The 'Rendez-Vous Rive Gauche' 70 carré (by Cyrille Diatkine) was first released in 2010, in celebration of the opening of Hermès' first left bank boutique, in the Rue de Sevrès. This year, the design has been re-issued in several CWs for the SS2012 collection. Mine is a much cherished gift from a dear and wonderful friend, and I adore the marine/turquoise/caramel (it has a white contrast hem) she picked for me.
The scarf isn't the souvenir I brought home, but it had a big influence on something else that I did bring back!
On the Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Roger Vivier boutique is just a minute's walk from Hermès. After taking the photos of the current H window displays, I went across the road to admire the beautiful spring offerings at RV. The tri-colored Belle Viviers reminded me so much of the Rendez-vous scarf I was wearing, both in color and spirit. Both seemed to have been made for each other..
45mm Belle Viviers in tri-color patent leather
The scarf carries wonderful memories of spending time with my friend, and reminds me also of the many happy times spent in the charming left bank quarters of Paris. The vignettes depict 'la vie quotidienne' ... you see friends meeting for coffee, people walking their dogs, lovers in a park and waiters preparing their tables for lunch.... and there are plenty of Hermès scarves and bags to be discovered too. The design even shows my friend and me walking together, or at least that's what we both 'see'.
with Bleu de Prusse Bolide
The new shoes quickly made friends with several scarves in the drawer and staples in the wardrobe, here with my much loved 'Monsieur et Madame' 90 carré.
Have a wonderful week everyone xx
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