Friday, November 16, 2012

Capsule wardrobe #72 - this week in Paris

I never get tired of admiring the clipped rows of plane trees in Paris' squares, avenues and parks. This time of year they are especially beautiful.. their gloriously coloured leaves make each tree look individual and special.

This week's trip was 'girls only' (entre copines). It was great fun, and involved visits to several H locations (they are just as obsessed as I am). Miss you already, my dear J and C, and hope you have a safe journey back.

It was also wonderful to meet new people...chance encounters, because of this blog. A warm hello to Barbara and her lovely friend, and to charmant Jérémie. So nice to have met you!

Inspired by the combination of greys and browns in the garden of the Palais Royal, I teamed my new grey sweater (which I found last Sunday at the local market, for 10 EUR) with grey corduroy jeans, and chocolate 'Brides de Gala' 90 dip dye carré

Capsule pieces: grey corduroy trousers and sweater
Shoes: grey patent flats
Accessories: Hermès 'Brides de Gala' 90 dip dye carré, 'Quadrige' enamel bracelet and 32 Kelly in ebene
Scarf tying method: fold your scarf into the basic bias, and feed ends through a shawl ring, both coming from the same direction (for a similar look without using a shawl ring, try a low ascot knot)

It has been lovely and mild since my return, but when it gets colder,  I'd replace the grey patent flats with dark brown ankle boots. For outdoors, I'd wind the scarf once around the neck before securing the ends, and add a dark brown jacket or coat.


PS. No new window displays at FSH... the Christmas windows were not installed yet (the corner window was still the same as last time), and those along the Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the Rue Boissy- d'Anglas were already curtained off for the redecoration.


Have a fabulous weekend everyone xx

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29 comments:

  1. So don't care that I'm repeating myself - but: You're simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone, ...! And I also so don't care that you now once again have that catchy tune stuck in your head. ;-) "Still" wishing you a good one as well - xox, Macs

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  2. Trying to think of a catchy tune which involves 'you are the sweetest', my dear Macs! 'Thank you for the music..', and have a wonderful Friday evening! x

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  3. Oh! Welcome back, dearest MaiTai! So happy to learn that your absence was for a girls trip. What fun! I do love color in my scarves, but also I am such a huge fan of black/brown and gray/brown combinations. This look is so serene, and beautiful on you!

    Re: the windows at FSH, I was so hoping that you would report back that H was selling the Mecanique du Temp in those drop dead gorgeous neutrals!

    Warm orange hugs,
    CS

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  4. Thank you for the sweet welcome back, my dearest CS! I was hoping for an FSH update too, and will continue to keep my eyes open for these neutral beauties!! Warm hugs right back x

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  5. Dearest MaiTai,

    Welcome home and so pleased you had a girls trip away sometimes they are the best I am sure you had a ball.

    Love the grey and brown combo everything is combined to perfection you look fantastic as always.

    Have a lovely weekend
    Best Jane

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    1. Here's to grey and brown, my dear Jane! Have a wonderful weekend too <3

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  6. Dearest MaiTai

    Welcome back! So happy to have you with us again!:)
    I love your dip dye Brides de Gala and your corduroy trousers, not to mention your beautiful shawl ring and the lovely sweater. Well, to quote Macs "you´re simply the best"!!!! (and I´m saying it for the first time though maybe not the last one :)).

    Sending you a gros bisou and wishing a wonderful Autumn weekend, Manuela xx

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    1. Thank you for te lovely welcome back, my dear sweet Manuela! It's always a happy moment when old wardrobe favorites (the grey corduroys) work in new ways.. May have to go to the market again tomorrow, and get the sweater in another color. Have a most wonderful and happy weekend too. Bisous x

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    1. It was my first.. and it's been getting more and more beautiful over the years!

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  8. Ah, Paris entre copines, je suis envieuse, ma chère amie...
    Love this, the spirit of it and the beautiful colours you carry so well. The brown dip dye looks fantastic with the whole ensemble, such a pity about FSH windows, maybe that is the excuse for the next trip?
    xo

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    1. Un jour on va se trouver...ma chère Jamais! And yes, any excuse for the next trip ;-) Grand bisous xx

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  9. Welcome back MaiTai!

    Thank you so much for the safe delivery of another fur collar, the taupe colour is gorgeous and it's serendipity that it matches some of the hues in my neutral Carre en Carre perfectly and with some boots of mine :)
    Ironically, the moment it arrived the weather here in Dorset turned mild so I will have to be patient to wear it. There are also three lucky family members too who will open a small MaiTai Collection box at Christmas - can't say more, they read this!!

    Fondest wishes, Marina

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    1. Many thanks, dear Marina! So very glad you are happy with Ms Taupe, I can imagine how beautiful it is with your neutral CenC. Hope there will be some crisp and cool weather on it's way, and I won't mention what's in the little blue boxes either ;-) Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Luff it how you mix your high end Hermes accessories with inexpensive clothes. Well Done x

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    1. Finding an inexpensive gem always gives me a thrill. Luff the sweater 11/10 ;-) Have a happy week ahead xx

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  11. Love your use of "high" and "low". Ah the power of carefully chosen H to elevate a 10 euro market find. Well done!! Xx

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    1. Many thanks, PFMLondon! So many great things come without a big price tag, and a little H certainly goes a long way too.

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  12. MaiTai, I can't wait for J and C review on your meeting, thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures.

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    1. We had the best of times, my dear Birkinmary! Your ears must have been ringing, for all the praise I heard singing about you <3 xox

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  13. Un jour peut etres nous nous croiserons .Qui sait !!!!!!!!!!!
    J adorerais
    Tres joli look et en plus avec un pull si peux cher .Bravo

    A tres bientot peut etres
    Tres amicalement
    MYRIAM

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    1. J'espère qu'un jour on va se croiser, ma chère Myriam! Une belle semaine à vous!! Amitiés

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  14. Dearest MaiTai, I miss you already!! I had such fun meeting you and can tell everyone you are 1000 times more beautiful and charming than I could have imagined and I have a HUGE imagination! And what a vast fan base you have - people recognizing you through this wonderful blog and singing your praises until you were blushing bright pink! We felt we were travelling with a movie star! Such fun. Thank you for showing us Paris as you've experienced it. I had the time of my life with you and J and will treasure our brief time together always and hope it's the first of many get togethers.

    Your new sweater find is fabulous (and a fantastic bargain on top of it)and it suits your very slim figure. I love the grey with the brown dipdye BdG scarf. Très chic!!

    xoxo,
    P-

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    1. Oh the fun we had, my dearest Pauillac, miss you so much already too! Now, if I can only work out how to drain the lobster color from my face, it has turned all hot pink and ticklish again! ;-) Have a wonderful rest of the week, my dearest P. Looking so much forward to the day we'll see again xoxo

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  15. My dearest MaiTai,
    So very happy to hear you had such lovely, fun girls' time in Paris - nothing quite like the bonds of sisterhood of shared loves! Thank you, dear MaiTai and dear Pauillac for sharing with us - our dear MaiTai is the brightest and the most beautiful star of all!
    What a fantastic find - your beautiful new grey sweater could not be more perfect for the rich and gorgeous BdG. And also a happy welcome to your exquisite Quadrige enamel. May I join dear Macs and Manuela in a toast to you, our extraordinary MaiTai, "you're simply the best." Sending you lots of big welcome back hugs with much love always xxx

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  16. Dearest MaiTai,

    I know this is a bit late but just wanted to say that if you were to be my Tour Guide of Paris i would be on the first flight immediately , and im sure all the other ladies would be joining me.

    This would be my Christmas dream

    Have a wonderfull rest of week
    Jane

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  17. I agree wholeheartedly with my wonderful friend and Paris iPhone Metro app operator par excellence, Pauillac. It was like traveling with Lady Gaga!

    Even one of the SA's at Hermès/Sevres nearly fell all over himself when MaiTai walked in the door. (I can recognize stuttering in French, after all.) He could hardly believe that the scarf goddess herself was standing right in front of him.

    Traveling with a celebrity definitely has it's advantages, and we got great service, because SHE was with us. When a desired scarf was not available (as they were holding the last one for the goddess herself), we were told, "Madame, we will have another one here for you on Thursday," and, indeed, they did.

    And, when the celebrity in question is as lovely, elegant and charming, as MT, Paris was even more fun and more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for.

    Merci beaucoup, dearest - a thousand of them.

    I'm counting the days until next November.

    J.

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  18. Hi MaiTai,
    Who makes this grey sweater? I have been looking for one just like it for a while.
    Best,
    L

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    1. It was a 10 EUR find at the local market.. ;-)

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