Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #99





Capsule pieces: beige trousers and cardigan, sleeveless v-neck top in marine blue (Kettlewell Colours)
Shoes: bronze metallic Oran sandals
Accessories: Hermès 'Photo Finish' 90 Carré, clic-H bracelet in marron glacé and Picotin MM in etoupe



Scarf tying methods for the above:
Left: Asymetrical wrap, ends secured with a Moyenne size Classique horn scarf ring in honey (instead of using a scarf ring, you can also tie the ends together in a small double knot)
Right: Fold your scarf in the basic bias, place around your neck. Slide both ends through an Anneau Infinity scarf ring (you can use any round and smooth ring instead), while leaving one end longer than the other


Scarf tying methods for the above:
Left: Fold your scarf in the basic bias, place around your neck and make a simple knot. Slide both scarf ends through an Anneau Infini scarf ring (you can use any round and smooth ring instead) and push the ring up against the simple knot.
Right: Fold your scarf in the basic bias, place around your waist or just above your hips, and secure the ends in the basic slide with a Grande size Classique horn scarf ring in honey (instead of using a scarf ring, you can also tie the ends together in a small double knot)


The new 'Provence' scarf travel pochette ~ a summery version of the Bastide



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23 comments:

  1. Tres chic and class as usual dear Mai Tai.
    Monica

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    1. Merci, chère Monica. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Maitai, I luff your capsule collection.

    I am trying to discover the history of my scarves and figure out who designed them and whether they are re-issues. I know the ecuries and elephant (carp a-whatsy) ones are.

    Are tropique and mexique new or reissues? I love the way scarves remind you of the time in your life you bought them and who you were with etc.

    I blame you for my new addiction.

    Best wishes, xx

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    1. I concur - it is an addiction. My meagre scarf collection is slowly expanding, thanks to Maitai's influence.

      Unfortunately I work in a very creative office (graffic designers in beachwear and men in strange skirt arrangements) but I am undeterred. I always aim for a polished look and accessories regardless of the workplace. There's one other lady who wears H scarves too so we stick together. Safety in numbers and all that.

      Thanks, Maitai, for your lovely inspiration as usual.

      Susan x

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    2. Dear Susan and Faux Fuchsia,
      I very much agree with you (in terms of blaming MaiTai for the scarf addiction, but I must say that she has opened up a tremendous new world of combining the outfits and colours for me, therefore she is a great teacher).
      I live myself in the similar working environment like Susan (men in majority, who even don't know what/who Hermes might be), however, no fellow lady I could share the love for H with.
      Having said that, I have not given up and wear my scarves regardless of the environment and people, enjoying them very much.

      Lea x

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    3. Welcome to the happy sisterhood of H addicts, my dear FF! Tropique and Mexique must be new additions, and perhaps have memories from your recent trip woven into them? Both were originally issued in the 80’:

      Tropique (1987) - Laurence Bourthoumieux
      Mexique (1985) - Cathy Latham

      Caparaçons de la France et de l'Inde is by Philippe Ledoux, and was issued in 1959. Ecuries is also by Ledoux, issued in 1947

      Your 70 scarves are all new designs.

      Orange hugs xx

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    4. Susan and Lea, you are so right to do what you enjoy! I bet you have more admirers than you think... Have a wonderful weekend x

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  3. I love this scarf on you! The colors are so perfect for you. On another note, will be getting strawberries and prosecco today to give your cocktail recipe a whirl.

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    1. Hope the Rossini and evening were both bellissimo, my dear Marla!

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  4. That marine blue top is beautiful on you!

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  5. Très jolie capsule tons très doux .
    J adore l idée du foulard en ceinture comme la chaleur est enfin arrivée c est une belle idée pour continuer a porter nos foulard.
    Bonne fin de semaine
    Amitié
    MYRIAM

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    1. Oui, enfin les beaux temps sont arrivés! Passez un super week-end, ma chère Myriam! Bises

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  6. This scarf looks beautiful when paired with the oatmeal and marine blue! What other colors do you think you will wear with it? I love the look of it tied around your slim waist. Lovely. Scarf twins with you on this one, dear, and also camera twins as well. :-) It's a great little camera, one that I always make sure I'm rarely without when DH and I are out for the evening or on holiday.

    Have a lovely upcoming weekend, dear.

    Warm orange hugs,
    CS

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    1. Double twin hugs to you, dearest CS! Agree with you on the camera, and so glad you got the Photo Finish. Apart from the marine blue and oatmeal above, it’s fabulous with white, navy, denim, light blue, brown, teal, taupe, storm grey, khaki, rust, mustard....have fun playing!

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  7. The Kettlewell pieces are terrific throw-ons, and very well priced! I agree with CS, I love the scarf at your waist. Your Picotin in Etoupe plays so well with the metallic finish of your sandals. I imagine this must be one of your more versatile bags? Should I ring up my S.A.? Which bag do you think you use most often? ( I know, it's like choosing a favourite child)
    Have a splendid weekend, dear Mai Tai. We are in the midst of another monster storm which should subside by tomorrow. For now, it's Strawberry Bellinis and a good book!
    Barbara A

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    1. Oh no, not another storm! Hope it came and went without leaving a trail. Love Etoupe, it’s a perfect neutral, and fabulous color all year round. Choosing a favorite bag is an impossible task indeed, but if I could only pick one, it would currently be my etoupe 35 Kelly!

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  8. A beautiful, harmonious outfit again. I have been thinking lately - what is actually the role of white colour when combining the things? Should any outfit have something white in order to look harmonious and fresh (whatever - shirt, top, cardigan, trousers, scarf detail, jewelery)? Or I think so because I like white colour?
    I was absent less than 2 days - Anneau Infinity was sold in that short period! It seems you should form an official "waiting list" for the people on travel, or who know they will be absent for whatever reason. It seems so :-)
    Love, Lea

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    1. I agree with you on white, it always adds a fresh and crisp touch! So sorry you have missed out on the Anneau Infinity though. Most of the new stock was already spoken for via pre-orders (I don’t have an official list, but anyone who emails me can get one reserved), and the rest just went in a heartbeat. If you’ll email me at maitaicollection@orange.fr, I make sure you won’t miss out next time xx

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  9. What a lovely Summer post, my dearest MaiTai.
    The ´Photo Finish`is such a happy scarf and combines so well with the lovely top. All ways of tying it look great but the last ones are my favourites. Love your Oran sandals. Such a beautiful and very chic colourway!
    Congratulations on the pretty new Travel Pochette. Perfect for Spring and Summer in such a warm colour.
    I am so happy about mine! <3

    Yesterday I made your Rossini cocktail and it tasted so well!<3
    Thank you, my dear, once again for the recipe.
    Have a happy and sunny weekend. M xx

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    1. Thank you, my dearest Manuela, so happy you enjoyed the post! Great to hear the Rossini was a success... I made it yesterday too, and now I am contemplating to make a quick dash for the fruit stall, to get some more strawberries for tonight... Have a most beautiful weekend xx

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  10. Dear MaiTai,

    Love this post showing the different ways to tie your Photo Finish every one is perfect, and the colours with your new summer clothes are perfection.
    Just today I wore my PF for the first time with my MT scarf ring loved it since you know we are twins.

    Have a lovely weekend
    Jane x

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    1. Twin hugs to you too, my dear Jane! Congratulations again on finding this beauty. So lovely to know that one of the scarf rings babies was part of it's first outing :-) Have a lovely weekend too x

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