Monday, February 4, 2013

Closet playtime week: part 1+2

Whenever I add a new piece to my wardrobe, it's as if a new little object has been added to a 'fashion kaleidoscope'... resulting in new combinations, images and looks.

The playtime at home is the part I most look forward to when making a new purchase. It is all about finding out which of the existing items will work with the new addition, and seeing new outfits and combinations evolve. Some of the combinations I might have anticipated while contemplating the purchase, but also when you get home, you might discover nice surprises along the way. It is a joy to see how a new piece can cast a completely different light on a cherished staple, or bring pieces together which previously had nothing in common.

The tri-colored shoes are wonderful to play with, and since many of you are familiar with my accessories and capsule wardrobe pieces, I thought it would be fun to invite you into my closet, to discover the resulting looks and combinations together. This week is therefor called 'closet playtime', with frequent updates and pics to come.

Hope you'll have fun joining me x
 
Carré en Carré - Tigre Royal


Capsule pieces: black trousers and dark chocolate top
Shoes: tri-color patent leather pumps
Accessories: Hermès 'Carré en Carré' 90 Carré,  'Grand Apparat' enamel bracelet and 32 Kelly in ebene




Carré en Carré -Tigre Royal

Capsule pieces: black trousers and sweater
Shoes: tri-color patent leather pumps
Accessories: Hermès 'Carré en Carré' 90 Carré,  'Kelly double tour' bracelet in ebene and black Birkin


The scarf is folded into a pleated rectangular strip (so that the Tigre Royal part shows), with the ends secured in a criss-cross knot (MT shawl ring in sunshine honey)

32 comments:

  1. Very interesting, I am waiting with curiosity! (Hope Monsieur et Madame, which I like so much, will find its place in the series).
    Lea

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    1. Monsieur and Madame is of course perfect for the shoes! You can see a glimpse of it here: http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/search/label/Roger%20Vivier

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  2. You really selected the best topic, the question each woman has in her head when heading towards the fitting room - will it work with rest of my wardrobe? I must confess that I more and more select the clothing in line with my accessories (e.g. scarves), not vice a versa. I am sure you will make wonders out of this topic.

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    1. So true, the best wardrobe additions are those that go with many of the existing pieces! Hope you'll enjoy the series :-)

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  3. Ce carré tigre royal vas vraiment tres bien avec vos si fabuleuses chaussures roger
    les couleurs se marient si merveilleusement
    belle soirée
    Trés amicalement
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, chère Myriam! J'adore les chaussures, ils font du magie avec mes carrés.. Amitiés

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  4. Love these colours very much, look forward to the rest of the fashion show will be just as spectacular

    Best Jane x

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    1. Thank you, dear Jane. Hope you'll enjoy the follow ups too!

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  5. Like you, I love 'closet playtime' and these posts are among my favourites, dearest MaiTai :)
    Love your Carré en Carré <3! It 's such a versatile scarf being Le Tigre Royal a perfect match to your beautiful Belle Viviers! Look very much forward to more posts and can assure you that I'm really having fun.
    Sending silk hugs your way, M xx

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    1. So happy you enjoy the closet party, my dear Manuela! I have not worn the TR section much before, but with the new shoes, it has become a new favorite!<3

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  6. Looking forward to this weeks play time!

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  7. Love it! Looks ah-mazing, dah-ling! Can't wait to see what other combos you come up with.

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  8. Woohoo...just love a play date! It looks as if your new RV tricolors play very well with others;-) Love the choices here, of course,and look forward to seeing what mischief you make for part 2! You have an open invitation for a play date in my closet,anytime,dear friend...bubbly included! Have a fun week ahead! T xx

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    1. Bubbly is waiting here for you anytime too, my dearest friend! Have a great remainging week, and chin chin to a wonderful weekend ahead! xx

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  9. I'd love to see your collection of Roger Vivier shoes :)

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  10. Hooray!! Lovely to get the chance for a peek inside your wardrobe playtime. So many of your pieces work together. You have such classic style Maitai.
    PS Inspired by your recent post... we are now twins with Rendez-vous Rive Gauche x

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    1. Congratulations! Happy twin hugs to you, my dear A x

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  11. Just discover your blog. I will love it and follow you. Monica

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    1. Thank you Monica. And a very warm welcome to you!

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  12. Beautiful tied Tigre Royal, thanks for adding this picture - I have CenC where the tiger is in blue, but it is nowhere similar to the natural brown one (although I am super happy I managed to buy my CenC, when I was unable to buy yours cw). Impatiently waiting for further posts. Anna

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    1. You are so very lucky to own this design, love the blue tiger version too! It is nice to be scarf cousins with you :-)

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  13. Dearest MaiTai,
    Thank you for inviting us along for the best playtime ever in your heavenly closet! As you said, introducing a new member to a happy family of cherished beauties is one of the most fun a girl can have - truly fascinating how it changes the entire dynamic of a wardrobe, opening many new paths. You are truly the master of bringing together pieces to create that new amazing, beautiful harmonious whole. Thank you for taking us on another incredible journey. Much love and giant orange hugs xxx

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    1. Oh so happy to have you playing, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! Knowing how much you enjoy the results of subtle variations, and the changes which small nuances can bring, I was hoping you'd be able to join! Orange hugs and much love right back <3

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  14. Do you have also the jeans'blue colour Birkin going so well with a white shirt a dark blue jean and Chanel's ballerine bi-colour beige and blabk? Love all these styles in fact!!!!!! Not very cheap but intemporel- in French-

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    1. No, I don't have a Blue Jean Birkin or Chanel bi-color flats. I often wear dark blue jeans with ballerine shoes though :-)

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  15. Dear Mai Tai,
    Are you leaving in Paris ?

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  16. Ouf it would be more easier for me to write you in French I live in Geneva... Vous avez une des plus belles garde robes classiques, intemporelles et si chics que je connaisse. Gout parfait. Monica

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  17. Oh I have just caught up with all of your looks - all in my favourite colours, what a fun week of posting!

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