me back to being in Provence...

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    1. Oh how lovely your visit to the lavender farm must have been! We just started to cut ours back, and I already look forward to seing them coming out again next year. Your lovely words re the sunshine silk are precious to me, many thanks my dear Melusine <3

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  13. Beautiful sunflowers - remind me of a long ago trip with a dear friend...parking a vintage car infront of the field of sunflowers and enjoying life. I like the combination of nature and fashion and put everything together . the posts as well as your styles. Thank you, dear MaiTai!
    Have a good weekend and I'm looking forward reading more :-)
    HappyFace

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    1. What a lovely nickname you have! Thank you for sharing your picture perfect memory, it sound so romantic and fun. Have a wonderful remaining weekend too :-)

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  14. Oh dear I think blogger ate up my last comment and threw it into cyber trash :((
    Anyway was just commenting that I have fond memories of driving through fields of sunflowers in the south of france on my honeymoon (a long time ago now). And of course that your Presentation de Cheveaux is the perfect reflection of radiance and colour. I know that it has special meaning to you always lovely to see you wear. Ax

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