Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Capsule wardrobe #151



'Au coeur de la Vie' mousseline PM, by Aline Honoré



 

Capsule wardrobe pieces: off white cotton trousers and purple sweater 
Accessories: Hermès 'Au coeur de la vie' Mousseline PM (pictured with a waterfall necklace in lavender grey) and clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé.
Shoes: beige patent leather flats
Scarf tying method: asymmetrical shoulder wrap


Variation: with a pink/cream jacket instead of the purple sweater, and the scarf worn in the basic bias fold

'Au coeur de la Vie' with a Carré Pochette (updated quilted version)


Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely and happy spring, filled with sunshine and beautiful blossoms xxx

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41 comments:

  1. Utterly lovey, dearest Mai Tai! The Spring weather here in Philadelphia, has been cut shorter and shorter every year. We seem to plunge right into Summer, very quickly after the last breath of snow. I get a lot of use out of Cashmere Shawls at this time of the year, but I need to get one in more vibrant colours!
    Your hyacinths are spectacular! (says the girl with the brown thumb)
    Have a stellar week!

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    1. Our springs are relatively short too... for me anyways! It's already been too hot to sit in the sun on some days, but then comes a rainy day and spring makes a miraculous return. Hope there will be some more of these in Philadelphia too! PS. It's a lilac tree, but the extreme close up makes the blossoms look like hyacinths indeed!

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    2. I warned you re: the brown thumb! We had gorgeous lilac bushes on the grounds where I grew up....my mother used them to make loveliest bouquets!

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    3. Simone, Jerrine, Greta... how lovely that we all share the same memory <3

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  2. Such a beautiful little mousseline on you dear MT! What a perfect breath of fresh air you are!
    Picture perfect as always!
    Happy Spring to you and all of Le Salon swans,
    T xx

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    1. Ms Mousse says thank you! Adore the scarf too, it feels like spring/summer in a square. Have a most happy Spring too, my darling T xx

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  3. Dearest MaiTai,
    Thank you for this beautiful post, and for this vision of spring in all its glory. There must be some magic power in your camera as I can smell the intoxicating fragrance of lilacs and feel the warm breeze...and thank you for bringing back the Au Coeur de La Vie mousseline... You look like spring personified, so radiant and happy. Thank you!
    Aneta

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    1. Dearest Aneta, it is so lovely to see you in here, a very warm welcome to LeSalon! I saw your comment on the previous post, but have yet to catch up. At least it gave me the opportunity to put champagne on ice... chin chin to the newest Swan in our group!

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    2. Champagne welcome! I could not have wished for a better introduction to LeSalon, I am so happy to join this delightful community you have created here, dear MaiTai. It is such an honour and a great privilege to participate in the exchanges inspired by your beautiful posts and to share the joys and beauty of your pictures and creations. Thank you for your kind words and wishing you a joyous springtime,
      Aneta

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  4. The epitome of spring blossom-time chic! And if you ever DO add a pair of green sandals to your wardrobe, I vote for deploying them, some April day, with that gracefully casual first ensemble ....

    Happy Earth Day, dearest MaiTai, and all you lovely Swans!

    Azalie

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    1. Happy Earth Day to you too, dearest Azalie! You are right, the first sheet is perfect for green shoes. The enthusiasm of you 'green girls' must have rubbed on, it's the greenest scarf I have! x

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    2. I second Azalie's vote for strappy green sandals! Thank you MaiTai for the gorgeous inspirations!!
      xoxo,
      Kendal

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    3. Hi Kendal! I wore both of my new Hermes scarves in France as well as one I bought in Paris about 30 years ago!

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  5. Very difficult to dress with this capricious spring, but as usual you combined so nicely all the ensemble dear Mai Tai.
    The mousseline changes and is so light and suits to your beauty.
    Amitiés

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  6. You are so right, chère Monica, sometimes you get all four seasons in one day! Hope yours is a perfect spring day today. Amitiés

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  7. Mousseline scarves are perfect for Spring and Summer and this one is no exception. I love its colours and you wear it so well, dearest Mai Tai. As Aneta so well said it, it is as if one can smell the freshness of Spring through your lens! Big Spring hugs to you, Manuela xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely words, my dearest Manuela. So true re the mousselines, their lightness is such a perfect match to the delicate blossoms of this season <3 Have a most lovely week, hopefully filled with lots of spring sunshine!

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  8. Très chère Maitai
    Très jolie mousseline qui va divinement bien avec tes tenues et avec ton pantalon blanc qui donne envie de beau temps .
    Très belle fin de semaine.
    Bises Myriam

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    1. Merci ma bien chère Myriam! Après toute le pluie on a eu, on espère que de beau temps va revenir très bientôt. Bises

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  9. Mai Tai , you wear everything with elegance and grace .This mousseline has always been one that I love on you , it's wonderful to see it again and the pairing with the pink jacket is just gorgeous .

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely words, Estrella. I've had both the jacket and the scarf for a long time, but never worn them together until now. It is always so satisfactory to find a new way with not so new items!

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  10. Dearest MaiTai,

    Your beautiful picture of the lilac bush takes me back many years ago. Growing up in New England, my mother had two huge lilac bushes outside the back door. Their lovely scent always reminds me of my mom. Thank you dearest MaiTai for this beautiful memory.

    How pretty you look in your mousseline...love the color combinations! Simone xx

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    1. Simone, I had exactly the same reaction. I was taken back home to childhood days and the fragrance of lilacs. For us, they heralded spring, which was slow coming to upstate New York, as well. My mother would cut armloads of them and in various hues of purple, lavender and white and put them all over the house. They drove my father crazy. He did not appreciate the fragrance!

      MT, thank you for creating a lovely memory and, of course, for always looking so elegant and special.

      Happy midweek to all the swans,
      Jerrine

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    2. Dear Jerrine, how lovely to share this wonderful memory with a fellow swan!
      Cheers, to our dear MaiTai! Simone xx

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    3. Dearest Simone and Jerrine, joining you in cherishing childhood memories of lilac bushes in the yard, and vases filled with their flowers around the house. Only back then they seemed to be in flower forever, whereas now their season comes and goes in the blink of an eye!

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  11. Lovely as always, seeing your posts always gives me a renewed vigor in choosing what I wear for the day, thank you!

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    1. That is an excellent and well said point! I, too, am inspired to choose well :) Happy Spring to all!

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    2. So nice of you to say, dear Enchanted and Kendal. Happy Spring to you too!

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  12. Chere Mai Tai--
    Your lilacs are beautiful--they don't grow here in Alabama, but we had them in our yard in Utah growing up. What a wonderful memory--thank you! As always, your pictures are exquisite and inspire me to do more exciting things with my wardrobe.
    xox--Greta

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    1. Aww dear Greta, our childhood memory club is growing! There are quite a few plants which don't grow well were we live now, but I am grateful for each that does.

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  13. Dear MaiTai,
    What a lovely wardrobe, and the mousseline is perfect this time of year. I love the scent of lilacs even more than roses, I think. Their season is so brief, alas. Spring in Seattle this year is wacky. Earlier this week it was almost summer; today it is almost winter! You look lovely and it's so clever of you to pair the mousseline with a warmer pink-toned jacket. I would not have guessed it would work so well! Lovely week to all the elegant Swans --
    Much aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Lilac scent really is spring personified, and you are right, it's short season makes it all the more precious. Our weather is behaving capriciously too.. after a good start, spring regressed to winter and then jumped back to summer again...and then repeat!

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  14. Dear Mai Tai,
    I do wonder - who is inspired by whom? The picture and the design of the scarf are such a perfect match, it almost looks like Hermes got their ideas from you ;-) Can't wait to see lilacs opening their blossoms around here, just a few more warm days to go. And I definitely vote for green sandals to go with this beautiful mousseline piece....I'm very curious to see all the swans in their green outfits!
    Of course, I also LOVE the gold necklaces - I really like that colour on you, dear MaiTai. What a coup!
    Happy spring (or autumn) days,
    Katja

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    1. Your comment made me smile, dearest Katja! Hope your lilac blossoms are basking in warm spring sunshine by now, releasing their beautiful scent. I never thought I 'needed' green sandals, by you are right, Ms Mousse is definitely calling for them!

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  15. After trudging along in downtown Chicago today, where it was windy and so cold we actually had snow flurries, I can't tell you how delighted I was to come home and see your beautiful post. The lilacs are sumptious! I love that particular mousseline for spring and you've paired it so well!

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    1. Hope spring has returned to Chicago in the meantime dear Annie, and that those snow flurries have all been chased away! Love this scarf for spring too...I am wearing it again today, this time teamed with turquoise :-)

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  16. Beautiful Syringa Vulgaris (Garden Lilac)! :-) Emilly

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    1. I had no idea that it is called Syringa Vulgaris in latin, thank you Emily!

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  17. Just as a personal preference, I always wear my long necklaces under the shirt collar when there is one, and especially in this case when the cord is made of fabric, it keeps it clean. :-) Emily

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  18. Bonjour MaiTai,

    I just adore your blog, your elegance, well everything...just a tiny request, I am allways asking me what shoes are you wearing with your wonderfull outfits, you're showing them with the disposal of clothes,but not allways from photos of you)

    Désolée de vous ennuyer avec ça, merci de prendre du temps pour nous enchanter,
    et bon 1er mai en avance...

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