Thursday, August 22, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #105 - Berlin inspiration

Himmel über Berlin (the skies above Berlin)...



My sky blue 'Cuirs du Desert' reminds me so much of the happy time we had there


Scarf tying methods:
Left: start with a basic bias fold, then secure the ends in a basic slide with a Classique scarf ring in the grande size. Instead of using a scarf ring, you can also tie the ends into a double knot.
Right: Collier knot (this time, I used an Anneau Infinity scarf ring to balance the center, but you can also make a simple knot instead). Please click here for a how-to




Capsule pieces: white jeans and sleeveless v-neck top in marine blue (by Kettlewell Colours)
Shoes: turquoise sandals
Accessories: Hermès 'Cuirs du Desert' 90 Carré, clic-clac H enamel bracelet in bleu indiens and MM Picotin in sanguine. MaiTai collection waterfall necklace in burnt orange





Edited to include a style request:

Gorgeous as always...curious...how would you have tied this scarf to highlight more of the orange? (as a necklace)
I think the Anneau rings are so versatile!
Have a spectacular weekend as we dip into the last days of summer~
Barbara A

Many thanks for the challenge, dear Barbara.

First, choose your favorite orange part of the scarf (I've circled mine in orange). Then fold your carré into a rectangular strip as indicated by the opaque bar below (basically following these instructions).

My orange part turned out to be in the center of the strip, so I only used two Anneau Infinity scarf rings instead of three (the third ring would have partly covered the orange), and placed them either side (positions indicated by the 'X's below).  
I then secured the ends with a shawl ring in the basic slide.




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27 comments:

  1. You look so chic! I love the blue and white with pops of color...gorgeous!

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  2. Dear MT,

    I was trying to do this with the Cuirs du Desert:
    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg172/MaiTai05/Publications/3.jpg

    But, I can't figure out how to get from #1 to #2 (I mean, which ends of the scarf are we grabbing to tie behind the neck?) . . . is the folded side (the diagonal) of the scarf the bottom of the halter top? Thanks, Clare.

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    1. Oh! Never mind dear MT! I figured it out! Thanks just the same!

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    2. You are right, the diagonal folded side is the bottom of the halter top. Hold your scarf by the two (overlapping) ends opposite this diagonal, and bring it to your front. Your hands (holding the ends) are chest level, and the diagonal is facing towards the floor). Now split the overlapping ends apart, by taking one into your left hand, and the other into your right. Then bring them behind your neck, and proceed with step #2. Hope this helps, good luck!

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    3. Great to hear, dear Clare! You must have figured it out while I was typing my reply... I leave the above in case someone else is wondering the same thing. Have fun with your scarf top :-)

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  3. Such an artist dear MT!
    Beautiful arrangements with blue sky and orange... And yoursef!
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Merci, my dear Monica <3 I was lucky to have such a beautiful palette of colors to play with! The sky was truly amazing throughout our stay, and although the CdC was bought a long time ago, it now has also a little bit of Berlin woven into it. Amitiés

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  4. What a fabulous combination of colours: dark blue, orange and white!
    So fresh and beautiful!
    You always find in a scarf the colour that pulls it all together, my dearest MaiTai and when I think that all the possible combinations have been presented, a new one appears!:)
    Both looks are gorgeous!
    We are so lucky to have you <3!Have a sunny and restful weekend! Mxx

    P.S. Love the idea of having a city "woven" into a scarf and can tell you that Paris is "woven" into some of mine <3

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    1. Yes, Manuela...many like-minded souls gathered here! Hope you have had a great summer!
      Wishing you a lovely weekend,too, T xx

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    2. Thank you for the lovely compliments, my dearest Manuela! Our beloved silks are so full of magic.. Isn't it a never ending, beautiful and exciting journey to discover all that lies within! At the same time, they becoming more and more part of our lives and memories...so precious. Have a wonderful Sunday xx

      PS. My 'Paris scarves' are waving hello to yours <3

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  5. Dear MaiTai,

    You look so pretty in both pictures. Love this color combination and your RV sandals are just beautiful! Thank you for your travelogue to Berlin. I learned so much from it and now hope to have the opportunity to visit.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Simone

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    1. P.S. I agree with Manuela, we are so lucky to have you!!

      Simone

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    2. Thanks so much, dear Simone! So glad you enjoyed the Berlin posts, and hope you'll have the chance to visit one day soon. I've never worn this color combination before, but like it very much too. Merci, beautiful skies over Berlin ;-) Have a wonderful remaining weekend too!

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  6. ITA with sweet Manuela...so lucky for the time you give us! I love the inspirational color combinations here! Also, very grateful for the memories that you get to keep and tuck away! Wishing you a weekend sky as blue as the background on the C de D, T xx

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    1. <3 So happy to see that we are quite a few sharing the same feeling, dear Trudye. A lovely weekend to you too, M xx

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    2. My dear Trudye, Manuela and Simone, you are so very sweet, thank you so much <3 I am the lucky one though... you are the loveliest, most fun, kindest and sweetest group one could ever hope for. Thank you all so much xxx

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  7. Gorgeous as always...curious...how would you have tied this scarf to highlight more of the orange? (as a necklace)
    I think the Anneau rings are so versatile!
    Have a spectacular weekend as we dip into the last days of summer~
    Barbara A

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    1. Many thanks for the request, my dear Barbara! I've just added a suggestion to the post, hope you like it :-) Can't believe September is around the corner already, have a most wonderful last August weekend too!

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    2. Fabulous idea, my dearest MaiTai!
      Thank you, to you and to Barbara for the request.
      Have a lovely Sunday! Mxx

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  8. Longing for fall, after seeing these lovely pics and the way you transformed your inspiration into another stunning and "nature matching" composition! :D

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  9. my thoughts bubbled out too fast - after reviewing your (obviously still summery) outfit, I wanted to add that it instantly made me think of those crisp mornings, when fall is just slightly peeking around the corner. ;-)

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    1. Many thanks, my dear Macs! Yes, summer is still very much around here, with temperatures peaking around 30 celsius on some days. Gradually, it is cooling down though.. last week, we had a magically crisp morning, carrying the promise of autumn... Have a wonderful Sunday x

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  10. Dear MaiTai,

    Inspiring and lovely as always!!!!

    Have you seen the new FW collection ????

    I went to Paris, just for the weekend and the windows in Hermes store in STH were covered... I can't wait to see the new ones

    Thanks a lot& regards from Barcelona

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    1. Hope you had a wonderful weekend in the city of lights! Can't wait to see the new windows too. I've only seen a small part of the AW scarves, looking forward to explore the different colors and designs!

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