Friday, March 25, 2016

Sparkling spring

This year, spring has begun with a sparkle, and not just because of the crystal blue sky we've had this week. The appearance of tender green leaves and delicate blossoms has coincided with the arrival of the long awaited for sparkling bracelets and chandelier earrings.



The final prototypes arrived a few weeks ago... here sparkling up camel and ecru with chandelier earrings in mocca/crystal



There is no lovelier way to say goodbye to winter than to be outside and soak up spring's first warm rays of sunshine, whether for a walk or a cup of coffee with a little something.





The chandelier earrings come in four colors (rose, crystal/white, mocca/crystal and dove grey/silver) and with matching bracelets (here in mocca/crystal)





Wearing a 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré in an Asymmetrical Wrap (click here for a how-to) and a sparkling set in rose



sparkling bracelet and sequined stole in rose





The earrings and bracelets are made by hand from facetted crystal beads and stainless steel twisted wire. They add an instant glamorous touch to a casual daytime outfit, or turn a simple wardrobe piece into a sparkling evening look. For summer lunches or evenings, wear with a simple tunic, light shirt or dress.



Chandelier earrings in mocca/crystal





Wearing a 'Chaînes et Gourmettes' 70 carré as a necklace (click here for a how-to) with a sparkling set in crystal/white



 sparkling bracelet in crystal/white





I couldn't be happier with the Cos top I bought in Paris earlier this year.. despite many outtings, it still looks like new (amazingly enough, it is still available online on Cos' US site and French site)

Here a variation of the above look with a sequined stole and sparkling set in rose


up close: rose chandelier earrings





crystal/white chandelier earrings with a sequined stole in charcoal





Have a most wonderful and happy spring and Easter everyone xx


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54 comments:

  1. I have placed my order, but could I please add the following:

    1. One swan-like neck
    2. One flawless complexion - roses and cream please.
    3. One pair of "those" MT legs, extra long will do nicely.

    Can customer service handle this order? Please advise.

    MT, the earrings (and bracelets) are lovely and well worth waiting for. What fun they'll be to wear to a party when a bit of festive sparkle is called for. Great to travel with, too - carefree and chic and lightweight. Perfect!

    Oh, that reminds me. Can I please add one Paris/Provence social life to the above order?

    Merci, merci et bisous,
    Jerrine

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    1. Hmm, Jerrine, did you clean out the dove grey ones? Because they're sold out, waaah! I want one of those swan-like necks, too! Hugs!
      Nice cool aloha,
      Fifi

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    2. I'm on the waiting list to buy the dove grey/silver earrings too, dear Fifi😉 Warm hug, Manuela xx

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    3. Oh, and I am on the wait list for the legs and the,ahem, other personal items;)
      LOL! T xx

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    4. No, Fifi, this time I was not my oinkish self. I did not clean out the dove grey's you have your heart set on (they would be stunning on you.)

      I ordered the white as a gift for my boss' daughter who will be a bride in August. I thought that they'd be perfect with the gown she selected, and when I showed them to her, she flipped! So, an order was placed.

      I'm undecided on a pair for myself. The hair has got to grow out, and I am awaiting my swan neck order!

      They're so pretty, though, and I may go for the mocha/bronze for myself. Another big hit, I'd say. She never misses, does she.

      Keep sending those cooling thoughts, my dear,
      Jerrine

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    5. Oh, I feel you on the hair growing out, dear Jerrine! Mine is finally close to shoulder length although volumizing has sadly become a priority as the years pass. I can see those earrings working with short hair and long as well. And mocha bronze would be lovely on you!

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    6. Dearest Jerrine, you are the main reason I'll never stop blogging...I'd miss your comments too much! Customer service has been working enthusiastically on your order, but I can still see them running up and down the shelves looking for legs and necks. The last item is easy, just hop on the next plane <3 Much love and have a great Sunday xx

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  2. Very nice earings and bracelets.
    It's beautiful on you but not with short hair for me.
    Happy Easter from very far away, may be you will not receive comment!
    Amities

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    1. Thank you, dear Monica. Hope you had a wonderful time away!

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  3. beautiful as always..love the juxtaposition of the trees with the 'twigs' of the accessories. I have been visiting in the UK and although the daffodils are out here, no green leaves yet.

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    1. Many thanks, dear Gill! Nature has always been my greatest inspiration... Hope the leaves are out by now!

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  4. You, dearest MT, make EVERYTHING sparkle! Congrats on yet another super chic collection. As for the COS top: I've been wearing COS for several years. I love the clean lines and fabric durability too! I wish that the Uterque line was available here. They have some interesting designs as well. Have a stellar week and keep on shining!

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    1. Thanks so much, dearest haverfordgal.. Your words are ALWAYS sparkling! Here's to Cos, and all the wonderful things they make (just checked Uterqüe's website, it's beautiful). Rock on and have a great Sunday!

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  5. Thank you dear MaiTai and Manuela for the lovely warm welcome. I love all the ladies comments and find myself laughing quite often. The new additions to your fabulous collection are stunning. A wonderful weekend to all. Barb xx

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    1. You are very welcome, dear Barb. So happy to have you here! Have a lovely Easter weekend, Manuela xx

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    2. Joining Manuela... so happy to have you here, dear Barb xx

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  6. OMG... I am torn between them all. They are all amazing... Your ability to create such beauties is second to one...

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    1. So happy and thrilled you like them, thanks so much dear Jayne!

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  7. The sparklies are so pretty, dear MaiTai! And the earrings are clip-on which means I can wear them! Thanks for making them light-weight, which solves one of the problems I run into frequently, wearing clip earrings. The only problem is, what color to choose? You are really a master at mixing warm and cool tones, so each color ends up being quite versatile. What a fun dilemma! Can't wait to see what the other Swans are going to order!
    Warm aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Wait, wait, wait! The earrings are clip??? How did I miss that? (I've got to start paying more attention to details!) That means I can wear them as well!

      Thanks, Fifi, to calling my attention to this very important fact!

      Greta

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    2. You're welcome, dear Greta! How did your race go?

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    3. How kind of you to ask! I did well, but not as well as I wanted to, so there's plenty of room for improvement at a race in just a few weeks!

      Hope you had a lovely Easter and are enjoying selecting which color of earrings you want! Don't keep it a secret...

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    4. Thank you, dearest Fifi! My earlobes are ridiculously sensitive, so I'm over the moon that the earrings turned out feather light.. finally I can 'sparkle it up'! Hope you had a lovely Easter, and have a great remaining weekend.

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    5. Perfect result, dear Greta! It's always great to have a goal. Best of luck for the new race!

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  8. Dearest Mai Tai, your skills and fantasy never cease to amaze me and these new creations are no exception. You always know what we may "need" one day or one evening and this post is beautitul as are all your other posts. You always achieve such a perfect harmony with the pictures you put together.There is no item from the Mai Tai Collection I do not like and if I could I would buy them all.
    I have placed my order and can´t wait for the pretty mocca earrings and bracelet to arrive.

    Thank you for keeping on creating beauty for us, for doing everything with so much love and care. You are just amazing and very, very dear to me. To you and all the other Swans a very Happy Easter weekend. Love, Manuela xx

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    1. Dearest Manuela, your warm and beautiful words made my day, thank you so much! You are so very dear to me too.. it's been many years now, and your lovely comments are woven like a precious thread throughout this blog. Thank you so much for your graciousness and friendship xx

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  9. Oh my goodness--so many sparkly objects! Your new items are tres chic and you always give me so many great new style ideas--it's hard to stay in my rut with your inspiration!

    And I love the little glimpses you give us into your world--the cherry blossoms are exquisite!

    Happy Easter to all the swans in the pond!
    Greta

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    1. Thank you, dear Greta, so happy you like the new additions! There will be plenty more items coming to combat staying in a rut, all the while allowing us to stay in the comfort zone of our capsule wardrobes :)

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  10. Yes very very Happy Easter to all swans.
    You all are so funny, full of humour its a joy to read your comments... Of course,
    Happy Easter to you dear Mai Tai now that I saw that my comment left from where we are!

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    1. Dear Monica, I love reading the comments too! I hope you had a lovely Easter.
      Warm aloha,
      Fifi

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    2. Dearest Monica and Fifi ~ avid comment reader here too xx

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  11. Dearest MaiTai,
    I feel very honoured and grateful that your dedicate so much of your time to us, your swans, and that you bring so much extra sparkle to our lives...and order to our beloved bags and drawers...help us display the best part of our scarves...make sure they stay in place with your wonderful scarf rings...keep us warm in your amazing shawls and fur collars...give our outfits the last kick with your collection of necklaces...add a fresh scent of Provence to our clothes...
    In short: Your MaiTaiCollection is great and we love every item - as Manuela said so well: we'd like to order all of it....
    Big Thank You and Happy Easter to you and all my fellow swans!
    Katja
    P.S. I would also be happy if we could order long legs and all the rest of Jerrine's wish list

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    1. Dearest Katja, you absolutely made my day with your beautiful toast to my collection, thank you so very much! The collection is a dream come true, and without everyones support it would have remained just a dream. So Thank You and everybody else for making it real <3 Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  12. Congratulations on another fab MTC launch and sparkling hit! Your pics and styling options do provide great inspiration!
    I found myself choosing color ways for different swans before deciding on my own! Now, running over to see what my options are as I am late to the party;)
    Chin chin to your success, T xx

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    1. T, what would you choose for me? I'm swithering!

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    2. So funny, darling Trudye, I was playing the same game in my mind! Would have chosen the same for you as you did <3 Have a most happy and lovely Sunday <3 Mwahs xx

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  13. Your comment made me curious, dear Trudye. Which colour way did you choose for me? Big hug, Manuela xx

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    1. You made a wonderful choice, dearest Manuela. The mocca looks stunning on you! xx

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  14. Aye, my dearest Manuela, my first choice for you was the rose given that you look so pretty in pink and for your ZP and new pink PP! I know you will be stunning in the mocha,too, as it goes with all;) Mwahs,T xx

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    1. Thank you dearest Trudye. You are probably right about the rose colour. Though my first thought went to the dove grey earrings, I'm sure the mocca ones are lovely too. Thanks for leting me know. Mwahs back to you, Manuela xx

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    2. I agree with dear Trudye -- pinks are so pretty on you, lovely Manuela!

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    3. Thank you dear Fifi. <3
      You girls are so sweet! Big hugs to both of you, M xx

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    4. I agree with Trudye and Fifi, pink is so pretty on you, dearest Manuela! But since I've seen a picture of you wearing the mocca, I know you definitely made the right choice, they are absolutely stunning on you!

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    5. Thank you, Dearest <3 M cx

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  15. Dear Mai Tai and your swans's club.
    In all my readings of blogs, I NEVER saw so much followers "in love" or such in admiration of you MT. You are the queen of their tastes in any choice you make. My congratulations, really you are a Maître à penser (sorry I am French) i dont know how to say it in English and your fan club is really too sweet and agreable to read, I didnt know that such enthousiasm can exist nowadays . These persons are exceptional to be so proud to know you.
    Once more sorry for my English. I live in North of France and because of my language, I never comment when it is in English. But, I cannot resist to tell you how seldom it is, to read that from followers.

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    1. Welcome Danielle, we understand easily what you mean, your english is perfect please go on! Bienvenue parmi les cygnes élégants et bienveillants du blog de MaiTai.
      Catherine

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    2. Bienvenue, chère Danielle! Your kind comment very much touched me. Those who gather here are the most gracious, fun and warm ladies one could wish to have as friends. To be in their company is a true blessing, and one of the reasons I love blogging. As everyone said, your English is very good and I hope too that you'll join us here more often!

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  16. Dear Danielle,
    As an old follower of Mai Tai´s Picture Book I felt flattered of course reading your post, where you praise us followers calling us exceptional. However I guess the reason why we are "excepctional" and so "in love" with this blog is the blogger herself. Very seldom can you meet a person who is so beautiful, so kind and generous, with so much grace, elegance and creativity as our very Dear Mai Tai. Bonne journée! Manuela

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    1. Danielle,
      Hello and welcome to this gentle place! I would agree with dearest Manuela and everything she has said! May I add, "Birds of a feather flock together". Sorry, swans but I could not resist this old adage;)
      Yes, there are so many like minded souls gathered here. None of this would be possible without the elegant,gracious chief Swan in Residence, darling Mai Tai<3
      Hope to see you hanging around the pond in the future! Chin chin, T

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    2. Welcome, Danielle--our pond is such a lovely place and we hope you'll join us. It's so great to be able to share our love for beautiful things. Speaking of beautiful, your English is very good--I am not smart enough to even speak another language, much less attempt to write in one, so I am very impressed with you!
      Greta

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    3. Bienvenue, chère Danielle! Your kind comment very much touched me. Those who gather here are the most gracious, fun and warm ladies one could wish to have as friends. To be in their company is a true blessing, and one of the reasons I love blogging. As everyone said, your English is very good and I hope too that you'll join us here more often!

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  17. Mai Tai, I prefer your blog than Instragram its why I never write the comment to that.
    Hope you will always blog..
    Amities

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    1. Please don't worry, chère Monica, I love the blog and blogging! The blog posts might be further apart than in the beginning, but I have every intention to continue. Instagram is a great way to bridge the gap between blog posts, and to post additional/different images. Amitiés

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