Sunday, August 4, 2019

August - visiting old friends

Did I just write August into the headline... how is this possible? Life seems to be moving on with crazy speed!

In a nostalgic mood I browsed some of the older sections of the blog and found some knots that I haven't worn for years. So for today's blog I thought it would be fun to tie my scarves in these knots. You can find the tutorials for all featured knots here

I hardly dare say it, but the problem with leaving comments doesn't seem to have gone away. If anyone has any ideas of how to solve this please email me at: maitai@maitaicollection.com Otherwise please try, as it sometimes seems to work. Alternatively you can email your comment to the above address and I'll publish it on your behalf. Sorry to mention all this yet again, but I always look forward to hearing from you and to our chats, and there were none to be had in the last post!

Wishing you all a very happy remaining summer, and hoping you enjoy the long days and mild evenings (or cosy winter evenings in other parts of the world!)



Coupons Indiens in an Ascot knot (last featured in 2013) with a Picotin 22 in Rubis and a MaiTai Collection Multi-strand bracelet in silver (available here)



Lunch with a view

(Les Fenêtres Restaurant at theHotel Dieu, Marseille)


Ascot knot with a Vif Argent Gavroche/Pocket Square, modelled by Roley (you can follow his and his brother's adventures here),





Belles du Mexique Gavroche/Pocket square in a Flower knot (last featured in 2013, here), a Picotin 22 in Rubis and a Kelly Double Tour bracelet in Rose Sakura







Fleurs d'Indiennes in a Slip knot (featured last in 2013, here). Also wearing an Clic-H enamel bracelet in marron glacé and Chanel Camelia earrings.





Brazil II Gavroche/Pocket Square in a Simple loop (last featured in 2010, here), MaiTai Collection Multi-Strand bracelet in gold (available here) and Mini George summer bag (here)





C'est la Fête (last featured in 2014, here) 70 carré tied into in a cascade knot (last featured in 2014, here) with a black horn Anneau Infinity (available here). Hermes Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc.





Parures de Samouraïs in a Twist Wrap (last featured in 2013, here). Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe and MaiTai Collection Multi-Strand bracelet in silver (available here)







Variation from further above, with a beige dress instead of all black.




MaiTai Collection news: The Kelly insert family has been joined by it's youngest member, a Kelly 25 Sellier insert (below, on top)



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15 comments:

  1. Lovely to see some old friends come out to play! I thought about wearing a scarf last week and actually put it on and headed towards the door. Nope - just too hot and humid. Scarf had to go.
    But, soon, babies, soon! And, I love pulling them out in the fall and becoming enamoured all over again. To me, autumn and H. scarves are synonymous. Anyone else silly like that?

    Thanks for the lovely post, MT, and the inspiration. Can't wait for Fall!



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    1. Me! Me! I'm silly like that! I love the cascade knot and twist wrap--two of my faves! But I'm not getting anywhere near a scarf anytime soon! We had a thunderstorm that coincided with my morning run--I got soaked and stood shivering under an awning for 20 minutes. Silver lining? I remembered what being chilly feels like and I'm looking forward to it!

      I love these new colors and I love looking back and incorporating those looks into today. Thank you, MaiTai, for giving us a quick look back and your gorgeous inspiration!

      xoxo--Greta

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    2. Just the thought of Autumn makes me happy, dearest Jerrine! H scarves, crisp air, rustling leaves, stews in the oven and a fire in the evening. Looking so forward to it Fall too! Keep cool in the meantime (nearly made a typo by hitting 'k' instead of 'l' in 'cool') Shows you the state of my brain (fried). Much love xxx

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    3. Aww Greta, so nice to see you again! LOL re the silver lining of those 20 minutes, I'm quite envious of your thunderstorm! I'm combatting the heat by getting up super early in the summer, even though I'm NOT an early morning person. Just couldn't walk the dogs later in the day. Stay cool and hydrated xxxx

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    4. I'm envious, too. Twenty minutes of shivering, Greta? Pure bliss! I can't even remember what it feels like to be cold or even halfway cool, but hope springs eternal, and I figure we're halfway through our summer here. Eventually, there will be toasty fires, warming comfort food and scarves draped around necks with wild abandon. In the meantime, MT, take comfort in the fact that the daily exercise regimen requires rising very early for me, too. Ugh! Much love to you both.

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  2. That’s the beauty of these scarves- pulling them out after a long time and feeling joy- the designs, the colours and the endless ways to wear them and add a little twist to any outfit. So happy to see you play with some old friends, going back to knots that have been “forgotten”. Thanks for your neverending inspiration and your beautiful glimpses of southern France nature. And hooray if the comment section works! Enjoy August and the anticipation of fall,
    Katja

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    1. Oh joy... so happy your comment got through smoothly, dearest Katja! You summarized the joys that scarves bring so beautifully, there truly are so many aspects to it. Hope it has cooled down a little in your part of Europe and have a wonderful August and remaining summer!

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  3. Posting on behalf of Manuela:

    Dearest Mai Tai,

    So happy to see you tying your scarves in beautiful knots again. The high temperatures in Europe have prevented me from wearing scarves in the last month but now I feel like giving it a try sgain.
    It’s always a pleasure to see you and your photographs which I very much enjoy. Have a great week ahead my dear friend. Much love, Manuela

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    1. Thanks so much for persevering and emailing me your comment, my dearest Manuela! Very glad to hear that temperatures have come down a little. At this point in summer, I begin to anticipate the joys that come with the months ending with 'er'. Until then, chin-chin to August and the lovely alfresco moments that come with it! Much love xx

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  4. :-) Dear MaiTai,
    it's too hot for silk scarves and knots right now... Maybe as a head band or a pony tail holder. But nothing around my neck at this moment in time.
    You look gorgeous!
    And your Rubis colored Picotin is something I wouldn't mind using either.
    Have a very HAPPY week!
    Claudia :-)

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  5. Posting on behalf of Cathy Wong:

    Thank You dear MaiTai for another lovely post! So nice to revisit older posts…..we somehow see them with “fresh eyes” and new inspiration!…I love that. In this hot/humid weather I turn to Gavroche and Twilly ideas especially....for head/hair, on bags, as a bracelet.....Thank you for inspiration to be beautiful, appreciate beauty in my life everyday. Cathy Wong, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  6. I am looking to purchase a new camera. Can you please tell me what Canon model you are using for your photos? Thank you.
    Nanette

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    1. Hello Nanette, - my Canon is a G16. The outdoor pics are taken with an iPhone 7. Hope that helps.

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  7. Everything old is new again, as the saying goes! Looking lovely as ever in the 2.0 version of your reboot!
    Always an inspiration, darling, but I cannot be seduced into knotting anything around my neck until probably November when our hottest months have past. Until then I will be content with watching you do it best!
    Mwahs, T xx

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  8. Posting on behalf of Cathy Wong:

    Thank You dear MaiTai for another lovely post! So nice to revisit older posts…..we somehow see them with “fresh eyes” and new inspiration!…I love that. In this hot/humid weather I turn to Gavroche and Twilly ideas especially....for head/hair, on bags, as a bracelet.....Thank you for inspiration to be beautiful, appreciate beauty in my life everyday. Cathy Wong, Nova Scotia, Canada

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