Monday, September 22, 2014

Capsule wardrobe #142 - Kachinas and leopard print




If it wasn't for FauxFuchsia's style challenge a few months ago, I would've probably never bought a leopard print shirt... but I'm so glad I did.



Wearing my new Kachinas Maxi Twilly in a criss-cross bow knot. Knot inspired by Véronique (merci encore), instructions to come.



Capsule wardrobe pieces: leopard print shirt and black trousers
Accessories: Hermès 'Kachinas' Maxi Twilly, Clic-H enamel bracelet in black and 35 Birkin in ebene. MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace in black.
Scarf tying method: look #1 criss-cross bow knot for Maxi Twillys,  look #2 looped cross-slide 
Scarf rings: look #1 Grande Classique,  look #2 Anneau Infinity (both in black horn)





shoe options




Variation: in a looped cross-slide, tied with a black horn Anneau Infinity scarf ring




Have a wonderful week everyone xx


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45 comments:

  1. I love the combination (see, leopard really is versatile). The shirt and Maxi T. look like they were made to go with one another.

    And, I love those dear puffy chicken "butts." What beautiful plumage those birds have. They don't need a scarf!

    Enjoy your new combination,
    Jerrine

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  2. The eggs of these chickens were as beautiful and delicious as their plumage looks like. Will never part with my leopard shirt, it goes with everything. Would have never imagined it! x

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    1. I consider it a neutral!

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    2. It starts making sense to me!

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  3. I love how you have embraced leopard! Hooray! So Much. Fun! Take care x

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    1. I'm eternally grateful to you! Love my leopard cardie too xx

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  4. Your combo is truly nice and you truly should never give up your leopard blouse!
    FF, thanks for your challenge too.

    Might I be a party breaker again?
    The first and last photos truly delighted me and they round the story up.
    Beautiful chicken, eggs (made the pancakes today with those tasteful eggs), leopard, Kachinas - nature in its full glory, isn't it?

    You are blessed with the talent - in spite of all my love for the above listed elements, it is a matter of art to make them work together (i.e. to get an idea to put them together in one post). Thanks for your gift.

    Love, Lea

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    1. Well said, Lea. If anyone can tastefully and artistically combine leopard print, chicken butts, eggs and a Kachina MT, it's our remarkably talented style leader.

      All the best,
      Jerrine

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    2. The party would not be complete without you, dear Lea! The leopard blouse is definitely a keeper. Your pancakes must have been delicious. Here' to nature! x

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    3. Jerrine, chicken butts and Kachina in one sentence.. you know how to make me laugh... xx

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  5. Kachinas and leopard look very happy together. Love, love, love it!

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  6. ADORE everything about this...leopard in the fall...YES!!!!

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    1. Can't believe fall is around the corner already. Have a happy one!

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  7. Your combination looks very nice. Eggs from happy chickens are the best. What did you make with them? I was recently making a tomato soup and wondering to myself if you'd have a good recipe. We have such an abundance in the garden which is wonderful.
    It is great how the Kachinas fits with the blouse and the shoe options are great. I am still not a believer when it comes to animal prints - but that is just for myself. I like it on others and you look great in it.
    Tanja

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    1. Thank you, dear Tanja! These chicken (they belong to a friend) have a most wonderful life...their eggs are the best proof ;-) Re tomato soup, I usually make a more liquid version of my tomato sauce recipe. http://www.maitaihomecollection.com/search/label/Sunripened%20%26%20roasted%20tomato%20sauce As an alternative to the basil leaves, I might add some creme fraîche, flat parsley or balsamic vinegar. Happy cooking!

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  8. Très chere MAITAI
    Comme je vous l'avez dit lors de la presentation de votre chemisier je ne porte jamais d'imprimé sauf sur les foulards mais sur vous c'est une merveille bravo pour votre assortiment
    Bises
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, très chère Myriam! Je sais que vous n'aimez pas trop l'imprime sur les vêtements... mais je suis ravi que le look vous plaît!

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  9. :-) I truly like a good leopard print item. Have purchased a coat and a jacket long time ago and these are key items I can pull out every few years again. I style them the easy way with black. Never thought of the combination with a black Kachinas scarf or Twilly - looks superb, dear MaiTai!
    Have a very HAPPY week :-)

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    1. Wow, a leopard coat and jacket! This really sounds fun and fabulous, and combined with black it's always chic. Hope to see a pic on your blog one day! Have a lovely and happy week too x

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  10. ITA with Lea and Jerrine...only you,dear friend, could pull off this chicken and egg caper with such style! Throw in the leopard and this post has 'fun' written all over it! Love me some leopard,too...a fun neutral!
    Kudos,again, to FF for the style challenge! She always wears it well!
    Your new Kachinas looks fab paired with the leopard blouse. I have a feeling you are going to have great fun working this look and I look forward to seeing it!
    Have a great week! Mwahs, T xx

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    1. I am slowly beginning to catch up on the idea of leopard as a neutral! Love our chats here, they are so inspiring and fun. Agree with you on FF. She rocks leopard, and is definitely our leopard queen! Hope you had a happy weekend, and have a fabulous week ahead xxx

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  11. Once more try to send you my comment saying that you are beautiful with this shirt and scarf.
    I love these chicken!
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Oh Monica I'm so sorry about the technical problems! Glad this one went through. Bon dimanche soir! Amitiés

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  12. Love it! Looking forward to the Maxi Twilly knots. Adore the chickens too they are just beautiful what breed are they? SAx

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    1. Thank you, SA. The chickens were truly gorgeous, but I have no idea what breed they are!

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  13. I couldn't help smiling when I went through all the comments: chicken, eggs.. What a lively post!
    Love it! The colour combination is great and although I am not a big fun of leopard print, I must say that I do like both your looks!
    It is indeed 'a matter of art' as dear Lea said, to combine all elements together. In the end, you always achieve elegance and harmony, my dearest Mai Tai!
    I feel like combining scarves in a more untraditional way myself! :-) big hugs to you and thanks to dear FF for the suggestion, Manuela**

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    1. I've never really been drawn to Big Cat prints, but thanks to FauxFuchsia, this has all changed ;-) I can definitely see you in leopard, and can promise that it's fun <3 Hope you had a lovely weekend, and have a great week ahead xx

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  14. I'm really astonished how convertible the two patterns are! You are the best style-teacher ever! I really love your wonderful ideas and delightful pictures!!! Best wishes Claudia

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    1. Thanks so much. I would have never imagined a leopard shirt could be so versatile. It truly is fun to experiment in different areas :)

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  15. Fabulous combination MaiTai! I would have never considered pairing the Kachina with a leopard print blouse but it looks fantastic and so versatile with other pieces in your wardrobe.
    Thanks for the inspiration!! You do such a great job at making everything look so beautiful and effortless : )

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    1. I was surprised too! It really is wonderful when pieces 'just click' together, especially when so unsuspected :-)

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  16. you really do have the most lovely commentors x

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    1. The ladies who come here are simply wonderful and amazing, I am so very lucky and blessed x

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  17. WoW!!! That leopard should henceforth be your 'go-to' neutral as it perfectly accentuates your skin-tone, hair, and 'leopardian' (new word debuting here) grace.

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    1. Merci! Off to practice my leopardian roar.

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  18. Ooooooh, I love this print combo!

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  19. I just want to send you -but especially your DS- all the best wishes for his special day today <3
    I hope you will have a wonderful day and a great party!!! Claudia

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    1. Thanks so much Claudia, so nice of you to think off DS! He turned fourteen, and had a wonderful birthday weekend!

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  20. I know that your foray into the leopard print is fairly new. As one who'd loved touches of animal prints, all I can say is WOW! You can teach an "old timer" like me some new tricks!

    On another note, I just came up with a new way to tie a scarf. (at least I think it's new) With this method, you must wear a jacket, or sweater, as well. I wanted to wear a scarf as a halter, but I needed it to be more drapey and fluid. I tied the scarf at my neck using your small horn scarf ring. Next I put on a blazer. I used my trust magnets ( a la Mai Tai) to secure it under the lapels. So the entire length of the scarf is draped at the front, and no one can tell that it's not tied around the torso. I am addicted to wearing my scarves this way! It's perfect for us "top heavy" girls because a bra can still be worn, and can't be detected!
    I seem to be more creative with a few dry martinis..haha! Note to self: Drink more martinis.

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    1. Can't believe it took me so long to foray into leopard print! Will make sure to make up for it ;-)

      Thanks so much for sharing your fab new scarf top idea, absolutely love it!! Will send you a few bottles of Martinis! Glad the magnets come into play too, they truly are great little helpers.

      Have a great week, and a fabulous autumn ahead!

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  21. Dearest MaiTai,

    Thank you for sharing with us your keen, discerning eye for color/design--your crystal clear crisp photo of the birds, in all their ochre/ebony/velvet black glory is magnificent in and of itself...but then you add the MaiTai to it, and my dear, the whole entry is off the charts in fabulosity!!!

    I luv your nature-inspired palette of leopard + kachinas!

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

    sammie

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  22. Dearest MaiTai,

    I love how you wear maxi Twilly in a criss cross bow knot! May I ask you how to do it? Thanks!

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    1. Oh I completely forgot about the how-to! Many thanks for the reminder, will post instructions soon :)

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