Saturday, July 5, 2014

Capsule wardrobe #137 - Fantaisies Indiennes Mousseline GM


Inspired by the 'you might also like' thumbnails of the previous post, I took my  'Fantaisies Indiennes' mousseline GM out to play today. I tried some of the length reducing knots for the Maxi Twillys, and found some of them work perfectly with GM mousses too.


Capsule wardrobe pieces: black trousers and top (Alternative: beige trousers and chocolate top)
Accessories: Hermès 'Fantaisies Indiennes' Mousseline GM and Clic-H enamel bracelet in black
Shoes: sunshine yellow patent leather flats
Scarf tying method: fold your scarf into a rectangular stole and pull both ends through a shawl ring in the horizontal basic slide


These earrings were a lucky find on my last trip to Paris. I saw them in the window of a tiny boutique in the Rue Saint-Honoré (Philippe Ferrandis) and was unable to resist!





A similar effect as above can also be achieved with an Grande Classique scarf ring (left in criss-cross knot), or with an Anneau Infinity in a  slip knot (right)


A casual variation... changing the black trousers and bracelet to beige and marron glacé.


A few  more variations:
Left: horizontal slide with black horn shawl ring (scarf wrapped once around the neck beforehand). Centre: Twist wrap with a Grande Classique scarf ring. Right: Slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring, with scarf wrapped once around the neck beforehand.



'Fantaisies Indiennes' GM mousse' and Picotin 22/MM in sanguine (with Picotin insert in naturel)


Hope you are having a wonderful weekend xx


Philippe Ferrandis: 346, rue St Honoré, 75001 Paris, Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 96 36 95

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27 comments:

  1. Such lovely looks! The earrings are just perfect with this scarf, so fresh yet very elegant. My desire for a shawl ring got even stronger with this post:-)

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    1. By the way, I read somewhere that Marie-Antoinette used to call her first born daughter Marie-Thérèse "Mousseline". Precious and delicate.

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    2. Thanks so much, dear J! Happy you like the looks and the new earrings, too. What a touching story about M-A and her daughter, thank you for sharing it with us <3

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  2. Just recently discovered and love your blog! I admire your amazing style and elegance and draw much inspiration from your wardrobes. Hope this isn't too personal but how do you stay so slim? I have a hard time with those pesky five pounds that want to hang on in my fifties.
    Teresa

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    1. A warm welcome to my blog, dear Teresa! Thanks so much for the kind words. Re your question, it's relatively simple...if I eat more than I burn, I pull back again. And yes you are right, it seems to take a bit more effort past fifty!

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    2. If you pull back, don't you get hungry? I guess hunger is part and parcel to looking great!

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  3. Dear Mai Tai you are so beautiful with these colours and earrings. Once more the perfection.
    We also began the fresh rosé aie aie it runs so easily......
    Amities. Monica

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    1. Ah the fresh and chilled rosé, and the sound of clinking ice cubes.. chin-chin to summer joys! Amitiés

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  4. These vibrant colours look stunning on you, Dearest MT, and I have earring envy :} The mousselines are the natural choice for the very humid summers that we have here on the east coast. I tend to think of the shears as a more formal scarf, but you zhuzhed it up as a casual look, and have given me a new outlook for styling with them!
    As ever...my heart skips a beat when I see a new post from you because I know how brilliant it will be!

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    1. My dearest haverfordgal, your happy energy always brings a ray of sunshine with it, thanks so much for the lovely comment. Have fun playing with your mousses, and a beautiful weekend ahead!

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  5. I have always loved this GM mousse on you and in love with this cw! I can see why you could not resist the little gems whispering your name from the shop window...beautiful find my dear friend! They will add a finishing touch to so many of your looks! Thank you for the inspiration during these hot summer days to punch up my look when not so inspired;-) Have a wonderful week...mwahs, T xx

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    1. The little gems are blowing bisous to you, my dearest Trudye! The shop was no bigger than a shoe box, but filled with so many irrresistable items that it took serious willpower not to go over board..;-) Have a wonderful rest of the week and a fun and happy weekend ahead! xx

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  6. Love all of your variations on tying a scarf...always learn something here and like to experiment ala Mai Tai!

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    1. Happy experimenting and knotting! Loved the pictures of Savannah on you blog.

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  7. Love big dangle earrings but always regret buying them! End up never wearing them for one reason or another but keep buying them for one reason or another! They look good on you!
    :-) Emily

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    1. Perhaps start wearing them in the evening? There is no quicker way to transform a day outfit for a night out!

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  8. Dearest Mai Tai,

    You look so lovely in orange! Your new earrings are really pretty and add so much colour to the outfit creating a new and very happy and summery look.:-)
    We have had very warm and humid days up here. Mousseline scarves are the only ones one can wear right now. Wishing you a wonderful week and sending you big orange hugs, Manuela

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    1. Thank you, my dearest Manuela! Our weather seems reversed, we've had a cool and rainy week. For us it's a miracle in July! Enjoy the sunshine, and have a happy rest of the week xx

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  9. Oh, how I love and want those earrings! They look like summer in the south of France! And, they're perfect with your coloring and the mousseline. I'll definitely look up that boutique the next time I get to Paris.

    I love the way that you've managed to give the moussie a tailored look. Such a clever girl.

    Jerrine

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    1. I've earmarked the boutique for you, and there is even one in St Germain... in the Rue Bonaparte! Less than a year and a half to go.. x

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    2. Ooooooh, I don't think I can wait that long. I'm having very bad pangs of longing for Paris this morning.

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  10. Très chère MAITAI
    Se orange vous vas a ravir il rehausse votre teint et se marie si bien avec le noir Il reveille les 2 couleurs
    Cette mousseline est plus facile a porter avec la chaleur se qui n est pas le cas aujourd'hui
    Passé une belle fin de semaine
    Bises
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci pour le gentil commentaire, ma très chère Myriam. C'est vrais, aujourd'hui l'été resemble automne..c'est soir, on porte en châle cachemire! Bonnie soirée et bises

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  11. Dear MaiTai, after coming home from my summer holidays I was very delighted to see your last posts. I had no internet in my holidays and the only contact I really missed was - to you and your picturebook! I love the inspiration you gives us with the GM mousse, because a few weeks ago I bought a scarf from "Roeckl", which is a german business concern, also making silk scarves. My scarf is a GM mousse as well, and I was unsure how to wear it in the summer. Now I know! ;-))
    Thank you for the beautiful, inspiring pictures! Best wishes Claudia

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  12. Dearest MaiTai,
    I always take a deep breath and pause in admiration for the indescribable beauty you bring us. Your new earrings are such happy, precious jewels - they look just divine on you! And as always, blue and orange is one of my favorite passionate summer combinations - love the horizontal fold together with your gorgeous shawl ring. Much love and sending you big summer hugs xxx

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