Sunday, September 28, 2014

A new scarf and a style challenge

This season it didn't take me long to find my favorite scarf... when I saw the beautiful Zebra Pegasus, I fell for it immediately. It also fulfilled the other criteria on  how to choose a scarf like a breeze, and while the neutral colored feathers match perfectly with many of my capsule pieces, the mauve/pink background adds a new dimension to my wardrobe.

Zebra Pegasus, design by Alice Shirley

Ref 002816S CW13 (vieux rose/noir/gris bleute)


Today's stylesheet playtime also coincides with styling request submitted by ilsa a few weeks ago:

I .. came home with not one, but two new scarves... Zebra Pegasus in Vieux rose/noir/gris bleute.. this design it's amazing isn't it.. and Voyage en Etoffes..

So if you are so kind, and have some time and feel like playing, your suggestions will be more than welcome!!!

Thanks again for sharing your beauty and joie de vivre with us!!!!

Regards from Barcelona

This scarf lends itself to so many possibilities, and definitely made me feel like playing! Our temperatures are still summery, but autumn is around the corner... so the style sheets reflect a bit of both seasons.

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Look #9




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48 comments:

  1. Oh, this a is a stunning CW with the rose in play and does add such a beautiful soft punch to the black capsule pieces! Congrats to you and Isla on this beauty and way to go Isla on the challenge! So many great options here!
    The shawl pochettes arrived last week and they are so lovely<3 They will make a great lingerie bags as well!
    Have wonderful week dear friend! Mwahs, T xx

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    1. Great to know the pochettes are happy and safe in their new home! Hope you had a lovely weekend, and have a great week ahead <3 xx

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  2. I own the zebra pegasus in the bright pink colour way and really love it.

    My friends H and R own it too in different colour ways so we can all be scarf triplets.

    It came to Australia before it hit London which is crazy but fortuitous x

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    1. The bright pink is my favourite colour way! Good choice :o)

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    2. Just saw it on your blog, absolutely fabulous! So nice to be cousins with you xx

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  3. Dearest MaiTai,

    Your artwork-quality photos + artwork-quality ensembles belong in a museum! Each an every photo + style sheet are just such a treat to behold.

    Thank you so much for sharing w/ us, a look at the world through your lens.

    mwah!

    sammie

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    1. Oh dearest sammie, thanks so much! I love putting these posts together, and it makes me happy to know you enjoy them xx

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  4. Dear Mai Tai,

    I feel so proud to be twins with you.. as I have said this scarf it's amazing.. and you fully fulfill my request...
    Thaks for your kindnessand sharing your "magic" again with all our sisterhood.

    Warm regards from Barcelona

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    1. Twin hugs to you, dearest ilsa! It's been such fun, thank you again x

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  5. Gorgeous choice. The shop assistant in my local store wears the fuchsia pink version of the Zebra Pegasus in a loose cowboy knot and it looks fabulous on her.

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  6. Chère Mai Tai,

    Le choix que vous avez fait est sublime, et effectivement ce carré va se fondre avec beaucoup de possibilités, en créant des tenues toutes superbes. Les couleurs sont douces, et s'accordent parfaitement.
    Très bel achat !
    Amitiés
    Anne Marie

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    1. Merci beaucoup, chère Anne Marie. Je suis ravi que mon nouveau carré vous plaît! Amitiés

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  7. While not a twin, I'm at least a cousin! My ZP is much more subdued in noir/bronze/brun, but I love it. The detail on the feathered wings is amazing, and it's such a fun scarf to play with, as there are so many possibilities, and each tie brings a totally new look.

    Your pink version is luscious indeed, and I look forward to seeing you model it. I'm tempted - very tempted!

    Like Trudye, I received my shawl pochette last week, too. As always, it's beautiful, and Trudye, good idea about using it for lingerie. I may need to order another one!

    A good week to you and all your fans,
    Jerrine

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    1. Jumping for joy as we are twins on this cw of ZP! I have casually been calling it black/gold as I had forgotten the official colors! The texture of the feathered wings is what really drew me to this CW...it is stunning!
      Hope you have a super week,too! T xx
      P.S. I ordered two of the shawl pochettes for that very reason;-)

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    2. Hey, twinsie! I love our scarf, but I goofed up a bit on the color name. I looked at the tag last night, and it's noir/bronze/marron and not brun (I think I got some German or something mixed in there. I'm hopeless!)

      Those feather wings were what did it for me, too . . . but I love the zebra stripes, as well. Love stripes period!

      Smart thinking on the pochettes. I may have to follow suit. I am going to take it to have my monogram embroidered on it this weekend. I think that will add a nice touch.

      P.S. I actually wore a scarf yesterday for the first time since late April. So excited!

      Jerrine

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    3. Wonderful ideas with the monogram! That would be such a great idea for gifts,too!
      May do a lot of Xmas shopping at the Mai Tai Collection;-)
      Yes...to first scarf of so called Autumn!
      T

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    4. Cousin hugs to both of you, and cheers to you being for being twins! Great idea re the double use of the pochette, so glad you are enjoying them. Re the monogram, how cool is that! Have a wonderful week you two xx

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  8. I am SO in love with this Zebra Pegasus scarf! The entire outfit is lovely, but this scarf is the star. How long does Hermes keep its patterns available for purchase. I will be in Toulon,France and Monte Carlo NEXT autumn. I am sure they will have an Hermes store somewhere there. I only purchase Hermes scarves when I travel to France. It is THE souvenir I bring home. Each reflects a special trip. I may have to go on ebay to purchase a plisse though as I was in Paris last October and the lovely young woman at the St. Honore Hermes informed me that they were not made anymore. I purchased another. I am hoping that this design will still be around next year as I am so in love with it.

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    1. As FauxFuchsia would say, 'run, don't walk'! Chances are incredibly slim that this design would still be available in autumn 2015. It's been printed for this season, and once the last one is sold, it is finished, at least for now. It might get re-issued in different colors in the future, but there is no way to tell if and when..

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  9. I too 'almost' came home with ZP, but had difficulty folding/knotting in a way that accentuated any symmetry in the zebra stripes or brought out the colors. I would love to see how you wear this scarf and what knots you choose, please! Your fan, JG

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    1. The best knot to bring out the Zebra stripes is the asymmetrical wrap. Hope you'll like the upcoming 'playtime' post! All the best

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  10. Thank you so much for your wonderful, atmospheric photos and inspiring style sheets. I really love your style sheets -everyone is a great source of inspiration for me! Today I loved Look#1 most and so I chose similar colours to dress today. The only mistake: I have no Zebra Pegasus... Best wishes Claudia

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    1. So happy to know you enjoy these, many thanks, dearest Claudia! Love look #1 too, the colors work great in the transistion time between late summer/early autumn..with or without a Zebra ;-)

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  11. Oh, this is the colorway that's on my list! My list is so very long this season that I haven't worked my way around to actually picking it up, but I should do soon. Can't wait to see how you knot it. I think the pattern and this particular colorway are so versatile.

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    1. Hope you've had the chance to get your Zebra, it's so nice to see the twin club growing!

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  12. The most beautiful colour for the Zebra and so talentuous pictures.
    Amities
    Monics

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    1. Many thanks, my chère Monica. Amitiés

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  13. Ooh, what a delicious new scarf, love the combination of the eye catching zebra print and the wonderful soft pink, thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Happy you like it, many thanks! xx

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  14. Hooray ! We are twins. Thank-you for the inspirational style sheets. Could you tell me which waterfall necklace is pictured above. Thanks, Karen

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    1. So nice to be twins with you! The waterfall necklace is the new 'lavender grey'. It will be featured in the next post too :-)

      http://mt-collection-waterfall.blogspot.fr/2014/10/lavender-grey.html

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  15. I am very fond of pastel colours and this post and scarf took my breath away! <3
    How feminine and delicate this scarf is! And so versatile too! I simply love all the outfits!
    I have tried Zebra Pegasus in other colourways but none made my heart beat faster. I must give this one a try. It is truly beautiful and I am sure it looks fabulous on you! Can´t wait to see you wearing it, my dear. Thank you so much for all this inspiration! Big silky hugs, Manuela

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    1. I thought you would like the CW of this scarf, my dearest Manuela! As Jerrine said, the feathered wings really are amazing, which also make it so feminine and delicate <3 Hope you'll enjoy the upcoming knotted versions, and have a lovely week! Hugs xx

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  16. Dear MaiTai. Sorry to comment again. Could I possibly ask a question about your black birkin with silver hardware? I just wondered what leather type you have? And is there a leather type that you would recommend? Thanks :o)

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    1. Dear Lucy, It's Togo, which is my favorite leather for a Birkin!

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    2. Thank you for your reply. I have just purchased my first in black togo with palladium hardware from my local store. Quite a daunting experience because you need to be sure you have made the correct choice! I think I will be coming to you soon to buy one of your Birkin organisers! :o)

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  17. Dear MaiTai, we are scarf twins! This is such a beautiful scarf and your style sheets are so pretty, with so many style tips. Now, I need to get busy!

    P.S. We had a beautiful trip to England. A week in the countryside and a week in London. I'm ready to go back! Have a great week, Simone xx

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    1. How lovely to be twins with you, my dearest Simon, big hugs to you! So great to hear you had a fabulous time in England. I'm ready to go back too! xx

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  18. Hi MaiTai! I too have been coveting this scarf. I was choosing between this and the same one in burgundy and deep pink, which is also amazing, but your post yesterday made me order the light pink one! Looking forward to see pictures of you wearing it.

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    1. Congratulations dear Catharina, and a warm welcome to our growing Zebra club! Hope it has arrived by now ~ have fun!

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  19. Très chère MAITAI
    Très joli choix que se pégase zébre en plus il va avec beaucoup de pièces de votre élégante garde robe
    Bonne fin de semaine
    Bises
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci beaucoup ma très chère Myriam! Le carré ZP est facile de marié... ça va avec toutes les pieces en noir et blanc! Belle semaine à vous. Bises

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  20. I have heard that Hermes has a very good season this fall, therefore I am keeping my eyes far away from it :)
    Your scarf proves this thesis! Have you maybe seen CenC Maxi Twillly in real life? I am definitely obsessed with that combo, so, if any harmonious combo out there...
    The thing which is very amazing for me is how you manage to buy/combine the scarves and your patterned blouses/dresses. If two patterns put together on my side, it seems something is "sticking out" every time.
    Do you think about it thoroughly ahead of purchases or it just like "happens"?
    Hugs, Lea

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    1. Please, do not misunderstand me - I wanted to say that I simply do not manage to find any harmonious combo of the scarf and blouse in MY wardrobe. Of course I did not refer to yours. I am curious how you can do it in such a perfect way. I might take several travel bags with H scarves when buying the blouse next time...a joke only.
      Sorry if any misunderstanding in my previous post.
      Lea

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    2. Hello my dear Lea, I've seen the CenC Maxi Twillys, and they are absolutely fabulous! Re your question about patterns, I knew what you meant straightaway <3 I don't think ahead of most purchases, and there are only very few occasions where I've bought a top or dress to match a particular scarf. All recent pattern combinations were 'lucky pairings'.. I think the success is all to do with color... once there is a similarity between the scarf and clothing, it all seems to come together. Hugs x

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  21. Dearest T we are scarf twins again! this scarf and CW is one of my all time favourites. Thanks for the outfit inspiration. I love wearing mine with grey marl. xox

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    1. Twin hugs, my dearest msT! We could swap houses, and would not even notice the difference in our scarf drawers ;-) xox

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