Friday, April 19, 2013

Photo Finish

By now, I have seen most scarves from this spring/summer collection, and having been torn between a couple of CWs of my favorite (Photo Finish by Dimitri Rybaltchenko), I finally decided on the fresh and light Etoupe/Vert/Marron. 

My choice might have been influenced by the beautiful pastel colored façades in Aix-en-Provence, that I walked past before making the purchase ;-)














the artist's signature



In a cowboy knot with a MaiTai Collection horn scarf ring (grande size) in dark honey horn



with a 31 Bolide in Bleu de Prusse and Belle Vivier shoes




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49 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your wonderful choice, plus witsing you lots of joy wearing it!! It goes without say that I'm once again smitten by your composition of pics - with spring hugs yours, Macs

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    1. Thank you, my dear Macs, for the lovely good wishes and for sharing my joy! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  2. Trés joli choix qui se marie si bien avec votre bolide .
    Trés joli montage aussi du cheval qui finit une course c est genial bravo bravo!
    Trés bon weekend qui sera bien different du dernier
    Bises amicale
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, merci, merci ma chère Myriam! Vous pouvez faire les animations chez http://www.gickr.com/ C'est rigolo, et en plus, c'est gratuit! Bon week-end à vous. Amitiés, MT

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  3. Exquisite CW. How beautifully it compliments Le Bolide Bleu.
    I wish I had the opportunity to purchase those gorgeous RV shoes. They have been so versatile! Alors...my Ortho doc just told me that I won't be out of this cast for another 2 months (from thigh to ankle) I have been wearing my Quicks almost constantly...think I'll give them the heave ho when this is over!!
    Have a wonderful Spring weekend!
    Barbara A

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    1. Awwh, another two months! What a long haul this has been.. Hope you'll come across the RVs, they'd be such a perfect reward for when the cast finally comes off :-)

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  4. This will suit your complexion very much. I anticipate stylish compositions to follow. May I know which colour lipsticks you are wearing in the last few occasions of blog posts.

    Merci Helen.

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    1. Thank you, Helen! The lip color is usually a mix of lipliner applied all over, followed by a lipstick. Recently, I've been using rosewood liners (Spice by Mac and 303 Bois rosé by Lancôme) in combination with coral lipsticks (Fashion City by Mac and Rouge in Love by Lancôme).

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    2. I looked up MAC, sold out :-( . Do you use a MAC blush? It is radiance in your complexion.

      Anticipating your posts.

      Merci Helen.

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    3. Awwh, so sorry re the Mac. I also like Sephora's No 27 Rouge Shine, this should be easy to get. Re the blush, I use a mix of colors here too... I sweep a blush brush across two or three different shades (currently apricot, pale pink and rosewood). I have them in magnetic palettes (Bobby Brown, Laura Mercier or Trish McEvoy have excellent ones) which makes this quick and easy.

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  5. Looks wonderful with your bag and shoes. Clever galloping picture. Enjoy wearing your new scarf.

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  6. Congratulations, dear MaiTai - such lovely colors, perfect for you! It's been a little difficult to see all the CWs of a particular design this season, they seem to trickle in a little more slowly this year. But I'm glad you found a favorite!

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    1. I agree with you, it has not been easy to see them all! Hope you found your favorite too :-)

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  7. Some people have an eye for colour...you are one of them!
    thank you for your exquisite posts.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda C! It is so nice to hear you enjoy the posts x

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  8. Die Farben sind wunderbar elegant und müssen zum neuen Mantel einfach perfekt aussehen. Freue mich schon auf die "Variationen zum Thema". Herzliche Grüße - Sanne

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    1. Vielen Dank, liebe Sanne! Sie haben recht, das Tuch passt wunderbar zum neuen Mantel, und ich hoffe, dass Sie an den Variationen Freude haben werden. Herzliche Frühlingsgrüsse aus dem sonnigen Südfrankreich!

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  9. Une fois encore sublime photos de présentation de votre nouvel objet du désir un foulard plus design dans son ensemble mais dans des couleurs magnifiques qui vous correspondent et vont si bien avec ce que vous portez. Amicalement. Monica

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    1. Je vous remercie pour votre gentil commentaire, chère Monica. J'espère vous allez aimer les combinations de Photo Finish avec les tenues qui vont suivre... Un très bonne fin du semaine à vous! Amitiés

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  10. Love your new scarf! A perfect choice and a perfect match to Ms Bolide de Prusse and the Belle Viviers. Wear it in good health, my dearest MaiTai!
    The house facades in Aix-en-Provence are adorable and nobody like you to combine pictures so they make the most beautiful post <3!
    I love the 'galoping horse'! So cool!!!!

    Enjoy a most wonderful weekend! Sunny hugs and bisous, Manuela

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely compliments and sweet good wishes, my dearest Manuela! The facades of Aix are so very pretty indeed, perhaps H's colorist had them in mind..;-) Have a wonderful rest of the week, and a lovely weekend ahead xx

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  11. I am curious to see how it will look on you ;) The only consolation with this crazy weather is that we can play a little longer with our silk treasures! Have a nice we.
    Catherine

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    1. Hope you'll like the combinations which will follow :-) The weather here is crazy too.. ranging from 18 to 31 celsius within a couple of days. Let's hope there is a sunny and beautiful weekend ahead!

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  12. Dear Madame Maitai, congrts on your lovely scarf choice...I think stripes are so classic and those colours match most accessories.
    Before finding your picturebook blog, I had only 2 Hermes scarves, but recently; inspired by our hot weather spell, I've invested in Hermes Vue La Crosee du Galerie and recently, couldn't resist purchasing another scarf; Pierres d Orient et d Occident. Your influence is indeed great ;-) Please, please keep up your wonderful style ideas.... Cheers to You!! Mandy

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    1. Dear Mandy, Many congratulations on all the beautiful scarves you added to your collection (we are scarf twins on the La Réale)! Happy you like the newest member of my scarf family too, many thanks for the kind compliment! :-)

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  13. Hi Maitai!
    Again, please let me paraphrase everyone here: fantastic choice of design (truth be told, it is an amazing design), lovely colours and I can only imagine that they suit you down to a T. Again, and this is what often fascinates me with H silks, they manage to reprise a classic theme (which could easily become boring) like horse riding and manage to exploit it in a, yet again, completely modern, stylish and wearable way! Can we perhaps hope for one of your beautiful action pics? Today, i will be wearing my silk bundled close to my neck as there is so much wind, my carré might be caught like a sail and I WILL fly away!
    Cheers,
    Béatrice from Switzerland

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    1. Dear Béatrice, thanks so much for the lovely comment, so happy you like Ms Photo Finish! I too love the design, it has so much energy, and yet it is beautifully calm and chic when tied.
      Love the image of you being swept up into the air and flying, by your scarf being caught by a breeze..so evocative and poetic... wouldn't this be a perfect scarf commercial!

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  14. Adore the scarf! It is classic with a slight edge at the same time...typical Hermes. I have become quite taken with your Blog (the word is insufficiently elegant to describe the picturebook, I feel), and being a Francophile, appreciate the glimpses of french life.

    Do you live near Aix? If so, I am very envious!!!
    Best regards, and kind wishes, Nicola

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    1. A very warm welcome to my 'Picturebook', dear Nicola! Love the 'edge' of the PF too. We live in the South of France, within a an hour and a half from Aix.

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  15. Liebe MaiTai,
    was für traumhaft schöne Fotos, und erst das Tuch - im Zusammenspiel mit den geschmackvollen Accessoires - ein Gedicht! Wunderschöne Farben...
    Seit ich deinen blog verfolge, liebe ich es sehr, Kleidung mit einem feinen H-tuch aufzu"hübschen"
    Danke an dieser Stelle auch für die Hilfe in Sachen Picotin, mal sehen, was daraus wird!
    Ein schönes Wochenende mit hoffentlich so schönem Wetter wie hier bei uns im Rheinland, Barbara

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    1. Liebe Barbara, es freut mich sehr, dass mein Blog zu Deiner Hermès-Tuchliebe beigetragen hat! Vielen Dank auch für die netten Komplimente für den neuen Seidenschatz, ich bin selber auch ganz begeistert von den Farben. Ich drücke Dir ganz fest die Daumen für eine erfolgreiche Picotin Suche! Liebe Grüsse, MT

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  16. Fantastic galloping horse, MaiTai -- that sequence really captures the movement of Photo Finish.

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    1. Merci! There is so much energy in the design, it's a mesmerizing scarf.

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  17. Beautiful shots of Aix-en-Provence, and an even more beautiful selection of scarf. I love this cw. Hope to see some modeling shots soon.

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. Many thanks, my dear CS. Modeling shots to come soon, hope you'll enjoy xx

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  18. Aix en Provence makes me think of Cezanne and all his beautiful landscapes.

    Love the scarf, love the shoes.

    When I am on my trip I am definitely going to buy an Hermes scarf as a memento. x

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    1. Have a most beautiful and fun trip, dear FF, and the best of times on your scarf souvenir shopping!x

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  19. Dear MaiTai,

    Fantastic choice of this seasons Photo Finish and the colours will complament you perfectly.

    Loved how you made the horse galope great film.

    Best Jane x

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    1. Many thanks, dear Jane! Happy you enjoyed the animation, I'm so glad it worked out the way I hoped it would.

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  20. Your new Photo Finish is stunning with your Bleu de Prusse Bolide, but I am also looking forward to seeing it with your etoupe bags. :-) Such a well thought out, perfect selection (as always), dear.

    Warm orange hugs,
    CS

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    1. You are spot on, my dear CS! This scarf is another chameleon, it has so many beautiful neutrals xx

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  21. Dear MaiTai,

    Thank you so much for your inspiring and lovely blog..In this nightmare that it's sometimes internet yours is always calm, elegant and soothing.and reminds me of a gentler time

    I can believe it but just yesterday, before browsing your blog my husband has tell me thah my birthday present this year (it's 50 by the way) it's going to be a trip to Provence!!!! I was soooo happy and after looking at your new scarf I have make my mind that my "myself" present will be a Hermes scarf that I'll buy in Aix as a memento.. the problem it's that I can't make my mind up... I have been rereading your advice , and I know that I still have plenty of time, my birthday it's on 1st July.. I'm beetween "Piquè fleuri de Provence" just for the obvious reasons and "Le songe de la Licorne". my capsule wardrobe for summer it's either black&white or neutrals ( camel, taupe, kaki, white) whit a colour accent...Please would you be so kind to give some idees... In the meantime I'll be dreaming about waking up in La Provence the morning of my birthday... I couldn't thing in a better present

    Thanks again for your time, kindness and dedication

    Regars from Barcelona

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    1. It is so very lovely to hear that you enjoy my blog, dear ilsa, thanks so much. How thoughtful and sweet of your husband to surprise you with a trip to Provence to celebrate your 50th. An Hermes scarf souvenir is a wonderful choice to mark the occasion! As much fun it is to ponder the options beforehand, it is good to keep an open mind too. Stock varies from store to store, and it is unlikely to find all CWs of a design in the same boutique. I hope these links will help you when contemplating your purchase:
      How to choose a scarf part one

      How to choose a scarf part two

      Also, Marseille is not very far from Aix, and has a good Hermès store too. And then there is also Avignon (a small store, but with a good scarf drawer), which can be easily reached by a short train ride.

      Have fun planning and anticipating your trip!

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    2. Dear MaiTai,

      Thanks so much for your advice!!!

      You are a truly inspiraton!!

      On July I'll tell you about my final decision.


      Have a lovely weekend!

      Ilsa

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  22. Beautifil blog full of delicatesse

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  23. Beautiful colors in your new scarf! Love it. And I adore the bag and shoes pictured with it. Well done...well planned! : )

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    1. Many thanks, vintagefrenchchic, happy you like the new scarf and combinations!

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