Saturday, September 21, 2019

FSH inspiration and gold Anneau Infinity rings!

While we still have warm weather in the afternoons in the South of France, the temperatures in Paris last week were already autumnal and cool. The perfect weather to discover the fall windows at FSH of course, and to find inspiration for autumn looks! The bags and accessories on display came in rich warm colors, and there couldn't have been a better backdrop for the introduction of the new gold-colored Anneau Infinity scarf ring, than the wardrobe choices that the windows inspired.

As you can see from the pictures below, I got a little bit carried away with the Anneau necklace knot. I just love the look of the gold baubles nestling in-between puffed out pockets of silk. If you like that knot too, you can enjoy an introductory discount of 20% which is automatically applied when you select a set of three instead of a single ring. And of course with the upcoming holiday season in mind, you can always keep one for yourself and gift the other two later.

Hope you enjoy the post and have a wonderful weekend!

The new Anneau Infinity Gold scarf ring with a Pani-La Shar Pawnee 70 carré in a Slip knot

Brides de Gala 90 carré in a reverse basic bias fold. Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire. Peacock blue sweater by Massimo Dutti (here)

Anneau Infinity in Gold, Kelly Double Tour bracelet in Ebene/Gold and Charniere bracelet in black lizard/Rose gold

The Carré en Carré is one of my favorite fall scarves, and is usually the first one to come out as soon as there's a hint of autumn in the air. Here highlighting the Brides de Gala splice in an Anneau Infinity necklace. Other accessories: Hermes Picotin 26/GM in Kraft and Charniere braclet in black lizard.

Variation: La Presentation de Chevaux with a mix of gold and black horn Anneau Infinity rings

The Wiener, a little dog with a big heart!

Space Shopping au Faubourg 90 carré in an Anneau Twist knot (tie your scarf in a Cross-slide and knot the ends together behind your neck). Hermes Picotin 18/PM in Bleu Sapphire and Clic-Clac H bracelet in Bleu Indiens. Tippi sweater by J Crew (here)

Staying with the gold theme, this time with a Grande Classique scarf ring (available here). Here with a Parures de Samouraïs in a basic slide. Other accessories: Hermes Charniere bracelet in black lizard and Chanel Classic Clutch with Chain in Navy Blue (here in black). Tippi sweater by J Crew (here)

Variation: With a Parures de Samourais in a Hacking knot and a Charniere bracelet in black lizard with rose gold.

Circuit 24 Faubourg 90 Silk Twill scarf with a gold Anneau Infinity scarf ring in a half bow knot, worn close to the neck with one end left longer than the other. Jersey blazer Weekend by Max Mara

As above, but worn further away from the neck and with ends in about equal length. Other accessories: Hermes Kelly 32 in Ebene and Charniere bracelet in black lizard.

Chaines et Gourmettes 70 Vintage Silk scarf in a Dindon knot with a Grande Classique scarf ring in silver (available here)

Carré en Carré in a half bow knot

Carré en Carré in an Anneau Infinity necklace, featuring the Tigre Royal splice and three Anneau Infinity scarf rings in gold (here) Hermes Charniere bracelet and MaiTai Collection Multistrand bracelet in Gold (here). Sweater by H&M

Carré en Carré featuring the Brides de Gala splice in an Anneau necklace knot with an Hermes Charniere bracelet in black lizard and a Kelly 32 in Ebene. MaiTai Collection Mink Pom Pom bag charm in black/dark grey (available here). Sweater by Max Mara (here)

Re-discovering the joys of wearing the Picotin 26/GM as a shoulder bag!

Tutorials for above knots:

Slip knot here
Reverse basic bias fold here
Anneau necklace here
Anneau Twist necklace here
(bring ends behind your neck and tie them together in a double knot)
Basic slide here
Half Bow knot here

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  1. Well, the Wiener almost managed to steal the show but not quite. You found some beautiful new treasures in those autumn windows. Exotics seem to be abundant, and it looks like H. is concentrating on the goods and not the displays. I suppose that’s wise, but I have to admit . . . I miss the Menchari fantasy and opulence.

    You look wonderful in your fall colors and ingenious scarf ties, and that new Anneau ring is beautiful. Rich yellow gold is so appropriate with autumn’s warm colors. Lots of time coming up this winter to wear cool silver!

    As always, thank you for sharing the Hermes bounty with us.

    Happy fall to all,

    1. I won't tell the Wiener! True regarding the windows, I very much miss the breathtaking magic of Leila Menchari's windows, too. The beauty is definitely in the goods now, so more shots of these than of the actual displays. Happy autumn to you too Dearest, isn't wonderful to breathe in the cool air! xxx

  2. :-) Dear MaiTai,

    thanks for sharing the new Hermès windows with us. I agree with Jerrine, that I loved the Menchari windows a lot. These are pretty, but they're so clean and sleek. Fall and winter call for more opulence in my opinion.

    So I think your new gold tone Anneau rings are beautiful and I like the idea of combining them with others. It gives the scarves a completely new dimension.
    Love your little Wiener Boys. This one looks like he wanted to kiss you ;-)

    A very HAPPY Sunday evening to you!
    Claudia :-)

    1. Wish Hermes would listen to us, and take a different direction ;) The windows are not as sleek as you imagine, probably because I took mostly close-ups. The picture above the Carré en Carré in a Half-Bow knot probably gives the best idea...(it's the corner window). The little Wiener sends a kiss! Have a happy Sunday evening, too (even if a few weeks later) xx

  3. Dearest Mai Tai,

    Your beautiful photographs and gold scarf rings brought some sparkle to my day.
    Such a beautiful Autumn post! So rich in colours! In Denmark, Autumn signs are showing already.
    No doubt, here the scarf season has begun.
    Congratulations on your beautiful new rings.
    Will order mine soon.

    Have a lovey start into Autumn my dear. Much love, Manuela

    1. Thank you darling Manuela for the lovely comment and good wishes! So happy you like the new gold baubles and have a wonderful and happy Autumn! Much love xx

    2. ‘You too darling. Thank you! Much love xxx’ Manuela

  4. Dearest MaiTai,

    How lovely to see the gorgeous, rich and elegant pictures of you! And Milo is always the cutest :-)
    Here in Ontario the leaves just started turning and the nature has been as generous as last year with its bountiful crop of autumnal colours, so inspiring.

    I was looking back at the past years' posts of your blog, and sadly most of the images are blurry, maybe something to do with Photobucket? Would it be something I need to do on my end in order to be able to see the pictures clearly? Thank you in advance for letting me know.

    With kindest regards,


    1. Dearest Aneta, - your autumn sounds absolutely gorgeous, makes me want to hop onto the next plane!

      On the other hand, the situation with Photobucket is unfortunate indeed. It's an image hosting service I used in the early days for a yearly subscription fee of around 29 USD. All was good until a couple of years ago, when a new CEO took over: he had the genius idea to boost revenue by increasing the yearly fee to 400 USD. The subscribers left in drones, and the CEO shortly after ;)
      His successor quickly lowered the price again, but this wasn’t enough to re-store their customer's confidence and trust. So their new idea was to blur everyone's pictures in an effort to coerce their subscribers back. My plan is to replace the pictures instead, but I can only do so while they are blurred, otherwise I don't know which ones are affected. As tempting as it is to go for the quick fix and re-subscribe, I prefer not to deal with them at all in the long run. Unfortunately I'm currently very busy with a big project, but will get done to 'blog-restauration' as soon as I have the time!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Dearest Tai,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and nothing would make me happier than having you here in person, to make the Indian Summer perfect.

    Thank you also for taking time explaining in detail the issue with Photobucket. I wholeheartedly agree with your approach, as the way Photobucket handled their pricing has not been fair, and not a at all a good business practice. It would be definitely worth the wait to see the older pictures in their full glory, once you have time to embark on the photo rescue mission.

    The new big project sounds very, very exciting, and I cannot wait for the reveal.

    I am jumping to the new post about gravity defying scarf rings, such a brilliant innovation and definitely a must have addition to the Collection.

    Have a glorious autumn and a nice transition into a cooler weather.

    with kindest regards,


  6. Hi! Long time 'lurker' and enjoyer, new to posting though. Mai Tai, may I just say that you are a genius for creating your new off-centre scarf rings ; a simple and brilliant way to anchor our gorgeous scarves without any damage at all! Thank you so much.
    I shall be ordering promptly and attempting the Jabot knot as described with my newest scarf Regard L'Arctique. Wish me luck...I may be some time...!