Sunday, April 24, 2016

Early summer and MaiTai Collection additions

April this year has been warm and summery, the trees are already green and lush and the fields full of wildflower bloom.



I don't think I've ever started so early to tie my scarves in summery knots, but with the thermometer climbing up to 27 celsius last week, a light and airy scarf necklace turned out to be a great way to wear my Fleurs d'Indiennes 90 carré while the new MaiTai Collection cluster earrings in lemon complete the look by adding an extra summery touch (available here)




Capsule pieces: ecru cotton trousers and orange linen sweater
Accessories: Hermes 'Fleurs d'Indiennes' 90 carré, Clic-clac H enamel bracelet in bleu indiens and a Bolide 31 in Bleu de Prusse. MaiTai Collection Cluster earrings in lemon (available here)
Shoes: Superga sneakers
Scarf tying method: Scarf necklace (click here for a how-to) with ends secured in the basic slide with a Petite Classique scarf ring in sunshine honey (available here)



Variation - replacing the orange sweater with a dark blue shirt and the blue Bolide with a Picotin 22 in sanguine.





The cluster earrings come in lemon, cobalt blue and silver.. here pairing the cobalt blue with a Cavalleria d'Etriers cashmere shawl worn in the basic bias fold 







More summery MaiTai Collection additions: the Turquenite statement necklace has been joined by a version in red and orange. Wearing the red with black trousers and an ecru silk shirt and an Hermès 'Capitales' printed enamel bracelet.



With warmer temperatures and longer days it will soon be time to get out favorite summer recipes... start a balmy summer night with strawberry Rossini cocktails and indulge with a mixed berry Pavlova for desert.







 

Cluster earrings in silver with a pearl statement necklace in gris/argent






The scarf book organizer/storage solution for 90 carrés is now also available in Toile de Jouy



It is perfect for storing up to eight 90 carrés (you can substitute one of the 90 scarves with a cashmere GM or exchange them for Maxi Twillys or 70 scarves) Available here






Also new: sequined stole in a taupe/ecru ombré (available here)




Upcoming: Kelly 28 inserts and Kelly Pochette liner and protective pouch 

Have a wonderful remaining spring and summer ahead everyone xx


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36 comments:

  1. Oh Mai Taii! you look younger and younger,
    Your items are beautiful and all these colours suit you perfectly. Every thing is really is such a good taste and stunning.
    I should wear more often the grey pearl necklace when I see it on you like this....wonderful.
    Amitiés

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    1. Oh I hope you'd wear the grey pearl necklace more often, chère Monica.. it looks fabulous on you! Amitiés et bon Dimanche

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    2. I agree with dear Mai Tai. You look fabulous with the grey pearl necklace, chere Monica. Warm hug, Manuela

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  2. I can resist anything except temptation ....

    Happy week ahead to you my dearest favorite designer and to all the swans.
    Catherine

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    1. Wise words, chère Catherine, and thanks so much for the sweet compliment <3 Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    2. Well, Ms. Catherine, that's certainly an apropos quote. You and Mr. Wilde are right. In fact, I think MT should rename her "boutique." Don't you feel that Taitations or Tempations by Tai would be more appropriate?

      What lovely and tempting creations they are, though. I just picked up the red statement necklace at the post office, and it is fabulous. If it doesn't get some attention, I don't know what will! It will certainly dress up the summer black (kind of like the winter black come to think of it :-). I love it, as it reminds me of branch coral - so unique.

      Happy shopping,
      Jerrine

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    3. Great suggestions, I would go for Tempations by Tai ( very chic and stylish).
      You're gone be da bomb Jerrine ! Summer temperatures will climb when you'll walk on town!
      <3
      C.

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    4. You're both adorable and funny, Catherine, and while I have never been and never will be da bomb, my gorgeous new necklace certainly is!

      Bestest,
      Jerrine

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    5. Aww dearest Catherine and Jerrine, you are so funny. I like Tai's Temptations too, but how about 'Happy Pond'? Could be then be the swans's official HQ too.

      Jerrine darling.. I am sorry to have to disagree, but Catherine is spot on..you are magnificent in every way. And since I know you in person, there is no point in you trying to deny it!

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  3. Thanks a lot for this post !!! Your blog is so amazing ! I discover it and also your produits few weeks ago , it' s a great pleasure to use them .
    Next week , i wait for an other command , i'm impatient to receive it ;-)
    Have à Nice sunday <3 !!!. Annie ( anguez on IG)

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    1. So happy you discovered my site, and a very warm welcome to our chat corner, chère Annie! I hope the petit colis has arrived, and that you are having fun with your new items! Many thanks again <3

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  4. All so chic and beautiful....gorgeous necklaces! Has me excited for spring:)

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    1. Many thanks! Hope you are enjoying a most wonderful and happy spring.

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  5. Dearest MaiTai, your creativity and efforts to surprise with new items are unbelievable! What amazed me most - did you match the colours of your delicious pavlova with your outfit or the other way round? You are top of class in finding perfect combinations of nature, food and fashion!
    I tried to resist the sequined stole for the longest time, but now I agree with Catherine and Oscar Wilde...the ombré is wonderful and very tempting...
    Enjoy the colorful spring time!
    Katja

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    1. It's a very good question, dear Katja, and as difficult to answer as to what was first, the egg or the hen! I have a pretty good memory for colors and images, and when I looked through the outfit pics, the Pavlova came to my mind. Subconsiously though, it might have been the Pavlova which inspired the wardrobe combination in the first place!

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  6. Dearest Mai Tai

    You are my dearest favourite designer too and your hability to make beautiful posts out of the most beautiful pictures never ceases to amaze me. With you I learned to pay more attention to what surrounds me and capture many lovely moments.
    Congratulations on your new earrings and necklace. They go so well with the very springlike outfits.
    Agreeing with Katja, I find it hard to resist the new stole. It would be perfect with all my neutrals... Wishing you and all the Swans a happy week ahead, Manuela xx

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    1. My dearest Manuela, your comment warmed my heart and touched me very much, thank you so much for the lovely and gracious compliments. Here's to the beauty around us! Have a most wonderful weekend xx

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  7. Beautiful photos - looking forward to the Kelly Pochette liner (and still hoping for a Bolide 35 version too). Have a lovely week, DK

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    1. Many thanks :) The KP storage case and liner will be available next week, and the B35 insert is work in progress. Have a great weekend!

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  8. :-) Dear MaiTai,

    oh, my - so many beautiful additions to your collection!
    And the most lovely way of presenting your necklaces and earrings. I'm always amazed by your creativity.
    Have a very HAPPY day :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, dearest Happy! Your comment certainly made me happy, and I could not be more thrilled that you like the lastest additions. Have a fun and happy weekend!

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  9. Darlin' MT, you are like a breath of fresh air with the launch of the MT Collection S/S16! As stated by dear Manuela, you do inspire and give us pause, to take the time to find inspiration in that which surrounds us on a daily basis. Your ability to pull it all together is uncanny, my friend!
    Congrats on another successful launch! I am sitting on my hands to keep from ordering the new ombré stole! Let's see how long that lasts;) Mwahs, T xx

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    1. Trudye, it's not a question of want; it's a question of need. You NEED that stole.

      I figured you'd probably already ordered it!

      Come on now, get off those hands (not good for the manicure either),
      Jerrine

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    2. Haha dear Jerrine! You're absolutely right! i couldn't help laughing with the exchange of comments:-). Hope to see you soon wearing that amazing necklace. Have a great week! Manuela xx

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    3. I have it on today, Manuela. Wish I could put up a picture to show you just how wonderful it is. It really jazzes up a pair of black pants and a simple black top.

      I love the fact that I have something very unique and won't see it repeated over and over . . . at least until the Swans convene for that meet up in Paris!

      Best to you,
      Jerrine

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    4. Aye, the difference between want and need is a very fine line indeed,Jerrine!
      Given our climate is now akin to the Mekong Delta, I have a little more hand sitting to do. I will touch up the manicure in the meantime and hope that this new stole is available when the time is right! T xx

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    5. I look so much forward to the next collage, dear Jerrine. Maybe our dearest Mai Tai could post a picture of you wearing it. I'm curious, can you hear? Best to you too dear, Manuela xx

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    6. Oh my darlings, your witty pond chatter made me laugh! Judging by the state of my 'manicure', I SHOULD be sitting on my hands all day!

      Trudy dear, so sorry that the heat has already arrived...hope spring will make a come-back!

      Much love and a happy weekend to you all xx

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  10. What an eye for color and talent you have coordinating all your looks! Always love how you manage to put your looks together.

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Sue! So happy you enjoy the posts, it makes it all the more fun to put them together :-)

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  11. Dear MaiTai, your store seems to be locked!

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    1. It was momentarily password protected because I've been away for a few days.. You can always access by entering the password 'BROWSE'.

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  12. Dear MaiTai,
    unfortunately I'm not able to comment on instagram... So I try the "oldfashioned" way: All the best wishes to your birthday from dear old germany! Please stay the way you are! Thinking of you on your special day, Claudia
    P.S.: Enjoy a wonderful holiday in Cannes!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely good wishes, liebe Claudia! We had a wonderful time, and I will pass on your advice to my skin cells ;-) Have a great weekend, liebe Grüsse!

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  13. Dear Mai Tai,

    The new KP Pochette cover and liner look so lovely. Will be ordering as soon as my KP arrives - just doubled the excitement 😉
    Best wishes,
    DK

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    1. Thanks so much, dear DK! Hope your KP will be with you soon, the excitement is so much part of the fun :-)

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