Friday, May 16, 2014

Mythiques Phoenix

I've been asked a few times about my favorite scarf of the SS2014 collection, and with the autumn scarves ready to appear in the stores in a few months, it has taken rather a long time. Some designs come in later than others, and different stores have different selections of designs and CWs. Seeing an entire collection is like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, and usually takes several visits to several stores.

In this season there are many beautiful designs, but sometimes it isn't that easy to find 'the one', which then also matches the criteria I outlined some time ago (how to choose a scarf-part one and how to choose a scarf- part two). In addition, I already own many beautiful scarves I absolutely adore, and see no point in adding a scarf which is too similar to those I already have, or which I don't love quite as much as the favorite ones in my drawer.

So all the more wonderful if the magic moment happens and a new favorite emerges...

Mythiques Phoenix


If the video link below doesn't work, you can see the scarf profile directly on YouTube



It was as recently as 2011 that this scarf was originally issued, so it was a surprise to see it coming out again so soon. The CWs of the original issue were bold and strong, and as much as I liked the design, I just couldn't wear the colors. This season's CW11 (Vert/Anthrazite/Vanille/Aubergine) is a neutral lovers dream... it consists of ecru, greys, taupes, creams, browns, muted blues and purples, deep teals,  and blends in easily with most of my wardrobe.

by Laurence Bourthoumieux ~ Ref # 002507S CW11



Capsule wardrobe pieces: ecru tank top, black cascade wrap cardigan, black jeans
Shoes: black patent ballet flats
Accessories: Hermès 'Mythiques Phoenix' 90 Carré, clic-H enamel bracelet in marron glacé and Picotin MM in etoupe
Scarf tying method: Basic bias fold




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63 comments:

  1. Dearest MaiTai,

    Love your choice for this season and yea we are twins, I managed to get mine weeks ago when it first apeared in store and as you say a perfect netural and such a wonderfull design I just love it.
    Look forward to see your pairings also they will be fab
    have a wonderfull weekend
    Jane x

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    1. Twin hugs to you, dearest Jane! Have a most wonderful weekend too x

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  2. Congratulations on a lovely choice, dear MaiTai! We're twins again - this is truly a special scarf and a glorious, timeless design that lifts the outfit to the next level. Its "feel" has reminded me somehow of the La Femme aux Semelles de Vent, in the black/white/neutral issue, yet it is completely different. You wear it beautifully.

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    1. How wonderful to be twins with you! I know what you mean about the similar feel to the LFASDV, I had the same thought :-)

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  3. Dear Mai Tai,

    Congratulations,

    It's sooo beautiful... ant this CW it's just perfect

    Last time iwent to h they have only the bold Cw and in spite that it was beautiful the colours were not really me... but this one it's like a safe blanket they can go almost with everything .. and I'm thinking in my choir LBD it woul be perfevt...

    Luckily my birthday it's coming.......

    Thanks again for sharing..

    Have a nice weekend I hope the weather r over there it's as warm as in Barcelona!!!

    Orange hugs!!!!

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    1. Perfect timing for your upcoming birthday, fingers crossed! The weather is glorious here too, about 22-25 degrees and blue skies. Enjoy a lovely weekend in the spring sun! Hugsx

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  4. What an exquisite scarf! It offers so many possibilities. I can't wait to see the many ways you wear it--all lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much, happy you like it! Looking forward to exploring the different options and ways :-)

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  5. Hello dear MT,

    first of all, the lovely Birkin organizer is arrived, it fits wonderful to my Garden Party. I am really thrilled, it is sooo nice sewed. It also fits to my LV Neverful, which I like to wear in summer :-). In June we will spend our holidays in Provence and the Cote d' Azur, and I think the organzier will be perfect and very helpful.

    You have choosen a very lovely scarf, I also adore neutral colors and this whould be a great addition to my collection. I don't notice this model before. You are so right, to find the perfect scarf is sometimes a little bit tricky. This year I saw the cashmere shawl "Mors et Gourmettes Remix" in bleu, I was happy to hear, that my boutique in Düsseldorf had this, but unfortunately it was reserved and after a few weeks sold... But I had luck, on ebay I found it :-)

    Wishing you a sunny weekend
    Bine

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    1. Hallo meine liebe Bine, thanks so much the lovely feedback, so happy you are pleased with your organzier! Great to know it fits a LV Neverfull too, I've had a request on this, and now I've got the answer :-) Congrats on finding your favorite pick in the end, sometimes it is not so easy to get what we want! Fingers crossed on the MP, and have a lovely weekend too!

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  6. Yes, it's glorious one of my favourites and it works with everything in a neutral wardrobe.

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    1. So true, there is hardly a piece in my wardrobe it doesn't go with!

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  7. This is a beautiful scarf on you. I love the bright colors of Hermes scarves, it's why I started collecting them, but my favorite 90 (purchased secondhand!) has turned out to be 'Faubourg by Night' in the same neutrals as the scarf you've shown here. It goes with everything and I never get tired of seeing it. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you , Jill! So nice to hear about your FbN. My neutral pieces get the most outings too, regardless if they are clothes, scarves or other accessories. Have a great weekend too!

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  8. We are scarf twins again! And my favorite of the season as well. It's one of those scarves that is beautiful in images, but stunning in person.Thanks for highlighting it with the video. A second favorite pattern of mine is De La Mer au Ciel. So many great colorways this season.

    Merci

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    1. Woohoo, twins again! Our MP club is growing, what a party! Your are so right about the scarf, images don't do it justice. It's so light and luminous in parts, which does not seem to come through in pictures..

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  9. Dear MaiTai,
    what an amazing scarf, a musthave for me! I called the Hermes shops around me today, and hey, there is one in Hannover. I will buy it next week!
    Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!
    Inge

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    1. Well done on taking swift action, and congratulations on the successful search! Have fun bringing it home, and a lovely weekend too!

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  10. The perfect acquisition and beautiful birthday present MaiTai - enjoy! SAx

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  11. I also love the design of this scarf and the CW really suits you. Sadly, I don't think it would do anything for me. I wish I could try it on and see, but I can't travel.

    Never mind, I now have three H scarves - I have recently bought Au Coeur de la Vie and also Del La Mer au Ciel. They are both in bright colours. I love looking at them, even if I am not sure if they suit me!

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    1. Dear Anni, for me it's the same: I can't wear neutral colours, but I love them on our dearest MaiTai! I think you have really chosen beautiful scarfes and I bet, that they really suit you!!! I think the colours you chose intuitionally suits you and in addition I think the Hermés-scarfes give you that special "glow". Please enjoy them! You are really looking beautiful! Best wishes Claudia

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    2. Congratulations on your new aquisitions! There are so many ways to appreciate them, and there is so much fantastic detail in the beauties you've bought!

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  12. Oh my, this is such a beautiful scarf! The neutral colors are just perfect...it will go with so much.
    How lovely your birthday scarf looks on you, wear it in good health dear MaiTai.

    Thank you for taking us along on your birthday weekend! I really enjoyed the pictures.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Warmly, Simone xx

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    1. So happy you enjoyed sharing the little adventure, and that you like the birthday scarf! Thank you for the warm good wishes, and have a most sunny and beautiful Sunday xx

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  13. This scarf is mystique and mysterious, it perfectly suits to your petrsonality dear May Tai.
    Amities
    Monica
    P.s. It will go with the black necklace that I like so much....

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    1. Oh I can imagine how fabulous it would be with Ms Noir Waterfall, my dear Monique! Will try it tomorrow, and hope we'll become twins on the MP.. Amitiés

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  14. Lovely. No one does neutrals like you x

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    1. Happy you like it, many thanks dear FF xx

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  15. I too bought your same colorway and I agree, it is one of the most perfect neutrals. But there was one colorway of Mythiques Phoenix in 2011, a light blue and green. I wanted it so much but had a Fantasie Pittoresque in an almost identical colorway so I passed. One of the few scarf regrets I have.

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    1. How lovely to be twins with you! Sorry to hear about the missed 2011 version though. I can only imagine how thrilled you must have been to see it coming out again this season, even if in different colors!

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  16. Ah, I was wondering if you'd bite on this one! :) It is very you and truly an outstanding neutral beauty. I would think there's little it doesn't go with. It looks perfect with your pieces.

    I bought this gorgeous design in the cotton gauze pareo in blue nuit (very similar to this CW- minus the teals) after seeing it modeled on tpf and AA. Hermes was pushing it more as a shawl than a pareo. It's so hot and humid most of the year here that this will get a lot more mileage than a silk twill would - though I'm tempted to get the silk if only to frame it.

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    1. I too love this design. Can I ask what AA means?

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    2. I went into Hermes with a completely different scarf in mind but once I tried this it was love at first sight. It is so elegant and subtle. You did a wonderful job capturing the design in your photos...it isn't an easy one to capture.

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    3. Well guessed, dear Maria! I can only imagine how beautiful your Pareo must be...now you are tempting me in turn!

      Anonymous, I have no idea what AA means!

      NestGirl, twins with you too, how wonderful! Enjoy yours in health and happiness!

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    4. I'm laughing so hard right now.. Sorry ladies, I should have been clearer.

      AA is Aesthetic Alterations. A blog from a lovely tpf member and fellow Hermes lover. I can see how you all thought it may have been something else......

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  17. What a beautiful choice you made for your birthday scarf! You will rock it with tons of looks in your wardrobe and I look forward to seeing it at play! May it always evoke the memories of your special time by the sea<3 Hoping your are enjoying sunny skies for the weekend, T xx

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    1. You're so right my dearest friend, the special memories make this beauty all the more precious! There is hardly an item in my wardrobe that doesn't go with it, regardless the season..I could not be more happy and thrilled. Have a most beautiful Sunday and a great week ahead! xx

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  18. Dearest MaiTai!

    Mythiques Phoenix never looked so good--thank you for sharing your styling w/ us. I love how it picks-up light/dark w/out drawing too much attention to itself, and highlights the lovely wearer: you!!!

    Also, love how you accented the blk/wht w/ etoupe accessories. Just pure perfection, as usual.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Cheers,
    sammie

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    1. So happy you like the MP, dearest sammie! You are right, it blends in beautifully... it's a wonderful chameleon scarf. Hope you had a lovely weekend, and have a great week ahead xx

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  19. Congratulations with your new beautie, dearest Mai Tai! It is a very chic and elegant scarf and I so much forward to seeing it combined with many different outfits. May you wear it in good health and joy, my dear. Wishing you a wonderful remaining weekend. M xx

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    1. I meant, of course, I so much look forward to... Sorry. M xx

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    2. Thanks so much for the sweet and lovely good wishes, my dearest Manuela <3 Hope you'll enjoy the upcoming combinations, and have a fabulous week xx

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  20. Congratulations on your beautiful new birthday scarf. It is sooo perfect for you. The feather and palm details are stunning. Totally agree with Julian F on the “feel” of the colors and La Femme aux Semelles de Vent. Earlier in the season, I played around with Mythiques Phoenix in the teal colorway. This darker one definitely has an edgy, mysterious air. Wear it in the best of health!

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    1. Happy you like it, my dear Marla! So true re the different CWs, they can alter the atmosphere of a design dramatically. I sometimes wonder how the artist imagined it! xx

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  21. Dear MaiTai,

    I agree with you -- this is my favorite scarf of the season in this CW! I love it so much that I also bought the top. The details are exquisite and neutral CWs just work better on me too. I love it so much that I bought my Mother the light blue version.

    Thank you for the post and cannot wait for my Birkin insert. Best, Lauren

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    1. So nice to be twins with you too, dear Lauren! The MP RTW pieces are absolutely stunning, congratulations on your beautiful top. Summer can come! Hope your Birkin insert will be with you soon.

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  22. So stupid - I posted this comment on the wrong thread!

    Here's what I intended to say here:

    I had misgivings about this design, but after seeing how fabulous it looks on you, I ran right over to the boutique today and brought the big bird home.

    It is absolutely beautiful. I will put the bill in the mail to you on Monday, my dearest!

    Jerrine

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    1. Woohoo, so happy to hear!! I can imagine how fabulous it looks on you. Twin hugs, my Dear!

      PS. A cheque is in the post ;-)

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  23. Dear MaiTai -
    For my birthday a few months back, my dear husband purchased Mythiques Phoenix for me as my very first Hermes scarf. I was delighted to see it on you, as well. Happy birthday!
    Ann

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    1. The first Hermès scarf is always so special, and how wonderful that it should be this exquisite beauty! Many congratulations! How very nice of your husband, and he has excellent taste :-)

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  24. Dearest MaiTai,
    Congratulations on your special birthday scarf! I was holding my breath and hoping that it would be this exquisite beauty - I'm twins with you too! I love how you show it's amazing richness with the bias fold. Now I will think of you and your happy day whenever I wear the gorgeous Ms. MP! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and wishing you a great week ahead. Much love with happiest orange hugs xxx

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    1. Oh my dearest Scarf Enthuisiast, I'm so very thrilled to know that we are twins on the gorgeous MP! I will think of you too, and all the other scarf sisters of your MP club when wearing mine next! Happiest twin hugs, and have a wonderful week ahead too xxx

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  25. Beautiful scarf, I was so tempted by this one also! I saw a very similar one Vancouver in a black and white colourway, with various shades of grey. The sales assistance said it was a bit unusual as only the two colours were used. It was very graphic and I was so close to buying it but fell in love the De la Mer Au Ciel. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, happy you like it! Many congratulations on your De la mer au ciel, it is such a beautiful design!

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  26. Chère MaiTai,
    Après avoir longuement admiré le beau Phoenix en plusieurs boutiques depuis des semaines, sinon déjà en 2011, puis rentrée à la maison sans car je ne porte plus de twill depuis très longtemps. Cette fois-ci grâce à vous, je n'ai plus hésité à ramener mon bel Phoenix à la maison ce samedi, quitte à le laisser dormir dans sa boîte comme tant d'autres, mais il est bien chez moi. Effrayant mais si majestueux!
    Quyen

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    1. Chère Quyen, Félicitation sur votre beau nouveau carré! J'espère que le manifique Phoenix va s'envoler de sa boîte bientôt, pour quelques belles promenades dans l'air du printemps! Amitiés

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  27. Ohh we are scarf twins:-). It is such an exquisite scarf in both pattern and colours. Pure perfection! I can´t wait to see how you combine it! Orange hugs Johanna

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    1. Twin hugs to you, dear Johanna! So lovely to know you own this scarf too x

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  28. Très beau choix chére MAITAI je dis sa car j ai bien envie d acheter la tunique de plage mythiques phoenix .Ses coloris sont magnifique est peuvent s assortir a infiniment de tenues
    Surtout qu' en se moment nous pouvons encore porter nos foulards car la temperature n est pas des plus haute
    Belle fin de semaine
    Bises MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, ma chère Myriam! J'imagine que cette foulard vous plaît, les couleurs sont tellement de votre! La tunique est fantastique aussi...Belle semaine à vous aussi, j'espère le soleil va revenir pour le week-end! Bises

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  29. Beautiful scarf indeed!

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    1. Glad you like it, thanks so much!

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