Monday, October 29, 2012

MT TV - C'est la fête, Hermès AW2012

I've been very much looking forward to this scarf to arrive in the boutiques, and  wonderfully enough, it exceeds all the expections that I had after seeing photographs. The rendering of the design and richness of detail are stunning, and it ties absolutely beautifully.


Hermès' logo of a horse drawn carriage and groom has often undergone playful alterations,


in the Year of India (2008) the horse drawing the carriage was replaced by an elephant

and in the AW2008 edition of LeMonde the groom looks the other way


In the 'C'est la fête' scarf, the horse and groom seem to have disappeared altogether!


Discover where they have gone....

(by clicking here, you can watch the video on YouTube. The format there is bigger, and the resolution better)




'C'est la fête' 70 carré, AW2012 mens collection. Ref No: 282743T, CW12 (Gris/anthracite/gris foncé)


The knots shown in the video in more detail:

1. Criss-cross bow knot with a moyenne MT Collection scarf ring in black horn

2. Criss-cross knot with a grande MT Collection scarf ring in light Mother of Pearl (one end left longer than the other)

3. as above, with both ends in the same length

4. as above, only with a moyenne scarf ring (in black horn) instead of a Grande


 
with Roger Vivier patent leather flats and Hermès 'Optique chaine d'ancre' enamel bracelet


Have a fantastic Halloween week everyone. Boo! xx

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39 comments:

  1. J adore!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Se foulard est magifique vraiment en pmlus c est les coloris que j adore
    Il est magnifique et va si bien avec votre bracelet email
    Bravo Bravo
    Amitiés MYRIAM

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    1. J'ai pensé à vous chère Myriam, car le Clf est surtout parfait avec un tenue tout noir!! Une très bonne semaine à vous x

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  2. Happy Halloween! We are twins on this one...it really does exceed all expectations IRL. Oh, and looks absolutely gorgeous with an MT Dark MoP scarf ring (that's how I wore it to work today)! ;-)

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    1. Twin hugs to you, dear Julian! On the pictures I've seen, CW12 looked almost b&w, it was such a lovely surprise to discover the various shades of greys, creams and blacks. Will try it with a dark MoP ring tomorrow! x

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  3. Wow! Maitai, I love this scarf. It's absolutely fanatastic and looks great on you. A winner for sure and I think black and white and gray are so classic.

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    1. Isn't it amazing! And fabulous with cool and classic neutrals. Will also forward your kind compliment to Cecilia ;-)

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  4. Congratulations, my dear MaiTai!!!! This scarf is very pretty and goes perfectly well with your RV shoes and with the grey fur coat when it becomes colder.
    I look forward to seeing you with it on and send you a warm Autumn hug, M xx

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    1. So happy you like it, many thanks for the lovely welcome to Ms Fête! Wish I had a grey fur coat, though.. Hugs right back, my dear x

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    2. So sorry, my dear. I meant fur collar!
      Yes, I do like Ms Fete and look forward to seeing her in real life!!! M xx

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    3. You are the sweetest! Would love a grey fur coat regardless ;-) xx

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  5. What an unexpected scarf. Just perfect for Halloween. Love the sparkles. Wonderful for those who love black.

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    1. The stars and sparkles all gather around the neck when worn, it's so pretty. I'll definitely have it on tomorrow!

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  6. Oh my goodness!!! This is so beautful!!
    Is it available in the US? I don't see it online yet.
    This is a must have for me! I love the blue on your FB page and this grey is amazing. Also, put me down for the coat too :)

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too! Availability in the US depends on how the stores have ordered. It is not online here either, and they only arrived in the boutiques last week. Crossing my fingers they'll arrive in the States soon!

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    2. They are here in the states . . . and they seem to be flying. At the South Coast Plaza boutique in Orange County (SoCal), they are NOT on display. I asked and was shown the 04 colorway, which was on hold with a backup hold. My helpful SA called around and located the 04 colorway for me in Dallas. It is the Bleu Nuit/Gris/Prune. Fingers crossed it is to arrive on Thursday, Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)-- a Mexican holiday. Love your video-- it rivals the H video on the French site!

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    3. Whoopsie -- 04 is tagged on the receipt as prune/marine/gris but looks like the bleu nuit/gris/prune in the H video.

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    4. Many thanks for chiming in, dear Marla! Most useful stock info for those living in the States. I've noticed the confusion between the two colors too. The first color should refer to the main background (at least this is how it works with the ciel, khaki, and gris), and therefor your scarf should be tagged as bleu nuit/gris/prune (like in the video)indeed! But whatever the tag, many congratulations on this beauty <3 Crossing my fingers for it to arrive in time for tomorrow.

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  7. Truly stunning! This scarf is amazing. Cecilia wears it beautifully, but I must admit I can't wait to see you wearing it, dear MT ;-)
    Almost forgot to add that I love the music you chose to support your video. It's simply perfect!
    Hopefully my store will carry CLF and I'll be able to decide on a cw.

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    1. Many thanks, my dear booksnchocolate <3 The music is a layer of eight different tracks and soundeffects, putting these together took me longer than the entire rest of the video ;-) Crossing my fingers for the ClFs to arrive at your local H soon, and wishing you much fun deciding on a CW!

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  8. Oh Mai Tai! I love your video so much for the scarf, especially the background music! Just perfect for C'est La Fête! We are cousins! I bought the Ciel colourway and want the Prune and Kaki colours too. Have you seen these 2 other colours in France? This is my favourite 70cm for this season! Congratulations to you! Again, your video is just beyond amazing! (Even better than the one on lesaileshermes website...hehehe!)

    Cheers,
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! The video is the one I had most fun with so far, so happy you like it. Lovely to be cousins with you, the Ciel is beautiful. Have not seen the other CWs yet, but looking very much forward to it!

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  9. I've been looking for this kind of carré and colours since les Clefs.... Thanks for sharing with us and congratulations, your videos are as usual "des petits chefs d'oeuvres". I just called my favorite shop to reserve this "bout de soie". Can't wait any longer to be twin with you on this one.
    Have a nice and elegant day.

    Catherine

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    1. Congratulations on securing this beauty, dear Catherine! So nice to be twins with you. Like you, I've been longing for CWs like this, and just love the structured corners. A very happy and raffiné Halloween to you!

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  10. Dear MaiTai,

    So pleased you got your scarf, I am sure you are beyond thrilled and will look fabulous wearing it cant wait to see your pics, did you manage to see many cw/s to choice from, hope to see this scarf soon in my store so we may be twins soon.

    Your video is as always fantastic love watching it again and again, have a great week.

    Best regards Ladyjane

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    1. Many thanks for sharing my joy, dear Ladyjane. Apart from the one I chose, I only saw it in khaki and dip dye. Both were gorgeous, but not spot on on me. Hope your store will get them in soon, it would be lovely to be twins or cousins with you! Enjoy a wonderful week too.

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  11. Congrats on this ever elusive, already spoken for, dramatic and elegant CLF! Perfect for this time of year at Halloween! Love seeing the details under the microscope of your video...tres cool! The music adds to the drama in yet another,H should take notice, production! Very happy to be twins with you on this enamel,but it is those RV flats I am lusting over:-) Boo to you,dear friend, and thank you for this fun,timely delight. T xx

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    1. Many thanks, my dearest T. I've had so much fun with the video, very happy you enjoyed it! Big and happy twin optique hugs, my dear friend, and wishing you a most wonderful Halloween and rest of the week. Much love xx

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  12. Fabulous post as always Mai Tai! In my local store my SA said all the female SAs did not care for the scarf, all finding it too dark. So I have had to place a search for cw 01 and the DD cw 14. My SA did not sound too hopeful. I think we should set up a Hermes underground "grailway" yes?

    Maisie
    xox

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    1. Remember the Lilanga carré from a few seasons ago? Not a single one was ordered in the States, I believe out of PC reasons. I do hope the search will be successful, as a few stores seem to have ordered them (see Marla's comment above). I am all for the grailway! In the meantime, good luck! x

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  13. MT,
    Quick question.....is it my imagination or does the scarf look like a 90, instead of a 70, in the photos and video?
    Many thanks :)

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    1. It's a 70 (from the mens AW collection). Very much hoping it will eventually be issued in bigger formats too!

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  14. Such a beautiful scarf. I think it might go on the Christmas list.....

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    1. Isn't it just gorgeous! It would be a beautiful addition to go under the tree...

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  15. This Carré is already breathtaking by itself - but your wonderful presentation makes it an absolute "must have"! Also amused by the perfect "Halloween timing" and hope, you have a good one. ;-) xox, Macs

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    1. Have a wonderful Halloween too, my dearest Macs! Wearing the ClF as we speak, so happy it reached the stores just in time. Hugs to you, and a big old boo! x

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  16. Dearest MaiTai,
    A huge congratulations to your very special C'est la fête - stunning colorway and the details are just incredible. As always, thank you for your phenomenal MT TV, simply perfect!! So love the gathering of your gorgeous greys - it can't get any better…
    Hope you had a most happy and fun this Halloween week! Much love to you with belated Halloween hugs and boohoo kisses xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for the warm and lovely welcome to the newest member of the family, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! I remember your fondness of grey, and thought of you when putting the look together. Hope you and your loved ones have been safe throughout the storm <3 Tight hugs

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