Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Autumn



The arrival of Autumn is something I always look forward to with great anticipation. Our summers are quite long and hot and often reluctant to go, but once the wine harvest is finished and cool mornings have turned into crisp fall days, it is finally time to get the silk scarves back out of the drawer and rediscover the fun of knotting and playing. The new range of vermeil, or and copper/bronze lacquered Anneau Infinity scarf rings could not have arrived at a better time.. their warm autumn colors fit in so perfectly with the golden and rust foliage of vines and trees at this time of the year.

 

Reverse basic bias fold with a 'Photo Finish' 90 carré and an Anneau Infinity scarf ring in copper/bronze





As above, with a 'La Presentation de Chevaux' 90 carré






'La Presentation de Chevaux' 90 carré in a Cowboy knot (click here for a how-to), ends are secured in the cross-slide with an Anneau Infinity in Or




Capsule pieces: grey patchwork wool trousers (available here), brown checked wool trousers, black top, rust cardigan, and beige sweater
Accessories: Hermes La Presentation de Chevaux (in gris and jaune) and Photo Finish 90 carrés, clic-H enamel bracelet in marron glacé, Karla bracelet in Caramel and Picotin 26/GM in Kraft. MaiTai Collection Anneau Infinity scarf rings in or, vermeil and copper/bronze and Pendant necklace in or (click here)
Shoes: patent flats (grey Belle Vivier 25 and sunflower Ballerine U by Roger Vivier), brown ankle boots



The Or, Vermeil and Copper/Bronze lacquer range will soon become available as shawl and Classique scarf rings as well

'Carré en Carré' 90 carré in a criss-cross bow knot with a Grande Classique lacquered scarf ring in copper/bronze (coming soon) 

some favorite scarves for this time of year







Have a wonderful remaining autumn everyone xx


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44 comments:

  1. :-) Dear MaiTai,

    I still can't get into the fall swing (yet), but your pictures make me want to dig out big sweaters and beautiful scarves. And now I'm very much looking forward to the new scarf and shawl rings in vermeil, copper and bronze!

    Have a very HAPPY evening :-)

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    1. Dearest Happy, wishing you a most lovely autumn ahead! I only got my boots and sweaters out this week, it seems like no time I did the same for sandals and summer clothes!

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  2. Hello MaiTai

    Gorgeous post as always. Here in Australia we are enjoying spring and my garden has just 'sprung' to life with the jasmine flowering everywhere. This time of year to me in Australia is one of my favourites, the jacaranda trees flower, as do the agapanthus flowers.
    I love all the autumnal colours in your post, though!
    Excitingly, I purchased my first Hermes maxi twilly last week! Exciting times and I hope it is the start of a lovely collection.
    Thank you for your inspirational blog!

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    1. Many congratulations on your new Maxi Twilly! The first Hermes will always remain so special, and I hope many more beautiful pieces will follow over time. Enjoy a most happy and lovely spring!

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  3. Fall is my favorite time of year! The scents, colors, light--it's a season I anticipate throughout the long hot summer, just waiting for cooler mornings scented with my favorite teas, wearing my favorite sweaters and cooking delicious soups. Welcome fall!

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    1. Over the years fall has become my favorite season too. Our summers are like yours, so perhaps that's one of the reasons! Have a most wonderful and cosy autumn x

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  4. Congratulations on the new pretty rings, dearest Mai Tai!
    They go so well with the Fall colours and will be perfect to use during Christmas too! Which one do you think goes better wih yellow scarves, the one in vermeil or the one in or?
    Have a beautiful day! Autumn hugs, Manuela xx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely welcome for the new additions, dearest Manuela! Re your question.. if it's a cool yellow then vermeil is perfect, and for a warm yellow I'd go for or. Have a lovely evening and hugs right back! xx

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  5. Dear MaiTai, How lucky for me to finally have some time off to enjoy, amongst other thighs, your delightful blog. Over the past year, I have been super busy, so just fleeting glances I'm afraid, which does not do justice to your carefully prepared blog. Anyway, at long last half-term is here, we are enjoying spending some time in the beautiful Scottish countryside where the colours are glorious. Your photographs and thoughtful observations chiming with my own. Autumn is the UK has been pretty amazing, with many weeks of lovely sunshine - rather better than our summer actually. Really enjoying seeing your outfit choices, which as always are so stylish and chic. PS My daughter (15, she's a great baker) used your macaron recipe yesterday to make chocolate macarons - a delightful treat for the family in front of the fire for afternoon tea after a long walk through the forest down to the shore, so thank you! I'm resolved to making time to drop in to your blog as the year moves towards its end. What a lovely time of year, and what a super blog as always. Enjoy your weekend when it comes, and thank you! :) s

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    1. How lovely to see you, dear S! Your half term break sounds absolutely wonderful and your description is so evocative that I'd love to pack my bags straight away. Very much hoping to visit Scotland one day, and autumn seems a perfect time for it. Kudos to your daughter for mastering the Macarons! The recipe involves patience and accuracy.. well done her! Wishing you and your family a most wonderful remaining vacation x

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    2. Thank you, how kind you are. Yes my daughter is very patient and devoted a lot of time to her lovely sweet treats, so we are very lucky!

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    3. Patience and determination go a very long way :-)

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  6. Hi again MaiTai, whilst I am on your blog, may I ask your advice please. Although I have just rhapsodised about the beautiful Autumn, I am in fact in search of a casual summer shoe for a little holiday we have coming up. I'm looking at your photos of your holiday wardrobe and have been checking out the Castaner webiste - is this the little wedge espadrille that you are wearing BELI/8/CANVAS 600? It looks classic, stylish and comfortable - when you have time I would be so grateful if you could let us know? Many thanks and have a great day! :) s

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    1. Re-bonjour dear S! I just had a look at the Castaner website... the Beli/8/canvas 600 is very similar to mine. It seems quite a bit higher though, and mine doesn't have a buckle. The Beli/6/canvas 600 has a lower heel, but I think it's still a fraction higher than the ones I have (in Castaner terms, the heels of mine must be size '3'). The name of the model I have has escaped me, but maybe it's been replaced by the Beli. I love absolutely love wearing them in the summer, they are super comfortable and always chic. Good luck!
      PS. Here's a close up of my sand colored pair, hope it helps: http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/2013/04/spring-shopping-neutrals-part-one.html

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    2. How kind you are to take the time to do so, thank you MaiTai, I shall investigate further. 😊

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  7. Aye, Autumn, how I barely know her as she has yet to show her beautiful face in my part of the world! I am in high hopes that she visits soon!
    In the meantime, I will be content, to visit her here! I always love your Autumn posts! Pics, prose and wardrobe are so inspiring!
    Congrats on the new finishes for the scarf rings! They are lovely!
    Wishing you and all gathered in Le Salon a beautiful weekend to come, Txx

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    1. Hope Autumn is on her way to cast her golden smile to you, darling Trudye! To make up for the wait, she'll probably linger a lovely long time in your part of the world! How wonderful a couple of months of autumn fun would be. Blowing bisous a handful of red and golden leaves to you xx

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  8. Dear MaiTai, it is autumn here in the Seattle area, too. I cherish this lovely time as the light begins to fade from the edges of the day. Your new scarf ring colors are absolutely gorgeous. I don't know how you manage to look so beautiful in both warm and cool color palettes. You have the perfect complexion, dearest MT! A very happy autumn to you and your family.
    With warm aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Happy Autumn, dearest Fifi!! Love your beautiful and poetic description of how the days get shorter <3 The new scarf rings say Merci for the lovely compliment! Re the palettes, I think the cool one works perhaps slightly better for me, but the yellow scarf has some special magic woven into it.. Golden hugs x

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    2. I agree with our dear Mai Tai, beautiful words, dear Fifi. Autumn hugs, Manuela

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    3. Ahhhh . . . autumn, my absolute favorite season of the year, even though it really hasn't made its arrival here yet. There are a few tinges of color here and there, so it is creeping in - but very slowly and definitely not fast enough to my liking.

      MT, you look radiant and beautiful as always, and the new scarf rings are delights - lovely little autumn jewels!

      And, Manuela, hugs to you. I find that there is no way for me to comment now unless I reply to an existing one, so I'm afraid that I latched on to you shamelessly.

      Hugs to all the sweet and lovely swans,
      Jerrine

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    4. And Autumn hugs to you too, lovely Manuela.

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    5. Thank you. <3

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    6. You are more than welcome to 'latch on to me', dear Jerrine.:-) I hope you will soon be able to enjoy more of this season's amazing colours. Warm hugs to you and to all the lovely Swans, Manuela xx

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    7. Dearest Jerrine, Hope Autumn has made big steps towards you in the last few days and that is has begun to unfold its full glory! Blowing some golden leaves to you, just in case! So sorry about the trouble you are having commenting.. perhaps it's worth trying to connect through a different browser? It sometimes does the magic trick solving internet related hick-ups. Much love and have a most lovely weekend xx

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  9. Hello Dear MaiTai,

    The new scarf rings in gold tones are beautiful and very luxurious. Right now, we are in USA visiting our relatives. The trees look so colorful, and the weather is very nice, Autumn is my favorite season.

    Have a great day

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    1. Hello my dear Perla! It seems you have chosen the perfect time for visiting your family! Wishing you a most wonderful and happy time with you loved ones, surrounded by autumn beauty and golden light!

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  10. Gorgeous as always, love how you tied in your beautiful look with the fall's glorious colors, so chic and elegant!

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment. Hope you are enjoying a fabulous fall!

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  11. Dear Mai Tai., lovely post with lovely autumn colors. I am the only one who does really like autumn, because in Switerland the weather is not like innthe South.... Of course there are some beautiful trees when sunshine let us to see them! But not very often....
    As usual you are stunning in any season.... and your new scarfs rings are perfect and gorgeous.
    Amities

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    1. I know what you mean- autumn CAN be colourful and stunning, and I'm surely a big fan of that. But we haven't seen the least bit of sunshine for all of last week either, just dull and grey:( Now, with time change, it's getting dark even earlier. But that only means we have to brighten up life by wearing colourful clothes and scarves, decorated with these amazing new shades of scarf rings... Immer ein gutes Händchen, liebe MaiTai:) Thanks for sending us sunshine with your wonderful scenery shots!
      Have a wonderful autumn (or spring), dear fellow swans...oops, it's getting chilly in the water...

      P.S. Best Time to light all those candles...

      Katja

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    2. Dear Katja, it has been unusually sunny in the Seattle area, but now we begin the usual Seattle grey, wet, dark season. :-( You are so right, we brighten our lives with beautiful accessories and give others something pretty to look at, too. A very happy Autumn to you in beautiful Germany!

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    3. Dearest Monica, Katja and Fifi, - I know exactly how a dark, grey and wet autumn feels, I lived in a similar climate to yours for most of my life! After more than twelve years in the South of France I am still floored by the beauty of the Autumn light, which I rarely experienced before. The flip-side is that our summers can be much too hot. But as Katja said, there is something incredible cosy about the northern autumns.. nothing makes you feel more cocooned than to get back home after a cold and wet day, warm up with a hot tea, light candles, cook comforting food and have a glass of red wine. If only we could swap little bits of our climates!

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  12. Dear MaiTai,

    Love your Autumn posts all these lovely colours are just wonderful, will try and get a scarf in these colours from H if I can.

    Love your new scarf ring colours now which shade to choice ?

    warm weekend wishes Jane xxx

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    1. Oh a new H scarf reflecting Autumn's glory would be the icing of the cake! So happy you like the new lacquer colors, thanks so much. Have a wonderful remaining autumn xx

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  13. Dear Mai Tai,

    I love autumn and autumn colors and you pictures are amazing. Hermes scarf La Presentation de Chevaux in gris is fabulous. New scarf rings are so cute. I am not sure if I prefer gold or bronze color :)
    wish you nice weekend. Jana

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    1. Thank you, dear Jana! The LPdC is truly amazing.. it is warm and cool all in one, and a perfect example how beautiful gold and grey can be together. Happy you like the new rings too :) Have a great weekend!

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  14. Dear Mai Tai,

    South of France is a part of the country I wish to visit so badly, dreaming of Aix, Grasse, Avignon...Your pics make me want it even more. I am seriously thinking of to pick up a Tgv ticket next spring.

    Was surprised a bit to see you, queen of the neutrals with red, which I think suits you very well.

    May I ask what lipstick are you wearing?

    Re scarf ring colour, agree with ladyjane... which colour to choose? I am still working on my first order in your shop.


    Wishing you a good start for the week,
    Rita

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    1. Hello dear Rita, - Thanks so much for the lovely comment. Hope you will be visiting the South of France one day soon!
      Re the lipstick: it's a mélange... I usually fill the lips with a soft liner before applying lipstick. In this case I used 'Spice' by MAC (any other rosewood liner would do) and a rosewood lip color from Lancôme (Color forever # 256). It appeared a little bit too dull, so I applied a brighter and slightly pinker shade (Lustre by MAC) as second coat. I often tweak the colors this way and mix the different shades I have.. it's fun and results in a huge variety of colors!

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    2. Dear MaiTai,

      thank you for the tip re mixing lipstick colours. I ran into the bathroom to check but I did not have the products you wore, though I have a lot of MAC and Lancome in my beauty department haha.

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  15. Hi Mai Tai, just received the gorgeous bronze scarf ring. It is stunning; already wearing it with my carre en carre. Are you contemplating designing any new rings in silver / platinum? Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Jayne xx

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    1. So happy to hear, dear Jayne, many thanks! The Carré en Carré is one of my favorite scarves for this time of year, and perfect with your bronze ring! Re white metal colors...I am working them as we speak ;-) Have a wonderful weekend too! xx

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  16. I was thrilled to receive my recent order of four beautiful scarf rings. The workmanship is exquisite and the colors and the lacquered finish are delicious; they work perfectly with the scarves I had in mind for them. I especially appreciate that the petite size is a perfect companion to the Hermès twilly. Reading the previous comment I may have to look at the bronze scarf ring next! All best to you, Stefanie

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  17. Mai Tai,

    I'm new to your blog and I must tell you how lovely and elegant every post is! It is such a treat seeing your gorgeous style and the vivid photos from your travels and life. I can only hope to be half as put together and stylish as you are.

    All the best!
    Michelle

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