Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Capsule wardrobe #148 - double scarves, double fun

In the winter months, cashmere shawls and scarf fur collars tend to get a lot of outings, but if silk scarves are worn in pairs, they can easily keep your neck warm and protected too.


'Cuirs du Désert' and 'Photo Finish' 90 carrés in the basic bias fold. CdD wound once around the neck, and both secured in a Slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn (you can use any kind of a smooth round ring instead)








Zebra Pegasus and Mythiques Phoenix, tied as above






Mythiques Phoenix (left) and Zebra Pegasus (right)




Capsule wardrobe pieces: jeans and black turtleneck sweater
Accessories: Hermès 'Zebra Pegasus' and 'Mythiques Phoenix' 90 carrés, Clic H bracelet in black and Birkin 35 in black.
Shoes: Black ankle boots
Scarf tying method: Fold both 90 carrés in the basic bias fold. Mythique Phoenix is wound once around the neck, and both secured in a Slip knot with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn.




With 70 carrés: 'C'est la fête' and 'Chaines et Gourmettes' 70 carrés placed around the neck in the basic bias fold, ends secured in the Simple Loop with an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in black horn





'C'est la fête' (back) and 'Chaines et Gourmettes' (front)




How-to's and variations next.


Have a great week everyone

 xx


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44 comments:

  1. I love this idea, it looks great, very luxurious! Also it means I need twice as many scarves. What's that you say Mr B? No more scarves? I wouldn't dream of getting more😋

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  2. Happy New Year MaiTai - as usual fabulous ideas and great looks! SAx

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  3. Oh so clever and chic, MT. Oh, Trudye . . . it's another forage through the scarf drawers to see which scarves we can pair together to cash in on this great idea.

    (I'm wondering if I really do have two scarves that won't clash and create utter havoc when combined! Hmmm . . . maybe not, but it will be fun looking.)

    Thanks for another great inspiration, MT.
    Jerrine

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  4. Oh, this such a clever and fun idea!
    Yes, Jerrine, now another forage thru the scarves to try to pair! My first thought was the same as yours about pairing,but I think it may be easier than we think! My eye is always drawn to the same color families,so, it should work and we will have fun trying!
    Too bad we are all spread out across the world because this would make for a fun party theme...right after we have had the champagne facials;-)

    Thanks so much dearest MT for another inspiring post...cost effective, too!
    Happy pairings,
    T xx

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    1. Well, at first glance, no stellar possibilities presented themselves, Trudye. I'll have another go when I have more time, though.

      Better yet, maybe we can convince MT to fly over for a visit. She could make the rounds of all of our scarf drawers that way. Of course, we'd have to find a time for a get together for that champagne facial party, too - in her honor, of course.

      Yes, I wish the world wasn't so vast and that we could all visit one another "in the flesh." Can you just imagine the noise level - ear drum breaking, I'm sure.

      A happy Thursday to all the salon swans,
      Jerrine

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    2. Trudye,

      I want to thank you for your wonderful tip regarding the Laundress products. I purchased several items, including the wool and cashmere wash...they all smell so pretty and fresh. I've already used the cashmere wash and you were so right, my sweater is so clean and soft and smells heavenly. I hope they at least give you free products or a discount! :-). Warmly, Simone

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    3. Third time has to be the charm, as this is 3 tries for my reply;-(
      Simone, I wish they had a referral program! Alas, they do not. I am more than happy to share the tip here with my sisters of Le Salon! I am so pleased you like the product!

      Jerrine, this is proving to be more difficult than I thought! Literally, this task has me 'thinking outside of the box'!!! There should be an app for this;-)
      A visit from our guru would definitely improve our practice. The fun we would all have and the mischief made...oh,my!
      Creative vibes to all here, T xx

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    4. Dear Simone,

      Do they ship to Europe?
      I am very tempted too!

      Silky hugs, Manuela

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    5. Dear Trudye, I have already found a couple of pairs in similar colours that, I think, go well together: Les Clés and Mors et Gourmettes ( white/ grey/ orange) and Fétes Vénetiennes in ( bordeaux/ vieux rose/ grey). Happy pairing to you and all the ladies! Manuela xx

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    6. Dearest Manuela,
      Great pairings! I am still at play!
      Yes, The Laundress ships international. There is an international shipping link in their shopping cart!
      They really should think of hiring me;-)
      Happy pairings, T xx

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    7. I fully agree with you, dearest Trudye. They should hire you, absolutely!
      Thank you for your sweet words. Look forward to hearing about your pairings!
      Our dearest Mai Tai's imagination has no end has it? Have s most joyful and relaxing weekend! Love, Msnuela xx

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  5. Great idea MaiTai,

    I am always looking for ways to combine my scarfs in the best ways to tie them.

    Loving your pairing as we are twins on your MP and ZP scarfs and will give this a try as its so cold here.
    Look forward to your next post
    Jane x

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  6. Dear MaiTai,

    This is such a great, idea! Now for the fun part....see what two scarves blend with each other. Thank you again for another great look in the land of scarves. :-) Simone xx



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  7. Dearest MaiTai, I love this, esp. the last pairing of C'est la fête and Chaines et Gourmettes, but then I'm partial to black/white/gray. My tiny Hermes collection does not mesh well, color-wise -- hmm, what to do about this untenable situation? A new carre' seems absolutely necessary. My refund from the dentist is arriving just in time for this happy task. And it must also coordinate with the plum MaiTai necklace. Because so far dear Jerrine is the only one sporting a gemstone necklace in a MT collage. So by purchasing another scarf, I am "taking one for the team" as it were. No thanks are necessary, I'm happy to make the sacrifice! Dear Trudye, that would be one uber-fun party, complete with champagne earlobe facials! Haverfordgal would have to join us, since she started the whole champagne thing.
    Warm aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Ha, "taking one for the team," Fifi? Now, I've heard all kinds of rationalization methods when it comes to H. scarves, and I've utilized quite a few of them myself, but I think this is a brand new one for the collection.

      And, how in heck does one get a refund from one's dentist? Mine wants to squeeze every last penny out of me!

      Have fun picking out that new scarf (let us know which one you decide on, since we're part of that team you're talking about. We have a right to know!)

      Jerrine

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    2. Dear Fifi, I would really love to take part at the secret how to get a refund from the dentist! And I really laughed about the expression "taking one for the team". What a great attitude!!! And, Jerrine, you are absolutely right with your comment, that we have the right to know which scarf Fifi chooses! You two Ladies delighted my day! Thank you <3 Claudia

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    3. Darling Fifi,

      If you drink enough Champs you can always find an excuse to increase your scarf collection ;) The bubbles aren't making my face any less paralyzed, but they give me the giggles (even if it's only out of the left side of my mouth)

      Can't wait to hear about your new silk baby. I also love to wrap the silks around a plain cashmere scarf. It adds a subtle beauty to winter wear. Philadelphia is cccoold so layering is essential!

      Lovely weekend wishes to all!

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    4. Dearest Fifi, That is the team spirit! You go girl and be sure to let your teammates here know what you come home with! Seriously, you got a refund from the dentist? Wow! Hope you did not have to give up a tooth or something;-))

      Haverfordgal...you keep on sipping the champers...I know it will help,giggles and all!
      Love your idea of wrapping the silks around a solid cashmere scarf...so luxurious <3
      Warm weekend hugs to all, T xx

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    5. I like the idea with silk and cashmere, dear haverfordgal. How do you tie the two scarves together? Warm hugs, Manuela xx

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    6. I don't really tie them, I just sort of wind the scarf around the long cashmere scarf and then pile it around my neck. I think I sent a pic to dearest MT with the look. I think if you play around with the look, you'll find one that works for you :)

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    7. Thank you. I will give it a try.
      Manuela xx

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    8. Hello, ladies -- my refund isn't actually from the dentist, it's from the insurance company but the financial expert from my dentist helped me navigate this maze of insurance! I will definitely let you know which scarf I end up with. Meanwhile I have received my cashmere pieces and am wearing the cardigan right now! :-)
      Much aloha,
      Fifi

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    9. Claudia, Fifi and I were happy to provide a giggle. And, of course, Fifi will share her new scarf as soon as she picks it out (you hear that, Fifi!)

      Happy Wednesday everyone,
      Jerrine

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  8. Thank you for sharing your inspirations. I'm now hooked on silk scarfs, and my husband always gives me a compliment when I'm wearing a pretty scarf knotted up one way or another. Many thanks to you!!

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  9. Dearest Mai Tai,

    What a great idea! I am twins with you and Jane on the MP and ZP and will try this new look this evening. As Trudye and Jerrine, I will also go through my scarves to find other pairing possibilities. It is so nice to discover other ways of knotting.:-)

    Love the photographs of the marina. We have a similar one near our home.
    Wishing you a great remaining week. Warmest hugs, Manuela xx

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    1. Dear Manuela,

      I am not sure if they do, but you could go to their website 'thelaundress.com' and send customer service a note. There is nothing on their website stating if they ship outside of the United States. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. It's worth a try!

      Warmest regards, Simone

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    2. Thank you, dear Simone. I thought you lived in England. That's why I asked. Have a lovely weekend. Warm hugs, Manuela

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  10. Très chère Maitai
    Quelle fabuleuse idée c'est un très beau mariage de foulard que vous avez conçue bravo !
    Et comme nous sommes toujours en janvier Je vous présente tous mes vœux .
    Bises et belle année 2015
    Myriam

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  11. I'm new to reading your blog but I just wanted to say how lovely the scarfs look together and I shall be giving this a go myself, thankyou for the idea!

    Cheryl

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  12. I've been informed by le Husband that this is my uniform.
    You wear it so well MaiTai!

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  13. Love this look of wearing two scarves together...you are a great scarf pioneer Madame Maitai, thankyou so much. Mandy

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  14. How smart! I love the look and ease of wearing two silk scarves. Will definitely be trying this soon.

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  15. I love how voluminous the GM shawls are but the price is steep! This is a wonderful alternative to get that same volume, especially in winter. Tried the MP and ZP together and once again must conclude MT that you are a genius! Thank you!

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  16. Dear MaiTai, dear Ladys dans Le Salon, after a very busy start in the new year, I can now relax and take care of my scarves! I really love your new suggestion and I found immediately two pairs to stick together. Above all I think it's a wonderful possibility to combine a non-Hermés-scarf with an H. The none-H in the inner circle and the H outside! I'm really excited! Best wishes Claudia

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  17. Holy cow! I just found this blog! I plan to spend the weekend scouring it from beginning to end! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Welcome, dear Lyndsey, to the wonderful world of MaiTai! What fun, you're doing "immersion therapy" like so many of us did when we first discovered this blog. Have fun!
      Warm aloha,
      Fifi

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    2. Welcome, Lyndsey. I hope your eyes survived the weekend of "scouring" the blog. It provides hours of entertainment. And, don't miss anything. Every post is a true gem.

      Best,
      Jerrine

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  18. Dearest MaiTai,
    I love your idea of wearing two scarves… nice opportunity to be more creative with our silky treasures !
    Ladies, you will find The Laundress products on Nose.fr (and so many brands like Penhaligon’s, Dyptique, Acqua di Parma, Cire Trudon, …). They ship all over Europe .
    Happy shopping !

    Catherine

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    1. Dear Catherine, what a wonderful hint! Thank you so much for sharing with us! All wonderful products under one adress! Don't know where to start my order... Thank you Claudia

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    2. My pleasure, Manuela and Claudia. Bisous. Trudye has the entire responsibility for bringing our attention to The Laundress ;-)
      C.

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    3. Catherine, oh no! Another temptation. Thank you, though. I'll definitely skip right over there and check it out.

      Best,
      Jerrine

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    4. You're absolutely right, chere Catherine!
      Thanks to dear Trudye, we will soon have our cashmere clothes smelling heavenly! <3. Bises, Manuela xx

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  19. Chere Catherine,

    Great news!!! I will soon make an order.
    Thank you so much for letting us know.

    Bisous, Manuela

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  20. Hello dear lovely ladies of Le Salon! Your comments brought so much sunshine, happiness, laughter and joy, thanks so much! And thank you for sharing your fabulous tips and ideas too. Hope you are all having a wonderful remaining week, and a great weekend ahead xx

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