Saturday, February 22, 2014

Capsule wardrobe #123 - post card from Paris






Edging closer to Faux Fuchsia's style challenge...







Good things sometimes take a while... while the spring/summer scarves already dominate the scarf counters, it was a shawl from the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection that stole my heart last week. The 'L'instruction du Roy's' elegance and structured opulance remind me so much of Paris, and it's beautiful colors (taupe, greys and browns, mixed with ecru, rust, black and sunflower yellow) made it an instant 'coup de coeur'




'L'Instruction du Roy' cashmere/silk GM in marron glacé/jaune/naturel 
(Ref #H241761S  CW15)
  
rectangular fold
 




We are heading off to the Alps today for our annual skiing holiday. Can't believe how the year has flown by! Looking forward to catching up with you in a couple weeks xx


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39 comments:

  1. I love colors you have chosen for your last Week end in Paris, very beautiful !
    I enjoy how you wear your cashmere/silk scarf, like a 90's one, I 'm going to try with mine (wich is purple and pink dated 2001 "plumes")
    I wish you happy holidays Dear MaiTai, you're going to miss us...
    Anne Marie

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    1. Merci, chère Anne Marie. Hope you had a lot of fun playing with your Plumes in the meantime! And yes, I did miss you!

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  2. Such a lovely post dear MaiTai. Your new GM is just beautiful. I too, love this CW. You look so pretty in it, wear it in good health!
    LOL, love the touch of leopard!
    Have a wonderful and safe trip!
    Warmest regards, Simone xx

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    1. Many thanks for the sweet comment and kind good the wishes, dear Simone! We had such a lovely and wonderful time, pics to come soon xx

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  3. Excuse me, is that LEOPARD print carpet????

    Meanwhile it was so for here yesterday, like 40 degrees, so enjoy your Alps.

    You look gorgeous, luff the outfit.

    I want a brown toned scarf. And a kelly bag. Surely that's not too much to ask?

    xx

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    1. It sure is, FF. I have leopard carpeting in my bedroom and love it. Nothing shows on it, and it's just plain fun.

      And, no, a Kelly is not too much to ask for. Every girl should have one!

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    2. Fully agree with Anonymous, it's not too much to ask at all <3 I think of you all the time btw, I am seeing leopard print everywhere these days ! xx

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  4. Love your new scarf, divine! And can't believe how the chestnut colour matches your cardigan so exactly! Enjoy your skiing.

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    1. Thank you, dear Blighty! I couldn't believe the color match either, it was such a happy discovery. x

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  5. Love your new shawl! we are cousins on this stunning design!
    The Olympics have been the perfect warm up to have one itching to hit the slopes! Going to scratch that itch this week in Telluride ourselves! Will send a yodel or two from the Rockies to the Alps in spirit! Wishing you sunny days,fresh powder and tons of fun with your guys! Chin, chin to memories made, T xx

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    1. Cousin hugs and mwahs!! Hope you are having a most wonderful time in Telluride, my dearest Trudye. Wishing you much of the same…sun, powdery snow and a most fun and fabulous stay! xx

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  6. Dear Mai Tai,

    In spite of the glorious and wonderful day that we are today enjoing in Barcelona (18º!!!!!) looking at your photos I miss Paris and wish to be there.

    Congratulations , The shawl it's stunning, an as always blends perfect with youe wardrobe... you are really a genious...
    I'm goin for a shor trip to Lisbonne and keep wondering myself waht to pack... as always your tips are invaluable.

    Have a nice holiday in the Alps, I'm sure we all are going to miss you in the meantime!!!

    Regards from Barcelona

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    1. Oh Lisbonne in spring must be so lovely, have a wonderful trip!! The last couple of days we had similar weather to yours. The mornings and evenings are still cool though, so layers are key. Crossing my fingers for the shawl to make it’s way to your cupboard one day!

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  7. Now I have a new shawl to lust after :) Stunning on you! Enjoy the Alps....

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    1. Happy hunting!! So glad you like it :-)

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  8. I love leopard print in carpets. The detail in the the shawl picking up the architectural detail and colours makes my heart sing.

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    1. Thank you, Tabitha. Happy you like the pics!

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  9. What beautiful photos! I love the golden tones.

    P.S. The faux fur scarf collar arrived yesterday! (DH ordered it as my birthday present.) It is lovely, thank you! Looking forward to wearing it with my Tendresse Féline.

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    1. Happy belated birthday, dear Hexicon! So lovely to know that your are pleased with Ms Faux Fur, have fun!

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  10. Beautiful new addition. Love your black pants. Leather or waxy coated? X
    Enjoy the snow. Still baking in summer here.

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    1. Waxy coated and super comfortable. Hope the weather has cooled down by now (it’s beginning to warm up over here) x

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  11. Just fabulous and all in my favorite "go to" colors!! I just wore my scarf, cheval turk or turc? yesterday and it instantly added such elegance to my simple outfit. You have such fabulous style and I am always inspired seeing what you pull together!!

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    1. Happy you like the new addition, thanks so much. The Cheval Turc is such a beautiful design, I really hope it will be re-issued one day!

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  12. très joli châle et bien dans vos couleurs habituelles! Bon séjour au ski et à bientôt de vous lire à nouveau.Véronique

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    1. Merci pour votre gentil commentaire et bons voeux!

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  13. Your scarf pick is perfection. I love how you showed the different sides of this scarf in the rectangular fold. The pictures are dreamy, especially the one with the spirits against the light. I have recently bought a warm yellow throw for my couch and see a lot of that color in your photos. Have a safe ski trip - I am already looking forward to pictures.
    Warmly,
    Tanja

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    1. Discovering how different folds highlight different aspects of a new scarf is always so much fun. Your new throw sounds wonderful!

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  14. Dearest MaiTai,

    This is one of my favourite posts ever (have I said this before?). I couldn´t think of a better place to take these gorgeous pictures of you than at Le Train Bleu, such a magnificent and magical place. <3 Your beautiful photographs show it so well.
    Love the third picture where you hold a glass of champagne. Congratulations with your new shawl. It´s so elegant and chic, with a perfect colour combination.
    May you wear it in good health and joy, dear friend. Have a wonderful holiday. Look forward to hearing about it. Love, Manuela

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    1. My dearest Manuela, so happy the pics brought back beautiful memories! They are a petite mélange of the last trip, some taken in the TB, and some in other places (which will be featured soon). Thanks so much for the lovely good wishes, hope you’ll enjoy the pics to come xx

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  15. Lovely photos of Paris. Enjoy your ski holiday and wear your new shawl in good health!
    Warm aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and kind good wishes, dear Fifi!

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  16. What beautiful photography! Thanks to your images, Paris is moving father up my list of places to visit. Have a wonderful time on holiday and we'll look forward to more fashion inspiration on your return!

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    1. Hope Paris will move to the top of your list one day soon! So nice to know you enjoy the photos, merci!

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  17. You look fabulous in that shawl, and now I'm kicking myself for not buying the same color way when I could have.

    And, oh . . . Le Train Bleu - such fond memories.

    Hope you've got great snow and sunny, blue skies.

    Jerrine

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    1. This CW would be wonderful on you, my dear Jerrine! A sparkling champagne toast to beautiful shared memories xx

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  18. Dear MaiTai,

    Looking beautifull in your new shawl, hope you have a wonderful time on the slopes,

    Look forward to your return maybe with some more shots of your new shawl and outfits?

    Best Jane x

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes, dear Jane. We had a most blissful time! Pics with the new shawl to come x

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  19. Congratulations on a most gorgeous beauty, dearest MaiTai! You are so breathtakingly beautiful! Like Trudye, I'm cousins with you - the splendid design is so very opulent in the GM! Hope your skiing holiday with your loved ones was as wonderful as can be, filled with much relaxation, fun and laughter. Wishing you safe and happy returns. Sending you much love with big sunshine hugs xox

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    1. Oh how wonderful to be cousins with you on this beauty too, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! What a merry club we are! Love how the design comes out in a GM, there is so much space for it to breathe. Skiing has been fabulous, thanks so much for the sweet good wishes! Hugs xx

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